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Rising human trafficking takes on ‘horrific dimensions’: almost a third of victims are children

A new UN report published on Monday shows that human trafficking is on the rise and taking on “horrific dimensions”, with sexual exploitation of victims the main driver. Children now account for 30 per cent of those being trafficked, and far more girls are detected than boys.

Governments need to step up protection for the most vulnerable, from ‘vile crime’ of human trafficking: UN chief

Marking World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the United Nations sheds light on the plight of millions of children, women and men – especially migrants – who, every year, fall prey to traffickers across the world. 

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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Global airline industry urged to support UN anti-trafficking campaign

Representatives from the global airline industry held their annual meeting in Sydney this week.  

Felipe De La Torre from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) tells Julia Dean how they are supporting its Blue Heart Campaign to combat human trafficking.

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‘Much work to do and no time to waste’ in cybercrime fight, says UN chief

The UN body focussing on crime prevention and criminal justice, opened its annual session in Vienna on Monday, calling for a more integrated global response to continuing and emerging challenges, including cybercrime.

UN Daily News Programme 06 December 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn.

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Myanmar peace process and heroin production interlinked: UNODC

Helping regions in Myanmar which are wracked by conflict move away from opium production is good for the economy and will help solidify the country’s peace process.

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News in Brief 27 September 2017 (AM)

UN rights chief “appalled” by mass execution in Iraq

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he is “appalled” at the mass execution of prisoners in Iraq over the weekend.

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News in Brief 22 September 2017 (PM)

Arab States and UNHCR sign agreement to address refugee crisis

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