Archive for September 1st, 2018

01/09/2018

‘Hacking, Child Sexual Exploitation and Other Cybercrimes Could Keep Countries from Reaching Their Development Goals’ – UN Drug and Crime Agency

Human Wrongs Watch

31 August 2018 – Hacking, child sexual exploitation and other cybercrimes could keep countries from reaching their development goals, warns a UN official who is urging Governments and private sectors to rethink how they work together.

UNODC | Countering cybercrime creates stronger banking and stronger financial institutions, which leads to better economic prosperity.

“Keeping people safer online makes society safer,” said Neil Walsh, Chief of Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section at the UN drug and crime agency (UNODC) told UN News.

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01/09/2018

Food, Security and Peace ‘Desperately Needed’ in Mali

Human Wrongs Watch

31 August 2018 – A senior United Nations relief official has called for greater international attention to the plight of millions in Africa’s Mali, where worsening intercommunal violence and armed group attacks are complicating an already complex humanitarian emergency.

UN OCHA | UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller meets women in Mopti during her visit to Mali.
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UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller – who just wrapped up a four-day mission to Mali– underscored that food, security, protection and peace are of paramount importance.

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01/09/2018

Civilians Continue Bear Brunt of Cluster Munitions’ Indiscriminate Devastation, UN-Backed Report

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Though 2017 saw a sharp decline in casualties as a result of the use of cluster munitions compared to the previous year, two conflicts – in Syria and Yemen – accounted for the vast majority of the victims, a new United Nations-backed civil society report has found.

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Gwenn Dubourthoumieu/UNMAS | From raising awareness, to victim assistance and demining, women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo play a key role in mine action.
01/09/2018

‘Act Now to Save Children from the Immediate and Long-Term Impacts of Climate-Driven Extreme Weather’ – UNICEF

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Governments are being pressed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to act now to safeguard younger generations from the immediate and long-term impacts of so-called “extreme weather events.”

UNICEF/UN0219088/Modola | Two-year-old Rumana is led by a community worker as she and her family are relocated to a safer area of the Kutupalong-Balukhali camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, which was hit by monsoon rains in July.

The devastating floods in southern India, wildfires ravaging the western United States and the record-breaking heatwaves baking countries across much of the northern hemisphere, are putting children in immediate danger while also jeopardizing their future, the agency said in a press release issued on 31 August 2018.

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