Protection and Human Rights

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28 Mar 2015 description
report UN News Service

28 March 2015 – With a raft of ills plaguing the Arab world – from the “shameful” conflict in Syria to the “tinderbox” that is Gaza and the steadily unraveling situation in Yemen – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called upon leaders gathered in Egypt to work with each other and the United Nations to “strengthen our bonds for the people of this region and the security of our world.”

27 Mar 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11840

7419th Meeting (AM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

‘We Are Being Slaughtered,’ Says Iraqi Lawmaker; Secretary-General Promises Action Plan by September

27 Mar 2015 description
report Deutsche Welle

A new concept by the EU seeks to enlist the help of North African states to stem the flow of migrants. Refugee groups are worried about what might happen if these people are detained before they reach Europe.

27 Mar 2015 description

GENÈVE, 26 mars (HCR) – Le HCR a signalé jeudi que les guerres en Syrie et en Iraq – et les conflits armés, les violations des droits humains ainsi que la détérioration de la situation de sécurité et des conditions humanitaires dans d'autres pays – ont généré la plus forte hausse depuis 22 ans concernant le nombre de demandes d'asile déposées dans les pays industrialisés.

27 Mar 2015 description

Norway is providing NOK 90 million to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. This is an increase of NOK 10 million compared with last year. ‘Strengthening the UN’s human rights work is vital, particularly at a time when these rights are under increasing pressure globally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

26 Mar 2015 description

MIDDAY

26 March 2015

Adopts 10 Other Texts on the Use of Drones, Persons with Disabilities, Illicit Funds, Foreign Debt, Right to Food, and Birth Registration, among Others

26 Mar 2015 description

Wars in Syria and Iraq drive highest asylum numbers in 22 years

GENEVA – The wars in Syria and Iraq, as well as armed conflicts, human rights violations and deteriorating security and humanitarian conditions in other countries, pushed the number of asylum applications in industrialized countries to a 22-year high last year, according to a UNHCR report released today.

26 Mar 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11832
7414th Meeting (AM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Citing ‘New and Grave’ Threats, Speakers Spotlight Strategies to Tackle Abuse, Chart Progress of Protection Campaigns

Being a child soldier was like being ripped from childhood and thrown into an adult world, the Security Council heard today from Junior Nzita Nsuami, who described his forcible recruitment at age 12 into a decade of war and violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as the 15-member body held an open debate on children and armed conflict.

26 Mar 2015 description
report UN Security Council

CS/11832

7414e séance – matin
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

Le Secrétaire général affirme que 2014 fut une des pires années jamais enregistrées dans les régions touchées par des conflits

25 Mar 2015 description
report UN News Service

25 March 2015 – The international community must act “collectively and expeditiously” to thwart the growing number of children affected by armed conflicts, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today, as the Security Council met to discuss the myriad horrors faced by children caught up in wars worldwide.

25 Mar 2015 description
report UN News Service

25 mars 2015 – A l'occasion d'un débat au Conseil de sécurité sur les enfants dans les conflits armés, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a déclaré mercredi que, pour les enfants, l'année 2014 semble avoir été une des pires jamais enregistrées dans les régions touchées par des conflits.

« Dans les zones de guerre du monde entier, les enfants sont de plus en plus menacés », a dit M. Ban dans un discours devant les membres du Conseil de sécurité.

25 Mar 2015 description

March 2015

Despite a longstanding recognition of the need to improve the response of actors addressing urban displacement, there is a lack of guidance on how to do this and a limited knowledge of practices that have successfully addressed the housing, tenure security and livelihood needs of urban IDPs.

25 Mar 2015 description
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On Wednesday 25th March, the UN Security Council (UNSC) will hold an Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict, which will take place under the presidency of France. The theme of the Open Debate will focus on child victims of non-state armed actors (ANSAs). This will be the first Open Debate to focus on actions and tools Member States may constructively use to end and prevent grave violations against children by ANSAs.

24 Mar 2015 description

As many of the world’s foreign ministers convene this week in Washington D.C. for the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism, displacement should be on their agenda.

24 Mar 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Analysis of Members That Protected Rights – or Didn’t

(Geneva, March 24, 2015) – The records of United Nations Human Rights Council members in addressing egregious rights violations in individual countries are scrutinized in the updated “VotesCount” website, Human Rights Watch announced today. The website shines a spotlight on the votes taken by members of the council on situations in individual countries during 2014.

24 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 March 2015

Syria: The Government carried out over 10,000 airstrikes between October and March, dropping more than 5,300 barrel bombs and killing almost 2,200 civilians. A chlorine attack on 16 March in Idleb killed six people.

23 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 23 March 2015 – UNICEF has made all its data on health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation, child protection, and HIV/AIDS publicly available, in an easily searchable format which includes redesigned country profiles and a new data visualisation tool for the creation of charts, maps and graphs. All of which make UNICEF the most reliable and up-to-date source of statistics on women and children.

23 Mar 2015 description

New U.N. operations in the Sahel present unprecedented challenges for U.N. peacekeeping. They involve the United Nations directly in the struggle against transnational Islamist terrorism, weapons proliferation, and illicit trafficking by international organized crime. The United Nations must operate in countries with harsh terrain, vast expanses, poor communications, and porous borders. In response, the Security Council adopted more robust mandates based on the peace enforcement provisions of the U.N. Charter.