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Women and Natural Resources: Unlocking the Peacebuilding Potential

Empowering women in natural resource management critical for lasting peace in war-torn countries, says UN report

Geneva/New York/Nairobi, 6 November 2013 – Ensuring that women have better access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals can improve the chances of long-term peace and recovery in war-torn countries, according to a new report released by the United Nations today.

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31% of global economic output forecast to face ‘high’ or ‘extreme’ climate change risks by 2025

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Maplecroft

Cities of Dhaka, Mumbai, Manila, Kolkata, Bangkok most at risk

New research by global risk analytics company Maplecroft, has revealed that 31% of global economic output will be based in countries facing ‘high’ or ‘extreme risks’ from the impacts of climate change by the year 2025 – a 50% increase on current levels and more than double since the company began researching the issue in 2008.

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ACTED Newsletter #84 October/octobre 2013 [EN/FR]

FOCUS - Syrian refugee crisis: 2 million refugees

ACT

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Informe estadístico anual sobre las actividades de adquisición del sistema de las Naciones Unidas correspondiente a 2012

Las adquisiciones de las Naciones Unidas alcanzan los 15.400 millones USD en 2012

COPENHAGUE – Las adquisiciones de bienes y servicios por parte de las Naciones Unidas alcanzaron los 15.400 millones USD en 2012. Las mayores sumas se destinaron a productos farmacéuticos, equipo médico, alimentos, transporte y construcción.

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Rapport statistique annuel sur les activités d’achats de l’ONU 2012

Les achats de l’ONU en 2012 se chiffrent à 15,4 milliards de dollars

COPENHAGUE – La valeur des biens et services achetés par les Nations Unies en 2012 se chiffre à 15,4 milliards de dollars, principalement dans les domaines pharmaceutique, médical, alimentaire, des transports et de la construction.

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2012 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement

UN procurement at $15.4 billion in 2012

COPENHAGEN – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $15.4 billion in 2012, with some of the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, food, transportation and construction.

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The Market Monitor - Trends and impacts of staple food prices in vulnerable countries, Issue 20 - July 2013

Global Highlights

• The global cereal price index increased by 9% on a year-on-year basis in the April-June 2013 quarter, mostly driven by nominal price rises of maize and wheat (+7% and +17%, respectively).

• However, on a quarterly basis (Q2 vs. Q1 2013), real global maize, wheat and rice prices2 fell by 5%, 1%, and 2%, respectively. The marked price drop for maize is driven by the improved global stock-to-use ratio of maize (+12% y/y).

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 - 15 July 2013

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Treatment 2015

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UNAIDS

The framework, entitled Treatment 2015, stresses that intensive focus on scaling up HIV services in 30 countries would have a significant impact on the trajectory of the global AIDS epidemic.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 July - 8 July 2013

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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NGO Statement on International Protection - Extended Written Version

Madame Chair, Ladies and Gentlemen,

This statement (available at: www.icvanetwork.org) has been drafted in consultation with, and is delivered on behalf of, a wide range of NGOs and aims to reflect the diversity of views within the NGO community.

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Managing acute malnutrition at scale - A review of donor and government financing arrangements (Network Paper Issue 75)

Introduction

This review is concerned with the financing arrangements for programmes that address acute malnutrition at scale through the community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM). The CMAM approach is geared towards the early detection, treatment and counselling of moderately and severely acutely malnourished children, in the community, by community agents.

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Global Overview 2012: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

Around 6.5 million people were newly displaced, almost twice as many as the 3.5 million during 2011. The conflicts in Syria and DRC were responsible for around half of the new displacements.

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USAID FrontLines – March/April 2013

About FrontLines

Insights from Administrator Rajiv Shah

WATER

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ACTED Newsletter #82 February 2013 [EN/FR]

CONTENTS /// SOMMAIRE

FOCUS - DRR: Anticipating emergencies, strengthening resilience

ACTED supported by the European Union’s Nobel Peace Prize

Community spirit at the heart of life (Jordan)

Za’atari refugee camp under water (Jordan)

The child friendly space, a veritable sanctuary for young refugees (Iraq)

Promoting hygiene at school to hold back waterborne diseases (Pakistan)

Helping Afghan farmers protect their livelihoods (Afghanistan)

Providing food for the "roof of the world" (Tajikistan)

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Guide on Livelihoods & Economic Recovery in Crisis Situations

The Guide on Livelihoods and Economic Recovery Programming in Crisis and Post-Crisis Situations provides a practical “how to” resource for development practitioners, particularly those in UNDP Country Offices. By sharing the knowledge and experience that UNDP and its partners have gained over the years, the Guide aims to facilitate effective and sustainable programming for livelihoods and economic recovery in crisis and post-crisis situations. It will be most useful at the onset of programming, especially in preparations for high-level discussions with national authorities, resource mobilization, project and programme development, and the provision of training and technical and policy advice.

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Global emergency overview snapshot - 14 January to 21 January 2013

Severe monsoon rains caused major flooding in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, affecting 250,000 people. According to UNAMID, ethnic clashes in Darfur displaced 70,000

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Crackdown on political dissent spurs rise in human rights abuses across growth economies – Maplecroft Risk Atlas

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Maplecroft

A rise in human rights violations from government crackdowns on public protest and political dissent is significantly increasing risks to business in ten of the world’s fastest growing economies, according to Maplecroft’s newly released Human Rights Risk Atlas 2013 (HRRA).

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Hidden Survivors: Sexual Violence against Children in Conflict

Sexual violence is one of the most horrific crimes committed during conflict. Our new briefing outlines the extent of the issue and the steps needed to put an end to these crimes against children.