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Third Committee – Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues | UN Press
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Third Committee – Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues | UN Press

Note: A complete summary of today’s Third Committee meetings will be available on Tuesday, 4 October. Briefing DELPHINE SCHANTZ, of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), expressed her agency’s support for Member States in their fight against drugs, corruption, terrorism and organized crime, including crimes that affect the environment, and cybercrime.  Championing…

UAE, UN train specialists in fighting human trafficking | Crime – Gulf News
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UAE, UN train specialists in fighting human trafficking | Crime – Gulf News

Screenshot of virtual press conference announcing the launch of the training Dubai: A group of 118 trainees from regional law enforcement agencies will engage in the latest edition of a programme for human trafficking specialists to gain investigation skills and the latest methods in detecting human trafficking rings. During a press conference held virtually, Major…

Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Robert C. Garrett Joins UN Panel to Fight Human Trafficking
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Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Robert C. Garrett Joins UN Panel to Fight Human Trafficking

International panel calls on World Health Organization to adopt uniform global standards to help providers identify and aid victims of trafficking EDISON, N,J., Sept. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most integrated health network, is pleased to announce that Chief Executive Officer Robert C. Garrett participated in a United Nations…

Secondary education can reduce child marriage by 66%: UNICEF – Down To Earth
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Secondary education can reduce child marriage by 66%: UNICEF – Down To Earth

Secondary education stronger, more consistent protection against child marriage than primary school education Two of every three child marriages would be stopped in the world only if all girls could complete secondary school, a new UNICEf report claimed. The numbers would fall 80 per cent if all girls continued on to higher education, the report mentioned….

Biden admin neglected sex-offender checks when placing migrant children with sponsors: Inspector General
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Biden admin neglected sex-offender checks when placing migrant children with sponsors: Inspector General

A scathing report from the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General has found that the Biden administration failed to properly take care of migrant children at processing centers amid a massive influx of arrivals at the southern border and, in some cases, released migrant children to sponsors without proper screenings. The study focused…

Albanian politicians see jailed Kosovo leaders in The Hague
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Albanian politicians see jailed Kosovo leaders in The Hague

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Three former presidents of Albania and one of Kosovo on Wednesday visited ethnic Albanian former commanders in the fight against Serbian rule in Kosovo who are being held in a Netherlands prison pending trial for alleged war crimes. Former Kosovo President Behgjet Pacolli said he visited the detainees together with three…

Launch of the ECPAT Country Overview: Dominican Republic Report
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Launch of the ECPAT Country Overview: Dominican Republic Report

ECPAT International is proud to announce the release of a new ECPAT Country Overview. Children in Dominican Republic face greater vulnerability to sexual exploitation, resulting from failures in access to education and the normalisation of violence against women and girls. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC—In cooperation with MAIS and the Down to Zero Alliance, ECPAT International is pleased…

Coordinated response to human trafficking urged – The Express Tribune
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Coordinated response to human trafficking urged – The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD – Speakers of a consultative session have called for concerted efforts to cope with human trafficking and migrant smuggling. They were speaking at the consultative session conducted under the EU-funded GLO.ACT – Global Action to Address Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants (GLOACT – Asia and the Middle East). The United Nations…

Cambodian police raid alleged cybercrime trafficking compounds – Reuters
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Cambodian police raid alleged cybercrime trafficking compounds – Reuters

  BANGKOK, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Cambodian authorities said raids are underway this week at suspected cybercrime compounds across the Southeast Asian country, uncovering evidence of human trafficking, illegal confinement and torture. Regional governments and human rights workers have heaped pressure on Cambodia in recent months to rein in transnational crime rackets that traffic people…