Modern slavery: the “dark underbelly” of globalization

No country is “immune” from the scourge of modern slavery and the path that many of its victims take “can often by very similar”.

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Photojournalist partners with UN to chronicle refugee journeys

From Lebanon to Greece, British Photographer Giles Duley has been capturing refugees’ epic journeys of survival as they search for a new home.

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Nations should protect the innocent, and abolish death penalty

Countries around the world have a duty to protect the innocent and abolish the death penalty.

That was the message brought to the heart of the UN by Kirk Bloodsworth this week.

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On World Book Day, UN hails reading and writing as pillars of sustainable societies

As global symbols of social progress, books have always been targets for those who reject freedom and tolerance, the United Nations agency mandated with promoting education said today on World Book and Copyright Day, calling the occasion an opportunity to recognize the power of books to change lives for the better.

Bangkok declared World Book Capital 2013 at UN conference

An international committee has designated Bangkok as World Book Capital 2013, the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) reported today.

Beirut selected by UN cultural agency as 2009 World Book Capital

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today that Beirut has been chosen as the 2009 World Book Capital as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to promote books and reading.