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14 Sep 2018 description

UK Ambassador delivered a statement calling for press freedoms and the protection of journalists around the world

Thank you, Mr Vice President,

The United Kingdom welcomes the attention given by the High Commissioner, and by this Council, to the safety of journalists. The ability to speak truth to power, to give a voice to the vulnerable and to shine a light on abuses and violations is an important element in protecting human rights.

12 Sep 2018 description

Exclusion at the heart of today’s migration and displacement – new key trends survey

10 Sep 2018 description

Distinguished President,
Director-General of the UN Office in Geneva,
Excellencies,
Colleagues and friends,

It is an honour to be called to this mandate, to assist States to uphold the human rights of their people, in this year in which we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

10 Sep 2018 description
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KYIV (10 September 2018) – The United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine will present its second report on the human rights situation in Crimea. The report was prepared in accordance with UN General Assembly resolution 68/262, reaffirming the territorial integrity of Ukraine, and General Assembly resolutions 71/205 and 72/190, recognizing Crimea as a territory of Ukraine temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation. The report covers the period from 13 September 2017 to 30 June 2018.

23 Aug 2018 description

Summary major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This Emergency Plan of Action Operation Update no. 1 is issued to report on the no-cost extension of the timeframe of the DREF operation by one and a half months. Distributions are expected to be completed by the end of August.

An extension of the timeframe of the operation is needed due to the following factors which have delayed the implementation:

09 Aug 2018 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This DREF Operation Update no. 1 is issued to inform about a two-month timeframe extension and budget revision to ensure that the PSS activities are finalized by the Russian Red Cross. The operation`s timeframe is extended until 9 October 2018 and the budget is revised up to CHF 73,370.

01 Aug 2018 description

Global Overview JULY 2018

27 Jul 2018 description

The unusually hot and dry summer in parts of the northern hemisphere has turned fields and forests into fuel for fires which are raging from the Arctic to the Mediterranean. These wildfires are devastating large regions, with far-reaching impacts for the environment, ecosystems, human health and the climate.

The wildfires are notable because they are happening in some places such as Scandinavia which are not accustomed to them. Advances in satellite technology has made it possible to monitor wildfire activity better than in the past.

27 Jul 2018 description

GENEVA (26 July 2018) - The Committee against Torture this afternoon concluded its consideration of the sixth periodic report of the Russian Federation on the efforts made by the State party to implement the provisions of the Convention against Torture.

25 Jul 2018 description

FOREWORD

In a complex and fast-changing world, we remain focused and resolute in pursuit of our goal – to provide the most appropriate, effective medicine in the harshest of environments. As well as responding to vital needs, our aid is born of a desire to show solidarity with people who are suffering, whether as a result of conflict, neglect or disease.

23 Jul 2018 description

Q - Has the aid sent to Eastern Ghouta been distributed yet?

A - Following the May 24th coordination meeting in Saint Petersburg between the French and Russian Presidents, France and Russia carried out a joint humanitarian project in Syria to meet the needs of the civilian population which remains very sizeable in Eastern Ghouta (Douma).

21 Jul 2018 description

A la suite de l’entretien de coordination le 24 mai dernier à Saint-Pétersbourg entre le Président de la République Française et le Président de la Fédération de Russie, la France et la Russie mettront en œuvre dans les prochains jours un projet humanitaire conjoint en Syrie pour répondre aux besoins des populations civiles qui demeurent très importants dans la Ghouta orientale (Douma) en particulier pour la prise en charge des urgences médicales dans les hôpitaux gérés par le Croissant rouge arabe syrien.