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JORDAN / WMD EXERCISE

The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) is conducting the "largest ever" Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) exercise in Jordan’s desert to develop its "On Site Inspection" capabilities for when the Treaty comes into force. CTBTO

17 Nov 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / JACQUES ROGGE

The UN Special Envoy for Youth Refugees and Sport and former head of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge visited the Azraq refugee camp and met Syrian refugees to raise awareness of the condition of youth refugees and the positive impact of sport on their wellbeing. Over half of the population of Azraq camp are [...]

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / MIGRANTS HUMAN RIGHTS

The Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, François Crépeau, expressed concern over the situation of Syrian and other refugees, saying that "there is little appetite, especially in the global north, for resettling these people who have fled a bloody civil war." Crépeau also spoke about the situation of the World Cup sites workforce in [...]

24 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GA / DEBATE 2

The leaders of Qatar, Egypt, Jordan and France have called on the international community to stand fight the global threat posed by terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. Speaking before the General Assembly in New York, French President François Hollande said that France will “never give in to blackmail, to pressure, to barbaric acts,” soon after the [...]

24 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / AL-HUSSEIN CEREMONY

Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein ofJordanwas sworn-in today at a ceremony at UN headquarters inNew Yorkas the new High Commissioner for Human Rights, succeeding Navi Pillay ofSouth Africa. UNIFEED-UNTV

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / ERBIL AIRLIFT

In response to the deteriorating situation in northern Iraq, UNHCR launched its largest aid pushes aimed at helping nearly half a million people who have been forced to flee their homes. UNHCR

20 Aug 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / GUTERRES VISIT

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres paid a visit to a Syrian refugee family living in the Jordanian capital Amman. The family is headed by a single woman, 59-year-old Awah. A new UNHCR report reveals more than 145,000 Syrian refugee families in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq headed by lone women.  They face a [...]

8 Jul 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / REFUGEE ART ADVANCER WORLD REFUGEE DAY

UNHCR has invited young refugees to paint their messages on a tent for the world to see. This tent, along with three others painted across the country, will be pitched as part of an exhibition marking World Refugee Day. UNHCR

18 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GA / PRINCE ZEID RA'AD ZEID AL HUSSEIN

Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al Hussein was officially appointed by the 193-Nation UN General Assembly to become the next United Nations human rights chief in Geneva. UNIFEED-UNTV/FILE

16 Jun 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / SYRIA BOY CANCER

Sameh is a 14-year-old Syrian boy living with brain cancer as a refugee in Jordan. He has had multiple surgeries to remove a tumor while in the camp – his uncle says he lives without fear.  UNHCR  

30 May 2014 | Read More »

 

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