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14 Sep 2016 description
report UN News Service

13 septembre 2016 – A l'ouverture de la 33e session du Conseil des droits de l'homme mardi à Genève, le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, a exprimé sa préoccupation face au refus d'un nombre croissant d'États membres d'accorder au Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l'Homme (HCDH) ou aux mécanismes des droits de l'homme, l'accès aux pays ou aux régions spécifiques qu'ils demandent.

14 Sep 2016 description

I am honoured to address this first session of the Council's second decade.

After two years as High Commissioner, I believe it is important for me to share with you in this oral update our concern over an emerging pattern: the growing refusal on the part of an increasing number of Member States to grant OHCHR, or the human rights mechanisms, access – either to countries generally, or to specific regions, when that access is requested explicitly, or in other instances to engage with us.

01 Sep 2016 description

34.8 M required for 2016
9.4 M contributions received, representing 27% of requirements
25.3 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

23 Aug 2016 description

34.8 M required for 2016
9.4 M contributions received, representing 27% of requirements
25.3 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

11 Aug 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

The flood of refugees coming to the EU through the Belarus city of Brest is growing. One can see them in trains between Belarus and Poland every day. Where are these people coming from, and what are they looking for?

By Ales Petrovich

25 Jul 2016 description

34.8 M required for 2016
6.7 M contributions received, representing 19% of requirements
28.1 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

21 Jul 2016 description

Key Figures

  • 72.9 per cent
    of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about insecurity
  • 61 per cent
    cross by private cars
  • 43.3 per cent
    are aged 40-65
  • 74.3 per cent
    travel to visit relatives
  • 51.8 per cent
    cross the line of contact every month

Funding

USD 34.8 million
requested for the operation in 2016

07 Jul 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

As a result of the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine thousands of people were forced to leave their homes in Ukraine. The number of displaced people continues to increase. By 04 July, 2016, the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine (MoSP) had registered 1,790,267 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine and 3.1 million people are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. As of 20th June 2016, the UNHCR reported 1,389,452 Ukrainians are seeking – or already received – asylum or refuge in other countries. Out of these – 1,092,212 are in Russia and 139,143 in Belarus.

06 Jul 2016 description

By RFE/RL's Belarus Service July 06, 2016

BREST, Belarus -- Every day, the train between the Belarusian city of Brest and the Polish border town of Terespol is packed. A train that usually comprises three or four cars now has eight.

01 Jul 2016 description

Global Overview – Trends and Outlook

30 Jun 2016 description

34.8 M required for 2016 6.7 M contributions received, representing 19% of requirements
28.1 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

16 Jun 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

72.9 per cent of people
crossing the line of contact are concerned about insecurity
61 per cent
cross by private cars
43.3 per cent
are aged 40-65
74.3 per cent
travel to visit relatives
51.8 per cent
cross the line of contact every month

FUNDING
USD 34.8 million
requested for the operation in 2016

PRIORITIES

01 Jun 2016 description

The month saw Venezuela’s political, economic and humanitarian crisis worsen amid heightened tensions between the government and opposition, a situation which could lead to state collapse and regional destabilisation. Another major setback in electing a new president in Haiti prompted fears of further civil unrest. In West Africa, deadly violence in central Mali and south-east Nigeria spiked, while a power struggle in Guinea-Bissau led to a dangerous standoff.

20 May 2016 description

Geneva, 20 May 2016 – The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention's permanent committees have concluded two days of work where matters related to treaty compliance and universal adoption of its norms, landmine clearance and survivors’ assistance were discussed and remaining challenges were identified.

17 May 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

72.9 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about insecurity

61.5 per cent
cross by private car

45.5 per cent
are aged 40-65

74.3 per cent
travel to visit relatives

58 per cent
cross the line of contact every month
Source: UNHCR crossing the line of contact survey (Apr. 2016)

FUNDING

01 May 2016 description

Moscow -- The Government of Russia will be making a $10 million contribution towards UNDP programmes which support efforts to mitigate and prevent the negative effects of climate change in developing countries.

The announcement was made just a few days ahead of the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement and during the first annual Consultation Meeting on the partnership implementation between UNDP and the Russian Federation in Moscow this week.

28 Apr 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

74.8 per cent of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about insecurity
58 per cent cross by private cars
57.2 per cent are aged 40-65
54 per cent travel to visit relatives
46 per cent cross the line of contact every month
Source: UNHCR crossing the line of contact survey

FUNDING

USD 34.8 million requested for the operation in 2016

PRIORITIES

26 Apr 2016 description

Confirmed pledges (persons) since 2013: 130,955
Additional places/visas granted under Other Legal Forms of Admission:* 15,823
Resettlement submissions to the USA: 32,369
TOTAL places made available to date: 179,147

25 Apr 2016 description

MINSK, 25 April 2016 – OSCE’s engagement in the environmental sphere contribute to sustainable development - mapping of radiation risks, wildfire containment and co-operation between Aarhus Centres - in areas affected by the Chernobyl nuclear tragedy, said Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities Yurdakul Yigitguden at an international conference in Minsk today marking 30 years since the disaster.