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08 Dec 2016 description

UNDP and UN Global Pulse release practical guide to designing data innovation projects

A how-to resource for development practitioners to help advance data innovation efforts for the Sustainable Development Goals

UNDP and UN Global Pulse today released a comprehensive guide on how to integrate new sources of data into development and humanitarian work.

07 Dec 2016 description

COP13: América Latina y el Caribe avanza hacia la implementación de las Directrices voluntarias para políticas agroambientales

Directrices son impulsadas por la FAO y buscan enfrentar los impactos del deterioro ambiental y promover una agricultura sostenible ante el cambio climático

06 de diciembre de 2016, Cancún, México - La FAO presentó las Directrices voluntarias para políticas agroambientales ante ministros y representantes de países de América Latina y el Caribe, en un evento paralelo a la reunión de la COP13 en Cancún, México.

02 Dec 2016 description

Claims for refugee status related to situations of armed conflict and violence under Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention and/or 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees and the regional refugee definitions

02 Dec 2016 description

Executive summary

This in-depth investigation of the use of drones in humanitarian crises is the first of its kind to determine if, how, and under what circumstances drones can add value to humanitarian operations in disaster areas. The most promising uses of drones include:

• Mapping
• Delivering lightweight essential items to remote or hard-to-access locations
• Supporting damage assessments
• Increasing situational awareness
• Monitoring changes

29 Nov 2016 description

USAID’s Office of Health Systems (OHS) tracks health indicators for low- and middle-income countries, including indicators for maternal, neonatal, and child health, family planning, and HIV and AIDS. The Health System Benchmarking Tool (HSBT) helps to standardize this tracking process and provide answers to emerging policy and programmatic questions.

29 Nov 2016 description

WHO issues new guidance on HIV self-testing ahead of World AIDS Day

GENEVA--In advance of World AIDS Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines on HIV self-testing to improve access to and uptake of HIV diagnosis.

According to a new WHO progress report lack of an HIV diagnosis is a major obstacle to implementing the Organization’s recommendation that everyone with HIV should be offered antiretroviral therapy (ART).

28 Nov 2016 description

(Paris, November 28, 2016) – The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) today launches its Guide to Implementing the Principles of State Responsibility to Protect Higher Education from Attack. The new GCPEA publication aims to support states in protecting higher education by providing technical direction on implementing GCPEA’s Principles Of State Responsibility To Protect Higher Education From Attack.

28 Nov 2016 description

The world is at a critical juncture. A total of 130 million people urgently need humanitarian assistance and protection.

This is why the World Humanitarian Summit put forward an Agenda for Humanity, calling on global leaders to stand up for common humanity and reduce humanitarian suffering.

The Agenda outlines the changes needed to alleviate suffering, reduce risk and lessen vulnerability on a global scale through 5 Core Responsibilities.

Under each Core Responsibility, there is a set of Transformations that serve as a guide to making the Agenda a reality

25 Nov 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

This technical note provides an overview for authorities who wish to conduct flood hazard and risk assessments and who must develop a step-by-step plan for carrying out the assessment that is appropriate and feasible in the local context. Floods are amongst the most frequent and destructive type of disaster, causing significant damage and disrupting livelihoods throughout the world. There is a wide range of flood risk management methods available that can reduce this destruction, and managing flood risks requires the estimation of flood hazards and the impacts that they can cause.

23 Nov 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

HOW TO USE THIS TRAINING PACKAGE

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS TRAINING PACKAGE?

The Training Package is designed to help facilitators deliver introductory, interactive training on the prevention of and response to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Facilitators should have field-experience working on SGBV prevention and response, mainstreaming gender equality, working with communities affected by displacement, and be familiar with UNHCR’s approach to addressing SGBV.

18 Nov 2016 description

1 Background and Introduction

In March 2015, the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held in Sendai, Japan.
In it, the United Nations Member States agreed and adopted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. This framework is the main guiding instrument for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in the countries and has a renewed sense of urgency within the scope of sustainable development and the eradication of poverty.

15 Nov 2016 description
report CARE

CARE has made a long-term commitment to strengthening gender equality and women’s voice in both emergency and development contexts. In support of this commitment, CARE’s humanitarian and emergency goal is to have a lasting impact on the needs of poor women, girls, boys, and men affected by humanitarian crises, and specifically to reach and empower women and girls who are disproportionately affected in a humanitarian context.

15 Nov 2016 description

Foreward

Through the 2016 declared outbreak of Zika, the bite of an infected Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus mosquito grew even more hazardous. These same Aedes mosquitoes that transmit Zika also transmit dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever, diseases that affect all segments of society but with particular impact on the poorest and most vulnerable. Diseases caused by the Aedes mosquitoes result in hundreds of thousands of deaths each year – deaths which are largely preventable by eliminating mosquito breeding sites and interrupting human-to-mosquito contact.

15 Nov 2016 description

Foreward

Through the 2016 declared outbreak of Zika, the bite of an infected Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus mosquito grew even more hazardous. These same Aedes mosquitoes that transmit Zika also transmit dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever, diseases that affect all segments of society but with particular impact on the poorest and most vulnerable. Diseases caused by the Aedes mosquitoes result in hundreds of thousands of deaths each year – deaths which are largely preventable by eliminating mosquito breeding sites and interrupting human-to-mosquito contact.

15 Nov 2016 description
report WASH Cluster

El Marcador de Género (GM – Gender Marker) del IASC se requiere en todos los procesos de llamamientos unificados (CAPs) y otros llamamientos humanitarios y mecanismos de financiación. Los líderes de clúster deben apoyar a sus socios en el uso del GM para que los proyectos sectoriales garanticen que TODOS los sectores de la población afectada tengan el mismo acceso a servicios WASH de calidad y que el apoyo dirigido a promover la igualdad de género se basa en un análisis de género. Esto hace a las intervenciones WASH mucho más efectivas.