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[Events and Updates]

New platform for family reunification in Italy: what it is and how it works

Community of Practice, the new online platform created by Save the Children, Croce Rossa Italiana and others to promote and facilitate access to family reunification, has been launched. An ...

Last update 1 Nov 2023
[Events and Updates]

UN agencies call for more collaboration over refugee, migration crisis in Americas

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have called for greater multilateral action to regularize movement across the continent of the ...

Last update 26 May 2023
World Humanitarian Day
[Events and Updates]

Memorial Ceremony at OHCHR in remembrance of those killed in the service of human rights

The high commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, made a statement on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day on August 19, recalling all the people who worked for the United Nations and ...

Last update 1 Sep 2021
OHCHR on Belarus
[Events and Updates]

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Comments on Belarus

In a note published by the High Commissioner Of Human Rights, Ms Michelle Bachelet feels deeply alarmed at the latest developments in Belarus where on 14 July the security forces carried out dozens ...

Last update 19 Aug 2021
Human rights approach needed for internally displaced people’s housing, land and property
[Events and Updates]

United Nations: Human rights approach needed for internally displaced people’s housing, land and property

The Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Cecilia Jimenez-Damary presented a report to the Human Rights Council, stating that an approach which engages ...

Last update 15 Jul 2021
Stateless people and vaccines
[Events and Updates]

UNHCR Report: stateless people could miss out on COVID-19 vaccinations

The new report published by UNHCR on the impact of COVID-19 on stateless populations, warns that the latter have experienced particularly striking vulnerabilities from the start of the pandemic, as ...

Last update 27 Jun 2021
[Events and Updates]

Council of Europe and UNHCR: new course on the Alternatives to immigration detention

On the occasion of World Refugee Day on 20 June, the Council of Europe launched a HELP/UNHCR free online course on Alternatives to Immigration Detention with the aim of supporting legal and ...

Last update 29 Jun 2020
Rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean sea
[Events and Updates]

The UN Refugee Agency expresses concern about the conversion into law of the security decree by the Italian Parliament

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned about the Italian Parliament’s decision of 5th August 2019, to convert into law a security decree that imposes more severe penalties on boats and ...

Last update 21 Aug 2019
UNHCR, Welcome Project
[Events and Updates]

UNHCR awards a recognition to Italian companies engaged in the labour inclusion of refugees

Recognizing the potential of the private sector’s active involvement in the realization of an effective inclusion of refugees in the Italian society, starting from 2017 UNHCR will award a ...

Last update 13 Aug 2019
UNHCR staff receive survivors at the dock of the Sicilian port of Messina, Sicily
[Events and Updates]

UNHCR lauds Europe’s rescue efforts in Mediterranean Sea

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has praised the rescue of around 1,500 people by the Italian Coast Guard in coordination with Frontex, the European Border and Coastguard Agency, from boats struggling ...

Last update 31 Jan 2017
A family of refugees walking and carrying all their belongings in just few bags
[Institutional Contents]

Presentation of the book: “L’ultimo lenzuolo bianco. L’inferno e il cuore dell’Afghanistan”

On 20 June, at 15.30, the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padua hosts a meeting with Farhad Bitani, a former captain of the Afghan Army and today a political refugee for the presentation of ...

Last update 8 Apr 2016