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Understanding how crises affect women and men, girls and boys of different ages and disparities is critical to effective humanitarian preparedness and response. Women, girls, boys and men have distinct needs, priorities, responsibilities, limitations and protection needs. They are exposed to differential risks and vulnerabilities but also play unique and important roles in preparedness and in responding to emergencies, conflicts and building peace within their respective communities. Gender equality in humanitarian action is about better targeting and programming and therefore about effectiveness of humanitarian action reaching all segments of the affected population.

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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.

26 Nov 2018 description

SUMMARY

In order to make peace processes more inclusive, increased participation by women and other excluded groups has been emphasised for decades, as well as the need to adopt a gender perspective within peace processes. However, the discussion has tended to focus on counting women and treating women’s participation as synonymous with a gender perspective. Defining what a gender perspective is and how it could be applied throughout a peace process has remained largely unexplored.

25 Oct 2018 description

SG/SM/19316-SC/13555-WOM/2160

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council open debate on women, peace and security: “Promoting the Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda and Sustaining Peace through Women’s Political and Economic Empowerment”, in New York today:

Doy las gracias a la Presidencia de Bolivia por darnos la oportunidad de abordar esta importante cuestión que es la implementación de la agenda sobre las mujeres y la paz y la seguridad mediante el empoderamiento político y económico de las mujeres.

14 Oct 2018 description

Are gender stipulations and women’s inclusion lagging behind?

Gindele, Rebecca; Madhav Joshi; Louise Olsson; Jason Quinn; Elise Ditta & Rebecca Méndez (2018) Implementing the Final Colombian Peace Agreement, 2016–2018, GPS Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.

Brief Points

• As we approach the 20-year anniversary of the first UN Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security, implementing peace agreements in a manner that considers both men’s and women’s security and forwards women’s inclusion remains a key challenge.

10 Oct 2018 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2366 (2017), by which the Council established the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia and requested me to report on its activities every 90 days. The report covers the period from 21 July to 26 September 2018.

II. Main developments

08 Oct 2018 description

Comité exécutif du Programme du Haut Commissaire
Soixante-neuvième session
Genève, 1er au 5 octobre 2018
Point 4 a) de l’ordre du jour provisoire Examen des rapports sur les travaux du Comité permanent Protection internationale

Note sur la protection internationale

**Rapport du Haut Commissaire

Résumé

08 Oct 2018 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
Sixty-ninth session Geneva, 1 to 5 October 2018
Item 4 (a) of the provisional agenda
Consideration of reports on the work of the Standing Committee International Protection

Note on international protection

Report of the High Commissioner

20 Sep 2018 description

Men and women often have different roles and responsibilities in society and therefore experience climate change impacts in different ways. This video shows what Colombia, Uganda and Viet Nam are doing to develop gender-responsive national adaptation plans for the agriculture sectors. This country-driven work is carried out under a global programme known as Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag), jointly coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

14 Sep 2018 description

Executive summary

Tackling the problems of poverty, vulnerability and exclusion that persist in parts of the world that continue to be affected by violence or political insecurity is difficult for several reasons. For one, because of the complexity of the prevailing social, economic and political systems, solutions to chronic problems are far from obvious.
One response to this aspect of the challenge is adaptive programme design and management.

07 Sep 2018 description

G/SM/19199-PBC/127

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Peacebuilding Commission’s ambassadorial-level meeting on “Leadership, accountability and capacities”, in New York today:

Thank you for your focus today on enhancing leadership, capacities and accountability to sustain peace.

07 Sep 2018 description

In the past month, the numbers of people on the move has dramatically increased with an upsurge of adults and children walking from destination to destination. The Colombian Red Cross Society (CRCS) has faced challenges due to the changing nature of this population flow, which has led to modifying fixed aid units in the border areas to the establishment of mobile aid points along the roads where this population transits.

28 Jun 2018 description

Washington, D.C. – En el marco del acuerdo de cooperación vigente con el Estado de Colombia, la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) anuncia la visita al país del Comisionado Francisco Eguiguren y la Comisionada Esmeralda Arosemena de Troitiño, a fin de sostener reuniones con las instituciones comprendidas en el Acuerdo de Paz y realizar actividades de promoción.

28 Jun 2018 description

Washington, D.C. - Within the framework of the cooperation agreement currently in force with the State of Colombia, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) announces the visit to the country of Commissioner Francisco Eguiguren and Commissioner Esmeralda Arosemena de Troitiño, in order to hold meetings with the institutions covered by the Peace Agreement and carry out promotional activities.

18 May 2018 description

Bogotá D.C. 16 de mayo de 2018. Con el fin de compartir la identificación de riesgos, obstáculos, retos y avances en materia de trata de personas y explotación sexual, la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito (UNODC) participó en el taller regional para América Latina " Llamado a la Acción para la Protección contra la Violencia de Género en Situaciones de Emergencia", organizado por la Delegación de la Unión Europea en Colombia.

15 May 2018 description

El Acuerdo Final de Paz entre el Gobierno de Colombia (GdC) y las FARC-EP incluyó una “doble estrategia” mediante la cual se incluyeron acciones específicas para la promoción de la igualdad de género en cada punto del Acuerdo, con propuestas que benefician a hombres y mujeres, así como acciones específicas para promover el empoderamiento de las mujeres y las niñas.

30 Apr 2018 description

Esto dijo a la Agencia de Prensa IPC la presidenta de la asociación humanitaria Doctora Beituha, que apoya a mujeres saharauis afectadas por el conflicto entre Sahara Occidental y Marruecos.

“Tiene que haber una unión entre todas las mujeres, en todos los territorios de Colombia, que se coordinen entre ellas y que lleven a cabo actividades de sensibilización para que no se vuelva a la guerra”. De esa forma lo expresó Raabub Mohamed Lamin, sobreviviente de la guerra entre Sahara y Marruecos, y presidenta de la asociación humanitaria Doctora Beituha.