Michael von der Schulenburg
On 11 June 2014, the UN Secretary-General, speaking in the UN Security Council, expressed his concerns about what he perceived as unprecedented violence and complexity facing present UN peacekeeping operations around the world. He suggested a thorough review of all UN peace operations was necessary ; this paper is intended to make a contribution to this review.
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This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Offshore Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.
Japan - The Japanese Government has committed additional funds to support IOM’s operations in the face of increasingly complex humanitarian crises.
From its “supplementary budget FY2014,” the Japanese Government will avail a total of US$31.5 million to support IOM activities for vulnerable migrants, internally displaced persons, returnees and affected communities.
Mediation Can Prevent, Resolve Natural Resources Disputes New UN Guide Launched
Drawing on decades of experience in the field of mediation of natural resource conflicts, the Guide provides best practices and strategies for mediating different types of resource conflicts.
Tehran, Feb 15, IRNA – Deputy interior minister said Sunday that new decisions have been taken to provide assistance to Iranian citizens who have been affected by more than two weeks of dust storms in southwestern provinces.
Esmaeil Najjar, also the head of the Organization for Crisis Management, told IRNA that surgical masks and milk are being freely distributed among local residents, as it's much recommended to drink milk and wear surgical masks when there is choking dust, especially for those suffering from respiratory diseases.
TEHRAN– The German Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran visited Shahid Nasseri refugee settlement in Saveh on 8 February 2015 following a German contribution of more than US$1 million to provide food assistance and educational support for Afghan and Iraqi refugees living in settlements across the country.
WFP’s protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO 200310) supporting the food needs of refugees in Iran, which began in mid-2013, pursues two key objectives: (1) Improved food consumption of vulnerable refugee households; and (2) Increased access to education and human capital development for refugee girls and youths.
Situation Générale en janvier 2015 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mars 2015
The year opened with a worsening of the ongoing conflicts in Yemen, Nigeria and Ukraine, each with potentially major regional implications. Violence escalated in Sudan, as well as in Lebanon's Tripoli and along its southern border with Israel, and a deadly clash between police and militants in the southern Philippines threatened to derail the peace process there. In South Asia, both Bangladesh and Nepal saw political tensions intensify.
General Situation during January 2015 Forecast until mid-March 2015
The Director General’s Housing Foundation of Islamic Revolution in Elam Province said: Now, function of reconstruction and construction of three thousand three hundred and twelve housing units have fifty percent physical progress.
Shahbazi expressed: from eight thousands and four hundred damages units at this earthquake, more than two thousands three hundred units were introduced for reconstruction to agent banks at Abdanan and Dehloran Townships.
He continued: ten thousands housing units have been recognized for requirement to reconstruction at these regions.
TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warmly welcomes a contribution from Germany to feed Afghan and Iraqi refugees and promote education for refugee girls in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Tehran, Jan 27, IRNA - Deputy Chairman of Italy's Red Cross in charge of humanitarian affairs said on Tuesday that the school for volunteer nurses has been launched in Iran. Italian Red Cross opens school for volunteer nurses in Iran During her stay in Iran, she is to visit Iran Red Crescent Society to study grounds for expansion of mutual cooperation.
The visit will help both sides to know each other capabilities to render humanitarian aid to affected people in due time, she said.
Opportunities for Peace in 2015
Gender agenda: In 2015, the review of the Beijing Platform for Action, Resolution 1325 and the Millennium Development Goals may provide an opportunity for moving towards stronger and more substantive engagement with genuine sustainable development in which gender equality, the empowerment of women and peacebuilding are key elements.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative and Deputy Representative along with the Deputy Director General of the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants’ Affairs (BAFIA), Deputy Head of Mission for the Australian Embassy and Second Secretary from the Japanese Embassy inaugurated Molavi School located in Tabadkan area in Mashhad. The area hosts one of the highest concentrations of refugees of school age in the province (22,000 in Tabadkan out of 47,444 in Khorasan e Razavi province) and one third of all refugee students in Mashhad.
SARVESTAN, Islamic Republic of Iran, January 21 (UNHCR) – Kobra Roosta is up at dawn each day, helping her husband take their goats out to graze. She also cleans the house and prepares the family meals. Her afternoons are spent looking after her two small boys.
Kobra is Iranian and lives in a village near Sarvestan Refugee Settlement, which provides shelter to about 10,000 Afghanis and lies about an hour's drive away from Shiraz in the Islamic Republic of Iran's Fars province.
Mashhad, Khorassan Razavi Prov, Jan 20, IRNA – Interior Ministry official Abbas Nasrollahi on Tuesday announced that Iran is spending rls 60,000 billion on each refugee or immigrant living in the country to complete education.
He made the remarks during the opening ceremony of a school for foreign refugees in this northeastern province. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and ambassadors of Japan and Australia were also present in the ceremony.
The Republic of Korea has confirmed a first ever multi-year contribution to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) within the framework of the Solution Strategy for Afghan Refugees (SSAR). A regional, multi-year strategy, the SSAR has been spearheaded by UNHCR and endorsed by the Islamic Republics of Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan, supporting voluntary repatriation and sustainable reintegration as well as the efforts of host countries to assist refugees.