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Cambodia's anti-slavery efforts questioned

14.11.2011 11:58
UPI.com Published: Nov. 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM     PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Human rights activists say more action is necessary to stop the trafficking of maids from Cambodia to Malaysia. Cambodian Member of Parliament Mu Sochua said a recently enacted law banning...

The business of human trafficking

08.11.2011 11:24
At some point in a company's supply chain, it’s likely they are using products, supplies or services that involve trafficked people, says one senior company executive. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian theguardian Companies often use complex global procurement systems to deny their...

El Salvador To Set-Up Human Trafficking Council

26.09.2011 11:02
Inside CostaRica' Daily English News Source / Sunday 25 September 201 San Salvador - El Salvador will establish a National Council against Human Trafficking to assist the victims of the crime. Manuel Melgar, Minister of Justice and Security, said it is hard to determine the extent of this...

China Steps Up Anti-Child Trafficking Efforts

18.08.2011 11:33
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 at 7:40 am UTC Posted 1 day ago The Chinese government is drafting tighter rules on adopting children to combat the country's widespread child trafficking problem. The China Daily newspaper says only orphanages will be able to offer abandoned infants and...

Mexican Cartels Move Into Human Trafficking:Daily Human Trafficking and Smuggling Report

28.07.2011 12:08
The Salvadoran single mother was hoping to support her children in the United States. Instead, gunmen from the Zeta drug cartel kidnapped her in Mexico and forced her to cook, clean and endure the rapes of multiple men. Now the survivor of this terrifying three- month ordeal is a witness for a...

United Nations GA formally launches Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Person.

04.09.2010 20:24
31 August 2010 – The United Nations today launched a global action plan to combat human trafficking, with senior UN officials urging that governments worldwide take coordinated and consistent measures to try to defeat the scourge. The plan, launched at a high-level meeting of the General...

México, primer país del mundo en campaña de la ONU contra trata de personas

30.06.2010 14:02
México, primer país del mundo en campaña de la ONU contra trata de personas México, 14 abr. (EFE)- El presidente mexicano, Felipe Calderón, y el subsecretario general de la ONU, Antonio María Costa, lanzaron hoy la campaña "Corazón Azul" en contra de la trata de personas en el mundo, con lo...

UNODC Launches Global Review on Migrant Smuggling

24.06.2010 11:20
  10 June 2010 Migrant smuggling has been an issue of increasing concern. The negative consequences of this type of transnational crime include the erosion of state sovereignty and the loss of control over who enters and leaves the territory, the potential security implications of clandestine...

Launch of Human Rights Education on amnesty.org / Lancement de la page internet Education aux Droits Humains sur amnesty.org‏

08.04.2010 15:04
Amnesty International's work in human rights education spans formal, non-formal and informal sectors across all continents. Information about international human rights education is online now. Amnesty International believes that human rights education is fundamental for addressing the...

Council of Europe steps up action to combat sexual violence against children‏

22.03.2010 10:48
Strasbourg, 22.03.2010 – In ratifying the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse today, San Marino has cleared the way for the convention to come into force on 1 July this year. Designed to protect children against all forms of...

South Asia: Gateway to the world - UNODC launches its new South Asia website

01.02.2010 13:05
Asia website Today, on 1 February 2010, the Regional Office of the United Nations on Drugs Crime for South Asia is launching its new website. The official launch is taking place at our main office in New Delhi and we have invited several experts and partners, who have been working with us...

UN chief launches campaign in Africa to eradicate male violence against women‏

01.02.2010 11:33
30 January 2010 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the support of African leaders to give new impetus to his campaign to end the violence suffered by women on the continent, which he called the “unsung heroines” of development in the region. “We know African women are often a...

UNHCR in Asia and the Pacific

11.01.2010 11:16
Working environment Asia faced a number of humanitarian crises in the first half of 2009 causing large-scale human suffering. UNHCR has played a lead role in the humanitarian community's efforts to provide emergency assistance and protection to those affected. In Afghanistan, violent conflict and...

CONSIDERACIONES EN MATERIA DE TRATA DE PERSONAS DESDE LA PERSPECTIVA DEL DERECHO INTERNACIONAL DE LOS REFUGIADOS

11.01.2010 10:31
Presentación del ACNUR con ocasión de la Segunda Reunión de Autoridades Nacionales en materia de trata de personas (OEA) 25-27 de marzo de 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Versión en Inglés

UNICEF launches special website for the 20th anniversary of the CRC‏

09.11.2009 23:40
On 20 November 2009, the world will commemorate two decades of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). UNICEF invites you to visit a special CRC website dedicated to this occasion: www.unicef.org/rightsite   The website contains: human interest stories; world wide events; videos;...

"Lives are for sale in Europe", warns UNODC

16.10.2009 21:30
16 October 2009 - Fewer people are convicted for human trafficking in Europe than for rarer crimes like kidnapping. Only 9,000 victims were reported in 2006, a figure about 30 times smaller than the total estimated number of people trafficked. "Perhaps police are not finding the traffickers and...

Clinton Global Initiative on Human Trafficking

24.09.2009 23:12
  Seminar: Leadership and Solutions to End Human Trafficking and Forced Labor.     Take Action, Make a Commitment.   The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting 2009 is the only venue where business, government, and civil-sector leaders work together to plan and launch...

USA: Proposed legislation would amend outdated child labor laws‏

16.09.2009 11:54
Human Rights Watch Press release September 15, 2009. The US Congress should amend outdated labor laws that allow even young children to work in commercial US agriculture, Human Rights Watch said today. Legislation introduced today by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard of California would for the...

UNODC releases new anti-human trafficking manual

31.08.2009 14:45
28 August 2009 - Today at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, UNODC released a new manual that addresses gaps in the capacity of criminal justice practitioners to prevent and combat trafficking in persons. The Anti- Human Trafficking Manual for Criminal Justice Practitioners, which...

MEXICO ENDORSES BLUE HEART CAMPAIGN

16.08.2009 22:43
13 August 2009 - The recently established Inter-Secretariat Commission to Prevent and Prosecute Trafficking in Persons of Mexico has unanimously approved a UNODC proposal to launch the Blue Heart Campaign. Mexico will be the first Latin American State to take the lead in this global movement...
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