24 October 2016
Seventy-first Session, 27th & 28th Meetings (AM & PM)
The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) continued its discussion on the promotion of human rights today, with special mandate holders and others presenting updates on issues ranging from digital privacy to enforced disappearances, as well as the rights of migrants and internally displaced persons.
24 October 2016
Seventy-first Session, 20th Meeting (AM)
Inaugurating its rigorous eight-day deliberation on the work done by the International Law Commission in its sixty-eighth session, the Sixth Committee (Legal) began its debate on the first of three clusters of topics that included subjects as broad-ranging as the protection of persons in the event of disasters and the identification of customary international law.
Le présent rapport, sixième rapport annuel présenté à l’Assemblée générale par le Rapporteur spécial sur la promotion et la protection des droits de l’homme et des libertés fondamentales dans la lutte antiterroriste, fait état des principales activités menées par celui-ci entre février et août 2016, traite des répercussions des mesures antiterroristes sur les droits fondamentaux des migrants et des réfugiés, et se termine par une série de recommandations.
WASHINGTON (24 October 2016) – The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention today called on the Government of the United States of America to abolish the mandatory detention of migrants, especially asylum seekers, from all countries.
“Mandatory detention of migrants, especially asylum-seekers, is against international law standards,” the expert panel stressed at the end of its first official visit to the country, while urging the authorities to ensure individual assessment for detention of asylum seekers, including women, men and children.
NEW YORK (21 October 2016) – “Overly-restrictive migration policies introduced because of terrorism concerns are not justified and may in fact be damaging to state security,” today warned the United Nations Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights, Ben Emmerson, at the UN General Assembly in New York.
The present report, the sixth annual report submitted to the General Assembly by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, outlines the key activities undertaken by the Special Rapporteur from February 2016 to August 2016, addresses the impact of counter-terrorism measures on the human rights of migrants and refugees and concludes with a series of recommendations.
New York, 24 October, 2016
It is a pleasure to be here with you today.
I would like to start by commending the work of Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Dr. Chaloka Beyani, who for the last six years has defended and promoted the rights of internally displaced people worldwide, and who has been an essential member of the IASC and partner to OCHA.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH
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
4,328 INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED IN THE PERIOD FROM JUNE TO SEPTEMBER 2016 BY IOM IN THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA, GREECE, HUNGARY, SERBIA, AND ITALY
ABOUT DTM’S FLOW MONITORING SURVEYS
It has been a difficult year for the global campaign to eradicate polio. In August, two new wild polio cases were reported in Nigeria, which accounted for half of the global count in 2012 yet had not recorded a single wild polio incident since July 2014. It was a year away from being certified polio-free by the World Health Organization.
Instances of internal displacement caused by conflict, violence, and disasters between 6 - 19 October
Inondations : plus de18 000 sinistrés p.1 Taux moyen de malnutrition à 30 % depuis 2010 p.2 Rentrée des classes et risque de suspension des repas scolaires p.3 Sensibilisation aux risques de mines p.3 Migrations irrégulières au Mali p.4 Niveau de financement du plan de réponse humanitaire p.6
Assistance aux sinistrés des inondations et risques liés à la cure du fleuve
Risque de suspension des repas scolaires pour faute de financement
In this issue
More than 18 000 people affected by floods p.1 Average rate of malnutrition to 30% since 2010 p.2 Back to school and risk of suspension of school meals p.3 Awareness of the risks of mines p.3 Irregular migration to Mali p.4 Level of funding of the humanitarian response plan p.6
Assistance to flood victims and flood forecasts
School meals at risk of suspension due to lack of funding
Last Updated: October 24, 2016 1:44 PM
Bundled up in jackets and surrounded by suitcases, migrants from Calais’ sprawling "Jungle" migrant camp lined up in the pre-dawn chill Monday for the next step in their European odyssey.
By mid-morning the first busload of mostly Sudanese migrants were bound for Burgundy, some shouting "Bye, bye Jungle,” as their bus drove out of France’s largest slum. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that 2,318 migrants had been evacuated from the camp by day's end.
QUITO, 24 October 2016 - The UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Robert Glasser, has welcomed the adoption of the Habitat III New Urban Agenda as “a significant contribution to focussing attention on the risks of rapid urbanisation and the importance of taking concrete measures to build cities in a way that reduces exposure to disasters and improves the quality of life for urban dwellers.”
New international agreement recognizes urbanization as a key driver for sustainable development and hunger eradication
24 October 2016, Rome - FAO has welcomed the New Urban Agenda, agreed upon by countries at the recent Habitat IIIconference in Quito, Ecuador, and that recognizes progress in addressing the diverse challenges posed by urbanization will be key in achieving sustainable development and eradicating hunger.
As winter beckons, temperatures in Greece are beginning to drop. Last week, the Hellenic Red Cross distributed urgently needed winter items to migrants and refugees who will remain in camps throughout the winter months.
Enabled by funding under the EU Emergency Support Instrument, the Red Cross distributions included items such as thermal blankets, sleeping bags, raincoats, leggings, winter socks, warm hats, gloves and scarfs. These were given to migrants and refugees at seven different camps on mainland Greece.
Citation: Jay J, Buse K, Hart M, Wilson D, Marten R, Kellerman S, et al. (2016) Building from the HIV Response toward Universal Health Coverage. PLoS Med 13(8): e1002083. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1002083
Universal health coverage (UHC) has gained prominence as a global health priority. The UHC movement aims to increase access to quality, needed health services while reducing financial hardship from health spending, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
BY LEILA ZADEH
Leila Zadeh is the Alliance's Senior Advisor: Policy and Government Affairs
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