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15 Jun 2017 description


GENEVA (15 June 2017) - The Human Rights Council today held an interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi and an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

26 May 2015 description
report UN News Service

26 mai 2015 – Le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, a fait le point mardi sur quelques-unes des principales crises des droits de l'homme actuelles, notamment les violences au Burundi et le trafic de migrants en Europe et en Asie du Sud-Est.

Dans un discours prononcé devant le Conseil des droits de l'homme de l'Organisation à Genève, en Suisse, le Haut-Commissaire a commencé par tirer les constats de sa récente visite au Burundi.

28 Nov 2014 description

This World AIDS Day (1 December 2014) we are warning of the urgent need to prioritise HIV and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents, particularly in the global south where they are slipping through the cracks when it comes to healthcare.

26 May 2011 description


26 May 2011

The Human Rights Council will hold its seventeenth regular session from 30 May to 17 June at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

On the morning of Monday, 30 May, the Council will hear an update by Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, to be followed by a general debate.

12 Oct 2010 description

Recent releases of thousands of child soldiers showed that that attention to the plight of children in armed conflict had made an impact, but stronger action was needed to deal with persistent violators, sexual violence and reintegration, the top United Nations official on the issue said this afternoon.

Ahead of her presentation to the General Assembly's Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) tomorrow, Radhika Coomaraswamy, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, said that the Security Council's listing of armed groups that …

06 Oct 2010 description


61st Meeting

4 - 8 October 2010

NGO Statement on International Protection

Agenda Item 5. a)


03 Sep 2010 description

Human Rights Council

Fifteenth session

Agenda item 3

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

I. Introduction


04 Dec 2009 description

Paper presented by the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers at the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Rehabilitation and Reintegration of War-Affected Children

22-23 October 2009 - Brussels, Belgium


14 Oct 2009 description

In a preview of her annual report (document A/64/254), set for presentation to the General Assembly's Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict acknowledged the momentum that the Organization had built over the past year to protect the rights of boys and girls enduring armed conflicts around the globe.

Radhika Cooomaraswamy told reporters gathered at a Headquarters press conference that headway was …

06 Oct 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-fourth General Assembly
14th & 15th Meetings (AM & PM)

Assembly Also Decides to Convene High-Level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation in Nairobi, from 1 to 3 December

In the General Assembly today, Member States threw their support behind the Secretary-General's push to inject multilateralism with the renewed vigour it needs to combat today's global crises.

15 Sep 2009 description

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) urged the UN Human Rights Council as it opened its 12th session in Geneva on 14 September 2009 to establish a new expert mandate to improve protection of human rights of individuals in armed conflicts and generally in any crisis situations. The ICJ requested the Council to harness protection of judges and lawyers from violence and intimidation inflicted on them for their professional functions.

28 Jul 2009 description

DECATUR, United States, July 28 (UNHCR) - The publically funded International Community School is located in the city of Decatur in Dekalb County, Georgia, one of the largest refugee resettlement areas in the United States. It was set up in 2002 to provide a top international primary education to a mix of US-born local children and young refugees and immigrants. One of the pupils, 4th Grader Genevieve Wilson from Liberia, won first prize this year in a UNHCR World Refugee Day poster contest sponsored by Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie.

12 May 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, USA, 12 May 2009 - UNICEF is one of a wide range of development partners in the UN, academic, non-governmental and private sectors that today called on the world's governments to invest more in life-saving vitamins and minerals to prevent illness, blindness and mental disorders that result from vitamin deficiencies.

Released at the start of the 2009 Micronutrient Forum in Beijing, the partners' report emphasizes the need for improved delivery of fortified food and supplements.

02 Mar 2009 description
Burundi + 18 others
Water and war

Neutral and independent humanitarian action

18 Dec 2008 description

Having served two years as an elected member of the Security Council, South African Ambassador Dumisani S. Kumalo said today he would leave at year's end assured that Libya, Burkina Faso and Uganda would carry on the "fight" to promote the African agenda and ensure that the continent's issues were discussed in an in-depth manner.

"I will be cheering them on from the sidelines," he told reporters at a Headquarters press conference recapping South Africa's two-year stint as a permanent member of the Council.

Looking back, Mr.

23 Oct 2008 description

Largest Resettlement Effort in United States

The Catholic Church resettled 17,823 refugees in 2008, through Migration and Refugee Services of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB/MRS) and its network of diocesan entities, representing 30 percent of the total refugees admitted to the nation. Overall, the U.S. government admitted 60,192 refugees during the fiscal year that ended September 30.

This number represents a 31 percent increase over last year in the number of cases handled by MRS.

15 Sep 2008 description

Donors push CERF closer to funding goal

In August, CERF received an additional $3,358,198 in pledges and paid contributions, bringing the total in 2008 to $432,230,575.

04 Aug 2008 description

Describing August as sometimes unpredictable, Jan Grauls of Belgium, Security Council President for the month, nevertheless outlined today the certainties or 'quasi-certainties' of the Council's work programme for the period.

At a Headquarters press conference, Mr. Grauls expressed the hope that the spirit of the Olympic Truce would palpably influence certain situations in the field.

02 Jul 2008 description

GENEVA, July 2 (UNHCR) - Representatives from 34 countries gathered this week in Geneva to coordinate international efforts to help the hundreds of thousands of refugees who continue to be at risk in the countries where they have sought asylum.

The three-day Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement, which wrapped up on Wednesday, brought together government representatives, members of non-governmental organizations and experts from the UN refugee agency.