News Highlights: Ethiopia and Tigray agree to peace talks, EP adopts Tigray resolution, Key Eritrean trafficker extradited to The Netherlands

In this week’s new highlights: Ethiopian and Tigray authorities agree to AU peace talks;  Airstrikes and shelling in Tigray; Statement by commissioner Lenarčič on the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia; War in absence of media coverage; Human trafficking in Tigray, Afar and Amhara regions; Tigray babies are dying at 4 times pre-war levels, study finds; UN Child Rights Committee publishes findings on South Sudan; Alleged perpetrators of South Sudan Unity State violence identified; Sudan faces a descolarized generation; Sudanese civilian groups ask UN to reintegrate, disarm or demobilise RSF; Sudanese pro-democracy groups approve new charter; Somali offensive against Al-Shabab continues; UNHRC holds dialogue with expert on Somalia; Challenges and hope for food transport to the Horn; European Parliament adopts resolution on Tigray; Key Eritrean human trafficker Welid extradited from Ethiopia to the Netherlands to be tried; Partial reforms and mini deals around migration policy amidst increasing deportations; Vatican warns Italian leaders that helping migrants is an obligation.

Horn Highlights: UN SR says repression in Eritrea continues, Eritrea votes against UNGA resolution to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, No supplies in Tigray

In this week’s Horn Highlights: UN Special Rapporteur says repression in Eritrea continues; Eritrea one of four countries to vote with Russia over Ukraine invasion; OCHA reports to have run out of supplies in Tigray; Eritrean refugees isolated in Ethiopia; Ethiopian PM urges restraint in Ukraine after abstaining from UN vote; Ethio-Sudanese border crossing reopens; Ethiopian journalists publish open letter on press freedom regression; Mekelle university staff unpaid in over a year; 20 people killed in Benishangul Gumuz; UN warns of drought in Ethiopia; Sudan open to Russian Naval Base following Hemedti visit to Russia; UN High Commissioner oral update on Sudan;UN warns of global warming effects in Africa.

UN Launches the second report on Global Compact for Migration, but what has been achieved?

Adopted in 2018, the Global Compact for Migration is regarded as a milestone in the history of the global dialogue and international cooperation on migration. It is rooted in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and informed by the Declaration of the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development adopted in October 2013. The United Nations Global Compact for Migration expresses the collective commitment to improving cooperation on international migration. Throughout history, migration has been part of human experience and it is recognized as a source of prosperity, innovation, and sustainable development in our globalized world, these positive impacts can be optimized by improving migration governance, according to the Compact. Now that several years have passed, the UN has launched its second report on the Compact, pointing to achievements, but also ongoing challenges.