Archive for February 20th, 2020

20/02/2020

The International Organization for Migration Calls on World Community, Including EU, for Urgent Action to Find Alternatives to Disembarkation in Libya

Geneva (IOM)* – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on 19 February 2-2o called on the international community including the European Union to find an alternative safe disembarkation mechanism for migrants rescued fleeing Libya by boat after roughly 200 migrants were returned to Tripoli, hours after the city’s main port was heavily shelled on Tuesday [18 February 2020].

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IOM Libya staff assist migrants at a disembarkation point in Tripoli. Photo credit: IOM 2020

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20/02/2020

“Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice” – World Day

Two people in an extremely impoverished rural area in Brazil.
Two people in an extremely impoverished rural area in Brazil. ©J. Ripper/ILO

For the United Nations, the pursuit of social justice for all is at the core of our global mission to promote development and human dignity.

The adoption by the International Labour Organization of the Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization is just one recent example of the UN System’s commitment to social justice.

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20/02/2020

Raise Your Voice on Social Justice Day

Human Wrongs Watch

If the future is going to work for everyone, it will mean putting people and planet first. But how? Tell policymakers what you think!

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20 February 2020 (ILO)* — On Social Justice Day 2020  the ILO is asking you why the future of work should put people and planet first?
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The ILO believes the only way we are going to achieve social justice, tackle inequality, reduce poverty and address climate change, is if we put people and planet first.
20/02/2020

Malnutrition, Disease, Floods, Droughts and Displacement in Niger Put 3 Million People, Half of Them Children, in Need of Humanitarian Assistance – UNICEF

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — Malnutrition, disease, floods, droughts and displacement in Niger have put nearly three million people, more than half of them children, in need of humanitarian assistance, UNICEF on 19 February 2020 said, calling for increased attention to their plight.

©UNICEF/Vincent Tremeau| Nearly three million people in Niger, of whom more than half are children, need humanitarian assistance.
Exacerbated by instability in the region that has led to an influx of thousands of refugees, returnees, internally displaced persons and migrants, simultaneous emergencies are stretching the capacities of humanitarian partners to respond.
20/02/2020

‘Not a Single Country’ Does Enough to Help Children Flourish: Health Experts

Human Wrongs Watch

19 February 2020 (UN News)* — The world’s survival depends on children being able to flourish, but no country is doing enough to give them a sustainable future, dozens of highly respected international health experts on 19 February 2020.

© UNICEF/Sebastian Rich | Five-year-old Kiara makes a sale in a commuter train car in Buenos Aires, the capital. She has been working in the Subte, the city’s mass transit system, selling hairpins and other cheap goods, since she was three years old.

In a UN-backed report assessing the capacity of 180 countries to ensure that their youngsters can survive and thrive, the authors highlight numerous “immediate” threats to their health, environment and opportunities.

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