Updates

Your gateway to all content to date. Search and/or drill down with filters to narrow down the content.

27,575 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
23 Nov 2017 description

Multilateral peace operations are increasingly confronting a set of interrelated and mutually reinforcing security challenges that are relatively new to them, that do not respect borders, and that have causes and effects which cut right across the international security, peacebuilding and development agendas.

22 Nov 2017 description

New HEN report reveals gaps in protection of refugees and migrants from vaccine-preventable diseases

Refugees and migrants should be vaccinated without unnecessary delay according to the immunization schedules of their host countries. This is the guidance provided by a joint recommendation of WHO, the United Nations Children’s Fund and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

22 Nov 2017 description

For much of its existence, the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC)—which was created as an advisory body to the Council and the General Assembly—has been looked at cynically by some members of the Security Council, as not providing much-added value to the Council’s work. Council members, but also the UN general membership and many among the staff in the UN Secretariat, have viewed the PBC as something of a disappointment.

22 Nov 2017 description

Yemen

Mass atrocity crimes are being committed in Yemen as pro-government forces and a regional military coalition fight against Houthi rebels, who still control much of the country.

BACKGROUND:

22 Nov 2017 description

SYRIA

Populations continue to face the threat of mass atrocity crimes committed by government forces and their allies in Syria's ongoing civil war. Various non-state armed groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, are also committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.

BACKGROUND:

22 Nov 2017 description

This working paper focuses on geoengineering as a potentially significant climate and development policy issue for developing countries. It raises questions that developing country policy-makers, who may not yet be engaged with climate geoengineering, may soon need to consider. In view of current trends, this brief also suggests areas for future policy research that would be required to ensure inclusive governance of climate geoengineering research and potential interventions.

22 Nov 2017 description

Crisis overview

As of 21 November, an estimated 622,000 Rohingya refugees fled Myanmar to Bangladesh. The influx began on 25 August, after the Myanmar Army launched security operations in northern Rakhine state. In September, an average of approximately 14,500 people arrived daily. This dropped to an approximate average of 3,100 arrivals per day in October (ISCG 05/11/2017; 29/10/2017; 03/10/2017).

22 Nov 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents available information on KIK incidents that affected aid agencies and their staff. This report is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources and confidentially shared by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). It covers a total of 52 incidents in 19 countries in which 116 aid workers were affected between July and September 2017. The available open-source and confidentially shared information is an indication of the number of aid workers killed, injured or kidnapped.

22 Nov 2017 description

This paper explores the current state of thinking among a range of aid actors (multilaterals, bilateral, applied scholars and international non-governmental organisations) on how to promote empowerment and accountability in fragile, conflict and violence affected settings. It seeks to identify trends, gaps and weaknesses in that thinking, and propose research questions and hypotheses to test.

22 Nov 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

KEY FIGURES:

Between 19.5 to 27 per cent of male survey respondents in key 3RP countries confirmed having experienced sexual harassment or unwanted sexual contact as boys

One focus group of refugee women in Jordan estimated that 30 to 40 per cent of all adult men in their community had experienced sexual violence while in detention in Syria

In Lebanon, a 2013 rapid assessment of 520 Syrian and PRS male youth and boys (age 12-24) revealed that

22 Nov 2017 description

Crisis Overview

As of 21 November, an estimated 622,000 Rohingya refugees fled Myanmar to Bangladesh. The influx began on 25 August, after the Myanmar Army launched security operations in northern Rakhine state. In September, an average of approximately 14,500 people arrived daily. This dropped to an approximate average of 3,100 arrivals per day in October (ISCG 05/11/2017; 29/10/2017; 03/10/2017).

22 Nov 2017 description

By Farah Kobaissy

The realization of women’s rights and gender justice in the Middle East and North Africa is inseparably entwined with conflict resolution and peace building efforts explains Farah Kobaissy.

“No matter where you are, everyone says that now is not the time to talk about these issues. There is no such thing as women’s rights. We are in times of war, there is a massive humanitarian crisis. They say now is not the time.”- Yemeni Activist

22 Nov 2017 description
  • Rohingya segregated and abused in “open-air prison”
  • Two-year investigation reveals root causes of current Rakhine State crisis
  • System of discrimination amounts to the crime against humanity of apartheid

The Rohingya people in Myanmar are trapped in a vicious system of state-sponsored, institutionalised discrimination that amounts to apartheid, said Amnesty International today as it publishes a major new analysis into the root causes of the current crisis in Rakhine State.

21 Nov 2017 description

IFRC Position on Children on the Move

  1. All children on the move, irrespective of their legal standing, age, gender, or health status should have access to protection and humanitarian assistance.

  2. Because of their higher vulnerabilities, unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) require particular and urgent protection.

  3. No child should be detained based solely on her or his migration status.

21 Nov 2017 description

CONFERENCE SUPPORTING DOCUMENT

SITUATION OVERVIEW

21 Nov 2017 description

Debarati Guha-Sapir, Philippe Hoyois, Pasacline Wallemacq, and Regina Below

General Overview

21 Nov 2017 description

GENEVA (21 November 2017) – A report by the UN Human Rights Office and the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) has called on the Sudanese Government to pursue effective, transparent and durable policies to enable the 2.6 million people internally displaced by the long-running conflict in Darfur to return home voluntarily or to reintegrate into host communities.