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Less ‘sleeping like sardines’, as Philippines adopts Nelson Mandela Rules for jails

Less ‘sleeping like sardines’, as Philippines adopts Nelson Mandela Rules for...

The Nelson Mandela Rules, which are named after the former South African president who was unjustly incarcerated for 27 years, are playing a key part in...
DPR Korea: Forced labour is institutionalized and dangerous, warns UN rights office

DPR Korea: Forced labour is institutionalized and dangerous, warns UN rights...

In a report based on 183 interviews with victims and witnesses of forced labour who managed to escape DPRK and now live abroad, OHCHR...
Sudan: 800,000 still trapped in El Fasher where supplies running out, warns WHO

Sudan: 800,000 still trapped in El Fasher where supplies running out,...

In an alert, Dr Shible Sahbani, WHO Representative to Sudan, said that heavy fighting between Sudan’s rival militaries had made access to El Fasher...
Putting survivors at the forefront of the global movement to end female genital mutilation

The Gambia’s decision to uphold ban on FGM critical win for...

Joint statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Catherine Russell, UNFPA Executive Director, Natalia Kanem, WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, UN Women Executive Director, Sima...
The Gambia: UN salutes ‘monumental achievement’ as lawmakers uphold FGM ban

The Gambia: UN salutes ‘monumental achievement’ as lawmakers uphold FGM ban

Parliamentarians in the West African country voted on Monday to reject a bill that sought to overturn a 2015 law against the harmful practice,...
Global call to equip youth with skills for a peaceful and sustainable future

Global call to equip youth with skills for a peaceful and...

In a message for Monday’s World Youth Skills Day, António Guterres pointed out that the world’s young people are already working to build safer...