End leprosy discrimination laws ‘without delay’, UN rights expert urges 

More than 100 laws that remain in place around the world which discriminate against people affected by leprosy, should be abolished, an independent UN human rights expert said on Friday, calling it “shameful” that governments continued to legislate against those suffering from one of the oldest diseases known to humankind. 

Team from UN Mission in Colombia attacked, vehicles torched

The UN Mission in Colombia was the target of an attack on Thursday, when three vehicles that were part of a joint expedition travelling through a remote area, were approached by armed individuals, although nobody was ultimately injured during the incident. 

UN envoy on ‘good offices mission’ to Burkina Faso

A UN envoy will travel to Burkina Faso over the weekend on a “good offices mission” in the wake of the military coup last Sunday.