The first World Day against Trafficking in Persons took place Wednesday in an effort by the United Nations to bring attention to the continuing need for international support in order to help trafficking victims and to end impunity for perpetrators.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes Disabilities Treaty
The treaty, among other things, reaffirms the need for fundamental human rights for all people with disabilities, and highlights the need to recognize and respond to discrimination against those with disabilities.
Senate Confirms Samantha Power as UN Ambassador
In its final vote before adjourning for August recess, the Senate confirmed Samantha Power as the United States’ ambassador to the United Nations.
Outrage Over Continuing Child Marriage in Nigeria
There has been outrage since the Nigerian Senate votedon July 16th to allow girls to marry without age restrictions.