Monthly Archives: January 2009

UNICEF South Africa launches public access development research database

By | 28 January 2009

Pretoria – UNICEF South Africa has for the first time made the South Africa Development Indicators database system available for public access. South Africa Development Indicators is used to compile and disseminate data on human development, and in particular the situation of children in South Africa.

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Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on the International Day in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

By | 27 January 2009

“Sixty-four years ago, on 27 January 1945, Soviet troops liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi death camps. The images from Auschwitz and the other camps, and the incontrovertible evidence that subsequently emerged to reveal the full scale and horror of the Holocaust is no less shocking with the passing of time.

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Two UN experts offer to help resolve outstanding issues related to the closure of Guantanamo

By | 26 January 2009

Geneva – The Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Mr. Leandro Despouy, and the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Mr. Manfred Nowak, welcome the signing of executive orders by President Barack Obama yesterday, which set a timeline for closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention… Read More »

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UN human rights chief welcomes decision to close Guantanamo

By | 23 January 2009

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay welcomed Thursday’s decision by the new US administration to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, as well as the decision to ban methods of interrogation that contravene international law. Pillay also called for a review of the US approach to detaining individuals abroad, in countries… Read More »

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