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28 Nov 2011 description
report ALNAP

27TH ALNAP MEETING

CHENNAI, INDIA

Background Paper

27 Nov 2011 description

Introduction

The present study is in response to commitments made during the second session of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in June 2009. The purpose of those commitments was to assess the level of disaster resilience in all schools in disaster-prone countries by 2011 and have all related government‘s agencies develop a national plan for school safety by 2015.

22 Nov 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.

In brief

Programme outcome: the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies‘ secretariat (IFRC) is committed to supporting the National Societies to do more, do better and reach further in order to address the humanitarian challenges faced by the Red Cross Societies in the Americas. The support provided by the IFRC‘s Americas zone office focuses on mainstreaming compliance with the Inter-American Plan and working towards full alignment with the IFRC‘s Strategy 2020.

21 Nov 2011 description

31st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT

Geneva, Switzerland

28 November – 1 December 2011

Law and disaster risk reduction at the community level

Background report

Document prepared by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in consultation with the International Committee of the Red Cross

Executive Summary

19 Nov 2011 description

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, includ-ing droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. At times, El Niño meteorological events and poor land use management exacerbate the effects of potential hazards. Several countries in the re-gion also remain vulnerable to civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 and FY 2011, USAID’s Office of U.S.

17 Nov 2011 description

Executive summary

Armed conflict and violence take a heavy toll on children’s lives in different parts of the world. Not only do children suffer from the direct consequences of war and armed violence (recruitment in armed forces or groups, physical injuries, death), they are also indirectly affected by displacement, loss of relatives and the trauma associated with witnessing acts of violence.

09 Nov 2011 description

Agricultura familiar permite diversificar la base alimentaria de la población, amortiguar la volatilidad de los precios y dinamizar las economías rurales.

Santiago de Chile, 09 de noviembre de 2011- “En América Latina no se puede hablar de seguridad alimentaria sin hablar de agricultura familiar. Son dos temas que están íntimamente ligados”, señaló José Graziano da Silva, el Representante Regional de FAO para América Latina y el Caribe.

08 Nov 2011 description
report UN News Service

7 novembre 2011 – Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) et le gouvernement du Brésil ont lancé dimanche une nouvelle initiative pour aider des pays à établir leur propre programme national de distribution de repas dans les écoles afin d´améliorer la nutrition et l´éducation des enfants.

07 Nov 2011 description

Salvador, Bahia, (Brazil)– The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Brazil launched today the Centre of Excellence Against Hunger, which aims to help countries improve, expand, and eventually run their own national school meal programmes to advance the nutrition, education and food security of school children.

07 Nov 2011 description

Salvador de Bahía, (Brasil) – El Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) y el Gobierno de Brasil inauguraron hoy el Centro de Excelencia contra el Hambre que busca ayudar a los países a mejorar, ampliar y eventualmente ejecutar sus propios programas nacionales de alimentación escolar y así promover la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional, junto con la educación de los escolares.

01 Nov 2011 description

PANORAMA GENERAL

Existe evidencia científica que confirma que el cambio climático ha incrementado la intensidad de las tormentas tropicales y sus efectos sobre la elevación de la temperatura atmosférica y de la superficie del mar. Si este comportamiento continúa agudizándose, en las próximas décadas, los países de la región - particularmente América Central, la Región Andina y el Caribe, estarán expuestas a precipitaciones más fuertes y sequías más severas.