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  • Jul 09 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Chinese envoy calls for joint efforts to protect women, children in conflicts

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) — A Chinese envoy to the United Nations Wednesday called on the international community to make joint efforts to step up protection of women and children in conflicts. Terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State (IS) and Boko Haram were carrying out criminal activities such as human trafficking, which jeopardized the rights and interests [...]

  • Jul 09 / 2016
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Africa

1ST LEAD UN response to CAR sexual abuse allegations was «seriously flawed» By Emoke Bebiak, dpa

New York (dpa) – The United Nations failed on several levels by not adequately responding to allegations of sexual abuse in the Central African Republic against French and other soldiers not under UN command, according to a report released Thursday. The independent panel appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to investigate the sexual abuse allegations concluded [...]

  • Jul 09 / 2016
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Africa

‘Gross institutional failure’: UN ignored claims of peacekeepers giving children food for sexual favours

The United Nations’ “gross institutional failure” to act on allegations that French and other peacekeepers sexually abused children in the Central African Republic led to even more assaults, according to a new report released Thursday. One young boy who initially reported an attack on his friends now says he has been raped, too. The independent [...]

  • Jul 07 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

2015 ‘EVENTFUL YEAR’ FOR MALAYSIA IN SECURITY COUNCIL – ENVOY

Reviewing the year, 2015 as it draws to a close, Malaysia’™s permanent representative to the United Nations (UN) has described it as an ‘eventful year’ for Malaysia which enters 2016 as the second year of its non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council(UNSC). ‘There were many crises in the world with which we had to grapple…from [...]

  • Jul 07 / 2016
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Europe

At least 10,000 refugee children have ‘vanished into sex work and slavery trade’ after arriving in Europe

* Thousands of young migrants targeted by criminals and are now missing * Evidence some are being sexually exploited with communities in Europe * UNICEF claims 90,000 unaccompanied children in Germany and Sweden * British Government promised to take in more separated from families * For more on the refugee crisis visit www.dailymail.co.uk/refugeecrisis At least 10,000 refugee children have vanished [...]

  • Jul 07 / 2016
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Europe

Auschwitz, the Holocaust and human rights: Universal lessons for our time

There are 13 lessons that bear recall and reminder, which should serve as an action guide for parliamentarians, as well as for civil society. This week, we marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorating the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the most brutal of the extermination camps. Two years ago, I participated in the [...]

  • Jul 07 / 2016
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North America

After Senate Investigation, Cornyn Calls for Stronger HHS Vetting to Protect Unaccompanied Children

Contact: Drew Brandewie, (202) 224-0704 Ben Voelkel, (202) 224-0704 Thursday, January 28, 2016 After Senate Investigation, Cornyn Calls for Stronger HHS Vetting to Protect Unaccompanied Children ‘We have a responsibility to protect these children from being preyed upon by criminals and human traffickers, and the report released today shows it’s time to reform the screening and oversight [...]

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