UN rights expert urges States to step-up anti-slavery efforts to protect most vulnerable during COVID-19 

A UN human rights expert urged governments on Tuesday to increase protection for those millions of workers, who due to the COVID-19 pandemic, risk being pushed into exploitative jobs that are tantamount to slavery.
 

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May 05, 2020 at 09:27AM
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UN celebrates midwives during COVID-19 crisis because ‘childbirth doesn’t stop for pandemics’

With many national health systems totally overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, midwives are demonstrating courage and resilience as they support women and newborns in the toughest of circumstances, the head of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Tuesday.

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Record child displacement figures due to conflict and violence in 2019: UNICEF

A new UN report finds that some 19 million children were displaced within their own countries due to conflict and violence in 2019, more than in any other year, making them among the most vulnerable to the global spread of COVID-19. 

Record child displacement figures due to conflict and violence in 2019: UNICEF
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COVID-19 pandemic exposes global ‘frailties and inequalities’: UN deputy chief

The COVID-19 pandemic which has swept across the developed and developing world is “exposing the frailties and inequalities of our societies,” according to the UN Deputy Secretary-General.

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Sudan bans female genital mutilation, UNICEF vows to help support new law

The United Nations Childen’s Fund (UNICEF) welcomed the landmark move by Sudan’s transitional government this week to criminalize female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) w,ith a three-year jail sentence for offenders.

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May 02, 2020 at 04:21PM
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‘Rights and dignity’ of older people must be respected during COVID-19 and beyond

The COVID-19 fatality rate for people over 80-years-old, is five times the global average, the UN Secretary-General said on Friday, launching a new policy initiative to address this and many other challenges faced by the elderly, during and after the biggest public health crisis to hit the world in a century.

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May 01, 2020 at 11:01AM
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Journalists provide ‘antidote’ to COVID-19 misinformation, UN chief says ahead of World Press Freedom Day

The UN Secretary-General is calling for greater protection of journalists who are providing the “antidote” to what he has characterized as a pandemic of misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 crisis.

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May 01, 2020 at 09:23AM
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