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UN rights chief bemoans unilateral sanctions on Venezuela, fearing ‘far-reaching implications’

Content by: UN News Centre Tensions started escalating at the end of January, when Juan Guaidó, head of the country’s National Assembly, challenged the legitimacy of sitting President Nicolás Maduro and was declared interim president by the ...

New UN report shows record number of children killed and maimed in conflict

Content by: UN News Centre In the 20 conflict situations monitored in the 2018 edition of the Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, released Tuesday, more than 12,000 children were killed or maimed that year.

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

Content by: UN News Centre According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), some 72 per cent of detected victims are women and girls, and the percentage of child victims has more than doubled from 2004 to 2016.

Murder of Brazilian indigenous leader a ‘worrying symptom’ of land invasion

Content by: UN News Centre Emrya Wajãpi was killed on July 23 in Amapá, a region in the far north of Brazil, bordering French Guyana.  According to media reports, witnesses saw a number of gold miners enter the protected reserve of the Wajãpi ...


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