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Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) 2013 Annual Progress Report

Introduction

  1. The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) was launched in 2003 with the strategic goal of achieving full access to safe, adequate and affordable water supply and sanitation for rural areas in Africa by 2025. The RWSSI targets for 2015 are aligned with the MDG targets of 70% and 62% access to water supply and sanitation, respectively. This report updates stake holders on the progress made in 2013.

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The Human Cost of Fortress Europe: Human Rights Violations against Migrants and Refugees at Europe’s Borders

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Amnesty

EU migration policies put lives and rights at risk

In their determination to seal off their borders, the European Union and its member states are putting the lives and rights of refugees and migrants at risk, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.

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Green Growth in Practice – Lessons from Country Experiences

The Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP) initiative has issued a new report to help governments transition their economies successfully to climate compatible development.

A new report launched today by the Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP) initiative, pulls together the many tangible benefits that governments and communities are realising through the adoption of green growth policies.

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ACLED Regional Report: North Africa, April 2014

In the last three years, the North African political landscape has been dominated by the Arab Spring uprising, and accompanying transformations in both the level and nature of violence across the region. Between 1997 and December 2013, the North African region (including Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia) constituted 12.3% of the total number of conflict events in the African continent recording over 9000 violent events in total.

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Natural Disasters in the Middle East and North Africa: A Regional Overview

The interplay of natural disasters, rapid urbanization, water scarcity, and climate change has emerged as a serious challenge for policy and planning.

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Conflits et migration pèsent sur la sécurité alimentaire au Proche-Orient

Le Directeur général de la FAO intervient à la Réunion ministérielle de la Conférence régionale pour le Proche-Orient

27 février 2014, Rome – L'aggravation de la situation de la sécurité alimentaire au Proche-Orient est liée non seulement aux problèmes structurels de production vivrière et de dépendance croissante vis-à-vis des importations alimentaires, mais aussi aux conflits, aux flux de réfugiés et aux migrations, a déclaré aujourd'hui le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva.

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Conflict and migration worsening food security in the Near East

FAO Director-General addresses Ministerial Meeting of the Organization’s Regional Conference for the Near East

27 February 2014, Rome - The worsening of the food security situation in the Near East is not only caused by the structural constraints the region faces in producing enough food and an increasing dependence on food imports but by conflict, the flow of refugees and migration, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

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Impact of water scarcity on food security a priority for Near East and North Africa meeting

New initiative eyes role of regional cooperation to enhance agricultural water management

20 February 2014, Rome - Water scarcity is one of the most urgent food security issues facing countries of the Near East and North Africa (NENA), with fresh water availability in the region expected to drop by 50 percent by the year 2050, said FAO, as ministers of agriculture and national officials prepared to tackle the issue at a meeting of the organization's highest regional governing body.

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Reinforcing civil protection cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region

To further promote international cooperation on civil protection, the Commission hosted a high-level conference today and announced the renewed Euro-Med Programme for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to natural and man-made Disasters (PPRD South II). The second round of this EU-funded programme will run until end of 2016, further supporting the Mediterranean partner countries (Algeria, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria [1], and Tunisia) in their cooperation with the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

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L’AFD soutient 12 nouveaux projets d’Organisations de la société civile françaises pour un montant de 7 millions d’euros

Le Comité spécialisé du Conseil d’Administration de l’AFD pour l’appui aux initiatives des ONG s’est réuni le 11 février 2014. Il a approuvé l’attribution de douze nouvelles subventions.

PFCE - Renforcer des acteurs du commerce équitable

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Africans Give Govts Failing Marks On Power, Water Supplies

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AllAfrica

Cape Town — Although two of every three Africans believe their governments are performing well in the fight against HIV and Aids, fewer approve of their delivery of basic health services and education, and most say governments are failing to provide enough power, water and sanitation.

These are the findings of a new report from Afrobarometer, the 34-country survey which is becoming recognised as Africa's most comprehensive indicator of public opinion.

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UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women Announces over USD 8 million in grants in 18 countries and territories

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UN Women

(New York, 22 November) - The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today announced USD 8 million in grants to 17 initiatives in 18 countries and territories. First-time grant recipients include organizations from Antigua and Barbuda, Mauritania, Myanmar and Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244). These new grants are expected to reach 2.3 million beneficiaries between 2014 and 2017.

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Comparaison des dépenses réelles de consommation des ménages et des niveaux de prix en Afrique

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Les responsables des Instituts statistiques nationaux ont convenu, dans la Déclaration d’Accra de 2008, d’intégrer le PCI dans leurs travaux statistiques usuels. Un PCI annuel à grande échelle n’étant pas envisageable pour la plupart des pays, la BAD a développé un programme réduit visant à faire des mises à jour annuelles des dernières comparaisons de référence et à aider les pays à renforcer leurs capacités statistiques dans les domaines clés de la comptabilité nationale et des statistiques de prix.

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New Report: Arab Spring or Arab Autumn for women in the Middle East and North Africa?

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CARE

CARE International launches report in Geneva on Thursday, September 12 at side event of the 24th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Geneva, September 10, 2013. Aid agency CARE International launches a new report showing research findings on women’s participating in the Arab spring and outlining how international donor policy needs to adapt to the changing context across the Arab region in the wake of the Arab Spring.

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Climate Change, Water Conflicts and Human Security: Regional Assessment and Policy Guidelines for the Mediterranean, Middle East and Sahel

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UN University

A new regional assessment of the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Sahel analyses the effects of climate change in terms of water scarcity, droughts and floods on human security.

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Déplacements du Criquet pèlerin des zones de reproduction printanière vers celles d’été

Des populations de Criquet pèlerin sont en cours de déplacement de leurs zones de reproduction printanière vers celles d’été. Suite à une bonne reproduction printanière, on s’attend à ce que les effectifs acridiens initiaux soient plus élevés au début de cet été comparés aux années précédentes. Il est donc important que les prospections commencent dans les zones de reproduction estivale et continuent de façon régulière pour suivre la situation.

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Migration Policy Practice - Volume III, Number 3, June-July 2013

On 3 and 4 October 2013 the UN General Assembly will hold the second High-Level Dialogue (HLD) on International Migration and Development. In view of such a momentous event, this new issue of MPP is privileged to be able to offer a lead article by Peter Sutherland, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Migration, who sets out his vision and expectations for the HLD Summit.

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La rouille du blé reste une menace constante mais négligée

La FAO prévient que la forte production de blé de 2013 pourrait être compromise par les rouilles du blé

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More than 215 million children are still forced into labour throughout the world

As on every June 12, the World Day Against Child Labour highlights the plight of the millions of children compelled to work, often in hazardous environments and endangering their physical and mental health. On this day Terre des hommes wants to emphasize the extent of a phenomenon it has been fighting for the past 50 years.

What is meant by ‘child labour’?

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Coopération internationale de la Suisse - Rapport annuel 2012

Une stratégie unique qui englobe pour la première fois l’aide humanitaire, la coopération technique et financière, les mesures de politique économique et commerciale et la coopération avec les pays de l’Est : ce tournant important a été salué aussi bien par le Parlement que par l’opinion publique, soulignent le directeur de la DDC Martin Dahinden et Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, Secrétaire d’Etat et directrice du SECO, dans le rapport annuel 2012 sur la coopération internationale de la Suisse qui vient de sortir de presse.