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SOMALIA: Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
2 Oct 2015 News
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has welcomed Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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PAKISTAN: Man initially arrested as a teenager faces execution
28 Sep 2015 News
Pakistani authorities are set to hang a man who says he was 15 when arrested for a murder he says he did not commit, lawyers have said.
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AFGHANISTAN: President vows to stop 'inhuman' child sex abuse
24 Sep 2015 News
The Afghan government says it has "undertaken serious measures" to prevent "abominable" child sexual abuse following a report alleging the practice was rife among the country's armed forces and militias.
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UK: Nations using child soldiers are invited to British arms fair
14 Sep 2015 News
The UK is selling arms to countries where child soldiers are routinely used or where youngsters are targeted in war zones. 
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TRANSPARENCY: Ostracised, sacked … and even arrested: the fate of whistleblowers at the UN
14 Sep 2015 News
Former employees say United Nations is failing to protect those who report corruption, malpractice or sexual abuse
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Syria & Iraq: The Chemical Weapons Curse
11 Sep 2015 News
Reports have emerged of continues of chemical weapons use across the Syrian - Iraq border, by both the  Islamic State militant group and the Syrian government.
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UNITED STATES: Department of Labor sues Mormon sect $1.9m for oppressive child labour practices
11 Sep 2015 News
A multi-year investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor revealed that the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints employed young children illegally to harvest pecans.  
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HEALTH: Child death rate cut by half, but UN target missed
10 Sep 2015 News
As many as 16,000 children under five die each day, even though they are half as likely to die before their fifth birthday now than they were in 1990.
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TRAFFICKING: Research points to serious mental health impact on trafficked children
9 Sep 2015 News
Children as young as 10 have attempted suicide or suffered serious mental health problems after being trafficked as sex slaves or forced labourers, researchers said yesterday.
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UNITED KINGDOM: Sexting boy's naked selfie recorded as crime by police
7 Sep 2015 News
A boy who sent a naked photograph of himself to a girl at school has had the crime of making and distributing indecent images recorded against him according to the BBC.
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EUROPE: The truth about refugees
3 Sep 2015 News
An Amnesty International briefing on the refugee crisis in Europe.
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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: New sexual abuse allegations against French soldiers
3 Sep 2015 News
Fresh allegations have come to light about sexual abuse of children by French soldiers in the Central African Republic.      
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