Daily Archives: September 7, 2015

South Sudan: Protection site for foreigners closes

7 Sep 2015 Listen / Conflict in South Sudan displaced many people, including foreigners. This file photo shows internally displaced persons in Unity State. Photo: UNHCR A deadline has passed for more than 200 foreigners to leave a UN-run protection facility in the capital of South Sudan. They were among the scores of people escaping

Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 6 September 2015

  This report is for the media and the general public. The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements”. Its monitoring was restricted by the parties and security considerations*. The SMM recorded an increase in the number of ceasefire violations compared to previous days in Donetsk

Migration challenge

Refugees form a specific type of migration, and the current wave comes at a time when public attention has been focused on migration more broadly, including economic migration.  In general, heated debates about migration are often tainted by clichés: that immigrants steal jobs or free ride on social benefits, for instance, or that they are

Deforestation slows, &#39but we need to do better&#39 on sustainable forest use &#8211 UN agriculture chief

7 September 2015 – While the world’s forests continue to shrink as populations increase and woodlands are converted to agriculture and other uses, over the past 25 years, the rate of net global deforestation has slowed down by more than 50 per cent, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a report