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02 Dec 2016 description

FAO advocates linking conservation of biodiversity to sustainable agriculture and rural livelihoods

2 December 2016, CANCUN, Mexico -Maintaining biological diversity is important for producing food and to conserve the very foundation of life and rural livelihoods, FAO Deputy Director-General Maria Helena Semedo told participants in an international summit aimed at protecting biodiversity.

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Healthy diets and adequate nutrition for everyone are essential to eradicate hunger and malnutrition by 2030

2 December 2016, Rome - A high-level international symposium on nutrition ended here today with a resounding reminder of the importance of promoting healthy diets and ensuring adequate nutrition for everyone in order to eradicate hunger and malnutrition by 2030 - a goal set by the UN Member nations last year. The conference was jointly organized by FAO and the World Health Organization (WHO).

02 Dec 2016 description

While the world has changed in the 65 years since the Convention was drawn up, UNHCR’s protection chief, Volker Türk, explains why it remains relevant today.

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02 Dec 2016 description
  • As of 30 November 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $11.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $10.7 billion.

02 Dec 2016 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

2 December 2016

Faced with record displacement from conflict, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has this week moved to reinforce the global refugee protection regime by issuing new guidelines on dealing with people fleeing their country because of war.

02 Dec 2016 description

Claims for refugee status related to situations of armed conflict and violence under Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention and/or 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees and the regional refugee definitions

02 Dec 2016 description

La FAO encourage la conservation de la biodiversité afin de parvenir à une agriculture durable et d’améliorer les moyens d’existence en milieu rural

2 décembre 2016, Cancún, Mexique - «Il est essentiel de maintenir la diversité biologique pour produire de la nourriture et conserver les origines mêmes de la vie, ainsi que les moyens d'existence ruraux», a déclaré Mme Maria Helena Semedo, Directrice générale adjointe de la FAO, aux participants présents lors d'un sommet international destiné à protéger la biodiversité.

02 Dec 2016 description

FAO advocates linking conservation of biodiversity to sustainable agriculture and rural livelihoods

2 December 2016, CANCUN, Mexico -Maintaining biological diversity is important for producing food and to conserve the very foundation of life and rural livelihoods, FAO Deputy Director-General Maria Helena Semedo told participants in an international summit aimed at protecting biodiversity.

02 Dec 2016 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council is deeply concerned about the conditions for refugees and migrants meeting the freezing winter weather in cold tents, warehouses and barracks in Greece.

“It is disgraceful how Europe is treating people who came to us for protection,” said Alain Homsy, Head of NRC’s operations in Greece.

02 Dec 2016 description

29 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2016 | GINEBRA - Con motivo del Día Mundial del Sida, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) ha publicado nuevas directrices sobre el autoanálisis del VIH para mejorar el acceso al diagnóstico de la infección y su utilización eficaz.

02 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Se precisan medidas urgentes para mejorar la prevención del VIH y el tratamiento entre los jóvenes

NUEVA YORK/JOHANNESBURGO, 1 de diciembre de 2016 - Un nuevo informe publicado hoy por UNICEF indica que, según las proyecciones, las nuevas infecciones por el VIH entre los adolescentes podrían aumentar anualmente desde 250.000 en 2015 a casi 400.000 en 2030, si se estancan los progresos para llegar a este grupo de edad.

02 Dec 2016 description

The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People Living with HIV and those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV (the Committee), a subsidiary mechanism of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, joins the entire world in celebrating World AIDS Day on 1 December of each year.

This year’s theme “HANDS UP FOR HIV PREVENTION” reminds of the crucial importance of supporting a strategic and enhanced mobilisation worldwide, especially through information, training and awareness-raising actions at all levels in the fight against the pandemic.

02 Dec 2016 description

Executive summary

This in-depth investigation of the use of drones in humanitarian crises is the first of its kind to determine if, how, and under what circumstances drones can add value to humanitarian operations in disaster areas. The most promising uses of drones include:

• Mapping
• Delivering lightweight essential items to remote or hard-to-access locations
• Supporting damage assessments
• Increasing situational awareness
• Monitoring changes

02 Dec 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 350,573 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 30 November, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, compared with 883,393 by this time in 2015.

Some 171,751 people have arrived in Greece and 173,188 in Italy during 2016. Arrivals in Italy increased by 20.1 percent from 144,205 at this point last year. The figures, provided by the Italian Ministry of Interior, show that migrants continued to cross the Mediterranean, despite dangerous sea conditions and colder winter weather.

02 Dec 2016 description

Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have contracted the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV/AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

Sub-Saharan Africa is the worst affected region, with around 25.6 million people living with HIV in 2015. In addition, sub-Saharan Africa accounts for two-thirds of the global total of new HIV infections.

02 Dec 2016 description

This issue of Frontiers of CLTS explores the potential, and some of the recorded learning, on how CLTS, as a community-based, collaborative approach to sanitation behavioural change, can be applied successfully in contexts of fragility and displacement, leading to communities more convinced and prepared to maintain and develop safe sanitation practices.

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Contents

561 Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization, October 2016 – conclusions and recommendations

583 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– October 2016

Sommaire

561 Réunion du Groupe stratégique consultatif d’experts sur la vaccination, octobre 2016 – conclusions et recommandations

583 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvieroctobre 2016