Seoul Global Centre, 21 July 2017
I have just ended a five-day visit to the Republic of Korea in my capacity as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. This is my second official mission in Seoul in less than a year, and I would like to thank the Government of the Republic of Korea for facilitating it. I am also grateful to the staff of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for their support in organising this visit.
33%of international migrants are from G20 countries
50% of international migrants reside in G20 countries
122 million migrants live in G20 countries, representing 2.6% of the total population
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"We had today a good Council with the Foreign Ministers.
First of all, we adopted conclusions on our position on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea that you might have seen.
The Korean Embassy handed over a donation worth Php 5M to the Philippine Red Cross on July 5, 2017, at the PRC Tower in Mandaluyong City.
Korean Embassy Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Kim Jae-Shin, Minister-Counselor Park Younghyo, and First Secretary Song Arum graced the turnover ceremony.
“The Korean Embassy is one of our partners who helped us achieve this capability — the capability to help the most vulnerable. Thank you for your kindness to the people of Marawi. Your donation is very timely, very important,” said PRC Chairman Richard Gordon.
Republic of Korea – The UN Migration Agency (IOM) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministry of Public Safety and Security have organized a series of disaster preparedness trainings for migrants living in seven Korean cities. The trainings, which took place between 13 and 21 June, attracted over 230 participants.
The 5th Board Meeting of the Stabilisation Facility for Libya (SFL) was held at the Corinthia Hotel, in Tripoli on the 14th of June. The Board, co-chaired on behalf of the GNA by Minister of Planning designate, Dr Taher Jehaimi and on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, by Ms Maria Ribeiro, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General and UNDP Representative for Libya, reviewed progress and future opportunities for the SFL. The SFL, managed by UNDP, supports Government action to provide tangible assistance to cities affected by the crisis.
On 30 May, national disaster management officials reported that water levels are beginning to recede along the major river basins. With less rainfall over the past 24 hours, local authorities with the support from the Sri Lanka Armed Forces and civil society are making progress in clearing roads, facilitating additional relief distributions. Access to remote villages remains a significant challenge.
WHY A REGIONAL FOCUS MODEL?
A key challenge faced by humanitarian agencies is how to ensure that limited available resources are allocated where they are most needed and are efficiently delivered in a principled manner. Decisions to allocate resources must strike a balance between meeting the immediate needs of crisis affected communities and supporting efforts to strengthen resilience and response preparedness to future emergencies.
Note by the Secretary-General
The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/300.
Report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization on consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2030
The Government of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) has contributed US$ 450,000 to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to help provide a better and safer life for Palestine refugee girls in the Gaza Strip. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed earlier today by the UNRWA Director of External Relations and Communications, Francoise Vanni, and the Representative of the Republic of Korea to the Palestinian Authority, Young-Sam Choi, at the UNRWA offices in East Jerusalem.
The Foreign Ministry will hold the 2017 interagency meeting on foreign grants on May 2 to complete the work on the comprehensive plan on grant aid for the year 2018. Second Vice Foreign Minister Ahn Chong-ghee will preside over the meeting.
- The government of the Republic of Korea (head of the ROK delegation: Representative for African and Middle Eastern Affairs Kwon Hee-seog) announced its plan to significantly increase its humanitarian aid to Yemen and provide 4 million US dollars this year at the High-level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, held at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on April 25.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Paddy production in 2017 foreseen to decrease slightly, mainly on anticipation of area cuts
Cereal imports in 2016/17 forecast to increase slightly from last year’s high level
Paddy production in 2017 foreseen to decrease slightly, on anticipation of area cuts
18:22. Lima, abr. 11. El Gobierno de la República de Corea, en solidaridad con la población peruana afectada por los efectos del llamado Niño Costero, donará este miércoles 139 carpas familiares y 1,100 tiendas de campaña, por un valor de 100 mil dólares americanos.
Lo donado proviene del depósito de las Naciones Unidas, ubicado en Panamá, lugar donde el gobierno coreano almacena materiales adecuados para responder, oportunamente, a las emergencias en el continente americano.
By Jin Li and Yoon Sojung
The Korean government has announced that it will provide humanitarian aid worth USD 14 million to Syria and neighboring Middle Eastern countries throughout the year 2017.
The announcement was made by Choi Jong-mun, deputy minister for multilateral and global affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was speaking at the Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, in the Belgian capital on April 5.
The government of the Republic of Korea has decided to offer humanitarian assistance worth some 300,000 US dollars to Peru, which sustained massive damage from El Niño-triggered heavy rains and ensuing landslides in coastal areas for two weeks from early March 2017.
The contribution from the ROK government, including 200,000 US dollars in cash and such relief supplies as tents and tarpaulin worth 100,000 US dollars, is expected to help victims restore stability in their lives and affected regions recover from the damage.
One out of ten respondents in a global survey said they would welcome refugees in their homes, while 80% overall said they would want their country to provide shelter.Respondents in China, Germany and the UK emerged as overall the most welcoming countries in the world.