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Identifying victims can help fight modern slavery

Forced labour often means unpaid wages, excessively long work hours without rest days and confiscation of ID documents. Photo: ILO/A. Khemka (file)

Proper victim identification is crucial in fighting modern slavery, according to a UN human rights expert. Special Rapporteur Urmila Boolah made the remarks at the end of an official visit to Belgium on…

26 Feb 2015 / Listen /
Yemen parties urged to dialogue and reject violence Paraguay makes progress in fighting poverty, illegal drug trade Organized crime, poverty undermine development Myanmar reform needs to get back on track, says UN rights chief
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Most Palestinians in Gaza have "no hope for the future"

Palestinian children weep at the funeral for their loved ones in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Photo: UNICEF/El Baba (file)

Most of the 1.8 million residents of Gaza have no hope for the future according to the UN Children's…

27 Feb 2015 / Listen /

Global community "must not fail in Gaza", say 30 aid agencies

The pace of reconstruction in Gaza remains slow. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Palestinians have suffered inordinately and the global community has failed Gaza, according to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA.…

26 Feb 2015 / Listen /

Land governance programme to protect vulnerable communities

Land governance aimed at promoting sustainable development. Photo: FAO (file)

Vulnerable communities across Africa are to be supported by a new programme on land governance aimed at promoting sustainable…

26 Feb 2015 / Listen /

UN Forum on Forests at "crossroads" says its director

Forest. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

The importance of forests in supporting life is being highlighted in 2015 which the UN has designated as the…

26 Feb 2015 / Listen /
Afghanistan needs to do more to end torture, says UN report Hope for 750,000 stateless people in West Africa Boosting women-owned businesses "key to growth" Professor Ali Mazrui made "immense" contributions to UNESCO Conflict in Central African Republic hits healthcare “Almost all” of Iraq’s health facilities damaged
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Peace on Earth

Actor Charles Boyer discusses the cruelties of war, highlighting the urgency for peace in troubled areas such as Korea, India, Iraq, Germany and Syria, and giving a voice to soldiers…

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1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving

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The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted…

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