Protection and Human Rights

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19 Jan 2017 description
report IRIN

By Jared Ferrie

When international leaders met in the Bangladeshi capital last month for ongoing discussions about a new global migration policy, they glossed over what experts say will soon become a massive driver of migration: climate change.

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19 Jan 2017 description

Switzerland - UNHCR, IOM and 72 partners today (19/1) launched a new strategy and appeal to help respond to the situation of refugees and migrants in Europe in 2017.

The Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan aims at complementing and reinforcing government efforts to ensure safe access to asylum and the protection of refugees and migrants. It also aims to support long-term solutions and orderly and dignified migration management. Strengthened partnership and coordination will also be given priority in 2017.

19 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Anthony Lake
18 January 2017

What’s the most important thing children have? Their brains. And yet, we’re not caring for children’s brains the way we care for their bodies. This should concern all of us – including business leaders.

The first 1,000 days of life – from conception to age three – open a critical and singular window of opportunity. During this period, children’s brains can form 1,000 neural connections every second – a once in a lifetime pace never matched again – and these connections are the building blocks of every child’s future.

18 Jan 2017 description

2,876 arrivals by sea in 2017

219 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 17 January

387,487 arrivals in 2016

17 Jan 2017 description

According to UNESCO, 101 journalists were killed in the pursuit of a story in 2016, which on average constitutes one casualty every four days.

17 Jan 2017 description

Avant-propos

“La Résolution 46/182 des Nations Unies reste aussi pertinente et fondamentale aujourd’hui qu’en décembre 1991 et les principes d’humanité, de neutralité, indépendance et d’impartialité qu’elle contient continuent de guider une assistance humanitaire stratégique, coordonnée et efficace aux personnes qui en ont besoin”

17 Jan 2017 description

Weekly picks

NIGERIA

Four people killed, 15 wounded in a suicide attack by a teenage girl suspected to be linked to Boko Haram at a university mosque in Borno State on 16 January. Police earlier shot a 12yo girl trying to enter the university. The IED strapped to her body exploded, killing her instantly. These incidents come two days after suicide bombers killed at least six people and injured 14 in a crowded market in the northeastern town of Madagali.

17 Jan 2017 description
report UN News Service

16 janvier 2017 – A l'ouverture des travaux de la 74e session du Comité des droits de l'enfant lundi à Genève, la Haute-Commissaire adjointe des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme, Kate Gilmore, a attiré l'attention sur l'impact dévastateur de l'aggravation des migrations internationales et de la crise des réfugiés sur les droits de millions d'enfants à travers le monde.

17 Jan 2017 description
report UN News Service

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, s’est félicité de l’intervention des garde-côtes italiens qui, en collaboration de Frontex, l’Agence européenne pour la gestion de la coopération opérationnelle aux frontières extérieures, ont porté secours à quelque 1500 personnes à bord d’embarcations confrontées à une mer démontée et à des conditions dégradées en Méditerranée ces trois derniers jours. Après le naufrage connu d’au moins une embarcation légère et surchargée au large des côtes libyennes, les autorités européennes ont repêché au moins huit corps sans vie.

17 Jan 2017 description
report UN Population Fund
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Sommaire du rapport annuel

Message du Directeur Régional

Les politiciens, les dirigeants et les parties prenantes d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre sont clairs. Nous devons faire passer les jeunes d’abord si nous vou- lons maîtriser le dividende démographique, établir la résilience et transformer notre région pour réaliser les objectifs de développement durable et l’Afrique que nous voulons.

17 Jan 2017 description
report UN Population Fund
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Executive Summary

Message from the Regional Director

Politicians, leaders and stakeholders across West and Central Africa are clear. We must put young people first if we are to harness the demographic dividend, build resilience and transform our region to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Africa We Want.

17 Jan 2017 description
report CARE

Aid organisation CARE International today issued a new report highlighting the top ten most underreported humanitarian crises of 2016.

The report, Suffering in Silence, features food crises in Eritrea, Madagascar, North Korea and Papua New Guinea; conflicts in Burundi, Lake Chad Basin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan and last year’s monsoon floods in Bangladesh.

16 Jan 2017 description

Geneva, 16 January 2017

Mr. Chair, Distinguished members, Ladies and gentlemen,

I am honored to join in welcoming you to the seventy-fourth session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child. May I also extend to all of you my very best wishes for the New Year.

Mr. Chair,

As we embark on a new, and what promises to be, challenging year, it is right that we celebrate and take strength from the Committee’s achievements in 2016.

16 Jan 2017 description

Background

• The world is at a critical juncture. Human suffering is greater today than at any time since World War II.

• Globally, 130 million people are in urgent need of protection and humanitarian assistance and millions more are living in situations of acute risk and vulnerability.

16 Jan 2017 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has praised the rescue of some 1,500 people by the Italian Coastguard in coordination with Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, from boats struggling in rough weather on the Mediterranean over the past three days.

16 Jan 2017 description

Amman - Over 75 seasoned governance practitioners, economists, senior government representatives, and eminent global scholars from over 14 countries impacted by fragility, conflict and violence from around the globe will meet from January 16-18, 2017 at the Dead Sea, Jordan, to discuss how the United Nations and the global community as a whole can build a stronger foundation for conflict prevention, peacebuilding and statebuilding.

15 Jan 2017 description
report Guardian

Editorial

A former abductee’s trial for war crimes highlights the problem of children enlisted or seized by armed forces or groups. But change is possible

15 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Rapport mondial 2017 : Les démagogues menacent les droits humains

Donald Trump ainsi que des démagogues européens favorisent l’intolérance et les discriminations

15 Jan 2017 description
report UN News Service

13 janvier 2017 – Le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) a exhorté les gouvernements européens à faire davantage pour aider et protéger les réfugiés et les migrants de plus en plus vulnérables en cette période hivernale.

« Le sauvetage des vies doit être une priorité », a déclaré vendredi la porte-parole du HCR, Cécile Pouilly lors d'un point de presse à Genève, précisant que l'agence a renforcé son aide dans plusieurs pays, dont la Grèce et la Serbie.

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