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Press Release on New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants adopted by all Member States at historic UN Summit

19th September 2016 Latest News, Model UN, Press Releases, UN on Xenophobia

logo_of_the_united_nations_bw-svgUNITED NATIONS, New York – Monday, 19 September 2016 – World leaders came together at the United Nations General Assembly today to adopt the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants which 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.


Factsheet on Xenophobia – Human Rights

24th April 2015 Press Releases, UN on Xenophobia

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24th April 2015 News and Media, UN on Xenophobia

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is deeply concerned about the recent attacks against foreign nationals, including refugees and asylum seekers, in some  parts of South Africa. UNHCR condemns the attacks and is committed to supporting the South African Government in its prevention and response efforts. (more…)

UN Secretary-General on xenophobic violence in South Africa

22nd April 2015 Secretary-General message, UN on Xenophobia

New York, 22 April 2015 – The Secretary- General condemns the wave of xenophobic violence in South Africa that has resulted in the deaths of at least seven people in the past few weeks. He expresses his condolences to the families of the victims. (more…)

International Organization for Migration calls for collective interventions to fight violence against migrants

21st April 2015 UN on Xenophobia

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is deeply concerned over the resurgence of attacks against migrants that have been going on and continue to spread throughout Durban and other parts of South Africa for the past two weeks. IOM calls for urgent collective interventions by the government, media, and the civil society in preventing violence against migrants in the country. (more…)