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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.

05 Jul 2017 description

President's message

24 Nov 2015 description

Western Balkans - Refugee crisis
• Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have applied restrictions to the number of nationalities eligible to enter their territory.
• Figures confirm a sharp decrease in the number of transit (from 7000-8000 to 4000-5000 average daily).

Afghanistan - Earthquake
• 22 November - Earthquake magnitude 5.9 M occurred in Badakhshan province.

16 Mar 2015 description
Executive Summary

UNDP recognizes governance as a key unresolved issue in both the configuration and the reduction of disaster risk. With the aim of protecting development investments and ultimately building people’s resilience, UNDP has made strengthening disaster risk governance a cornerstone of its efforts to understand, reduce and manage risk.

02 Aug 2014 description

Increasing Israeli-Palestinian tensions culminated in Israel launching "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza in early July (see our latest report and commentary). The assault, which started as an aerial campaign and was later extended to include ground operations, reportedly killed more than 1,400 Palestinians throughout the month while 64 Israelis were killed in clashes inside the Gaza Strip and by Hamas rocket fire. Several attempts at reaching a ceasefire agreement failed in July.

11 Oct 2007 description
report UN General Assembly

I. Introduction

1. A significant increase in the numbers of persons of concern to UNHCR brought new challenges in 2006. While there was a 14 per cent increase in refugee numbers from the previous year, the Office's involvement, together with other humanitarian partners, in protecting and assisting internally displaced persons (IDPs) under the inter-agency cluster approach, resulted in a doubling of IDP figures. Thanks to better data capturing, many more stateless people have been identified, also swelling numbers.

2.

29 Nov 2006 description

The Global Appeal 2007

Introduction

UNHCR's Global Appeal is published yearly to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee (ExCom) members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and others of concern to UNHCR.

31 Aug 2006 description

ASIA

INDONESIA -CENTRAL JAVA AND YOGYAKARTA - EARTHQUAKE AND MT MERAPI VOLCANO

On 27 May, an earthquake measuring 5.9 on Richter scale struck Yogyakarta Province. The epicentre was approximately 37.2 km south of Yogyakarta at a depth of 33 kilometres. The most affected districts were Bantul and Kulonprogo south of Yogyakarta. The death toll stands at 5,778. The number of injuries stands at 37,912. 205,888 homes have been completely destroyed.

14 Jul 2006 description

(Extract)

16 Nov 2001 description


This report includes: (A) Central Asia Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Afghanistan, (3) Pakistan, (4) Iran, (5) Tajikistan, (6) Uzbekistan (B) West Africa Region (C) East and Southern Africa region: (1) Zambia, (2) Sudan, (3) Burundi, (4) Uganda, (5) Kenya (D) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Northern Caucasus, (2) Balkans (E) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Cuba, (2) Belize, (3) Honduras, (4) Nicaragua, (5) Guatemala, (6) El Salvador, (7) Ecuador, (8) Peru (F) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Democratic Republic of Congo

05 Oct 2001 description


This report includes: (A) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Afghanistan, (3) Pakistan, (4) Iran (B) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Guatemala, (2) El Salvador, (3) Honduras, (4) Nicaragua, (5) Ecuador, (6) Peru (C) Central Africa Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (D) West Africa Region: (1) Sierra Leone, (2) Guinea (E) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Russian Federation, (2) Balkans

21 Sep 2001 description

This report includes: West and Central Asia Region Eastern Europe Region: Balkans Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) El Salvador, (2) Guatemala, (3) Honduras, (4) Nicaragua, (5) Bolivia, (6) Ecuador, (7) Peru Central Africa Region: Democratic Republic of Congo West Africa Region: (1) Guinea, (2) Sierra Leone East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Burundi, (2) Kenya

07 Sep 2001 description

This report includes: (A) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Iran (B) Asia Region: Cambodia (C) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) El Salvador, (2) Guatemala, (3) Nicaragua, (4) Peru, (5) Ecuador (D) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Sudan, (2) Eritrea, (3) Burundi, (4) Tanzania, (5) Mozambique (E) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Democratic Republic of Congo, (3) Republic of Congo (F) West Africa Region: (1) Liberia, (2) Guinea (G) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Balkans, (2) Russian Federation

28 Aug 2001 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokeswoman Millicent Mutuli - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

24 Aug 2001 description

This report includes: (A) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Balkans, (2) Russian Federation (B) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Honduras, (2) El Salvador, (3) Nicaragua, (4) Ecuador, (5) Bolivia (C) East Africa Region: (1) Somalia, (2) Ethiopia, (3) Eritrea, (4) Tanzania (D) Central Africa Region: Angola (E) West Africa Region: (1) Sierra Leone, (2) Guinea, (3) Liberia

10 Aug 2001 description


This report includes: (A) Latin America & Caribbean Region: (1) Honduras, (2) Nicaragua, (3) El Salvador, (4) Guatemala, (5) Ecuador, (6) Peru (B) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Balkans, (2) Russian Federation (C) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Eritrea, (3) Burundi, (4) Kenya, (5) Tanzania (D) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Democratic Republic of Congo, (3) Republic of Congo (E) West Africa Region: (1) Sierra Leone, (2) Guinea (F) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Tajikistan

27 Jul 2001 description

This report includes: (A) Latin America & Caribbean Region: (1) Latin America, (2) Central America (B) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Balkans, (2) Russian Federation, (3) Georgia (C) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Tajikistan (D) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Democratic Republic of Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Eritrea (E) Central Africa Region: (1)Angola (F) West Africa: (1) Sierra Leone, (2) Guinea