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The Statistical Yearbook 2014 is an electronic file only, it consists of (1) short analytical texts on 32 selected diverse topics, such as population, education, health, poverty and inequalities, gender, economy, environment and connectivity in the region and related key messages as well as relevant data tables, and (2) country profiles of main development indicators for each of the 58 regional member countries/areas of ESCAP.
The Statistical Yearbook is accompanied by the following products:
MOSCOW – Recognising a solid and growing relationship, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the government of the Russian Federation today signed an important strategic partnership agreement that will spearhead joint efforts on many fronts to end global hunger and malnutrition.
Snapshot 10–16 December
Iraq: 700,000 IDPs, mostly in Dahuk and Anbar governorates, are living in shelters that are not adapted for winter temperatures. 945,000 IDPs are in dire need of kerosene for heating.
Afghanistan: Kabul has been hit by at least 12 suicide attacks since early November, with more attacks also carried out elsewhere, fuelling concerns about the protection of civilians.
Editor’s Note: This blog is the third of three that will profile local leaders from around the world who advocate for improved education—especially for girls—in their communities. These blogs will culminate in a Brookings event on December 12 featuring two panels on the issues and a keynote address by First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama. Register for the webcast here and follow along on Twitter at #GirlsEdu.
Gender equality is widely accepted as an essential component of effective development, and in the past two decades it has progressively taken center stage in the international development community. As the third Millennium Development Goal, several programs were set up to improve education and economic opportunities for women and girls with the aim of achieving gender equality, as well as reducing poverty overall.
Proposed Safe Schools Declaration Could Restore Education for Millions of Children
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Snapshot 3–9 December
Philippines: Category 5 Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, made landfall on 6 December over the town of Dolores in Eastern Samar province (Eastern Philippines). At least 49 of 81 provinces are potentially at high risk. The typhoon is moving very slowly, potentially subjecting each community in the path of the typhoon to high winds and torrential rainfall for much longer. 1.1 million people are affected.
NUEVA YORK/GINEBRA, 8 de diciembre de 2014 – El año 2014 ha llevado el horror, el miedo y la desesperación a millones de niños, a medida que el agravamiento de los conflictos en todo el mundo les ha expuesto a la violencia extrema y sus consecuencias, ha incrementado su reclutamiento forzado y les ha convertido en blancos deliberados de guerra por los grupos armados, dijo hoy UNICEF.
NEW YORK/GENÈVE, 8 décembre 2014 – Pour des millions d’enfants, l’année 2014 aura été marquée par la peur, le désespoir et l’horreur, à cause des conflits de plus en plus graves au cours desquels ils ont été exposés à une violence extrême et à ses conséquences, ils ont été recrutés de force et ils ont été pris expressément en cible par des groupes armés, a affirmé l’UNICEF aujourd’hui.
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 8 December 2014 – The year 2014 has been one of horror, fear and despair for millions of children, as worsening conflicts across the world saw them exposed to extreme violence and its consequences, forcibly recruited and deliberately targeted by warring groups, UNICEF said today. Yet many crises no longer capture the world’s attention, warned the children’s agency.
Niger: 10,000 refugees arrived in Diffa region from Damasack, Nigeria. Most were fleeing forced recruitment by Boko Haram, and some unaccompanied children were reported. More than 105,000 people have arrived from Nigeria since May 2013, and the rate is increasing. The newly displaced are in a critical situation, and Diffa faces serious gaps in service provision.
CBM launches the 'CBM and the Global Campaign for Education 2014' Report
PARTNERSHIPS FOR QUALITY OF LIFE
In the past financial year we have continued our commitment to working through partnerships that improve the quality of people’s lives.
A new guide to help Ministries integrate disaster risk reduction in school curriculums, within an Education for Sustainable Development framework, has been published by UNESCO in partnership with UNICEF.
Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.
Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.
Charity won’t stop the injustices that mean women do two-thirds of the world’s work, but earn just one-tenth of the world income.
It won’t stop multinational companies dodging millions in tax, depriving poor countries of the money they need to pay for healthcare and education.
It won’t protect the world’s poorest communities who did least to cause climate change from taking the brunt of its effects.
To end poverty we must end injustice.
Over the past decade, the child-friendly schools (CFS) model has emerged as UNICEF’s signature means to advocate for and promote quality education for every girl and boy, particularly in fragile contexts. The main principles of CFS models are ‘child-centredness’, ‘democratic participation’, ‘inclusiveness’ and ‘protection’. The theme of ‘democratic participation’, which states that as rights holders, children and those who facilitate their rights should have a say in the form and substance of their education, has not been explored fully in the CFS model in conflict-affected contexts.
Crises can bring education to a halt, depriving children of their fundamental right to education and further contributing to an atmosphere of chaos in already traumatised communities. Education is integral in restoring a sense of normalcy and security in the midst of crisis, helping to build resilient schools and communities and bridge the humanitarian and development divide.