Protection and Human Rights

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28 Nov 2014 description

Ministers from across Latin America and the Caribbean are meeting next week in Brasilia to map out challenges to do with forced displacement and statelessness and to chart a 10-year plan of action aimed at strengthening protection across the region.

The meeting, on December 2nd and 3rd, will mark the 30th anniversary of the Cartagena Declaration – a 1984 landmark regional agreement on refugee protection that came about in the wake of major refugee crisis in Central America. It is being co-hosted by Brazil´s justice and foreign affairs ministries, and UNHCR.

28 Nov 2014 description

UNHCR welcomes the adoption today of an Asia-Pacific Ministerial Declaration proclaiming a shared vision of civil registration for all by 2024 (ie, the recording of all vital events of people in the region including births, deaths, and marriages). This also applies to refugees, asylum-seekers and stateless people.

27 Nov 2014 description
report African Union
  • Chairperson of the Peace and Security Council,

  • Members of the Council,

  • Assistant Secretary-General Ms. Kyung-wha Kang,

  • Ladies and Gentlemen,

27 Nov 2014 description

Excessive red tape prevents refugees from reuniting with their families

ECRE and the Red Cross EU Office, along with several national organisations, have released a report, Disrupted Flight - The Realities of Separated Refugee Families in the EU, on practices in 12 EU Member States in relation to family reunification.

27 Nov 2014 description

INTRODUCTION BY THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

The ICRC is pleased to present its 2015 Emergency Appeals, which describe the situations faced by people affected by armed conflicts and other situations of violence, the primary objectives of the ICRC’s field delegations and missions in some 80 countries around the world and the corresponding budgetary requirements . The Emergency Appeals set out the needs as identified at the time of writing in late October 2014 .

TRENDS IN CONTEMPORARY ARMED CONFLICTS

27 Nov 2014 description

GENÈVE, 25 novembre (HCR) – Le Haut Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés António Guterres a condamné mardi le mariage des enfants et a déclaré que le HCR doit tout mettre en œuvre pour aider à mettre fin à cette pratique, qui touche environ 15 millions de jeunes filles chaque année. Il a effectué une déclaration durant une courte cérémonie à Genève pour marquer les 16 Journées annuelles d'action contre la violence sexuelle et de genre. Il a indiqué qu'il était du devoir du HCR de lutter contre le mariage des enfants.

26 Nov 2014 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report provides analysis of the 593 killings of journalists as condemned by the Director-General of UNESCO between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2013 with an emphasis on cases which took place in 2012 and 2013.

26 Nov 2014 description
report UN Population Fund
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HQ/2014/9
18 November 2014

World’s 1.8 Billion Young Can Propel Socioeconomic Development, New UNFPA Report Shows

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 18 November 2014—Developing countries with large youth populations could see their economies soar, provided they invest heavily in young people’s education and health and protect their rights, according to The State of World Population 2014, published today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.

26 Nov 2014 description

Civilians continue to be the majority of victims of armed conflict, demonstrating the continuing need to translate the commitment of the Security Council into enhanced protection and real change on the ground.

The Security Council Aide Memoire for the Consideration of Issues pertaining to the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict remains an important tool for identifying key issues pertaining to the protection of civilians in armed conflicts and for actions that can be taken by the Council to respond.

26 Nov 2014 description

This paper examines developments in Security Council (the Council) language relating to the protection of civilians (PoC) in its situation-specific resolutions4 from January 2009 to October 2013. During this period, concerns relating to PoC have been included more frequently and more comprehensively in situation-specific resolutions. Nonetheless scope remains for greater consistency in the Council’s approach on how it addresses PoC from one context to another, and in some cases in successive resolutions addressing the same situation.

26 Nov 2014 description
report UNAIDS

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, UNAIDS published Women living with HIV speak out against violence, a collection of powerful essays written by women living with and affected by HIV. Intimate partner violence affects one in three women globally and has been shown to increase the risk of acquiring HIV, while research shows that preventing such violence can reduce HIV incidence by 12%.

26 Nov 2014 description
report Geneva Call

From 17th to 20th November, Geneva Call held in Geneva its Third Meeting of Signatories to the Deeds of Commitment and gathered 70 high-level representatives – political leaders, commanders and officers and legal advisers – of 35 armed non-State actors (ANSAs) coming from 14 different countries including Syria, Burma/Myanmar, Sudan, Philippines and Somalia. Most are signatories to at least one of Geneva Call’s Deeds of Commitment, but some non-signatory ANSAs also attended.

26 Nov 2014 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-ninth session
Third Committee
Agenda item 105
Crime prevention and criminal justice

Note by the Secretariat

By its resolution 2014/18 of 16 July 2014, the Economic and Social Council recommended to the General Assembly the adoption of the following draft resolution:

United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

26 Nov 2014 description

GENEVA, November 25 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Tuesday condemned child marriage and said his organization must do its utmost to help stop the practice, which affects an estimated 15 million girls every year. His remarks came in a short ceremony in Geneva to mark the annual 16 Days of Activism against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, where he said it was UNHCR's duty to counter child marriage.

26 Nov 2014 description

Today, 24 November 2014, marks the start of the 16 Days of activism against gender-based violence (GBV). The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) prioritises gender-sensitive aid and supports projects which address gender-related issues. To unpack GBV in the humanitarian context, ECHO's Regional Information Officer for Central, East and Southern Africa, Malini Morzaria, caught up with our Nairobi-based Global Gender specialist, Eliana Irato.

25 Nov 2014 description

Purpose and scope

Since 2008, the European Union (EU) and its member States have been committed to applying a comprehensive and integrated human rights-based approach in all areas of EU external action, including EU development cooperation. The 2009 Treaty on European Union (Treaty of Lisbon) contains an explicit commitment to protect and promote the rights of the child, and in 2011 the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy announced the promotion of the rights of the child as one of the Union’s three explicit foreign policy priorities.

25 Nov 2014 description

Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.

Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.

25 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Dans le cadre du 25e anniversaire de la Convention relative aux droits de l’enfant, cette édition de La Situation des enfants dans le monde appelle à une réflexion originale et audacieuse pour résoudre les problèmes séculaires qui affectent encore les enfants les plus défavorisés du monde.

25 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Un informe de UNICEF afirma que la innovación puede impulsar el cambio para los niños más desfavorecidos

Al cumplirse el 25o aniversario de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño, el Estado Mundial de la Infancia presenta un programa de cambio