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English to Japanese: INTERNET SEARCH SERVICE ACCESS AGREEMENT General field: Law/Patents Detailed field: Law: Contract(s)
Source text - English INTERNET SEARCH SERVICE ACCESS AGREEMENT
1. RIGHTS GRANTED
Upon MS's payment of the remuneration described in Section 3 and set forth in Exhibits C and D, LICENSOR hereby grants to MS and each MS Affiliate, to exercise during the Term (as defined in Section 5.1), a worldwide, non-exclusive and fully paid-up license under all of LICENSOR's patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other proprietary and intellectual property rights in and to the Service, and to provide means and rights of access to the Service to MS Customers on such terms and conditions as MS or such MS Affiliates determine in their sole discretion.
1.2 ENUMERATED RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS.
Without limiting the generality of Section 1.1, LICENSOR expressly acknowledges and agrees that included in the rights granted to MS and MS Affiliates and the obligations of LICENSOR hereunder with respect to the Service are not less than the following rights and obligations:
(a) the right to offer MS Customers a hypertext link which enables "point and click" access to computer servers (each such server is referred to herein as a "Mirrored Site") which comprise or are part of a computer network which is accessible to MS Customers (subject only to Section 9.2, such network will be operated on behalf of MS by LICENSOR);
(b) the right to authorize access, display, performance, transmission, search, reproduction and other useful rights in connection with each Mirrored Site at MS's (or an MS Affiliate's) sole discretion; and
(c) the right to allow an MS Customer the right to publish a "shortcut" (point & click access) to the Mirrored Site.
MS acknowledges and agrees that if at any time LICENSOR no longer operates the Mirrored Sites as provided in part (a) of this Section 1.2, and MS assumes operation of the Mirrored Sites pursuant to Section 9.2, MS will be required to obtain a license to a separate search engine from the University of Massachusetts in order to assist MS in providing the Service that would otherwise be provided by LICENSOR pursuant to this Agreement.
CERTAIN DEFINITIONS. As used herein, the following terms have the following defined meanings:
(d) "MS Affiliate" means any person or entity which, directly or indirectly, is controlled by or is under common control with MS, including without limitation The Microsoft Network, L.L.C.
(e) "control" means, as to any person or entity, the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such person or entity, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise.
(f) "MS Customer" means any person or entity which is authorized by MS or an MS Affiliate, either directly or indirectly, to utilize the Service, including without limitation (i) "end user" purchasers of MS (or MS Affiliate) software products, (ii) independent content providers for The Microsoft Network ("MSN"), (iii) original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs") which pre-install MS (or MS Affiliate) software on their machines or peripheral devices), and (iv) customers of OEMS.
2. OPERATION OF MIRRORED SITES; ADVERTISING; USER LOGS; MSN DISCOUNT.
2.1 OPERATION OF MIRRORED SITES.
LICENSOR will maintain and operate such number of Mirrored Sites as are reasonably required by MS to meet the demand of MS Customers for the Service. LICENSOR will deliver and/or make available on the Mirrored Site all updates and enhancements released on the Original Site. Original Site as used herein refers to computer servers run by LICENSOR as part of its publicly available Net Search Service. Following the Effective Date, and throughout the Term, at either party's request, LICENSOR and MS agree to discuss with each other potential cross-marketing and promotional activities intended to increase use of the Mirrored Site(s) and the Original Site. LICENSOR agrees to incorporate page layout templates, including but not limited to graphics, backgrounds and hypertext links, as provided by MS, in order to ensure that the Mirrored Site display output that conforms to the "look and feel" of MS or any MS Affiliate.
With respect to paid advertising incorporated into the Mirrored Site by LICENSOR or MS, the revenues derived from such advertising will be divided between LICENSOR and MS as described in Exhibit D.
This Agreement (the "Agreement") is made and effective on this 1st day of July, 2012 between ABC Corporation, a Japanese corporation (the "Licensor"), and XYZ Limited, a Hong Kong corporation (the "Licensee").
In consideration of the covenants set forth herein, the parties agree as follows:
1. Grant of License
Licensor grants to Licensee the license for the purpose to use Licensor's Software (the "Software" as defined in Exhibit Ⅰ) of the latest edition of object code (the "License") in accordance with terms and conditions set forth herein, and Licensee hereby accepts the License granted by Licensor. The License shall be non-exclusive and non-transferable. Licensee shall not sublicense, sell, lease, rent, decompile, disassemble, and reverse engineer the License, nor shall produce any derivatives of the License.
