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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Uruguay will soon pull its soldiers out of a United Nations stabilization mission in Haiti that began operations in 2004 and is facing sharp cutbacks, the leader of the South American country announced Monday. President Tabare Vazquez said at a public event that his country's troop contributions to the Haiti mission will end this month and the roughly 250 Uruguayan peacekeepers will return home in early April.
The UN human rights office has launched a joint report with the AU and UN Women detailing the progress and challenges to women's struggle for human rights in Africa as the world marked International Women's Day . UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, on Tuesday warned that the women's movement around the world was facing a backlash that hurt both men and women.