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Politics prevailed over promises by France and UK in handling of children at Calais ‘Jungle’ – UN experts

The Governments of France and the United Kingdom fell seriously short of their obligations under the international child rights convention by inadequately handling the situation of minors living at the Calais migrant camp in France, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has said.

Twelve countries report decrease in child refugee detentions

The number of refugee children in detention centres in 12 countries fell by 14 per cent over the past two years, according to a report launched by the UN R

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A voice from the desert appeals for peace and unity

Borders established by colonial powers in North Africa created new nations but devastated the region’s indigenous people, according to an activist from Libya.

Akli Sh’kka said his people, the Tuareg, are still experiencing the fallout from what he characterises as a “crime.”

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Hunting an indicted war criminal in the former Yugoslavia: The Lid is On podcast

Two United Nations policemen have been talking about the “horror stories” they heard from the families of victims of an indicted war criminal from the former Yugoslavia.

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British Empire “exported anti-gay laws” during 19th century

A new interactive historical map on the criminalization of homosexuality across the world shows how British colonialists “exported anti-gay laws” during the 19th century; that’s according to the UN human rights office (

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UN body says Wikileaks founder should be allowed to go free

The founder of a controversial freedom of speech website has been held in arbitrary detention and thus deprived of his freedom.

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UN remembers man who saved 669 children during Holocaust

The heroic acts of a British man who saved 669 Jewish children from near certain death were remembered this morning at the UN’s Holocaust Remembrance Day events.

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Environment award from UN “fills people’s hearts with joy”

Recognition from the UN for helping to alleviate the risk of flooding was met with joy and pride on Tuesday, in the English city of Salford.

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Reducing poverty through interfaith dialogue

The success of new global development targets requires people of all faiths to put aside their differences and work together.

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Faith leaders to launch sustainable development blueprint

Eight of the world’s major religions are set to launch ambitious plans to help lift millions of people out of poverty in line with the United Nations’ own

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