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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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Documentarian seeks to “amplify” voices of trafficking survivors

A new documentary which its director hopes will amplify the voices of trafficking and sex-abuse survivors, has been screened at UN Headquarters.

I am Jane Doe explores the harrowing themes of trafficking and sexual exploitation of children online.

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Time to repair “a world in pieces” and create peace: UN chief

“We are a world in pieces” that needs instead to become a “world at peace.”

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News in Brief 16 August 2017 (AM)

UN chief condemns triple suicide bombings in Nigeria

A series of suicide bombings in northern Nigeria on Tuesday has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

At least 30 people were killed in the three attacks which occurred at a market and refugee camp in Borno State.

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News in Brief 14 August 2017 (PM)

“Deep concern” for safety of Syrian civilians on Jordanian border

UN agencies expressed deep concern on Monday for the safety of nearly 50,000 Syrian civilians who have been stranded for months on the border with Jordan.

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IOM worried by rise in deaths of migrants crossing US-Mexico border

The drowning of a five-year-old child in the Rio Grande river this week and the recent discovery of 10 bodies in the back of a tractor-trailer in Texas are harrowing reminders of the dangers undocumented migrants face in their attempts to enter the United States.

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News in Brief 04 August 2017 (AM)

IOM data shows rise in migrants deaths at US-Mexico border

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“Coral nerd” biologist highlights reefs at risk

Perhaps the most surprising thing about self-proclaimed “coral nerd” Zack Rago, is that he grew up in the land-locked US state of Colorado.

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News in Brief 27 June 2017 (PM)

UN chief meets with US foreign committee representatives

The importance of “positive” US engagement at the United Nations was among topics on the agenda during talks between the UN Secretary-General and members of the House Foreign Affairs committee in the country’s capital on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 16 June 2017 (PM)

UN Peacekeeping chief expresses “deep concern” over violence in DRC

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