Tuesday, July 30, 2019

July 30th, World Day Against Human Trafficking.

“Most detected victims are trafficked for sexual exploitation; victims are also trafficked for forced labor, recruitment as child soldiers and other forms of exploitation and abuse”, Mr. Guterres said in his message on the Day, marked annually on 30 July. (Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General)

Read More: Conflict, climate change among factors that increase ‘desperation that enables human trafficking to flourish’, says UN chief

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

UN Refugees Chief urges Security Council for firm response to record-high displacements

"Filippo Grandi, today reminded international leaders at the United Nations Security Council of their critical role in finding urgent responses to the unabating displacement crises across the world at a  time when toxicity in language about refugees and migrants is on the rise (UNHCR. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Message to Security Council. April 9th, 2019) 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Girls Sold Into Forced Labour, Largest Group Of Trafficking Victims.

"Latest figures show that women and girls lured into situations of forced labour account for two thirds of those who have received support from IOM in Cox’s Bazar after escaping or being rescued from exploitation. Another 10 per cent of identified victims were women and girls who suffered sexual exploitation" (IOM, Oct. 16, 2018, Press Releases: Girls Sold into Forced Labour Largest Group of Trafficking Victims)

Friday, August 31, 2018

Regional Treaty For The Protection Of The Environment And The Protection Of Human Rights Defenders.

Adopted in San José, Costa Rica, by representatives of 24 countries on 4 March, the Escazú Agreement would be the first binding treaty in the region to establish protections for the rights of access to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters, as well as enshrining the protection of environmental human rights defenders (Amnesty International, News, August 27, 2018).

Friday, January 12, 2018

Migration should be act of hope, not despair...

“Let me emphasize: migration is a positive global phenomenon. It powers economic growth, reduces inequalities, connects diverse societies and helps us ride the demographic waves of population growth and decline,” said Mr. Guterres, launching his report, Making Migration Work for All, at UN Headquarters, in New York (Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Nigeria: The Road Back Home.

Mala reflects, “In the past, we used organic fertilizer from cattle dung, but with the invasion of our community by Boko Haram, it has become very scarce as animals were also stolen. But FAO has brought fertilizer; we have not seen this in years. Coupled with improved seeds, my family and I will have enough to eat.” (Food and Agricultural Organization, Articule, Sept. 27, 2017)