24 octobre 2016 – Deux experts des Nations Unies sur les droits de l'homme ont appelé lundi les Etats membres de l'ONU à élaborer des stratégies et des politiques de long terme pour faciliter plutôt que de restreindre les migrations soulignant que la gestion de ces dernières ne peut seulement se résumer à la fermeture des frontières et à la mise à l'écart des personnes.
Over the last few decades, countries in Asia-Pacific have made tremendous economic progress and witnessed social transformation. The proportion of the population living in extreme poverty decreased from 50 percent in 1990 to 15 percent in 2012. Despite this, the region is home to about two-thirds of the world’s poorest people. Inequality and disparities in access to services continue to rise. Gender based discrimination remains high and women’ political participation in the region is less than the global average.
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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (October 24, 2016) — Tomorrow’s planned demolition of "The Jungle" camp in Calais should be halted immediately until every child is accounted for and found a safe place to stay.
For immediate release: October 24, 2016
• Humanitarian Needs Overview foresees that 1.3 million people will need humanitarian assistance in 2017.
• The top priority needs for Libya remain health care and essential medicines, protection of the most vulnerable, access to essential goods and services.
• Food supplies are at risk, with WFP forced to scale down operations due to lack of funding.
UN and partners launch 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview and Response Planning process
Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could halt severe water shortages - UN Environment
- Rivers begin to dry up as the loss of Mt Kilimanjaro's forests triggers water crisis
- Climate change has destroyed 13,000 hectares of the mountain's forests since 1976 – equivalent to cutting off a year's supply of drinking water for 1 million people
- East Africa's glaciers expected to disappear within a few decades
19 October 2016 – Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could help protect vital water supplies that …
24 October 2016
Seventy-first Session, 27th & 28th Meetings (AM & PM)
The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) continued its discussion on the promotion of human rights today, with special mandate holders and others presenting updates on issues ranging from digital privacy to enforced disappearances, as well as the rights of migrants and internally displaced persons.
24 October 2016
Seventy-first Session, 20th Meeting (AM)
Inaugurating its rigorous eight-day deliberation on the work done by the International Law Commission in its sixty-eighth session, the Sixth Committee (Legal) began its debate on the first of three clusters of topics that included subjects as broad-ranging as the protection of persons in the event of disasters and the identification of customary international law.
Le présent rapport, sixième rapport annuel présenté à l’Assemblée générale par le Rapporteur spécial sur la promotion et la protection des droits de l’homme et des libertés fondamentales dans la lutte antiterroriste, fait état des principales activités menées par celui-ci entre février et août 2016, traite des répercussions des mesures antiterroristes sur les droits fondamentaux des migrants et des réfugiés, et se termine par une série de recommandations.
WASHINGTON (24 October 2016) – The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention today called on the Government of the United States of America to abolish the mandatory detention of migrants, especially asylum seekers, from all countries.
“Mandatory detention of migrants, especially asylum-seekers, is against international law standards,” the expert panel stressed at the end of its first official visit to the country, while urging the authorities to ensure individual assessment for detention of asylum seekers, including women, men and children.
NEW YORK (21 October 2016) – “Overly-restrictive migration policies introduced because of terrorism concerns are not justified and may in fact be damaging to state security,” today warned the United Nations Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights, Ben Emmerson, at the UN General Assembly in New York.
The present report, the sixth annual report submitted to the General Assembly by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, outlines the key activities undertaken by the Special Rapporteur from February 2016 to August 2016, addresses the impact of counter-terrorism measures on the human rights of migrants and refugees and concludes with a series of recommendations.
New York, 24 October, 2016
It is a pleasure to be here with you today.
I would like to start by commending the work of Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Dr. Chaloka Beyani, who for the last six years has defended and promoted the rights of internally displaced people worldwide, and who has been an essential member of the IASC and partner to OCHA.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH
Persons that benefited from the Accommodation for Relocation project since November 2015
Accommodation places with services for relocation candidates/other asylum seekers established since January in line with UNHCR policy on alternatives to camps. Cash/voucher assistance granted to 5,804 relocation candidates.
Accommodation places for unaccompanied children established by UNHCR in Greece
4,328 INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED IN THE PERIOD FROM JUNE TO SEPTEMBER 2016 BY IOM IN THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA, GREECE, HUNGARY, SERBIA, AND ITALY
ABOUT DTM’S FLOW MONITORING SURVEYS
It has been a difficult year for the global campaign to eradicate polio. In August, two new wild polio cases were reported in Nigeria, which accounted for half of the global count in 2012 yet had not recorded a single wild polio incident since July 2014. It was a year away from being certified polio-free by the World Health Organization.
Instances of internal displacement caused by conflict, violence, and disasters between 6 - 19 October
Inondations : plus de18 000 sinistrés p.1 Taux moyen de malnutrition à 30 % depuis 2010 p.2 Rentrée des classes et risque de suspension des repas scolaires p.3 Sensibilisation aux risques de mines p.3 Migrations irrégulières au Mali p.4 Niveau de financement du plan de réponse humanitaire p.6
Assistance aux sinistrés des inondations et risques liés à la cure du fleuve
Risque de suspension des repas scolaires pour faute de financement
In this issue
More than 18 000 people affected by floods p.1 Average rate of malnutrition to 30% since 2010 p.2 Back to school and risk of suspension of school meals p.3 Awareness of the risks of mines p.3 Irregular migration to Mali p.4 Level of funding of the humanitarian response plan p.6
Assistance to flood victims and flood forecasts
School meals at risk of suspension due to lack of funding