Is an “Optional Toolkit” a Viable Option?

ABC NEWS: The delegate from Egypt has pressed for the creation of an “optional toolkit” by UNICEF intended to mitigate unjust child labor practices, but reactions to the proposal have varied. In a group including Canada, Italy, Iran, and Pakistan amongst other, Egypt is working to create what has been dubbed an “optional toolkit” for mitigating … More Is an “Optional Toolkit” a Viable Option?

UNICEF ignoring role of Gender-balance in Trafficking of Girls

RUSSIA TODAY: Gender has been largely ignored in discussions of human trafficking despite mass migration of males, which threaten societal cohesion, reverse progress of gender equality, and increase demand for prostitution As delegates from around the world gather to discuss Child Labour and Trafficking as a Result of Civil Unrest in UNICEF, delegates have consistently expressed … More UNICEF ignoring role of Gender-balance in Trafficking of Girls

Swedish delegate dispels myth of European ‘child sex labour unions’

BBC: At yesterday’s UN press conference, a Swedish diplomat commented on recent allegations presented in the People’s Daily that suggested national condonation of “local labour unions and labour laws to police children in the sex trade.” A recent article in a Chinese newspaper, The People’s Daily, alleged the unthinkable:  that delegates of the United Nation’s Children’s Fund … More Swedish delegate dispels myth of European ‘child sex labour unions’

Germany’s Three-Tier Process

DER SPIEGEL:  Germany proposes three-tier process to prevent child trafficking. The delegate of Germany is leading proposals for a three-tier process to curb child trafficking, focusing on awareness, rehabilitation and identification. The delegate of Pakistan expressed his support for Germany and expressed the need for the the UN to deal with child trafficking, which is … More Germany’s Three-Tier Process

Europeans Assume Everyone Wants Prostitutes

PEOPLE’S DAILY: A Coddling Touch Rather Than A Firm Hand European proposals to address the growing problem of child trafficking through UNICEF include the use of local labour unions and labour laws to police children in the sex trade. The delegation from Sweden was hoping to prevent underage “sex work” by having local labour unions and … More Europeans Assume Everyone Wants Prostitutes

Fallen Between The Headlines: China’s Personal Response to Child Trafficking

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST: Chinese Delegation at UNICEF sheds light on China’s own troubles with child labour and trafficking. The UN delegations for UNICEF are currently meeting to address the pressing issue of the exploitation of children due to civil unrest, focusing on Syrian refugee children. While the rest of the committee speaks on Syria, China … More Fallen Between The Headlines: China’s Personal Response to Child Trafficking