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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 3

Turkish President Erdogan stressed that it has received more than 150,000 Syrian refugees in the last five days and said that Turkey is “one of the most generous countries in the world.” Speaking at the General Assembly in New York, Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez briefed about the financial obstacles facing her country and noted the room [...]

24 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / MIGRANT HUMAN RIGHTS

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said that the people smugglers who allegedly sank a migrant boat in the Mediterranean last week - causing the death of 300 to 500 people -must be brought to justice and urged Egypt and other North African and European states to carry out a thorough investigation and to do [...]

19 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA/ IOM MIGRANT DEATHS

The International Organization for Migration is calling for a comprehensive approach to migration management following the death of 30 Haitian migrants at sea earlier this week off the Bahamas.  CH UNTV  

29 Nov 2013 | Read More »

GA / MIGRATION WRAP

As the General Assembly High-level Dialogue on Migration and Development opened today in New York, the Special Rapporteur on the protection of migrants, Francois Crepeau, told reporters that "treating irregular migration only by repressive measures" will produce tragedies such as the sinking yesterday of a boat carrying hundreds of migrants off the coast of Lampedusa. [...]

3 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / LAMPEDUSA BOAT ACCIDENT

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) expressed shock at the capsizing of a boat off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa which has reportedly led to the death of over 90 African migrants. UNHCR

3 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / IOM MIGRATION REPORT

The Head of Research of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that "only a minority" of migrants worldwide, about 40 percent, migrate from south to north. Laczko was discussing the findings of the World Migration Report 2013: Migrant Well-Being and Development, launched this week by IOM in Geneva. CH UNTV

13 Sep 2013 | Read More »

UN / MIGRATION STATISTICS

More people than ever are living abroad according to new data presented by the United Nations today, with an estimated 232 million international migrants. UNTV

11 Sep 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / MIGRATION

The UN human rights office called for a review on how irregular migrants are treated. UN Human Rights head Navi Pillay described this category of migrants as "largely an invisible population," who are denied rights and freedoms and are taken for granted. OHCHR  

4 Sep 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / MIGRANTS

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights of migrants, Françios Crepeau, has called on European governments to desist from detaining irregular migrants if they have not committed any crime. OHCHR

29 May 2013 | Read More »

 

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