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Briefing for High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The Global Initiative has produced a new briefing for the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, which is taking place in New York on 11-20 July 2016, under the auspices of the UN General Assembly and ECOSOC. The Forum is the UN's central platform for the follow-up and review of…

More states commit to prohibiting corporal punishment following examination at the UPR

At the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council, held in June/July 2016, the final working group reports of states reviewed in the 24th session of the UPR in January 2016 were adopted and Governments gave their formal responses to recommendations they didn't respond to during the UPR session. Fourteen states were reviewed in the 24th session:

  • Mozambique had already accepted recommendations…

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