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Promotion and protection of human rights, including ways and means to promote the human rights of migrants (A/69/277)

Sixty-ninth session
Item 69 (b) of the provisional agenda*
Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms

Report of the Secretary-General

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

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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USAID announces new efforts to fight global poverty through education

Two New Basic Education Awards Will Help Provide a Pathway Out of Extreme Poverty for Children and Youth

For Immediate Release
Monday, October 20, 2014
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

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Strengthening School Feeding in West Africa

At a side summit on school feeding during the World Forum for Children and Nutrition, Ministers of Education pledged to advocate that at least 1 percent of their state budgets be allocated to the school lunch program, and they put in place specific legislation to distribute resources between the central government and local authorities for school feeding.

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Renforcer les cantines scolaires en Afrique de l’ouest et du centre

Les ministres de l’éducation des pays francophones d’Afrique de l’ouest et du centre se sont engagés, à œuvrer au sein de leur gouvernement pour consacrer 1% des budgets nationaux à l’alimentation scolaire soutenue par le Programme alimentaire mondial.

Un engagement fort

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UN Women Annual Report 2013-2014

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UN Women

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

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The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (2015-2016): Resilience-Component Monitoring

3RP M&E Chellenges

Establishing an M&E Framework that reflects the distinctiveness of 3RP approach (compared to RRP6) in terms of:

  • INTEGRATION: Bringing together humanitarian and resilience-based development responses towards the achievement of common objectives/outcomes

  • ACCOUNTABILITY : Allowing to consistently track and report on (i) Progress against Outputs and (ii) Delivery against Output-related funding requirements under the Refugee and Resilience Components, respectively (and no matter funding sources)..

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85 millones de niños reciben comidas en las escuelas de América Latina y el Caribe

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO – Bajo los auspicios del Sistema para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia Ciudad de México (DIF CDMX), y el apoyo del Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) y la Red de Alimentación Escolar de América Latina y el Caribe (La-RAE) comenzó hoy del 15 al 17 de octubre, el VI Seminario Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Alimentación Escolar bajo el lema “Hacia el fortalecimiento de una alimentación escolar saludable y segura”.

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On World Food Day, UN World Food Programme highlights progress towards zero hunger even as multiple emergencies flare

BAGHDAD – Amid several hunger emergencies – both natural and man-made – the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day, 16 October, by highlighting both the challenges around the world and the real progress being made toward “zero hunger.”

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85 Million Children Receive School Meals in Latin America and the Caribbean

MEXICO CITY – The 6th Latin American and Caribbean School Feeding Seminar started today with 200 participants who will exchange experiences to determine how school feeding programmes can improve their impact and efficiency, especially among people who are exposed to economic crisis or other shocks.

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85 millones de niños reciben comidas en las escuelas de América Latina y el Caribe, pero todavía queda mucho por hacer

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO –Bajo los auspicios del Sistema para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia Ciudad de México (DIF CDMX), y el apoyo del Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) y la Red de Alimentación Escolar de América Latina y el Caribe (La-RAE) comenzó hoy del 15 al 17 de octubre, el VI Seminario Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Alimentación Escolar bajo el tema “Hacia el fortalecimiento de una alimentación escolar saludable y segura”.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 October

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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UNV supports global efforts for disaster risk reduction

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UN Volunteers

Bonn, Germany: The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), celebrated every year on 13 October, encourages every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations. It is a day to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their risk to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of DRR.

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Ebola : Kaberuka et les dirigeants financiers veulent accélérer l’aide d’urgence

S’adressant aux dirigeants financiers venus du monde entier, le président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Donald Kaberuka, a déclaré, samedi 11 octobre à Washington, que, pour bâtir des économies fortes, la coopération est nécessaire. Pour ce qui est de l’Afrique, a-t-il ajouté, nous devons « nous efforcer de faire preuve de leadership en ce qui concerne l’égalité des sexes, l’éducation pour tous les enfants, pour les petites entreprises, avec des financements auxquels tout le monde a accès ».

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Nearly one in four adolescent girls experience physical violence

Alarming levels of acceptance of violence against girls

NEW YORK, 10 October 2014 – Ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF is issuing a new compilation of data revealing the magnitude of violence against adolescent girls and the alarming attitudes that perpetuate such abuse.

The compilation incorporates a selection of global data released throughout the year, detailing the very real impact violence has on adolescent girls, their futures, and that of their communities and countries. Key statistics include:

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Kaberuka and Finance Leaders discuss ways to fast-track emergency assistance

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Addressing financial leaders from around the world, African Development Bank Group President Donald Kaberuka said Saturday that in order to build strong economies there must be cooperation. When it comes to Africa, he said, we “must aim to provide that leadership on gender, on education for every child, on small businesses [and] on finance that works for all.”

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Nobel Peace Prize Boosts Battle to End Child Labor

Recognition for Activist a Reminder of Challenges Ahead

OCTOBER 10, 2014

(New York) – The awarding of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize to Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi recognizes the hard fight against child labor and should serve as a call to address this challenge around the globe, Human Rights Watch said today. Satyarthi, 60, launched a campaign against employing children in the worst forms of labor both in India and elsewhere, and has built a movement to encourage businesses to employ ethical practices without child labor.

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Podcast #98 – Day of the Girl 2014 – Empowering adolescent girls: ending the cycle of violence

Changing the World for Girls is a collaboration of the Beyond School Books podcast series and United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI). In this series you will find discussions on the lasting impact education has on girls, communities and nations around the world.

NEW YORK, United States of America, 10 October 2014 – The theme this year for International Day of the Girl Child is ‘Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence’.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 01–07 October

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Q+A: How we help girls fulfill their potential

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Mercy Corps

Being a girl comes with a steep set of challenges, especially for girls growing up in some of the world’s toughest places. Gender inequality is apparent right from the start, and many girls never have the opportunity to go to school, earn an income or have a voice in their own lives or their communities.

All over the world, Mercy Corps is working to change that by supporting girls’ education, providing vocational training and working with communities as a whole to help them understand the value that women and girls bring to society.