Japan should use its international influence to promote the respect and observance of human rights in the global arena, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said. Speaking at the end of her three-day visit to Japan, Pillay lauded the country’s commitment to address various human rights issues, including discrimination, the situation of migrants and human trafficking.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.