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22 Nov 2017 description


The auxiliary role provides essential space for dialogue and mutually beneficial relations between National Societies and public authorities. This Guide to the Auxiliary Role is designed to help external actors, particularly public authorities, develop their understanding of the auxiliary role and strategies to enhance their partnerships with National Societies.

22 Nov 2017 description

A new SOS Children’s Villages programme will improve livelihoods and gender relations between host communities and the growing number of refugees

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda will launch a programme to help the surging number of refugees in the country’s southwest, with a focus on vulnerable local and refugee families.

22 Nov 2017 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:  Rupert Colville
Location:  Geneva
Subject:   (1) Attacks/threats by States against UN human rights experts

(1) Attacks/threats by States against UN human rights experts

We are concerned by continuing efforts by certain States to undermine and denigrate important mechanisms established by the 47 Member States of the Human Rights Council.

21 Nov 2017 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

21 Nov 2017 description

Discours de M. Garry Conille, Coordonnateur résident du Système des Nations Unies au Burundi

Excellence Monsieur le Ministre des Droits de la Personne Humaine, des Affaires Sociales et du Genre,

Excellences Mesdames et Messieurs les Membres du Gouvernement,Excellences Mesdames et Messieurs les Ambassadeurs et Chefs de Missions diplomatiques,

Mesdames, Messieurs, représentants de la coopération internationale,

Mesdames, Messieurs les représentants du secteur privé et des Organisations de la société civile,

21 Nov 2017 description

Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) summary for October 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia / Somaliland and Yemen.

20 Nov 2017 description
report UN Security Council


Conseil de sécurité
8109e séance – matin

Quelles que soient les difficultés persistantes au Burundi, l’ONU doit poursuivre sa mission de bons offices, aux côtés de la sous-région, pour aider ce pays à sortir de la crise, a déclaré, ce matin, au Conseil de sécurité, l’Envoyé spécial du Secrétaire général pour le Burundi, M. Michel Kafando.

20 Nov 2017 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
8019th Meeting (AM)

‘Counterproductive’ Sanctions Harmful to Vulnerable, Undermine Efforts of East African Community, Says Permanent Representative

Despite slow progress towards inclusive dialogue in Burundi, the United Nations must continue its support for the political process there as the only way forward, the Secretary‑General’s Special Envoy to the East African country told the Security Council today.

20 Nov 2017 description

International Olympic Committee and UNHCR team up in ‘Become the Light’ campaign for refugee camps without adequate lighting.

By Stephen Pattison

GENEVA - Today there are four million refugees living in more than 230 refugee camps worldwide without access to adequate lighting. This means that once night falls almost all activity ends. The effects of this are stark.

There is no option for family or community gatherings or activities; no possibility for work, sports, culture, education or music.

20 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

20 Nov 2017 description

Working with Partners
- The Dadaab refugee operation is coordinated by UNHCR Sub-Office Dadaab, which also serves the three camps in Dadaab Sub County. UNHCR Field Office Alinjugur is part of the larger Dadaab operation and serves Hagadera in Fafi Sub County. Both UNHCR offices cooperate closely with NGOs and other international organizations, among them WFP, UNICEF and IOM. The main government counterpart is the Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS).

19 Nov 2017 description

Welcome to the November issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED)
Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website.

19 Nov 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 12-18 November 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, West Nile fever, chikungunya, yellow fever, plague, monkeypox, marburg virus disease, malaria and cholera.

19 Nov 2017 description


  • Average to below average 2017 season crops due to reduced planting area, erratic rainfall in parts and invasion of Fall Armyworms

  • Inflation rates forecast to slightly increase in 2017

  • Food and livestock prices at high levels driven by limited supplies and ongoing conflict which continue to disrupt markets

  • Humanitarian crisis in Kasai Region and extension of inter-communal conflicts in Tanganyika Region and in eastern part of country continue to deteriorate food security situation

18 Nov 2017 description

Au 30 octobre 2017, le nombre total des réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile est de 12.137. Cette population est composée de 36,82% de Congolais (RDC), 26,56% de Tchadiens, 16,96% de Sud Soudanais, 17,08% de Soudanais et 2,59% des autres nationalités. Elle est composée à 51,12% de femmes et 48,88% d'hommes. Les enfants représentent 55,0% contre 41,7% d'adultes et 3,2% de personnes âgées. 42,56% des réfugiés sont dans la Préfecture du Haut Mbomou, 24,47% dans Bamingui-Bangoran, 18,17% à Bangui, 14,54% dans la Ouaka, et 0,26% dans la préfecture de Mbomou.

18 Nov 2017 description

On Monday (20 November), the Security Council will be briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, Michel Kafando, and the Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission Burundi configuration, Ambassador Jürg Lauber (Switzerland), on the situation in Burundi, followed by consultations. A representative from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is expected to participate in the consultations. Resolution 2303 of 29 July 2016 requests the Secretary-General to report to the Council on the situation in Burundi every three months.

18 Nov 2017 description

L’accueil d’un grand nombre de réfugiés a des implications significatives sur le capital humain dans le pays hôte, notamment sur la scolarisation, le travail et l’emploi des jeunes.