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08. – POPULATION

WORLD BANK / BAN KI-MOON ENDING POVERTY

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim urged young people globally to start a social movement to end poverty at an event in Washington DC. WORLD BANK

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / ELIASSON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said that major progress has taken place since the landmark Cairo population conference in 1994, but that major challenges remain. He said that gender equality and the empowerment of women are gaining ground worldwide "yet, in the midst of this human progress, the continued exclusion of some groups and the potential for [...]

7 Apr 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / SYRIAN REFUGEES HOUSING CRISIS

Almost four in five Syrian refugees in Jordan live outside the formal camps, but only get a fraction of the international attention given to Za’atari camp in northern Jordan.  UNHCR

22 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UNHCR / MIGRANTS RESCUE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

In 2013, over 600,000 asylum seekers have asked for protection around the world, one third of them in Europe. Germany thus became the largest asylum seekers recipient country in the developed world. UNHCR

21 Mar 2014 | Read More »

OHCHR / PALESTINE RICHARD FALK

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Palestinian territories Richard Falk, who is ending his six-year assignment,  expressed mixed reactions to the progress of the conflict in the region. OHCHR

20 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / CHILDREN JUSTICE

The Human Rights Council have held an interactive dialog with the Special Representatives on violence against children and on children in armed conflict yesterday (12 March) in Geneva. Among other things, it has been highlighted that "children have a right to access justice in a system that is sensitive to their rights". OHCHR

13 Mar 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / IDENTITY CARDS

Without a functioning government during the two decades of civil war, many Somalis had to acquire fake identity cards and passports through the back alleys of the infamous Bakara market, a system known as "Abdallah Shideeye" or the counterfeiter. The country now has a functional government with institutions working at protecting the Somali identity. AU [...]

15 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT LAUNCH

Top United Nations officials stressed that while nearly 1 billion people have escaped extreme poverty in the past 20 years and child and maternal mortality have been cut by almost one half, much more work remains to be done to address inequalities and ensure the rights and dignity of all, especially women and children.

12 Feb 2014 | Read More »

NY / DATA SOWC

Interview with UNICEF's Chief of Data and Analytics, Tessa Wardlaw, on the importance of data in making progress for children and exposing unequal access to services and protections. Today is the launch of the “State of the World's Children 2014 in Numbers".  UNTV / RECENT / FILE

30 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / BIRTH REGISTRATION REPORT ADVANCER

UNICEF released a new report showing that the births of nearly 230 million children under-five have never been registered; approximately 1 in 3 of all children under-five around the world. UNICEF

11 Dec 2013 | Read More »

 

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