2. Copies of Software
The License includes the right to copy the Software, and Licensee may copy the Software for only the purpose of archive and backup hereunder. In order to protect Licensor's Copyrights for the Software, Licensee will reproduce and incorporate Licensor's copyright notice in every copy of the Software.
3. License Fee, Payment, Taxes
In consideration of the License, Licensee will pay to Licensor the License Fee as described in the Exhibit herewith, according to the terms and conditions of payment as described therein. Furthermore, when any sales tax, consumption tax, or other taxes and dues are imposed by the reason of the transaction intended in this Agreement, Licensee shall bear any such payment.
4. Related Services
With respect to consulting service, maintenance of the Software, technical support, and any other services relating with this Agreement, Licensor will conclude contracts with Licensee respectively as required, and will provide such services thereunder.
5. Proprietary Rights and Intellectual Property Rights of the Software
Proprietary rights of the Software and any copies thereof belong to Licensor. Licensor owns any and all patent, trademark, trade secret, and any other intellectual property rights related to the Software or any modifications or derivatives produced by the request of the Licensor.
English to Japanese: DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT General field: Law/Patents Detailed field: Law: Contract(s)
Source text - English DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT
This Development Agreement No. C56-12-00323 (the "Agreement") is made effective as of July 26, 2012 ("Effective Date"), by and between Apple Inc., a California corporation having its principal place of business at 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California 95014, United States ("Apple"), and AuthenTec, Inc., having its principal place of business at 100 Rialto Place, Suite 100, Melbourne, Florida 32901, United States ("Company").
1) Scope of Work.
a) During the term of this Agreement, Company will provide development services (the "Services") to Apple as described in Statements of Work under this Agreement (the "Statement of Work" or "SOW"). Changes to an SOW will only be effective if set forth in a writing signed by authorized representatives of both Company and Apple.
b) Company will ensure that its employees, agents, and pre-approved subcontractors, if any, involved in performance of the Services will have the experience and expertise reasonably necessary to perform such Services and will at all times be bound by appropriate agreements to vest in Company all of their right, title and interest in any Project Work Product (as defined below), and all Intellectual Property Rights therein or thereto, that are to be the property of Apple or otherwise protected pursuant to Sections 3, 5 and 6 below.
c) Company represents and warrants that Company is not obligated under, and will remain free of any obligations under, any agreement in conflict with the provisions of this Agreement or any SOW. Company will notify Apple promptly if Company knows, or has reason to believe, that an SOW or any instructions from Apple would, if followed by Company, cause Company to violate any applicable law or infringe or misappropriate any party's Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below).
2) Apple Project Materials.
a) Apple may provide items and materials as specified in an SOW (the "Project Materials"). Company agrees that it will not, without Apple's express prior written authorization in each instance, disassemble, decompile, or otherwise reverse engineer any Project Materials, except to the extent an SOW explicitly directs Company to do so. All Project Materials are, and will remain, the sole and exclusive property of Apple. Upon completion of the Services, Project Materials will be returned to Apple or destroyed at Apple's sole discretion.
3) Communication, Visits, Results, and Reports.
a) Subject to Company's rights in the Company Background Technology, all Technology conceived, reduced to practice, authored, created or developed by or for Company (whether separately or jointly with Apple or a third party) in the course of providing the Services (including without limitation any corrections, improvements, enhancements, and other feedback resulting from Company's access to or use of the Project Materials) and all Intellectual Property Rights in or to such Technology (the "Project Work Product") will be the sole property of Apple. "Technology" means any (i) information, data, reports, findings, conclusions, results, work papers, notebooks, electronic records, samples, prototypes, deliverables and any other information or materials in any form or format and (ii) inventions, discoveries, ideas, suggestions, processes, methodologies, formulas, techniques, works of authorship, trade secrets and know-how, whether patentable or not. "Company Background Technology" means Company's Technology created or developed by or for Company either (i) prior to the date of the Prior Interim Agreement or (ii) subsequent to the date of the Prior Interim Agreement if conceived, reduced to practice, authored, created or developed by Company separately and independently of the services or any other activity performed by Company under or governed by the Prior Interim Agreement or the Interim Agreement and separately and independently of its provision of any Services, and all Intellectual Property Rights therein or thereto. "Prior Interim Agreement" means the Interim Agreement, dated March 9, 2012, as amended on March 21, 2012 and March 30, 2012, between Apple and Company. "Interim Agreement" means the Second Interim Agreement, dated May 16, 2012, between Apple and Company.
