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Seventy-third session
Item 75 (a) of the preliminary list*
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

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Seventy-third session
Agenda item 75
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance

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The increasingly complex global security landscape presents a persistent challenge as the international community continues to respond to humanitarian needs across the globe. These needs, often the dire consequences of instability and conflict, have been growing apace while their root causes remain unresolved.

14 Dec 2018 description
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High-level UN officials completed their four-day mission to Libya and Tunisia today

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MSF International President Dr Joanne Liu's speech on a panel discussion at the Global Compact on Migration conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, 11 December 2018.

Thank you for being here today, and for gathering to address the challenges of migration.

This is not an issue countries can deal with in isolation. It must be tackled collectively, and—crucially—humanely.

04 Dec 2018 description
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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi called today for renewed and bold action to better protect refugees and displaced people from sexual and gender-based violence, or SGBV, in the workplace.

“The world of work can be particularly risky for refugees and other forcibly displaced people. Many are left with no choice but the informal sector, exposing them to unsafe and abusive working conditions, including gender-based violence,” said Grandi, echoing this year’s theme for the 16 Days of Activism, ‘End Gender-Based Violence in the world of work’.

23 Nov 2018 description
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We still do not know the true extent of violence against women, as the fear of reprisals, impact of not being believed, and the stigma borne by the survivor—not the perpetrator—have silenced the voices of millions of survivors of violence and masked the true extent of women’s continued horrific experiences.

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New UNESCO report shows insufficient progress on including migrants and refugees in national education systems

Migrant and refugee children in the world today could fill half a million classrooms

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SG/SM/19352-OBV/1838-WOM/2161
19 NOVEMBER 2018

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed on 25 November:

I am very pleased to be with you to discuss this essential topic.

Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic. It is a moral affront to all women and girls and to us all, a mark of shame on all our societies, and a major obstacle to inclusive, equitable and sustainable development.

15 Nov 2018 description
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On 12 November, UNHCR evacuated 262 individuals (139 men, 42 women and 81 children) to its Emergency Transit Mechanism in Niger, in the largest evacuation so far this year. The group included individuals held in detention facilities in and around Tripoli (Zintan, Tajoura, Trik Al Sikka, Al Sabaa, Abu-Salim, Qaser Ben Ghasher) and individuals who were living in the urban community. With this departure, UNHCR has evacuated 2,344 individuals out of Libya (1,937 to Niger, 312 to Italy and 95 to Romania).