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28 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP Tunisia participated and made decisive contributions in a first consultation at WFP headquarters to formulate a joint vision and roadmap for regional school meals to be adopted by key stakeholders and donors at a high-level meeting in autumn 2016.

  • WFP assisted the Ministries of Education and Agriculture in devising a Memorandum of Understanding and plan of action for the implementation of the school feeding pilots and establish a department dedicated to the management of the school feeding programme in Tunisia.

18 Jul 2016 description

FAO: Agricultura comercial generó casi el 70 % de la deforestación en América Latina

No es necesario cortar bosques para producir más alimentos, según el informe El estado de los bosques del mundo 2016

18 de julio de 2016, Santiago de Chile - En América Latina, la agricultura comercial es la principal causante de la deforestación, según el nuevo informe de la FAO, El estado de los bosques del mundo 2016 (SOFO, por sus siglas en inglés).

18 Jul 2016 description

Combler le fossé entre la foresterie et l’agriculture en vue d’améliorer la sécurité alimentaire

La FAO appelle à une meilleure coordination entre les deux secteurs afin de mettre en place des systèmes agricoles durables et d’améliorer la gestion des forêts

18 Jul 2016 description

Executive Summary

Alert 2016! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook providing an analysis of the state of the world in terms of conflict and peacebuilding from four perspectives: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and gender, peace and security.

18 Jul 2016 description

Bridging the gap between forestry and agriculture to improve food security

FAO calls for better coordination between the two sectors towards sustainable farming systems and forest management

08 Jul 2016 description

Zarzis, Tunisia | AFP | Friday 7/8/2016 - 11:49 GMT

At least 12 Tunisian migrants died when their boat headed for Europe sank off the coast of Libya, hospital sources and local media said Friday.

Media reports said the trawler carrying 28 migrants, mostly young adults from the impoverished Ben Guerdane region of Tunisia, sank last Sunday off the Libyan city of Sabratha.

A local Red Crescent official, Mongi Slim, said there were only 11 known survivors, while Ben Guerdane has received 12 bodies with more expected to follow.

01 Jul 2016 description

Global Overview – Trends and Outlook

30 Jun 2016 description

I am delighted to welcome you to this Annual Meeting on Strengthening the Rule of Law in Crisis-affected and Fragile Contexts.

Allow me to begin by acknowledging members of our high-level panel this morning:

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP Assistant Executive Director (AED) Elisabeth Rasmusson visited Tunisia on 24-25 May. During the visit, she met with the Ministers of Education and Agriculture to discuss the signature of an interministerial agreement to link school canteens to local agricultural production and revitalize school gardens.

  • Tunisian and Moroccan government delegations participated in a study visit to WFP Centre of Excellence Against Hunger in Brazil on 09-13 May.

25 Jun 2016 description

Published: June 24, 2016
By: Sherine N. El Taraboulsi

Cross-border transactions have been shaping the Libyan civil and political landscape for decades. However, desk research and field interviews in Tunisia reveal that interventions for peacebuilding are not fully accounting for these transactions or other regional activities. This brief argues that supporting local and regional actors in working toward a unified vision for Libya requires factoring in cross-border, civil society exchanges and the tensions that affect them.

Summary

17 Jun 2016 description

Background

Since 1 January 2016, 200,000 people have arrived on European shores by sea. The great part of them arrived through the Aegean Sea before the closure of the so called Balkan road and around 50,000 arrived in Italy through the dangerous Central Mediterranean route. At least 50,000 are stuck in Greece after the closure of the Balkan route, with the extremely dangerous Central Mediterranean becoming one of the few remaining opportunities to reach Europe for thousands of people.

10 Jun 2016 description
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Nigeria and Kenya get poor marks in new survey

By Obi Anyadike

Public approval in Nigeria and Kenya for their governments’ handling of jihadist violence is low, and citizens have a poor opinion of the security forces that are supposed to protect them, according to a survey-based report released this week by Afrobarometer, a pan-African research network.

10 Jun 2016 description

Welcome to the June issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website, and are also available through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS).

10 Jun 2016 description

Introduction

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) was founded in 1951, in the aftermath of World War II in order to assist displaced people.

08 Jun 2016 description

In July 2013, WFP began implementing a project on capacity development of school meals in Tunisia with the aim to provide the government with technical assistance to enhance their national school meals programme, which reaches 240,000 children in 2,500 primary schools. Development Project 200493 provided technical assistance and policy advice under three main axes: (i) a review of the existing programme; (ii) study visits for South-South cooperation, sharing experiences and best practices; and (iii) development of a sustainable school meals strategy, which was validated in December 2014.

08 Jun 2016 description

By Ryan Cummings

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which began this week, has proven a popular time for jihadist extremists to launch attacks globally. Tunisia will be among those countries on highest alert, following a spate of violence over the past 18 months that has threatened its fragile stability. As the Islamic State (ISIS) faces considerable setbacks elsewhere, increased vigilance will be particularly focused on heading off the ambitions of this group within the North African country.

07 Jun 2016 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,