June 17, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday called for intensive efforts to address the issue of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C), calling the practice a form of gender-based discrimination that violated the right to be free from torture. Pillay stressed that FGM/C ...[read more]
February 7, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
UN officials on Wednesday called for an end to female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C), a practice that still threatens millions of girls worldwide. A statement from Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), called FGM/C an affront to human dignity and... ...[read more]
February 6, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Wednesday that significant progress has been made in ending the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) but called upon the international community to do more to end the practice. UNICEF estimates that more than 120 ...[read more]
February 7, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The UN released its annual report Monday on trends in female genital mutilation (FGM), revealing that approximately 2,000 African communities have renounced the practice since last year. The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) compiled the report to fulfill a joint- ...[read more]
October 26, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
The UN-backed Global Migration Group (GMG) released a report Friday asserting that nations have a duty to protect the human rights of migrants even while exercising their sovereign power because it increases their ability to contribute to the development of their destination countries. The report ...[read more]

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