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24 Nov 2017 description

Statement at CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference on Building a More Climate-Resilient Community; Segment: Response from Partners Including Perspectives on Financing Reconstruction and Resilience. UN Headquarters, New York

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24 Nov 2017 description

From 27 to 28 November, Handicap International (HI) is organising a regional conference on the bombing of civilians in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. This conference will bring together some 20 States, 10 African civil society organisations and international NGOs. The goal is to raise awareness of this vital challenge among African countries and to encourage them to take action on the world stage to protect civilians from the devastating impact of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

What does this conference aim to achieve

24 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

BONN, Germany, Nov 24 2017 (IPS) - Land restoration is not a “glamorous subject even when you give all the numbers,” admits Monique Barbut, the Executive Secretary of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification UNCCD). But she also stresses that by 2050, the world population will reach 10 billion. To feed that extra 2.4 billion, current food production would need to be increased by 75 percent.

24 Nov 2017 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Statement

Brussels, 24 November 2017

"On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we say once again, violence must stop now.

24 Nov 2017 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 24 November 2017

The Commission launched a new regional programme to make labour migration safe and fair for all women migrants in South East Asia. This programme is part of the new EU-UN "Spotlight Initiative" to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls worth €500 million.

24 Nov 2017 description

La conferencia, conocida como COP 23, tuvo lugar en Bonn del 7 al 16 de noviembre y asistieron delegados de casi 200 países, así como organizaciones no gubernamentales y compañías comerciales.

GINEBRA, Suiza, 24 de noviembre de 2017 (ACNUR) - ACNUR, la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados, asistió este mes a la conferencia sobre cambio climático de las Naciones Unidas en Alemania con el objetivo de crear conciencia sobre los desplazamientos causados por el clima extremo y otros efectos del cambio climático.

24 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

Por Tharanga Yakupitiyage

NACIONES UNIDAS, 24 nov 2017 (IPS) - “El mar se traga aldeas, se devora la costa y marchita los cultivos. El realojamiento de personas, los llantos por los seres queridos perdidos, las muertes por hambre y sed; quizá crean que solo afectará a los países pequeños; se equivocan”, señaló Timoci Naulusala, de 12 años y procedente de Fiyi, en un apasionado discurso en la COP23.

24 Nov 2017 description

Fecha: viernes, 24 de noviembre de 2017

Todas las mujeres y las niñas tienen derecho a una vida sin violencia. Sin embargo, esta vulneración de los derechos humanos se produce de distintas maneras en todas las comunidades, y afecta en particular a las personas más marginadas y vulnerables. Más de 1 de cada 3 mujeres en todo el mundo han padecido violencia física o sexual a lo largo de su vida; 750 millones de mujeres se han casado antes de los 18 años, y más de 250 millones han sido sometidas a la mutilación genital femenina.

24 Nov 2017 description

Date : vendredi 24 novembre 2017

Toute femme et toute fille a droit à une vie exempte de violence. Et pourtant, cette atteinte aux droits de l’homme se produit de diverses manières dans chaque communauté, et touche particulièrement les personnes les plus marginalisées et vulnérables. Dans le monde, plus d’une femme sur trois a subi des violences physiques ou sexuelles au cours de sa vie; 750 millions de femmes ont été mariées avant l’âge de 18 ans, et plus de 250 millions ont subi des mutilations génitales.

24 Nov 2017 description

Date: Friday, November 24, 2017

Every woman and every girl has the right to a life free of violence. Yet this rupture of human rights occurs in a variety of ways in every community, particularly affecting those who are most marginalized and vulnerable. Around the world, more than 1 in 3 women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lives; 750 million women were married before age 18, and more than 250 million have undergone Female Genital Mutilation.

24 Nov 2017 description

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A pesar de los valiosos avances en la respuesta a la violencia contra las mujeres y las niñas de los estados de América Latina y el Caribe, este flagelo continúa siendo una amenaza a los derechos humanos, la salud pública, la seguridad ciudadana y la autonomía física, política y económica de las mujeres en la región. Los niveles de violencia contra las mujeres a los que nos enfrentamos en América

24 Nov 2017 description

Nearly all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have policies to curb violence against women, but region is still the most violent, UNDP, UN Women

Panama City, November 22, 2017- In Latin America and the Caribbean the number of countries with national women protection policies has risen from 24 in 2013 (74 percent) to 31 in 2016 (94 percent); yet, the region is still the most violent in the world for women, states a new UN Development Programme (UNDP)-UN Women report launched today at the regional parliament (Parlatino ) with over 120 legislators.

24 Nov 2017 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, attended this month’s United Nations climate talks in Germany with the aim of raising awareness of displacement caused by extreme weather and other effects of climate change.

The agency, whose work includes help for those affected by disaster- and climate-related displacement,argued that climate change cannot be treated separately from other global trends such as population growth and urbanization, and a “holistic” approach is needed to tackle the consequences.

24 Nov 2017 description

Two ICRC initiatives to reaffirm the relevance of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in today’s armed conflicts

24 Nov 2017 description

Over five hundred migrants from Algeria and sub-Saharan Africa who reached the Spanish shores over the past weekend have been placed by the Spanish Ministry of Interior in a centre that will be used as a penitentiary facility in the very near future in Archidona, Málaga.

24 Nov 2017 description

Geneva/New York, 20 November – On Universal Children’s Day, UN child rights experts call on all Governments to safeguard the rights of children on the move.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified human rights treaty and is further strengthened by its three Optional Protocols on the involvement of children in armed conflict; the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography; and on a communications procedure.

24 Nov 2017 description

On 14 November 2017 the General Commission of the Greek Administrative Courts published a letter to the Ministers of Justice and Migration Policy and Directors of the Asylum Service and the Appeals Authority, containing proposals to accelerate the processing of asylum applications in the appeals procedure affecting the definition of final decision as well as the definition of vulnerable groups.

24 Nov 2017 description

CONTENTS

  1. Measuring irregular migration: Innovative data practices
    Solon Ardittis and Frank Laczko

  2. Measuring unsafe migration: The challenge of collecting accurate data on migrant fatalities
    Ann Singleton, Frank Laczko and Julia Black

  3. A new approach: Displacement Tracking Matrix Comprehensive Migration Flows Survey Model
    Michelle Münstermann and Vivianne van der Vorst

24 Nov 2017 description

New Study Concludes Europe’s Mediterranean Border Remains 'World’s Deadliest'

Berlin – IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), today (24/11) released a new report reviewing the evidence of Four Decades of Cross-Mediterranean Undocumented Migration to Europeand concludes that Europe’s Mediterranean border is “by far the world’s deadliest.”

24 Nov 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 161,010 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 24 November, with about 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 345,831 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.