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Young students in New York City celebrating International Youth Day. © Paulo Filgueiras / UN, 2018
SG: I believe in the power of young people.
Peace, economic dynamism, social justice, tolerance – all this and more, depends on tapping into the potential power of youth. Not in some distant future, but today. Right now.
New York, 1 August 2018 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Helen Meagher La Lime of the United States as his Special Representative for Haiti and Head of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH).
Women and children are disproportionately affected. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), young girls are the most demanded and profitable prey for traffickers. Above, a child stands in a curtained doorway in Yemen. UNHCR/Rocco Nuri
Trafficking in persons is a vile crime that feeds on inequalities, instability and conflict. Human traffickers profit from peoples’ hopes and despair. They prey on the vulnerable and rob them of their fundamental rights.
MINUJUSTH presents the 33 fables produced by young Haitians as part of the contest #OnceUponAFABLE, in partnership with the National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO. © Leonora Baumann / UN / MINUJUSTH, 2018
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