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IAAF regulations and it’s impact on Caster Semenya

By | 24 September 2018

Mandates of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; and the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice. Read More:… Read More »

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Tanzania ferry disaster

By | 24 September 2018

The Secretary-General is saddened by reports that scores of people have died, many others have been injured and dozens are missing, after a passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, in Ukurewe district, in Mwanza, Tanzania, on 20 September.  The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, the Government and people of the United Republic of Tanzania and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.    The… Read More »

UN chief seeking ‘renewed commitment’ to global rules and values, as world leaders head to New York

By | 21 September 2018

UN chief António Guterres on Thursday called for a “renewed commitment to a rules-based global order” and to the organization he leads, highlighting his key themes for discussion during the High-Level week of the General Assembly, beginning on Monday. In a press conference for journalists based at UN Headquarters in New York, the Secretary-General said that with 84… Read More »