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25 Sep 2016 description

In a rapidly ageing world, sub-Saharan Africa stands out for its youth. Harnessing the potential of the region’s children and adolescents through expanded opportunities for health and education, could unlock a demographic dividend. However, demography also creates risks for Africa – and for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

25 Sep 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Proyecto de resolución remitido a la reunión plenaria de alto nivel de la Asamblea General sobre la respuesta a los grandes desplazamientos de refugiados y migrantes en su septuagésimo período de sesiones

La Asamblea General,

Aprueba el siguiente documento final de la reunión plenaria de alto nivel sobre la respuesta a los grandes desplazamientos de refugiados y migrantes:

Declaración de Nueva York para los Refugiados y los Migrantes

25 Sep 2016 description
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Projet de résolution renvoyé à la réunion plénière de haut niveau sur la gestion des déplacements massifs de réfugiés et de migrants par l’Assemblée générale à sa soixante-dixième session

L’Assemblée générale,

Adopte le document final de la réunion plénière de haut niveau sur la gestion des déplacements massifs de réfugiés et de migrants :

Déclaration de New York pour les réfugiés et les migrants

23 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH

11,803 Persons that benefited from the Accommodation for Relocation project since November 2015

10,571 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 3,000 relocation candidates.

343 Accommodation places for unaccompanied children established by UNHCR in Greece until August 2016

23 Sep 2016 description

Forced Migration

The figures for forced migration are staggering and unprecedented. And yet the movement of people is a symptom of a crisis, not the cause. Until there is a global reduction in violence and conflict, the problem will continue to get worse.

23 Sep 2016 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, September 22, 2016 — The International Development Association (IDA), the arm of the World Bank Group that works in the world’s poorest countries, announced today its first-ever public credit ratings of Aaa/AAA (stable) issued by Moody’s and S&P.

22 Sep 2016 description

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The El Niño weather event has been in a neutral phase since May. Nevertheless, it continues to have a devastating impact on vulnerable people in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Dry Corridor in Central America, and Haiti in the Caribbean. This event will also cause long term consequences for public health, nutrition, livelihoods, water and sanitation.

21 Sep 2016 description
report A World at School

When a humanitarian emergency strikes, a quick response is key to ensuring children are still getting an education.

Children on the move after a natural disaster or during a conflict urgently need text books, school buildings and teachers. Internet access can help them get access to digital learning. And transportation can get them to school.

That's why an innovative emergency database has been launched today that will match the private sector to where their help is most needed in a crisis.

21 Sep 2016 description
  • On 20 September 2016, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.), Prime Minister of Thailand attended the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, held at the United Nations Headquarter in New York, at the invitation of President Barack Obama, to join the world’s efforts in pledging additional assistance for displaced persons. As the only ASEAN country attended, the invitation bore testimony to Thailand’s record of longstanding humanitarian assistance towards over one million displaced persons from various countries during the past four decades.

21 Sep 2016 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the significant new support committed today by governments to improve protection and solutions for refugees at today’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, convened by US President Barack Obama in New York.

20 Sep 2016 description
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Executive Summary

Seldom consulted, frequently overlooked, and often unable to fully participate in decision making, the talents, energy, and potential of Refugee Youth—young people aged 15-24 years old3—remain largely untapped this must change Refugee Youth want the same things young people everywher want: to be consulted, to be listened to, to con tribute, to engage, and to be part of solutions they want opportunities, education, employment, and inclusion.

20 Sep 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11820

General Assembly Plenary
Seventy-first Session, 3rd to 7th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

We’re Living on Edge of Hell, World Leaders Told as Speakers Demand Action

The General Assembly adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants today, thereby mapping a route towards a collective, rights-based response to record displacement numbers around the world.

20 Sep 2016 description

Key Messages

  • While generous donor support has assisted humanitarian responders to reach millions of drought-affected people, significant funding shortages continue to impede the response. Only half of the funds for emergency food and agriculture assistance has been raised, while many other sectoral responses remain largely unfunded, including education (12 per cent funded); protection (18 per cent); water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) (18 per cent); and early recovery (26 per cent).
20 Sep 2016 description

Washington, DC - Today the U.S. Agency for International Development announced funding to help educate children impacted by humanitarian crises in Africa and called on innovators to develop solutions to global hunger. The two announcements, which coincided with the 71st UN General Assembly and President Obama's Leaders' Summit on Refugees, demonstrate USAID's ongoing commitment to improving livelihoods and creating opportunities for people around the world.

Education:

19 Sep 2016 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-third session
Agenda items 2 and 3
Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Reports of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Secretary-General
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Summary

19 Sep 2016 description
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The General Assembly
Adopts the following outcome document of the high-level plenary meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants:

New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants

We, the Heads of State and Government and High Representatives, meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 19 September 2016 to address the question of large movements of refugees and migrants, have adopted the following political declaration.

I. Introduction

19 Sep 2016 description
report A World at School

The international community is neglecting millions of vulnerable babies and young children affected by conflicts and disasters, a shocking report by children’s charity Theirworld warns today.

They will suffer from psychological trauma, toxic stress and poor brain development unless their needs are prioritised in humanitarian response plans.

The failure to plan for and finance early childhood development services in emergencies - ensuring "safe spaces" for all children - could have lifelong detrimental effects, according to Theirworld.

19 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 18 September 2016 – More than two-thirds of schoolchildren in low-income countries will not learn basic primary level skills in 2030 despite an ambitious goal to get every child in school and learning, according to a report launched today by the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity.

19 Sep 2016 description

NEW YORK, 19 September 2016 - Three innovative projects to improve learning for children in crisis situations have been selected to receive funding from the Humanitarian Education Accelerator (HEA), an initiative run in partnership by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), UNHCR and UNICEF.

The recipients will receive tailored mentorship and up to £300,000 to strengthen their evaluation capacity. They are: