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18 Dec 2018 description

The Safe Schools Declaration, launched in Oslo in May 2015, highlights the broad impact of armed conflict on education and outlines a set of commitments to strengthen the protection of education and ensure its continuity during armed conflict.

18 Dec 2018 description

Data are essential to provide a better understanding of the educational contexts in order to make the system more innovative and effective in identifying trends and possibilities

We live in a rapidly changing world, and every nation is endeavoring to adapt to these changes. However, without appropriate planning based on high quality data, tremendous resources and effort will be wasted.

18 Dec 2018 description
report Oxfam

Sani Tweaks: Guide to best practices in humanitarian response sanitation

Research has shown that humanitarian agencies are failing to properly consult the users of the latrines they build, leading many people – especially women and girls – to stop using those latrines as they find them inaccessible, unsuitable and/or unsafe.

To address this, the Oxfam WASH team has developed a series of communications tools that seek to promote best practices in sanitation, and ultimately to provide universal guidance for the benefit of the sector.

17 Dec 2018 description
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Human migration is “a powerful driver of economic growth, dynamism and understanding,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said, in his message commemorating International Migrants Day, marked on 18 December.

The UN chief explained that migration allows millions to seek new opportunities that benefit communities of origin and destination alike.

17 Dec 2018 description
report United Nations

DSG/SM/1247-HR/5419-IHA/1462

Deputy Secretary-General

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the event to mark the adoption of the Global Compact on Refugees, in New York today:

I am honoured to be with you, on behalf of the Secretary-General, to mark the United Nations General Assembly’s overwhelming affirmation of the Global Compact on Refugees. I congratulate Member States on this landmark achievement.

17 Dec 2018 description

NEW YORK/BRUSSELS, 14 December 2018

The European Union and the United Nations approve €260 million in funding to eliminate violence against women and girls in 13 African and Latin American countries.

The Spotlight Initiative’s Operational Steering Committee has approved national programmes to eliminate violence against women and girls in Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

17 Dec 2018 description

Following the positive reception of OCHA’s set of 250 public domain humanitarian icons in 2012, the organization is releasing an extended and completely redesigned new collection in 2018 (295 and counting).

The original suite was developed because at OCHA we understand that during the response to an emergency it is critical to share and understand complex information in a timely fashion. Icons — with their easily accessible, universal visual language — are vital to achieve this.

17 Dec 2018 description
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Septuagésimo tercer período de sesiones
Tema 75 a) de la lista preliminar*
Fortalecimiento de la coordinación de la asistencia humanitaria y de socorro en casos de desastre que prestan las Naciones Unidas, incluida la asistencia económica especial: fortalecimiento de la coordinación de la asistencia humanitaria de emergencia que prestan las Naciones Unidas

Resumen

17 Dec 2018 description
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Soixante-treizième session
Point 75 a) de la liste préliminaire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l’aide humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies, y compris l’assistance économique spéciale : renforcement de la coordination de l’aide humanitaire d’urgence fournie par les organismes des Nations Unies

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17 Dec 2018 description
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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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17 Dec 2018 description

The Ministerial Council,

Gravely alarmed by the prevalence of trafficking in children, including those who are unaccompanied, in all its forms, including for the purpose of sexual exploitation, forced labour, forced criminality, forced marriage, and the removal of organs,

17 Dec 2018 description
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Septuagésimo tercer período de sesiones
Tema 75 del programa
Fortalecimiento de la coordinación de la asistencia humanitaria y de socorro en casos de desastre que prestan las Naciones Unidas, incluida la asistencia económica especial

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17 Dec 2018 description
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Soixante-treizième session
Point 75 de l’ordre du jour
Renforcement de la coordination de l’aide humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies, y compris l’assistance économique spéciale

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17 Dec 2018 description
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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.

17 Dec 2018 description

Over 70 anti-trafficking practitioners from more than 30 OSCE participating States and Partners for Co-operation in Europe, Central Asia and North America practiced how to apply a multi-agency and human rights-based approach during the fifth OSCE international simulation-based training to combat human trafficking along migration routes, which concluded on 14 December 2018. A one-week, live simulation exercise was held at the Carabinieri-run Centre of Excellence for Stability Police Units (CoESPU) in Vicenza, Italy.

17 Dec 2018 description

La Asamblea General de la ONU acordó un innovador marco mundial para atender de mejor manera a las personas desplazadas a la fuerza y a sus comunidades de acogida.

NUEVA YORK, 17 de diciembre de 2018 – En una histórica decisión, los Estados Miembro de la Asamblea General de la ONU acordaron hoy una nuevo marco internacional, conocido como el Pacto Mundial sobre Refugiados, el cual transformará la forma en la que el mundo responde a las crisis de desplazamiento masivo y de refugiados, beneficiando tanto a las personas refugiadas como a las comunidades de acogida.

17 Dec 2018 description

Message du directeur exécutif

Notre réussite passe par la participation de tous

La réussite d’une action humanitaire efficace et reposant sur des principes passe nécessairement par la participation de tous.

17 Dec 2018 description

L’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies adopte un pacte mondial innovant destiné à mieux aider les personnes déracinées et leurs communautés d’accueil.

17 Dec 2018 description

UN General Assembly agrees on an innovative global framework to better serve the forcibly displaced and their host communities.

NEW YORK, 17 December 2018 – In a historic decision, the member states of the UN General Assembly today agreed on a new international framework – known as the Global Compact on Refugees – that will transform the way the world responds to mass displacement and refugee crises, benefiting both refugees and the communities that host them.

17 Dec 2018 description

International Rescue Committee, Oxfam, Save the Children, Norwegian Refugee Council and Danish Refugee Council welcome the affirmation of the Global Compact on Refugees today. The Compact has the potential to provide better protection and care for refugees and development benefits to hosting communities.

With the UN General Assembly vote in New York, an overwhelming majority of UN Member States affirmed a pact of international solidarity and cooperation for refugee protection and host community development.