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Brazil builds giant tower in Amazon to monitor climate

09/14/2014 16:54 GMT

BRASÍLIA, September 14, 2014 (AFP) - Brazil is building a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon to monitor climate change and its impact on the region's sensitive ecosystem, a newspaper reported Sunday.

The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is a project of Brazil's National Institute of Amazonian Research and Germany's Max Planck Institute, O Estado de Sao Paulo said.

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India + 1 other
Indian institutions award FAO Director-General for efforts to promote food security

India well positioned to take global role in post-2015 push to eradicate hunger, improve nutrition worldwide

8 September 2014, New Delhi, India – Today FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva was named Doctor Honoris Causa by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) and made a Fellow of India's National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) during his first official mission to the country.

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World + 30 others
Cachée sous nos yeux : Une analyse statistique de la violence envers les enfants

De nouvelles données recueillies au niveau mondial mettent en évidence la prévalence de la violence envers les enfants, déclare l’UNICEF

NEW YORK, 4 septembre 2014 – La plus importante collecte de données jamais effectuée sur la violence envers les enfants révèle l’ampleur stupéfiante des sévices physiques, sexuels et psychologiques qu’ils subissent et met en évidence les attitudes qui perpétuent et justifient cette violence, véritablement « cachée sous nos yeux » dans chaque pays et communauté du monde.

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World + 55 others
Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action

The Goal

This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.

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World + 29 others
Hidden in Plain Sight: a statistical analysis of violence against children

Over the last decade, recognition of the pervasive nature and impact of violence against children has grown. Still, the phenomenon remains largely undocumented and underreported.

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Costa Rica + 14 others
Community water managers seek strengthening and development

San Jose, Costa Rica (September 1st, 2014) — To achieve greater recognition and strengthen community water management is one of the objectives of the V Latin American Meeting that will bring together more than 400 managers from 15 countries, in San Carlos, Costa Rica.

Representatives from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Dominican Republic and Costa Rica will attend the meeting to be held from September 9 to 11.

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Brazil + 1 other
Migration haïtienne au Brésil: La Plateforme GARR dresse un tableau sombre des conditions de vie des ressortissants haïtiens

Lors d’une conférence de presse organisée à Port-au-Prince par la Plateforme GARR, le 28 août 2014, deux représentants de l’institution ont dressé un tableau sombre des conditions de vie des migrants haïtiens au Brésil. Ces militants de droits humains qui y ont effectué une visite d’observation, du 13 au 21 août écoulé, appellent les autorités haïtiennes à travailler en vue d’empêcher les Haïtiens d’aller se faire humilier en territoire brésilien.

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Brazil + 1 other
Haitians new victims of slave labor in Brazil

Elaine Patrícia Cruz reports from Agência Brasil

Edited by: Fábio Massalli / Nira Foster

Inspectors from the Brazilian Ministry of Labor have rescued 12 Haitian and two Bolivians workers from slavery-like conditions in northern São Paulo city. It was the first time Haitians were found under circumstances of this sort.

According to Inspector Elisabete Sasse, the immigrants were subjected to exhausting working hours—11 to 15 hours a day. The maximum permitted by Brazilian law is 8 hours, with a 2-hour break, or 7 hours, with one hour for resting.

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Brazil ships supply kits to Sierra Leone as help against ebola epidemic

Aline Leal reports from Agência Brasil

In response to the request for international cooperation made by the World Health Organization, Brazil's Health Ministry sent on Wednesday (Aug 27) five supply kits to Sierra Leone in an attempt to bring the ebola epidemic under control. A single kit can keep 500 people served for three months.

Products total 48 items weighing 1.2 tons altogether, and include 30 types of medication, among which antibiotics and anti-inflammatories, as well as 18 first-aid tools, like gloves and masks.

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Gobierno de Brasil anuncia anteproyecto de ley para proteger a personas apátridas

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica, 20 de Agosto de 2014 (ACNUR) - El Ministerio de Justicia de Brasil presentó el pasado 13 de agosto un anteproyecto de ley que establece un procedimiento de determinación de la condición de apátrida, regula los derechos y obligaciones de las personas apátridas, así como el otorgamiento de una autorización de residencia legal, y facilidades para la naturalización de las personas que sean reconocidas como apátridas.

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World + 10 others
Los Sistemas de Protección de la Niñez en América Latina y El Caribe - Un análisis a nivel nacional y comunitario en 10 países

World Vision

Resumen ejecutivo

Para toda su diversidad,América Latina y el Caribe comparte la desafortunada realidad de altos niveles de violencia, lo cual de forma desproporcionada afecta a los niños, niñas, adolescentes especialmente los más vulnerables, con consecuencias devastadores para su desarrollo positivo y bienestar. Como organización defensora de la niñez,Visión Mundial en América Latina y el Caribe ha tomado una posición fuerte contra todas formas de violencia contra la niñez que levanta evidencia y obligará a las comunidades, gobiernos y la sociedad civil actuar.

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World + 1 other
UN Making Cities Resilient Campaign tops 2000

The Global Campaign “Making Cities Resilient” is an initiative that consolidates the promotion and recognition of the leadership of local governments in disaster risk management.

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World + 17 others
FACT SHEET: U.S.-African Cooperation on Food Security

Since coming into office in the midst of a global financial and food crisis, President Obama has made food security a foreign policy priority. Building on commitments first made by African leaders at the African Union (AU) Summit in Maputo in 2003, the President led the G-8 in 2009 in launching a global food security initiative in L’Aquila, Italy and then shortly after launched Feed the Future which invests assistance in countries’ national food security plans, promotes agricultural research and innovation, and helps build the capacity of our partners.

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Guatemala + 12 others
Daños en la Región (30 Julio 2014)


Fuente: Prensa Libre

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World + 1 other
Climate change adaptation strategies for smallholder farmers in the Brazilian Sertão

Climate models agree that semi-arid regions around the world are likely to experience increased rainfall variability and longer droughts in the coming decades. In regions dependent on agriculture, such changes threaten to aggravate existing food insecurity and economic underdevelopment, and to push migration to urban areas. In the Brazilian semi-arid region, the Sertão, farmers’ vulnerability to climate -

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World + 3 others
Purchase for Progress (P4P) June 2014 Newsletter

Inside this issue:

Lessons learned on promoting women’s empowerment…………pages 1-2

P4P supports FAO and IFAD initiatives in Sierra Leone………page 3

Local procurement models for African governments……………pages 4-5

Spotlight on P4P in Uganda……………………………………………pages 5

P4P contact information and news…………………………………page 6

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Update on polio in Equatorial Guinea (17 July 2014)

As of 16 July 2014, Equatorial Guinea has reported a total of 5 wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases, with onset of paralysis between 28 January 2014 (first case) and 3 May 2014 (most recent case). Genetic sequencing indicated that the cases are linked to the ongoing outbreak in Cameroon.