Day: August 15, 2019

Irish donation ensures the participation of displaced women in AU activities

The support of the Irish government was instrumental in the recent success of a meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which brought together 15 refugee and returnee women from nine African countries to discuss the challenges they faced from forcible displacement. This meeting and others this year, will give forcibly displaced women a voice to discuss …

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Regional agencies discuss Global Compact progress ahead of maiden Global Refugee Forum

NAIROBI, Kenya – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, together with regional partners, donors, governments, the private sector and UN agencies in the East, Horn and Great lakes regions of Africa, met to discuss progress on the Global Compact on Refugees, six months after its affirmation by the UN General Assembly last year. The meeting was …

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Human Rights Council holds panel discussion on the rights of older women and their economic empowerment

GENEVA (28 June 2019) – The Human Rights Council this morning held the second part of its annual discussion on the human rights of women, with a panel on the rights of older women and their economic empowerment.  The Council also heard addresses by Mbella Mbella Lejeune, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cameroon, Alexander Schallenberg, …

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Human Rights Council holds an interactive dialogue with Special Rapporteurs on violence against women

GENEVA (27 June 2019) – The Human Rights Council this afternoon held a clustered interactive dialogue with Dubravka Šimonović, Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, and Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children.  Ms. Šimonović said that her thematic report analysed 25 years of the …

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Human Rights Council holds a panel discussion on women’s rights and climate change: climate action, good practices

The Human Rights Council this afternoon held a panel discussion women’s rights and climate change: climate action, good practices and lessons learned. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that across the planet, the climate crisis was stripping people of their rights and identity, and even in some cases, their homes, countries …

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Twenty-third session of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee taking place in Geneva

he Human Rights Council Advisory Committee will hold its twenty-third session from 22 to 26 July 2019 in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Chamber (Room XX) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Over the course of the one-week-session, the Committee’s independent experts will finalise a number of studies and reports, and begin …

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