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24 February 2017

UNDP’s support to the peace process in Colombia

In 2016 Columbian president - Jose Manuel Santos - won the Nobel Peace Prize for securing peace following one of the longest and deadliest civil wars in the world. The peace process in Columbia was supported by the UN. The civil war between the Columbian government and the Marxist guerrilla group FARC-EP has lasted more [...]

21 February 2017

Yemen’s Brutal Conflict Pushing One Million Displaced to Return to Danger

Geneva, 21 February 2017 Unabated conflict and rapidly deteriorating conditions across Yemen are pushing millions of displaced Yemenis further into danger and adversity, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, warned today following the release of the latest data on the country’s displacement crisis. Since the beginning of the conflict in [...]

20 February 2017

Severe food shortages hit Africa’s refugees hard – UNHCR and WFP warn

Geneva, 20 February 2017 The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, are very concerned that critical shortages in food assistance are affecting some 2 million refugees in 10 countries across Africa. The shortages could worsen in coming months without new resources to [...]

16 February 2017

UN City hosts Social Media Week with presentations by WFP, UNHCR and UNICEF Denmark

Social Media Week (SMW) is a leading news platform and worldwide conference that curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture around the world. Human connectivity is changing rapidly and SMW seeks to understand how humanity and technology will come together to change [...]

15 February 2017

UN Women launches initiative for reforming gender-discriminatory laws

New York, 14 February 2017 - A new partnership focused on reforming gender-discriminatory laws was unveiled today at an event co-hosted by UN Women, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Equality Now, in New York. The “Roadmap for Substantive Equality: 2030” aims at repealing or amending laws that discriminate against women and girls, and ensuring that [...]

13 February 2017

On Valentine’s Day, say #IDONT

United Nations/Kapilvastu/Erbil – “I’ve been married for five years – since I was 12 – but I haven’t gone to live with my husband yet,” said Rupali Kurmi, from Kapilvastu district, in Nepal. “That’s happening in about three weeks’ time.” This Valentine’s Day, for its annual #IDONT campaign, UNFPA is partnering with artists to raise [...]

3 February 2017

SDSN Youth launches the first edition of the Youth Solutions Report to provide solutions to address global problems

New York, January 31 2017 - The first edition of the Youth Solutions Report, which identifies 50 youth-led projects aiming to solve the world’s toughest problems, was released today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The report, produced by the youth initiative of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Youth) identifies and celebrates [...]

3 February 2017

Joint UNHCR and IOM Statement on Addressing Migration and Refugee Movements along the Central Mediterranean

Europe and Central Asia, 2 February 2017 - Ahead of the informal meeting of the European Council in Valletta tomorrow, we call on European leaders to take decisive action to address the tragic loss of life on the Central Mediterranean route and the deplorable conditions for migrants and refugees in Libya. To better protect refugees [...]

2 February 2017

UNHCR gravely concerned by intensified hostilities in Al Mokha affecting Yemeni civilians

Geneva, 1 February 2017 - UNHCR is deeply concerned about the plight of thousands of Yemeni civilians fleeing or caught up in heavy confrontations between the warring parties in the Red Sea districts of Al Mokha and Dhubab in Taizz governorate. Owing to ongoing military operations impeding humanitarian access, comprehensive displacement data is currently difficult to [...]

31 January 2017

Danish private sector hires refugees – because it’s good business

January 30, 2017 - The private sector plays a key role in providing opportunities for refugees. From employment, integration and business opportunities, to providing critical goods and services. In Denmark, refugees are offered paid internships in different industries through a state-funded programme that consists of work, Danish language classes and on-the-job training. Denmark’s biggest hospital laundry, [...]