refugees

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF MIGRANT WORKERS OPENS ITS TWENTY-EIGHTH SESSION

Swears in New Members of the Committee, Holds Informal Meeting with Civil Society 9 April 2018 The Committee on the Rights of Migrant Workers this morning opened its twenty-eighth session, hearing an address by Adam Abdelmoula, Director of ...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF MIGRANT WORKERS EXAMINES GUYANA’S INITIAL REPORT

12 April 2018 The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families today concluded its consideration of the initial report of Guyana on its implementation of the International Convention on the ...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF MIGRANT WORKERS DISCUSSES SITUATION IN SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES IN THE ABSENCE OF A REPORT AND A DELEGATION

12 April 2018 The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families today discussed the efforts of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to implement the International Convention on the Protection of ...Read More

Part 1: A few steps forward, a few steps sideways and a few steps backwards: The CAT’s revised and updated GC on Non-Refoulement

On 6 December 2017, after a year long consultation process with states and civil society representatives, the Committee against Torture (CAT) adopted its revised General Comment (GC) (now No.4) on the implementation of Article 3 of the Conv...Read More

Amid Massive Funding Gap, Secretary-General Urges Conference To ‘Translate Concern Into Cash’ For Saving Palestine Refugee Agency’s Vital Programmes

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the ministerial conference on support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), in Rome today:

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL CONCLUDES GENERAL DEBATE ON HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATIONS THAT REQUIRE THE COUNCIL’S ATTENTION

14 March 2018 The Human Rights Council in its midday meeting concluded its general debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention. In the general debate, speakers drew attention to the negative consequences for women...Read More

Turkey’s Military Operations in Syria

Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) carried out ‘Operation Euphrates Shield’ for 216 days from August 2016 to March 2017 in the triangle between Azaz, Jarablus and al-Bab in northern Syria. Thanks to this military operation, Turkey cleared Daesh fro...Read More

Amid Crisis Of Solidarity, Deputy Secretary-General Urges Faith-Based Groups To Use ‘Your Moral Voice’ In Support Of Dignity For Refugees, Migrants

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks to the Fourth Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith‑Based Organizations in International Affairs Perspectives on Migration:  displacement and marginalization, i...Read More

Torture in Libya and Questions of EU Member State Complicity

Amnesty International has reported that ‘tens of thousands’ of refugees and migrants are being subject to torture and other human rights abuses at the hands of Libyan state officials and non-state actors operating in, and out of, Libya (the...Read More

General Assembly Adopts 59 Third Committee Draft Resolutions, Defers Action On 4 Closely Watched Texts, Amid Discord Over Agreed Language

Acting on the recommendations of its Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural), the General Assembly adopted 59 resolutions and six decisions today on a range of issues, from women’s rights, terrorism and refugees, to self‑determi...Read More

Statement Of UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, On International Migrants Day

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STATEMENT 18 December 2017 Vienna, 18 December 2017 – Migrants and refugees face appalling exploitation and abuse as they flee conflicts and economic crises. Many are so desperate they are risking their lives by crossing ...Read More

UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT GROUP BEGIN VISIT TO SOUTH SUDAN, UGANDA AND ETHIOPIA

11 December 2017 JUBA (11 December 2017) – Members of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan today began their fourth field mission to South Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia which will last from 11 to 22 December 2017. The two Commissio...Read More

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