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Give people with disabilities access to information technology - Ban Ki-moon
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Thursday, 15 May 2008
Give people with disabilities access to information technology - Ban Ki-moon
Attitudes towards the world's 650 million people living with disabilities need to change so that their right to participate fully in the information society is honoured, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.Read Full Article ...
 
Unlawful killings continue at heavy rate in Afghanistan, UN rights expert says
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Thursday, 15 May 2008
Unlawful killings continue at heavy rate in Afghanistan, UN rights expert says
Afghan police and military forces, Taliban insurgents and foreign troops must step up efforts to prevent more civilian casualties, an independent United Nation...
 
UN expert praises Spain's role on terrorism but calls for legal reforms
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Wednesday, 14 May 2008
UN expert praises Spain's role on terrorism but calls for legal reforms
Spain has played an important role in the global fight against international terrorism by promoting human rights, but it should reform some of the ways it hand...
 
UN marks entry into force of global pact on disability rights
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Tuesday, 13 May 2008
UN marks entry into force of global pact on disability rights
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today hailed the entry into force of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) as "a new dawn in the fight...
 
Denmark a leader on combating torture, but UN expert has some concerns
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Friday, 09 May 2008
Denmark a leader on combating torture, but UN expert has some concerns
While lauding Denmark's efforts to combat torture, an independent United Nations human rights expert who just visited the country said the country still has ro...
 
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