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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 “Trafficking in persons is a vile crime that feeds on inequalities, instability and conflict,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres in a statement, […]

Progress has been made, but ‘not at a sufficient speed to realize the SDGs’: UN ECOSOC President

Speaking at the opening of the major ministerial meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) as well as the high-level segment of the Economic and Social Council, ECOSOC President, Marie Chatardová, cited progress that, at first glimpse, looked positive. She pointed to extreme poverty, saying that even at one-third of the 1990 value, it was […]

Consuming and producing sustainably, a ‘cornerstone’ for reaching 2030 Global Goals, UN Forum stresses

A reckoning on the importance of maximising the world’s resources is taking place across the world, and achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 depends heavily on reeling in our global consumption and production patterns, a key United Nations forum heard on Thursday. That was one focus on the fourth day of the High-level Political […]

Latest tragedy in the Mediterranean claims over 100 lives – UN refugee agency

Expressing “deep sadness” over the deaths of more than 100 refugees and migrants when their boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea, the United Nations refugee agency has called for greater international efforts to avoid further tragedies. “[We are] concerned about the increasing number of people dying on the central Mediterranean route and [are] calling for […]

Ukraine: 200,000 children forced to learn in bullet-riddled classrooms

  7th May 2018 Some 200,000 girls and boys in eastern Ukraine are commuting to schools whose classroom walls are often riddled with bullets, and playgrounds scattered with metal remnants of war. That’s according to the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, in a statement released on Friday. “Children are learning in schools with bullet holes in the […]