One hundred prisoners in Ghezel Hessar prison, Iran, have been told to prepare for impending execution following a pause in hangings ahead of last week’s parliamentary elections. All of the prisoners face execution for alleged drug offences.
Homelessness is found in every country in the world and is spreading with impunity, a UN human rights expert has warned, calling on governments to recognise homelessness as a human rights crisis and commit to its eradication by 2030, in line with the new UN Sustainable Development Goals.
UK charities hope to take the investment world by storm next week, when they launch a platform to link investors with SMEs needing long-term capital to expand and benefit their communities in rural Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution that imposes new sanctions and tightens some of its existing measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, due to the country's ongoing nuclear and ballistic missile-related activities that “threaten international peace and security.”
Women have barely half the pension savings of men, according to a new TUC-sponsored report published on 1 March. The study, carried out by the Pensions Policy Institute, shows that women have, on average, £7,500 in savings in defined contribution schemes, compared to £14,500 for men.
Amidst the current tense situation in Burundi, representatives of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) have embarked on a solidarity visit to Burundi from 1 to 4 March.