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Madagascar + 24 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for April with a Forecast till Mid-June, 2014

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1 ) situation remained calm along the Red Sea coasts during April.

Several swarms migrated from northwestern Somalia to eastern Ethiopia where aerial and ground control treated 2,585 ha from 8-30 April. An unconfirmed report of hoppers in Aysha, eastern Ethiopia suggested breeding has begun in those areas (DLCO-EA).

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World + 18 others
Bulletin sur le Criquet pèlerin No. 410 (04 décembre 2012)

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée préoccupante en novembre avec la formation de petits essaims au Mali, au Niger et au Tchad et le déplacement de groupes d'ailés au Nord vers la Libye, la Tunisie et l'Algérie.

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World + 18 others
Desert Locust Bulletin No. 410 (3 Dec 2012)

The Desert Locust situation remained serious during November as small swarms formed in Mali, Niger, and Chad, and adult groups moved north to Libya, Tunisia and Algeria. And increasing number of adults were seen in Morocco and the Western Sahara. Locusts formed groups and small hopper bands in western Mauritania.

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World + 13 others
Bulgari, Save the Children Education Campaign Surpasses $20 million

Media Contact
Eileen Burke 203.216.0718

Bulgari Ring for Save the Children

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World + 5 others
Growing peace through development

Not a day goes by that conflict does not rage in some part of the world. Equally, not a day goes by that some person, some family or some community does not take a step on the road to a better, more secure future, one free from conflict, hunger and poverty. And both can happen in one and the same place.

Both conflict and development are driven by a profound dissatisfaction with the way things are. But the one is a destructive response, while the other is positive and constructive.

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World + 8 others
CrisisWatch N°109 (1 September 2012)

A series of sectarian clashes and tit-for-tat kidnappings in Lebanon prompted fears that the Syrian conflict is spilling over. At least 18 were killed and hundreds injured towards the end of August in clashes between al-Assad Alawite supporters and Sunni opponents in Tripoli.

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World + 17 others
Bulletin sur le Criquet pèlerin No. 405 - juillet 2012

Situation Générale en juin 2012

Prévision jusqu'à 'mi-août 2012

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée préoccupante en juin avec le déplacements des groupes d'ailes at des petits essaims de la zone de résurgence située de parte et d'autre de lafrontiere algéro-libyenne vers le sahel septentrional au Mali et au Niger, où des pluies son tombée six semaines plus tôt que la normale.

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World + 18 others
Desert Locust Bulletin No. 405 (June 2012)

General situation during June 2012

Forecast until mid-August 2012

The Desert Locust situation remained serious during June as adult groups and small swarms migrated from the outbreak area along both sides of the Algerian-Libyan border to the northern Sahel in Mali and Niger where the rain have fallen about six weeks earlier than normal. Survey and control teams were mobilized in Niger but were limited by insecurity and a shortage of funds. Similarly, operations could not be carried out in northern Mali where locals reported small swarms.

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World + 8 others
Arab Spring uprisings see Libya, Syria and Egypt rated among countries most affected by armed conflict, India at ‘extreme risk’ – global study

Report
Maplecroft

Analysis of three years’ data shows continuing trend for conflict in MENA, Central Africa and the Indian subcontinent

The popular uprisings of the Arab Spring have propelled Egypt, Libya and Syria into the most severe risk category of an annual study evaluating the intensity of armed conflict across 197 nations, while economic giant India is also rated at ‘extreme risk.’

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World + 19 others
Closing 'Historical and Unforgettable' Annual Debate, General Assembly President Says Time to Shift Gears to Crucial Next Step, 'Turn Talk into Real Impact'

GA/11155

Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Plenary
28th, 29th & 30th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

World Leaders Came to Express ‘Hopes and Needs of Their Nations’,
Salute Courage of Those Who Fought for Freedom, Dignity, Democracy around Globe

“It has been an historic and unforgettable debate,” said the President of the General Assembly this evening as he closed the annual event, but it was now time to shift attention to the crucial next step, “turning talk into real impact”.

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World + 19 others
Examination of Mediation versus Military Intervention to Assist Regions Wracked by Conflict Focus of General Assembly Debate as It Enters Fourth Day

GA/11153

Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Plenary
22nd, 23rd & 24th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Leaders Can No Longer Use Sovereignty as ‘Wall to Violate Rights of Citizens’,
Some Say; Others Say Mediation Less Costly, Saves Lives, Aligns with UN Charter

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Somalia + 22 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for June with a Forecast till mid-August, 2011

Summary

Desert Locust (SGR) infestations declined during June in the primary breeding and outbreak areas in the Sahel, North Africa and Red Sea coasts due to control operations and unfavorable ecological conditions.

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Afghanistan + 10 others
Patterns in Terrorism in North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and South Asia: 2007-2010

By Anthony H. Cordesman, Andrew C. Gagel Jun 29, 2011

The Burke Chair has prepared two new reports on terrorism in North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia: 2007-2010. These reports draw on unclassified US reporting by the National Counterterrorism Center and the US Department of State.

Center for Strategic and International Studies:

© The Center for Strategic & International Studies

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Afghanistan + 25 others
Barómetro 25: Sobre conflictos, derechos humanos y construccion de paz - Enero - Marzo 2011

El Barómetro es un informe trimestral editado en castellano y catalán por el Programa de Conflictos y Construcción de Paz de la Escola de Cultura de Pau de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. El documento analiza los acontecimientos ocurridos en el mundo a lo largo del trimestre (enero – marzo de 2011) a través de cinco apartados: conflictos armados, tensiones, procesos de paz, crisis humanitarias y dimensión de género en la construcción de la paz.

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Afghanistan + 13 others
Asia: Governments Should Jointly Protect Migrant Workers

Revived After 5-Year Hiatus, Regional Dialogue Will Address Human Rights

(Dhaka, April 19, 2011) – Ministers from Asian labor-sending countries meeting in Dhaka this week should together endorse protections for migrant workers, Human Rights Watch, Migrant Forum in Asia, and CARAM Asia said in a briefing paper released today. They should give priority to protecting migrant domestic workers, who are at especially high risk of abuse, and to ending recruitment-related exploitation, the organizations said.

Human Rights Watch:



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Kenya + 12 others
2000-2009, the warmest decade

Press Release No.869

Geneva, 8 December 2009 (WMO) - The year 2009 is likely to rank in the top 10 warmest on record since the beginning of instrumental climate records in 1850, according to data sources compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The global combined sea surface and land surface air temperature for 2009 (January-October) is currently estimated at 0.44°C ± 0.11°C (0.79°F ± 0.20°F) above the 1961-1990 annual average of 14.00°C/57.2°F. The current nominal ranking of 2009, which does not account for uncertainties in the annual averages, places