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24 MAi 2016 | GENÈVE - Le Secrétaire exécutif de la Convention-cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques, Christiana Figueres, s’est exprimée aujourd’hui devant l’Assemblée mondiale de la Santé. Elle a insisté sur les liens entre les changements climatiques et la santé, notamment en ce qui concerne la propagation des maladies à transmission vectorielle.

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Istanbul, Turquie – Un nouveau partenariat ayant pour objet d’aider les pays et les communautés à mieux se préparer aux catastrophes est lancé aujourd’hui au Sommet humanitaire mondial en tant que riposte collective face aux situations d’urgence humanitaires qui se font de plus en plus fréquentes.

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report Council of Europe

Unaccompanied minor refugees’ local participation and inclusion are the focus of a meeting at the European Youth Centre held by the Council of Europe’s Youth Department and an international network Voices of Young Refugees in Europe (VYRE) on 23-27 May 2016.

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report UN News Service

25 mai 2016 – En cette Journée de l'Afrique qui est célébrée chaque année le 25 mai, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a exhorté tous les acteurs concernés à soutenir la transformation radicale des infrastructures requise pour atteindre les objectifs de développement durable de l'Afrique à l'horizon 2030.

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The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, on Monday, May 23, signed a new partnership agreement on promoting nutrition in Africa with Jamie Cooper, Chair of Big Win Philanthropy, and Zouera Youssoufou, CEO of the Dangote Foundation. The partnership was reached at the Bank’s 2016 Annual Meetings in Lusaka and will boost economic returns from the AfDB’s US $33-billion investment portfolio by reprogramming suitable investments in sectors ranging from agriculture to education, to generate nutritional benefit for children.

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The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit a report on the main decisions and policy recommendations of the Committee on World Food Security.

Report on the main decisions and policy recommendations of the Committee on World Food Security

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Every morning, two vehicles belonging to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) draw up in front of one of the three stadiums that make up the sporting complex of Elliniko, in a suburb of the Greek capital, Athens. Built on a former airfield, the stadiums were put up for the 2004 Olympic Games. Now they house men, women and children who fled their countries in search of safety in Europe.

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25 May 2016

Joint statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children and the Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of the Child

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The Great Lakes Region highlights the interconnected nature of conflict. This is particularly true for the four focus countries of the Great Lakes Project (GLP), namely Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda. This interconnectedness forms the basis of the GLP’s regional approach.

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  1. Executive Summary

This Annual Evaluation Report provides an overview of evaluation in the Department for International Development (DFID) for 2015.
The report summarises DFID’s evaluation activities in 2015 and highlights progress against the Evaluation Strategy.

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report World Vision

BRUSSELS, 25 May 2016 - Following the World Humanitarian Summit, 23rd – 24th May held in Istanbul, World Vision was pleased with the level of participation and commitments to its core priorities especially around education in emergencies, humanitarian financing, innovation and partnering.

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Rome, Italy | AFP | Wednesday 5/25/2016 - 11:02 GMT | 216 words

At least five migrants have drowned off the Libyan coast after the heavily overcrowded boat they were sailing on overturned, the Italian navy said Wednesday, revising downwards an earlier death toll.

The navy said at least 550 people had been pulled to safety but added that the rescue operation was still underway and that the death toll could rise.

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ABOUT THIS ISSUE

The Paris Agreement, which was finalized at the Conference of Parties 21 (COP21) has been signed by 175 countries on April 22, 2016. This is the first step in implementing this historic agreement which seeks to limit global warming below 2oC. The ratification of this agreement, based on parliamentary discussion and approval within the signing countries would be the next step in making it come into force. Perhaps, this is the best time for nations to reflect on the best ways to implement the Paris Agreement.

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ILO calls for renewed efforts to promote peace, decent jobs and social justice for workers of the occupied Arab territories

Applying the principles of social justice and decent work could help to address persistent inequalities, tensions and vulnerability in the West Bank and Gaza.

GENEVA (ILO News) – A continuation of the peace process is a precondition for job and wealth creation, decent work and social justice for all in the occupied Arab territories, the International Labour Organization (ILO) says in a new report.

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Top 12 Ways World Can End Hunger, Stem Environmental Damage from Food Systems

Latest IRP report lists 12 ways to use natural resources more efficiently, improve human health and reduce the environmental damage caused by food systems

Nairobi, 25 May 2016 – A major overhaul of the global food system is urgently needed if the world is to combat hunger, use natural resources more efficiently and stem environmental damage, the International Resource Panel (IRP) says.

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Introduction

In 2010, the United Kingdom (UK) Government Department for International Development (DFID) announced their ‘Framework for results for reproductive, maternal and newborn health (RMNH)’ which included several ambitious goals in relation to reproductive, maternal and newborn health including saving 250,000 newborn and 50,000 maternal lives by 2015 (1). DFID simultaneously committed to measuring its achievements in reaching these goals.