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Transparency Report

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ActionAid
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The Dalai Lama said that a lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity. All organisations, whether public, private or not-for- profit, need to be transparent in order to build trust and to be accountable to their stakeholders.

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A Sign of Things to Come? Examining four major climate-related disasters, 2010-2013, and their impacts on food security

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Oxfam
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Four recent extreme weather events – the 2010 heat wave in Russia, the flooding in Pakistan in the same year, the 2010–2011 drought in East Africa and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013 – were notable for their intensity, duration, and impacts on livelihoods and food security.

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Swedish government joins USAID-Rockefeller resilience partnership for Africa and Asia with $50 million contribution

For Immediate Release

Friday, September 19, 2014
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Rockefeller Foundation announced a $50 million commitment by the Swedish government to the Global Resilience Partnership and the launch of the Global Resilience Challenge at the USAID Frontiers in Development forum.

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GDELT Global Dashboard: Big data for conflict resolution and peacebuilding

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Peace Direct

September 19 2014: Charles Martin Shields looks at the GDELT Global Dashboard - a new tool for visualising conflict and protest events on a global scale.

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Statement by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Spread of the Ebola Virus

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African Union

Recalling its mandate to promote and protect human and peoples’ rights in Africa under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter);

Recalling Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which guarantees the right to health, Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Article 16 of the African Charter;

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Is the EU doing enough to prevent migrant deaths at sea?

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IRIN

By Kristy Siegfried

JOHANNESBURG, 19 September 2014 (IRIN) - The news that up to 850 lives were lost in the Mediterranean this past weekend as a result of five shipwrecks of boats carrying migrants has sparked a new round of calls for the European Union (EU) to take more responsibility for preventing deaths at sea.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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2014 - Third APEC Ministerial Meeting on Food Security: Beijing Declaration on APEC Food Security

APEC tackling new food security challenges

Beijing, China, 19 September 2014 – Agriculture and Food Ministers from APEC economies have outlined a new innovation-based cooperation framework to ensure safe, accessible and sustainable food supplies amid changing global conditions.

New measures to feed the region’s 2.8 billion people and alleviate global hunger are described in the Beijing Declaration on APEC Food Security issued by Ministers after the 3rd APEC Ministerial Meeting on Food Security that concluded here on Friday.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation:

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Climate Change and the Himalayas, Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 118, September 2014

The Himalayas are reeling from the adverse impacts of global warming and climate change. Affecting ecosystems, livelihoods and biodiversity, food and water security, the Himalayan region faces an escalated threat from climate change due to its fragile environment. Sikkim, the 2nd smallest state of the Indian Union also falls in the Himalayas and experiences precarious environmental and ecological imbalances due to climate change. All these factors necessitate a concerted adaptation effort in Sikkim and in the Himalayas at large.

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Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER), 19 September 2014, vol. 89, 38 (pp. 409-420) [EN/FR]

Contents

  • 409 Global programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis: progress report, 2013

  • 418 Children: reducing mortality

Sommaire

  • 409 Programme mondial pour l’élimination de la filariose lymphatique: rapport de situation 2013

  • 418 Enfants: réduire la mortalité

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Le traité contre les mines antipersonnel marque son dix-septième anniversaire avec un appel à intensifier la lutte contre les mines antipersonnel et l’assistance aux survivants d'explosions de ces armes

Genève, le 18 septembre 2014 - La présidence Mozambicaine de la Convention sur l'interdiction des mines antipersonnel, ou Convention d'Ottawa, a marqué dix-sept années depuis l'adoption de ce traité historique en rappelant les progrès considérables qui ont été réalisés et en faisant appel à l'intensification des actions dans le but de compléter la mission qui mettra fin aux souffrances causées par les mines antipersonnel.

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The Summit that Snoozed? Climate-related disasters over five years have cost almost half a trillion dollars

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Oxfam
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The cost of weather-related disasters since global leaders last met to discuss climate change is three times more than for the whole of the 1970s, Oxfam warns.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary - September 19 - 25, 2014

Above-average rainfall improves conditions across Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and hurt the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

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The Canadian Government partners with the Red Cross to help Caribbean communities build their resiliency to disasters

Bridgetown, Barbados, Monday, September 16, 2014 (CDEMA) - On September 16th, 2014, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), the Canadian Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) met at the Barbados Red Cross Society to review the key results, achievements and lessons of a 3-year community-based disaster risk reduction project (2011-2014) entitled ‘Caribbean Community Resilience to Disaster Risk’.

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The Climate Change Summit: Why Humanitarians Should Pay Attention

Next week’s Climate Change summit in New York is intended to galvanize momentum from world leaders by focusing on tangible climate actions which can be taken now in advance of the 2015 Climate Change Conference in Paris next November. While the Summit is not part of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and while no negotiations related to the convention will take place, the Summit offers an opportunity to keep the issue of climate change alive. I hope that at least some of the leaders in New York next week will focus on mobility as a climate change adaptation strategy.

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Países del Caribe se reunieron para discutir sobre la protección de refugiados y apátridas

WASHINGTON, D.C., Estados Unidos, 15 de septiembre de 2014 (ACNUR) – Representantes de los gobiernos de 11 Estados y territorios del Caribe, junto con los representantes de organizaciones de la sociedad civil y organizaciones regionales, se reunieron el 10 y 11 de septiembre en Gran Caimán, Islas Caimán, para la Conferencia regional de los países del Caribe sobre la protección de las personas refugiadas y apátridas, organizada por el Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados (ACNUR).

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Raising ambition for climate action, women lead the way

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UN Women

Focus will be on women’s participation and partnerships that can catalyse climate justice.

(New York, 18 September 2014) On the eve of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit, more than 130 women leaders will gather in New York to demonstrate their commitment to ambitious and gender-sensitive climate action.

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DEC Annual Report & Accounts 2013-2014

Saleh Saeed, DEC CEO, writes a special letter to all our supporters announcing the new DEC Annual Report.

Dear DEC supporter,

Last year was an extraordinary one for the Disasters Emergency Committee and we want to thank you for being part of it.

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A solid investment: Integrating children without parental care into the post-2015 development framework

Will the new development goals have a place for children without parental care? New publication from SOS Children's Villages lays case for sustainable future based on equality for children.

18 September 2014 - The futures of millions of children could be decided in the next eight days. The United Nations General Assembly has begun in New York and world leaders are debating which key issues should take precedence in the global Post-2015 Development Goals.

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When zero is a good number

By 2030 we want 3 things.

Zero new HIV infections; zero AIDS-related deaths; and 100% of people living with HIV accessing quality HIV treatment. These are three of our recommended targets for the post-2015 development framework, which will be discussed at the UN General Assembly this month.