7317th Meeting (AM)
The Security Council this morning resolved to make policing an integral part of the mandates of United Nations peacekeeping operations and special political missions, where appropriate, in its first-ever stand-alone resolution on the topic.
Embargo: 00:01 [UK time] Friday 21 November, 2014
Current efforts to prevent violence against women and girls are inadequate, according to a new Series published in The Lancet. Estimates suggest that globally, 1 in 3 women has experienced either physical or sexual violence from their partner, and that 7% of women will experience sexual assault by a non-partner at some point in their lives.
Child protection is about keeping children safe from violence, exploitation and abuse. It is an issue in all countries, including here in Canada. Here we have strict laws, social services and specialist charities that are all in place to prevent and respond to child protection violations. Widespread child protection crises are thankfully relatively rare here.
20 Nov 2014
Twenty-five years ago, with the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the world made a historic commitment to its children. The convention, ratified by 194 countries, became the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world and generated significant progress. But much more remains to be done to protect children, especially those growing up in countries affected by conflict.
En el 25 Aniversario de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño
PANAMÁ, 20 de noviembre de 2014 - Con la presentación hoy del estudio “América Latina a 25 años de la aprobación de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño”, UNICEF y la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe–CEPAL, ofrecen un panorama de los logros alcanzados y los desafíos que aún tienen los gobiernos durante los próximos años para garantizar el pleno desarrollo de la infancia y la adolescencia de la región.
2013 was a landmark year which saw the second UN High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (HLD) of the 68th Session of the General Assembly, which took place on the 3–4 October at the UN Headquarters in New York City. The HLD was marked by a significant evolution in the UN debate on migration and development, as evidenced by the Declaration adopted by consensus at its opening.
‘Where are the rights you promised us?’ ask children in report marking 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
In this issue: The health response to the crises in the Gaza Strip, the Syrian Arab Republic and Iraq, the adoption of the Western Pacific Regional Framework for Action for Disaster Risk Management and the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
Innovation can drive change for most disadvantaged children - UNICEF Report
On the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, The State of the World’s Children report lays out an agenda for change
Respect children’s right to participate in decisions affecting them – UN child rights committee
GENEVA (19 November 2014) – The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 20 November 1989 and to date has been ratified by 194 countries, making it the most widely ratified international human rights treaty. To mark the Convention’s 25th anniversary, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is highlighting the right of children to participate meaningfully in decisions affecting their lives and communities.
In a letter addressed to the International Criminal Court (ICC) Registrar, FIDH expresses its concerns regarding the consequences that the Registrar’s reform project (ReVision project) could have on the victims’ participation and legal representation in ICC proceedings.
“FIDH supports the reform process, but remains concerned that some aspects of the proposed reforms may fundamentally affect the rights of victims to participate and obtain legal representation” said Karim Lahidji, FIDH President.
The role of faith in the humanitarian sector is not easy to measure. Faiths generally advocate welcoming the stranger and there are many organisations and individuals inspired by their faith or religion to provide protection and assistance. Yet it is easier to measure the activities inspired by faith than to measure the difference that having that faith makes, and secularly inspired standards for such activities can appear to be in tension with the faith inspiration. FMR 48 includes 36 articles on ‘Faith’ plus seven ‘general’ articles.
Snapshot 12–18 November
Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.
17,958 people were killed in terrorist attacks last year, that’s 61% more than the previous year. Get the facts on terrorism with the 2014 Global Terrorism Index Report.
Terrorism has become a global phenomenon with a 61% increase in the number of people killed in terrorist attacks over the last year. The 2014 Global Terrorism Index provides a fact-based understanding of terrorism and its impact.
17,958 people were killed in terrorist attacks last year, that’s 61% more than the previous year.
NEW YORK/LEIDEN, 18 November 2014 – To mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, IKEA Foundation is boosting its commitment to children with six new grants to UNICEF, amounting to US $31.5 million (€24.9 million).
The new grants will focus on reaching the most marginalized and disadvantaged children living in poor communities and in strengthening UNICEF’s response in emergency and conflict situations.
Working children is a very common phenomenon all around the planet. No country is left out. According to recent figures from the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are, worldwide, 168 million working children. However, not all cases can be called exploitation. So how can we tell the difference? Terre des hommes summarises.
17-11-2014 Publication Ref. 4201
CHILDREN IN DETENTION
Detention can be stressful and dangerous. It entails physical, emotional and intellectual deprivation, and even resilient adults find it hard to cope with. For children therefore, detention is likely to have a particularly severe and lasting effect. That is why they should be detained only as a last resort and for the shortest possible time.
HELPING CHILDREN IN DETENTION
LONDRES, 17 novembre 2014 (IRIN) - La législation antiterroriste américaine adoptée depuis les attentats du World Trade Centre est un terrain miné pour les organisations humanitaires et les organisations non gouvernementales (ONG). En effet, l'application de ces lois varie considérablement d'un pays à l'autre, et cible toute une variété de groupes politiques et d'individus différents.
Equality, human rights and full access to reproductive health must be priorities for Asia-Pacific nations meeting at the UN in Bangkok next week for the Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing+20 Review.
That’s the view of leading parliamentarians from the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) who have been working to progress gender equality in their national parliaments throughout the region and at AFPPD workshops, said Pakistan MP and AFPPD delegation spokesperson Mrs Mahtab Akbar Rashdi.
Most conflicts today occur not between sovereign states but within them, often among amorphous groups without representative structures and institutions directing the flow of events. At the same time, the forms of media used to report on conflict have changed dramatically, becoming increasingly rapid, interconnected, and participatory.
These new realities require a shift in the way governments, organizations, and media approach conflict prevention and mitigation, and a different understanding of the role media can and does play in conflict situations.