Reintegrating ex-prisoners in Rio back to normal life

UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov during his first official visit to Brazil.

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Arbitrary detention at Guantánamo in breach of international law: UN

United States President Barack Obama thinks the Guantánamo Naval Base camp should close but it’s still open, says the UN Human Rights Office.

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Bolivia: The Alpaca connection

Alpacas and llamas are becoming big business for poor ranchers and small enterprises in Bolivia due mainly to a growing global demand for alpaca fleece.

This ancient relative of the camel is known for being easier on the environment

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“Without good nutrition, you can never have healthy children and healthy communities” – UNICEF Executive Director

Guatemala has the sixth highest malnutrition rates in the world, according to UNICEF, the UN children’s agency, with 49 per cent of children under five chronically malnourished or stunted.

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UN concert remembers the victims of the transatlantic slave trade

A concert is being held in the General Assembly Hall on Friday, 22 March, to observe the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

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Special Representative updates Security Council on Haiti

The key objectives for strengthening Haiti and making it stable were outlined in a plan to the UN Security Council on Wednesday. 

Gerry Adams has the story.

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Youth speak out on slavery

Forever Free:Celebrating Emancipation is the 2013 theme of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

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Establishing rule of law in Haiti is a top priority: human rights expert

Things are moving ahead in Haiti, but slowly, says Michel Forst, A United Nations independent expert on the human rights situation in the Caribbean country.

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Assisting rape survivor mothers and their children

When a rape victim becomes pregnant, she should be able to choose to parent her child without having to worry about a life of being tethered to the rapist, says the organization “Hope after Rape Conception”.

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A rape victim who became pregnant tells her story

 Sexual crimes against women are underreported due to the stigma attached to it. And not many women rape survivors muster the courage to tell their story.

But Liz Carl from Kentucky, United States was not only raped when she was 17, she became pregnant as a result of the assault.

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