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24 Feb 2015 description

Why an assessment of the right to food in West Africa?

20 Feb 2015 description

Japan - The Japanese Government has committed additional funds to support IOM’s operations in the face of increasingly complex humanitarian crises.

From its “supplementary budget FY2014,” the Japanese Government will avail a total of US$31.5 million to support IOM activities for vulnerable migrants, internally displaced persons, returnees and affected communities.

13 Feb 2015 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

11 Feb 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

El ídolo mundial conmemora sus 10 años como Embajador de Buena Voluntad de UNICEF con una nueva campaña para poner a los niños primero

LONDRES, 9 de febrero de 2015 – David Beckham y UNICEF presentan hoy una iniciativa innovadora, 7: El Fondo David Beckham UNICEF, para proteger contra el peligro a millones de niños en todo el mundo.

09 Feb 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

La célébrité mondiale marque ses 10 ans au poste d’Ambassadeur itinérant de l’UNICEF en redoublant d’efforts pour donner la priorité aux enfants

LONDRES, le 9 février 2015 – David Beckham et l'UNICEF lancent aujourd'hui une initiative sans précédent, 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund (7 : le Fonds David Beckham UNICEF), pour protéger des millions d’enfants.

09 Feb 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Global icon marks 10 years as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador with new drive to put children first

LONDON, 9 February 2015 – David Beckham and UNICEF are today launching a groundbreaking initiative, 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, to protect millions of children around the world from danger.

03 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

· During Q4-2014, FAO’s global cereal price index decreased by 7% year-on-year, but on average, it remained at the level of the previous quarter.

· Real prices of maize have fallen by 14% since Q4-2013. They are up 1% from Q3-2014 after the low in September/October.

· On average, real prices of wheat remained constant between Q3 and Q4-2014. Global wheat supplies for 2014/15 are up thanks to increased production and beginning stocks; thus price levels in Q4-2014 are 17% lower than a year ago.

03 Feb 2015 description

The year opened with a worsening of the ongoing conflicts in Yemen, Nigeria and Ukraine, each with potentially major regional implications. Violence escalated in Sudan, as well as in Lebanon's Tripoli and along its southern border with Israel, and a deadly clash between police and militants in the southern Philippines threatened to derail the peace process there. In South Asia, both Bangladesh and Nepal saw political tensions intensify.

27 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

New study on child poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Two thirds of children in sub-Saharan Africa experience multiple deprivations

New UNICEF study provides extensive new data and analysis of multidimensional child poverty

23 Jan 2015 description

Brazzaville, 20 janvier 2015 – L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) recommande désormais l’introduction du vaccin conjugué contre la méningite A, le MenAfriVac®, dans les calendriers de vaccination systématique en Afrique subsaharienne. Cette recommandation vise à protéger les nourrissons contre la méningite et à maintenir l’immunité à l’échelle de la population.

23 Jan 2015 description

Brazzaville, 20 January 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends the conjugate meningitis A vaccine MenAfriVac® to be introduced in routine immunization schedules in sub-Saharan Africa. This recommendation ensures that infants are protected against meningitis and population-wide immunity is maintained.

22 Jan 2015 description

Ministers of Health from around the world will convene next week at WHO’s Executive Board meeting, to set global public health policies. Among other topics, representatives are expected to review the current polio epidemiology and global preparedness plans for the phased removal of oral polio vaccines. A report has been prepared, to facilitate discussions, available here.

22 Jan 2015 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

19 Jan 2015 description
report Peace Direct

January 7 2015: A monthly selection of the best new research and resources on local peacebuilding worldwide, as chosen by Insight on Conflict. This month’s edition features articles on local initiatives in Syria, civil society in Colombia and more.

13 Jan 2015 description

Dans ce numéro

■ Vues d’Addis

  • La réponse de l’UA face à la situation au Burkina Faso soulève d’importantes questions, notamment sur la réaction rapide et le rôle de l’armée.

■ À l’ordre du jour

  • Le CPS a tenu une réunion publique afin de discuter de l’envoi prévu de 1 000 professionnels de la santé dans les zones affectées par le virus Ebola.

■ Analyse de situation

06 Jan 2015 description

December saw a significant deterioration of the security situation – compared to the previous month – in nine countries or conflict situations in the world, including in South Asia (Pakistan and India), and East Africa (South Sudan and Kenya). There is a risk of increased violence in the coming month in Sudan, where major offensives are anticipated on the heels of a failure in the peace talks; in Sri Lanka, in the context of the 8 January elections; and in Haiti, where the current president could rule by decree unless parliament's mandate, due to expire on 12 January, is extended.

03 Jan 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. Par lettre datée du 23 décembre 2013 ( S/2013/759 ), le Président du Conseil de sécurité m’a informé que celui-ci approuvait, conformément à mes recommandations, la prorogation du mandat du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest jusqu’au 31 décembre 2016, et m’a prié de bien vouloir lui rendre compte, tous les six mois, de l’exécution de son mandat par le Bureau.