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Ethiopian migrants remain stranded in Yemen

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• Earlier this week more than 200 Ethiopian migrants were returned to their country from Yemen on a flight chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). They are part of hundreds of Ethiopian migrants who are stranded in and around Yemen's north-western town of Haradh. The migrants were unable to enter Saudi Arabia in [...]

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27 per cent of all victims of human trafficking officially detected globally were children -UNODC

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27 per cent of all victims of human trafficking officially detected globally between 2007 and 2010 are children, up 7 per cent from the period 2003 to 2006. That according to the 2012 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons released by the UN Office on drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Report, which is based on [...]

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UN Daily News 13 December 2012

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ICC Prosecutor says crimes still committed in Darfur

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The issue of senior Sudanese officials sought by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the crimes allegedly committed in Darfur was brought before the Security Council on Thursday. The crimes relate to the civil war which erupted in the region in 2003 between the government of Sudan and its allied militia and other armed rebel [...]

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International tourism hits one billion – UNWTO

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One billion tourists have travelled the world in 2012, marking a new record for international tourism, according to the UN World Tourism Organization –UNWTO. On the symbolic arrival date of the one-billionth tourist (13 December 2012), UNWTO revealed the actions tourists can take to ensure their trips benefit the people and places they visit, as [...]

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World tourism reaches the milestone of one billion travellers

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The one billionth tourist crossed an international border on the 13th of December of 2012, according to the UN World Tourism Organization. Marcelo Risi of the UNWTO says everybody likes to travel. In fact, he told Gerry Adams that travel's socio-economic impact is so wide-ranging that it has become an important addition to the UN [...]

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Foreign debt expert warns against "vulture funds"

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The UN independent expert on foreign debt and human rights is speaking out against so-called "vulture funds" which purchase the outstanding debts of distressed companies or heavily indebted countries. In a statement on Thursday, Cephas Lumina explains that "vulture funds" purchase these debts on the secondary market for less than the face value of the [...]

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Darfur victims await "concrete" action from Security Council: ICC Prosecutor

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Sudan's failure to implement arrest warrants against senior officials for crimes committed in Darfur appears symbolic of its commitment to a military solution for the region. That statement comes from International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda who briefed the Security Council on Thursday. The ICC has issued arrest warrants against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, [...]

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Experts seek to advance gender equality in post-2015 development agenda

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Promoting gender equality and women's empowerment in international development after the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals is the aim of a two-day meeting which opened in Vienna on Thursday. Experts and senior representatives from governments, women's organizations and other sectors will develop policy recommendations in light of emerging sustainable development challenges. Women's participation [...]

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Women not benefiting from economic progress: UN official

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The central role of women in development is being discussed at a two-day meeting taking place in Vienna, Austria. The Vienna Policy Dialogue has been organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in partnership with UN women and the Government of Austria. Representatives and experts from national and local governments, women's [...]

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Ethiopian migrants remain stranded in Yemen

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  Early this week more than 200 Ethiopian migrants were returned to their country from Yemen on a flight chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). They are part of hundreds of Ethiopian migrants who are stranded in and around Yemen's north-western town of Haradh after their attempt to enter Saudi Arabia in search [...]

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