Hailing vital commitments the African Union (AU) has made on human rights and women's rights, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged the continent's leaders to move on from setting standards to what he called "the three I's" - Implementation, Institution-building and Investment in real change - and set a shining example for the wider world.
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A groundbreaking survey in South Sudan seeking views on how to deal with the country's violent past has found significant support for perpetrators of violence to face trial, and for those missing or killed to be honoured publicly.
Welcoming the UN Security Council's unanimous adoption of a blueprint for peace in Syria, a senior United Nations official has called on all sides to immediately stop using sexual violence as a tactic in the fighting tearing the country apart.