Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Official Commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in New York City, NY
Every year, our global UNiTE campaign, led by the Secretary-General, kicks off the 16 Days of Activism to end gender-based violence. We start the 16 Days by gathering to mark the International Day to End Violence Against Women. Thank you for coming to join us every year as you have done today.
Ayesha Begum is 22 years old. In early September, she and her three children took refuge in Bangladesh after her husband was killed in Myanmar. Today, Ayesha and her children live with her brothers in a temporary shelter on the edge of Kutupalong camp. She takes part in a parents’ club organized by HI, which provides psychosocial support to mothers living as refugees.
Over 600,000 Rohingya refugees fled Rakhine State in Myanmar, reaching Bangladesh by land, boat, and increasingly, makeshift rafts made of bamboo and jerry cans.
Newly arrived refugees are settling in and around existing camps and among host communities, stretching already limited resources.
UNHCR is supporting the Government of Bangladesh to receive, assist and protect newly arrived refugees and support host communities.
Berlin 22nd November 2017 – International and local humanitarian agencies engaged in Ukraine joined forces in Berlin for a one-day conference to draw attention to the forgotten humanitarian crisis in the east of the country, urging decision makers to commit to tangible improvements to the situation in eastern Ukraine.
Washington, Nov. 22, 2017 (PAHO/WHO) – Health services can take specific steps to respond to violence against women and help prevent its future occurrences, if they are equipped with the tools and training they need.
El Gobernador entregó vialidades, apoyos a jefas de familia y útiles a estudiantes de este municipio
Reiteró que ninguna escuela afectada por el sismo quedará sin ser atendida
La Independencia, Chiapas.- En gira de trabajo por La Independencia, el gobernador Manuel Velasco Coello realizó la entrega de infraestructura urbana y de apoyos a jefas de familia y a estudiantes, con la finalidad de impulsar la recuperación integral en este municipio afectado por el sismo del 7 de septiembre.
Difteria en las Américas – Resumen de la situación
Desde la semana epidemiológica (SE) 1 a la SE 45 de 2017 cinco países en las Américas notificaron casos sospechosos y/o confirmados de difteria: Brasil, Colombia Haití, la República Bolivariana de Venezuela y la República Dominicana. A continuación el informe de cada país.
En 2016, se notificaron 78 casos confirmados de difteria en toda la Región. Los casos fueron notificados por tres países: Haití (56 casos), la República Dominicana (2 casos) y Venezuela (20 casos).
Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in New York today:
Every woman and every girl has the right to a life free of violence. Yet, this rupture of human rights occurs in a variety of ways in every community. It particularly affects those who are most marginalized and most vulnerable.
This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI).
KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS (AS OF 14 NOVEMBER 2017)
1,166,738 displacements recorded by the CCCM Cluster in the last 12 months from affected areas of northern and southern Syria:
I would like to congratulate the Iraqi government and people on their historic victory against the Da’esh terrorist group and its so-called Caliphate. On 17 November, the Iraqi Security Forces fully recaptured Rawa district, the last remaining area under Da’esh control in Iraq. Iraqis took back their country through the heroism and sacrifices of the ISF, including the Popular Mobilization Forces, working alongside the Peshmerga and tribal forces, supported by neighbour states and the Global Coalition against Da’esh.
• The IOM DTM Round XIX (October 2017) estimates that a total of 1.57 million people are still internally displaced across the three north east states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, of whom 85 per cent are in Borno alone. Children represent 56 per cent of the total IDP population.
• With the launch of the school enrolment drive in the north east, a total number of 120,010 children were enrolled in safe learning spaces in Adamawa and Borno within the reporting period.
Un año después de la firma del Acuerdo de Paz con las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), otros grupos guerrilleros y paramilitares se disputan el control de varias zonas del país afectando los derechos humanos de la población civil colombiana; así lo afirma Amnistía Internacional en un nuevo informe que ha publicado hoy.
• The IOM DTM Round XIX (October 2017) estimates that a total of 1.57 million people are still internally displaced across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, of whom 85 per cent are in Borno alone. Children represent 56 per cent of the total IDP population.
• As of 15th October, the cumulative number of suspected cholera cases reported stands at 4,936 with 61 deaths (CFR = 1.25 per cent). Though the reporting period witnessed a significant decrease in cases, UNICEF continues to support cholera control efforts in all the identified hotspots.
• As winter approaches, continued hostilities and indicators of deliberate targeting of strategic pipelines and water treatment facilities in South Donbass put the lives of almost 1.2million people, including 220,000 children, at risk.
• To ensure continued access to learning in the conflict-affected area, UNICEF provided education and early childhood kits to over 13,000 children in the non-government controlled areas.
The intensification of the siege has significantly impacted the food security situation in Duma (Eastern Ghouta). Since September 2017, cases of severe malnutrition and mortality among children have been reported including a child who took his own life due to hunger.
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).
Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) threatens displaced women and girls, as well as men and boys, in all regions of the world. It refers to any act perpetrated against a person’s will based on gender norms and unequal power relationships and includes physical, emotional, psychological and sexual violence, threats of violence and coercion, and denial of resources or access to services. Forced displacement and dire living conditions are contributing factors to SGBV, which inflicts harm on women, girls, men and boys. SGBV is a severe violation of several human rights.