refugees

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

COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION CONCLUDES ITS NINETY-FOURTH SESSION

Adopts Concluding Observations and Recommendations on the Reports of Algeria, Australia, Belarus, Jordan, Serbia and Slovakia 8 December 2017 The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination this afternoon concluded its ninety-four...Read More

Diphtheria Is Spreading Fast In Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

6 December 2017 | Geneva –Diphtheria is rapidly spreading among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, WHO warned today. More than 110 suspected cases, including 6 deaths, have been clinically diagnosed by health partners, including ...Read More

MYANMAR: UN HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OF PERPETRATORS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST ROHINGYA

5 December 2017 GENEVA (Issued as received) –The UN human rights chief on Tuesday condemned “widespread, systematic and shockingly brutal” attacks against the Rohingya, as well as decades of discrimination and persecution. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hus...Read More

United Nations Leaders Call On The Saudi-led Coalition To Fully Lift Blockade Of Yemeni Red Sea Ports

Joint statement by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, WFP Executive Director David Beasley, IOM Direct...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS MUST BE CENTRAL IN ALL DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING MIGRANTS, UN EXPERTS URGE STATES

1 December 2017 GENEVA, 1 December 2017 (Issued as received) – UN experts* have urged States to ensure a human rights-centred approach when developing the global compact for migration, as Member States enter the stocktaking and then negotia...Read More

High Commissioner For Refugees Calls Slavery, Other Abuses In Libya ‘Abomination’ That Can No Longer Be Ignored, While Briefing Security Council

Slavery and other grave human rights abuses affecting migrants and refugees travelling to North Africa and beyond constituted an abomination that could no longer be ignored, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees told the Securit...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION CONSIDERS THE REPORT OF JORDAN

24 November 2017 The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination today concluded its consideration of the combined eighteenth to twentieth periodic report of Jordan on its implementation of the provisions of the International Conv...Read More

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