GENEVA, Switzerland, 1 January 2017 (United Nations) On his first day at the helm of the United Nations, new Secretary-General António Guterres today pledged to make 2017 a year for peace.
“On this New Year's Day, I ask all of you to join me in making one shared New Year's resolution: Let us resolve to put peace first,” said Mr. Guterres in an appeal for peace.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is concerned regarding recent instances of fraud which have affected internally displaced persons throughout Ukraine.
Several persons have recently reported to UNHCR that they have been asked to provide their banking details, or other personal details, by callers who introduced themselves fraudulently.
Kyiv, 10 December 2016. The UN launched the awareness raising campaign in Ukraine to mark the International Human Rights Day. The campaign features Ukrainian celebrities and opinion leaders appealing to learn about fundamental rights and stand up for the rights of others.
25 November 2016. GENEVA/KYIV - UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has appealed to all parties involved in the conflict in Ukraine to improve freedom of movement at check points for people living near the line of contact and to allow humanitarian aid to reach hundreds of thousands of people displaced in government and non-government controlled areas.
As a part of International initiative “16 days against gender violence” UNHCR announce a poster contest on the topic:
«Violence is not always visible»
- UNHCR, IOM, NGOs and Government partners discuss situation of minorities in Ukraine
- Joint statement of UNHCR and NGO partners on the draft law “On Temporarily Occupied Territory of Ukraine”
- UNHCR has signed a Memorandum with the Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs
- Greek heroes honoured at 2016 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award ceremony