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30 Jan 2015 description
report IRIN

By Elizabeth Blunt

LONDON, 30 January 2015 (IRIN) - Through conflict after conflict, sexual violence persists, not just as individual crimes but as a weapon of war, from the Balkans to the Congo, from Liberia and Sierra Leone to present day Iraq. It persists, says Madeleine Rees, the secretary general of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, because it’s effective.

30 Jan 2015 description

Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Mr. President,

Distinguished members of the Security Council, On behalf of Ms. Valerie Amos, USG for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, I have the honour to deliver the following statement.

It has been more than 15 years since the Security Council broke new ground by recognizing the protection of civilians as central to its mandate. Since then, the Council has taken important steps to implement its commitments to protect civilians.

30 Jan 2015 description

Graziano da Silva lends support to AU’s Malabo pledge to end hunger in Africa by 2025

30 January 2015, Addis Ababa - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today attended an African Union (AU) summit which is set to focus on a continent-wide commitment by governments to end hunger by 2025, and also on efforts to boost the role of women in achieving prosperity in Africa.

30 Jan 2015 description

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Friday 1/30/2015 - 14:27 GMT |

At least six would-be migrants drowned when their boat capsized near Melilla, the Spanish enclave in Morocco, authorities said Friday.

Another 10 people were rescued from the water after the boat overturned off the Moroccan town of Nador, five kilometres (three miles) from Melilla.

The vessel was said to be carrying 20 would-be migrants and two smugglers.

30 Jan 2015 description
report Amnesty

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should use his position as the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) to address key human rights concerns in different parts of the continent, including his own country, Amnesty International said today.

President Robert Mugabe takes over the rotating position from the Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz which will see him in charge for the year ahead.

30 Jan 2015 description

By Yuki Matsuoka

TOKYO, 30 January 2015 – With fewer than 50 days to go before the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction top scientists have called on governments to put evidence-based disaster risk reduction at the heart of their strategies for sustainable development.

The “Tokyo Conference on International Study for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience” called on policymakers to empower their national DRR platforms through greater engagement with science and technology.

30 Jan 2015 description


  • 25 Schistosomiasis: number of people treated worldwide in 2013


  • 25 Schistosomiase: nombre de personnes traitées dans le monde en 2013
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WHO: Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: to Hungary / Regional consultation for the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit

WHEN: 3 February 2015

WHERE: Budapest

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos is scheduled to visit Budapest on 3 February to participate in the regional consultation ahead of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit. The consultation in Budapest covers Europe, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

30 Jan 2015 description

Additional rainfall expected in flood-affected parts of southeastern Africa, dryness continues in Angola

30 Jan 2015 description
report UN News Service

29 de enero, 2015 — La ONU informó que el gobierno de Colombia firmó un preacuerdo según el cual el país sudamericano podría contribuir con tropas a las misiones de paz de Naciones Unidas.

El documento constituye un primer paso de un proceso bien definido.

El Departamento de Operaciones de Paz de la ONU acogió con beneplácito la firma del preacuerdo y felicitó a Colombia por su disposición de participar en las misiones.

30 Jan 2015 description
report UNAIDS

Ahead of the African Union Summit, former Presidents of Malawi, Mali, Nigeria and South Africa are among the new Champions committing to Fast-Tracking access to HIV prevention and treatment services in sub-Saharan Africa.

JOHANNESBURG/GABORONE, Botswana, 23 January 2015—Today, the Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation (Champions) announced that four leaders are joining their distinguished ranks.

30 Jan 2015 description
report UNAIDS

À quelques jours du sommet de l’Union africaine, les anciens Présidents du Malawi, du Mali, du Nigéria et d’Afrique du Sud comptent parmi les nouveaux Champions qui s’engagent en faveur d’une accélération de l’accès aux services de prévention et de traitement du VIH en Afrique subsaharienne.

JOHANNESBURG/GABORONE, Botswana, 23 janvier 2015 – Le groupe Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation (Champions pour une génération sans sida) vient aujourd’hui d’annoncer que quatre leaders avaient rejoint leurs rangs déjà composés d’éminentes personnalités.

30 Jan 2015 description

The African Development Bank (AfDB) expressed on Tuesday, January 27 its support to the African Union (AU) in implementing Africa’s commitments for an accelerated agricultural growth and transformation.

Speaking at a high-level event during the 24th AU Summit in Addis Ababa, AfDB Vice-President Aly Abou-Sabaa said the AfDB would bring, with other partners, an innovative financial support to the implementation of the AU Strategy and Roadmap for the realisation of 2014 Malabo commitments on agriculture and food security.

30 Jan 2015 description
report World Bank

Jim Yong Kim énonce sa vision pour une conjugaison des efforts publics et privés afin de réduire les risques.

29 Jan 2015 description

La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a exprimé son soutien à l'Union africaine (UA) pour la mise en œuvre des engagements de l'Afrique visant à transformer l’agriculture et à en accélérer la croissance.

29 Jan 2015 description

El Plan es considerado un instrumento fundamental que ayudará a todos los países en sus esfuerzos por erradicar el hambre y disminuir la pobreza en la Región

29 Jan 2015 description

Press Releases, 29 January 2015

'A protocol on the right to nationality will strengthen democracy, regional integration, and reduce conflict in Africa', a new report states

29 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Los derechos humanos son un camino para salir de situaciones de crisis y caos

(Beirut) – Los gobiernos se equivocan de manera garrafal cuando ignoran los derechos humanos para ocuparse de desafíos graves en materia de seguridad, indicó hoy Human Rights Watch al difundir su informe mundial anual.