Women and girls at high risk of being pushed into modern slavery   – International People Search

Women and children are at high risk of being pushed into contemporary forms of slavery, UN-appointed independent rights experts said on Wednesday.   

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UN chief: Global vaccination plan is ‘only way out’ of the pandemic  – International People Search

With more people dying due to COVID-19 this year than in 2020, the UN Secretary-General argued on Tuesday that “the only way out of a global pandemic – and out of this unjust and immoral situation – is through a global vaccination plan.” 

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Mexico: Over 95,000 registered as disappeared, impunity ‘almost absolute’ – International People Search

As of last Friday, more than 95,000 people have been officially registered as disappeared in Mexico. That includes a worrying increase in the number of women and children, a trend that has worsened during the pandemic, with migrants particularly at risk.  

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World ‘dangerously unprepared’ for future pandemics unless leaders tackle inequalities, UNAIDS warns – International People Search

Unless leaders tackle stark inequalities, the world could face 7.7 million AIDS-related deaths over the next 10 years, the Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) warned on Monday in a new report.

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Violations of Palestinian rights puts two-State solution at risk UN chief warns  – International People Search

The situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, continues to pose a significant challenge to international peace and security, United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Monday. 

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First Person: ‘Disability reminds us that there is no such thing as normal’ – International People Search

Eddie Ndopu, an award-winning disability activist from South Africa, and one of 17 United Nations advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals, lives with spinal muscular atrophy, and faces many difficulty daily challenges. Ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on 3 December, Mr. Ndopu discusses how he has overcome barriers to travel the world advocating for others with disabilities.

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Digital Child’s Play: protecting children from the impacts of AI – International People Search

Artificial intelligence has been used in products targeting children for several years, but legislation protecting them from the potential impacts of the technology is still in its infancy. Ahead of a global forum on AI for children, UN News spoke to two UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) experts about the need for improved policy protection.

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UN expert welcomes India plan to repeal farm laws that sparked deadly protests – International People Search

A UN human rights expert welcomed India’s decision to repeal three contentious farm laws that sparked a year of nationwide protests which left 600 people dead in the last year. 

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193 countries adopt the first global agreement on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence – International People Search

All the nations members of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted on Thursday a historical text that defines the common values and principles needed to ensure the healthy development of AI.

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Iran: Execution of juvenile offender ‘deeply alarming and shocking’ – International People Search

The UN human rights office, OHCHR, on Thursday condemned Iran’s execution of a young man who was a minor at the time he was charged with committing a crime. 

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