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17 Oct 2017 description

Since 2011, Friar Tomás González Castillo has welcomed those fleeing violence and persecution in northern Central America.

17 October 2017

TENOSIQUE, Mexico – At a shelter near the Guatemalan border, a Mexican friar provides protection and humanitarian assistance to people fleeing violence, extortion and forced recruitment by gangs in the north of Central America.

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.

13 Oct 2017 description

El lema de este año de la campaña de la Agencia de Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres Campaña Sendai Siete, que tiene un periodo de implementación de 7 años (2016-2022) Hogar, seguro Hogar, no pueden ser más apropiado tras un año, el 2016, en el que 24,2 millones de personas se vieron obligadas a desplazarse forzosamente abandonando su hogar, como consecuencia del impacto de desastres.

10 Oct 2017 description

FAO and PAHO warn that hunger has increased in six countries and now affects 2.4 million persons in the region. While, overweight continues to be a public health problem across the Americas.

10 October 2017, Santiago, Chile – The total number of persons that suffer from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean has increased, reversing decades of progress.

Meanwhile, overweight affects all age groups in men and women, and constitutes a major health problem in all countries in the region of the Americas.

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Overview of UNHCR’s operations in the Americas

A. Situational context including new developments

Colombia situation

03 Oct 2017 description

The North of Central America suffers high levels of violence stemming from gangs and other organized criminal groups.

This insecurity is compelling an increasing number of persons - often entire families - to flee their homes, within their countries or to nearby countries.

All countries in the region are affected by these movements and a regional response is therefore of paramount importance.

KEY INDICATORS

03 Oct 2017 description

FEATURE

Antigua and Barbuda

AFFECTED AREAS
Barbuda

CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT
Disaster

FIGURES
About 1,400 new displacements between 7 and 8 September

CONTEXT

27 Sep 2017 description
report El País

La hora en que sucedió el seísmo y el gran número de viviendas que se derrumbaron aportan datos clave para explicar esta disparidad de cifras

La tragedia ha golpeado la Ciudad de México de manera desigual. El número de mujeres muertas en el terremoto casi duplica el de hombres. De los 194 fallecidos en la capital, solo 68 son varones, mientras que 126 son mujeres, según las últimas cifras que ha aportado el Gobierno de la ciudad.

26 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • To date, both earthquakes have resulted to 407 casualties, 190,000 buildings and 10,000 schools damaged in 8 states. (Source: Reforma.24.09 and El Financiero 25.09)

  • The Ministry of Education has announced an 8 step plan for a gradual return to school. All public schools need to be officially certified for safety conditions in the buildings to reopen.

  • The Ministry of Education has announced UNICEF’s support in schools to help students deal with their fear or trauma. (El Financiero 25.09)

24 Sep 2017 description
report SICA

PRESENTACIÓN

El presente estudio forma parte de los resultados previstos con la implementación del Proyecto BA.1, específicamente en el Resultado 1 Mejorada la articulación regional y nacional para la implementación de acciones de prevención y atención de la violencia contra las mujeres, trata y femicidio, el cual incluye como actividad realizar un estudio de actualización sobre la situación de violencia contra las mujeres migrantes en la ruta migratoria en el territorio de Centroamérica, tanto en países de origen, tránsito y destino (R1MA2A3).

24 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As of 22 September, total number of deaths is 302 in Mexico City (142), Morelos (97), Puebla (43), State of Mexico (13) and Guerrero (6). (Source: Animal Politico)

  • 2,247 schools affected in: Mexico City (240), Puebla (934), Tlaxcala (260), State of Mexico (600), Morelos (48), Guerrero (93) and Hidalgo (72). 5,092 schools affected by 7 and 19 September earthquakes. (Source: SEP).

  • Classes are suspended in Mexico City, Puebla and Morelos until 25 September

24 Sep 2017 description

This week in New York I expressed Australia’s condolences to Caribbean Foreign Ministers for the loss of life and destruction caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with all people affected by the devastation.

The storms’ deadly and destructive impact has been felt in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Puerto Rico, St Martin and the Turks and Caicos.

20 Sep 2017 description

San Salvador – En el marco de la Presidencia Pro Témpore de El Salvador de la Conferencia Regional sobre Migración (CRM), la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM) y el Viceministerio para Salvadoreños en el Exterior iniciaron ayer (19-09-2017) la validación de lineamientos regionales sobre asistencia y protección de las mujeres migrantes.

19 Sep 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 131,772 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 17 September, with over 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 300,076 arrivals across the region through 17 September 2016.

11 Sep 2017 description

Real number of Migrant Death Far Higher as Many Deaths Never Recorded

Berlin - IOM, the UN Migration Agency has released a new report on migrant deaths and disappearances worldwide through its Berlin-based Global Migration Data Analysis Centre.

Since 2014, more than 23,000 migrant deaths and disappearances have been recorded globally by the IOM. The real number is likely to be much higher as many deaths are never recorded.

23 Aug 2017 description

Resumen Ejecutivo

Motivados por los resultados y recomendaciones del estudio preliminar de los vínculos entre la Migración y la Seguridad Alimentaria (“Hambre sin Fronteras”, 2015), el PMA y sus socios decidieron investigar más sobre los vínculos entre la inseguridad alimentaria y la emigración.

23 Aug 2017 description

Executive Summary

Building on the results and recommendations of the exploratory study on the links between Migration and Food Security (“Hunger without Borders”, 2015), WFP and its partners decided to further study linkages between food insecurity and migration, relying on qualitative and quantitative analysis.

21 Aug 2017 description
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Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the members of the General Assembly the joint report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, and the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/177 and Human Rights Council resolutions 34/16 and 35/5.

16 Aug 2017 description

Washington, D.C. - La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) celebró el 163 Período Extraordinario de Sesiones en Lima, del 3 al 7 de julio de 2017, a invitación del Estado Peruano. Se realizaron 18 audiencias sobre situaciones de derechos humanos en Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, México y Venezuela. La Comisión Interamericana agradece a los Estados y la sociedad civil su activa participación en las audiencias.

A continuación se presentan reseñas de las audiencias en el orden cronológico en el que fueron realizadas.

16 Aug 2017 description

Washington, D.C. - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) held its 163rd special session in Lima, Peru, on July 3-7, 2017, at the invitation of the Peruvian State. It held 15 public hearings on human rights situations in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Venezuela; two regional hearings; and one private hearing on Venezuela. The Inter-American Commission thanks the States and civil society for their active participation in the hearings.

Below are summaries of the hearings in the chronological order in which they took place.