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15 Jan 2019 description
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The United Nations in Syria is gravely concerned about the protection of thousands of people who are estimated to remain trapped by ongoing hostilities in ISIL-held areas of Hajin in south-eastern Deir-ez-Zor Governorate, as well as for some 11,000 thousand people who have fled these areas since the beginning of December. The United Nations is also deeply worried about the dire humanitarian situation at the Rukban makeshift settlement in southern Syria, where more than 40,000 people remain displaced in urgent need of assistance.

17 Dec 2018 description
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DSG/SM/1247-HR/5419-IHA/1462

Deputy Secretary-General

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the event to mark the adoption of the Global Compact on Refugees, in New York today:

I am honoured to be with you, on behalf of the Secretary-General, to mark the United Nations General Assembly’s overwhelming affirmation of the Global Compact on Refugees. I congratulate Member States on this landmark achievement.

17 Dec 2018 description

NEW YORK/BRUSSELS, 14 December 2018

The European Union and the United Nations approve €260 million in funding to eliminate violence against women and girls in 13 African and Latin American countries.

The Spotlight Initiative’s Operational Steering Committee has approved national programmes to eliminate violence against women and girls in Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

13 Dec 2018 description
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Excellencies, distinguished panelists, ladies and gentlemen,

It is a pleasure to open the 7th Global Humanitarian Policy Forum, on the theme: ‘Solutions for Humanity: Creating Opportunities for those Furthest Behind.’

Global humanitarian needs have risen over the past decade, despite economic and development gains.

Yemen is at the brink of famine, and Ebola is resurging in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Cross-border displacements increase due to conflict and terrorism.

12 Dec 2018 description
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DAMASCUS, 12 December 2018

The United Nations (UN) in Syria welcomes the start of a large-scale transfer of humanitarian assistance from the UN in Jordan to the UN in Syria, which is expected to provide critical support to hundreds of thousands of people in need in Syria.

11 Dec 2018 description
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CONFÉRENCE INTERGOUVERNEMENTALE POUR LES MIGRATIONS, MATIN & APRÈS-MIDI DEV/3379
11 DÉCEMBRE 2018

MARRAKECH (Maroc), 11 décembre -- Lors du second Dialogue interactif tenu, aujourd’hui, dans le cadre de la Conférence intergouvernementale d’adoption du Pacte mondial pour des migrations sûres, ordonnées et régulières, les participants ont exploré les possibilités de partenariats et ont prôné des mesures novatrices en vue de la mise en œuvre de l’accord, en précisant qu’il fallait mettre les migrants au cœur des politiques migratoires.

11 Dec 2018 description
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INTERGOVERNMENTAL CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL COMPACT FOR MIGRATION, 1ST–4TH PLENARY MEETINGS (AM, PM & NIGHT)
DEV/3375
10 DECEMBER 2018

MARRAKECH, Morocco, 10 December — World leaders adopted the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration today, laying out the first-ever global cooperation framework for sharing responsibility to protect the world’s 258 million people on the move — 3.4 per cent of its population — and supporting the host communities working to accommodate them.

11 Dec 2018 description
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CONFÉRENCE INTERGOUVERNEMENTALE POUR LES MIGRATIONS, 5E À 8E SÉANCES PLÉNIÈRES, MATIN, APRÈS-MIDI & SOIR
DEV/3378
11 DÉCEMBRE 2018

MARRAKECH (Maroc), 11 décembre -- Au deuxième et dernier jour de la Conférence intergouvernementale sur le Pacte mondial pour des migrations sûres, ordonnées et régulières, la grande majorité des intervenants ont marqué leur satisfaction suite à l’adoption d’un texte considéré par beaucoup comme l’un des « plus importants de notre génération ».

