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19 Sep 2018 description
report UN News Service

Esto ha denunciado una alta funcionaria de la oficina de derechos humanos de la ONU en una reunión sobre la situación de estos pueblos, que deben ser “urgentemente incluidos” en la Agenda 2030 de la ONU para el Desarrollo Sostenible.

“Los 370 millones de indígenas, repartidos por 70 países, son el vivo ejemplo de las personas más desamparadas, marginadas y olvidadas del mundo”, afirmó Kate Gilmore ante el Consejo de Derechos Humanos en Ginebra este miércoles, la número 2 de la oficina que preside Michelle Bachelet.

19 Sep 2018 description

1. Advocacy

For Watchlist advocacy, 2017 was marked by a rigorous and sustained campaign targeting the new UN Secretary-General to put children above politics. This follows several years of politicization of the Secretary-General’s annual report on children and armed conflict and its annexed list of child rights violators, including Saudi Arabia’s threat in 2016 to pull all UN funding if the Saudi-led coalition was not removed from the annexes.

Campaign to Ensure a Credible and Complete Listing of Child Rights Violators

19 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Los adolescentes en los países en situaciones de emergencia confrontan un futuro incierto, ya que 2 de cada 5 jóvenes de 15 a 17 años no han terminado la escuela primaria

19 Sep 2018 description

El año pasado enfermaron y murieron de tuberculosis menos personas, pero los países aún no hacen lo suficiente para acabar con esta enfermedad de aquí a 2030, advierte la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS). Aunque los esfuerzos mundiales han evitado desde el año 2000 unos 54 millones de muertes por tuberculosis, esta sigue siendo la enfermedad infecciosa más mortal.

19 Sep 2018 description

Los niños que viven en los países con mayores tasas de mortalidad tienen hasta 60 veces más probabilidades de morir en los primeros cinco años de vida que los de los países donde la mortalidad es menor, según un informe.

18 de septiembre de 2018 Comunicado de prensa NUEVA YORK/GINEBRA/WASHINGTON D.C.

19 Sep 2018 description

The role of national referral mechanisms (NRMs) in protecting the rights of trafficked persons was addressed in an event organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Warsaw on 18 September 2018, on the margins of the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting.

Participants explored how to design, implement and monitor sustainable mechanisms and structures to combat human trafficking and support its survivors. The meeting was also an opportunity to discuss good practices in countering human trafficking.

19 Sep 2018 description

Catherine-Lune Grayson

The world is rapidly urbanizing and so is internal displacement. Yet we—humanitarians—often fail to properly understand how displaced people cope in such settings and how to better support them. In light of this, we embarked on a study over the last year to reflect on how we can improve humanitarian responses in urban environments.[1]

19 Sep 2018 description

Internal displacement is at an unprecedented global peak.

The number of people forcibly displaced within their own countries by armed conflict and other situations of violence has steadily risen in this century – resulting in more than 40 million internally displaced throughout the world in 2016.

19 Sep 2018 description

Migration is a multifaceted phenomenon that plays a critical role in today’s world. Morerecently, the international importance of migration was emphasized through its inclusion on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which recognizes the integral function of migration in achieving development goals. Furthermore, migrant health has been and continues to be an important part of the global health agenda.

19 Sep 2018 description

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has signed its first climate risk insurance policy with the Africa Union’s African Risk Capacity (ARC). The policy is called ARC Replica, a new type of cover offered by ARC which has been providing extreme weather insurance since 2014.

19 Sep 2018 description

MIDDAY/AFTERNOON

18 September 2018

The Human Rights Council today held a general debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention.

19 Sep 2018 description
report ECOWAS

Abuja, 18th September 2018. The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) along with regional and international organizations, have reiterated their commitment to addressing challenges such as terrorism, climate change, poverty, food insecurity and illicit trafficking in the Sahel region by harmonizing their approaches and improving coordination in the implementation of their strategies.

This was the major recommendation of a high level meeting of regional organizations on the Sahel which held in Abuja, Nigeria on 18th September, 2018.

19 Sep 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Key figures

24,800 estimated number of refugee and migrant children across Greece. Among them 3,050 UAC

79 accompanied children have been returned to Turkey, in the framework of the EU - Turkey statement (20 March 2016 - 31 August 2018)

526 children received international protection in Greece on first instance during August. Among them 25 UAC (August 2018)

19 Sep 2018 description
report International Alert

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Bringing together the views of more than 100,000 people, the Peace Perceptions Poll sought to answer questions around how people experience and respond to violent conflict, and and how they think their government should respond to conflict.

More countries are experiencing violent conflict now than at any time in the past 30 years. People have been displaced from their homes at a rate not seen since the Second World War. The cost of conflict is currently estimated at US$1.04 trillion a year.

19 Sep 2018 description
report European Commission

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has emphasised society’s need for dedicated journalists in raising the public’s awareness of the harsh realities which drive refugees to flee their homes.