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 GoodWeave, an NGO supported by the UN Slavery Fund, works to end illegal child labour in the carpet industry in South Asia
GoodWeave, an NGO supported by the UN Slavery Fund, works to end illegal child labour in the carpet industry in South Asia
© U Roberto Romano

The slaves of today: UN action to provide redress and rehabilitation

The UN Slavery Fund providing direct assistance to victims of modern forms of slavery appeals for additional donations to undertake its work.
 
Over the past two decades the United Nations Voluntary Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery has channelled support to victims of modern slavery through hundreds of organisations, including GoodWeave, a non-profit group founded by Kailash Satyarthi, one of the two recipients of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.


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 The pilotless ‘Heron’ drone can fly more than 24 hours at a time © EPA/Jim Hollander

Armed drones: calls for greater transparency and accountability

The Human Rights Council brings the debate on the use of armed drones to the fore, urging States to be more transparent and to promptly investigate allegations of violations.



 A break dancer spins as people watch © Peace Festival Team

Handprints make peace and a new world record

A new world record for the largest painting made of the imprint of hands belongs to Tunisia. The more than 10,000 square meter canvas was unveiled during the International Peace Festival which took place in all 24 regions of Tunisia.



Human Rights in the news

Death, a good deterrence?
“Letting people die at Europe’s borders just because of their administrative status is a complete disregard for the value of human life” - UN expert on migrants’ human rights François Crépeau.

Liberty and detention
The UN Human Rights Committee issues an authoritative commentary on when, and how, it is justified to deprive a person of their liberty, and States' obligations to avoid people being unlawfully or arbitrarily detained.

DPRK-Human rights: New report
Key report by special commission of enquiry on DPRK must be sent to the UN Security Council and the case referred to the International Criminal Court - UN expert Marzuki Darusman.

Children fleeing from Eritrea
We know how many Eritrean children reach Europe on their own, but not how many die trying, the Special Rapporteur on Eritrea Sheila B. Keetharuth tells the UN General Assembly.

Violence against women
UN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo will visit Afghanistan to assess the situation of violence against women, including its causes and consequences in the country (4-10 November).

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