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
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.
The United Nations on Monday welcomed a new member of the family, which will help address the development challenges of the world’s poorest countries through science, technology and innovation, while also marking a significant milestone for the whole 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. More.
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
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.
Deployed to some of the most challenging environments to help some of the most vulnerable people, over 120 countries contribute troops and police to UN Peacekeeping and over one million men and women have served under the UN flag.
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 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
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.