NEW YORK/GENEVA, 31 March 2015 – UNICEF and the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR today announced the launch of a new Amplify challenge – a call for ideas and innovations that could improve the delivery and quality of education for children and adults displaced by violent conflict.
Sharjah Charity International spent more than Dh60.8 million in 2014 in support of the poor around the world.
Director of the Department of Projects at Sharjah Charity International, Mohammed Hamdan Al Zari, said that more than Dh37.2 million of the total funds spent last year were used for building 1,257 mosques in a large number of Arab and other countries in Asia and Africa.
Snapshot 18-24 March 2015
Syria: The Government carried out over 10,000 airstrikes between October and March, dropping more than 5,300 barrel bombs and killing almost 2,200 civilians. A chlorine attack on 16 March in Idleb killed six people.
NEW YORK, 23 March 2015 – UNICEF has made all its data on health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation, child protection, and HIV/AIDS publicly available, in an easily searchable format which includes redesigned country profiles and a new data visualisation tool for the creation of charts, maps and graphs. All of which make UNICEF the most reliable and up-to-date source of statistics on women and children.
Anne Paugam, Chief Executive Officer of AFD, today presented the key figures for the activity in 2014 of the central actor in France’s Official Development Assistance. With EUR 8.1 billion of commitments, up 4%, AFD has achieved another historic year for its activities to support a more equitable and more sustainable world. “AFD’s mandate is central to the challenge of the coming years, which is to bring about new development models that ensure both the prosperity of the whole of the world’s population and preserve the planet.
Snapshot 11–17 March 2015
Vanuatu: 24 people are confirmed dead so far after Tropical Cyclone Pam hit on 13 March. Shefa, Tafea, Malampa, and Penama are among the worst affected provinces. Access challenges are significant.
Cameroon: The number of people internally displaced in the north has almost doubled since 10 February, to 117,000. This brings the number of displaced in Cameroon to an estimated 412,700, including 66,000 fleeing Boko Haram violence in Nigeria and the rest from the Central African Republic.
Anne Paugam, Directrice générale de l’AFD, a présenté ce jour les chiffres clés de l’activité 2014 de l’acteur pivot de l’aide publique française au développement. Avec 8,1 milliards d’euros d’engagements, en hausse de +4%, l’AFD réalise une nouvelle année historique de ses activités en faveur d’un monde plus juste et plus durable.
NEW YORK, 13 mars 2015 - Les droits de l’enfant et l’enseignement préscolaire vont recevoir un sérieux coup de pouce grâce à deux nouveaux partenariats entre le Groupe LEGO, la Fondation LEGO et l’UNICEF célébrés aujourd’hui à New York.
Over 100 million children worldwide are affected by disasters yearly and, as a result, many face reduced educational opportunities.
This challenge is particularly evident in the Philippines, where recent disasters destroyed entire schools, ruined classroom supplies and damaged equipment. Schools are routinely used as evacuation centers. Classes are interrupted and children miss out on their education. More than half a year after Typhoon Yolanda, some schools were still used as evacuation centers.
Plan Internacional participa en la III Conferencia Mundial de las Naciones Unidas sobre Reducción de Riesgo de Desastres, que se celebra en Sendai (Japón) del 14 al 18 de marzo
Unos 875 millones de niños y niñas en edad escolar viven en áreas con una alta actividad sísmicos, mientras que cientos de millones residen en áreas con peligro de tifones, vientos extremos, inundaciones o incendios
En los últimos 5 años, terremotos, tifones, inundaciones y otros desastres han destruido o dañado más de 14.500 escuelas en el Sudeste Asiático
11 March 2015
The Human Rights Council this afternoon held a clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children, Marta Santos Pais, and with Special Representative of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict, Leila Zerrougui.
Vienna, Austria, March 11, 2015. Over 30 partner countries stand to benefit from the latest round of financing approved at the 150th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).
Public sector approvals amounting to US$201m will support the following projects:
Paris/New York - Empowering adolescent girls and young women through education is the aim – and the name – of a programme launched in New York today by UNESCO, UN Women, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Bank.
The EFA Global Monitoring Report, UNESCO and UNGEI call for urgent action to combat school-related gender-based violence
Gender-based violence in school settings is having a damaging impact on the education of millions of children across the world according to a new paper released today at the Commission on the Status of Women, by the Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report, UNESCO and United Nations Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI).
Le Rapport mondial de suivi sur l’EPT, l’UNESCO et l’UNGEI appellent à prendre des mesures d’urgence pour lutter contre les violences de genre en milieu scolaire
Le Réseau des femmes de la Banque africaine de développement (AfDBWN), dans son souci de renforcer l'accès des jeunes filles africaines à l'enseignement supérieur, et dans le cadre de son engagement à parvenir à l'égalité des sexes, a annoncé Jeanne Dina Kitoko, première lauréate de la bourse d’études allouée à travers son Fonds pour la scolarisation des filles (FSF).
L'annonce a été faite à l'occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme, le 8 Mars 2015.
Iraq: 26,000 people have fled fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi security forces in Tikrit for Samarra. Food, shelter, health and WASH needs are priorities. More than 100 families have arrived in Al Dour, located between Tikrit and Samarra, and thousands have fled to central and southern governorates.
South Sudan: Heavy fighting between government and opposition was reported in Upper Nile state, and government troops took control of Wadakona town. Many civilians are reported trapped. Peace talks have collapsed.
Keiko Inoue, Emanuela di Gropello, Yesim Sayin Taylor, and James Gresham