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No hay tiempo que perder: Datos recientes de UNICEF demuestran la necesidad de tomar medidas urgentes contra la mutilación genital femenina y el matrimonio infantil

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LONDRES/NUEVA YORK, 22 de julio de 2014 – El Gobierno del Reino Unido y UNICEF acogen hoy la primera Reunión Cumbre sobre las Niñas, con el objetivo de cosechar el apoyo que permita eliminar más rápidamente la mutilación genital femenina y el matrimonio infantil, dos prácticas que afectan a millones de niñas en todo el mundo.

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FAO welcomes commitment to fight hunger from the Community of Portuguese Language Countries

Director-General takes stock of FAO's ongoing support to promote food security in Portuguese-speaking countries

23 July 2014, Dili, Timor-Leste – The Tenth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) ended today in Dili, Timor-Leste, and placed food and nutrition security at the centre of the bloc's agenda.

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Global Fund Mid-2014 Results Factsheet

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The Global Fund

The Global Fund announced today that 6.6 million people are getting antiretroviral treatment for HIV through programs supported by Global Fund grants, with particularly strong gains in Nigeria, Mozambique, India, and Uganda this year. In mid-year results for 2014, the Global Fund also reported that programs supported by its grants have distributed a total of more than 410 million mosquito nets to protect children and families against malaria, an increase of 14 percent. In addition, 11.9 million people have been treated for tuberculosis in programs supported by the Global Fund.

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UN Emergency Fund gives $75 million to boost aid operations in the Sahel and Horn of Africa

(New York, 23 July 2014) – United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has allocated US$75 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief work in two of the world’s most neglected regions: the West African Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

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Why civil registration matters in conflict and post conflict situations

Monica Sanchez Bermudez and Laura Cunial

Civil documentation is a priority area for NRC’s ICLA programmes. Registration with civil authorities allows for individuals to receive birth and marriage certificates, national identity cards, and other important civil documents.

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WHO welcomes global momentum on viral hepatitis

23 JULY 2014 ¦ MELBOURNE/GENEVA - On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, WHO welcomes new progress in tackling one of the world’s most serious diseases. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.4 million people every year.

“For years, viral hepatitis has been largely neglected,” says Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General at WHO. “But now we are beginning to see greater awareness and global momentum building to tackle it.”

New momentum

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Tirer les leçons de l'expérience asiatique en matière d'intervention humanitaire

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BANGKOK, 23 juillet 2014 (IRIN) - En préparation du Sommet mondial sur l'aide humanitaire, des gouvernements, universitaires, acteurs humanitaires, responsables militaires et activistes de toute la région Asie-Pacifique se réunissent à Tokyo aujourd'hui, le 23 juillet, pour tirer des enseignements de l'expertise de la région en matière de réponse aux crises humanitaires.

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Austria helps children in war zones

Vienna, 22 July 2014 – Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz made the commitment vis-à-vis EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva to dedicate 250,000 euros for humanitarian schooling projects to help children in war zones. One billion children currently live in areas where armed conflicts are part of everyday life; 300 million of them are younger than five years. They need help urgently.

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Overview of League of Arab States - OCHA Cooperation, July 2014

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THE LEAGUE OF ARAB STATES IS CURRENTLY WORKING WITH OCHA ACROSS ITS MANDATED AREAS OF WORK

1.Coordinating humanitarian action, both on response and preparedness

2.Advocating for the rights of people in need

3.Developing humanitarian policy and analysis

4.Spearheading humanitarian information management

5.Overseeing humanitarian financing needs for the system

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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USAID announces new resources to prevent child, early, and forced marriage

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
USAID Press Office
+1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov |​​ Twitter: @USAIDPress

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New funding to protect millions of girls from child marriage

The UK is driving a major new global push to end child and forced marriage across the world, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today at the UK’s first Girl Summit. placeholder With the goal of ending child marriage in 12 of the most highly affected countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Britain is working with the UN to deliver a scheme to help 6 million girls worldwide escape child marriage.

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Global Fund Results Show Strong Gains

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The Global Fund

GENEVA – The Global Fund announced today that 6.6 million people are getting antiretroviral treatment for HIV through programs supported by Global Fund grants, with particularly strong gains in Nigeria, Mozambique, India, and Uganda this year.

In mid-year results for 2014, the Global Fund also reported that programs supported by its grants have distributed a total of more than 410 million mosquito nets to protect children and families against malaria, an increase of 14 percent.

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Stepping up the pace on the removal of punitive laws to advance human rights and gender equality

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Punitive laws and law enforcement practices continue to be barriers to effective HIV responses. On 21 July, a session at the 20th International AIDS Conference entitled No One Left Behind: Stepping up the Pace on the Removal of Punitive Laws to Advance Human Rights and Gender Equality explored how such laws are preventing individuals from accessing health and HIV services and are increasing their vulnerability to HIV infection.

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UNDP Administrator sees stronger role for lawmakers in eradicating AIDS

(Melbourne, Australia) – Tackling HIV requires courageous and committed policy-makers and law-makers said the UN’s development chief at the 20th International AIDS Conference.

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Global terrorism fatalities up 30%, risk of attacks increase most in China, Egypt, Kenya, and Libya

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Maplecroft

Over the last 12 months, global fatalities from acts of terrorism have risen 30% compared to the previous five year average, according to a new security monitoring service from global risk analytics company Maplecroft, which also identifies China, Egypt, Kenya and Libya as seeing the most significant increases in the risk of terrorist attacks.

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Pas de temps à perdre : les dernières données de l’UNICEF appellent à une action urgente contre les mutilations génitales féminines et le mariage précoce

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LONDRES/NEW YORK, 22 juillet 2014 - Le Gouvernement britannique et l’UNICEF organisent aujourd’hui le premier Sommet international de la Fille pour mobiliser les soutiens nécessaires à l’accélération de la lutte contre les mutilations génitales féminines/l’excision (MGF/E) et le mariage précoce, deux fléaux qui affectent des millions de filles à travers le monde.

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50 fois plus de nourriture transportée par les airs en 2014

GENÈVE – La vague de conflits qui a eu lieu durant la première moitié de l’année a multiplié par plus de 50 la quantité de nourriture et d’équipements d’urgence transportée par les airs par le PAM pour atteindre les populations dans le besoin.

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Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony first to feature a Commonwealth-wide fundraiser for children

Joint release from the Commonwealth Games Federation, Glasgow 2014 and UNICEF

LONDON, 22 July 2014 – International singing superstar Nicole Scherzinger and cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy are two of the star-studded names who will appear in a global fundraising first at the Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony on 23 July to help UNICEF save and change the lives of millions of children across the Commonwealth.

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Untangling the web of antiretroviral price reductions - 17th Edition – July 2014

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Today, nearly 12 million people are receiving lifesaving antiretroviral therapy (ART)1, up from 9.7 million at the end of 2012. An additional 17 million people are eligible for ART2, based on the 2013 World Health Organization (WHO) consolidated HIV treatment guidelines, which reflect mounting evidence that early treatment has significant benefits in reducing illness, death, and the risk of transmission.