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16 March 2018

UN launches 2018 appeal for Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshi host communities: Joint UNHCR/IOM Press Release

16 March 2018 - United Nations agencies and NGO partners today released the 2018 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis, a US$951 million appeal to meet the urgent needs of nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees and more than 330,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis in the communities hosting them. Over the months since the outset [...]

14 March 2018

Procurement that creates positive change

Copenhagen, March 14, 2018: The United Nations annual procurement volume of $18 billion USD not only creates change for the world's poor, benefiting from purchased vaccine, contraception, emergency shelters, etc.; the United Nations also influences the supplier market in a positive direction. When the United Nations system collaborates on purchasing goods and services, lower [...]

12 March 2018

Remarks on International Women’s Day 2018 – Secretary-General António Guterres

8 March 2018 -  Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear friends, I am delighted to be with you to celebrate the activism and transformative power of women and girls. We are at a pivotal moment for women’s rights. For decades, women have been calling for the equality that is their right. And today, they are [...]

9 March 2018

Marking International Women’s Day, third and final session of the UN Women and BCG Gender Diversity Roundtable

UN City Copenhagen, 9 March 2018 - Yesterday, marking International Women's Day, the third and final session of Gender Diversity Roundtable (GDR) took place in UN City Copenhagen. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and UN Women Nordic Office have with this initiative brought together 15 Danish CEOs and leaders from both the Danish private sector, [...]

9 March 2018

Syria conflict at 7 years: “a colossal human tragedy”

Beirut/Geneva, 9 March 2018 - The relentless suffering of Syrian civilians marks a shameful failure of political will and a new low in Syria’s long-running conflict, which this month reaches a depressing seventh anniversary, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Friday. “This seven-year war has left a colossal human tragedy [...]

7 March 2018

Her Turn: UNHCR report reveals critical gap in education for refugee girls

Geneva, 7 March 2018 - “Her Turn”, a new report from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, reveals that refugee girls at secondary level are only half as likely to enrol in school as their male peers, even though girls make up half of the school-age refugee population. Access to education is a fundamental human [...]

6 March 2018

25 million child marriages prevented in last decade due to accelerated progress, according to new UNICEF estimates

New York, 6 March 2018 – The prevalence of child marriage is decreasing globally with several countries seeing significant reductions in recent years, UNICEF said today. Overall, the proportion of women who were married as children decreased by 15 per cent in the last decade, from 1 in 4 to approximately 1 in 5. South [...]

5 March 2018

Joint AU – EU – UN Taskforce Assists 16,000 People

Brussels, 5 March 2018 –  The International Organization for Migration (IOM) assisted 15,000 migrants to return to their homes from Libya through the voluntary humanitarian returns programme, with the support of the European Union and the active cooperation of the African Union. On its side, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has evacuated over 1,300 refugees [...]