News on Migration

19 September 2016
News
A ground-breaking declaration on the rights of migrants and refugees was adopted today at the United Nations General Assembly. © UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Global leaders broke new ground today with a historic agreement that “rallies all partners around collective commitments to protect the human rights of all refugees and migrants,” said United... Read more
23 May 2016
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The world is currently facing its worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, due to conflicts, persecutions and natural disasters intensified by climate change. And tens of millions... Read more
16 March 2016
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York – “When there is armed conflict, it is often more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier,” said Susana Camarero Benitez, Spain’s Secretary of State for Equality and Social Services, during an... Read more
1 March 2016
News
TABANOVCE, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – On a bleak, cold day in late February, hundreds of refugees, bundled in winter coats and carrying bulging bags and baskets, stream into the Tebanovce transit centre... Read more
9 July 2015
News
Refugees at a temporary shelter in Aceh, Indonesia. They are part of a group of migrants who spent months on a boat, adrift at sea. © UNFPA Indonesia/Sandra Siagian
KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia – Montas spent the first months of her pregnancy at sea, crowded onto a boat with hundreds of other migrants. The passengers had set out to find a better life – perhaps in Malaysia or Australia... Read more
7 April 2014
News
A surgical ward in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo credit: Robin Hammond/Panos Pictures
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Twenty years ago, the international community gathered in Cairo, Egypt, to explore how the world was changing and how those changes were affecting the most vulnerable. At the 1994 meeting, the... Read more
10 January 2014
In the News
While China is relaxing its one-child policy, Ethiopia, one of the most heavily populated countries in Africa, is moving in the opposite direction. Recently, Bloomberg's Carole Zimmer received a fellowship grant to... Read more
26 June 2013
In the News
CAIRO — Two decades of modest advances in women’s health and reproductive rights in the Middle East and north Africa have come under threat by conservative religious forces, the UN’s organisation promoting family... Read more
15 October 2012
In the News
UNITED NATIONS, New York --- The United Nations today marked the first International Day of the Girl Child by calling for an end to child marriage, and stressing education as one of the best strategies for protecting... Read more
4 October 2012
In the News
LAHORE --- Muhammad Shahzad Khan, the 27-year-old founder and executive director of Chanan Development Association, told an audience of 500 in New York that young people in Pakistan are ready to make their society... Read more

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