13 October 2017

Chile becomes latest country to resettle Syrian refugees

Geneva, 13 October 2017 - Chile has become the newest country to be resettling Syrian refugees. Sixty-six Syrians (32 children, 16 women and 18 men) arrived there yesterday from Lebanon, as part of a refugee resettlement programme led by the Chilean government with the support of the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR. In Santiago the [...]

11 October 2017

Girls speak out on inequality

United Nations, New York – Despite years of efforts and advances, full gender equality has yet to be realized. There is not one country in the world free of gender-based violence or discrimination. And in too many places, the burdens of inequality fall hardest on the youngest. Around the world, as girls approach puberty, they find themselves increasingly [...]

9 October 2017

Visit UN City on Culture Night 2017

On October 13, UN City welcomes the public on Culture Night 2017. This year you can experience several activities in our green and platinum LEED certified building. The program is as follows: 18.00-22.00: The Journey to the Global Goals With a plane ticket in hand, the participants will visit different regions of the world located [...]

9 October 2017

UNHCR brings help to refugees and migrants impacted by fierce fighting in Sabratha

Geneva, 9 October 2017 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, delivered today a first batch of humanitarian assistance to refugees and migrants stranded in Sabratha, a city located some 80 km west of Tripoli and which has been the theater of three weeks of fierce fighting. “The situation remains very fragile and we are [...]

6 October 2017

Barbershop Conference at UN City on 12 October 2017

The Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) has teamed up with UN Women to host a Barbershop Conference in Copenhagen for a forward-looking exchange on how male and female leaders can work together to achieve gender equality at work and in the home. The event follows the success of previous Barbershop events, including at the [...]

6 October 2017

Humanitarian hotline logs 100,000th call from displaced Iraqis

6 October 2017 - Since the beginning of 2014, conflict in Iraq has led to the unprecedented displacement of more than 3.3 million people, a number expected to increase by the end of 2017. Based in Erbil, the Iraq IIC is an inter-agency hotline that provides information on humanitarian assistance to displaced families, enabling [...]

5 October 2017

UNHCR’s Volker Turk warns of threats to global asylum environment in key address

Geneva, 5 October 2017 - Violations of international refugee law, such as attacks by troops and families being driven back across borders, jeopardized the safety of people fleeing for their lives in 2017, UNHCR’s international protection chief said today. In a key annual address to the UN Refugee Agency’s annual Executive Committee meeting in [...]

4 October 2017

Invitation to UNFPA Seminar on 25 October: SRHRincrisis

Join a discussion with experts from the field How do we ensure the protection of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls in the ongoing humanitarian situation in Yemen and Iraq? In Yemen, millions of people continue to face a triple tragedy from the spectre of famine, the world’s largest [...]

4 October 2017

Opening remarks at press encounter on trip to hurricane-ravaged Antigua, Barbuda and Dominica

4 October 2017 Secretary-General António Guterres Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you very much for your presence and it is indeed good to see you again. As you know, we are coming off a jam-packed High-level week and opening of the General Assembly. Some of the most important speeches during that period came from the [...]