Protection and Human Rights

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28 Oct 2016 description

28 October 2016 - Tackling human trafficking is not a simple or trivial pursuit said, yesterday, UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, urging States to implement all provisions of the so-called 'Palermo protocol,' the nearly universal UN treaty that contains a 'blueprint' for successfully preventing and suppressing the scourge while punishing perpetrators.

28 Oct 2016 description

3,930 FATALITIES 2016 (1 JAN—27 OCT)

3,777 FATALITIES 2015 (1 JAN—31 DEC)

The number of migrant deaths and disappearances recorded by IOM in 2016 so far have reached 5,328.
Most of the increases have been in the Mediterranean where an estimated 3,930 people have died trying to make the crossing in 2016 so far.

28 Oct 2016 description

Costa Rica - To improve understanding of the links between gender inequality, women’s empowerment and migration at the individual, household and community levels, IOM, ECLAC, UN WOMEN and UNFPA this week organized a Caribbean Seminar on Women’s Empowerment and Migration.

This meeting took place on 25 October as a side event at the Thirteenth Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, which closes today in Montevideo, Uruguay.

27 Oct 2016 description
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Oxford Guidance on the Law Relating to Humanitarian Relief Operations in Situations of Armed Conflict
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Oxford Guidance on the Law Relating to Humanitarian Relief Operations in Situations of Armed Conflict: Conclusions

OCHA launches guidance on law governing humanitarian assistance in conflict

In armed conflicts across the world, millions of civilians need emergency assistance to survive, but all too often fighting parties prevent this relief from reaching them. Today OCHA launched the Oxford Guidance on the Law Relating to Humanitarian Relief Operations in Situations of Armed Conflict, a critical tool for actors concerned with helping civilians in conflict zones receive life-saving assistance, including food, medical supplies, shelter, water and sanitation.

27 Oct 2016 description

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 July and 30 September 2016.

Feature article The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants: a missed opportunity to address internal displacement

27 Oct 2016 description

SKOPJE, 27 October 2016 - Some 60 representatives of national authorities, civil society and OSCE field operations from South-Eastern Europe called for an enhanced regional response to human trafficking at the start of a two-day OSCE regional conference in Skopje on promoting synergies and common approaches in addressing human trafficking along the Western Balkan migration routes.

27 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

MONTEVIDEO/PANAMÁ, 25 octubre 2016 – Los Estados deben dar mayor visibilidad a las desigualdades que diariamente “excluyen, humillan y matan” a niñas, adolescentes y mujeres pidió hoy la Directora Regional de UNICEF para América Latina y Caribe, María Cristina Perceval, en su intervención durante la XIII Conferencia Regional sobre la Mujer de América Latina y el Caribe que se celebra estos días en Montevideo (Uruguay) y es organizada por la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).

27 Oct 2016 description
report Council of Europe

Bertrand Pauver

John Twigg

Silvio Sagramola


Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees constitute a significant and growing proportion of the general population of countries in Europe. When major incidents and disasters occur, they face the same hardship as other affected people, but they can suffer additionally from isolation, neglect or discrimination.

27 Oct 2016 description

Berlin, 20 October 2016 – Beyond the so-called "refugee crisis" in Europe, countries bordering conflict around the world are under increasing pressure to care for people on the move. Attempts by policymakers to respond to refugees in a coordinated and dignified way have never been more important in order to ensure that the rights refugees are upheld.

27 Oct 2016 description

Berlin, 18 October 2016 – JRS Europe as one of 90 member organisations of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), endorses and shares the following statement issued during ECRE’s general assembly in Berlin.

27 Oct 2016 description

War Child launches a guide to sexual and gender-based violence legal protection in acute emergencies

27 Oct 2016 description
report UN General Assembly


Maintenant qu’il est scientifiquement établi que des soldats de la paix de la Mission des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en Haïti (MINUSTAH) ont introduit le choléra en Haïti, le Secrétaire général doit, au nom de l’ONU, présenter des excuses et faciliter des voies de recours, a réclamé avec force, aujourd’hui, devant la Troisième Commission, le Rapporteur spécial sur les droits de l’homme et l’extrême pauvreté, M. Philip Alston.

27 Oct 2016 description
report UN Security Council


Seize ans après l’adoption, par le Conseil de sécurité, de la résolution pionnière 1325 (2000), force est de constater que les femmes sont bien trop souvent empêchées de participer pleinement aux processus de paix et de consolidation de la paix, alors que leur utilité n’est plus à démontrer, a déclaré, aujourd’hui au Conseil de sécurité, le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. Ban Ki-moon, venu présenter son dernier rapport à ce sujet.

26 Oct 2016 description

Speech given by Mr Peter Maurer President of the ICRC, Address to the Council of Europe, 26 October 2016, Strasbourg, France

26 Oct 2016 description

By Kathleen Newland

The worldwide sense of crisis surrounding the mass movements of refugees and migrants gave rise to an extraordinary series of international conferences and meetings in 2016, capped by the first United Nations summit convened to specifically address issues surrounding this migration.

26 Oct 2016 description

Key Figures
Oct 2015 – 27 Sep 2016

1,196 persons relocated
3,809 places pledged
39,600 target

As of 27 Sep 2016

26 Oct 2016 description
report Concord

EU aid gap puts sustainable development at risk – CONCORD AidWatch Report 2016

Brussels, 26/10/2016 – The European Union has again failed to meet its commitment to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income on Development Aid by 2015. The CONCORD Aidwatch report 2016 published today, entitled ‘This is not enough’, reveals that only five countries met their 2015 targets: Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden and United Kingdom. This means there is a ‘debt’ of €36.9billion in 2015 between what the EU has promised to developing countries and what it has delivered.