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- Bachelet appeals for record funds to support UN human rights work in “an era of great turbulence.”
Un nouveau rapport de l'UNESCO confirme que la violence et le harcèlement à l'école sont des problèmes majeurs dans le monde. Le document Derrière les chiffres : Mettre fin à la violence et aux brimades à l’école est publié à l’occasion du plus grand rassemblement au monde de ministres de l’éducation et des compétences, le Forum mondial de l’éducation 2019, qui s'est déroulé mardi à Londres.
Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Charlie Yaxley – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 22 janvier 2019 au Palais des Nations à Genève.
BRUSSELS — The way public figures speak about migration and integration has become increasingly important in an era of high polarisation and contentious policy debates. A new Migration Policy Institute Europe report argues that an effective communications strategy, though often not at the top of policymakers’ to-do lists, is integral to the success or failure of integration policies.
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‘In times of crisis, education offers stability, security, prospects for the future, and opportunities to acquire vital knowledge and skills’
As part of its efforts to tackle the root causes of poverty and instability – and improve young people’s prospects the world over – the Netherlands plans to expand its activities to support education in protracted crisis and emergencies.
The report assesses the successes, challenges and opportunities that the second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) has offered for advancing and strengthening accountability on sexual and reproductive health and rights. It looks at the extent to which recommendations from the second cycle (2012–16) of the UPR have addressed sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and what issues within this field have received the most attention and which the least.
Why is this publication important?This publication provides an overview of the most up-to-date evidence on school violence and bullying, including global and regional prevalence and trends, and of evidence from successful national responses to school violence and bullying. It is both significant and innovative because it:
Foreword by the Executive Director
The year 2018 was another challenging period for millions of women and girls whose lives have been upended by conflict, hazards, pandemics and displacement.
A staggering 136 million people needed aid, an estimated 34 million of whom were women of reproductive age; 5 million of those women were pregnant.
(Arusha, Tanzania) Selected from over 2,000 applicants, 26 young data innovators from around the world are meeting from 21-25 January to launch the Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator, a one-year initiative focused on sourcing and using data to drive progress towards the UN’s Global Goals.
This report evaluates the impact of the disasters and extreme weather events that occurred worldwide during 2018 and provides an overview of global economic losses.
The report reveals that there were 394 natural hazard events in 2018 that generated economic losses of USD 225 billion – of which USD 215 billion was attributed to weather-related events. 2017 and 2018 were named the costliest back-to-back years for weather disasters on record.
Refugee and Migrant Response Plan
Following the official launch in Geneva on 14 December, the Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) was presented during the third meeting of the Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform. In 2019 the RMRP offers:
A strategy to address the needs of 2.2 million refugees and migrants in 16 countries, aligned with governments’ responses and in coordination with development actors.
By Martin Scott, Senior Lecturer in Media and International Development at the University of East Anglia, UK
NORWICH, UK, Jan 22 2019 (IPS) - According to a recent poll of aid agencies by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the most under-reported crisis of 2018 was the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
By Tharanga Yakupitiyage
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 22 2019 (IPS) - One month on since the Global Compact for Migration was approved, civil society has highlighted the need to turn words into action, supporting those who have been displaced or forced to migrate as a result of environmental degradation.
La provisión universal de servicios públicos como la sanidad y la educación es indispensable para reducir la brecha tanto entre ricos y pobres como entre mujeres y hombres. Una tributación más justa de las rentas más altas puede contribuir a financiar estos servicios.
Quand les multinationales et les grandes fortunes ne payent pas leur juste part d’impôt, elles privent les États de ressources pour financer les services publics essentiels, comme la santé ou l’éducation. Les gouvernements doivent agir contre les inégalités avec des mesures de justice fiscale.
Total number of places 26,536
Actual capacity 23,051
Current population 22,642
Occupancy rate 98.2%
This paper uses the example of Central Americans from the Northern Triangle living in the United States as an illustration of the decisions of refugees to forego formal asylum in favour of irregular status. The question at the centre of this paper is: how might we understand the decisions of refugees to opt out of formal asylum systems? I argue that, for many refugees, ‘informal asylum’ outside of state recognition is preferable to entering the formal asylum system.
London, UK Online humanitarian Q&A forum KnowledgePoint is proud to announce that the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) has joined the platform as a collaborative partner, alongside existing partners RedR UK, WaterAid, IRC Wash and Practical Action..
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British research has found that mega storms are three times more common than they were 35 years ago due to climate change.
UK aid, from DFID, is driving British-led analysis from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in Oxfordshire and other global experts to track these storms, how powerful they are becoming, and why they are occurring more regularly.
This analysis is being used to identify the most vulnerable areas of Burkina Faso and Senegal that are likely to be hit by mega storms.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.