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20 Jul 2016 description

Refugiados en Colombia relatan sus historias a través de fotografías para invitar a las personas a estar #ConLosRefugiados.

BOGOTÁ, Colombia, 19 de julio de 2016 (ACNUR) - Con una sonrisa y abrazos, Pongele, 26, e Isabel, 30, observan una fotografía que representa uno de los aspectos más importantes para ellas y su cultura: la unión familiar. Las hermanas caminan entre retratos fotográficos de hombres y mujeres de todas las edades que tienen una cosa en común: son refugiados.

01 Feb 2013 description
report CCCM Cluster

Forward

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to share the second edition of the Global CCCM Cluster Newsletter.

This edition provides an update on cluster tools, partners and operations, and highlights issues of current concern to the cluster. In particular, it focuses on the importance of effective partnerships in CCCM operations, and considers how global initiatives such as the Transformative Agenda will impact cluster strategies.

09 Aug 2012 description

(Nueva York, 9 de agosto de 2012): La más alta funcionaria de las Naciones Unidas para la asistencia humanitaria, Valerie Amos, asignó 55 millones de dólares del Fondo Central de Respuesta a Emergencias (CERF) para reforzar la operación humanitaria en ocho países con emergencias humanitarias insuficientemente financiadas.

17 Sep 2011 description

Kaja Haldorsen (16.09.2011)

For the first time in history NRC enters into a framework agreement with the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID).

Over three years NRC will get 2, 5 million British pounds annually for projects in seven countries.

31 Aug 2011 description

Executive Summary

This report examines how and to what extent transitional justice approaches have engaged children and considered their needs and perspectives, analyzing the experience of truth-seeking mechanisms, criminal justice, reparations, and institutional reform. It is based on the distilled results of assessments in Colombia, the Ituri District of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Liberia, and Nepal.

06 Jul 2011 description

Dentro de los grupos de población, las mujeres que pertenecen a minorías y las mujeres indígenas son objetivo de violaciones y otros tipos de violencia sexual, torturas y asesinatos debidos específicamente a su identidad étnica, religiosa o indígena, según el informe anual del 2011 de El Grupo Internacional de los Derechos de las Minorías (MRG por su siglas en ingles) presentado hoy.

20 May 2011 description

ECOSOC/6480
NGO/723

Committee on NGOs
24th & 25th Meetings (AM & PM)

Completing its fourth day of the resumed 2011 session, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) today recommended special consultative status for 25 entities to the Economic and Social Council, and postponed consideration of 26 additional groups until the Committee receive answers to its outstanding questions.

14 Apr 2011 description

The United States is pleased to announce a contribution of $126.8 million toward the 2011 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

23 Mar 2011 description

New York, March 23, 2011 - The recorded number of people displaced within their country due to conflict or violence rose to 27.5 million in 2010, which is the highest in a decade, according to a report by the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

The report, Internal Displacement: Global Overview of Trends and Developments in 2010, was today launched by the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children …

07 Mar 2011 description

plus a selection of articles on other aspects of forced migration

From the editors

Militia, freedom fighters, rebels, terrorists, paramilitaries, revolutionaries, guerrillas, gangs, quasi-state bodies... and many other labels. In this issue of FMR we look at all of these, at actors defined as being armed and being non-state - that is to say, without the full responsibilities and obligations of the state.

29 Oct 2010 description
report IRIN

NEW YORK, 29 October 2010 (IRIN) - The consensus was "could do better" as senior government representatives met in New York to commemorate UN Security Council Resolution 1325, a decade-old commitment to strengthen the role of women in peace and security.

Ambassadors and government officials widely endorsed a Security Council decision on 27 October to create indicators to measure progress from now on.

"There's a need for the indicators so the UN can measure how many women are in peacekeeping, are mediators, and are in parliament across the spectrum," Mary …

27 Oct 2010 description

27 October 2010

On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) reminds parties to armed conflict, and regional and international organisations, of the particular vulnerability of minority and indigenous women and girls in areas of conflict.

16 Sep 2010 description

(excerpts)

1. South Africa: regulation of Zimbabweans, a welcome step

Johannesburg, 14 September - JRS has given a cautious welcome to the introduction of new regulations affecting Zimbabweans in South Africa.

The new regulations stipulate that Zimbabweans, present in the country before 31 May 2010, may be eligible for a four-year work, business or study permit, if they are in possession of a current Zimbabwean passport and meet other qualifying criteria.

28 Jul 2010 description

National Security, Interagency Collaboration, and Lessons from SOUTHCOM and AFRICOM

Before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
U.S. House of Representatives

07 Jun 2010 description

España, 7 de Junio (ACNUR) - El Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha ha suscrito hoy un acuerdo con ACNUR, la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados y la Asociación España con ACNUR, reafirmando así su compromiso de trabajar en favor de los refugiados y desplazados internos a nivel mundial en los próximos anos.

Mediante este acuerdo, la Comunidad de Castilla-La Mancha apoyará la realización de proyectos por un valor de 800.000 euros, en países afectados por conflictos armados y desplazamiento de población como Somalia, la Rep=FAblica Democrática del Congo y Colombia.

El acto celebrado en …

18 May 2010 description
report IRIN

LONDON, 18 May 2010 (IRIN) - At least 6.8 million people were displaced last year, mainly by long-running conflicts, pushing the number of those forced to live away from home to 27 million - the highest since the mid-1990s, a new report states.

"The massive population movements and shocking violence are a sad reminder of the price that civilians pay in armed conflict," Elisabeth Rasmusson, secretary-general of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), said while launching the 2009 annual report on displacement at London's Royal Institute of International Affairs.

17 May 2010 description

Geneva/London, 17 May 2010 - In 2009 the world witnessed more people displaced within their country by conflict and violence than at any point since the mid-1990s.

11 Mar 2010 description


MORNING

11 March 2010

President of Timor-Leste Addresses the Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council this morning heard the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders and the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief present their reports, and then held an interactive dialogue with them. It also heard a statement by the President of Timor-Leste.

08 Dec 2009 description

Attacks on learners, educators and education institutions are tragically common in many parts of the world today.

25 Nov 2009 description

GENEVA, November 25 (UNHCR) - UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres stressed on Wednesday that his agency was fully committed to the prevention of sexual violence, which he said needed a personal as well as a collective response.

"Gender-based violence is one of the most virulent, culturally endemic, and persistent trends in the world," Guterres noted in a special message to staff to mark the start of the annual 16 Days of Activism to Eliminate Violence Against Women, an international campaign originating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute in …