slavery

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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Tackling child exploitation online focus of event at UN Headquarters

Governments must allocate more resources towards stamping out online child pornography and child sexual exploitation, issues that affect all countries worldwide.

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Make human trafficking “a real priority” urges UN chief

The scourge of human trafficking needs to become “a real priority for international cooperation,” the UN Secretary-General urged on Wednesday.

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Slave trade remembrance a symbol of justice among people

A slave uprising in the Caribbean nearly 300 years ago represents a symbolic victory for human rights and freedom.

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News in Brief 1 June 2017 (AM)

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.

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Released “Chibok girls” have "uphill road to climb" to reintegrate

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.

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News in Brief 11 April 2017 – Geneva (AM)

Starvation “an inevitability” in vast swathe of Africa and Yemen, says UNHCR

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News in Brief 24 March 2017 (PM)

Descendants of slaves have “made their mark” in every field: UN chief

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Slavery last great “unmentionable” that shaped the world: historian

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.

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#RememberSlavery: African rhythms permeate Cuban music

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.

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