Women who have survived sexual violence endure a “triple tragedy” – physical, psychological and social – in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), South African singer and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Goodwill Ambassador Miriam Makeba has said.
The year 2008 was marked by two major developments: record levels of opium poppy production in Afghanistan and the emergence of West Africa as a transshipment point for cocaine traffickers bound for Europe. These disturbing trends are covered in the UNODC Annual Report 2008 (covering activities in 2007), which was launched today.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mission with Regional Functions (MRF), in Pretoria and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) are seeking expressions of interest from individuals, organizations or companies interested in developing a module-based Anti Human Trafficking Training Curriculum, and supporting materials, for use in the capacity building of relevant government and NGO institutions with… Read More »
GENEVA – Increasing attention on the safe migration of people in the globalized world and greater efforts to promote the rights of migrant workers are not being systematically matched by interventions to ensure the safety and well being of families left behind, the International Organization for Migration says today as it marks International Women’s Day.
8 March 2008 – At the 2005 World Summit, Governments of all nations agreed that “progress for women is progress for all”. Yet the 10-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action revealed a serious gap between policy and practice in many countries. A lack of political will is reflected in the… Read More »