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2016 deadliest year ever for migrants crossing Mediterranean – UN agency

06 January 2017 – More migrants were killed crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in 2016 than ever before, according to the United Nations migration agency in the region.


US removal of textbook with ‘distorted’ depiction of slavery from classrooms applauded by UN experts

05 January 2017 – A team of United Nations human rights experts is supporting a recent decision by a United States school district in Connecticut to remove offensive and inaccurate historical information about slavery from its classrooms.


UN agency data on labour migration shows 150 million migrants in global workforce

05 January 2017 – There are about 150 million migrant workers around the world, according a recent United Nations study, which provides useful labour migration data for policy makers as they seek to make headway on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.