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26 May 2017 description
report Oxfam


Empowering women and supporting gender equality are the stated aims of many development projects; this is an area of focus that is also expressed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

25 May 2017 description


In accordance with the most recent International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities of the world-wide System of National Accounts (United Nations, International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Rev.4, New York, 2008. (http://unstats.org/unsd/cr/registry/), the Information and Communications Sector covers the following activities:

• Publishing;

25 May 2017 description


The manufacturing or industrial sector is composed of several individual economic activities, according to the United Nations, International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Rev.4, New York, 2008. (http://unstats. org/unsd/cr/registry/). These include the manufacture of the following:

• Food products;

• Beverages;

• Tobacco products;

• Textiles;

• Wearing apparel;

• Leather and leather-related products;

24 May 2017 description


These standard Terms of Reference (ToR) for Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) are the foundation for developing country-specific HCT ToR that are adapted as necessary. The ToR define the roles and responsibilities for participation and functioning of HCTs. They also reinforce the reciprocal and mutual accountabilities of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and HCT members.

23 May 2017 description
report iTrack

This document is part of Simulation methodology development task of the project. The task follows an incremental approach in using simulation-based techniques for testing technologies and receiving from user-feedback during each phase of the iTRACK project. In the first phase of the project a user-centred approach is adopted to define system requirements for the iTRACK system and policies of its use. The board game is designed to mimic existing processes and procedures of decision-making of humanitarian missions in violent and unstable environment.

22 May 2017 description

Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) is a resource pack for teachers to introduce students aged 13 to 18 to the basic rules of international humanitarian law. It was designed by the International Committee of the Red Cross (CICR) in close association with the Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC). The learning materials, which provide 36 hours of activities, are based on real-life situations and show how IHL aims to protect life and human dignity during armed conflict and prevent and reduce the suffering and devastation caused by war.

20 May 2017 description

1. Introduction

The purpose of this document is to explain UNHCR’s refugee response coordination model and the interface with broader humanitarian coordination structures and the IASC cluster system.1 It draws on current UNHCR practice and the Transformative Agenda’s focus on leadership, accountability and coordination, while seeking to ensure complementarity and flexibility.

19 May 2017 description


En 2015, el IDMC registró 27,8 millones de nuevos incidentes de desplazamiento interno en todo el mundo. Sin embargo, esta cifra solo incluye los desplazamientos asociados a conflictos y desastres de inicio rápido. No incluye a las personas forzadas a abandonar sus hogares por proyectos de desarrollo ni por desastres de evolución lenta, lo que la hace una importante subestimación del fenómeno global.

19 May 2017 description
report European Union

The Council adopts a new European consensus on development

EU agreed on a new consensus for development - another step towards EU development cooperation.
On 19 May, the Council adopted a new European consensus on development. This joint statement by the three institutions (Parliament, Council and Commission) sets out a new framework for development cooperation for the EU and its member states.

18 May 2017 description

The National Disaster Risk Assessment (NDRA) sets the stage for successful disaster risk management ranging from prevention and risk reduction to preparedness and crisis management, through informing disaster response and recovery strategies. For a NDRA to be successful in supporting risk reduction, it requires:

  • an inclusive governance mechanism;

  • a broad set of technical, financial, and administrative capacities;

18 May 2017 description
report Women Under Siege

By Lauren Wolfe/Director — May 17, 2017

16 May 2017 description

The CDA tool provides guidance on conducting conflict analysis and applying the findings of analysis for a range of purposes. The CDA presents an agency-neutral approach to conflict analysis that assists in the gathering of information, brings structure to the analysis and leads to a strong and methodically-substantive understanding of a context with the goal of supporting evidence-based decision-making for UN engagement.

16 May 2017 description
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More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year, nearly all preventable

WHO and partners recommend actions to improve adolescent health

15 May 2017 description


Une analyse causale de la sous-nutrition (NCA) est une méthode pour étudier les multiples facteurs responsables de la sous-nutrition. Elle représente un point de départ pour améliorer l’efficacité et la pertinence des programmes multisectoriels de sécurité nutritionnelle dans un contexte donné.

15 May 2017 description


El análisis causal de la desnutrición (NCA) es un método para analizar la multi-causalidad de la desnutrición. Es un punto de partida para mejorar la pertinencia y eficiencia de los programas multi-sectoriales de seguridad nutricional en un contexto dado.

12 May 2017 description


The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction charts the global course of action for disaster risk reduction (DRR) from 2015 to 2030. During the consultations and negotiations that led to its finalisation, strong calls were made to develop practical guidance. This guidance would support implementation, ensure engagement and ownership of action by all stakeholders, as well as strengthen accountability in DRR.

12 May 2017 description

Today, Boats 4 People published an information guide for the families of migrants –and their supporters- who died or went missing while crossing Central Mediterranean sea on their way to Italy. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) since 2014, more than 12 000 people lost their lives in the Mediterranean Sea during their migration to Europe, 5 022 of them in the year 2016 alone. Most of them remain “non-identified”.