Stepping up the global response to trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants
25 May 2016 - Across the world, children, women and men are on the move for different reasons - some are fleeing conflict and war, while others may be escaping serious human rights violations or poverty. Others start for that most universal human desire - the hope for a better future.
Allow me to start with a short historical remark. Being here in Japan at the summit of the G7 nations who share common values of democracy, freedom and the rule of law, one should never forget that this cooperation is the result of lessons learnt from a dark history. 71 years ago we were still at war with one another, at war that cost tens of millions of lives around the world. And today we commit ourselves to building a safer world for all.
The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit a report on the main decisions and policy recommendations of the Committee on World Food Security.
Report on the main decisions and policy recommendations of the Committee on World Food Security
25 May 2016
Joint statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children and the Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
The Great Lakes Region highlights the interconnected nature of conflict. This is particularly true for the four focus countries of the Great Lakes Project (GLP), namely Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda. This interconnectedness forms the basis of the GLP’s regional approach.
BRUSSELS, 25 May 2016 - Following the World Humanitarian Summit, 23rd – 24th May held in Istanbul, World Vision was pleased with the level of participation and commitments to its core priorities especially around education in emergencies, humanitarian financing, innovation and partnering.
ILO calls for renewed efforts to promote peace, decent jobs and social justice for workers of the occupied Arab territories
Applying the principles of social justice and decent work could help to address persistent inequalities, tensions and vulnerability in the West Bank and Gaza.
GENEVA (ILO News) – A continuation of the peace process is a precondition for job and wealth creation, decent work and social justice for all in the occupied Arab territories, the International Labour Organization (ILO) says in a new report.
24 mai 2016 – Lors de la cérémonie de clôture du premier Sommet humanitaire mondial, qui s'est tenu du 23 au 24 mai à Istanbul, en Turquie, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a salué mardi les centaines d'engagements pris durant cet évènement et a appelé à les mettre en œuvre.
« Nous pouvons être fiers de ce que nous avons accompli ; nous devons maintenant aller plus loin, ensemble », Ban Ki-moon
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message to the Asia Media Summit in Incheon, Republic of Korea, today:
I am pleased to send greetings to the thirteenth Asia Media Summit taking place this year in Incheon, Republic of Korea. I commend the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development for once again bringing together media leaders and practitioners from across the region and beyond to exchange experiences and ideas.
The World Humanitarian Summit draws to a close with the news of bombings that have claimed well over 100 lives in Syria, and against the backdrop of the continued suffering of tens of millions of people around the world, including those affected by El Niño influenced drought in southern and eastern Africa.
World Humanitarian Summit,
Round Tables, Special Sessions & Closing (AM & PM)
Participants Stress Collective Moral Obligation to End Suffering
By Nichola Jones, IFRC
The closure of the Western Balkan route in February and the implementation of the EU-Turkey deal in March, which will see new arrivals in Greece and potentially returned to Turkey, has seen the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) shift its response to meet the changing needs of migrants.
Arrivals into Greece continue but have plummeted with a daily average of 47 people per day
24 May 2016
Istanbul, Turkey – Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, participated in the first World Humanitarian Summit as part of the delegation of the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.
24 May 2016 – The humanitarian sector is failing to protect civilians from violence, a top UN advisor stressed today at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul, Turkey.
Jan Egeland, who is at the two-day conference in his capacity as Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, is also the Special Advisor to Staffan de Mistura, the UN Special Envoy for Syria, where millions of people are in besieged areas with little to no food or medical assistance.
23-24 May 2016
The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 46/182, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report annually to the Assembly and the Economic and Social Council on the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance. The report is also submitted in response to Assembly resolution 70/106 and Economic and Social Council resolution 2015/14. The period covered by the report is from January to December 2015.
This paper draws from existing evidence to highlight how social protection programmes and systems can contribute to building the anticipatory, adaptive and absorptive capacity of vulnerable people who are exposed to climate shocks and disasters.
By Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende
Article by the Nordic Ministers on the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, 23-24 May 2016.
The government announced an offensive to take Falluja back from Islamic State. There are concerns that some 50,000 civilians inside the city lack safe corridors to escape fighting. In Baghdad, the political crisis shows no sign of resolution: up to four people were reportedly killed and dozens injured when security forces violently dispersed a Sadrist Trend protest in Baghdad’s Green Zone.