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Time to end the neglect

Despite the fact that tuberculosis, a disease that has been around since ancient times, is preventable and curable, it surpassed HIV as the leading cause of death from infectious disease in 2015.…  

Pathways for Peace - Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict

This study aims to improve the way in which domestic development processes interact with security, diplomacy, mediation and other efforts to prevent conflicts from becoming violent.  

How one man’s struggle led to better health care for all in Ukraine

From one man's struggle to manage his leukemia treatment to sweeping changes in medical procurement - the landscape of health care access in Ukraine has dramatically shifted.  

Peer learning boosts progress on business and human rights in Asia

The Asia-Pacific region has long been synonymous with economic dynamism. Over the last few decades, the volume of capital and trade flows has ballooned in the region, and hundreds of millions of…  

Unequal protection: Climate change and the acceleration of global inequality

Among the various drivers of risk in the world today, two stand out: climate change and rapidly rising levels of inequality. While each by itself has serious consequences for achieving development…  

A human rights-based response to the Rohingya crisis

I joined the Bangladesh Human Rights Commission in a fact-finding visit, and arriving in the refugee camps, the scale of the crisis is immediately apparent.  

Human rights and drug control: We must provide solutions that leave no one behind

“Stand up for human rights” – the theme of this year’s International Human Rights Day – should resonate with Member States that have committed to strengthen cooperation to implement the drug control…  

Fighting impunity for human rights abuses

Ensuring accountability for violations in the Central African Republic through the Special Criminal Court  

Fulfilling the promise

On a straw mat on a hot day in the courtyard of a Buddhist pagoda in 1992 was the first time I understood the mighty reach of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  

‘Freedom from fear’: Ending violence against women

Joint statement from the Executive Directors of UNFPA & UN Women & the Administrator of UNDP  

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