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Presser by The Elders at United Nations

May 10, 2017 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, May 09 2017 – Press briefing by representatives of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders working together for peace and human rights today at the UN Headquarters in New York. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway and Deputy Chair of the Elders, addressing journalists. She is flanked by fellow Elders Lakhdar Brahimi (left), former Joint Arab League-UN Special Representative for Syria; and Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former High UN Commissioner for Human Rights. Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire United Nations, May 09 2017 Speaking to reporters in New York today [Read More]

Philippe Lazzarini

May 5, 2017 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, 05 May 2017 – Presser by Philippe Lazzarini, Deputy Special Coordinator for Lebanon and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon today at the UN Headquarters in New York. Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire United Nationa, May 05 2017 UN humanitarian coordinator for Lebanon Philippe Lazzarini said signs of “hospitality fatigue” were emerging in the country after showing the world what hospitality and solidarity “is all about” in hosting Syrian refugees. Speaking to reporters in New York today, Lazzarini said Lebanon was hosting the highest number of refugees per capita in the region and creating a large demographic [Read More]

Secretary-General’s message on World Refugee Day

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New York, 20 June 2015 On this World Refugee Day, let us remember the plight of the millions of people worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict and persecution.  At the end of 2014, 59.5 million persons – the highest number on record – were forcibly displaced around the globe.  This means that one in every 122 human beings today is either a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum. The ongoing conflict in Syria, as well as crises in Iraq, Ukraine, South Sudan, Central African Republic, northeastern Nigeria and parts of Pakistan, have led to a [Read More]

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