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19 Aug 2015 description

Los recursos del agua y la gama de servicios que proporcionan son la base de la reducción de la pobreza, del crecimiento económico y de la sostenibilidad del medio ambiente. El acceso al agua y al saneamiento es de vital importancia en todos los aspectos de la dignidad humana: desde los alimentos y la seguridad energética a la salud humana y medioambiental, el agua contribuye a mejoras en materia de bienestar social y de crecimiento inclusivo.

UN MUNDO SEDIENTO, UNA RESPONSABILIDAD GLOBAL

19 Aug 2015 description

Les ressources hydriques et les nombreux services qu’elles permettent de fournir aident à lutter contre la pauvreté, et à favoriser la croissance économique et la viabilité environnementale. La dignité humaine est indissociable de l’accès à l’eau et aux installations sanitaires : qu’il s’agisse de l’alimentation, de la sécurité énergétique, ou de la santé humaine et environnementale, l’eau contribue à améliorer le bien-être social et la croissance inclusive.

UN MONDE ASSOIFFE, UNE RESPONSABILITE MONDIALE

19 Aug 2015 description

“It‘s time for the world, and its leaders, to understand how important water is for the future of our people, our economies and for our planet.” Dr. Joakim Harlin, Senior Water Advisor, UNDP Coordinator, UN-Water SDG Working Group Water is at the core of sustainable development.

17 Aug 2015 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics
Summary

As at 31 July 2015, there were 2,015 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1,842 in immigration detention on the mainland and 173 in immigration detention on Christmas Island. A further 878 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 28,890 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

12 Aug 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Influenza-like illness: Nauru, New Zealand

Other updates

Chikungunya

  • Cook Islands have reported a total of 763 cases since October 2014, including 5 new cases in the week ending on 2 August 2015.

Dengue

  • Outbreaks are occurring in American Samoa (dengue serotype-3) and Samoa (dengue serotype-3).

11 Aug 2015 description

The family of a female Iranian asylum seeker, who was allegedly raped three months ago in Nauru, say the Federal Government has refused to allow her to be treated in Australia.

In May, 23-year-old Nazanin Bagheri left the Nauru detention centre to visit friends on the island.

She was raped as she made her way back to the family camp.

Ms Bagheri's brother Omid said following the attack, staff from medical provider, IHMS, informed the family his deeply traumatised sister would be sent to Australia for treatment.

05 Aug 2015 description

This issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor updates the 2015 and 2016 GDP growth and inflation projections for ADB's Pacific developing member countries. The policy briefs included in this issue focus on disasters in the Pacific.

Highlights

Highlights from this issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor include the following:

29 Jul 2015 description

By Mr. Ueretan Bauro, Te Uekera newspaper, Kiribati

21 July, 2015, Nuku’alofa, Tonga - Nauru has given its full support for the outcomes of the First Pacific Ministers Meeting on Meteorology and the Nuku’alofa Declaration for Sustainable Weather and Climate Services for a Resilient Pacific.

Minister Aaron Cook (pictured above) is attending the first Ministerial meeting of Meteorology Ministers from the Pacific region in Nuku’alofa, hosted by the Government of Tonga.

26 Jul 2015 description
report Government of Tonga

24 July 2015: The First Pacific Ministerial Meeting on Meteorology held here in Nuku’alofa today has adopted 25 points they believe will ensure that National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) have the necessary capacity to support sustainable development in the region.

21 Jul 2015 description

Maximum Temperature

Temperatures in the Asia-Pacific region can go very high with central India reaching 50oC or more. The Tibetan plateau rarely exceeds 20oC because of its high elevation.

These temperatures are based on average highs over a period of approximately 50 years. Maximum temperatures in the region may therefore be from different months of the year and a temperature in any given location may exceed these maximums.

21 Jul 2015 description

Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification

The highly referenced climate classification map of Wladimir Köppen was published for the first time in 1900 and updated in its latest version by Rudolf Geiger in 1961.

Climate classification is applied to a broad range of topics in climate and climate change research as well as in physical geography, hydrology, agriculture, biology and educational aspects.

21 Jul 2015 description

The Human Footprint

Human influence on the earth’s land surface is a global driver of ecological processes on the planet, en par with climatic trends, geological forces and astronomical variations. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University joined together to systematically map and measure the human influence on the earth’s land surface today.

21 Jul 2015 description

Population Density

Using an innovative approach with GIS and remote sensing, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory LandScanTM is the community standard for global population distribution. At approximately 1 km resolution LandScan is the finest resolution global population distribution data available and represents an ambient population (average over 24 hours).

16 Jul 2015 description

UNDP & UN-OHRLLS Discussion Paper

Written by Gail Hurley, Policy Specialist on Development Finance

Executive Summary

15 Jul 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Diarrhoea: French Polynesia, Guam
  • Influenza-like illness: Kiribati, New Zealand
  • Prolonged Fever:Nauru
  • Other updates

Chikungunya

  • Chikungunya outbreak is on-going in Cook Islands and Marshall Islands.
  • Cook Islands have reported a total of 754 cases since October 2014, including 13 new cases in the week ending on July 5 2015.

Dengue

15 Jul 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Palau
  • Diarrhoea: Federated states of Micronesia
  • Influenza-like illness: Kiribati
  • Prolonged Fever: Kiribati

Other updates

Chikungunya

Chikungunya outbreak is on-going in Cook Islands and Marshall Islands. Cook Islands have reported a total of 741 cases since October 2014, including 15 new cases in the week ending on June 21 2015.

Dengue

15 Jul 2015 description

This issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor updates the 2015 and 2016 GDP growth and inflation projections for ADB's Pacific developing member countries. The policy briefs included in this issue focus on disasters in the Pacific.

Highlights

Highlights from this issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor include the following:

13 Jul 2015 description

CHINA

Typhoon Chan-Hom made landfall early on 11 Jul in Zhujiajian Township in the island city of Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, as a category 1 typhoon before being downgraded to a tropical storm on 12 Jul. Chan-Hom is decreasing intensity as it moves northeast. Some 1.9 million people in nine cities were affected by the storm, including more than 1.1 million evacuated as a precaution. No casualties are reported.

1.1 million people evacuated

10 Jul 2015 description

Foreign Minister Murray McCully met with President Waqa of Nauru in Sydney yesterday and today to express New Zealand’s concerns over reported violations of civil and political rights.

“My meetings with President Waqa provided an opportunity to raise New Zealand’s concerns about the suspension of opposition Members of Parliament, and the alleged removal of civil and political rights. I also raised directly the cancellation of Roland Kun’s passport, given his close connection to New Zealand,” Mr McCully says.

10 Jul 2015 description

About this report

This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Regional Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.