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19 Jun 2018 description
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Summary

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 46/182, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report annually to the Assembly and the Economic and Social Council on the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance. The report is also submitted in response to Assembly resolution 72/133 and Economic and Social Council resolution 2017/14. The period covered by the report is 1 January to 31 December 2017.

12 Jun 2018 description
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Human Rights Council
Thirty-eighth session
8 June–6 July 2018
Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Note by the Secretariat

01 Jun 2018 description
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Human Rights Council
Thirty-eighth session
18 June–6 July 2018
Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

I. Introduction

01 Jun 2018 description
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Human Rights Council
Thirty-eighth session
18 June–6 July 2018
Agenda items 2 and 3
Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General

Protection and promotion of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

24 May 2018 description
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On 22 May, one child was killed and three more injured on the way from school due to explosion in the bus in Debaltseve (Donetska NGCA). Reportedly the incident happened when children were travelling from Debaltseve school #5 after classes on a public bus. According to several reports the explosion was likely caused by detonation of a grenade carried in the backpack by one of the children. Information on this incident is yet to be verified.

Recent attacks on schools in Ukraine

23 May 2018 description
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Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights Mr. Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky

Kyiv, 23 May 2018

22 May 2018 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to the request contained in the statement by the President of the Security Council of 25 November 2015 (S/PRST/2015/23). It also responds to the Council’s request, in its resolution 2286 (2016), for reporting on the protection of medical care in armed conflict.

21 May 2018 description
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PROTECTION CONCERNS

  • Security situation: OHCHR recorded 46 conflict-related civilian casualties: 13 killed and 33 injured, which represents a 142% increase compared with March 2018. Mines, booby traps and ERW accounted for 33% of casualties.

  • Freedom of movement: On April 23, a man died while crossing the contact line at the Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint. Due to the absence of an ambulance at the checkpoint, the man could not receive life-saving assistance.

18 May 2018 description
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At least 4 education facilities sustained damages during May (GCA – 2; NGCA – 2) as a result of continuous hostilities along the contact line in Eastern Ukraine putting lives of hundreds of children and teachers at risk and affecting their access to education.

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The 2018 World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), reflects growing animosity towards journalists. Hostility towards the media, openly encouraged by political leaders, and the efforts of authoritarian regimes to export their vision of journalism pose a threat to democracies.

25 Apr 2018 description
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Dear Reader,

We are pleased to present this brief report on the commitments that we undertook during the 9th European Regional Conference in Florence, Italy in June 2014.
When we signed up to the Florence Call for Action, we committed to bring novel ideas and new approaches to the main areas of our work. The document summarized our response to the humanitarian needs of that time, such as the social impact of the economic crisis and the increasing level of migration.

18 Apr 2018 description
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Protection Concerns
- Security situation: In March 2018, OHCHR recorded 18 conflict-related civilian casualties: 5 people killed and 13 injured; 15 of the civilian casualties are caused by ERW and mine-related incidents.
- Freedom of movement: On March 23, one civilian reportedly died due to a heart attack while crossing the contact line on the NGCA side of Hnutove checkpoint. On March 27, a 60 year old man suffered a heart attack while crossing the checkpoint in Marinka.

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April 16, 2018

According to reports from cluster partners a school bus which was transporting more than 30 children from school was evacuated during shelling at around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 in Zaitseve village (outskirts of Gorlivka, Donetska NGCA). The children were safely evacuated to the nearest safe place and no causalities among children were reported.

21 Mar 2018 description
infographic World Bank, GFDRR
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Modernizing weather services can reduce climate & disaster risk.

Through the Central Asia Hydrometeorology Modernization Project (CAHMP) the World Bank with technical support from GFDRR is helping build modern workstations, rehabilitate observation networks, enable access to satellite data and global computer models, and train experts on advanced software to enhance analysis, monitoring and forecasting.