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To achieve sustainable development for everyone, including tackling the underlying causes of poverty and conflict, the UK recognises the vital role of inclusive societies, where every person has the enduring opportunity to meet their full potential, supported by an effective civil society as part of an inclusive political settlement.
We are at a critical juncture for reflecting on the human rights of people with disabilities. Human rights are indivisible, and the right to food cannot be realised unless the other human rights of people with disabilities are realised too. They must be included in the broader sustainable development agenda.
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3 December 2014 – More than one billion people – or approximately 15 per cent of the world's population – live with some form of disability and have generally poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities, the United Nations highlighted today on its International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
By Andy McElroy
YEREVAN, 3 December 2014 – The global effort to forge a 2015 framework for disaster risk reduction – an updated Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) - has championed inclusiveness as a key strength for the future resilience of communities and nations.
The ICBL-CMC's Monitor initiative launches a new report, Equal Basis 2014: Access and Rights in 33 Countries, on 3 December 2014.
This overview provides up-to-date information on efforts to fulfill responsibilities in promoting the rights of persons with disabilities—including the survivors of landmines, cluster munitions, and other explosive remnants of war—as well as in providing assistance for activities that address the needs of survivors and other persons with disabilities with similar needs.
3 décembre 2014 – A l'occasion de la Journée internationale des personnes handicapées, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a jugé nécessaire de faire appel aux innovations technologiques pour assurer l'inclusion des personnes handicapées dans le cadre d'un développement durable.
CBM launches the 'CBM and the Global Campaign for Education 2014' Report
The theme of the 2014 International Day of Persons with Disabilities is ‘Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology’. To ensure full inclusion in emergency response and maximum resilience for all in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), technology must be accessible.
Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response
From early warning systems to resilient infrastructure, technology is playing an increasingly important role at all stages of humanitarian action.
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, to be observed on 3 December:
This year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities focuses on the theme, “Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology”.
Technology has changed the world, bringing knowledge within reach and expanding a range of opportunities. Persons with disabilities can benefit enormously from such advances, yet too many lack access to these essential tools.
PREPARACIÓN PARA DESASTRES
Sociedades caribeñas de la Cruz Roja lanzan ‘app’ salvavidas gratis para riesgos múltiples
La población en todo el Caribe, ahora puede descargar una aplicación (“app”) gratis para teléfonos móviles, que les ayudará prepararse ante emergencias y mantenerse a salvo durante los desastres naturales, como huracanes, inundaciones y sismos.
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.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that around 15 per cent of the world’s population, or one billion people, have some form of disability.
According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 80 per cent live in poor countries, where communities are already more vulnerable to disasters and crises such as the current Ebola epidemic, with people with disabilities often disproportionately affected.
UNDP works with a range of civil society organizations (CSOs) at regional and local levels in Africa to help lift people out of poverty, build resilient communities and promote human rights and thereby advance the millennium Development Goals. To achieve this, UNDP facilitates dialogue between governments and civil society to ensure civic participation in policy planning and reform and enhances partnerships with CSOs for development results.
Policy-makers and international agencies are currently negotiating the details of the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), which is to be agreed at Sendai, Japan in March 2015. The zero draft of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR) now explicitly promotes the integration of gender, age, disability and cultural perspectives into DRR. It acknowledges the need to manage differential levels of vulnerability and exposure, and the need to empower vulnerable groups to participate in decision-making and implementation.
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.
With a least four major tropical cyclones expected to hit Pacific Island nations this summer, Red Cross is standing ready to help people prepare, respond and recover.
"The risk of tropical cyclones in the region is higher than normal in El Nino years," says Steve Ray, International Emergencies Manager at Australian Red Cross. "We will likely see seven or eight named tropical cyclones in our region, of which at least four are expected to be severe."
Equality, human rights and full access to reproductive health must be priorities for Asia-Pacific nations meeting at the UN in Bangkok next week for the Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing+20 Review.
That’s the view of leading parliamentarians from the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) who have been working to progress gender equality in their national parliaments throughout the region and at AFPPD workshops, said Pakistan MP and AFPPD delegation spokesperson Mrs Mahtab Akbar Rashdi.
Memorandum to Convention on Conventional Weapons Delegates