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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 + 30 others
Disaster Risk Reduction in School Curricula: Case Studies from Thirty Countries

Executive Summary

This document reports the findings of a UNICEF/UNESCO Mapping of Global DRR Integration into Education Curricula consultancy. The researchers were tasked with capturing key national experiences in the integration of disaster risk reduction in the curriculum, identifying good practice, noting issues addressed and ones still lacking and reviewing learning outcomes.
The methodology employed has been one of meta-research of available literature and case study documentary research into the experiences of thirty countries.

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Improving the Assessment of Disaster Risks to Strengthen Financial Resilience: A Special Joint G20 Publication by the Government of Mexico and the World Bank

World Bank

New study shows how active disaster risk management reduces losses and protects communities

LOS CABOS, MEXICO, June 16, 2012 - The leaders of the world’s largest economies, meeting at the G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, have highlighted the importance of disaster risk management as an integral part of development policy to reflect their concern about the dramatic increase in losses from natural disasters in both developed and developing countries.

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Ban anuncia medidas para combatir A(H1N1)

UN News Service
El Secretario General de la ONU anunció este martes en Nueva York que pedirá a los gobiernos que han impuesto restricciones al comercio y los viajes a raíz del brote del virus A(H1N1) que las reviertan, a menos de que existan evidencias claras de que éstas sean necesarias.

En la conferencia que celebra mensualmente, Ban Ki-moon adelantó que formulará en total esta y otras tres solicitudes a los países en la Asamblea Mundial de la Salud que tendrá lugar este mes en Ginebra.

Adelantó que pedirá asimismo a los gobiernos

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Austria + 17 others
Pandemic Influenza: Response and Mitigation Emergency Appeal No. MDR00002 - Operations update No. 1

Period covered by this Ops Update: 30 April to 4 May 2009.

Appeal target (current): CHF 5,000,000 (USD 4.4m or EUR 3.3m).

Appeal coverage: despite initial expressions of interest there has been limited donor response to this appeal (the donor response update will be updated accordingly and made available on the Federations website shortly). A number of partner National Societies are reportedly contributing support on a bilateral basis, and are encouraged to transmit this information, either to Geneva (Secretariat) or the respective

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No risk of getting influenza A(H1N1) virus through food, says UN health agency

UN News Service
There is no reason to be afraid of consuming pork or to cull any pigs, the United Nations health agency once again stressed today, despite the detection of the influenza A(H1N1) virus in a swine herd in Canada.

"This is not a food-borne disease," Dr. Peter Ben Embarek, Food Safety Scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO), emphasized at a news conference in Geneva.

"You don't get this disease through eating pork and, therefore, there is no reason to be afraid of consuming pork or pork products," he added.

"From all the studies that have