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
Every child has the right to a fair chance in life. Leaving no child behind is both a moral imperative and a strategic priority for the development of inclusive, sustainable and stable societies everywhere. In 2015, UNICEF worked with partners around the world to make that fair chance a reality.
Migration in the 21st Century: reflections & prospects for 2050 The Director General of IOM, Ambassador
William Lacy Swing, participated in the conference "Migration in the 21st Century: reflections and prospects for 2050” at the Palais d'Egmont in Brussels on 17 May 2016.
This conference, organized by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, coincides with the celebration of the 65th anniversary of IOM and the Belgian presidency of the IOM Council.
Main regional networks team up to set best journalism standards.
IWPR has signed a series of partnership agreements with media bodies in Georgia that will help encourage impartial, quality reporting.
On July 25, IWPR agreed partnerships with the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics (GCHJE), the Georgian Association of Regional Broadcasters (GARB) and the Georgian Regional Media Association (GRMA).
The elderly are usually the last to flee from an unfolding conflict or disaster. Once displaced, many are vulnerable to poor health and face greater obstacles to restoring livelihoods and achieving durable solutions.
Guest bloggers Ana Mosneaga from the United Nations University and Michaella Vanore from Maastricht University share their insights on the internally displaced elderly in Georgia and Japan. Cheng Boon Ong puts this further into perspective by sharing IDMC’s experience with gathering sex and age disaggregated data.
22 July 2016: Whilst the conflict between Georgians and Abkhazians has contributed to icy relations, local organisations on the ground have an important role to play in rebuilding trust, says Tamar Lagurashvili.
The 1992-93 war in Abkhazia lasted for 13 months, led to the fall of its capital city Sukhumi and resulted in hundreds of thousands internally displaced persons (IDPs). It was the most recent outbreak in a long conflict that has caused much bloodshed in the post-Soviet era. In the aftermath, the prospects of reconciliation between Abkhazians and Georgians seemed elusive.
FAO: Agricultura comercial generó casi el 70 % de la deforestación en América Latina
No es necesario cortar bosques para producir más alimentos, según el informe El estado de los bosques del mundo 2016
18 de julio de 2016, Santiago de Chile - En América Latina, la agricultura comercial es la principal causante de la deforestación, según el nuevo informe de la FAO, El estado de los bosques del mundo 2016 (SOFO, por sus siglas en inglés).
Combler le fossé entre la foresterie et l’agriculture en vue d’améliorer la sécurité alimentaire
La FAO appelle à une meilleure coordination entre les deux secteurs afin de mettre en place des systèmes agricoles durables et d’améliorer la gestion des forêts
Bridging the gap between forestry and agriculture to improve food security
FAO calls for better coordination between the two sectors towards sustainable farming systems and forest management
Donors contributed US$11 million towards humanitarian aid in the Caucasus and Central Asia in the first half of 2016
Kazakhstan is the only country that donated humanitarian aid outside the region in the reporting period
Tajikistan remains the largest recipient of humanitarian aid in the region
European Commission’s Department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) supported over 50 per cent of the total humanitarian aid to the region
Six people killed and thousands affected by mudflows in Tajikistan.
Escalation of conflicts across the region.
Customs Agreements signed in Armenia and Tajikistan to facilitate aid delivery in case of large-scale emergencies.
Remittances continue declining across the region.
UN peacebuilding project launched to reduce crossborder clashes between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
First World Humanitarian Summit succeeded
Global Overview – Trends and Outlook
1. The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 69/286, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a comprehensive report at its seventieth session on the implementation of the resolution. The report covers the period from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and draws on information received from a number of United Nations entities.
96th Meeting (AM)
Text Passes by Recorded Vote of 76 in Favour to 15 Against, as 64 Abstain
The General Assembly recognized today the right of return of all internally displaced persons and refugees in Georgia and their descendants, regardless of ethnicity, to their homes throughout that country, including Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia.
On 1 February 2016, the WHO Director-General declared that recent clusters of cases of microcephaly and neurological disorders associated with Zika virus disease constitute a public health emergency of international concern under the International Health Regulations (2005). In light of the current widespread outbreak occurring in Latin America and the Caribbean, the risk for Zika virus importation and spread in the European Region should not be underestimated.
The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.