Protection and Human Rights

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29 Aug 2016 description

Le président du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR), Peter Maurer, a appelé les gouvernements à répondre d'urgence au problème humanitaire des personnes qui sont portées disparues, que ce soit pendant un conflit ou une autre situation de violence, lors d'une catastrophe naturelle ou dans le contexte de la migration.

29 Aug 2016 description

El presidente del Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR), Peter Maurer, ha instado a los Gobiernos a abordar de inmediato la cuestión humanitaria de las personas desaparecidas a raíz de conflictos armados y otras situaciones de violencia, desastres naturales o migración.

29 Aug 2016 description

Résumé

Le présent rapport est soumis en application de la résolution 70/292 de l’Assemblée générale et fait le point sur les progrès réalisés dans la mise en oeuvre des recommandations figurant dans le rapport du Secrétaire général sur les causes des conflits et la promotion d’une paix et d’un développement durables en Afrique (A/65/152-S/2010/526).

29 Aug 2016 description

Summary

The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/292, reviews progress made in the implementation of the recommendations contained in the report of the Secretary-General on the causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa (A/65/152-S/2010/526).

29 Aug 2016 description

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, has called on governments to urgently address the humanitarian issue of missing people: those who disappeared during armed conflict or other situations of violence, natural disasters or migration.

Speaking ahead of the International Day of the Disappeared on 30 August, Mr Maurer said that concerted efforts were needed to ascertain and document the fate of people who had gone missing and to provide families left behind with answers and effective support.

29 Aug 2016 description

Mr. President,
Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Mr. Kim Won-soo, I would like to thank the States Parties and Secretariat of the Arms Trade Treaty for inviting the United Nations to address the Second Conference of States Parties of the ATT, or CSP2.

I commend Ambassador Emmanuel Imohe of Nigeria for his leadership of the preparatory process for CSP2. I also congratulate the facilitators, whose hard work will help inform the substantive decisions to be made at this conference.

26 Aug 2016 description

Canada announces comprehensive, coordinated approach to support Canadian interests and UN peace efforts

August 26, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Government of Canada is taking concrete actions to prevent and respond to conflicts abroad and to support UN peace operations in building a more peaceful and prosperous world.

26 Aug 2016 description

Le Canada annonce une approche globale et coordonnée pour soutenir les intérêts canadiens et les efforts de paix des Nations Unies

Le 26 août 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Affaires mondiales Canada

Le gouvernement du Canada prend des mesures concrètes pour prévenir les conflits à l’étranger et réagir à ceux-ci, ainsi que pour soutenir les opérations de paix des Nations Unies (ONU) afin de bâtir un monde plus paisible et plus prospère.

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

Twenty years ago, Graça Machel’s report “Impact of armed conflict on children”, asked the international community to come together to address the plight of children affected by war.

For two years, Machel had travelled to conflict zones and met children, families, humanitarian workers and Government officials to better understand what boys and girls were going through.

25 Aug 2016 description

269.244 llegadas por mar en 2016
3.164 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 09:30 hs. (horario Europa Central) 23/8/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

25 Aug 2016 description

269,244 arrivals by sea in 2016
3.164 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 23 August
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

24 Aug 2016 description

23 Aug 2016

New York – In her annual report to the General Assembly, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the devastating impact on children of increasingly complex conflicts, despite concerted efforts and significant progress achieved over the past year.

24 Aug 2016 description
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Increasingly Complex Conflicts with Devastating Impact on Children, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Warns General Assembly in Annual Report

23 Aug 2016

New York – In her annual report to the General Assembly, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the devastating impact on children of increasingly complex conflicts, despite concerted efforts and significant progress achieved over the past year.

24 Aug 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

kNOwVAWdata: Measuring the Prevalence of Violence against Women across Asia-Pacific

Bangkok – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Asia-Pacific Regional Office and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) are launching a program that will help countries in the region to measure violence against women.

23 Aug 2016 description
report CHS Alliance

Background paper: Challenges and recommendations on investigations of cases of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers

Investigations of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) pose repeated challenges to both organisations and investigators. The CHS Alliance aims to address this by focusing its 2016 Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) conference, 5-6 September 2016, Bangkok, on investigating allegations of SEA by aid workers.

23 Aug 2016 description

Genève (CICR) – La vice-présidente du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR), Christine Beerli, a appelé les États du monde entier à mettre un terme à la fourniture d'armes et de munitions aux parties à des conflits armés qui violent le droit international humanitaire. S'exprimant à la deuxième Conférence des États parties au Traité sur le commerce des armes, à Genève, Mme Beerli a déploré « l'insuffisance des contrôles » sur les transferts d'armes classiques.

23 Aug 2016 description
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23 August 2016 – When he was 19, Mubin Shaikh, believed that “you could change the world overnight, and you could do it through violence.”

But the former-supporter of the Afghanistan-based Taliban extremist group, told UN Radio for its latest podcast, The Lid is On, that he realized a commitment to violence was a perversion of his religious faith that would be self-defeating, and he has some advice to young would-be terrorists today.