Protection and Human Rights

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Migrant detention "abuse" can scar children for life


BANGKOK, 21 October 2014 (IRIN) - An increasing number of migrant children are being detained in countries where they are seeking asylum despite a growing body of scientific evidence that such incarceration leads to long-term psychological and developmental difficulties.


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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Género y paz No.3 - Octubre 2014

En este número destacamos

  • Violencia sexual en Iraq
  • Desplazamiento forzado en Siria
  • Subcomisión de género en las negociaciones de paz en Colombia

Impacto de los conflictos

Israel – Palestina

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Gender and Peace No.3 - October 2014

This issue features

  • Sexual violence in Iraq
  • Forced displacement in Syria
  • Subcommittee on gender in the peace negotiations in Colombia

Impact of conflicts

Israel – Palestine

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UN Women Annual Report 2013-2014

UN Women

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

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Imploring States to Uproot Violence, Exploitation, Online Predators, Speakers Tell Third Committee Children Deserve Childhoods


Delegates Highlight Protecting Youngest Generation, Conclude Debate on Women’s Advancement

Sixty-ninth session,
16th, 17th & 18th Meetings (AM & PM)

Violence against society’s most vulnerable, in all its forms, needed to be uprooted and eradicated in order to pave a sure path towards sustainable development, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) heard today as it continued its debate on the rights of children, and concluded its consideration of the advancement of women.

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On international Day, Ban declares eradication of poverty a 'most fundamental obligation'

UN News Service

17 October 2014 – Amid pronounced increases in global inequality, the United Nations marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty today with calls to accelerate efforts in eliminating poverty in all its forms.

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Communiqué of the 461st Meeting of the Peace and Security Council

African Union


The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 461st meeting, held on 14 October 2014, in Addis Ababa, convened an open session on sexual violence in conflict situations in Africa and adopted the following decision:

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The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (2015-2016): Resilience-Component Monitoring

3RP M&E Chellenges

Establishing an M&E Framework that reflects the distinctiveness of 3RP approach (compared to RRP6) in terms of:

  • INTEGRATION: Bringing together humanitarian and resilience-based development responses towards the achievement of common objectives/outcomes

  • ACCOUNTABILITY : Allowing to consistently track and report on (i) Progress against Outputs and (ii) Delivery against Output-related funding requirements under the Refugee and Resilience Components, respectively (and no matter funding sources)..

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UNHCR: Protection & Mixed Migration in West Africa

Migration flows originating from and within West Africa are very often of a mixed nature and arise from traditional movements linked to nomadic patterns and trading, labor, climate changes and refugees fleeing persecution or conflict. States in the region are often countries of origin, transit and destination for both refugees and migrants. Criminal networks take advantage of vulnerable persons who face the risk of being trafficked.

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Press Conference by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

16 October 2014

Good morning

It is a pleasure to meet you, six weeks after taking up this post. I feel extremely honoured to have been appointed High Commissioner for Human Rights – a position that has been gaining in strength through the tenure of each and every one of my predecessors.

Together with my staff, we have a mandate to “protect and promote” human rights for everyone everywhere. That is a truly daunting responsibility, especially when – by comparison with the needs – our capacity to deliver is paper thin.

I have to say I am shocked.

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ONU : les enfants « premières victimes des conflits » selon Leila Zerrougui

UN Radio

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L'intensité des combats a atteint des niveaux sans précédent dans de nombreux conflits au cours des derniers mois a avertit la Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général pour les enfants et les conflits armés, Leila Zerrougui, lors de sa présentation de son rapport annuel devant le comité sur la protection des enfants de l’Assemblée générale, mercredi 15 octobre 2014, au Siege de l'ONU, à New York.

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World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2014: Gender Equality and Sustainable Development.

UN Women

Links between sustainable development and gender equality undeniable, policy change needed: UN report

Focus on women’s rights, capabilities, leadership and unpaid care work

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Guide for the Evaluation of Programmes and Projects with a Gender, Human Rights and Interculturality Perspective

UN Women

Authors/editor(s): Independent Evaluation Office

In recent years, we have advanced progressively in the development of a conceptual and methodological basis for improving the processes of programme and project evaluation. Similarly, there is an important body of resources for the gender equality approach, and the same is true for the field of human rights.

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Marking World Day, UN spotlights rural women as ‘force’ that can drive global progress

UN News Service

5 October 2014 – Rural women are key agents for achieving the transformational economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development, the United Nations declared ahead of the International Day commemorated as an opportunity to promote their empowerment.

“Collectively, rural women are a force that can drive global progress,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a message marking the occasion, which he also said was especially personal.

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Increased Levels of Violence Disproportionately Affect Children

15 Oct 2014
UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Presents her Annual Report to the General Assembly

New York - Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, alerted the General Assembly that in the past few months, the intensity of fighting has reached unprecedented levels in many conflicts.

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Reporting on Food + Migration

Media reporting on migration rarely includes voices of migrants and misses connection to food security, new research reveals

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Le CICR s’alarme de l’usage inacceptable des armes explosives dans les zones urbaines

Genève (CICR) – Avant de prononcer son allocution devant la Première Commission de l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies à New York, cette semaine, le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) renouvelle son appel aux parties aux conflits armés en leur demandant de s’abstenir d’utiliser dans les zones densément peuplées des armes explosives ayant un large rayon d'impact, car elles ont des conséquences dévastatrices pour les civils.