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Iraq: Ambiguity over legal age of marriage could devastate childhoods, warn UN officials
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Monday, 04 December 2017
Iraq: Ambiguity over legal age of marriage could devastate childhoods, warn UN officials
Voicing concern over proposed amendments to laws governing marriage in Iraq – in particular the ambiguity over the legal age of marriage – senior United Nations officials called on the country to ensure adequate protection for children across Iraq.Read Full Article ...
 
UN rights chief calls for probe into attacks against Rohingya, says genocide ‘cannot be ruled out’
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Monday, 04 December 2017
UN rights chief calls for probe into attacks against Rohingya, says genocide ‘cannot be ruled out’
The United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday called for an international criminal probe into the perpetrators of the widespread and brutal attacks that hav...
 
Remove physical and cultural barriers; build inclusive societies 'for, by and with persons with d
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Saturday, 02 December 2017
Remove physical and cultural barriers; build inclusive societies 'for, by and with persons with d
Persons with disabilities, as both beneficiaries and agents of change, can fast track the process towards inclusive and sustainable development, and for the 20...
 
UNESCO chief calls for investigation into killing of Nigerian photographer
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Monday, 27 November 2017
UNESCO chief calls for investigation into killing of Nigerian photographer
The head of the United Nations agency defending press freedom on Tuesday denounced the killing of a Nigerian photographer, calling for an investigation into th...
 
UN rights expert calls on Mexico to investigate killing of state-level Ombudsperson
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Thursday, 23 November 2017
UN rights expert calls on Mexico to investigate killing of state-level Ombudsperson
Strongly condemning the attack on a state-level Ombudsperson and his family in Mexico, the United Nations expert on human rights defenders has called on the au...
 
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