No country is “immune” from the scourge of modern slavery and the path that many of its victims take “can often by very similar”.
Governments must allocate more resources towards stamping out online child pornography and child sexual exploitation, issues that affect all countries worldwide.
The scourge of human trafficking needs to become “a real priority for international cooperation,” the UN Secretary-General urged on Wednesday.
A slave uprising in the Caribbean nearly 300 years ago represents a symbolic victory for human rights and freedom.
UN condemns killing of peacekeeper in Darfur
The UN has strongly condemned the killing of a peacekeeper from Nigeria, who was on a routine patrol in the north Darfur region of Sudan.
The 82 girls from Chibok, Nigeria, recently released by the Boko Haram terrorist group, have an “uphill road to climb” reintegrating into society, a UN expert has warned.
Starvation “an inevitability” in vast swathe of Africa and Yemen, says UNHCR
Descendants of slaves have “made their mark” in every field: UN chief
Slavery is the last great “unmentionable” that has profoundly shaped every corner of the world although it happened centuries ago, the Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture has said.
More than 15 million African men, women and children were brought to the New World due to the transatlantic slave trade, which the UN has described as one of the darkest chapters in human history.