b) No Project Work Product will be destroyed or otherwise disposed of by Company without Apple's prior written authorization. Company will, upon Apple's periodic requests, promptly deliver any and all Project Work Product and any work-in-process to Apple.
c) Company will provide Apple with a written monthly report (in the format specified in the SOW or as reasonably requested by Apple) summarizing the progress of the Services and creation of any new Project Work Product since the last written report.
d) Apple or its representatives may inspect Company facilities and audit Company records to ensure Company is meeting all of its obligations under this Agreement. Inspections and audits will occur during normal working hours and with reasonable frequency for the purposes of performing quality assurance audits, observing progress of the Services, discussing the Services with relevant Company personnel and inspecting records and data relevant to the Services and this Agreement.
Translation - Japanese 開発契約書
本開発契約No. C56-12-00323（以下、「本契約」という）は、カリフォルニア州法人であるApple Inc.（主たる営業所の所在地は1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California 95014, United States）（以下、「Apple」という）と、AuthenTec, Inc.（主たる営業所の所在地は100 Rialto Place, Suite 100, Melbourne, Florida 32901, United States）（以下、「本会社」という）との間で締結され、2012年7月26日（以下、「発効日」という）付で発効する。
a) 本会社の背景となる技術に対する本会社の諸権利を前提として、本サービス（例えば、本会社がプロジェクト資材を閲覧または利用することに起因する修正、改良、強化、およびその他のフィードバックなどを含む）を提供する過程で、本会社が考案し、実行に移し、著作し、創出または開発した技術、もしくは本会社のために考案し、実行に移し、著作し、創出または開発した技術（本会社単独であるかAppleまたは第三者との共同であるかを問わず）のすべて、ならびに当該技術に含まれるまたは当該技術に対する知的財産権（「本プロジェクト業務成果物」）は、Appleの占有財産となるものとする。「本技術」は、以下のいずれをも意味する。 (i)あらゆる種類、あらゆる形式の情報、データ、報告、研究成果、結論、結果、業務書類、ノート、電磁的記録、サンプル、試作品、成果物およびその他の情報または資料、(ii)発明、発見、アイデア、提案、プロセス、手法、公式、技術、著作物、企業秘密、およびノウハウ（これらについて特許性の有無は問わない）。「本会社の背景となる技術」とは、本会社によってまたは本会社のために作成または開発された本会社の技術であって、(i)先行仮契約の締結日より前から本会社が有する技術、もしくは (ii) 先行仮契約の締結日より後日に、本会社が考案し、実行に移し、著作し、作成し、または開発した技術であって、以下とは分離独立した技術を意味する。すなわち、先行仮契約または仮契約に基づく、または支配される、本会社が遂行するサービスもしくはその他の活動、ならびにいかなる本サービスの規定からも分離独立した技術であり、当該サービスに含まれる、または付与されるあらゆる知的財産権からも分離独立した技術である。「先行仮契約」とは、アップルと本会社との間で、2012年3月21日および2012年3月30日に修正された、2012年3月9日付けの仮契約を意味する。「仮契約」とは、アップルと本会社との間で2012年5月16日付けで作成された2番目の仮契約を意味する。
English to Japanese: UNHCR-PC_Fact_Sheet-screen General field: Social Sciences Detailed field: International Org/Dev/Coop
Source text - English IN SEARCH OF SOLIDARITY
RESETTLEMENT AND OTHER FORMS OF ADMISSION FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES
This is the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Syrians have become the largest refugee population under UNHCR’s mandate, and the massive influx has had an enormous impact on the neighbouring countries. This is not a situation that can be addressed with a ‘business as usual’ approach. We need a quantum leap - in mobilizing funding support, in burden-sharing and in the search for a political solution.
