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31 Oct 2009
UNICEF, preparing for the 20th anniversary of the CRC is publishing a series of stories about the agreement. The first one is by Gordana Djurovic, Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro, the newest member of UNICEF. She writes about the progress...
31 Oct 2009
“The Local” reports that the Swedish government will propose to Parliament to make the viewing of child pornography also illegal. Currently only the possession of such materials is illegal. The second part of the proposal will...
26 Oct 2009
‘International News Services’ published an analysis of human trafficking in which it claims that majority of organised human trafficking cases are in Europe. it cites UNODC that in Europe alone there are an estimated 270,000 victims...
26 Oct 2009
‘UNAIDS’ reports that the 3rd HIV/AIDS Conference in Eastern Europe and Central Asia opened in Moscow. At the opening the executive director of UNAIDS said that they were “v_ery concerned that Eastern Europe and Central Asia is...
25 Oct 2009
‘European Aids Treatment Group’ reports on its website that the Commission adopted a new strategy for the fight of HIV/AIDS in Europe and the neighbouring countries. The strategy focuses on three key areas: HIV prevention and HIV...
25 Oct 2009
‘Utalkmarketing’ published an opinion piece about the hazards of social networking site ‘Twitter’ with its un-moderated content to the protection of children. The reviewer suggests that the lack of child safety measures...
25 Oct 2009
‘Radio Sweden International’ reports that the Swedish government put forward – a so far unclear – proposal to allow asylum seekers with small children to apply for residence permit in Sweden. Under current legislation they...
24 Oct 2009
‘Balkan Insight’ reports that women from the ‘Balkans’ are taking jobs in the West in growing numbers, leaving behind their children and often unemployed husbands. This trend creates social problems back home, and changes...
23 Oct 2009
‘The Malta Independent’ reports that criminal organisations in Libya, who have been involved in human smuggling through Algeria, Malta, Italy and Spain, are now using the same route for the trafficking of drugs.
16 Oct 2009
‘Cyprus Mail’ reports on a conference organised by the European Commission Representation on the problem of human trafficking. The speakers acknowledged that Cyprus has a sizeable human trafficking problem with an ‘industry...

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