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News in Brief 23 August 2017 (PM)

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UN appoints first Victims' Rights Advocate The United Nations has appointed an advocate for victims of sexual exploitation and abuse. Jane Connors of Australia will be the first person to hold the position, the global organization announced on Wednesday. She is currently the International Advocacy Director for Law and Policy with Amnesty International in Geneva, [...]

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UN Gender Focus: Iraqi women, Kenyan youth delegates and women drug addicts

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Appeal for justice for Iraqi rape survivors Thousands of Iraqi women and girls who survived rape and other sexual violence committed by extremists should receive care, protection and justice. Furthermore, children born to them as a result of such violence should not face a life of discrimination and abuse. The appeal was made in a [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 23 August 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn. In today's programme: we hear why the slave trade and its abolition are part of global common heritage; and … An appeal for justice for Iraqi women who have survived rape and other abuses committed by the extremist group, ISIL. [...]

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Appeal for justice for Iraqi rape survivors

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Thousands of Iraqi women and girls who survived rape and other sexual violence committed by extremists should receive care, protection and justice. Furthermore, children born to them as a result of such violence should not face a life of discrimination and abuse. The appeal was made in a report launched this week by the UN [...]

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News in Brief 23 August 2017 (AM)

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Learning about slave trade history contributes to fairer societies: UNESCO Knowledge about the transatlantic slave trade is critical to building freer societies today. That's the message from the head of the UN's educational and cultural organization, UNESCO, for the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, celebrated annually on 23 [...]

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Charlottesville violence could prompt new outrages: UN panel

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Violence against protesters in the US town of Charlottesville that left one woman dead should be condemned "at the highest political level," a UN rights body said on Wednesday. The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) issued the statement in Geneva. In it, the panel of rights experts highlight their concern at the [...]

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Slave trade remembrance a symbol of justice among people

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A slave uprising in the Caribbean nearly 300 years ago represents a symbolic victory for human rights and freedom. That's according to the UN educational and cultural organization, UNESCO, which celebrates the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition annually on 23 August. The day commemorates the anniversary of the [...]

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