11 Dec 2018 description
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INTERGOVERNMENTAL CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL COMPACT FOR MIGRATION, DIALOGUE 2 (AM & PM)
DEV/3379
11 DECEMBER 2018

MARRAKECH, Morocco, 11 December — With a far-reaching Global Compact on Migration now adopted by a majority of countries, it is up to Governments — in partnership with civil society groups, business leaders and migrants themselves — to push back against the distorted narratives dominating the global news cycle, stressed participants during an interactive dialogue today.

11 Dec 2018 description
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DEV/3378
11 DECEMBER 2018
INTERGOVERNMENTAL CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL COMPACT FOR MIGRATION, 5TH–8TH PLENARY MEETINGS (AM, PM & NIGHT)

Agreement Holds Promise to Save Lives, Improve Living Conditions, Foster Prosperity for Millions, Special Representative Says

10 Dec 2018 description
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DEV/3377
10 DÉCEMBRE 2018
CONFÉRENCE INTERGOUVERNEMENTALE SUR LES MIGRATIONS, DIALOGUE 1, MATIN & APRÈS-MIDI

Les États Membres et d’autres parties prenantes ont annoncé aujourd’hui, au cours du premier dialogue de la Conférence intergouvernementale d’adoption du Pacte mondial pour des migrations sûres, ordonnées et régulières, de nombreuses promesses d’actions visant à assurer le succès de la mise œuvre du Pacte.

10 Dec 2018 description
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DEV/3377
10 DECEMBER 2018
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL COMPACT FOR MIGRATION, DIALOGUE 1 (AM & PM)

MARRAKECH, Morocco, 10 December — Adopting the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, the United Nations today held an interactive dialogue where Member States, civil society and regional organizations shared their views on how best to implement the objectives outlined in the new agreement.

10 Dec 2018 description
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CONFÉRENCE INTERGOUVERNEMENTALE SUR LES MIGRATIONS, 1RE À 4E SÉANCES PLÉNIÈRES, MATIN, APRÈS-MIDI & SOIR
DEV/3375
10 DÉCEMBRE 2018

06 Dec 2018 description
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Heads of State and Governments, ministers and other senior leaders, civil society representatives and representatives of the private and public sectors will gather in Marrakesh at a high-level conference from 10 to 11 December to formally adopt the first-ever Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

The Conference, hosted by the Government of Morocco, will convene under the auspices of the United Nations General Assembly as agreed to by Member States in the “New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants”.

06 Dec 2018 description
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Communiqué in EN/FR/AR

Ladies, Gentlemen, thank you all for coming,

I am very pleased to be here, I will read a short statement and then I am happy to provide you with some of my impressions from our meetings held here in Geneva. I will not be taking any questions today.

The delegations have agreed on the following declaration [the Personal Envoy reads the communiqué in English – please find the full text in English, French and Arabic here below].

12 Nov 2018 description
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DSG/SM/1237-PBC/129

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the annual session of the Peacebuilding Commission “Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace in the Sahel Region,” in New York today:

26 Oct 2018 description

Abuja, Addis Ababa and New York, 25 October 2018 - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union and the United Nations are continuing to closely monitor the situation in Guinea-Bissau. The three organizations welcome the progress made toward stabilizing the country, thanks to the engagement of Guinea-Bissau stakeholders and the support provided by ECOWAS, in conjunction with the African Union and the United Nations.

26 Oct 2018 description
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Observance of the ceasefire regime

Monitoring groups have continued to monitor observance of the ceasefire regime as part of implementing the memorandum on the creation of de-escalation areas in the Syrian Arab Republic, signed by the Russian Federation, the Republic of Turkey and the Islamic Republic of Iran on 4 May 2017.

The number of violations by illegal armed groups active in the Idlib de escalation area has not decreased.

22 Oct 2018 description
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I am pleased to be with you today.

We live during a time of unprecedented challenge – but, equally, unprecedented and massive opportunity.

Our blueprint for addressing these challenges and seizing the opportunities is the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

But to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, we need more and better data.

With accurate, representative, inclusive and disaggregated data, we can understand the challenges we face -- and identify the most appropriate solutions for sustainable development.