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19 Feb 2018 description

Three reasons why internal displacement should be more firmly embedded in the global compact on refugees.

19 Feb 2018 description

The UK and US have joined forces to find the next technological breakthrough to save and transform millions of lives in the world’s most dangerous conflict zones.

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt and USAID Administrator Mark Green announced the new Humanitarian Grand Challenge at an event held at the Overseas Development Institute today (Monday 19 February).

The Challenge fund will provide grants to help get innovative technology projects off the ground, and will provide further support to expand projects that prove the most successful.

19 Feb 2018 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 51 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

19 Feb 2018 description

Improving the Security of United Nations Peacekeepers (now universally known as the Cruz Report after its lead author) has one feature that distinguishes it from other United Nations documents. It is readable.

19 Feb 2018 description

FEATURE: Syria

As many as 273,000 people newly displaced, half of whom are minors, were recorded between 15 December and 29 January in central and northern Idleb and northern Hama due to a government-led offensive in the governorates (OCHA, 7 Feb 2018; OCHA, 23 Jan 2018; Save the Children, 17 Jan 2018). Parts of the contested areas have reportedly been emptied of civilians (OCHA, 16 Jan 2018). Most of the population in the town of Saraqab, in Idleb province, has been displaced (OCHA, 7 Feb 2018).

19 Feb 2018 description

TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES

Between 1 and 31 January 2018, over 8,000 people arrived via the Mediterranean to Europe, an 11% increase compared to the same month in 2017 during which over 7,200 arrived. Arrivals duing January comprised of 19% children, 13% women and 68% men.

19 Feb 2018 description

Une session de formation pour les contingents francophones des opérations de maintien de la paix se tient à Rueil-Malmaison, du 19 février au 2 mars 2018, organisée par la France, l’ONU et l’OIF.

Alors qu’aujourd’hui plus de 50% des opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations unies se déroulent dans l’espace francophone, la France, les Nations unies et l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) se mobilisent pour accroître le niveau de préparation des contingents francophones y participant.

19 Feb 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation Magalie Bourblanc, Senior Research Fellow, GovInn (Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation), University of Pretoria

19 Feb 2018 description

To incentivise the return of rejected asylum-seekers and irregular migrants, most European states support Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration programmes. Corruption impacts these programmes’ performance. However, corruption control measures can lead to unintended outcomes. Certain efforts are likely to improve the quality and uptake of these return programmes. They include more realistic design of corruption prevention measures combined with stronger complaints mechanisms and monitoring processes.

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19 Feb 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 11-17 February 2018 and includes updates on seasonal influenza, avian influenza, yellow fever and mass gathering monitoring (Olympics).

19 Feb 2018 description

As one of the currently 15 pathfinding countries, Sweden, was the first to host the 2030 Agenda for Children: End Violence Against Children Solutions Summit in cooperation with the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and the WePROTECT Global Alliance on 14-15 February.

During the Summit, both Japan and The United Arab Emirates made a commitment to become pathfinding countries, with Brazil expressing interest too. In addition, Japan announced that the country donated 6 million US Dollars to the Fund to End Violence Against Children.

18 Feb 2018 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.

  • In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

18 Feb 2018 description
report UN News Service

L’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) a enregistré 1.202 décès d’enfants migrants depuis 2014 dans le cadre de son ‘Projet sur les migrants disparus’.*L’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) a enregistré 1.202 décès d’enfants migrants depuis 2014 dans le cadre de son ‘Projet sur les migrants disparus’.

18 Feb 2018 description
report UN News Service

Les Nations Unies et ses partenaires ont lancé jeudi un appel en faveur de données fiables, rapides et accessibles afin de mieux comprendre comment les migrations et les déplacements forcés affectent les enfants et leurs familles.

Les Nations Unies et ses partenaires ont lancé jeudi un appel en faveur de données fiables, rapides et accessibles afin de mieux comprendre comment les migrations et les déplacements forcés affectent les enfants et leurs familles.

17 Feb 2018 description

Check against delivery

Dear Ambassador,

Mr. Chairman,
Distinguished participants,
Dear friends,

Greetings from New York City.

I understand that the 2018 vintage of mine action week is again a great success. I miss being with my colleagues and friends.

I also miss being with you, MASG participants, at the US mission. I am glad that my UN colleagues are there and that, thanks to technology and with the support of the US mission and you, Stan, I am still able to feel that I am with you.

17 Feb 2018 description

This fact sheet outlines the Government's current work in this area.

The Government's objective is to ensure a sustainable migration policy that safeguards the right of asylum and, within the framework of managed immigration, facilitates mobility across borders, promotes demand-driven labour migration, harnesses and takes account of the development impact of migration, and deepens European and international cooperation.

This fact sheet outlines the Government's current work in this area.