June 28, 2022

The faces from China’s Uyghur detention camps

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By Miriam Karmali, Freedom United May 29, 2022 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS Forced LabourThe faces from China’s Uyghur detention campsHacked police files from the Uyghur region have exposed new damning evidence of torture and forced labor at so-called “re-education” camps in China. One of the researchers involved in the Xinjiang Police Archives […]

Almost 5.2 Million Ukrainians flee war: UN

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From Newsmax The number of Ukrainians who have fled the country since Russia’s invasion two months ago is approaching 5.2 million, the UN refugee agency said Sunday. The total figure of 5,186,744 is an increase of 23,058 over Saturday’s data, the UNHCR said. More than 1,151,000 Ukrainians have left during April so far, compared with […]

New UN climate change report identifies urgent need for capacity building and adaptation strategies in small islands

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The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Tuesday, March 29, 2022— In February,the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its latest global report. Better known as the Sixth Assessment Report of Working Group II (AR6-WG2), it reveals the impacts, vulnerabilities and risks of climate change, and focuses—more than previous reports—on adaptation solutions for human […]

Organ trafficking: Ask UN experts for help

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From Miriam Karmali, Freedom United The Government of China faces damning allegations of orchestrating a grotesque system of forced organ harvesting and organ trafficking. Call on UN human rights experts to keep holding the Chinese government accountable! Instead of meaningfully engaging with concerns raised by 12 UN human rights experts[1] who issued a joint correspondence to China regarding credible […]

A child trafficking survivor’s urgent plea

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March 6, 2022 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS LawA child trafficking survivor’s plea to the U.K. governmentA survivor of child trafficking in the U.K. is urgently calling on the government to scrap Part 5 of the controversial Nationality and Borders Bill that is due to be debated on Tuesday. Under Part 5, survivors […]

UN Secretary−General underscores UN commitment to IOC and its mission

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05 Feb 2022 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres delivered a strong endorsement of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and its contribution to peace during a visit to the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. The Secretary-General called the Games a desperately needed antidote to division and hatred, and added: “When we see so many conflicts around the world, […]

UN issues first winter edition of “Sport for Peace” stamps in celebration of Beijing 2022

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19 Jan 2022 – A commemorative collection of stamps on the occasion of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 to highlight sport’s contribution to peace around the world has been issued by the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) in consultation with the International Olympic Committee. As the first edition to contain evocative elements of the Olympic Winter Games, […]

WHO Director−General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID−19 — 18 January 2022

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The volcanic eruption near Tonga and subsequent tsunami requires an urgent response. With telecommunications down, WHO is on the ground in Tonga helping coordinate the response by channelling information between UN agencies, humanitarian partners and the Tongan government.   Omicron continues to sweep the world. Last week, there were more than 18 million reported cases. […]

WHO, UN set out steps to meet world COVID vaccination targets

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Working with COVAX, African Vaccine Acquisition Trust and other partners – world can and must meet WHO targets to vaccinate 40% of the population of all countries by the end-2021 and 70% by mid-2022 Vaccine supply gaps to COVAX must be closed immediately for countries to reach the 40% year end target United Nations Secretary-General […]

First-ever Global Organized Crime Index reveals that 80% of the World’s population live in countries with high levels of criminality

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Unique tool offers pioneering overview of illicit economies and provides original basis for measuring vulnerability and resilience to organized crime for all UN member states. Geneva, Switzerland – 28 September 2021: In recent years, there have been indications that the scope, scale and impact of organized crime has been growing around the world. But until now […]