Archive for October 4th, 2018


Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation – UN Event Sheds Light on the Unthinkable

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Governments can and must do more to end the daily sexual abuse and exploitation of girls and boys worldwide, an event at UN headquarters in New York on 3 October 2018 highlighted, including through a newly launched tool designed to help countries track progress and gaps.

© UNICEF/Pirozzi + An 18-year-old girl at a centre for abused and trafficked children in Almaty city, Kazakhstan.

“Every day, across all countries and levels of society, millions of girls and boys face the alarmingly common childhood experience of sexual abuse and exploitation,” said Amina J. Mohammed, the UN Deputy Secretary-General in her opening remarks for the event, co-organized by the World Childhood Foundation, the Swedish Mission to the UN, the UN Office of Partnerships and other non-profits.


International Court of Justice Orders US to Ease Iran Sanctions

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In a ruling issued on 3 October 2018, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, ordered the United States to lift some of the economic sanctions it has imposed on Iran, which effect the importation of humanitarian goods and products, as well as the safety of civilian aircraft.


Photo/ICJ/Jeroen Bouman | A view of the Peace Palace, seat of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, 2005

Trade Wars and Protectionism Threaten Global Shipping – UNCTAD 

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Maritime trade is stronger than it’s been for five years, but “tit-for-tat” tariff battles and restructuring by shipping companies threaten to disrupt its role as a key player in global commerce, the UN said on 3 October 2018.

IMO | A cargo ship at the port of Ningbo, China.

The warning from UNCTAD, the UN Conference on Trade and Development, follows a “healthy” four per cent increase in global seaborne commerce in 2017.

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