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21 Nov 2014 description
report IRIN

DUBAÏ/BANGKOK, 21 novembre 2014 (IRIN) - Plus de 20 ans après la première édition de l'événement, la deuxième Conférence internationale sur la nutrition (CIN2) a lieu cette semaine à Rome.

21 Nov 2014 description

Second International Conference on Nutrition pushes commitments and concrete action

21 November 2014, Rome – The time is now for bold action to shoulder the challenge of Zero Hunger and ensure adequate nutrition for all, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today in closing remarks to the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2).

“Malnutrition is the number one cause of disease in the world,” Graziano da Silva said, adding: “If hunger were a contagious disease, we would have already cured it.”

21 Nov 2014 description

Dear Palais journalists

Following requests from several journalists, please find below my notes on the WHO preparedness missions to support countries get prepared to respond to any Ebola outbreak.

Ebola Preparedness

  • Given the evolving Ebola Virus situation, there is a risk of cases appearing in currently unaffected countries. With adequate levels of preparation however, such introductions can be contained before they develop into large outbreaks.

21 Nov 2014 description

Study Offers Practical Guidance for Coastal Decision-Makers

Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom, 6 November, 2014: A new guidebook on mangroves as a coastal defence finds that mangroves can reduce risk from a large number of coastal hazards. The role of mangroves in coastal defence has been widely promoted since the tsunami that struck South-East Asia in 2004. Yet, the level of protection provided by mangroves has been subject to debate.

21 Nov 2014 description

Contents

517 Global routine vaccination coverage, 2013
522 Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication – Nigeria, January 2013–September 2014

Sommaire

517 Couverture de la vaccination systématique dans le monde en 2013
522 Progrès accomplis en vue de l’éradication de la poliomyélite au Nigéria, janvier 2013-septembre 2014

21 Nov 2014 description
report UN News Service

20 novembre 2014 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, s'est félicité jeudi des sommes promises par plusieurs pays au Fonds vert pour le climat, pour un total de plus de 9,3 milliards de dollars, lors d'une conférence de bailleurs de fonds à Berlin.

21 Nov 2014 description
report United Nations

Executive Summary

Data are the lifeblood of decision-making and the raw material for accountability. Without high-quality data providing the right information on the right things at the right time; designing, monitoring and evaluating effective policies becomes almost impossible.

21 Nov 2014 description

The global breeding programme for taro (Colocasia esculenta) and cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium) is gathering pace. The International Network for Edible Aroids (INEA) is part of the five-year project Adapting clonally propagated crops to climatic and commercial changes funded by the European Union (EU).

21 Nov 2014 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11661

7317th Meeting (AM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The Security Council this morning resolved to make policing an integral part of the mandates of United Nations peacekeeping operations and special political missions, where appropriate, in its first-ever stand-alone resolution on the topic.

21 Nov 2014 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:43 GMT
Author: Stella Dawson

WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Humanitarian groups in conflict zones need to reconsider how they protect aid workers now that insurgents no longer provide immunity for relief work, aid experts said on Wednesday.

Read the full article on AlertNet

21 Nov 2014 description

Embargo: 00:01 [UK time] Friday 21 November, 2014

Current efforts to prevent violence against women and girls are inadequate, according to a new Series published in The Lancet. Estimates suggest that globally, 1 in 3 women has experienced either physical or sexual violence from their partner, and that 7% of women will experience sexual assault by a non-partner at some point in their lives.

20 Nov 2014 description

Child Protection

Child protection is about keeping children safe from violence, exploitation and abuse. It is an issue in all countries, including here in Canada. Here we have strict laws, social services and specialist charities that are all in place to prevent and respond to child protection violations. Widespread child protection crises are thankfully relatively rare here.

20 Nov 2014 description

20 Nov 2014

Twenty-five years ago, with the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the world made a historic commitment to its children. The convention, ratified by 194 countries, became the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world and generated significant progress. But much more remains to be done to protect children, especially those growing up in countries affected by conflict.

20 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

En el 25 Aniversario de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño

PANAMÁ, 20 de noviembre de 2014 - Con la presentación hoy del estudio “América Latina a 25 años de la aprobación de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño”, UNICEF y la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe–CEPAL, ofrecen un panorama de los logros alcanzados y los desafíos que aún tienen los gobiernos durante los próximos años para garantizar el pleno desarrollo de la infancia y la adolescencia de la región.

20 Nov 2014 description
report IRIN
  • IRIN humanitarian news service to spin off from the UN
  • Jynwel Foundation invests $25 million to create global non-profit media venture

(GENEVA, November 20, 2014) -- After nearly 20 years as part of the United Nations, the humanitarian news service IRIN is spinning off to become an independent non-profit media venture, with the support of a major private donor.

20 Nov 2014 description
report INFORM

INFORM is a new way to measure the risk of humanitarian crises and disasters. INFORM can help identify where and why a crisis might occur, which means we can reduce the risk, build peoples’ resilience and better prepare for when crises do happen.

20 Nov 2014 description
report Finn Church Aid

New education technology offers solutions to increase the pedagogical skills of teachers, production of innovative learning materials and distance teaching in developing countries and crisis areas, says Laura Vanhanen, adviser on education for Finn Church Aid at Slush2014 -event on Wednesday.

At the event, FCA and its cooperation partner Rovio discussed with the delegation of the World Bank ways to strengthen the education sector in fragile states through the use of new technology.

20 Nov 2014 description
report IRIN
  • Le service d’actualité humanitaire IRIN s’apprête à prendre son indépendance des Nations Unies
  • La Jynwel Foundation investit 25 millions de dollars dans la creation d’un project media mondial sans but lucrative

(GENÈVE, 20 Novembre 2014) -- Après près de 20 ans dans le giron des Nations Unies, le service de nouvelles humanitaires IRIN suit son propre chemin sous forme d’un projet média sans but lucratif avec le soutien d’un grand donateur privé.

20 Nov 2014 description

Synopsis

The Indonesian government’s recent endorsement of food sovereignty as its formal policy framework signals a turn in food policy discourse in Southeast Asia. Is this helpful or a disruptive development?

Commentary

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Introduction

2013 was a landmark year which saw the second UN High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (HLD) of the 68th Session of the General Assembly, which took place on the 3–4 October at the UN Headquarters in New York City. The HLD was marked by a significant evolution in the UN debate on migration and development, as evidenced by the Declaration adopted by consensus at its opening.