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Support to ICC must remain “strong”, urges its president

Support to the International Criminal Court (ICC) must remain “strong” and countries should retain their membership, the president of the court has urged.

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In phone call with South African President, Ban expresses hope country will 'reconsider' decision on ICC withdrawal

In a telephone conversation with President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon regretted the country's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court and expressed hope that it would reconsider the decision before the withdrawal takes effect.

UN and Africa: focus on African development, climate change and SDGs

Terrorism “threat of the century” says Chad President

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Human rights is more than a moot subject, say students

Raising human rights awareness among a new generation of youngsters from all corners of the world is vitally important if discrimination is to be beaten.

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South Africa income inequality and unemployment “highest in world”

Income inequality and unemployment in South Africa remains the highest in the world, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has found.

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Volunteering enhances "liberty of others" one meal at a time

Providing free healthy meals to the elderly might seem like a small step but it allows them to stay in their homes longer, thus enhancing their autonomy and, ultimately, their freedom.

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“Evil is not of God” says music superstar Stevie Wonder

One of the most celebrated and revered icons of American popular music delivered a simple yet powerful message of tolerance at the United Nations this Monday.

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HIV: 17 million worldwide now accessing life-saving medicines

There has been an “extraordinary scale-up” in the number of people living with HIV who are now accessing life-saving medicines, according to a new UN report.

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UN and Africa: focus on HIV/AIDS, African Development Week and Gabon economy

Mandela grandsons say HIV/AIDS can be defeated by 2030

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Women face “rough political arena” in Botswana

Women in Botswana face a “rough political arena,” but the government of the Southern African country says it is trying to increase their representation in parliament.

Currently just five of a total of 57 parliamentarians are female.

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