New York Declaration Current Affairs - 2019

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Tanzania withdraws from UN refugee programme

Tanzania has announced its withdrawal of United Nation’s “Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework” citing security reasons and lack of funds. Tanzania has long been considered as safe haven for refugees, particularly from conflict hit Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi. Background Earlier in January 2018, Tanzania had informed United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Read More…

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18 December: International Migrants Day

The United Nations (UN) International Migrants Day is observed every year on December 18 to rcreate awareness about the protection and safety of the migrants. It also recognize efforts, contributions and rights of workers and members of their families worldwide. The theme for year 2017 is “Safe Migration in a World on the Move”. Protection Read More…

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US withdraws from UN Global Compact on Migration

The United States has pulled out of UN Global Compact on Migration. It has argued that Obama-era negotiated UN compact process deal contains numerous provisions that inconsistent with country’s immigration and refugee policies and Trump Administration’s immigration principles. Key Facts US under Trump administration has pulled out of several global commitments including UNESCO, UN cultural Read More…

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World leaders adopt New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants at UNGA

World   leaders have adopted New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The declaration expresses the political will of world leaders to protect the rights of refugees and migrants to save lives and share responsibility for large movements on a global scale. By adopting it UN member states are Read More…

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