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27 Nov 2014 description

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.

27 Nov 2014 description
report AngliCORD

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.

26 Nov 2014 description

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.

26 Nov 2014 description

Document Summary

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.

25 Nov 2014 description

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.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Christian Aid

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.

Our impact

24 Nov 2014 description

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."

19 Nov 2014 description
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Second International Conference on Nutrition
Rome, 19-21 November 2014
Conference Outcome Document: Rome Declaration on Nutrition

Welcoming the participation of Heads of State and Government and other high-level guests,

17 Nov 2014 description

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.

14 Nov 2014 description
Technical Annex- Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 20 600 000

1. CONTEXT

11 Nov 2014 description

Memorandum to Convention on Conventional Weapons Delegates

November 2014

Introduction

31 Oct 2014 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/SHC/4114
Sixty-ninth session,
35th & 36th Meetings (AM & PM)
General Assembly
Meetings Coverage

Concluding General Debate on Human Rights, Delegates Raise Concerns about ‘Politicized’ Resolutions Targeting Specific Countries

07 Oct 2014 description

Conformarán de una red de salud interamericana para emergencias, con el apoyo de la OPS/OMS

Washington, DC, 2 octubre de 2014 (OPS/OMS).- Los ministerios de Salud de las Américas acordaron un plan de acción para fortalecer su capacidad de coordinación del envío y recepción de la ayuda humanitaria internacional durante situaciones de emergencias y desastres, con el fin de dar una respuesta oportuna y eficaz, y salvar vidas.

03 Oct 2014 description

Un año después del trágico naufragio frente a la isla italiana de Lampedusa, guerras como las de Siria, las crisis prolongadas que sufren distintos países en conflicto y el caos que impera en Libia, continúan empujando a un número sin precedentes de refugiados hacia Europa.

Los equipos médicos de Médicos Sin Fronteras (MSF) han constatado en Sicilia que quienes llegan lo hacen en una situación cada vez más vulnerable, por lo que insta a la Unión Europea (UE) a que mantenga activas sus operaciones de búsqueda y rescate en el Mediterráneo.

03 Oct 2014 description

PAHO/WHO will support the creation of a new inter-American emergency health network

Washington, D.C.,2 October 2014 (PAHO/WHO) — Representatives of ministries of health in the Americas today adopted a plan of action to improve coordination of international humanitarian assistance during emergencies and disasters, in order to facilitate a timely, effective response and save lives.

02 Oct 2014 description

London, 2 October 2014 – One year after the tragic shipwreck off the island of Lampedusa in Italy, wars such as that in Syria and protracted crises and chaos in Libya continue to push an unprecedented number of refugees to Europe. As the patients seen by Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) medical teams in Sicily are increasingly more vulnerable, the European Union (EU) must continue active search and rescue operations to save lives in the Mediterranean, MSF said today.

26 Sep 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

IS THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE FOR CHILDREN?

A statistical analysis of progress since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

09 Sep 2014 description
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Libya: Concern is growing for the increasing number of people affected by crisis since mid-July, as violence persists, rival governments are failing to assure basic services, and most humanitarian organisations have withdrawn.