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18 Nov 2015 description

BADIL Resource Center for Residency and Refugee Rights (BADIL) has published the Survey of Palestinian Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons since 2002. This edition of the Survey of Palestinian Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (Volume VIII) focuses on Palestinian refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the period between 2013 and 2015. Unless stated otherwise, statistical data and estimates of the size of this population have been updated in accordance with figures from the end of 2014.

01 Nov 2013 description

KOFF – swisspeace

Latest Activities on Archives and Dealing with the Past Swisspeace Supports 2nd UN High Level Mediation Course

Focus

Uncovering the Truth with the Help of Truth Commission Archives

News from Swiss NGOs

Supporting Tunisian Lawyers in the Fight against Torture

Project in Palestine: Giving a Voice to Women Affected by Discrimination

Human Rights at Risk in Papua

Human Rights Observers in Israel/Palestine Tell Their Stories

25 Mar 2013 description

Posted by John Harris, Regional Outreach and Communications Specialist on Sunday, March 24th 2013

Note: This is the fourth post in a 4-part series. Read part one, part two and part three.

22 Jan 2013 description
report UN News Service

21 January 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged Arab nations to deepen and broaden the reforms under way in order to improve lives, enhance opportunities and advance equality in the region.

“In the last few years, Arab citizens have raised their voices to demand political change, democracy, economic and social development and an end to corruption. Today’s gathering is an opportunity to respond to their legitimate calls for progress, freedom and dignity,” Mr. Ban told the Third Summit Meeting on Arab Economic and Social Development, held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

13 Feb 2012 description
report African Union

ASSEMBLY OF THE UNION
Eighteenth Ordinary Session
29 – 30 January 2012
Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA

Assembly/AU/Dec.391-415(XVIII)
Assembly/AU/Res.1(XVIII)
Assembly/AU/Decl.1-3(XVIII)

28 Sep 2011 description
report European Union

Catherine Ashton
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission

Strasbourg, 27 September 2011

Mr President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament This years UN General Assembly took place at a time of huge change and growing tension in the world. The combination of the economic crisis, the Arab spring and the stalled Middle East peace process creates a volatile mix. Europe must respond to the challenge - both at home and abroad.

27 Sep 2011 description

The special feature of this issue of Humanitarian Exchange focuses on humanitarian action in the Middle East.

13 Jul 2011 description

‘Roots of Peace in People’s Minds’ Must Be Nurtured, Hungarian Official Stresses

(Received from a UN Information Officer.)

BUDAPEST, 13 July — As the International Media Seminar on Middle East Peace closed in Budapest, Hungary, today, top Hungarian and United Nations officials urged media creators to reach out to individuals in the region to foster a climate conducive to peace, following two final panels that explored the role of journalism, social media and the arts in that effort.