Europe

UNICEF warns 1,800 unaccompanied refugee children in Greece need proper shelter, care

Two-thirds of the nearly 3,000 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children currently in Greece are not receiving proper shelter and care, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.

Migrants helped to return from Greece, reintegrate, start businesses back home – UN agency

Over the past 15 months, more than 2,000 migrants who have voluntarily returned home from Greece have successfully reintegrated back into their countries of origin, according to the United Nations migration agency.

UN rights experts urge France to provide safe water, sanitation for migrants in ‘Calais Jungle’

United Nations human rights experts are urging the Government of France to devise long-term measures to provide access to safe drinking water and sanitation for migrants in Calais and other areas along the northern French coast.

People’s lives continue to worsen, but they live with hope, says UN official in Ukraine

Concluding her visit to Ukraine, the United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator underlined on Friday the urgent need for humanitarian funding to address the dire situation faced by millions of civilians during the coming winter months.

Partnerships will play key role in future of work in Europe and Central Asia - UN labour agency

The United Nations International Labour Organization’s 10th European Regional Meeting concluded today with a call for a future of work where partnerships play a key role in promoting dialogue, social progress and economic growth in the region.

Switzerland needs to do more to keep ‘dirty money’ at bay, urges UN expert

Highlighting the problems posed by illicit financial flows globally, including undermining rule of law and human rights, a United Nations human rights expert has called on Switzerland to ensure that so called dirty money – which stems from tax evasion and corruption – does not enter its financial market.

UN human rights chief urges probe into violence during referendum in Catalonia

The top United Nations human rights official urged today the authorities in Spain to ensure thorough, independent and impartial investigations into all acts of violence that took place Sunday during a referendum on the independence of Catalonia.