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25 May 2011 description

HELSINKI, Finland, May 25 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has completed a unique and moving series of regional dialogues with women that began in India last November and wrapped up in Finland this week.

The seven dialogue meetings brought together hundreds of women in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas and were aimed at giving refugee women a voice and an opportunity to influence change during UNHCR's landmark 60th year.

12 Mar 2008 description

Concludes Debate on Human Rights Defenders, Violence against Women and Effects of Economic Reform Policies and Foreign Debt on Human Rights

The Human Rights Council this afternoon held an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living and the Independent Expert on minority issues.

At the beginning of the meeting, the Council concluded its interactive dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights defenders, the Special Rapporteur on violence against …

01 Sep 2005 description

More than two thirds of the world's refugees are hosted in low income developing countries. Richer industrialized countries have a responsibility to share in these refugees' protection, particularly that most basic protection of adequate food provision.

15 Apr 2005 description

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REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

VENEZUELA: TENSION ON THE COLOMBIAN BORDER

March was a tense month on the Venezuelan Alto-Pure border, in particular in El Nula where the presence of armed groups intensified. On 10 March, in response to the insecurity, local civil society groups, including JRS Venezuela, organised a protest condemning the presence of armed Colombian groups, extortion and kidnapping.

The protest was widely covered by the national media.