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'The death penalty has no place in the 21st century' – UN chief Guterres

New York, Oct 11(Just Earth News): The death penalty does little to deter crimes or serve victims, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, calling on all countries which have not forbidden the extreme practice to urgently stop executions.

No room for death penalty in 21st century, says UN official

New York, Nov 5 (IBNS): Ahead of the launch of a new book by the United Nations on the global trend away from the death penalty, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights said on Wednesday that there has been a decline in the number of countries upholding capital punishment in the last 40 years.