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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.

27 Aug 2018 description

This monthly review, produced by IOM, provides a summary of news related to the implementation of the Peace Accord in Colombia, including disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) processes. Also included are statistics on people in the process of reintegration and former child soldiers, with information provided by the Agency for Reincorporation and Normalization (ARN), and the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF).

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

Attacks against social leaders continue

21 Aug 2018 description

For Immediate Release
Monday, August 20, 2018 Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC
August 20, 2018

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Good morning, everyone. Thank you, Dan, for that kind introduction and thanks to all of you for being here to help mark this very important occasion.

01 Aug 2018 description

Global Overview JULY 2018

26 Jul 2018 description

By Geoff Ramsey and Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli

INTRODUCTION AND KEY FINDINGS

As the political, social and economic crisis in Venezuela worsens, more and more Venezuelans are fleeing their country in droves each day. Impoverished Venezuelans are facing food and medicine shortages. Unable to sustain their families, many are seeking refuge abroad as a way out of their predicament. South American countries, which are unaccustomed to receiving such large migration flows, are struggling to respond to the needs of the Venezuelan migrant population.

26 Jul 2018 description

A medida que empeora la crisis política, social y económica en Venezuela, más y más venezolanos huyen de su país cada día. De todos los países sudamericanos afectados por el éxodo en Venezuela, Colombia ha visto la mayor ola de llegadas, ocasionando gran tensión en las instituciones y sistemas locales en un momento en que Colombia también enfrenta el desafío de implementar su histórico acuerdo de paz de 2016.

26 Jul 2018 description

DESTACADOS

  • Restricciones de acceso, acciones armadas y otros ataques aumentan

  • Miles de personas con múltiple afectación en varias zonas del país

  • Preocun las amenazas, homicidios y otras agresiones contra líderes, defensores de DDHH y ex integrantes FARC-EP

Incremento del impacto humanitario en el primer semestre de 2018

17 Jul 2018 description

Los gobiernos de Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Panamá, Paraguay y Perú, países miembros del Grupo de Lima, ante la profunda crisis política, económica, social y humanitaria en la República Bolivariana de Venezuela,

  1. Condenan la ruptura del orden constitucional y del Estado de derecho en la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, reflejada en la pérdida de instituciones democráticas y la falta de garantías y libertades políticas para todos los ciudadanos.

16 Jul 2018 description

Lord Ahmad publishes Annual Human Rights Report 2017

Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.

Today (16 July) Lord Ahmad, the Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.

02 Jul 2018 description

Global Overview JUNE 2018

06 Jun 2018 description

(Aprobada en la cuarta sesión plenaria, celebrada el 5 de junio de 2018)

CONSIDERANDO que la Carta de la Organización de los Estados Americanos reconoce que la democracia representativa es condición indispensable para la estabilidad, la paz y el desarrollo de la región y que uno de los propósitos de la OEA es promover y consolidar la democracia representativa;

REAFIRMANDO el derecho de los pueblos de las Américas a la democracia y la obligación de los gobiernos de promoverla y defenderla;

06 Jun 2018 description

June 5, 2018

(Adopted at the fourth plenary session, held on June 5, 2018)

CONSIDERING that the Charter of the Organization of American States recognizes that representative democracy is an indispensable condition for the stability, peace, and development of the region and that one of the purposes of the OAS is to promote and consolidate representative democracy;

REAFFIRMING the right of the peoples of the Americas to democracy and the obligation of their governments to promote and defend it;

05 Jun 2018 description
report IRIN

Tomás Ayuso - Award-winning photojournalist and regular IRIN contributor

Magnus Boding Hansen - Freelance journalist based in Latin America, and regular IRIN contributor

Presidential frontrunner wants to rewrite the landmark 2016 accords

01 Jun 2018 description

Global Overview MAY 2018

29 May 2018 description
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Panel of Independent International Experts Finds “Reasonable Grounds” for Crimes against Humanity Committed in Venezuela

May 29, 2018

In their report and executive summary presented today, a panel of independent international experts designated by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) found that reasonable grounds exist to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed in Venezuela dating back to at least February 12, 2014.