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International Statement of Support to United Nations Conventions on Narcotics

January 23, 2012 ·  By Gráinne Kenny

International groups who describe themselves as world experts are working hard to promote full legalisation of drugs. They propose different approaches through Medical Marijuana (NORML US), Cannabis legalisation/decriminalisation, injecting rooms and harm reduction with no independent evaluation of results.

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Drug Legalisation: An Evaluation of the Impacts on  Global Society 

December 21, 2011 · 

The flawed proposition of drug legalisation Various  well  funded  pressure  groups  have  mounted  campaigns  to  overturn  the  United  Nations Conventions  on  drugs.    These  groups  claim  that  society  should  accept  the  fact  of  drugs  as  a problem that will remain and, therefore, should be managed in a way that would enable millions of people to take […]

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The Millennium Development Goals to Reduce Poverty

September 29, 2010 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

In the year 2000, the United Nations set eight goals to reduce by half the number of people living in dire poverty worldwide. The achievements and failures in the past ten years were reviewed a few weeks ago by world leaders meeting in The UN headquarters in New York.

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UN Report Says Sex Trafficking a Big Concern

February 16, 2009 · 

UNITED NATIONS – A NEW report from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said on Monday that sexual exploitation and forced labour are the most common forms of human trafficking around the globe.

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Child Trafficking on the Rise

September 4, 2003 · 

The United Nations Children Fund estimates that approximately $1.2 million children are trafficked year for $10 (USD) billion. In a recently published report “End Child Exploitation: Stop the Traffic” UNICEF noted that there had been a 20% increase in child prostitutes in Thailand in the last three years and 15% of the girls trafficked from […]

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UN ENVOY REPORTS NO EVIDENCE OF ‘CHILD SOLDIERING’ IN ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA

April 14, 2002 · 

A top United Nations expert on the impact of armed conflict on children said that during a recent visit to Eritrea and Ethiopia he had seen no systematic use of child soldiers and found no evidence of child abuse in refugee camps. Olara Otunnu, Secretary-General’s Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, said […]

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SEX TRAFFICKING OCCURS VIA INFORMAL NETWORKS, ILO, UNDP SAY

April 14, 2002 · 

Sex trafficking of children in Thailand is largely an industry run by small, informal networks, according to a new report from the ILO in co-ordination with the UN Development Program. It is mainly informal networks that are responsible for trafficking girls out of their villages, and sometimes girls are driven by boredom with village life […]

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The International Dealers in Death

July 9, 2001 · 

The world is awash with guns – at least 550 million of them. An endless cheap supply of small arms has spawned an epidemic of killing. In a three-part series, Guardian writers hunt down the dealers, talk to the victims and ask what can be done to stop the trade. Today: The gunrunner

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UN Human Trafficking protocol endorsed

January 1, 2001 · 

by Sutthida Malikaew After long negotiations the United up with trafficking in persons, which was endorsed by UN member states in December 2000. However, there is still a lot of hard work left to do for NGOS. Negotiations were concluded on the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, […]

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UN Urges Action on Millions of Asian Trafficking Victims

March 29, 2000 · 

BANGKOK – Nine million people have been enslaved in the global sex trade or forced to work in appalling conditions by powerful crime syndicates active in human trafficking, according to a new United Nations report.

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