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22/03/2010

Media Statement

The following statement has been issued by a group of UN human rights experts to mark World Water Day, 22 March 2010

Water quality, a matter of children’s rights, say UN experts

GENEVA – “With an estimated 884 million people relying on unimproved drinking water sources, access to safe drinking water is clearly a human rights issue, with serious implications for children’s health,...

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02/02/2010

Media Statement

2 February 2010

Separated Haitian children risk being sold, trafficked or kept in slave-like conditions: UN human rights experts

GENEVA – “There is an increased risk of unaccompanied children in Haiti, including orphans and restaveks*, being abducted, enslaved, sold or trafficked, due to increased insecurity in the country,” a group of UN human rights experts warned Tuesday**.

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