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Millions still living in servitude, slavery worldwide: UN

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The racism that prevails in today's societies and seen in "untold acts" of discrimination, bias and prejudice can be traced back to slavery, according to the UN Deputy Secretary-General. Jan Eliasson made the remarks during an event on Tuesday marking the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. [...]

29 Mar 2016 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

News in Brief 29 January 2016 (PM)

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Syria peace talks underway in Switzerland Talks aimed at ending Syria's five-year long civil war have got underway at the United Nations in the Swiss city of Geneva. The UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, is leading the so-called proximity talks which are scheduled to last six months. On Friday he met Syrian [...]

29 Jan 2016 | Posted in | Read More »

UN Gender Year in Review 2015

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UN marks 15 years since landmark resolution on women, peace and security Fifteen years after the adoption of a ground-breaking resolution focused on the link between gender equality and international peace and security, the world gathered in October to take stock of progress made in this critical area. More than 100 countries participated in the [...]

24 Dec 2015 | Posted in UN Gender Focus | Read More »

News in Brief 02 December 2015 (AM)

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  "End this outrage" of modern slavery, urges UN chief Modern slavery is an "outrage" that needs to end. That's according to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a message to mark the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. Nearly 21 million people continue to be enslaved today he said, in many forms ranging [...]

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Slavery one of the "darkest chapters" in history of mankind

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Described as one of the "darkest chapters" in the history of mankind, UN member states met Wednesday to commemorate the end of the transatlantic slave trade. The plenary meeting was organized under the theme "Women and Slavery", as the UN marked the 200th anniversary of the end of slavery and the slave trade. Daniel Dickinson [...]

4 Nov 2015 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

We feel forgotten, say Yazidis battling sex slavery

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Thousands of members of the Yazidi community, which the terrorist group ISIL regards as apostates, were captured and sold into slavery last year. A briefing at UN headquarters on ISIL and its impact on women in Iraq heard testimony from one young victim who had been sold into slavery and then raped. Matthew Wells reports. [...]

8 Oct 2015 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Human rights chief wraps up visit to South Korea

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The human rights situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is now firmly on the international agenda, according to UN Human Rights chief. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein was speaking on Thursday in Seoul, capital of South Korea. He was ending a three-day mission to the country during which he inaugurated a UN office [...]

25 Jun 2015 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Ghana ritual slavery abuse "unchallenged"

Child rights experts say a traditional form of ritual abuse of minors continues in Ghana. Photo: UNICEF/Olivier Asselin

Child rights experts say a traditional form of ritual abuse of minors continues in Ghana despite a years-old pledge by authorities to tackle the problem. The practice, which is known as Trokosi, entails families handing over a child to a priest in return for absolution; it often results in sexual abuse and other violations. The [...]

10 Jun 2015 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Campaign to end modern slavery gathering pace

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A campaign to end modern slavery launched by the UN is gathering pace in Geneva. The International Labour Organization's initiative "50 for Freedom" has the goal of reaching 50 ratifications of the ILO's Protocol on Forced Labour. The protocol, adopted by the UN last year, aims to address gaps in implementation of the convention. It's [...]

8 Jun 2015 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

The origins of the Slave Trade

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March 25, 2012 will be observed as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In this series of programmes produced in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, UN Radio honours the memories of the millions of people who have suffered and died because of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, [...]

22 Mar 2012 | Posted in | Read More »

Who is to blame? Vice Chancellor, Cape Coast University explains

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March 25, 2012 will be observed as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In this series of programmes produced in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, UN Radio honours the memories of the millions of people who have suffered and died because of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, [...]

21 Mar 2012 | Posted in | Read More »

Before Independence, Systemized Slavery in Haiti (French)

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March 25, 2012 will be observed as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In this series of programmes produced in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, UN Radio honours the memories of the millions of people who have suffered and died because of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, [...]

20 Mar 2012 | Posted in | Read More »

Telling the truth about African slaves in Cuba (Spanish)

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March 25, 2012 will be observed as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In this series of programmes produced in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, UN Radio honours the memories of the millions of people who have suffered and died because of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, [...]

19 Mar 2012 | Posted in | Read More »

African Roots of Brazil (Portuguese)

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March 25, 2012 will be observed as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In this series of programmes produced in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, UN Radio honours the memories of the millions of people who have suffered and died because of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, [...]

18 Mar 2012 | Posted in | Read More »

Slave trade: Procedure before the journey

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March 25, 2012 will be observed as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In this series of programmes produced in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, UN Radio honours the memories of the millions of people who have suffered and died because of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, [...]

17 Mar 2012 | Posted in | Read More »

The Accompong Maroons of Jamaica the fight for freedom

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March 25, 2012 will be observed as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In this series of programmes produced in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, UN Radio honours the memories of the millions of people who have suffered and died because of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, [...]

16 Mar 2012 | Posted in | Read More »

Former US slaves recall their days of slavery

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March 25, 2012 will be observed as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In this series of programmes produced in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, UN Radio honours the memories of the millions of people who have suffered and died because of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, [...]

15 Mar 2012 | Posted in | Read More »

Archaeology Professor and member of UNESCO Science Committee on the Transatlantic Slave Trade (Kiswahili)

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March 25, 2012 will be observed as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In this series of programmes produced in English, French, Portuguese , Spanish and Kiswahili, UN Radio honours the memories of the millions of people who have suffered and died because of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic [...]

14 Mar 2012 | Posted in | Read More »

Traditional Colombian music (Spanish)

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March 25, 2012 will be observed as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In this series of programmes produced in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, UN Radio honours the memories of the millions of people who have suffered and died because of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, [...]

13 Mar 2012 | Posted in | Read More »

Quilombo Communities in Brazil (Portuguese)

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March 25, 2012 will be observed as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In this series of programmes produced in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, UN Radio honours the memories of the millions of people who have suffered and died because of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, [...]

12 Mar 2012 | Posted in | Read More »

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