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Another Year at the UN!

Things are back to normal now, with flags flying, delegates hurrying to meetings, and NGO committees hard at work. One of the biggest events at the UN was the celebration of October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Extreme poverty may be the greatest cause of violence in the world. As a member of the NGO Subcommittee for the Eradication of Poverty, UNANIMA helped with this event. Check it out on our Facebook page.

This week we heard from the Special Rapporteur on Sale / Exploitation / Violence Against Children. In her report she stressed that we need to focus more on the “rights of children to be heard,” and let them speak for themselves, safely and without fear of punishment.