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02 Apr 2015 description

Global cereal supplies for 2014/15 forecast to rise further

2 April 2015, Rome - The FAO Food Price Index continued to decline in March, dropping 1.5 percent from February and 18.7 percent (40 points) below its level a year earlier.

A sharp fall in the price index for sugar - which reached its lowest level since February 2009 - together with dipping prices for vegetable oils, cereals and meat, more than offset a rise in dairy prices and contributed to the lower index, which in March averaged 173.8 points.

02 Apr 2015 description

Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud | | jeudi 02/04/2015 - 04:15 GMT

par Stéphanie FINDLAY / Amy FALLON en Ouganda

Quand le paquet de protections hygiéniques coûte trop cher, beaucoup d'adolescentes africaines utilisent les moyens du bord, vieux habits, papier journal, mousse à matelas... Certaines ne vont tout simplement pas à l'école, et les autorités et des ONG cherchent des solutions.

02 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • In China, New Year festivities contributed to price increases above 10 percent for vegetables but pork prices fell slightly on ample supplies.

  • Wheat prices in Afghanistan’s Kabul markets fell sharply in February in response to the lower demand from domestic millers and abundant supply from neighbouring countries.

  • The Philippines has set a target of procuring 190 000 MT of rice from January to June 2015.

02 Apr 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Tonga

· Influenza-like illness: French Polynesia, Tonga

· Prolonged Fever: Tonga

Other updates:

Typhoon Maysak

· Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia has been declared a state of emergency after a category 5 super typhoon struck the island resulting in five deaths. The typhoon has since weakened and is expected to reach the Philippines this weekend.

Tropical Cyclone Pam

02 Apr 2015 description
report Peace Direct

April 1 2015: A monthly selection of the best new research and resources on local peacebuilding worldwide, as chosen by Insight on Conflict. This month’s edition features articles on Syrian civil society, community-led resilience, and more. Sign up here to receive the newsletter by email each month.

02 Apr 2015 description
report UN News Service

1 avril 2015 – A l'approche de la Journée internationale de la sensibilisation au problème des mines et de l'assistance à la lutte antimines, la responsable de l'agence des Nations Unies en charge de la lutte contre ce fléau a souligné mercredi la nécessité d'étendre la mobilisation mondiale contre les dangers explosifs au-delà des mines antipersonnel.

02 Apr 2015 description
report UN News Service

1 April 2015 – As the world marks the tenth anniversary of the passing of the global mine ban treaty and commemorates International Mine Awareness Day, the head of the United Nations’ office dealing with the threat they pose stressed today the importance of looking beyond the effects of just anti-personnel mines.

01 Apr 2015 description

March saw significant improvements in resolving longstanding conflicts, particularly in Myanmar and Colombia. However, Yemen’s political crisis tipped into all-out war, and fighting increased again in South Sudan following suspension of the peace talks. In Africa, election-related tensions worsened ahead of Burundi’s June presidential elections, while renewed international support to Guinea-Bissau gave a lift to political stability and reform.

01 Apr 2015 description

Geneva, Switzerland | | Wednesday 4/1/2015 - 21:00 GMT |

An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on humans in Europe and Africa sparks the production of the antibodies needed to neutralise the deadly virus, a Geneva hospital said Wednesday.

There is no licensed treatment or vaccine for Ebola, and the World Health Organization last year endorsed rushing potential ones through trials in a bid to stem the epidemic still simmering in west Africa.

01 Apr 2015 description

A joint publication of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Foreword

01 Apr 2015 description

Eager to expand their range of approaches, peacebuilding actors have for some years witnessed a growing interest in the role of art initiatives in conflict management. For their part, increasing numbers of artists are using it as a means to escape traditional art institutions. The professionalisation of the field has led us to consider the role that art could play in peacebuilding, as well as the advantages and associated risks of this approach and the challenges that must be overcome.

01 Apr 2015 description

Human Rights Council
Twenty-eighth session
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights , including the right to development

Summary

In the present report, the Special Rapporteur focuses on children deprived of their liberty from the perspective of the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

01 Apr 2015 description
report UN News Service

31 de marzo, 2015 — Un panel de expertos comenzó en la sede de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) una reunión sobre los instrumentos y mecanismos que los países de las Américas podrán utilizar para asegurar que todas sus políticas públicas, y no sólo las que provienen del sector salud, tomen en cuenta su impacto potencial sobre el bienestar de las personas.

01 Apr 2015 description
report UN Radio

Escuchar / Descargar

Cada día mueren alrededor de 16 mujeres en América Latina por causas relacionadas con el parto o el embarazo. Una de cada cinco es consecuencia de una hemorragia. Para prevenir estas muertes, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) lanzó recientemente la iniciativa "Cero muertes maternas por hemorragia".

01 Apr 2015 description

Imagine this -- you are walking in a bustling and populous city when suddenly the ground starts to shake, glass shatters from the windows of nearby buildings, and people begin to panic. Did you guess that you were experiencing an earthquake? The scene you have imagined is actually the result of an accidental explosion at a munitions site, and has been the unfortunate reality for many people around the world.

01 Apr 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Jeffrey Moyo

HARARE, Mar 28 2015 (IPS) - Tatenda Chivata, a 16-year old from Zimbabwe’s Mutoko rural district, was suspended from school for an entire three-month academic term after he was found with a used condom stashed in his schoolbag.

Regerai Chigodora, a 34-year-old prisoner at a jail in Harare, had his 36-year sentence stretched to 45 years after he was caught with used condoms in prison early this year.

01 Apr 2015 description

By Mireille Le-Ngoc On February 6th, 2015, the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) about the collaboration between the two institutions in different areas.

31 Mar 2015 description

Lancement d'une campagne sur 15 ans pour anéantir la peste des petits ruminants

31 mars 2015, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire – Le monde peut définitivement mettre fin à un fléau qui fait des ravages parmi les caprins et les ovins, libérant des centaines de millions de familles rurales d'une des plus grandes menaces qui pèsent sur leur sécurité alimentaire et leurs moyens d'existence.

31 Mar 2015 description

By: María Mercedes Martínez

Central America has been the site of many disasters, resulting not only in loss of life but also increased vulnerability and poverty. To address this growing threat, governments in the region have placed an increasing focus on disaster preparedness and mutual assistance, including by developing a Regional Mechanism of Mutual Aid in the Event of Disasters (MECREG) within the Central American Comprehensive Risk Management Policy. However, they have also recognized that more must be done.