Mandela’s legacy thrives as today's blueprint for prisoners’ rights

Adamu* got two years for stealing in Nigeria, Denny is serving five years in Indonesia, and Lauro José dos Santos served a 12-year sentence in Brazil, but ongoing reform efforts rooted in the “Mandela Rules” and a range of UN-supported programmes are helping them and prisoners around the world get a second chance upon their release. https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2023/07/1138822
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Mandela’s legacy thrives as today's blueprint for prisoners’ rights
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Baristas behind bars: From serving time to serving lattes

04 Jun 2023

Perfectly foamed milk. A delicate butterfly enswirled atop. A bittersweet tang on the palate. A perfect cappuccino? It is beyond that. This particular cup was masterfully frothed and served by Denny, an inmate in Tangerang, a prison to the west of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, who joined a UN-supported training programme aimed at helping prisoners to re-integrate into society after serving time.

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From fighting to farming: Supporting peacebuilding in Mozambique

10 Jul 2022

As Mozambique looks to move on from its violent past, a UN-led programme is supporting efforts to reintegrate former combatants, and give them a chance to lead productive, peaceful lives in their communities.

In drought-stricken Cabo Verde, UN chief finds hope for creating sustainable oasis

22 Jan 2023

The Secretary-General spent Sunday travelling through the diverse and varied landscapes of Santo Antão, where, after five years of intense drought, several development projects supported by the United Nations are helping to transform the agricultural sector of this westernmost island of Cabo Verde.