Organ Trafficking

The exchange of human organs for cash or any other “valuable consideration” (such as a car or a vacation) is illegal in every country except Iran. Nonetheless, international organ trafficking—mostly of kidneys, but also of half-livers, eyes, skin and blood—is flourishing; the World Health Organization estimates that one fifth of the 70,000 kidneys transplanted worldwide every year come from the black market.

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International Center for Missing and Exploited Children: Honorary Board Members, Past & Present

Daniel Cardon de Lichtbuer | Former ICMEC Chairman; Valentina Matvienko | Chairwoman, Federal Council of the Federal Assembly, Russian Federation Margarida Barroso | Biophysics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology PhD | Wife of the President of the European Commission Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak | First Lady of Egypt Shaikha Sabeeka | Queen of Bahrain Lalla Meryem | Princess of the Kingdom of Morocco Bernadette Chirac | Former First Lady of the French Republic Ernie Allen | ICMEC President and CEO. Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol | Princess of Thailand Paola Ruffo di Calabria | The Queen of the Belgians Silvia Renate Sommerlath | Queen of Sweden Jolanta Kwasniewska | First Lady of Poland Marta Sahagún de Fox | First Lady of Mexico Laura Bush | First Lady of the United […]

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UN Peacekeeping Missions and Trafficking in Women

In recent years, UN- and NATO-led international peacekeeping missions stationed in post-conflict zones have been targeted by the media and human rights watch groups for their failure to adequately confront the issue of trafficking in their assigned countries. The current criticisms leveled at UN peacekeeping operations are twofold.

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Report reveals shame of UN peacekeepers

The embarrassment caused by the misconduct of UN forces in devastated communities around the world – including Haiti, Sierra Leone, Bosnia, Cambodia , East Timor and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – has become an increasingly high profile, political problem.

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Child sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers

An Associated Press investigation revealed in 2017 that more than 100 UN peacekeepers ran a child sex ring in Haiti over a 10 year period and none were ever jailed. The report further found that over the past 12 years there have been almost 2,000 allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers and other U.N. personnel around the world.

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UN reports 31 new allegations of sex abuse and exploitation

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. says there are 31 new allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation against U.N. peacekeepers and civilians working for U.N. agencies during the three-month period from July through September. Fifteen of the allegations are against civilians doing work for the U.N. refugee agency.

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