New Salvadorian law, a victory for forced displacement victims: UN refugee agency  

A new law in El Salvador opens a door for tens of thousands of forced displacement victims in the country to access to life-saving humanitarian assistance and have their basic rights restored, hailed the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Friday.

New Salvadorian law, a victory for forced displacement victims: UN refugee agency  
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Protecting refugees in Europe: UNHCR calls for a ‘year of change’

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is calling on the European Union (EU) to make 2020 “the year of change for robust refugee protection”. On Thursday, the agency issued a set of new recommendations, as Croatia and German preside over the EU Council during the next 12 months.

Protecting refugees in Europe: UNHCR calls for a ‘year of change’
January 09, 2020 at 10:39AM : International People Search
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‘Unprecedented terrorist violence’ in West Africa, Sahel region

The top UN official in West Africa and the Sahel updated the Security Council on Wednesday, describing an “unprecedented” rise in terrorist violence across the region.

‘Unprecedented terrorist violence’ in West Africa, Sahel region
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January 08, 2020 at 10:22AM

UN chief monitoring Venezuela developments ‘with concern’

The latest twist in Venezuela’s ongoing political crisis “make urgently needed dialogue even more difficult to achieve”, the UN Secretary-General has said.

UN chief monitoring Venezuela developments ‘with concern’
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January 07, 2020 at 08:23AM

Monday’s Daily Brief: Geopolitical strife, Australia bushfires, Burkina Faso, Cambodia updates

Monday’s top stories include: UN chief’s call for de-escalation in global tensions; UNICEF offers help as Australia bushfires continue to rage; condolences following Burkina Faso bus explosion; new shipping regulation to boost health of people and planet; and ILO responds to deadly Cambodia building collapse.

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January 06, 2020 at 01:49PM
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FIRST PERSON: Cajun cuisine feeds expanding business

The International Labour Organization (ILO) marked its centenary in 2019 and as part of the commemoration has launched a photography project called “Dignity at Work: The American Experience” to document the working life of people across the United States. UN News joined the ILO on a visit to the southern US state of Louisiana.

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January 04, 2020 at 01:30PM
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World Braille Day marks key communication tool for millions

Being marked for only the second time ever, World Braille Day on Saturday raises awareness of the importance of the tactile global communication system which helps enable blind and visually impaired people, to realize their full human rights.

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January 03, 2020 at 08:30PM
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Libya: UN refugee agency deeply concerned by shelling near Tripoli facility

Shelling near a major facility run by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday, has sparked the deep concern for the safety of refugees and asylum seekers there.

Libya: UN refugee agency deeply concerned by shelling near Tripoli facility
January 03, 2020 at 08:26AM : International People Search
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FROM THE FIELD: Bangladesh’s bamboo boom

More than 24 million bamboo poles have been harvested for construction projects in the enormous refugee settlement in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, thanks, in part, to support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM). 

FROM THE FIELD: Bangladesh’s bamboo boom
December 31, 2019 at 09:20PM : International People Search
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Finding common ground in East Africa, a UN Resident Coordinator blog

Together, Kenya and Uganda kick-start a Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by partnering with the UN to address challenges that transcend country borders.  By Siddharth Chatterjee (Kenya RC) and Rosa Malango (Uganda RC)

 

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