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25 Sep 2016 description
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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

22 Sep 2016 description
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Summary

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/106, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report on the outcome of the World Humanitarian Summit as soon as possible after its convocation in Istanbul, Turkey, on 23 and 24 May 2016. The report provides an analysis of the priority themes that emerged from the Summit and concludes with recommendations for advancing the initiatives launched and commitments made at the Summit and, more broadly, in the Agenda for Humanity

22 Sep 2016 description

SEEKING TO SAVE LIVES, PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND ENSURE THE PROTECTION OF REFUGEES

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

14 Sep 2016 description

Latin America and the Caribbean is a diverse region and does not follow a single pattern of development. This Report is separated into two volumes which share the same narrative: the Regional Human Development Report – the first volume – covers the entire region, while deepening the analysis on Latin America; and this current Caribbean Human Development Report – the second volume – approaches the multidimensional challenges of sustainable development and human progress taking into consideration the particularities of the Caribbean.

13 Sep 2016 description
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The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Mr. François Crépeau, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/147.

Summary

The present report outlines the main activities undertaken by the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the human rights of migrants during the reporting period since his most recent report to the General Assembly.

11 Sep 2016 description
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TC Winston Highlights

  • The Fiji Government held a series of lessons learned workshops for the overall response that culminated in a national workshop attended by partners involved in the humanitarian response. The Education and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) clusters also held their separate lessons learned review workshops.

  • UNICEF completed its internal After Action Review.

  • A school-feeding programme is running in 38 schools in worstaffected areas, benefitting nearly 6,000 students.

07 Sep 2016 description

(Geneva, 7 September 2016) - The Convention on Cluster Munitions Sixth Meeting of States Parties (6MSP) has concluded three days of sessions aimed at taking stock of progress and adherence to the Dubrovnik Action Plan which guides the treaty's implementation efforts until 2020.

07 Sep 2016 description
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I. Introduction

  1. The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 48/141, provides an illustration of the activities of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at headquarters and in the field between August 2015 and July 2016. It is structured in line with the OHCHR thematic priorities detailed in its management plan for 2014-2017.1 As at July, OHCHR was supporting 64 field presences and had 1,165 staff members.

06 Sep 2016 description

Rio de Janeiro/ICRC – With new injuries, a lack of high-quality medical care and even the collapse of essential services, war and armed violence cause more people to have disabilities. They also aggravate the challenges facing people with a disability, who already have fewer economic opportunities – and, very often, health problems – to cope with. As another humanitarian response to the needs of these victims, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) therefore set up a physical rehabilitation programme.

05 Sep 2016 description

Efi Latsoudi named as one of two winners of the 2016 Nansen Refugee Award for her tireless work helping refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos.

By: Kate Bond and Gordon Welters in Lesvos, Greece | 6 September 2016

Efi Latsoudi doesn’t keep fresh milk at home. With so much time spent helping refugees, there’s never chance to use it. “It’s dried, I hope that’s okay,” she says, apologetically, stirring powder into coffee.

05 Sep 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

Over 350,000
Persons of concern received NFIs from UNHCR

16,414
Refugees submitted by UNHCR for resettlement

4,303
Non-Syrians with specific needs have been referred for assistance

8,329
Non-Syrian refugees and asylum-seekers provided with legal counselling

2,475
Officials and humanitarians trained by UNHCR on international protection

01 Sep 2016 description

GENEVA (1 September 2016) – Inclusive education is central to achieving high quality education for all learners, including those with disabilities, and for the development of inclusive, peaceful and fair societies, UN human rights experts have said in authoritative new guidelines on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

31 Aug 2016 description
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30 août 2016 – Le Comité des droits des personnes handicapées (CDPH) a déclaré mardi que les Etats doivent favoriser l'autonomisation des femmes en augmentant leur confiance en soi au lieu de les traiter comme des objets de pitié.

26 Aug 2016 description

For the first time, a team of refugee athletes with disabilities will compete on the world stage.

By: UNHCR | 26 August 2016

GENEVA – Athletes with disabilities have vied for glory at the Paralympic Games since 1960. This summer, for the first time, para-athletes who have faced the additional challenge of being displaced from their homeland will compete in Rio de Janeiro as the Independent Paralympic Athletes Team.

26 Aug 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian responders are delivering critical aid to all provinces in Libya.

  • Returnee figures are rising, with IDPs continuing to require urgent assistance.

  • The top priority needs for Libya remain health care and essential medicines, support to detention centres, migrants, and IDPs.

  • Food supplies are at risk, with WFP forced to scale back operations due to lack of funding.

Assistance reaches all provinces of Libya