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Bachelet describes ‘disastrous’ human rights situation across Occupied Palestinian Territory 

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said on Tuesday that the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory has become “disastrous”, with severe infringements occurring effecting some four million people.  

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Ilias Chatzis and colleagues on mission, delivering witness protection training in partnership with the International Criminal Court (ICC) - Nairobi, Kenya - 2017.
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Ilias Chatzis and colleagues on mission, delivering witness protection training in partnership with the International Criminal Court (ICC) - Nairobi, Kenya - 2017.

First Person: ‘Trafficking is a crime that can happen in front of our eyes’

Human RightsIlias Chatzis heads up a global team of more than 60 experts at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), committed to countering Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling. He says that more focus needs to be placed on those who profit from the crimes, and on the protection of the victims.

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The Glasgow Climate Conference officially opened on 31 October, with some 50,000 delegates, NGOs and press registered.
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Photo Story: Beyond the negotiations, COP26 in pictures

The eyes of the world turned to Glasgow, Scotland, as the United Nations climate summit known as COP26 opened on 31 October, with UN diplomats and politicians seeking new commitments to curb greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of a warming planet.

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COVID-19: Students face $17 trillion loss in lifetime earnings

Culture and Education School closures during the COVID-19 pandemic could result in a staggering $17 trillion in lost lifetime earnings for today’s students, according to a UN-backed report issued on Monday. 

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COVID contributed to 69,000 malaria deaths WHO finds, though ‘doomsday scenario’ averted

Health Disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in considerable increases in malaria cases and deaths between 2019 and 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.