Each year millions of women, children and men are trafficked for sexual or labour exploitation, robbing them of their freedom, dreams, dignity and hope. Join UNODC and the cast of USA Network’s Graceland in supporting those most affected by this terrible crime by donating to the UN Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking. Tune in on 20 Aug, at 10pm ET, for Graceland’s final installment of a series of seven episodes dealing with this heinous crime, and which will be complemented by new public service announcements from two of the show’s stars, Daniel Sunjata and Serinda Swan. See their message at: bit.ly/1uYvPrk

Each year millions of women, children and men are trafficked for sexual or labour exploitation, robbing them of their freedom, dreams, dignity and hope. Join UNODC and the cast of USA Network’s Graceland in supporting those most affected by this terrible crime by donating to the UN Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking. Tune in on 20 Aug, at 10pm ET, for Graceland’s final installment of a series of seven episodes dealing with this heinous crime, and which will be complemented by new public service announcements from two of the show’s stars, Daniel Sunjata and Serinda Swan. See their message at: bit.ly/1uYvPrk

Different UN offices around the world marked World Humanitarian Day on Tuesday by paying tribute to aid workers who carry out life-saving activities, often in dangerous and difficult circumstances, while celebrating the spirit of humanitarian work worldwide.

The Day is observed annually on 19 August, the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad that killed 22 people, including UN envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello.

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With 500 days left to accelerate action on the UN Millennium Development Goals, widely considered to be the most successful global anti-poverty push in history, 500 young people gathered at the United Nations on at a special event with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.  In attendance was education and equality activist Malala Yousafzai.  

Ahead of the event, the Secretary-General gave Malala a backpack and school supplies, calling her the most famous, most hard-working student in the world. 

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The fighting that has been going on in Gaza for more than a month now has left many of the tiny territory’s children suffering from psychological trauma. To help children and their families, UNRWA counselors are providing psychological first aid, orientation and advice to parents, and individual counseling to those that suffer from psychological distress. Counselors also engage in psychosocial activities with children, which include playing, relaxation and meditation exercises, drawing and storytelling.

Learn more and take a look at the photo gallery here: http://j.mp/1t4rukT

The UN has designated its highest level emergency for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, which is impacting tens of thousands of people.
The “Level 3 Emergency” designation will facilitate mobilization of additional resources to ensure a more effective response to the humanitarian needs of populations affected by forced displacements.
UN officials are particularly concerned about the situation on Sinjar Mountain, where families remain trapped and the health conditions are quickly deteriorating.

Read more at: http://j.mp/1oS3oKT

The UN has designated its highest level emergency for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, which is impacting tens of thousands of people.

The “Level 3 Emergency” designation will facilitate mobilization of additional resources to ensure a more effective response to the humanitarian needs of populations affected by forced displacements.

UN officials are particularly concerned about the situation on Sinjar Mountain, where families remain trapped and the health conditions are quickly deteriorating.

Read more at: http://j.mp/1oS3oKT