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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 /

Europe urged to step up vaccinations against measles

Europe is being urged by the World Health Organization to step up vaccinations against measles. Photo: WHO/F. Guerrero

Europe is being urged by the World Health Organization to step up vaccinations against measles for all age groups…

25 Feb 2015 / Listen /

3.5 million illegal settlements identified in south-east Europe, says UN

Illegal settlements. Photo: UN-Habitat

Providing affordable housing remains a major challenge for poor and wealthy countries with latest UN statistics showing 3.5 million…

25 Feb 2015 / Listen /

News in brief 24 February 2015 (PM)

Yemen.Photo: OCHA/EmanAl-Awami

Yemen sanctions renewed for a year Sanctions against Yemen have been renewed by the UN Security Council for the…

24 Feb 2015 / Listen /
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