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The Crisis at UNRWA Cries Out for Independent Oversight

August 1, 2019: In a new statement, AIDS-Free World’s Code Blue Campaign criticizes the UN for its failure to address the crisis at UNRWA and calls on Member States to intervene by creating an independent oversight panel. (UN Photo / Shareef Sarhan)

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A Record of Shame: Burundi Does Not Belong in UN Peacekeeping

July 16, 2019: In a new letter to the UN Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations, AIDS-Free World and its Code Blue Campaign call on the UN to repatriate Burundian peacekeepers serving in the Central African Republic, ending a deployment that earns the brutal and autocratic regime millions of dollars and puts innocent civilians at risk. (UN Photo / Marco Dormino)

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Child Marriage is Child Labour

June 11, 2019: Each year on June 12, the International Labour Organization (ILO) commemorates the World Day Against Child Labour to focus global attention on the extent of child labour and the actions needed to eliminate it. We urge the ILO to direct its focus on SDG Target 5.3, which calls for the elimination of "all harmful practices, such as child, early, and forced marriage." For the truth is obvious: Child marriage is child labour within the ILO's own definition. (UN Photo / Martine Perret)

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Why is the United Nations Financing Crimes Against Humanity in Burundi?

March 19, 2019: Code Blue: The UN pays more than $13 million a year to Burundi for 767 peacekeepers, giving a government under investigation for crimes against humanity vital support for its campaign of mass rape and murder. (UN Photo / Martine Perret)

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An Apology and a Promise: Inuit and Tuberculosis

March 8, 2019: After years of pressure from Inuit in Nunavut, the Prime Minister of Canada has finally apologized for the Federal Government's historical mistreatment of Inuit with tuberculosis.

(Photo: Inuit aboard CGS C.D. Howe, a ship that brought those diagnosed with tuberculosis to sanatoriums in southern Canada. Wilfrid Doucette / National Film Board of Canada / Library and Archives Canada).

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UNAIDS Suppressing Independent Report into Sex Abuse, Mismanagement

December 3, 2018: AIDS-Free World has learned that the leadership of UNAIDS is actively working to suppress a report produced by an Independent Expert Panel (IEP) appointed to look into sexual harassment, bullying, and abuse of power at the UN agency. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

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UK Report Offers No Systemic Solutions to UN Sex Abuse Crisis

July 31, 2018: Read the Code Blue Campaign’s statement on the UK Parliament’s International Development Committee’s new report, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in the Aid Sector. (UN Photo / Staton Winter)

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Girls Count; Count Girls

June 12, 2018 — On this World Day Against Child Labour, we remember the millions of girls in child “marriages” who have been missing for decades from global statistics and told by the international community that their forced labour doesn’t count. (Photo: Alexandra Lande / Shutterstock.com)

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Zero Accountability for UNAIDS Sex Abuse Crisis

May 4, 2018: This week the UN announced that it would “reopen” the case against Loures, this time with the UN’s New York-based Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) as investigators and the Director-General of the World Health Organization as the judge. In a new statement, Code Blue cries foul. We believe WHO’s Internal Oversight Service must become the subject of a new investigation, UNAIDS management must also be investigated, and, most important, Member States must monitor the investigations in real-time. (UN Photo / Manuel Elias)

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UN reopens botched UNAIDS sexual assault investigation

April 27, 2018: Code Blue’s Paula Donovan and Stephen Lewis react to UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ decision to open a new OIOS investigation into sexual assault and sexual harassment claims against UNAIDS Assistant-Secretary-General Luiz Loures. (UN Photo / JC McIlwaine)

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Will THIS start a #MeTooUN movement?

February 23, 2018: The Code Blue Campaign reacts to the news of Luiz Loures, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director at UNAIDS' impending departure from UNAIDS. Code Blue asks: 'Will this start the #MeTooUN movement?'.  (Photo: Shutterstock.com)

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Survivors of Gambian Dictator’s Bogus AIDS “Cure” Speak Out, Seek Justice

December 5, 2017: (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire) — Three survivors of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh’s fraudulent AIDS “cure” recounted their harrowing experiences and their determination to bring the dictator to justice during a press conference at the 19th International Conference of AIDS and STIs (ICASA) in Africa today. AIDS-Free World is working in concert with the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa, Gambian lawyers, and international partners to support the survivors and relatives of those who died at Jammeh's hands to pursue all possible legal avenues in their search for justice. (UN Photo / Mark Garten)

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Out of sight, out of mind...

October 10, 2017 — Every year, millions of illicit weddings take place before girls reach the legal age of consent in their countries. The working and living conditions of a girl in an illegal “marriage” match the International Labour Organization’s own definition for the worst forms of child labour, but because the girls are "married," their work is treated as 'household chores' and isn't counted. (Photo: Shutterstock).

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Thank you, teachers. And one more thing.

October 5, 2017: On World Teachers' Day, AIDS-Free World urges teachers to advocate for the millions of illegally married girls missing from classrooms around the globe – and to urge the International Labour Organization (ILO) to recognize that child marriage is child labour. (Photo: Shutterstock.com)

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