Global and country-specific gender-disaggregated data on casualties is made available through the annual Landmine Monitor produced by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines – Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC). However, there appears to be little in the way of granular analysis and research to interrogate the underlying reasons behind yearly fluctuations in casualty figures. Additionally, in the time available for this report it was not possible to find casualty data disaggregated both by gender and by type of device.
Despite a growing body of research on migration and development, the literature highlights the limited empirical evidence available on the effectiveness of migration programmes. The aid-spending departments of the UK government are in the process of identifying how UK aid contributes to tackling the “root causes of mass migration” and developing new, targeted programmes. A recent rapid review of the UK’s aid response to irregular migration in the central Mediterranean recognises that the body of research offers limited guidance on what works (ICAI, 2017).
…AfDB president to commission $700,000 building for youth Agripreneurs
Nigeria’s Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will on Monday speak on food security and Nigeria’s preparedness to diversify its economy using agriculture as a lever.
The world’s rich countries spend billions at home but report it as “aid”, exploiting a loophole that enables donors to mislead the public and cut vital development budgets. IRIN has dug into the data to reveal the worst offenders and the extent of a practice that topped $15 billion last year, seriously undermining the credibility of aid statistics.
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Luke Kelly, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
Eduard Plana Bach, Head of Unit of Forest Policy and Environmental Governance, Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia
Marc Font Bernet, Researcher in the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia
21 juillet 2017 – De hauts responsables des Nations Unies ont souligné récemment l'importance d'un partenariat solide entre l'Organisation et les États membres pour faire avancer les efforts visant à prévenir et à combattre l'exploitation et les abus sexuels.
« Ensemble, nous avons renforcé nos efforts », a souligné le Secrétaire général adjoint chargé de l'appui aux missions, Atul Khare, lors d'une réunion au siège de l'ONU la semaine dernière avec plus de 60 États membres contributeurs de troupes.
Jeremy Konyndyk and Cindy Huang
• During the first half of 2017, close to 93,000 refugees and migrants arrived on European shores mainly through the Central Mediterranean Route - around half of them arrived in just May and June 2017. While barely one in six of sea arrivals this year are children, the number of unaccompanied or separated children (UASC) coming to Italy is on the rise with 11,406 newly registered UASC between January and June 2017.
As political instability, conflicts and migration proliferate across the world, technology has become a potential solution for identifying and predicting human-rights violations, which play a major role instigating upheavals. Smartphones enable instant updates and eyewitness accounts of events happening around the globe, and the use of cloud computing and big-data analysis allows large amounts of information to be synthesized quickly and accurately.
The Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), in collaboration with WHO/Europe, conducted an extensive training of 24 public health experts from 22 countries to improve rapid and effective field response to outbreaks and health emergencies.
Le mois de juin a été intense pour les membres d’ICVA.
June was an intense month for ICVA members.
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 21 July 2017—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is appealing for $308 million to deliver life-saving work in 2017 to support about 38 million people, including more than 5.6 million pregnant women across 56 countries in conflict or natural disasters. The funds will provide life-saving sexual and reproductive health services, as well as programmes to address gender-based violence in countries such as Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen.
Rome — Over the past three years, IOM Italy has seen an almost 600 per cent increase in the number of potential sex trafficking victims arriving in Italy by sea. This upward trend has continued during the first six months of 2017, with most victims arriving from Nigeria.
Global development leaders recently concluded their annual review of progress toward achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a 15-year framework that came into effect in 2016. Despite longstanding and widespread acceptance that internal displacement is a development issue, it was rarely even mentioned. It should have been central.
405 Progress towards measles elimination in Bangladesh, 2000–2016
412 Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2017
405 Progrès réalisés en vue d’éliminer la rougeole au Bangladesh, 2000-2016
412 Fonctionnement de la surveillance de la paralysie flasque aiguë (PFA) et incidence de la poliomyélite, 2017
by Kat Reichel 12 Jul 17
Kat Reichel, Senior Manager for Network Design and Engagement, talks about how the Start Network is making its vision a reality through complex systems thinking.