António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation – Supporting Stability in the Region
Berlin, 28 October 2014
As the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic continues, more than 3.2 million Syrians have become refugees in the surrounding region, and UNHCR expects that growing numbers of civilians will continue to seek safety and assistance across international borders. UNHCR has encouraged the international community to share the burden with host States in the region by offering opportunities for resettlement or other forms of admission for Syrian refugees. The development of these avenues also helps to provide safe legal alternatives to perilous, irregular secondary movements by land and sea, which are currently affecting several countries around the Mediterranean and further afield.
In September 2013, UNHCR called upon States to admit 30,000 Syrian refugees through resettlement, humanitarian admission, or other programmes from 2013 to 2014, with a focus on protecting the most vulnerable. During the high- level segment of the Executive Committee on solidarity and burden-sharing with States hosting Syrian refugees, held in October 2013, it was agreed that the crisis has gone far beyond requiring only humanitarian assistance. At that meeting, Member States reaffirmed their support for the host States
in the region, and many announced special quotas for resettlement or other forms of admission for Syrian refugees. In light of the growing needs of the Syrian refugee population, however, 30,000 places represented only the first benchmark. In February 2014, UNHCR called upon States to make multi-annual commitments toward an additional 100,000 places for Syrian refugees by 2016.
UNHCR is convening a ministerial-level pledging conference on resettlement and other forms of admission for Syrian refugees on 9 December 2014 in Geneva, which will provide an opportunity for States to make pledges towards meeting the overall goal of 130,000 places. Reaching this target requires new and innovative approaches, and States are encouraged to consider an array of admission programmes.
The total pledges and places made available for Syrian refugees since 2013 stands at more than 43,500. In addition, to date, nearly 9,500 visas have been granted by States under other forms of admission. An unprecedented majority of these places come from European States. UNHCR has also so far submitted more than 9,000 Syrians to the United States of America. These numbers combined bring us nearly half-way towards the goal of 130,000.
PLEDGES FOR RESETTLEMENT
AND OTHER FORMS OF ADMISSION FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES
è Brazil has so far issued 4,200 humanitarian visas. Individuals admitted to Brazil under this programme have the right to apply for refugee status.
è Switzerland initiated a temporary extended family reunification programme for Syrian refugees from September to November 2013. Under this programme, 8,200 applications were received, and nearly 4,000 visas have been issued to date.
è The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has so far accepted 90 Syrian refugees under the the Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme (number
of arrivals as at last quarterly published statistics).
è Ireland has launched the immigration-based Syrian Humanitarian Admission Programme.
è Since January 2013, France has provided 1,142 asylum visas for Syrians, which enable them to travel to France for the purpose of applying for asylum.
è UNHCR has so far submitted more than 9,000 Syrian refugees to the United States of America for resettlement consideration.
è A number of scholarship programmes have been created for Syrian students whose education has been interrupted by the conflict.
As of 27 November 2014
“My name is Hajar Talal Alkheder. I am 19 years old, and I live in the Netherlands with my mother, three brothers, and
one sister. We are from Syria, and we arrived in Holland on the 14th of July 2014. We feel lucky to have such a new life. I lost my father in prison in Syria without any reason. Now we have a safe life, and we are away from the pain of homelesness. The future is our hope.
Resettlement is a golden opportunity for us as Syrian refugees. Now everyone of my family is learning Dutch. My dream
is to study petrochemical engineering. It is a big challenge. I want to share this information with the international organizations, because resettlement is our salvation. It’s a chance for a better
future. Syrian refugees need your help.”
What is meant by resettlement and other forms of admission?
As part of the emergency response, UNHCR encourages the international community to consider expanding resettlement as a protection tool and opening up new avenues for admission as a show of solidarity, in order to meet the growing needs in the region.
Resettlement is one of the durable solutions UNHCR is mandated to implement in cooperation with States. Resettlement is the transfer of refugees from a State in which they have sought protection to a third State that has agreed to admit them as refugees with permanent residence status. The status provided ensures protection against refoulement and provides access to civil, political,
economic, social, and cultural rights similar to those enjoyed by nationals, as well as the opportunity to become a naturalized citizen. Resettlement plays a vital role for refugees whose life, liberty, safety, health, or other human rights are at risk. States are encouraged to offer resettlement places for Syrians in addition to their annual resettlement quotas to ensure that resettlement opportunities are also available for refugees from the rest of the world.
