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UNICEF: The number of children who do not attend school is rising, child marriage has not dropped in decades and millions of young children will die mostly preventable deaths by 2030 if global poverty is not addressed



** UN: More than 200 million girls and women globally have suffered genital mutilation, far higher than previously estimated.


**  “…..half of girls and women who have been cut live in just three countries – Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia…..”


U.N. report: International peacekeepers in Central African Republic implicated in the alleged abuse of children between December 2013 and June 2014


**  The U.N. has come under fire for its handling of the allegations

**  The implicated peacekeepers were not under United Nations command at the time

**  The three-member review panel harshly criticized the way the U.N. and its agencies dealt with the alleged abuse, calling it “seriously flawed” and a “gross institutional failure.”

**  3 senior U.N. officials had abused their authority by failing to take action.

Date: 02/15/2012 Description: Map of the Central African Republic © CIA World Factbook

The United Nations General Assembly’s human rights committee on Thursday adopted a resolution condemning North Korea’s bleak human rights situation and encouraging the Security Council to refer the North to the International Criminal Court.

NY Times

Korea and the Yellow Sea



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