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20 Sep 2017 description
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Human Rights Council Thirty-sixth session 11-29 September 2017 Agenda items 2 and 10

Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General Technical assistance and capacity-building

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19 Sep 2017 description

Vienna, Austria, September 19, 2017. The 160th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved nearly US$250 million of new development funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.

13 Sep 2017 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat dipped in August, after increasing in the past few months, following an upturn in production prospects in the Black Sea region which improved the 2017 global supply outlook.
    Maize quotations also fell on improved weather conditions and abundant global supplies. International prices of rice were relatively stable, although price movements were mixed across the different rice market segments.

06 Sep 2017 description

By Natalia Olofinskaya

Since childhood my imaginary happy place was always a small house in the mountains besides a river. I am still thinking of that magical place today even as I grapple with traffic jams, urban noise and deadlines.

When I go to this happy place, sometimes I’ll add a few details: a little schoolhouse for my daughter, a farm where we can grow fruit... Essential elements for a truly happy place.

05 Sep 2017 description

Forest fire response efforts are underway at three locations across Georgia: in Telavi and in Akhmeta municipalities of eastern Georgian region of Kakheti and in Khulo municipality of Adjara in the west of the country.

About 400 employees of the Special Tasks Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs were deployed to quell the forest fire near Artana village in Telavi municipality, along with emergency workers and firefighters. 

01 Sep 2017 description
report HALO Trust

A key area of HALO’s work around the world is ensuring that weapons and ammunition arsenals are stockpiled safely and securely. This was put into sharp focus in early August when a military ammunition warehouse exploded in Abkhazia, killing two Russian tourists and injuring dozens more locals.

22 Aug 2017 description

By Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, Head of Climate Change Adaptation, UNDP

Since its inception, the Adaptation Fund has provided critical support for climate resilient development strategies across the globe. Working through agencies such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), governments across the globe have accessed Adaptation Fund finance to reduce climate change risks and build more climate resilient nations.

08 Aug 2017 description

Yerevan – On 2 August, the first inter-agency simulation exercise on humanitarian relief and disaster preparedness between Armenia and Georgia took place with the support of IOM, the UN Migration Agency.

At the request of the Armenian Ministry of Emergency Situations, IOM organized a simulation for 30 participants from concerned agencies at the Gogavan crossing on the Armenian-Georgian border. The exercise aimed to build the capacity of Armenian officials in humanitarian crisis response, including conflict-induced displacement.

17 Jul 2017 description
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Purpose: To analyse the general context for housing solutions and compensation in other contexts in order to make relevant recommendations for Ukraine on the ways ahead of policy formation, formation of compensation, restitution and compensation claims, development of housing programs. Through looking at the case studies of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Colombia, Cyprus, Georgia, Molodva and Serbia, the Housing, Land, and Property Technical Working Group found the following general trends that Ukraine should take into consideration:

CONCLUSIONS

05 Jul 2017 description

New Report Reveals Governments are Failing to Prioritize Tuberculosis, the World's Deadliest Infectious Disease

27 Jun 2017 description

WHO/Europe, in collaboration with partners, has developed a blueprint for a people-centred model of tuberculosis (TB) care that shifts care closer to people and communities. This entails moving towards ambulatory treatment and care, strengthening services involving primary care, and better integrating care across various providers, levels and settings within health systems.

21 Jun 2017 description

GENEVA (21 June 2017) - The Human Rights Council this morning heard an oral update by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, on the situation of human rights in Ukraine, which was followed by an interactive dialogue. The Council also heard an oral update on cooperation and assistance to Georgia.

14 Jun 2017 description

This Annual Report highlights the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. In 2016, the Joint Programme provided support to 45 countries, including through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors.

01 Jun 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11919

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PLENARY
SEVENTY-FIRST SESSION, 85TH MEETING (PM)

Text Passes by Recorded Vote of 80 in Favour to 14 Against, with 61 Abstentions

The General Assembly recognized today the right of return of all internally displaced persons and refugees in Georgia and their descendants, regardless of ethnicity, to their homes throughout that country, including Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia.

30 May 2017 description
report UN General Assembly
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/265, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a comprehensive report at its seventy-first session on the implementation of the resolution. The report covers the period from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 and draws on information received from a number of United Nations entities.

23 May 2017 description

Conseil des droits de l’homme

Trente-cinquième session

6-23 juin 2017

Point 3 de l’ordre du jour

Promotion et protection de tous les droits de l’homme, civils, politiques, économiques, sociaux et culturels, y compris le droit au développement

Note du secrétariat

23 May 2017 description

Human Rights Council

Thirty-fifth session

6-23 June 2017

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Note by the Secretariat

22 May 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Total cereal production in 2017 anticipated to decline from last year’s record level

  • Imports of cereals in 2017/18 forecast above previous year’s level

  • Prices of wheat products and potatoes increased in April

Cereal production in 2017 forecast to decline from high level of previous year