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UN chief: Credible mechanisms for accountability are a must in South Sudan
Description: The UN chief António Guterres stressed today that ‘credible mechanisms for accountability are a must’ for atrocities in South Sudan, outlining three immediate objectives to redeem the country ‘from the abyss’ and widening famine.
  23 Mar 2017   56s 3 116 0
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Displaced families flee West Mosul
Description: Desperate to flee fighting, thousands of displaced Iraqis from west Mosul are arriving in Hammam al-Alil camp, a few kilometres south of the city. Many spend their first night in a reception centre awaiting their tents. Others are transferred to nearby camps to reunite with other family members. Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact us at drozditb@unhcr.org or tibaw@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  23 Mar 2017   1m24s 11 285 0
Iraq: ISIS Dumped Hundreds in Mass Grave
Description: The Islamic State (also known as ISIS) executed and dumped the bodies of possibly hundreds of detainees at a site near Mosul, Human Rights Watch said today. Multiple witnesses told Human Rights Watch that the bodies of those killed, including bodies of members of Iraqi security forces, were thrown into a naturally occurring sinkhole at a site known as Khafsa, about eight kilometers south of western Mosul. Local residents said that before pulling out of the area in mid-February, ISIS laid improvised landmines at the site, which are sometimes referred to as improvised explosive devices or booby traps.
  22 Mar 2017   2m48s 20 4953 0
Stand up and protect each other
Description: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein's remarks for the "Festival du Film et Forum International des Droits de l'Homme. 10 March 2017
  13 Mar 2017   3m9s 15 157 0
Syria: Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi
Description: Six years after the conflict began in Syria, the UN refugee chief calls for remembrance of  those who are suffering most from this calamity – the 4.9 million refugees, the 6.3 million people displaced internally, and the millions more inside Syria living in daily fear of the war and the inhumanity it has created.  Learn more: http://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2017/3/58c6bc6e4/remembering-victims-syrias-brutal-war.html Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact us at drozditb@unhcr.org or tibaw@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  13 Mar 2017   2m22s 15 289 0
UN Chief on Protection Measures from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Description: United Nations - Video message by António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, on the launch of the Report "Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: A New Approach". Read the report: http://undocs.org/en/A/71/818
  09 Mar 2017   3m8s 23 1425 0
Summary Of The Discussions And Closing Statement
Description: MODERATOR: Thomas Seifert, Journalist PANEL MEMBERS: Tammam Aloudat, Deputy Medical Director at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Operational Centre Geneva Alistair Dutton, Director, Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) Based on the presentations and the lively discussions of the topics this panel will seek to synthesise the day’s proceedings and draw actionable conclusions relevant for the range of stakeholders committed to bringing about the best possible results for humanity.
  03 Mar 2017   58m39s 2 43 0
Panel 6: Leaving No One Behind – A Mission Impossible?
Description: KEYNOTE SPEECH: Garry Conille, Under Secretary General for Programmes and Operations, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societys ( IFRC) MODERATOR: Wieland Schneider, Journalist PANEL MEMBERS: Garry Conille, Under Secretary General for Programmes and Operations, IFRC Mary Crock, Professor of Public Law, University of Sydney Law School Sofia Garcia-Garcia, Representative to the United Nations of SOS Children´s Villages International Ulrike Last, Disability-Inclusive Development Technical Advisor, Handicap International Kasim Qurbanali, Pedagogical staff member in training, SOS Children´s Village The aspiration to leave no one behind demands a more pro-active crises management in order to ensure that all individuals receive protection and support adequate to their needs. This panel will therefore discuss what steps need to be taken to institute a coordinated and comprehensive approach to humanitarian assistance capable of meeting the different needs of various vulnerable groups.
  03 Mar 2017   1h28m48s 1 39 0
Panel 4: The Erosion Of International Law – Who Cares?
Description: KEYNOTE SPEECH: Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR MODERATOR: Manfred Nowak, Secretary General, EIUC, Professor of International Law and Human Rights – University of Vienna PANEL MEMBERS: Zedoun Al-Zoubi, Manager, UOSSM Intertnational – Saving Lives in Syria Vincent Bernard, Editor in Chief of the International Review of the Red Cross (ICRC) Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, OCHCR Benjamin Ward, Deputy Director, Europe and Central Asia Division, Human Rights Watch Victimized by indiscriminate attacks on civilians that occur in contravention of international law, many find themselves forced to flee their home countries, an undertaking which in itself entails considerable danger. Simultaneously, displaced persons access to legal instruments of protection, particularly the human right to seek asylum, is precarious at best. This panel will discuss non-compliance with international law, both in countries of origin, en route and countries of destination, and its practical consequences for those seeking protection from armed conflict and persecution.
  03 Mar 2017   1h27m51s 3 72 0
Panel 2: Why Are People Forced To Flee?
Description: KEYNOTE SPEECH: Sara Pantuliano, Managing Director, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) MODERATOR:Ruth Picker, Systemic Consultant, Coach PANEL MEMBERS: Fatuma Musa Afrah , Activist, Consultant, Speaker Mustafa Maalbawi, Physician, Syrian Sara Pantuliano, Managing Director, Overseas Development Institute, ODI Hernan del Valle, Head of Advocacy & Operational Communications, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Operational Centre Amsterdam At 65.3 million, the number of people driven from their homes by war, persecution, and natural disasters has now surpassed even the number of those on the move in the aftermath of the Second World War. This panel will examine the complexity and plurality of forced migration’s root causes as well as local and international communities’ responsibility and possibilities for sparking positive change.
  03 Mar 2017   1h15m53s 1 51 0
Welcome and Opening Key Note Speech & Panel 1: (Failed) Policy-Making with Global Consequences
Description: Welcome and Opening Key Note Speech & Panel 1: (Failed) Policy-Making with Global Consequences WELCOME: Annelies Vilim, Director, Global Responsibility – Platform for Development and Humanitarian Aid OPENING KEYNOTE SPEECH:Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection; Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) MODERATOR:Alistair Dutton, Director, SCIAF – Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund PANEL MEMBERS: Yves Daccord, Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Gerald Knaus, Founding Chairman, European Stability Initiative (ESI) Ulrike Lunacek, Politician, Vice President of the European Parliament Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR The global phenomenon of (forced) migration, particularly of people seeking refuge and protection, is met by the Western world, including Austria, mainly with a policy of deterrence and the externalization of borders aiming at keeping refugees out. This panel will discuss the manifold humanitarian and global consequences of this policy, and will argue that this policy ignores the fundamental principles of humanitarian assistance, namely that human suffering be addressed wherever it is found and that respect for life, health, and human dignity must be safeguarded.
  03 Mar 2017   2h16m27s 2 84 0
Not Giving Up in Caracas
Description: In the Petare and La Vega neighborhoods of Caracas, Venezuela, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) offers psychological assistance to victims of violence, including sexual violence. About 45% of patients are minors. Johan Robles is a community leader in Caracas. Despite - and because of - the challenges and risks of living in the city right now, Johan has become more involved with local children and youth, developing his own skills in psychosocial assistance with the help of MSF training. Here, he describes daily life in Caracas's most violent district and why mental health services are so important for its inhabitants. Mental health services are a major component of MSF's activities worldwide. Find out how MSF is helping HIV-positive adolescents in Uganda: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIOpp3ZGrKA
  02 Mar 2017   3m19s 13 454 0