Tag Archives: Collective Responsibility
29 May 2015
The UN Secretary-General emphasised the importance of addressing the challenge of migration, in the Mediterranean and in Southeast Asia, in his speech to the European Parliament in Brussels. Around 1,800 had drowned in the Mediterranean this year already, which was a 20-fold increase on 2014. He stressed that ‘Europe has an important role to play and a collective responsibility to act.’ ‘Saving lives should be the top priority’, he said, adding ‘[a]nd while we need to see more effective law enforcement actions against traffickers and smugglers, we also need safer alternatives to dangerous voyages, as well as legal channels such as resettlement, family reunification and work and study visas.’ (more…)
Source: UN News Centre | Ban tells European Parliament to work together to address challenge of migration
Source: UNSG | Statement | Secretary-General's remarks to the European Parliament | Brussels | 27 May 2015
12 December 2014
With much more needing to be done to prevent crises and protect populations at risk of genocide, the Framework of Analysis for Atrocity Crimes offered a route to reaching that vitally important goal, the Deputy-Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said at the tool’s official launch. (more…)
Source: UN News Centre | UN launches new tool to help to stop atrocity crimes ‘before tensions escalate’
7 November 2014
The global humanitarian system has reached its limits in dealing with the upward trend in forced displacement due to mounting pressures from conflicts and persecution around the world, the head of the United Nations refugee agency warned, saying it its our ‘collective responsibility’ to bridge the gap.
Source: UN News Centre | Humanitarian system ‘scrambling’ to meet skyrocketing needs, warns UN refugee agency chief
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30 September 2013
The Non-Aligned Movement highlighted the importance of cooperation among states in order to strengthen the international rule of law at their Ministerial Meeting on Cooperation for the Rule of Law at the International Level. Speaking at this meeting, UN Secretary-General stated that upholding the rule of law at the international level is the collective responsibility of member states, and said it should be a priority particularly at this moment in time when various conflicts are unfolding around the world.
Source: UN News Centre | At UN, Non-Aligned Movement nations spotlight importance of international rule of law