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    Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

    The struggle for the recognition of indigenous rights continues

    This year’s Permanent Forum marks the tenth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. And a persistent challenge remains: more needs to be done to fully realize the human rights of indigenous peoples.

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    Commission on the Status of Women

    A roadmap for gender equality in place, but more effective action needed

    The UN’s Commission on the Status of Women agreed on measures for women’s full and equal participation in the economy but consistent action towards these goals in public and private spheres must be sustained for meaningful change.

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    Security Council Open Debate on Modern Slavery

    Ending the instability in which modern slavery thrives

    The UN Security Council is pushing for cooperation on cross-border prevention, protection and prosecution in fighting the widespread impunity that human traffickers enjoy amid the mass displacement of vulnerable millions.

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    Commission on the Status of Women

    Driving change for women’s empowerment is everyone’s responsibility

    The importance of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women in promoting gender equality and economic empowerment is growing fast. And its message of inclusive economies is resonating as a powerful way to break the cycle of poverty globally.

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    UN Statistical Commission

    Using data to ask better questions on modern slavery

    With its passage of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the government of the United Kingdom has increased its leadership and activities on tackling modern slavery including forced labour and trafficking.