Trafficking

Human trafficking ‘definitely misunderstood’ in the Pacific region: UN expert

Lack of understanding about human trafficking in the Pacific region contributes to the crime going undetected there.  Benjamin Smith from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime told UN News why better data is needed to understand how modern-day slavery impacts these island nations.

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UN readying training guidelines to help cabin crews identify, report human trafficking

The United Nations is taking the global combat against human trafficking into the skies as the Organization's human rights office and its Montreal-based civil aviation agency begin putting the final touches on training guidelines that could help airline cabin crew spot possible victims.

Family members linked to nearly half of child trafficking cases, new UN-backed data reveals

Almost half of identified child trafficking cases has begun with a family member’s involvement, new data from the United Nations migration agency has revealed.

'Time to stamp out human trafficking,' says Guterres; UN pledges action to eradicate 'heinous crime'

With tens of millions of human trafficking victims worldwide, “now is the time to stand together and stamp out this abominable practice,” Secretary-General António Guterres today told a high-level meeting at which Member States adopted a political Declaration reaffirming their commitment to implement a United Nations action plan to end the scourge.

News in Brief 12 September 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Myanmar refugee exodus reaches "unprecedented" levels

More than 370,000 refugees have now arrived in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar in recent days, the UN said on Tuesday.

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'Act now' to help and protect trafficking victims, UN urges on World Day against the scourge

Criminal groups feed off the instability created by conflicts, and as links between wars, trafficking and migrant smuggling become more widely known, the United Nations is calling on the international community to act now to help and protect trafficking victims and to end this crime forever.

News in Brief 9 June 2017 – Geneva

40,000 Raqqa children in line of fire as Syria fighting intensifies – UNICEF

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Migrant slave market horrors revealed in Libya

Migrants are being sold as a commodity in Libya by smugglers, the UN warned on Tuesday.

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At Security Council, UN officials urge governments to implement rules on prosecuting traffickers

Human trafficking thrives in countries where the rule of law is weak or non-existent, top United Nations officials today told the Security Council, calling on Governments to make better use of the tools created under the UN flag to stop the victimization of men, women and children.

News in Brief 8 March 2017 (AM)

Security Council condemns latest DPRK missile launch

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the latest ballistic missile launches by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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