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29 Sep 2016 description

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 29 September 2016–The Government of Germany- has granted EUR 2.5 million to the Mekong River Commission to implement its strategic work, including climate change and adaptation, flood and drought management and sustainable hydropower.

29 Sep 2016 description

29 September 2016, GENEVA – The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, today urged world leaders to take note of the profound implications of this month’s record carbon dioxide readings and to increase their level of commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“It is deeply disturbing to learn that global levels of 400 parts per million have now been reached in September for the first time. The last time CO2 levels were this high was 15 to 20 million years ago.

29 Sep 2016 description

La mécanisation durable, un énorme potentiel pour l’Afrique subsaharienne

L’accès au matériel agricole est essentiel afin de renforcer la productivité agricole et les moyens d’existence en milieu rural

Selon un nouveau rapport de la FAO, nourrir une population mondiale en pleine expansion nécessitera des améliorations significatives en termes de productivité agricole, surtout en Afrique, tandis que la mécanisation et des stratégies appropriées de mécanisation ont un rôle considérable à jouer.

29 Sep 2016 description

Sustainable mechanization has much to offer in sub-Saharan Africa

Access to farm machinery is key for agricultural productivity and rural livelihoods

29 September 2016, Rome-Feeding the burgeoning world population will require significant improvements in agricultural productivity, above all in Africa, and mechanization and appropriate mechanization strategies have a large role to play, according to a new report from FAO.

29 Sep 2016 description

By Huma Haider


Is there evidence that the degree of respect for international humanitarian law (IHL) during an armed conflict affects peace processes (improves the prospects for peace-making)?


29 Sep 2016 description


  • Foster a culture of accountability and protection from sexual exploitation and abuse at all levels of the humanitarian system.

  • Encourage institutionalization of AAP and PSEA within humanitarian organizations, including local and national NGOs, INGOs, Red Cross Red Crescent movement and UN Agencies.

  • Support operationalization of AAP and PSEA at collective level as well as individual agency level.

29 Sep 2016 description
report Pacific Community

The Strategic Agenda 2020 outlines the direction and intent of the Pacific Islands Emergency Management Alliance (PIEMA) - an alliance between Pacific Islands National Disaster Management Offices, the Pacific Islands Fire and Emergency Services Association, the membership of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council and the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police.

29 Sep 2016 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Thursday 9/28/2016 - 23:35 GMT-4

by Fanny CARRIER

A steady flow of migrants arriving in the south has combined with the de facto closure of borders to the north to leave Italy's migrant reception centres bursting at the seams.

Adding to the sense of an impending crisis, many have not received a cent in state funding for months.

29 Sep 2016 description

Piura, Peru, 28 September 2016 — The global population is projected to hit 9.6 billion by 2050 and the world will need to increase the food it produces by 60 per cent. This outlook brings ministers from the 21 APEC member economies together to tackle food production and cross-border trade opportunities in the Asia-Pacific to advance food security. 

29 Sep 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

UNHRD welcomed the Austrian Government as a Partner after signing a Technical Agreement in 2015 to further support their response efforts in the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. Less than a week after the signing, at the request of Austria, a team of UNHRD and WFP Field Engineering was on the ground to conduct an assessment mission. First shipments arrived in Traiskirchen in December.

In addition, relief items and support equipment were sent to Serbia and Greece on behalf of the French Government, and Turkey on behalf of the Italian Governments.

29 Sep 2016 description

Plan seeks to reduce new HIV infections, AIDS-related deaths, and the number of children born with HIV, among other goals.

Washington, D.C., 28 September 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — Based on 30 years of public health efforts to respond to the HIV epidemic, ministers of health from the countries of the Americas approved a plan to scale up prevention and treatment measures by 2020, with the goal of ending AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as public health problems by 2030.

29 Sep 2016 description

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at a briefing at the Security Council debate on the protection of civilians: health care in armed conflict, today:

28 Sep 2016 description

Miami, United States | AFP | Wednesday 9/28/2016 - 17:14 GMT

Tropical Storm Matthew formed in the Atlantic over the Lesser Antilles on Wednesday and threatened to become a hurricane by Friday, US forecasters said.

Tropical storm warnings were issued for Guadeloupe and Martinique, as well as Barbados, Dominica, St Vincent, Grenada and St Lucia.

28 Sep 2016 description

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