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24 Feb 2015 description

Human Rights Council

Twenty-eighth session

Agenda items 3 and 5

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development Human rights bodies and mechanisms

I. Mandate and introduction

1. In its resolution 22/16, the Human Rights Council requested the Advisory Committee to prepare a research-based report on best practices and main challenges in the promotion and protection of human rights in post-disaster and post-conflict situations.

21 Feb 2015 description

GENEVA / NEW YORK (20 February 2015) – “One billion people – 15 per cent of the world’s population – are persons with disabilities, and their rights cannot be ignored,” a group of United Nations human rights experts has warned today. Their call comes as the Second Session of International Negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda closes this week in New York.

20 Feb 2015 description

Japan - The Japanese Government has committed additional funds to support IOM’s operations in the face of increasingly complex humanitarian crises.

From its “supplementary budget FY2014,” the Japanese Government will avail a total of US$31.5 million to support IOM activities for vulnerable migrants, internally displaced persons, returnees and affected communities.

12 Feb 2015 description

This Performance of Australian Aid report assesses the performance and results of the Australian aid program in 2013-14.

The report:

29 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Los derechos humanos son un camino para salir de situaciones de crisis y caos

(Beirut) – Los gobiernos se equivocan de manera garrafal cuando ignoran los derechos humanos para ocuparse de desafíos graves en materia de seguridad, indicó hoy Human Rights Watch al difundir su informe mundial anual.

29 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

World Report 2015: Rights Aren’t Wrong in Tough Times
Human Rights a Path Out of Crisis and Chaos

(Beirut, January 29, 2015) – Governments make a big mistake when they ignore human rights to counter serious security challenges, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its annual world report.

22 Jan 2015 description

By Irene van Horrsen

HelpAge is starting a three-year programme to strengthen the capacity of humanitarian agencies to deliver age and disability inclusive emergency response, as part of the innovative portfolio of projects supported by the DFID Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) and with separate funding from the OFDA.

19 Jan 2015 description
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Adolescents twice as likely to be out of school as children of primary school age, say UNESCO and UNICEF

New report shows why ‘business as usual’ won’t lead to universal primary or secondary education

15 Jan 2015 description

Thank you IKEA customers and co-workers! The IKEA U.S. Soft Toy Campaign 2014 raised almost $1.2 million.

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Contact media@savechildren.org

14 Jan 2015 description

By Biljana Markova

RIGA, 14 January 2015 – The new Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is pressing ahead with plans to strengthen measures across the 28 EU Member States to include persons with disabilities in disaster risk management activities.

The Latvian government aims to bring new proposals on inclusion to the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (#WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, 14-18 March, 2015 www.wcdrr.org.

03 Jan 2015 description


The Incheon Strategy to “Make the Right Real” for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific provides the Asian and Pacific region, and the world, with the first set of regionally agreed disability-inclusive development goals. The Incheon Strategy goals cover a range of development areas from poverty reduction and employment to political participation, accessibility, social protection, education, gender equality, disaster risk reduction, data collection, CRPD ratification and international cooperation.

30 Dec 2014 description


The 7 th PHT Regional Meeting was held at the Holiday Inn Suva in Fiji from 28 to 30 October 2014. The meeting has been held annually since 2008 to strengthen preparedness and response activities in support of disaster management authorities and affected people in the Pacific. This report aims to capture key points and actions arising from discussions and consultations during the meeting.

22 Dec 2014 description


To achieve sustainable development for everyone, including tackling the underlying causes of poverty and conflict, the UK recognises the vital role of inclusive societies, where every person has the enduring opportunity to meet their full potential, supported by an effective civil society as part of an inclusive political settlement.

03 Dec 2014 description
report Guardian

We are at a critical juncture for reflecting on the human rights of people with disabilities. Human rights are indivisible, and the right to food cannot be realised unless the other human rights of people with disabilities are realised too. They must be included in the broader sustainable development agenda.

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03 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

3 December 2014 – More than one billion people – or approximately 15 per cent of the world's population – live with some form of disability and have generally poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities, the United Nations highlighted today on its International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

03 Dec 2014 description

By Andy McElroy

YEREVAN, 3 December 2014 – The global effort to forge a 2015 framework for disaster risk reduction – an updated Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) - has championed inclusiveness as a key strength for the future resilience of communities and nations.

03 Dec 2014 description

The ICBL-CMC's Monitor initiative launches a new report, Equal Basis 2014: Access and Rights in 33 Countries, on 3 December 2014.

This overview provides up-to-date information on efforts to fulfill responsibilities in promoting the rights of persons with disabilities—including the survivors of landmines, cluster munitions, and other explosive remnants of war—as well as in providing assistance for activities that address the needs of survivors and other persons with disabilities with similar needs.

03 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

3 décembre 2014 – A l'occasion de la Journée internationale des personnes handicapées, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a jugé nécessaire de faire appel aux innovations technologiques pour assurer l'inclusion des personnes handicapées dans le cadre d'un développement durable.