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Mohamad Al Jounde honoured with International Children’s Peace Prize 2017

Mohamad Al Jounde (16) from Syria has been honoured with the International Children’s Peace Prize 2017 for his efforts to ensure the rights of Syrian refugee children. Al Jounde, a refugee of the Syrian civil war, set up a school together with his family in a Lebanese refugee camp that currently provides 200 children with ..

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US withdraws from United Nations’ Global Compact on Migration

The United States has pulled out from the UN Global Compact on Migration as it does not meet the policies and principles of the Donald Trump administration. The US has been a part of the non-binding New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants since it was unanimously adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2016. ..

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UNHCR to get 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award Award for social justice

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been named as the recipient of the Harmony Foundation’s 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice as an acknowledgement of its exceptional work worldwide. The award will be presented to the UNHCR on December 10, 2017. The UNHCR provides humanitarian aid to innumerable people internally ..

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The 2017 International Day of Older Persons observed 1 October

The International Day of Older Persons is observed every year on October 1, 2017 to raise awareness about issues affecting the elderly, such as senescence and elder abuse. The 2017 theme “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society” will explore effective means of promoting and strengthening the ..

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The United Nations’ International Day of Peace on 21 September

The United Nations’ International Day of Peace is observed every year on September 21 to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. This year, in 2017, the day will focus on engaging and mobilizing people throughout the world to show support for refugees and migrants. Its messages will be ..

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Record Aid Appeal of $22.7 billion by UN for 2017

In a record appeal, the UN has expressed need for $22.7 billion to cover humanitarian projects of relief which will cover 93 million people across 33 countries. The appeal has shown the state of humanitarian crisis prevalent in the world. The massive need has not been seen ever since World War II and has been ..

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