We Must Tackle The Root Causes Of Child Labour

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder highlighted the importance of addressing the root causes of child labour, including in unpaid family work in agriculture. He spoke at a panel on child labour held on the sidelines of the International Labour Conference.

Ryder pointed out that some 152 million children aged 5 to 17 are in child labour worldwide. Between 2012 and 2016, there was “almost no reduction in the number of children aged 5 to 11 in child labour, and the number of these most vulnerable, youngest children in hazardous work actually increased.” More

United Nations Works With Airline Industry to Stop Human Trafficking

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is  working hard with partners to stop human trafficking. Named the Global “Blue Heart Campaign” it was recently promoted in Sydney at the International Air Transport Association conference at which the UNODC told the association members they are looking to transportation companies for their help in the fight against human trafficking.

Hear more from Mr Felipe De La Torre from UNODC in this interview.

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It is Time to End Human Trafficking

It is time to end human trafficking a transnational crime happening everywhere. We need everyone to join the Blue Heart Campaign says Gillian Murray, UNODC Deputy Director for the Division of Policy Analysis and Public Affairs.

She also tells us that “the aviation industry is a key partner in preventing human trafficking by being an additional set of compassionate eyes and ears.” Listen here

For more information on the Blue Heart Campaign

United Nations Secretary-General on World Environment Day

United Nations – United Nations Secretary-General video message on World Environment Day 2018. This World Environment Day (5 June) UN Environment is asking you, companies and civil society groups, to take a concrete action to Beat Plastic Pollution. Let’s all help to clean up our environment. For more information on the World Environment Day.

In Mali, Guterres Honours Dedication And Sacrifice Of UN peacekeepers

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Mali on Tuesday, to honour the service and sacrifice of peacekeepers around the world, and mark the official International Day of UN Peacekeepers.

The north-west African country is the most dangerous place in the world to be a UN ‘blue helmet’, and last year, 21 troops serving with the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) lost their lives, together with seven civilians. More

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: from Summit to Outcomes

The theme of the United Nations Association of New Zealand’s annual conference was to assess the value of Summitry.

In speaking at the conference, UNIC Canberra Director, Christopher Woodthorpe, spoke on how the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development owed its existence to the success of a series of summits and conferences which had built, over the years, on a foundation laid by Member States when they agreed on the UNCED, or Earth Summit, outcome document, Agenda 21.

Pictured: Ms Joy Dunsheath, President of the United Nations Association of New Zealand (UNANZ) with the Director of UNIC Canberra. Photo: UNANZ

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Service and Sacrifice: Women Contributing To Peace Around The World

More and more women are bringing their skills to United Nations peacekeeping missions, often in some of the most dangerous parts of the world. They provide initiative, innovation and inspiration to the local community, helping to secure lasting peace.
More information please go to the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping website.