Un enfant sur 10 présente un handicap. Les conflits armés et les catastrophes intensifient davantage les handicaps chez les enfants. Dans toute communauté affectée par une crise, les enfants et adultes handicapés font partie des plus marginalisés, et pourtant ils sont souvent exclus de l’aide humanitaire.
Les Principaux engagements en faveur des enfants dans l’action humanitaire constituent un cadre de travail destiné à fournir une aide humanitaire à tous les enfants, quelque soit leur statut ou leur situation.
One in every 10 children has a disability. Armed conflict and disasters further increase disabilities among children. Within any crisis-affected community, children and adults with disabilities are among the most marginalized, yet they often are excluded from humanitarian assistance.
In 2014, a small team of enthusiastic change-makers at the Public Service Development Agency (PSDA) of Georgia started a new form of collaboration with UNDP. Our shared vision? A partnership to shift a traditional bureaucracy into an engine of innovation for more effective solutions to the pressing challenges faced by the public sector.
El derecho internacional humanitario (DIH) es un conjunto de normas que, en tiempo de conflicto armado, procura -por razones humanitarias- proteger a las personas que no participan o que han dejado de participar directamente en las hostilidades y restringir los métodos y medios de guerra. El DIH exige que las partes en conflictos armados confieran respeto y protección especiales a las personas con discapacidad y contribuye a garantizar su inclusión.
Le droit international humanitaire est un ensemble de règles qui s'appliquent en période de conflit armé et qui visent, pour des motifs humanitaires, à protéger les personnes qui ne participent pas, ou plus, directement aux hostilités et à limiter les moyens et méthodes de guerre. En vertu de ce droit, les parties aux conflits armés doivent accorder un respect et une protection particuliers aux personnes handicapées et veiller à leur intégration.
International humanitarian law (IHL) is a set of rules that, in times of armed conflict, seeks – for humanitarian reasons – to protect persons who are not, or are no longer directly participating in hostilities, and to restrict means and methods of warfare. IHL requires parties to armed conflicts to afford special respect and protection to persons with disabilities and helps ensure their inclusion. A number of weapons-related treaties aims to prevent certain disabilities from occurring by prohibiting the use of particular weapons and reducing the dangers they pose.
The joint GICHD-UNDP study explores the links between mine action and the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs. It seeks to reflect the current understanding of the contribution and impact that mine action is having on achieving the 2030 Agenda in countries affected by landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war.
The study also aims to provide guidance to policy and decision makers from mine action organisations, donors and particularly National Mine Action Authorities on how to:
Education is vital to maintaining a sense of normality in protracted displacement. With the support of Australian Aid, Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA provides inclusive early education to vulnerable Syrian and Palestinian refugees in camp communities in Beirut, Lebanon.
The United Nations (UN) is adapting its planning and programmes to better help Caribbean countries ensure that no one is left behind in their thrust to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
From Jamaica in the north, through the vibrant islands of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), to Guyana in the south, the Caribbean has demonstrated a wide variety of development achievements and considerable convergence in the challenges countries face.
June 20th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) is pursuing its Ramadan Iftar program in 11 countries, at a total cost of QR 4,899,830, distributing Ramadan Iftar meals and food packages to 78,837 poor people in Jordan, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Central African Republic (CAR).
In Jordan, QRCS distributed $37,000 food aid to 45,920 Syrians and Jordanians in Amman, Irbid, Zarqa, and Madaba, in cooperation with many local and international charities. These distributions included 500 food packages and 8,420 Iftar meals.
It is crucial to consult with children and young people with disabilities as they are the experts of their own situation. However often it is not recognised that children and young people with disabilities can contribute to decision making processes and they are left out.
A programme’s effectiveness and inclusivity increases when children and young people with disabilities meaningfully contribute to all stages of programme planning. If their perspectives are not sought, they may be unintentionally excluded.
This year, the theme of the Trafficking in Persons Report is increasing criminal accountability of human traffickers and addressing challenges in prosecution—an essential component of the 3P paradigm of prosecution, protection, and prevention. As a former federal prosecutor in the United States and now as Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, this topic is deeply personal to me.
70 YEARS AND COUNTING
Seven decades ago, the world was recovering from a devastating world war. For millions of child survivors of that war, peace still encompassed a landscape of significant challenges and damaged futures. UNICEF was created to help those children – no matter who they were, no matter where they were from. The only thing that mattered for the nascent organization was achieving results for children in need.
By Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien
Each year, millions of people are forced from their homes by armed conflict, human rights violations and natural disasters. Some cross borders and seek protection and assistance in other countries as refugees, but the majority remain internally displaced within their country.
Today I announce a new partnership with six Australian NGOs to help reduce the impact of disasters and humanitarian crises, particularly in the Pacific.
Working with the Australian NGOs – Care, Caritas, Oxfam, Plan International, Save the Children and World Vision – the Australian Government will provide $50 million over five years to boost local capacity for disaster preparedness and response in Pacific countries.
Girls with disabilities in developing countries are effectively unseen and unheard and are often not benefiting from international efforts to improve access to education in developing countries.
Globally, 263 million children between the ages of 6 and 17 are out of school, 61 million of which are of primary school age (6-11 years)*. More than half of the total figure live in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia.
Of the 25 million children who will never start school, 15 million are girls*.
14 juin 2017 – L'ONU a accueilli mardi une réunion intergouvernementale rassemblant un large éventail de parties prenantes avec pour objectif d'assurer la mise en œuvre intégrale d'un traité historique sur les droits des personnes handicapées.