Protection and Human Rights

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Países del Caribe se reunieron para discutir sobre la protección de refugiados y apátridas

WASHINGTON, D.C., Estados Unidos, 15 de septiembre de 2014 (ACNUR) – Representantes de los gobiernos de 11 Estados y territorios del Caribe, junto con los representantes de organizaciones de la sociedad civil y organizaciones regionales, se reunieron el 10 y 11 de septiembre en Gran Caimán, Islas Caimán, para la Conferencia regional de los países del Caribe sobre la protección de las personas refugiadas y apátridas, organizada por el Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados (ACNUR).

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A solid investment: Integrating children without parental care into the post-2015 development framework

Will the new development goals have a place for children without parental care? New publication from SOS Children's Villages lays case for sustainable future based on equality for children.

18 September 2014 - The futures of millions of children could be decided in the next eight days. The United Nations General Assembly has begun in New York and world leaders are debating which key issues should take precedence in the global Post-2015 Development Goals.

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What Arab youth really want post-2015

By Denis McClean

SHARM-EL-SHEIKH, 18 September 2014 - One of the high points of this week’s Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction came when a 19-year-old medical student took centre stage to read out a strong declaration on behalf of one of the region’s most endangered groups, children and youth.

Majid Shangab began with the words: “We, children and youth, are one of the most vulnerable groups to disasters, climate change, and displacement as a result of conflict. And yet, children and youth are viable agents of change.”

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MPs commit to act on gender and eliminate inequality

Over 40 Asia-Pacific parliamentarians meeting in Manila, Philippines have committed to eliminate inequality and protect the rights of women through a strong assertion of human rights in every aspect of development.

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Global Estimates 2014 - People displaced by disasters

Twice as many people are being displaced today than in the 1970s. A new report from IDMC reveals this is largely due to the growth and concentration of urban populations.

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Violence against Women and Girls: Lessons from South Asia

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A new report documents the dynamics of violence against women across the life cycle, and analyzes the societal factors that drive perpetrators to commit such acts in the region.

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Women Agricultural Workers and the Right to adequate Food and Nutrition

While access to waged agricultural work can bring about benefits to women, this paper aims to shed light on the discriminatory working conditions women agricultural workers endure in industries where women have traditionally constituted a significant share of the workforce.

Women and girls play an essential role towards the food and nutrition security of their families and communities through infant and young child feeding, the selection and preparation of food for their families, and the production of food for family consumption and for the market.

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UNHCR alarmed at death toll from boat sinkings in the Mediterranean

GENEVA, September 16 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency is alarmed at the death toll from boat sinkings in the Mediterranean in recent days, which underlines the need for collective European action to avoid further loss of lives at sea.

According to information received by UNHCR from coastguards, five shipwrecks occurred over the weekend, leaving between 650 and 850 people dead or missing, although the figures are constantly, being revised upwards.

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Forced Migration Review supplement - Innovation and refugees

A special supplement of Forced Migration Review presents 11 articles, which reflect some of the thinking behind humanitarian innovation for displaced people, and some of its current manifestations.

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Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

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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Investing in Adolescent Girls for Africa’s Development

By Hinda Deby Itno and Julitta Onabanjo

H.E. Mrs Hinda Deby Itno, is the First Lady of the Republic of Chad and President of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS and Dr. Julitta Onabanjo is UNFPA’s Regional Director for East and Southern Africa.As the United Nations prepares to hold a Special Session of the General Assembly (UNGASS) on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) on Sept. 22, they call for renewed commitment to adolescent girls in Africa, saying, “It is critical that we act now.”

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Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) EU Children of Peace (ECHO/CHD/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 24/07/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 6 712 500

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Education needs of conflict affected children remain a severely underfunded sector in humanitarian assistance worldwide, although half of the 57 million children without access to education live in conflict-affected areas. Provision of education in conflict settings can be lifesaving, as life-saving items and messages can be passed on to children and schools can be a safe place where children is accounted for and protected from risks.

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Mediterranean migrant boat shipwrecks highlight need for EU action

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Amnesty

European leaders must do more to provide safe and legal ways for refugees and migrants to access international protection in the European Union, Amnesty International said today after a boat bound for Italy sank off the coast of Libya leaving many feared drowned.

“The response of EU member states to the refugee crises in the Middle East and North Africa has been shameful,” said John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia Director.

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff (A/HRC/27/56)

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Press Release: Few perpetrators of mass violations face justice, UN Expert warns

GENEVA (12 September 2014) – UN Special Rapporteur on transitional justice Pablo de Greiff* Friday warned that “despite clear international obligations, only a fraction of perpetrators of massive violations are ever investigated and prosecuted”. He stressed that it is crucial for States to adopt effective prosecutorial strategies to bring to justice the perpetrators of such atrocities and to prevent a recurrence of violence.

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Few perpetrators of mass violations face justice, UN Expert warns

GENEVA (12 September 2014) – UN Special Rapporteur on transitional justice Pablo de Greiff* Friday warned that “despite clear international obligations, only a fraction of perpetrators of massive violations are ever investigated and prosecuted”. He stressed that it is crucial for States to adopt effective prosecutorial strategies to bring to justice the perpetrators of such atrocities and to prevent a recurrence of violence.

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NATO engages with civil society on Children and Armed Conflict

NATO met Thursday [11 September] with senior representatives of the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers initiative and the United Nations (UN) Institute for Training and Research to discuss ways of improving the protection of children in armed conflicts.

“The question of Children and Armed Conflict needs to be regarded as a security problem”, Dr. Shelly Whitman, Executive Director of the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, stressed.

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Finland grants additional support for the UN Population Fund

Finland grants 11.45 million euros in general support of the activities of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

“Finland’s additional support is a strong show of confidence in the UN Population Fund and its work as a promoter of sexual and reproductive health and rights,” comments Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto.

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Amid flood of refugees to Europe, Italy opens a back door

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Washington Post

By Anthony Faiola September 9

POZZALLO, Italy — Clinging to a plank from the wreckage of his sinking raft, Ali Salib gazed into the cobalt blue of the open Mediterranean and began to speak to the dead.

To those who have gone before me, I go now to join you.