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29 Nov 2015 description
report UN News Service

29 November 2015 – On the eve of the opening in Paris of the United Nations climate change conference, widely known as COP21, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging all countries and all sectors of society to act now to reach a new universal climate agreement.

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Berlin, Germany | AFP | Sunday 11/29/2015 - 15:32 GMT

Clashes broke out Sunday between hundreds of asylum seekers at a shelter in Berlin, in the second mass brawl to erupt over the weekend in Germany's crowded migrant accommodations.

Several people were arrested at the fight that started in the food distribution queues at the former airport of Tempelhof, which has been turned into a temporary accommodation for 1,200 refugees, an AFP photographer witnessed.

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Violence against women occurs on every continent and in every country, making it one of the most pervasive human rights violations around the world.

The statistics are disheartening: 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner.

It is therefore of enormous importance that the elimination of violence against women and girls and of all harmful practices against women and girls is part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and is included in specific targets in the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals.

29 Nov 2015 description

New League of Arab States, European Union and UNDP joint project will establish a Regional Crisis Response Network

Cairo – The League of Arab States (LAS) launched today the second phase of its effort to strengthen crisis response capacities in its Secretariat and Member States. This phase of the initiative, which will last for 36 months, will enhance regional institutional capacities and cooperation for early warning and effective response to regional crises, conflicts, man-made disasters and post-conflict/post-disaster situations.

29 Nov 2015 description

This topic guide summarises some of the most rigorous available evidence on the key debates and challenges of disability inclusion in development and humanitarian response.

Disability does not necessary imply limited wellbeing and poverty. Yet there is growing evidence that the estimated one billion people with disabilities face attitudinal, physical and institutional barriers that result in multi-dimensional poverty, exclusion and marginalisation.

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Executive summary

The complex and reinforcing relationship between fragility/conflict and economic development is widely recognised, though not entirely understood. While trend observations suggest that low economic growth increases the risk of conflict and conflict reduces economic growth, this is not the case everywhere. Even where it does hold, the characteristics of economic growth and conflict differ widely across contexts.

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11/29/2015 - 08:31 GMT


The International Criminal Court staved off a veiled African-led threat to quit the world's only permanent war crimes court, but experts say that has come at the expense of justice for the victims of mass atrocities.

Tensions flared last week at the nine-day Assembly of States Parties (ASP) over Kenya, which is embroiled in a bitter tussle with the ICC over efforts to prosecute its two top leaders, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.

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29/11/2015 - 08:33 GMT

par Catherine HOURS

Le déréglement climatique contribuera à aggraver les crises et les conflits, prévient, à l'instar de nombreux experts, François Gemenne, spécialiste de géopolitique du climat à Sciences Po Paris.

Pour y faire face, "il faut réfléchir à des mécanismes de coopération entre Etats", souligne-t-il, à la veille de l'ouverture de la conférence climat de l'ONU.

Q: En quoi le changement climatique peut-il nourrir des conflits?

29 Nov 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Justus Wanzala

NAIROBI, Nov 28 2015 (IPS) - Extreme weather conditions, an impact of climate change faced by African countries despite contributing the least global emissions, is attracting the attention of many as the clock ticks towards the start of the 2015 United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21).

29 Nov 2015 description

Total arrivals (Jan – 27 Nov 2015): 728,910

Total arrivals during November: approx. 127,272

Average daily arrivals during November: approx. 4,700 per day

Average daily arrivals during October: approx. 6,800 per day

Top nationalities of arrivals during October: Syria: 51%, Afghanistan: 30%, Iraq: 11%, Iran: 3%

Top nationalities of arrivals during November: Syria: 46%, Afghanistan: 28%, Iraq: 11%, Iran: 6%

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Total arrivals in Lesvos (Jan – 26 Nov 2015): 425,709

Total arrivals in Lesvos during November: 82,903 (65% of arrivals in Greece during November)

Average daily arrivals during November in Lesvos: approx. 3,070 per day

Average daily arrivals during October in Lesvos: approx. 4,400 per day

Top nationalities of arrivals in Lesvos during November: Syria: 47%, Afghanistan: 37%, Iraq: 7%, Iran: 4%

Top nationalities of arrivals in Lesvos during October: Syria: 42%, Afghanistan: 40%, Iraq: 12%, Iran: 4%

29 Nov 2015 description

Missing Migrants Project is the only global database sharing key data on deceased and missing migrants around the world. This info-graphic focuses on migrant arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region. #MissingMigrants

28 Nov 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:35 GMT
Author: Reuters

OTTAWA, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Canada will provide aid to developing countries to combat climate change, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday ahead of talks on global warming, which he has promised will show the country is serious about tackling the issue.

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28 Nov 2015 description
report UN News Service

28 November 2015 – A world that may have once seemed unimaginable is within reach – a polio-free world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging leaders gathered in Malta for the Commonwealth Summit to build on the momentum that has been generated in recent years and join the United Nations in making “the final push to wipe out polio forever.”

28 Nov 2015 description
report UN News Service

27 novembre 2015 – Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a salué l'adoption d'une stratégie régionale de lutte contre le terrorisme et la prolifération des armes légères et de petit calibre par les pays d'Afrique centrale lors d'une réunion ministérielle cette semaine à Libreville, au Gabon.

28 Nov 2015 description

Skopje, Macedonia | AFP | Sunday 11/29/2015 - 16:11 GMT

Macedonia on Sunday finished building a fence on its frontier with Greece becoming the latest country in Europe to build a border barrier aimed at checking the flow of migrants.

Some three-kilometre (1.8-mile) long metal fence was erected by the army at the Gevgelija crossing, on the main road north from the Greek city of Thessaloniki to Macedonia's capital Skopje.

For the time being the fence is not being erected at other locations, but Macedonian officials did not rule out such a possibility in future.

28 Nov 2015 description
report Oxfam

This entry posted by Julie Lafrenière, Women’s Rights Specialist at Oxfam Canada, on 25 November 2015.

28 Nov 2015 description


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Rashid Khalikov of the Russian Federation as Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Partnerships with the Middle East and Central Asia, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Geneva.