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Human Rights Chief Tells Third Committee ‘Toxic Tide’ of Discrimination, Xenophobia Undermines Equality, Fuels Conflicts, Ebola Outbreak

GA/SHC/4108
Sixty-ninth session,
23rd & 24th Meetings (AM & PM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

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Destabilizing Stocks of Conventional Weapons Preoccupy First Committee as Speaker Describes Amount Spent on ‘Breeding, Exacerbating and Maintaining’ Conflict

GA/DIS/3508
Sixty-ninth session,
14th Meeting (AM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

It was “ironic” that the weapons that propelled and sustained conflicts came from areas that enjoyed peace, a delegate told the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) as it continued its thematic debate on conventional weapons.

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Framework of Analysis for Atrocity Crimes: A Tool for Prevention

Report
United Nations

I. INTRODUCING THE FRAMEWORK OF ANALYSIS

What do we mean by atrocity crimes?

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Overlooked Among 50 Million Displaced Worldwide, Women and Girls Lose Out

Mass displacement has become a significant feature of recent conflicts, as the number of people forced to flee their homes has passed 50 million worldwide, a level not seen since World War II. This is one of the reasons why the UN Security Council will focus on women refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) during its annual open debate on women, peace, and security on October 28, according to Elizabeth Cafferty, senior advocacy officer at the Women's Refugee Commission.

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EASO: Quarterly Asylum Report, Quarter 2, 2014

Report
European Union

Introduction

The EASO Quarterly Asylum Report is produced b y EASO’s Centre for Information,
Documentation and Analysis. It aims to provide an overview of key asylum trends by analysing data on applications for international protection , pending cases and decisions made on applications by EU M ember States and Associate Countries.

The analysis is based on data submitted to Eurostat as per Article 4 of the Migration Statistics Regulation and extracted from Eurostat database on September 2014.

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The ATT Baseline Assessment Project: Initial Findings and Current State Practice, October 2014

Report
Stimson Center

Rachel Stohl:

In two months the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) — the first global treaty to establish legally binding standards regulating the international trade in conventional arms — will become international law. Governments are now preparing to implement it by ensuring they have the necessary infrastructure in place to meet the treaty’s obligations. For governments like the United States, this is a relatively simple process. But it may be more complicated for others who are now seeking guidance on what resources they may need to fulfill the treaty’s obligations.

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West and East Africa - The 2014 Rainfall Season (October 2014)

Sahel

· Severe and seasonal rainfall deficits remain across many areas of the Sahelian region, in particular Senegal, Mauritania, northern Nigeria and eastern Niger.

· Serious impacts on agricultural production in Senegal and Mauritania can be expected. Perspectives are also unfavourable in eastern Niger and NE Nigeria.

Eastern region (Sudan, Ethiopia)

· Rainfall in September was favourable across the region. This trend has continued through October with wetter than average conditions.

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Red Cross Red Crescent Asia Pacific Conference calls for greater innovation in tackling escalating humanitarian challenges

Published: 22 October 2014

Geneva/Beijing-October 22, 2014 - Today, members of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) gather in Beijing for the organisation’s 9th Asia Pacific Regional Conference. The Conference, which takes place every four years, brings together over 200 representatives from 49 Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies from the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific to discuss solutions to the most pressing humanitarian and development issues in the region.

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Missed Again: making space for partnership in the Typhoon Haiyan response

A new study highlights that despite efforts to include local and national actors in the Haiyan response, it remained largely internationally led, coordinated and implemented.

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Global Tuberculosis Report 2014

Improved data reveals higher global burden of tuberculosis

22 October 2014, Geneva - Recent intensive efforts to improve collection and reporting of data on tuberculosis (TB) are shedding new light on the epidemic, revealing that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated. The World Health Organization’s Global Tuberculosis Report 2014, published today, shows that 9 million people developed TB in 2013, and 1.5 million died, including 360 000 people who were HIV positive.

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Ebola : l'ONU se félicite de l'arrivée d'un vaccin d'essai pour lutter contre le virus

Report
UN News Service

21 octobre 2014 – L'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) a annoncé mardi qu'un candidat vaccin contre le virus de l'Ebola sera bientôt mis à disposition dans le cadre des efforts pour lutter contre cette maladie. L'agence attend l'arrivée à Genève mercredi 22 octobre d'une livraison de ce vaccin de provenance du Canada.

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EU and FAO step up action against desertification in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

€41 million effort should help end hunger, foster stability and adapt to climate change

22 October 2014, Brussels/Rome - The European Union (EU) and FAO in collaboration with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) have launched a €41 million, 4.5-year programme to bolster sustainable land management and restore drylands and degraded lands in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

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Department of Defense: 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap

FOREWORD

The responsibility of the Department of Defense is the security of our country. That requires thinking ahead and planning for a wide range of contingencies.

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EU + Norway and Switzerland: Syrian New Asylum Applications (From Apr 2011 to Jun 2014 - as of August 2014)

The number of Syrians arriving to the European Union, Norway and Switzerland seeking international protection continues to increase, although it remains comparatively low, with around 4% of Syrians who have fled the conflict have sought safety in Europe.

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Europe: Syrian New Asylum Applications (From Jan 2012 to Jun 2014 - as of August 2014)

The number of Syrians arriving to Europe seeking international protection continues to increase, although it remains comparatively low, with around 4% of Syrians who have fled the conflict have sought safety in Europe.

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Revisiting resource redistribution in conflicts over water

Report
Peace Direct

October 17 2014: Climate change and population growth is predicted to decrease availability of water. Adan E Suazo explains what this means for traditional means of resolving conflicts over water.