17 October 2016

OSCE holds second training seminar for regional judges in Kazakhstan on anti-torture standards

17 October 2016

The OSCE Programme Office in Astana held its second training seminar in 2016 on  anti-torture  standards for some 30 judges from regional courts on 17 October 2016.

14 October 2016
António Guterres appointed next UN Secretary-General by acclamation

António Guterres appointed next UN Secretary-General by acclamation

14 October 2016

On 13 October 2016, The General Assembly today appointed by acclamation the former Prime Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as the next United Nations Secretary-General, to succeed Ban Ki-moon when he steps down on 31 December.

13 October 2016
‘Massive scale-up’ needed if global targets on tuberculosis are to be met – top UN health official

‘Massive scale-up’ needed if global targets on tuberculosis are to be met – top UN health official

13 October 2016

On 13 October, Highlighting “considerable” inequalities among countries when it comes to enabling people with tuberculosis to access cost-effective diagnosis and treatment, a new United Nations health report has called for political commitment and increased funding to prevent, detect and treat the disease if global targets are to be met.

12 October 2016
Haiti:  more than 100,000 children missing out on learning

Haiti: more than 100,000 children missing out on learning

12 October 2016

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, more than 100,000 children in Haiti are missing out on learning as their schools were either damaged or converted into shelters, UN reported on 11 October.

11 October 2016
International Day of Girl Child

International Day of Girl Child

11 October 2016

On 11 October, the International Day of the Girl Child, the United Nations called on governments, civil society groups, and communities to provide more and better gender data to so that in the sustainable development era, no girls are left behind.

10 October 2016

14th World Day Against the Death Penalty: Terrorism

10 October 2016

On 10 October 2016, the 14th World Day Against the Death Penalty is raising awareness around the application of the death penalty for terrorism-related offences, to reduce its use.

07 October 2016
Council of Europe: European judicial systems evaluation

Council of Europe: European judicial systems evaluation

07 October 2016

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) of the Council of Europe outlines the main trends observed in 45 European countries. In addition to the report published on 6 October, there is a new interactive database accessible to the public.

06 October 2016
Nearly 69 million new teachers needed to achieve global education goals, UNESCO reports

Nearly 69 million new teachers needed to achieve global education goals, UNESCO reports

06 October 2016

5 October 2016 — On World Teacher’s Day, the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has issued statistics revealing that close to 69 million new teachers are needed to provide quality universal primary and secondary education by 2030, the deadline of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

05 October 2016

'UK Military Not Above the Law' and Gov’t Must Take Abuse Seriously — Amnesty

05 October 2016

The UK government has said that military, who may have committed human rights offenses in Iraq and Afghanistan, will be exempt from European law which permits them to face trial if they are accused of a human rights violation.

04 October 2016

OSCE Mission to Moldova prepares trainers to improve police response in domestic violence cases

04 October 2016

On 27 and 28 September 2016, the OSCE Mission to Moldova held a  training-of-trainers course for 25 law enforcement representatives from across the country on preventing and combating domestic violence, OSCE official website reports October 4. The event, held in Chisinau, was organized in  co-operation  with Moldova’s General Police Inspectorate.