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Companies which fail to check for infringements on human rights in their business and their suppliers are putting themselves at legal and reputational risk, according to a new report.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.