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GENERAL ASSEMBLY PLENARY
SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION, 53RD & 54TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)
Speaker Notes Crises Now Last Longer, Majority Being Man-Made
The General Assembly today adopted four resolutions on coordinating humanitarian and disaster relief aid, as Member States echoed concerns that global crises and attacks on humanitarian personnel continue to increase as millions of people are forcibly displaced worldwide.
Peace processes often centrally focus on how to share or split power between the political and military groups at the heart of the conflict, in search of a compromise that will end violent conflict.
Arrangements for sharing or splitting power often contain complex mixes of some or all of the following power-sharing types:
• Political power-sharing: mechanisms for joint involvement of key protagonists of conflict in political institutions.
Peace processes often focus on how to share or split power between the political and military groups at the heart of the conflict, in order to accommodate the wider identity and political groups they represent. Arrangements for sharing or splitting power can focus on political institutions, economic arrangements, military arrangements, or territory (or different combinations of these).
Armed conflict, first and foremost, creates a challenge for personal safety and physical security. Other forms of security are also threatened, such as socio-economic security or legal security. Peace processes and the agreements they produce engage with a wide array of security issues, at all stages of the peace process. This brief will focus primarily on physical security – future references to security will mean physical security, although discussion will also touch on how physical security relates to other forms of security.
PART I: WHAT IS TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE?
PART I: OVERVIEW
Why are constitutions important for women?
Constitutions matter, and they matter in a specific way to women. As the fundamental legal text of the state, constitutions:
Encapsulate the basic values and rules of government;
Set up the key political and legal institutions; and
Establish the fundamental rights and responsibilities of individuals, including women.
by Annie Rubin
Humanitarian aid organizations, while providing lifesaving assistance, must also navigate the web of ethical and logistical challenges inherent to conflict-affected environments. It is often required, for example, that humanitarian actors be escorted within a country by parties to a conflict. Talking with armed groups—especially terrorist groups—even in the context of helping civilians, can be perceived as legitimizing them. Furthermore, it is not always clear whether resources that organizations provide are reaching those they are intended for.
US Should End Dangerous, Unnecessary Detention of Children and Asylum Seekers
The headline alone made my heart sink. “7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion.” I felt a wave of deep sadness, but no surprise.
Comunicado de prensa conjunto OIM y ACNUR
GINEBRA, 14 de diciembre de 2018 – Debiendo enfrentar el mayor flujo de población en América Latina en años recientes, 95 organizaciones que cubren 16 países han estado trabajando conjuntamente a fin de establecer una respuesta integral a las urgentes necesidades de millones de migrantes y refugiados de Venezuela y sus comunidades de acogida. Este esfuerzo es coordinado por ACNUR, la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados, y por OIM, la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones.
The European Commission (EC), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS) have launched a new report consisting of 99 stories from European public authorities that showcases how they benefit from Copernicus, the European Union’s Earth observation programme.
Trois hauts responsables de l’ONU terminent leur mission de quatre jours en Libye et en Tunisie aujourd’hui Tunis, 14 Décembre 2018 – A l’issue d’une mission effectuée en Libye et en Tunisie, le Directeur du Bureau régional du Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (PNUD) pour les pays arabes,
High-level UN officials completed their four-day mission to Libya and Tunisia today
By Isaiah Esipisu
KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 14 2018 (IPS) - As the United Nations climate conference nears an end, all eyes are on the negotiators who have been working day and night for the past two weeks to come up with a Rulebook for implementation of the Paris Agreement.
However, according to the World Food Programme (WFP), climate change is also a humanitarian issue.
According to the humanitarian organisation, natural disasters such as droughts, storms and floods, have doubled since the 1990s.
New agreement to build family farmers’ technical and advocacy capacities
14 December 2018, Rome - The World Farmers' Organisation (WFO) and the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today reaffirmed their commitment to help farmers become the drivers of the global agricultural agenda.
After over a year of intergovernmental negotiations, the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was adopted at the Intergovernmental Conference on Migration in Marrakesh on December 10 2018.
By Omar Amach
13 December 2018, Bangkok – As disaster losses increase throughout Asia and the Pacific, countries in the region need to accelerate action to reduce disaster risks and achieve the goals of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. This was a key message at the ISDR-Asia Partnership Forum, a two-day gathering of 100 delegates from 20 governments, intergovernmental organizations, stakeholder groups, the United Nations and international organizations, organized by UNISDR Asia Pacific Office.
Geneva — Today (14/12), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is releasing A Framework for Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) to guide policymakers and practitioners’ work in this important field.
AVRR programmes help migrants who are unwilling or unable to stay in their host countries return to their countries of origin. IOM started implementing AVRR programmes in 1979 and has since then provided return and reintegration support to over 1.6 million people.
N’Djamena, 13 décembre 2018 – Les experts des Ministères chargés des questions de nationalité et d’état civil des Etats membres et partenaires de la Communauté Economique et Monétaire de l’Afrique Centrale (CEMAC), avec le soutien du Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés (HCR), ont tenu leur premier atelier stratégique régional sur l’éradication de l’apatridie.