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Sexuality education: UNFPA helps prepare teachers

COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION: PREPARING TEACHERS TO CLOSE THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS GAP FACED BY LEARNERS

Johannesburg, 28 August 2014 – Young people in East and Southern Africa (ESA) face many challenges today. Nearly two thirds lack basic knowledge to access crucial sexuality education and health information to protect themselves from issues related to HIV and early pregnancy. With adolescents and young people making up over one third of the region’s population, it is critical we act now.

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Global Education Targets: Are They Missing the Point?

Report
World Bank

SUBMITTED BY ARIEL FISZBEIN ON WED, 08/27/2014
CO-AUTHORS: EDUARDO VELEZ BUSTILLO

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One third of Latin Americans risk falling into poverty, says UNDP

UNDP calls for universal social protection, with more emphasis on health and education to avoid social and economic setbacks

San Salvador, August 26 2014 - Although poverty in Latin American and the Caribbean has been cut nearly in half in the last decade, many have been unable to enter into the middle-class: the population at risk of falling into poverty reaches 200 million, according to a new study released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) here today.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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With migrants in Benghazi under the bombs

The money that the Church provides to help foreign migrant workers caught in the fighting in Libya is needed to buy bread, send the children to school, pay return trips home and treatment in hospital, said to MISNA Monsignor Sylvester Magro, Apostolic Vicar of Benghazi.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Message on the 500-day mark to the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals “500 days of action to build a better world”

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

18 August 2014

There are many fires raging around the world today -- political turmoil, bloodshed, public health emergencies and human rights abuses. But there also burns a flame of hope – encouraging progress in the global drive to improve the lives of the world’s poorest through the Millennium Development Goals. Adopted by world leaders in the year 2000, the MDGs are an ambitious 15-year roadmap to fight poverty, hunger and disease, protect the environment and expand education, basic health and women’s empowerment.

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CERF Quarterly Update - April – June 2014

By the close of the second quarter of 2014, donors had contributed $296.1 million to CERF for 2014, bringing total contributions to over 68 per cent of total pledges for the year.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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New Evidence Highlights What Works to Empower Girls and Young Women

Report
World Bank

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Despite recent advances in important aspects of the lives of girls and young women, pervasive challenges remain.

  • New impact evaluation briefs released by the World Bank Group shed new light on what works in development interventions.

  • The briefs address critical issues: education, child marriage, and sexual and reproductive health.

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Génération 2030/Afrique : La démographie enfantine en Afrique

D’ici à 2050, l’Afrique abritera deux enfants sur cinq. Une augmentation projetée et sans précédent de la population d’enfants en Afrique donne une chance unique aux décideurs de définir une stratégie d’investissement axée sur les enfants qui permettra au continent, et au monde, de tirer parti des avantages de la transition démographique que connaît l’Afrique.

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Generation 2030/Africa: Child demographics in Africa

While child survival rates have improved across Africa, the continent still accounts for about half of child mortality globally. The proportion could rise to around 70 per cent by 2050.

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Putting the Littlest Disaster Victims on the Caribbean’s Climate Agenda

By Desmond Brown

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Aug 12 2014 (IPS) - Children are often the forgotten ones when policy-makers map out strategies to deal with climate change, even as they are least capable of fending for themselves in times of trouble.

According to David Popo, head of the Social Policy Unit at the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). “Very often when we speak about poverty reduction we are not seeing children, children are invisible in terms of development.

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Global emergency overview snapshot 6 - 12 August

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The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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ACCORD co-hosts 4th International Africa Peace and Conflict Resolution conference in partnership with the Centre for African Peace and Conflict Resolution

The recently-held Fourth International Africa Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference provided an important platform for African and American academics and practitioners working in the fields of conflict and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to share knowledge and discuss the theory and practice of ADR in Africa.

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UNICEF: Indigenous children left behind in their countries’ progress

NEW YORK, 8 August 2014 – Indigenous children continue to miss out on their rights and face discrimination on a daily basis, UNICEF said today to mark the 2014 International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

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The other Asian enigma: Explaining the rapid reduction of undernutrition in Bangladesh

South Asia has long been synonymous with persistent and unusually high rates of child undernutrition—the so-called Asian enigma. Yet contrary to this stereotype, Bangladesh has managed to sustain a rapid reduction in the rate of child undernutrition for at least two decades. In this paper we aim to understand the sources of this unheralded success with the aspiration of deriving policy-relevant lessons from Bangladesh’s experience. To do so we employ a regression analysis of five rounds of Demographic and Health Surveys covering the period from 1997 to 2011.

International Food Policy Research Institute:

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 30 July - 5 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Liberia shuts schools in battle against Ebola: president

The government also placed "non-essential" government workers on 30 days' leave to halt the spread of the epidemic.

Agence France-Presse:

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Oxfam Annual Report & Accounts 2013/14

Report
Oxfam

Last year was highly challenging for Oxfam. We responded to 27 devastating emergencies, including a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions in Syria, and supported the efforts of millions of hard-working people facing the injustice of poverty.

All that we do is only possible because of the contributions of our supporters, volunteers, activists, partners, staff, and the communities we work with around the world. Read our Annual Report to find out how we did it.

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11 Mitos sobre la Desnutrición en América Latina

Es un concepto erróneo frecuente considerar que el hambre y la desnutrición son la misma cosa. Es cierto que ambas están relacionadas, pero existen diferencias significativas entre las dos. Con la ayuda de la Alianza Mundial para Mejorar la Nutrición (GAIN, por sus siglas en inglés), esperamos poder romper con este concepto. Siga leyendo para conocer más sobre los 11 mitos más comunes al igual que datos sobre cómo el PMA está luchando contra la desnutrición en América Latina.

1. MITO: La desnutrición es lo mismo que el hambre.