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17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

11 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Despite years of efforts and advances, full gender equality has yet to be realized. There is not one country in the world free of gender-based violence or discrimination. And in too many places, the burdens of inequality fall hardest on the youngest.

25 Sep 2017 description

Ian Mitchell and Anita Käppeli

The level of challenge faced by Jordan and Moldova on refugees and migration is remarkable: while Jordan has welcomed over a million Syrian refugees, Moldova has a migration outflow equivalent to a quarter of its population. Without the option of closing their borders, the scale of these movements not only puts the challenge for developed countries into context, but provides important insights on the importance of planning, and of innovation in policy.

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.

11 Sep 2017 description

Human Rights Council 36th session
Opening Statement by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

11 September 2017

Distinguished President of the Council,
Excellencies,
Colleagues, Friends,

As I enter the final year of my current mandate – a year which I will discharge with vigour and determination – I wish to begin with a few short reflections drawn from the past three years.

08 Aug 2017 description

Highlights
- A new story: We worked on a new story for Dorcas in 2016, with various departments and stakeholders giving their input.

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

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.

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.

20 May 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production forecast to decline in 2017

  • Cereal exports in 2017/18 (July/June) anticipated to decline

  • Prices of potatoes and other vegetables increased in April

Cereal production forecast to decline in 2017

23 Apr 2017 description

Around 400 villages in Moldova were without electricity over the weekend after a freak snowstorm pummeled the country, causing widespread disruptions and injuries and prompting the City Council to declare a state of emergency in the capital, where 3,000 trees fell between Thursday and Friday.

23 Apr 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production forecast to decline in 2017

  • Cereal exports in 2017/18 (July/June) anticipated to decline

  • Prices of wheat and wheat flour remained stable over last six months

Cereal production forecast to decline in 2017

07 Apr 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

21,000 people
Reached through Shelter/NFI assistance from UNHCR and partners in 2017

40 tonnes
of humanitarian assistance delivered in government-controlled areas in response to the Avdiivka situation

3,875 households
received coal briquettes or winter clothing through UNHCR’s 2016/2017 winterization programme

FUNDING

USD 37.7 million
requested for 2017
Gap 83%
Funded 17%

07 Mar 2017 description
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KEY FIGURES

78 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about long queues at checkpoints

47 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about shelling

38 per cent
travel to visit relatives

26 per cent
are concerned about difficult conditions while queuing at checkpoints

8 per cent
of people travelling by car were unable to cross due to long queues

06 Feb 2017 description

118 hospitals in 7 countries in the WHO European Region were assessed using the WHO Hospital Safety Index tool in 2015¬–2016. Altogether, 93 experts – including doctors, civil and maintenance engineers and emergency planning experts – from 14 European and 6 non-European countries were trained.

25 Jan 2017 description
report Council of Europe

PACE has expressed its concern at the many cases of serious threats to media freedom in Europe listed by the Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists, set up by the Council of Europe in 2015. A resolution adopted today by the Assembly, on the basis of a report by Volodymyr Ariev (Ukraine, EPP/CD), highlights the death of 16 journalists since January 2015 following acts of violence in the member States.

23 Jan 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Tracking Earthquake and Flood Risks across Europe and Central Asia to Enhance Disaster Resilience

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A new publication released by the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery examines current and future trends in terms of earthquake and flood risks for 32 countries across the Europe and Central Asia region.