Humanitarian admission is similar to resettlement, and is an expedited process providing protection in a third country for refugees with urgent needs. Residence under humanitarian admission may be either permanent or temporary, depending upon a State’s legislation. Humanitarian admission may be used for specific categories of refugees, such as vulnerable persons, extended family members, or individuals with medical needs. States that have offered different forms of humanitarian admission for Syrians include: Austria (1,500), France (500), Germany (20,000), Ireland (Syrian Humanitarian Admission Programme), and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme). IOM supports these humanitarian admission schemes by providing a range of pre-departure services such as health assessments, cultural orientation, and facilitated transportation.
Community-based private sponsorship taps into private resources to enable refugees to be resettled with the support of private citizens with a legal entity, NGOs, or other interested parties such as local authorities or faith-based groups. Private sponsorship programmes, such as those in Australia and Canada, can create bonds between refugees, community-based organizations, and receiving communities, and can take place alongside or in hybrid arrangements with government resettlement programmes. Private sponsorship can also enable refugees to reunite with extended family members who may not otherwise qualify under family reunification criteria. Sponsors may take responsibility for some of the costs associated with resettlement, reception, and integration support in the receiving community, thereby extending the country’s capacity to support refugees. Also, IOM can facilitate a variety of private loan programmes to defray the significant costs of international travel.
Medical evacuation provides for the admission of Syrian refugees with urgent medical needs that could be successfully treated in a third country. Around one quarter of Syrian refugees have serious medical conditions or disabilities that require treatment. Protection problems may arise as families must balance the costs of medical treatment against other essential needs such as food, rent,
and education. The resettlement of Syrians with serious medical conditions is a concrete measure of burden-sharing with host countries supporting refugees with medical needs requiring costly treatment and interventions. Refugees with medical needs may be admitted on resettlement or humanitarian admission programmes along with their families who are a key source of support.
Admission of relatives of Syrians already residing in a third country can facilitate the use of existing family reunification mechanisms through streamlined procedures or support in countries where the family members are located. This could include, for example, facilitated access to embassies, visa waivers, issuance of humanitarian visas,1 or assistance with documentation. Those who do not have the option of family reunification, either because they do not fulfil the requirements or are not included in the scope of existing family reunification legislation, could be admitted under other mechanisms such as humanitarian admission or private sponsorship. States that have provided opportunities for the admission of relatives beyond family reunification include: Austria, Germany, Ireland, and Switzerland.
Humanitarian visas provide Syrians with a means of accessing a third country for the purpose of applying for asylum. Syrians may travel to a third country on a humanitarian visa and have their status converted to asylum-seeker or refugee upon arrival. They may also be provided with access to expedited asylum procedures. Brazil, for example, has provided humanitarian visas for more than 4,200 Syrian refugees; France has provided 1,142 asylum visas; and Argentina has also created a humanitarian visa programme for Syrians. Humanitarian visas may also be useful in the context of addressing family reunion requests for members of the extended family.
Academic scholarships provide a mechanism for Syrian refugee students, who would like to study or who have had their studies interrupted, to continue their education. Education initiatives can involve civil society, universities, and government actors working in collaboration to develop and fund academic scholarships. These programmes provide funding for travel, accommodation, subsistence, and tuition. They ensure that Syrian students are provided with proper travel documentation and study visas for the duration of their studies. They may also include language training, cultural orientation, and psychosocial
1 Articles 19 and 25 of the Schengen Visa Code provide for the possibility of issuing humanitarian visas with limited territorial validity (LTV), which may be valid in one or more, but not all, Schengen States.
support for students. During or upon completion of these programmes, students have the right to apply for asylum or to request an extension of their residence permits. Examples of countries where academic scholarship programmes for Syrian students are being developed include Mexico, Portugal, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Labour mobility opportunities provide for the authorized onward movement of refugees from countries of asylum to third countries to pursue employment. Labour mobility can help refugees realize their human right to work recognized in many international and regional human rights instruments, as well as the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. Access to employment is often a prerequisite for the reestablishment of a normal life, and it helps refugees to live in dignity, attain an adequate standard of living, apply their skills, and realize their potential. It also provides refugees with the possibility of making contributions to the development of their host as well as their home countries and communities.
