security agencies sometimes find themselves violating Human Rights in an attempt to prevent crime and while performing their duties
“The Lesotho army has the primary mandate to defend the sovereignty and protect the independence of Lesotho including the citizens’ human rights but this mandate is not achievable in isolation. The LDF has to work collectively with other sister security entities to achieve this mandate.”
The UN has been a partner in Lesotho’s development since independence, supporting the government of the day and the people to pursue national aspirations. Within this partnership, the UN has supported the quest for the reforms since 2015 when the previous government sought and received technical support on constitutional review options. Support to the reforms continued after last year’s election when the current government approached the UN for support.
Eventually, through the determination and drive of eleven founding members, their dream came true.
Effectively support creation of environmental benefits and safeguarding of the global environment through community and local solutions that complement and add value to national and global level action.

About Lesotho

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2,007,201

Population

1.2%

GDP Growth rate

56years

life expectancy at birth

32.8%

Unemployment

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