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At Crime Commission, UN official urges stepped-up responses to curb human trafficking

Despite all of the positive effects of migration, the unprecedented flow of people is generating new criminal opportunities, the head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said today at a high-level event on the recently launched UN-European Union initiative aimed at curbing human trafficking and migrant smuggling.

Kenya stages largest-ever ivory destruction as UN reaffirms ‘zero tolerance’ on poaching

As African leaders soundly rejected “those who think our natural heritage can be sold for money,” senior United Nations officials expressed support for Kenyan-led efforts to end illegal wildlife trade during a weekend ceremony in Nairobi where tonnes of elephant tusks and rhino horns were burned to protest poaching, which is pushing several iconic species to the brink of extinction.

Lightweight helmet wheeled in to cut road traffic deaths

An innovative new bicycle helmet could help reduce millions of fatalities on the world’s roads, the UN has said.

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