Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Tag Archives: UNODC

Pandemic fallout to be felt ‘for years’: UNODC

VIENNA – The coronavirus pandemic is pushing more people into drug use, while illicit cultivation could also get a boost, the UN said, warning that the crisis’s fallout was likely to be felt “for years to come”. The Vienna-based United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which each year ...

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World ‘not yet on track’ to ensure better future for children: UN

UN – Despite the child’s rights convention being the “most widely ratified human rights treaty”, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has said that some countries have fallen short of offering a better future to children who continue to die prematurely or fall victim to poverty, trafficking and slavery. In her ...

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Human trafficking on the rise in world: UN

UN: The number of human trafficking victims around the world is on the rise while armed groups and terrorists are trafficking women and children to generate funds and recruit, according to the latest Global Report on ‘Trafficking in Persons’. The 2018 report, released by the UN Office on Drugs and ...

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Home ‘most dangerous place’ for women, UN study shows

United Nations: More than half the women who were murdered worldwide last year were killed by their partners or family members, making home “the most dangerous place for a woman,” a new UN study said Sunday. In statistics released on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, ...

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Shehzad Roy appointed as National Goodwill Ambassador for UN

UN: Pakistani singer Shehzad Roy has been appointed as National Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The honour was announced on Twitter, where the organisation wrote, “UNODC Chief designates popular Pakistani singer Shehzad Roy as National Goodwill Ambassador.” UNODC Chief designates popular Pakistani singer Shehzad Roy ...

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