On 1 August 2020, ten years after the adoption of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, HI applauds the success achieved and calls on states to renew their commitment towards victims and to foster universalization efforts.
Today, 28 July 2020, the Yemeni disability rights activist Dr. Raja Abdullah Almasabi, chairwoman of the Arab Human Rights Foundation in Yemen, has briefed the United Nations Security Council on the situation of persons with disabilities in Yemen.
A few months after the fourth Review Conference of the Mine Ban Treaty and in the lead up of the Second Review Conference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, HI, as a member of the informal gender and mine working group, continues furthering gender and diversity in disarmament discussions.
The Syrian INGO Regional Forum (SIRF), the NGO Forum, the Syrian Networks League (SNL), and the Syrian NGO Alliance (SNA) share their concern regarding the UN Security Council’s resolution 2504/2165.
On Wednesday 1 July, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2532 (2020) calling for the immediate end of hostilities and for a humanitarian pause for at least 90 days, in order to enable the provision of humanitarian assistance in response to COVID-19.
International agencies call for Brussels Conference to address fall-out from the pandemic.
Based on interviews with people that are displaced both in- and outside of Syria, 50 Syrian and International NGOs, including HI, published the report “Into the unknown: Listening to Syria’s displaced in the search for durable solutions”.
The United Nations Security Council has until July 10 to renew the Syria cross-border resolution, which ensures lifesaving UN aid reaches over four million Syrians living in areas outside of the Government of Syria’s control.
Today, UNESCO launched the 2020 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, specifically addressing inclusion in education. In line with the recommendations of this Report, HI calls on governments and development actors to concentrate increased efforts on those excluded because of their identity, background or ability.