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From the Field: Outreach across the Horn of Africa

In July, a UN human rights officer embarked on an outreach visit to the Horn of Africa’s Sool and Sanaag regions, a seven-day round-trip of more than 1,600 kilometres by road.

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Dekha Dewandana carries his guest suitcase at Esa di Kubu Homestay in Sudaji Village, Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia.
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Dekha Dewandana carries his guest suitcase at Esa di Kubu Homestay in Sudaji Village, Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia.

First Person: Surviving Bali’s COVID tourism crash

Economic DevelopmentDekha Dewandana ran a thriving ‘homestay’ tourism property in Bali, and received UN-supported training which has helped him to maintain a high standard of hospitality. When COVID-19 hit Indonesia, his business was pushed to the verge of collapse and, after a bruising two-year period, it’s now slowly recovering.

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Munni was married at age 14, but after her husband left when she became pregnant, the Bangladeshi girl was sold to a brothel by a man who offered to find her a job.
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Photo story: No country untouched by human trafficking

Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit, or destination for victims. The vast majority of those trafficking women and girls do so for purposes of sexual exploitation.

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A storm moves in on Permaquid lighthouse, Maine, United States.
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WMO reports decrease in likelihood of severe Atlantic hurricane season ahead 

Climate and Environment As the North Atlantic hurricane season enters its traditional peak period, the US National  Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) has adjusted its forecast to monitor the conditions which impact cyclonic activity, according to the UN weather agency, WMO, on Friday.  

FAO and IAEA technical advisory panel members review the Mediterranean fruit fly surveillance network at the port of Manzanillo, Colima, in Mexico
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Nuclear technology helps Mexico eradicate invasive insect pest

Climate and Environment One of the most devastating insect pests infesting fruits and vegetables in Mexico has been eradicated in the state of Colima, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).