Archive for February, 2009

UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions to visit Kenya

13th February 2009 Uncategorized

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Philip Alston, will undertake a country visit to Kenya from 16 to 25 February 2009 at the invitation of the Kenyan Government. (more…)

UN human rights chief urges new Zimbabwean government to restore rule of law, provide justice for human rights victims

12th February 2009 Uncategorized

Geneva – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Thursday she hoped the establishment of Zimbabwe’s new Government of National Unity would result in an immediate effort to restore the rule of law, and expressed continuing concern over the disappearance of opposition officials, the reported use of torture to extract false confessions and infringements of the independence of the judiciary. (more…)

Visiting Khayelitsha, Executive Director announces universal access as top priority for UNAIDS

10th February 2009 Uncategorized

This morning the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Mr Michel Sidibé gave his first major global statement at a public meeting in Khayelitsha, a township on the outskirts of Cape Town in South Africa which has a population of approximately half a million people. (more…)

New executive director sets universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support as top priority for UNAIDS

10th February 2009 Uncategorized

Calls for US$ 25 billion investment to ensure countries reach 2010 targets
CAPE TOWN / GENEVA 10 February 2009—On his first country visit, the new Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Mr Michel Sidibé outlined his vision and priorities for UNAIDS in the township of Khayelitsha in South Africa. (more…)

Media invitation: launch of the 2008 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB)

9th February 2009 Uncategorized

A great deal has changed in the last century with regards to narcotics control. One hundred years ago, drugs were unregulated and widely abused, with record high levels of consumption for non-medical purposes. (more…)