11 December 2012The Humanitarian Reform process was initiated by the Emergency Relief Coordinator, together with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) in 2005 to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian response through greater predictability, accountability, responsibility and partnership. Emergency response capacity has been reinforced at the global level according to an agreed division of labour.
21 September 2012GENEVA, 21 September 2012 - UNHCR is today issuing new guidelines on the detention of asylum-seekers. The guidelines represent UNHCR policy and are intended as advice for governments and other bodies making decisions on detaining people.
Introducing International Humanitarian Law and the Protection of Civilians During Armed Conflicts|2003
20 September 2012Some of the principles embodied in international humanitarian law are the deployment of its provisions between segments of society, in order to develop public awareness of the role in minimizing the impacts of the war, and maintain a minimum of human treatment standard and respect for others during the war.
Ahmad Abu Alwafa:"The Right to Asylum between Islamic Shari'ah and International Refugee Law: A Comparative Study"|2009
13 September 2012The deeply rooted Arabic traditions and customs have, for a very long time, served as a solid foundation for protecting human beings and preserving their dignity. Notions such as "istijara" (plea for protection), "ijara" (granting protection), "iwaa" (sheltering) and others are variations on the concept of "protection" which is the heart of the mandate conferred on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
29 May 2013
Location: KathmanduCountry: Nepal Beginning: 20 Jun 2013 | Ending: 24 Jun 2013 | 5 Days Registration closes: 10 Jun 2013Posted by: Nishant Buragohain WHAT WILL BE THE COURSE OUTCOMES? By the end of the course, participants will be able to: •Identify an effective approach to conduct the emergency assessments. •Use assessment frameworks, tools and techniques during emergencies. •Explain underlying principles of emergency assessments. •Explain the use of Sphere Project standards for needs assessment. •Implement the skills of problem analysis and project planning using a log frame. WHAT DOES IT COVER? •Organisation and management: objectives of the assessment, TORs, planning assessment activities, information collation, report writing.
22 May 2013
05 June 2013 – 7 June 2013 Near Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany Every year, the Humanitarian Human Resources (HHR) conferences provide a unique space for HR professionals in the sector to reflect, learn from what others are doing, gain fresh insights, and generate practical solutions. This conference will explore current humanitarian challenges and the implications for HR. We will have guest speakers, workshops and other learning opportunities. ery year, the Humanitarian Human Resources (HHR) conferences provide a unique space for HR professionals in the sector to reflect, learn from what others are doing, gain fresh insights, and generate practical solutions.
19 May 2013
he Core Professional Trainings are conducted over three full days and serve as unique opportunities for acquisition and refinement of the skills necessary to address contemporary humanitarian challenges. Lectures, case studies, and simulation exercises are integrated into a curriculum narrative informed by legal principles, recent scholarship, contemporary challenges, and current debates. The trainings are tailored to professionals interested in gaining foundational knowledge, developing a strategic perspective, and engaging in exploratory discussions regarding potential responses to emerging legal and policy questions. The New York 2013 Core Professional Training on Humanitarian Law and Policy will be offered by PHAP in cooperation with leading experts.
19 May 2013
Date: 9 - 13 Sep 2013 Length: 5 days Location: Nairobi, Kenya Residential: No About the course: Kenya is a complex working environment, often requiring work across many sectors at the same time. The ways in which needs are defined and prioritised has huge implications. Conducting accurate, effective and timely assessments is key to the preparation and planning of humanitarian programmes and projects which can often form the basis for a coherent monitoring process. Before relief work can take place, aid workers need to understand the present needs and the resources available in order to plan and respond effectively. Conducting accurate, effective and timely needs assessments is key to the preparation and planning of humanitarian projects.