Lost Generations - Children and Youth in Refugee Crises
On February 10th, the German UN Youth Delegates organized a panel discussion at the German Mission to shed light on the vulnerability of children and youth in the context of the ongoing refugee crisis. More than 30 million youth under the age of 18 are currently displaced on the global scale, commonly suffering from physical and psychological trauma which persists long after they have fled their homes. The immense scale of violence and unrest in Syria may result in a lost generation in the long term. In order to combat this effect, this side event highlighted the importance of stabilizing measures and prospects for a brighter future for children and youth seeking refuge.
Donor Conference in London: Support for Syria and its Neighbors
The international community is to provide a total of some 11 billion US dollars to help resolve the refugee crisis in Syria and its neighbouring countries. Germany will contribute 2.3 billion euros between now and 2018, announced Chancellor Angela Merkel at a donor conference in London. Germany will significantly increase its contribution to resolving the situation in and around Syria. The Chancellor announced that a total of 2.3 billion euros will be made available between now and 2018.
Donor conference in London: Eleven billion dollars for Syrian refugees
Panel Discussion on Human Rights and the Security Council
On January 29, the German Mission and the Mission of France to the United Nations jointly organized a panel discussion on the linkages between peace and security and respect for human rights. The discussion was based on the recently published research report put together by Security Council Report and funded by Germany: “Human Rights and the Security Council – an Evolving Role”. This new publication provides an overview and in-depth analysis on the Security Council’s evolving role in addressing grave human rights situations of international concern. Click below for a full PDF-Version of the report:
Sixth Meeting of Group of Friends of UN Police
On January 29, the Group of Friends of UN Police met for the sixth time at the German Mission to follow up on the Secretary-General’s implementation report regarding the Peace Operations Review. It was the first meeting with the Core Review Team co-chaired by Ms. Hilde F. Johnson of Norway and Ambassador Abdallah Wafy of Niger, tasked with drafting an external review of the Police Division’s functions, structure and capacity. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson attended the event and delivered opening remarks, pointing to the essential role of UN Police in conflict prevention and post-conflict action.
Photo Gallery: 6th Meeting of Group of Friends of UN Police