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UN deputy chief calls for renewed global action against human trafficking

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Monday called for renewed global action against human trafficking. “Renewed and reinvigorated global action against this crime (of human trafficking) is needed more than ever, as economic hardship, conflict, and health and climate emergencies are increasing and compounding vulnerabilities to …

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Illicit financial flows threaten security and stability in Africa

United Nations | Xinhua | At a time when Africa is mobilizing resources for pandemic recovery and sustainable development, illicit financial flows (IFFs) are robbing the continent of 50 billion U.S. dollars annually, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a high-level virtual meeting on Thursday held under the African Union’s (AU) …

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Illicit financial flows rob USD 50 billion from Africa annually

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |At a time when Africa is mobilizing resources for pandemic recovery and sustainable development, illicit financial flows (IFFs) are robbing the continent of USD 50 billion annually.  Illicit financial flows refer to the illegal movement of money from one country to another, through tax fraud, …

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UN presses Liberia to kickstart war crimes prosecutions

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | A top UN official on Thursday asked Liberia to implement the recommendations of a truth commission dating back to 2009 which included prosecuting eight ex-warlords for alleged crimes against humanity. Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a conference in Monrovia it was “critical to implement the …

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UN’s number two accused in Chinese scam to import Nigerian rosewood

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed faced accusations from an advocacy group on Thursday that she granted illegal permits to Chinese firms to import endangered Nigerian timber when she was Nigeria’s environment minister. Documents provided by Mohammed were used by Chinese importers to clear …

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Amina Mohammed, two other women named to top UN posts

United Nations, United States | AFP |  Incoming UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday announced the appointment of Nigeria’s Environment Minister Amina Mohammed to be the UN’s number two official and tapped two other women for key leadership posts. Guterres has made gender parity a priority of his tenure which …

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