KEY ELEMENTS OF AN ADMISSION PROGRAMME
The admission programmes detailed above should be provided for refugees registered in their country of asylum, either with the competent authorities or with UNHCR, as applicable. During the period of admission, States should ensure assistance and protection consistent with the central principles of international refugee protection:
ä They should guarantee non-refoulement, provide an appropriate legal status and documentation, and recognize the refugees’ fundamental civil rights and dignity as persons before the law.
ä They should also provide access to available basic services and psychosocial and medical support, as required, and facilitate the identification of adequate accommodation in a location that protects refugees’ well-being.
ä As refugees may face challenges in covering travel costs associated with some admission programmes, UNHCR also recommends establishing travel loans or other funding schemes, which can be based on existing models and implemented in cooperation with IOM.
From which States does UNHCR carry out resettlement and humanitarian admission?
These programmes are primarily implemented in States hosting the largest numbers of Syrian refugees, including Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.
Who can benefit from resettlement and humanitarian admission?
UNHCR is working closely with resettlement and humanitarian admission States to prioritize the most vulnerable, including women and girls at risk, children and adolescents at risk, refugees with legal or physical protection needs, survivors of violence or torture, refugees with medical needs or disabilities, refugees at risk due to their sexual orientation or gender identity, vulnerable older refugees, and refugees in need of family reunification.
Vulnerable refugees are identified through registration data and community outreach by UNHCR and its partners. UNHCR is enhancing its capacity to identify vulnerable refugees and to streamline procedures for referral. As the programmes continue to grow, additional personnel, equipment, and resources are being deployed.
How many refugees has UNHCR submitted for resettlement or humanitarian admission?
Since 2013, UNHCR has submitted more than 22,500 Syrian refugees for resettlement or humanitarian admission consideration. Nearly 7,000 Syrian refugees submitted by UNHCR have departed, and 99 per cent of the cases so far considered by resettlement and humanitarian admission States have been accepted.
UNHCR, in cooperation with resettlement and humanitarian admission States, has put in place streamlined procedures and capacity to meet the submissions goal for 2014, as well as to upscale submissions in 2015 and 2016. As a result, in 2014, the submissions rate increased from 1,000 per month in March to 3,000 per month as of September.
What steps have been taken to mobilize increased opportunities for admission?
CORE GROUP ON RESETTLEMENT OF SYRIAN REFUGEES
To pave the way for further State commitments, a Core Group on resettlement of Syrian refugees, comprised of 23 resettlement and humanitarian admission States, the European Union, the International Organization for Migration, and UNHCR, and chaired by Sweden, was established in 2013. The Core Group aims to: (1) secure increased opportunities for resettlement, acceptance rates, and flexible application of criteria; (2) increase cooperation and support for streamlined resettlement processes from identification to departure; and (3) foster dialogue with host States to demonstrate solidarity and support the resettlement and protection of refugees.
THE AKBAL FAMILY
“I´m going to get well and eat lots of crisps.” That is what young Yazan, 10 years of age, said to his father Muhammad Akbal. Yazan had problems with his kidneys and liver and
could not eat and drink like other children. The family left Syria during the war to get medical care for Yazan who received four expensive operations. Soon they were informed that they were selected for resettlement to Sweden.
Muhammad Akbal and Suzana Almawi have five children. Their sixth child, Yazan died after they fled Syria. On the 23 of September 2014, the family arrived in Gothenburg for a continued journey to Skövde, in the southwest part of Sweden.
“We want to give our remaining children the possibility of a good education. UNHCR said we could have both education and healthcare in Sweden,” says Muhammad Akbal.
The family lives in a house in the countryside. They have to walk three kilometers to the bus that takes them to Skövde where Muhammad and Suzana attend Swedish language classes, and the children go to school.
“I am glad to be here, but I have left my happiness with my youngest son who died,” says Suzana.
Since 2013, the Core Group has met in Switzerland, Sweden, Jordan, and Turkey. The Core Group has also conducted field visits to Egypt, Jordan, and Turkey to meet with the host Governments, UNHCR staff, and Syrian refugees. These visits aimed to familiarize the States with the operational contexts and refugee profiles, and to provide opportunities to liaise with the host Governments. The visits provided groundwork for facilitating increased resettlement and humanitarian admission opportunities for Syrian refugees.
The Core Group has been invaluable in garnering State cooperation, consensus, and support for enhanced and expedited resettlement procedures for Syrian refugees; sharing information and best practices; and mobilizing larger and longer-term commitments.
