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Annan receives migration report calling for greater global cooperation

With the number of international migrants now standing at nearly 200 million – equivalent to the fifth most populous country on earth, Brazil – and set to increase in the years ahead, there is a vital need for enhanced cooperation at both the national and international levels, according to a United Nations-backed report issued today.“The international community has failed to capitalize on the opportunities and to meet the challenges associated with international migration. New approaches are required to correct this situation,” says the report of the 19-member independent Global Commission on International Migration launched by Secretary-General Kofi Annan and a number of governments two years ago.Receiving the report at UN Headquarters in New York, Mr. Annan said migration poses “one of our most important challenges” in the 21st century and stressed the need to manage it for the benefit of all – sending countries, receiving countries, transit countries, and migrants themselves.“I agree with the Commission that we are not rising to this challenge yet. But I am convinced that we must do so, in order to uphold common values and promote shared interests,” he said of the study, Migration in an interconnected world: New directions for action.The 85-page-long report sets forth six Principles for Action, ranging from ensuring that migrants enter the global labour market in a safe and authorized manner to enhancing greater cooperation among States to stem irregular migration while not jeopardizing human rights.They call for making migration an integral part of national, regional and global strategies for economic growth in the developing and developed world, protecting migrants’ human rights and labour standards, promoting regional cooperation, and spurring adaptation and integration that accommodates cultural diversity and fosters social cohesion.Without mentioning specific examples, the Commission notes that the linkage between migration and security has become an issue of even greater international concern. “Recent incidents involving violence committed by migrants and members of minority groups have led to a perception that there is a close connection between international migration and international terrorism,” it says.While acknowledging that destination countries may have “legitimate concerns” about the presence of migrants, the report also points to their stabilizing influence, such as the contribution labour migration has made in many parts of the world towards security and political stability by reducing poverty levels, curbing unemployment and expanding the opportunities available to the population.The report stressed the close linkages that exist between migration and development and other key policy issues, including trade, aid, state security, human security and human rights.When he launched the Commission in Geneva in December, 2003, Mr. Annan said the independent panel, co-chaired by Jan Karlsson, former Swedish Migration Minister, and Mamphela Ramphele of South Africa, a managing director of the World Bank, would help promote greater public understanding about migration, a debate which has “generated more heat than light” in some countries. read more

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Apart from trauma study finds sexually abused children suffered from STDs

A recent study conducted by ChildLink has found that a number of children have suffered from ruptured uteruses, as well as the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) one of the most dreaded sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).In this specific research, 338 victims were screened and at least four were discovered to have ruptured uteruses, among other health implications.The report said that many of the children had to be hospitalised as a result of the extent of the abuse, while some even required surgery for their injuries.On the other hand, some children became pregnant while others contracted HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, or other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).According to the document, “Child sexual abuse [CSA] must be seen as an important path for the transmission of HIV, Hepatitis C, and other STIs including the virus that causes cervical cancer. Left untreated, some of these infections will lead to infertility and even death. A person who is abused in childhood and does not receive adequate medical attention, including STI screening, is at risk of suffering irreparable harm and innocently transmitting infections to others”.When it comes to other effects of child sexual abuse, ChildLink found that victims complained more of being sad, getting angry easily, feeling bad, thinking about the abuse “all the time,” crying a lot, feeling down or depressed, and “spacing out a lot.” Participants described feelings of loss of control over their emotions and their lives. Many reported new or nearly constant anxiety.Victims even reported that they are affected by nightmares, problems with sleeping or eating, flashbacks, numbness, irrational fears, incessant crying, and suicidal feelings, including significant suicide attempts.Important to note is that those victims also encounter difficulties in school, as they were usually unable to focus. “Many said their school performance suffered; several said they began getting into trouble at school; many stopped attending school; several regretted that they were unable to complete their CSEC and possibly even go on to further their studies or pursue tertiary level education.Often, CSA precipitated school cessation or failure. “We must eliminate CSA so every Guyanese child can reach his or her academic potential,” the report noted. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related56 % of Guyanese youths contracted STIs – GRPA studyAugust 12, 2016In “Health”Letter: Lack of antenatal HIV testing in the hinterland is a travestySeptember 26, 2017In “Letters”New child bride ‘every seven seconds’ – reportOctober 11, 2016In “latest news” read more

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Croatia without Alilović in battle for Rio

Croatian NT headcoach Željko Babić announced the list of 20 players who will make the roster for the Olympic qualifications in Denmark. The biggest surprise is absence of Mirko Alilović, the first Croatian goalie for a years who decided to make a break due “private reasons”. Babic said that he respects decision of 30-years old member of Veszprem, who was a target of many critics during Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in Poland.Croatian squad for Qualification tournament where will play also Sweden and Bahrain.Goalkeepers:Ivan Pešić – HC Meshkov BrestFilip Ivić – HC PPD ZagrebIvan Stevanović – HC PPD ZagrebLeft wing:Manuel Štrlek – HC Vive Tauron KielceRight wings:Ivan Čupić – HC Vive Tauron KielceZlatko Horvat – HC PPD ZagrebLine players:Ilija Brozović – THW KielKrešimir Kozina – HC Flensburg-HandewittMarino Marić – HC MelsungenBack players:Marko Kopljar – HC BarcelonaLuka Šebetić – HC PPD ZagrebDenis Buntić – HC Vive Tauron KielceIgor Karačić – HC VardarLuka Cindrić – HC VardarDomagoj Duvnjak – THW KielDomagoj Pavlović – HC PPD ZagrebMarko Mamić – HC DunkerqueIvan Slišković – HC VeszpremJakov Gojun – HC Füchse BerlinStipe Mandalinić – HC PPD Zagreb ← Previous Story ThSV Eisenach sack Petković – Chalepo is “fireman” Next Story → Nikola Karabatić out for a few weeks! croatiaMirko Alilović read more

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