UN refugee agency presses States to aid 49 refugees stranded on Mediterranean

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), on the last day of 2018, called on UN Member States to urgently offer safe ports of disembarkation for 49 refugees and migrants, including young children, aboard rescue vessels in the Mediterranean Sea.

UN refugee agency presses States to aid 49 refugees stranded on Mediterranean
December 31, 2018 at 11:53AM : International People Search
December 31, 2018 at 11:53AM

Children suffering ‘atrocities,’ number of countries in conflict hits new peak: UNICEF

The world “has failed” to sufficiently protect children caught up in conflict and millions more are at risk of harm, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed on Friday, adding that national leaders need to hold perpetrators of violence more accountable.

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December 28, 2018 at 08:56AM
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Respond to ‘legitimate grievances’ of Sudanese people, UN human rights experts urge, following protests

The excessive use of force during large-scale demonstrations against food and fuel shortages in Sudan is alarming, and an infringement on the right of peaceful assembly, said UN independent experts on Friday.

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December 28, 2018 at 08:15AM
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UN calls for ‘peaceful, credible and inclusive’ election in Bangladesh

In the run-up to Sunday’s general elections in Bangladesh, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for “an environment free of violence, intimidation and coercion” to allow a “peaceful, credible and inclusive poll.”

UN calls for ‘peaceful, credible and inclusive’ election in Bangladesh
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December 27, 2018 at 07:38AM

THE COMMITTEES: General Assembly Third Committee ‘anchored’ in human rights protection

From drugs control, to indigenous people’s rights and counter-terrorism, the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee is officially known as the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee, with the full array of complex issues and challenges to mull over that its title would imply. Here’s the latest in our series of explainers on how the ideas and pledges of world leaders each September, are turned into action by Member States in the weeks after they go home.

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December 26, 2018 at 07:00PM
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CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Fighting drought with Somalia’s sand dams

The construction of sand dams which retain water above and below sand bars, is improving access to water supplies for people in Somalia as the country continues to weather periods of damaging drought.

CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Fighting drought with Somalia’s sand dams
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THE COMMITTEES: Setting out to ‘transform the world’ in the General Assembly’s Second Committee

How is the UN tackling its most ambitious and far-reaching project: the 2030 Agenda to “transform the world”? This is the mammoth responsibility of the UN’s General Assembly’s Second Committee – the body which deals with “economic and financial matters”. Here is the second in our series on what happens at the UN when the world leaders have gone home at the end of September, and the Committees get going on turning pledges and ideas into action.

THE COMMITTEES: Setting out to ‘transform the world’ in the General Assembly’s Second Committee
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UN rights expert urges full investigation into death of migrant girl, held in US

A United Nations rights expert has called for a thorough investigation into the death of a Guatemalan migrant child, while she was in the custody of United States immigration authorities.

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December 24, 2018 at 08:28AM
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Bamboo-boring beetles wreak havoc in Rohingya refugee camps, UN agency races to respond

Beset by millions of bamboo-chomping beetles, almost every shelter in the vast Rohingya refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, in Bangladesh, needs replacing. With just over four months to go until the beginning of the monsoon season, the race is on for IOM, the United Nations migration agency which is managing the camp, to provide families living in the worst-affected temporary dwellings, with new and more durable bamboo.

Bamboo-boring beetles wreak havoc in Rohingya refugee camps, UN agency races to respond
December 21, 2018 at 12:41PM : International People Search
December 21, 2018 at 12:41PM

Dozens of migrants dead and missing, adds to mounting toll off Spanish coast

A group of migrant boats stranded at sea, were rescued off the Spanish coast on Thursday, and at least 25 people are believed to be dead or missing, including a pregnant woman, the UN Refugee Agency, UNCHR, has reported.

Dozens of migrants dead and missing, adds to mounting toll off Spanish coast
December 21, 2018 at 08:00AM : International People Search
December 21, 2018 at 08:00AM