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Call for ‘dignity, equality, justice and human rights’ rings out on Mandela Day 

Sun, 07/18/2021 - 01:30
Nelson Mandela International Day is an opportunity to reflect on the life and legacy of “a legendary global advocate for dignity, equality, justice and human rights”, the UN chief said on Sunday.  

Prison population surge triggers overcrowding, COVID casualties

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 19:57
One in three prisoners around the world is being held without having stood trial or been found guilty by any court, according to a new study published on Friday by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). 

Deaths soar on perilous maritime migration routes to Europe

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 18:33
Deaths of migrants travelling by dangerous sea routes to Europe have soared in the first six months of the year. At least 1,146 people died attempting to reach Europe by boat from January to June, the UN migration agency, IOM said on Wednesday.