HOST STATES RESETTLEMENT WORKING GROUP
The Resettlement Working Group (RWG) is comprised of the Geneva-based Permanent Missions of the host States in the region, including Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. The RWG has been meeting regularly with UNHCR in Geneva to exchange information and feedback on humanitarian admission and resettlement for Syrian refugees.
The host States all have welcomed the efforts to secure larger commitments for resettlement and other forms of admission, and have asked resettlement States to consider the complex environments in which they are operating when planning and implementing these programmes.
Ahmed led a comfortable and successful life in Syria, with his wife and six children. He owned a logistics company. Then came the war. When he was first kidnapped, Ahmed’s life began to unravel. He was detained for 11 months. He was released only to be kidnapped again - this time with a ransom attached. His family had fled from the Syrian Arab Republic, and he was forced to surrender all of his assets, including his house, land and his business.
“I was three years in suffering,” Ahmed said, “I felt like I was drowning in a bad sea.”
He said the idea of settling in Australia was appealing as his pre-settlement information suggested a nation with a standard of living comparable to his homeland. He thought Australia could provide a comfortable life again, like the one he had spent years building up before it was taken from him. Ahmed and his family have been in Australia for 11 months. He said everything was now going well for him.
“People have helped me. They have helped me find a temporary home,” he said. “We are now looking for a new home near a school.”
So far he has been supported with accommodation, food, and some financial assistance. “I am also learning English,” he said.
Ahmed has already had some medical support, with doctors identifying and treating a stomach condition. He described his life now as “the best ever”.
“It’s going very well. I have been treated very kindly,” he said. “I will be grateful until the day I die.”
Stripped of the business he built up, and without a trade or other qualification, he finds it a challenge to find work. He sees paths to employment as a priority for refugees in Australia.
“When you work, you can better assimilate and forget your worries,” he said.
For now, Ahmed is more focused on the future for his children in his new country.
“I can compare it to my home - before the war.”
STATES MAY PLEDGE TO:
ì Establish a new resettlement or admission programme for Syrian refugees.
ì Create an additional quota for Syrian refugees above their annual resettlement quota for all refugees.
ì Expand their annual resettlement quota for all refugees to accommodate the increased resettlement of Syrian refugees.
ì Reserve a portion of the annual resettlement quota for responding to emergency situations, such as the Syrian refugee crisis.
ì Establish a multi-annual resettlement or admission programme for Syrian refugees to ensure sustainability and predictability in programming.
ì Expand or continue the current resettlement or admission programme for Syrian refugees in 2015.
ì Explore possibilities for other forms of admission within existing legislation and administrative frameworks.
ì Develop mechanisms to address barriers and facilitate greater access of Syrian refugees to specific admission programmes, such as easing documentary requirements for family reunification.
ì Collaborate with civil society, NGOs, and educational institutions to expand or implement specific admission opportunities for Syrian refugees.
ì Enhance staffing or operational capacity of governments and organisations for implementing admission programmes for Syrian refugees.
ì Design admission programmes in partnership with UNHCR and qualified NGOs.
ì Provide a travel fund for Syrian refugees who need assistance in departing on other admission programmes, such as humanitarian visas or sponsorship.
Cover photo: Hasna kisses her daugther, Israa, 2, outside their shelter. Hasna and her husband fled from the Syrian Arab Republic over two years ago, along with their 7 children, after fighting reached their village. While the family was internally displaced in Syria, Hasna’s husband went back to check on their house. During that time he disappeared and has not been seen since.
I am a Native Japanese female freelance translator.
I majored Education of Japanese and English languages and literatures for junior high school students in Mie university(National Univercity).
I received BA of Education and licenses of a teacher to teach Japanese and English from my university.
Then, I tought English at some public junior high schools in Kuwana city and Tsu city for 26 years.
I had been trained to be a translator in Sun Flare Academy in Shinjyuku, Tokyo.
I majord the courses of translating patent specifications, biotechnology and clinical trial for one year in 2006-2007.
I worked as a checker of documents related to New Drug Application in Sun Flare Translation Company in Shinjyuku, Tokyo for 6 months.
Then I worked for my mother-in-law in home care for one and a half years.
I had been trained in the corresponding course of translator of business/contracts/legal documents.
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