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15 Oct 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

"Access to education is a fundamental human right. It is essential to the acquisition of knowledge and to the full development of the human personality, as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states. More than that, education makes us more resilient and independent individuals."
Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

14 Oct 2018 description

UNHCR coordinated the delivery of humanitarian convoys. In total, ten trucks with shelter material reached Donetsk region. The materials will be used for the repair of 110 damaged houses.

UNHCR partners have conducted 643 protection monitoring visits in seven regions. UNHCR focused most of its visits to conflict affected villages located along the ‘Contact Line’ in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

13 Oct 2018 description

The UN Refugee Agency has been working in Ukraine since 1994 and established a country office the following year. A host country agreement was signed in September 1996.

Ukraine acceded to the 1951 Convention relating to the status of refugees and the 1967 Protocol in 2002. A 2011 law regulates the treatment of refugees and other persons of concern in Ukraine.

In 2013, Ukraine acceded to the two UN Conventions relating to the status of stateless persons (1954) and on the reduction of statelessness (1961).

KEY POPULATION FIGURES

26 Sep 2018 description

Sixty-ninth session Geneva, 1-5 October 2018

Update of UNHCR’s operations in Europe

A. Situational analysis including new developments

People in need of international protection continued to seek safety throughout Europe, as part of movements involving refugees and migrants, while facing physical, legal and administrative restrictions.

14 Sep 2018 description

UK Ambassador delivered a statement calling for press freedoms and the protection of journalists around the world

Thank you, Mr Vice President,

The United Kingdom welcomes the attention given by the High Commissioner, and by this Council, to the safety of journalists. The ability to speak truth to power, to give a voice to the vulnerable and to shine a light on abuses and violations is an important element in protecting human rights.

12 Sep 2018 description

Exclusion at the heart of today’s migration and displacement – new key trends survey

10 Sep 2018 description

Distinguished President,
Director-General of the UN Office in Geneva,
Excellencies,
Colleagues and friends,

It is an honour to be called to this mandate, to assist States to uphold the human rights of their people, in this year in which we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

10 Sep 2018 description
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KYIV (10 September 2018) – The United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine will present its second report on the human rights situation in Crimea. The report was prepared in accordance with UN General Assembly resolution 68/262, reaffirming the territorial integrity of Ukraine, and General Assembly resolutions 71/205 and 72/190, recognizing Crimea as a territory of Ukraine temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation. The report covers the period from 13 September 2017 to 30 June 2018.

23 Aug 2018 description

Summary major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This Emergency Plan of Action Operation Update no. 1 is issued to report on the no-cost extension of the timeframe of the DREF operation by one and a half months. Distributions are expected to be completed by the end of August.

An extension of the timeframe of the operation is needed due to the following factors which have delayed the implementation:

09 Aug 2018 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This DREF Operation Update no. 1 is issued to inform about a two-month timeframe extension and budget revision to ensure that the PSS activities are finalized by the Russian Red Cross. The operation`s timeframe is extended until 9 October 2018 and the budget is revised up to CHF 73,370.