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Women’s key role in agricultural production emphasized

UN Women

African leaders called for greater investment in women in order to increase agricultural production and improve livelihoods, at a three-day Sharefair on Rural Women’s Technologies to Improve Food Security, Nutrition and Productive Farming.

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Justice plays a “crucial role” in maintaining international peace and security: ICC Prosecutor briefs the United Nations Security Council

On Thursday, 23 October 2014, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court), Mrs. Fatou Bensouda, briefed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in New York, in an open debate on the constructive role the Council can play in support of the exercise of the Office of the Prosecutor's independent mandate, organized by the Argentine presidency of the UNSC.

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Déclaration sur la 3ème réunion du Comité d’urgence du Règlement sanitaire international concernant la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest

La troisième réunion du Comité d’urgence convoquée par le Directeur général de l’OMS au titre du Règlement sanitaire international (2005) [RSI (2005)] concernant la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola en 2014 en Afrique de l’Ouest s’est tenue le mercredi 22 octobre 2014, de 13 heures à 17 h 10 (HEC), avec les membres et les conseillers du Comité.

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Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos Remarks to the Global Leadership Award Dinner, New York, 22 October 2014

UN Association of the United States/UN Foundation

New York, 22 October 2014

It is a privilege to accept this award on behalf of humanitarian workers everywhere.

My thanks to the UN Association of the United States and to the UN Foundation for this award and for your continued strong support to the United Nations in helping us to build a more equal, stable and secure world.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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IMO reiterates: no ban on travel or trade needed due to Ebola

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) today (24 October) reiterated that there should be no general ban on international travel or trade due to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, citing the recommendations of the third meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General on Wednesday, 22 October 2014.

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WHO convenes industry leaders and key partners to discuss trials and production of Ebola vaccine

Trials of vaccines have already begun in the U.S., U.K., and Mali, and are beginning in Gabon, Germany, Kenya and Switzerland to determine safety, dosing and efficacy. Results from phase 1 clinical trials are expected to be available in December 2014.

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Kristalina Georgieva recognized as DRR Champion

By Biljana Markova

BRUSSELS, 24 October 2014 - The European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, today called for a change in “the global mind-set towards disaster risk reduction” as she was confirmed as a Champion of Disaster Risk Reduction by UNISDR.

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Une nouvelle plateforme en ligne aide à réduire les pertes alimentaires grâce au partage d’information

La Communauté de pratiques mondiale sur la réduction des pertes, une initiative à l’actif des agences de l’ONU à Rome

24 octobre 2014, Rome - Les tentatives visant à réduire les pertes alimentaires et le gaspillage de nourriture, qui représentent un tiers des aliments produits dans le monde pour la consommation humaine, peuvent désormais compter sur une nouvelle plateforme en ligne qui rassemble, pour la première fois, un éventail de ressources permettant aux acteurs concernés de partager leurs expériences et les meilleures pratiques.

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What Can Donors Learn from HIV in Responding to Ebola?

This is a joint post with Alan Whiteside, CIGI Chair in Global Health Policy, BSIA and Professor Emeritus, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Since the first case of Ebola appeared last year, the virus has infected nearly 10,000 people. The epidemic is concentrated in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea — post-conflict countries with incredibly weak health systems. It stands to have severe health, social, and economic consequences and is arguably the most pressing challenge to global health security the world has faced in decades.

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New online platform fosters efforts to curb food losses through information sharing

Global Community of Practice on food losses is launched by Rome-based UN agencies

24 October 2014, Rome - Attempts to reduce food losses and waste, which account for one third of food produced for human consumption, have received a boost through a new online platform that brings together for the first time a range of resources and allows stakeholders to share experiences and best practices.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary October 24-30, 2014

Second-season dryness continues in Haiti, flooding risks remain in Central America and South Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. As the rainy season in Senegal comes to an end and harvesting begins, reduced crop yields due to this summer’s poorly distributed rainfall and delayed onset of the rainy season in July could become evident.

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La consolidación de la paz inmediatamente después de los conflictos (A/69/399–S/2014/694)

Asamblea General Consejo de Seguridad Sexagésimo noveno período de sesiones Temas 27, 29, 109, 115 y 120 del programa

Adelanto de la mujer

Informe de la Comisión de Consolidación de la Paz

Informe del Secretario General sobre el Fondo para la Consolidación de la Paz

Seguimiento de los resultados de la Cumbre del Milenio Fortalecimiento del sistema de las Naciones Unidas

Informe del Secretario General

I. Introducción

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En la campaña para poner fin a la polio se han evitado 10 millones de discapacidades infantiles

NUEVA YORK, 23 de octubre de 2014 – Todos los días, alrededor de 1.000 niños han sido protegidos contra la discapacidad como consecuencia de un esfuerzo mundial de 26 años para erradicar la poliomielitis. La campaña mundial ha servido para inmunizar a millones de niños de todo el mundo que antes no recibían la vacuna, dijo UNICEF en la víspera del Día Mundial de la Poliomielitis.

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Protection of Refugee Children: In the Middle East and North Africa

Refugee children in the region suffer immensely as a result of conflict and displacement. The number of refugees has doubled in the last four years and more than half are children.

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MSF Protocols for Staff Returning from Ebola-Affected Countries

Since the beginning of its operations in West Africa in March to combat the Ebola outbreak, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has put in place stringent protocols to protect its staff from exposure to the Ebola virus and to monitor the health of its returning staff.