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17 Jan 2018 description

H.E. Ambassador to Sweden Mr. Hans Henric Lundquist and First Secretary Ms. Anna Saleem Hogberg have met today with UNDP Country Director Dr. Selva Ramachandran where they have discussed Sweden’s Global Strategy for Cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (2017-2021) and explored potential areas for future implementation in Sudan.

Sweden’s Strategy for Cooperation with UNDP outlines Sweden’s contribution to economic, democratic and human development around the world and its strong commitment to realizing the Sustainable Global Goals (SDGs).

10 Jan 2018 description
  • 176,042 Total arrivals to Europe

  • 164,754 Total arrivals to Europe by sea

  • 11,288 Total arrivals to Europe by land

Highlights

02 Jan 2018 description

IMMIGRATION AND BORDER MANAGEMENT (IBM)

41 trained on Border Management

15 trained on training facilitaঞon and teaching methodologies

2 trained on development of Immigraঞon training curricula through a study trip to Kenya School of Government (KSG) in Nairobi

From July to September 2017, programmes of IOM South Sudan MigraƟon Management Unit (MMU) mainly focused on:

22 Dec 2017 description

The past year saw the ongoing historic displacement of millions from conflict and persecution, and a weak response from the world’s richest nations to address the problems.

Interview by Eleanor Albert

David Miliband, Interviewee

December 22, 2017

21 Dec 2017 description

1. Introduction

1.1 Strategic Overview

The 2018 Europe Regional Migration Plan is being published on the heels of the November 2017 Red Cross Red Crescent Statutory meetings in Antalya, which reaffirmed that migration will remain one of the most important issues of our time, and set a benchmark for the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s long-standing work and humanitarian approach to migration.

20 Dec 2017 description

Abstracts from the Research Network Annual Meeting 2017

by Louise Juul Hansen

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Red Cross Red Crescent Research Network on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support brought together 32 people from 16 countries to share their research experience on two themes: mental health of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers and caring for staff and volunteers. The annual meeting was a combination of key note speakers, abstract presenters and workshops. The book of abstracts is available for download here.

19 Dec 2017 description

Armed conflicts constitute main obstacles to sustainable development. They create enormous human suffering and make pathways out of poverty more difficult. By 2030, OECD estimates that over 60% of the world’s poor will be living in countries affected by conflict and fragility. Total disbursement to conflict prevention, peace and security was SEK 733 million in 2016. 58% of all Sida support had peace and security as principal or significant objective.

MAIN AREAS OF SUPPORT

13 Dec 2017 description
report Pew Research Center

By Phillip Connor

Syrians filed more than twice as many asylum applications as any other origin group during Europe’s record migration surge in 2015 and 2016. In response, some European countries such as Germany prioritized the review of Syrian asylum applications above other nationalities of asylum seekers and approved a greater share of them than non-Syrians.

13 Dec 2017 description

Climate change hits people in poverty hard through extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and changed conditions for agriculture and other livelihoods. It threatens much of the development that has been made in low- and middle-income countries in recent decades. Combating climate change is a high priority for the Swedish Government, and Sida is committed to support its partners in taking climate action. In 2016, Sida provided 2.8 billion SEK in grants for climate action across sectors, making up 15% of Sida’s total disbursements.

08 Dec 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 3-9 December and includes updates on influenza, Listeria monocytogenes IVb, measles, MERS-CoV, plague, poliomyelitis, rubella, and yellow fever.

07 Dec 2017 description
  • 160,247 Total arrivals to Europe

  • 150,895 Total arrivals to Europe by sea

  • 9,352 Total arrivals to Europe by land

Highlights

06 Dec 2017 description

by John Borton and Sarah Collinson

For years nationals from outside the European Union (EU) have sought to enter the EU by irregular means, outside the regulatory norms of sending, transit and receiving countries. Since early 2015, however, the number of refugees and migrants entering (and trying to enter) the EU irregularly has increased dramatically, presenting the EU and its member states with profound organisational and political challenges and confronting the formal humanitarian sector with tests that it has struggled, and often failed, to meet.

02 Dec 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 26 November - 2 December 2017 and includes updates on influenza, plague, monkeypox, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue and Zika.

01 Dec 2017 description

Entre el jueves 30 de noviembre y el domingo 3 de diciembre, cerca de 600 mujeres del movimiento de acción comunal de todo el país se dan cita en Santa Marta para reflexionar y concertar propuestas para favorecer la incidencia política de las mujeres desde los territorios. El encuentro es apoyado por la Embajada de Suecia y la MAPP-OEA, y por entidades públicas de orden territorial y nacional.

01 Dec 2017 description

This World AIDS Day, December 1, the Government of Sweden, together with the regional offices of UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO, announces the start of a USD45 million Joint United Nations (UN) four-year Regional Programme to reduce unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), new HIV infections, maternal mortality and sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) across East and Southern Africa.

01 Dec 2017 description

30 November 2017, Harare – The Governments of the Sweden and Ireland today signed an agreement of cooperation with the United Nations committing US$4.7 million to support a Joint Programme on Zero Tolerance to Gender Based Violence (GBV) 365 in Zimbabwe.

01 Dec 2017 description

The Government of Sweden and four UN agencies announce a new joint programme to boost efforts to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health and to end AIDS.

This World AIDS Day, the Government of Sweden and the regional offices of UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO announce the start of a USD 45 million Joint UN four-year regional programme to reduce unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), new HIV infections, maternal mortality and sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) across East and Southern Africa.