#DeadlyBusiness: campaigning against migrant smuggling
A campaign to show the different smuggling methods used by criminals, covering land, sea, and air #DeadlyBusiness, has been launched by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. It aims to raise awareness of the risks of being smuggled and has been developed by a regional project of 11 countries in North and Central America, with the support of the European Union. More...
If you speak out, you can help people - UN Messenger of Peace Malala
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has designated children's rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls' education. Ms. Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for attending classes, is the youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace. She said: "If you want to see your future bright, you have to start working now and not wait for anyone else."
Children are worst affected in Yemen conflict
As the conflict in Yemen continues into its third year, more than two-thirds of the population - nearly 19 million people - are in need of humanitarian aid. The top United Nations humanitarian official, Stephen O'Brien, said that the fighting, in addition to killing thousands and displacing millions and wrecking the country's economy, has brought Yemen to the brink of a famine. More...
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