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UN trade body calls for halting cryptocurrency rise in developing countries

The UN trade and development body, UNCTAD, has called for action to curb cryptocurrencies in developing nations, in three policy briefs published on Wednesday. 

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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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Myanmar: Crimes against humanity committed systematically, says UN report

Human Rights Crimes against humanity continue to be systematically committed in Myanmar, with ongoing conflicts severely impacting women and children, according to a UN report released on Tuesday.