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28 Nov 2017 description

The India, Brazil and South Africa Facility for Poverty and Hunger Alleviation

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

04 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the second quarter of 2017 (April to June). The maps on pages 6–7 provide impact analysis dis-aggregated to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

14 Jun 2016 description

UNDP provides support to nearly 170 countries, about 40 of which are affected by crisis and have received rule of law support through the Global Programme for Strengthening the Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations.

14 May 2014 description

Joint IDMC-UNHCR press release - A record 33.3 million now displaced by war worldwide, as one family flees inside Syria every 60 seconds - Report

33.3 million people were internally displaced at the end of 2013 due to conflict and violence says a new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). This equates to a staggering increase of 4.5 million from 2012, signalling a record high for the second year running.

19 Sep 2013 description

As the ICRC Water and Habitat Unit celebrates its 30th anniversary, we look back at some of the ICRCs most significant water, sanitation and shelter operations over the last three decades.

In 1859, four years before the ICRC was formed, our founder Henry Dunant made water one of his priorities as he struggled to help wounded soldiers after the Battle of Solferino. Thirty years ago, our awareness of the essential role of water, sanitation and habitat for the victims of conflict led us to create the Water and Habitat Unit, known as "WatHab."

16 Aug 2013 description

GENÈVE 16 AOÛT 2013 – Selon un nouveau rapport de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) « Building back better : Sustainable mental health care after emergencies», publié à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire (le 19 août), les organismes humanitaires travaillent d’arrache-pied pour répondre aux besoins psychosociaux et de santé mentale des personnes à la suite de situations d’urgence, mais trop souvent des occasions de renforcer des systèmes de santé mentale à long terme ne sont pas mises à profit.

16 Aug 2013 description

Las emergencias humanitarias brindan la oportunidad de mejorar los servicios de salud mental sostenibles a largo plazo

16 Aug 2013 description

Humanitarian emergencies, an opportunity for fresh start in providing sustainable, long-term mental health services

GENEVA | 16 AUGUST 2013 – Humanitarian agencies work hard to help people with their mental health and psychosocial needs in the aftermath of emergencies, but too often opportunities are missed to strengthen mental health systems for the long-term, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report, ‘Building back better: Sustainable mental health care after emergencies’ released for World Humanitarian Day (August 19).

27 Mar 2013 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-seventh session
Agenda item 107
Report of the Secretary-General on the Peacebuilding Fund

Summary

The present report, which covers the activities of the Peacebuilding Fund for the period from January to December 2012, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/282, which requested the Secretary-General to submit an annual report on the operation and activities of the Fund.

15 Jan 2013 description
report UN Security Council

CS/10881

Aperçu des travaux du
Conseil de sécurité en 2012

Une année marquée aussi par le succès de la Mission intégrée des Nations Unies au Timor-Leste

15 Jan 2013 description
report UN Security Council

SC/10881

Security Council
2012 Round-up

Members Pass 53 Resolutions, Issue 29 Presidential Statements as Meetings Decrease

05 Jun 2012 description

Highlights

  • In Somalia, UNDP has facilitated the recruitment of more than 14,000 police officers and the creation of mobile courts, legal aid centres and sexual assault referral centres. This has increased the ability of people to access the formal justice system.

  • In Afghanistan, UNDP supports the remuneration of the 137,000 strong Afghan National Police force and pioneered the development of the force’s first community security initiatives.

19 Apr 2012 description
Press release
Quick facts sheet
Global Overview 2011

People internally displaced by conflict and violence

For the last 14 years, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre has monitored intern- al displacement resulting from conflict and violence across the world. In 2011, the number of people internally displaced by these causes stood at 26.4 million.

22 Mar 2012 description

Remarkable but challenging year

In 2011, over two dozen United Nations peacekeeping and special political missions worked to provide security and stability, facilitate political processes, protect civilians, help refugees return, support elections, demobilize and reintegrate former combatants, and promote human rights and the rule of law.

12 Jan 2012 description
report UN Security Council

SC/10518

Security Council
2011 Round-up

In a year characterized by mass protests and other challenges to entrenched leadership that frequently provoked violent reactions, the Security Council continued in 2011 to grapple with the question of protecting civilians in a manner consistent with the United Nations Charter, as the 15-member body remained seized of a wide range of conflicts, the birth of South Sudan, the Palestinian application for membership in the Organization and other developments.

30 Oct 2011 description
report UN Security Council

SC/10426

Security Council
6642nd Meeting (AM & PM)

Calling for Change, Secretary-General Says Women’s Participation Remains Low in Official, Observer Roles; Pledges United Nations ‘Will Lead by Example’

The Security Council today stressed the importance of promoting and protecting the human rights of women and girls, as well as increasing women’s participation in conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding, as it reviewed progress on implementation of its landmark resolution 1325 (2000) on Women and Peace and Security.