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10 Sep 2019 description

Geneva, 9 September 2019

Distinguished President of the Council,
Colleagues and Friends,

A year has gone by since I began my mandate. I won´t lie to you, it has not been an easy task. We are facing difficult challenges. Not only must we tackle traditional human rights issues, but also an array of new ones, such as the new digital landscape, and privacy; or what I will be speaking about shortly: climate change, and its impact on the rights of every single one of us.

30 Jul 2019 description

Asamblea General
Septuagésimo tercer período de sesiones
Tema 68 a) del programa
Promoción y protección de los derechos de la infancia: promoción y protección de los derechos de la infancia

Consejo de Seguridad
Septuagésimo cuarto año

I. Introducción

30 Jul 2019 description

Assemblée générale
Soixante-treizième session
Point 68 a) de l’ordre du jour
Promotion et protection des droits de l’enfant : promotion et protection des droits de l’enfant

Conseil de sécurité
Soixante-quatorzième année

**I. Introduction **

25 Jul 2019 description
report Cruz Roja Española

▪ Cruz Roja ha atendido en 2018 a un total de 1.437 personas en situación de trata, en su mayoría mujeres y con fines de explotación sexual

▪ El primer paso es tomar conciencia de que hay personas en nuestro entorno que están sufriendo una grave vulneración de sus Derechos Humanos.

La trata de personas es una violación de derechos humanos que consiste en privar a una persona de su libertad con el fin de sea explotada. Estamos ante una grave vulneración de los derechos humanos que afecta actualmente a más de 21 millones de personas en todo el mundo.

10 Jul 2019 description


By Dr Marc Biot, Dr Isabelle Defourny, Marcel Langenbach, Kenneth Lavelle, Bertrand Perrochet and Teresa Sancristoval, Directors of Operations

11 Jun 2019 description
report European Union

Fewer applications in April for the 10 main citizenships of origin, except for Turkish nationals.

In April 2019, more than 54 500 applications for international protection were lodged in the EU+. This was a slightly lower monthly total than in the previous month, but remained at a higher level than in the same month of 2018. Since the end of 2017, the monthly number of applications has been fluctuating between approximately 50 000 and 60 000, with no exception in April 2019.

02 May 2019 description


ACAPS Humanitarian Access Overview provides a snapshot of the most challenging contexts regarding humanitarian access.

25 Feb 2019 description

In 2018, 58,569 persons arrived to Spain by sea and 6,814 did it through the enclaves. In addition, the number of asylum applications in 2018 substantially increased, reaching 55,668.

In January 2019, 4,612 persons arrived to Spain through coastal areas, Ceuta and Melilla. In the same period, 6,644 persons applied for asylum. UNHCR carries out its protection work towards ensuring information and adequate identification of protection needs of arrivals, and supporting access to and quality of the refugee status determination procedure.

21 Feb 2019 description

GENEVA (21 February 2019) - The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its fortieth regular session from 25 February to 22 March 2019 in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

17 Feb 2019 description


Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, amending Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU) No 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, (EU)
No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014, (EU) No 283/2014, and Decision No 541/2014/EU and repealing Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/20121 , and in particular Article 110 thereof,

12 Feb 2019 description

The number of people facing severe hunger in the world has been steadily rising and remains deeply of concern.

Conflict and extreme climate events remain the main drivers behind severe food crises. Often occurring simultaneously, all dimensions of food security – food availability, access and utilization – are further undermined.