The Week in Review

Security Council hears calls for ‘all of UN’ approach to stop destruction, smuggling of cultural heritage

30 November 2017 – The United Nations Security Council today focused its attention on global efforts to stop the traffic in or destruction of cultural property, with the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) laying out steps to protect cultural heritage and ensure it can serve “as a source of belonging and peace for all people in times of conflict.”

Protections for children should be included in global blueprints on refugees and safe migration – UNICEF

30 November 2017 – The rights, protection and wellbeing of uprooted children should be central commitments of global migration policies, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, as it released a new report prior to a meeting next week on safe, regular and orderly migration.

UN chief 'strongly condemns' latest ballistic missile launch by DPR Korea

29 November 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres “strongly condemns” the launch of yet another ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), his Spokesman has said.

Family members linked to nearly half of child trafficking cases, new UN-backed data reveals

28 November 2017 – Almost half of identified child trafficking cases has begun with a family member’s involvement, new data from the United Nations migration agency has revealed.

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