11 December 2018

UN and partners launch plan to support Syrian refugees and countries hosting them as number of Syrian refugee new-borns reaches one million mark

Amman/Geneva, 11 December 2018 - United Nations Agencies and NGO partners today released the 2019-2020 Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), a USD 5.5 billion plan designed to support national efforts in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq deal with the continued impact of the Syria crisis. These neighboring countries have remained incredibly generous [...]

10 December 2018

Governments adopt UN global migration pact to help ‘prevent suffering and chaos’

10 December 2018 - Speaking at the opening intergovernmental session, Mr. Guterres, said that the Compact provides a platform for “humane, sensible, mutually beneficial action” resting on two “simple ideas”. “Firstly, that migration has always been with us, but should be managed and safe; second, that national policies are far more likely to succeed [...]

10 December 2018

Worldwide UN family celebrates enduring universal values of human rights

10 December 2018 - Speaking in Marrakesh, where over 160 Governments signed up to the first-ever global migration pact on Monday, UN chief António Guterres said that the Compact is an important step towards safety and dignity for millions of people which “sets out in practical terms how Member States and other stakeholders can respect, protect and fulfil [...]

7 December 2018

First group of refugees evacuated from new departure facility in Libya

Geneve 6 December 2018 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in coordination with Libyan authorities, evacuated 133 refugees from Libya to Niger today after hosting them at a Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF) in Tripoli which opened on Tuesday. Most evacuees, including 81 women and children, were previously detained in Libya. After securing their [...]

27 November 2018

UNOPS and Vinnova launch new global innovation centre in Sweden

Copenhagen, 27 November 2018 - The UNOPS Global Innovation Centre will attract and develop startups that successfully contribute to a sustainable society. Located in the Ideon Science Park in Lund, the centre’s focus area will be on cutting-edge and disruptive technology based on engineering, mathematics, medicine, physics and science, which can have a positive [...]

26 November 2018

As global mobilizations soar, UN Women brings survivors of violence and advocates to centre stage during the global “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence” campaign

Copenhagen, 22 November 2018 — Global movements such as “#MeToo”, “#TimesUp”, “#BalanceTonPorc”, “#NiUnaMenos”, “#HollaBack!” and “#TotalShutdown” and corporate walk-outs in recent times have exposed the magnitude of violence against women and girls and how often it is normalized. While research shows that violence against women and girls affects one in three women worldwide and that [...]

23 November 2018

Film Screening and Debate on Modern Slavery

To mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN City and UNDP in collaboration with The WHY Foundation set focus on modern slavery - one of today’s gravest violation of human rights. It is estimated that over 40 million people are enslaved in one form or another, and the vast majority [...]

22 November 2018

Celebrating success and inspiring progress on World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse

19 November 2018 - In the WHO European Region, it is estimated that 55 million children are subject to some form of violence each year. The consequences are devastating to the physical and mental health of affected individuals, and result in substantial and avoidable health-care costs throughout the life-course.On World Day for the Prevention of [...]