first_imgProjects being identified in Liberia and other countriesThe Department of Field Support at the United Nations has announced that ten new contributors (Albania, Bangladesh, Canada, Italy, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Sri Lanka and Switzerland) have committed to provide contributions to the Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.These countries join Bhutan, Cyprus, India, Japan and Norway, which have already contributed to the Trust Fund.These contributions reinforce the Secretary-General’s clear commitment to putting the rights and dignity of victims first.With the most recent contributions, the total amount available to the Trust Fund from voluntary contributions by member states will rise to approximately US$1.5 million. This includes US$102,000 that have been made available from withheld payments to troop and police contributors as a result of substantiated allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse.Projects to provide specialized services for victims and to strengthen community-based complaint reception networks will be implemented in the Democratic Republic of Congo using the funds. Other projects are being identified in Central African Republic, Liberia and Haiti.Under Secretary General for Field Support Mr Atul Khare expressed his deep gratitude to those who have contributed, stating “the interest in the Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse is a powerful indication of the vital support and partnership of the member states in this critical area. We encourage all member states to consider making a donation.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgA 28-year-old man from Monaghan has pleaded guilty to stealing a razor worth just €3.Seamus Traynor originally from Monaghan had been in Letterkenny visiting a group of old college friends when the incident took place.The court heard that on the 24th of September 2014, Gardaí arrested Mr Traynor for stealing a razor from Tesco in Letterkenny. He was arrested at the scene and the property that was taken was recovered.Solicitor Kieran Dillon who was acting on behalf of Mr Traynor said his client had no previous convictions and that ‘things were very tight’ for him during this period and that his financial circumstances were poor.Mr Dillon told the court that Mr Traynor was a former student of LYIT and had studied Engineering from 2005-2009.Mr Traynor worked for his uncle when he completed his studies, before moving to Australia in 2012.He spent his time backpacking and working in Australia before returning to Ireland in 2014.On his return he found it very difficult to gain employment and as a result had financial difficulties which prompted him to steal the razor from Tesco.Mr Dillon told the court that Mr Traynor deeply regretted the incident and said in the last six weeks he had since again found employment.Judge Kelly struck out the charge of theft and ordered Mr Traynor to make a donation of €100 to Letterkenny Athletic Club to help their fundraising initiatives.‘THINGS WERE TIGHT’ FOR MAN WHO STOLE RAZOR FROM TESCO was last modified: March 2nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more