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04 Dec 2016 description

International Development Secretary announces new focus on disability on International Day for People with Disabilities

The UK will lead a step-change in the world’s efforts to end extreme poverty by pushing disability up the global development agenda, International Development Secretary Priti Patel has announced.

To mark International Day for People with Disabilities (3 December) Ms Patel is calling on partners to do more to prioritise reaching the poorest and most excluded by ensuring people with disabilities are not being left behind.

04 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Rosangela Berman-Bieler

“We mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the wake of the adoption of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  This global blueprint for action summons us to “leave no one behind”.  _Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon_

04 Dec 2016 description

Ten years ago this month, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. One of the most widely ratified international human rights instruments, with 169 Parties, the Convention has spurred significant progress in commitment and action for equality, inclusion and empowerment around the world, with disability being increasingly incorporated into the global human rights and development agendas.

23 Nov 2016 description




The Training Package is designed to help facilitators deliver introductory, interactive training on the prevention of and response to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Facilitators should have field-experience working on SGBV prevention and response, mainstreaming gender equality, working with communities affected by displacement, and be familiar with UNHCR’s approach to addressing SGBV.

28 Oct 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

As many as 1,000 young migrants remain in the makeshift French camp as the two countries argue over their future. Britain has said it only has a responsibility to take children who have family in the UK.

While French government officials insist that close to 5,000 people have been moved out of the Calais "Jungle" in northern France over the past five days, uncertainty remains over the fate of hundreds of youngsters still living in the camp even as work to demolish it is underway.

26 Oct 2016 description

About this document

This document was developed by the Disability Task Force (DTF) as technical guidance for humanitarian organisations providing services for refugees and vulnerable host populations with disabilities in camp and non-camp settings in Jordan.

It highlights areas of intervention necessary for a holistic scope of specialized health and education services, which the DTF will use to identify gaps in order to improve the quality and coverage of specialised disability services in the humanitarian response in Jordan.

26 Oct 2016 description

This policy brief looks at climate-related migration from the disability perspective to understand the unique characteristics of people with disabilities (PWDs), as well as factors that need to be taken into account to address the vulnerability and needs of PWDs in the context of displacement due to natural disasters. The author calls for a rights-based approach for disability-inclusive planning to protect the lives and well-being of people with disabilities.

24 Oct 2016 description


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

14 Oct 2016 description

Key Figures

  • 281,740 Refugees and migrants arriving by sea to Europe in 2016 (as of 31 August).

  • 3,169 Refugees and migrants estimated to have died / gone missing at sea in 2016 (as of 31 August). Compared to 2,776 during the same period in 2015.

  • 163,734 Estimated sea arrivals in Greece in 2016 (as of 31 August) compared to 237,947 during the same period in 2015.

  • 115,072 Estimated Sea arrivals in Italy in 2016 (as of 31 August) compared to 116,149 during the same period in 2015.

11 Oct 2016 description
report UN News Service

10 octobre 2016 – A l'occasion de la Journée mondiale de la santé mentale qui est célébrée chaque année le 10 octobre, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a souligné lundi qu'il était essentiel de pouvoir offrir des soins de santé mentale à toutes les personnes qui en ont besoin, quels que soient leur situation et le lieu où elles vivent.

07 Oct 2016 description

Aide-mémoire N°383
Octobre 2016

Principaux faits

02 Oct 2016 description
report UN General Assembly


En el presente informe se facilita un panorama general de la aplicación del Marco de Sendai para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres 2015 - 2030, como solicitó la Asamblea General en su resolución 70/204 .

02 Oct 2016 description
report UN General Assembly


Le présent rapport donne un aperçu des progrès réalisés dans la mise en œuvre du Cadre de Sendai pour la réduction des risques de catastrophe (2015 - 2030), ainsi que le demandait la résolution 70/204 de l’Assemblée générale.

28 Sep 2016 description
report UN Security Council
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Letter dated 18 August 2016 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

As requested by the Security Council in paragraph 13 of its resolution 2286 (2016), I have the honour to submit my recommendations on measures to enhance the protection of, and prevent acts of violence against, the wounded and sick, medical personnel and humanitarian personnel exclusively engaged in medical duties, and their means of transport and equipment, as well as hospitals and other medical facilities, and to better ensure accountability for such acts.

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
report UN General Assembly

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