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18 Dec 2014 description

En este documento se explican brevemente las ventajas de usar el sistema SalaHumanitaria para los periodistas y comunicadores que se interesan por las actividades que salvan vidas y alivian el sufrimiento.

¿Qué es la acción humanitaria?

La acción humanitaria es aquella acción que busca aliviar el sufrimiento y salvar vidas de los afectados por desastres y violencia armada, siguiendo los principios de humanidad, neutralidad, imparcialidad e independencia. (Resolución AG 46/182 de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas)

¿Qué es OCHA?

18 Dec 2014 description
report World Bank


As we close the chapter on 2014, which is likely to be remembered in history as the “year of Ebola,” it is worth drawing some initial lessons for the future.

18 Dec 2014 description


18 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

17 December 2014 – After a year of “discord, disease and disruption” that saw peace operations, diplomacy and humanitarian capacities “pushed to the limit” responding to West Africa's Ebola outbreak, terrorist groups and ongoing conflicts in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed reporters today at United Nations Headquarters, where he summed up the year and looked ahead to 2015.

17 Dec 2014 description

As delivered

I would like to begin the plenary session with a brief overview of CERF’s support in 2014. You will find background documents in your folders.

So far this year, I have approved more than $450 million in CERF funding to help humanitarian partners deliver life-saving assistance in 44 countries.

Some $280 million, or 62 per cent of that amount, has been provided through the Rapid Response Window and $170 million, or 38 per cent, was allocated through CERF’s Underfunded Emergencies Window.

Ladies and gentlemen,

17 Dec 2014 description

(New York, 17 December 2014): Donors today pledged US$418.6 million to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) at the annual high-level conference. The funds will support critical, life-saving humanitarian operations in 2015.

17 Dec 2014 description
report ALNAP

This think-piece was commissioned in preparation for the Montreux XIII Donor Conference in November 2014. It aims to provide a forward-looking overview of the evolving problems the international humanitarian sector is facing and to suggest potential collective responses to them.

17 Dec 2014 description
report ALNAP, RedR

From the 24 – 28 March 2014, RedR held a pilot course for 24 WASH experts on the subject of addressing the social, institutional and technical gaps that currently exist for water, sanitation and hygiene provision in the urban emergency context. This document, produced as a partnership between ALNAP and RedR, captures the key messages, lessons and experiences of both course facilitators and participants on the topic of WASH in urban emergency response.

17 Dec 2014 description

Vienna, Austria, December 16, 2014. Over 20 partner countries stand to benefit from the latest round of financing approved at the 149th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).

Public sector approvals amounting to nearly US$260m will support the following projects:


17 Dec 2014 description

Secretary Hillary Clinton and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, representing Data2X, an international initiative to close gender gaps, announced its partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in New York on Monday.

17 Dec 2014 description
report InterAction

Community-based approaches to protection (CBP) have largely been developed by NGOs in complement to the often more legalistic and state-centric work of mandated protection actors. NGOs have long worked within communities in crisis – including as implementing partners for the major UN agencies – so developing community-based protection work built on their pre-existing strength, experience and networks. Whilst there is anecdotal evidence of its success as an approach it does present some specific challenges in terms of demonstrating results.

17 Dec 2014 description

Created By Conor Mc Gale - 12/16/2014
Author, Copyright Holder: Conor Mc Gale

Border Lives is a storytelling project that successfully utilized ethical storytelling principles to capture the experiences of people living along the border region of Northern Ireland, home to one of the most deeply entrenched conflicts in western European history. In this blog Border Lives’ Project Manager Conor Mc Gale shares the project’s process for ethical storytelling.

What is Border Lives?

17 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

16 December 2014 – Cooperation between the African Union and the United Nations on peace and security is crucial and should occur systematically at the earliest signs of crisis said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this morning as he urged the Security Council to work more effectively to prevent, manage and resolve conflicts on the African continent.

17 Dec 2014 description
report UN Security Council

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Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Presidential Statement Issued in Line with Secretary-General’s Call for ‘New Level of Clarity, Practicality and Predictability’ in Joint Endeavours

Commending the African Union for its growing role in peace and security in its region, the Security Council today stressed the importance of building a stronger and more cohesive partnership between it and the United Nations in conflict prevention and resolution, rapid response to emerging crises, protection of children and peacebuilding.

16 Dec 2014 description

Genève - A l’occasion de la Journée internationale des migrants 2014, le 18 décembre, le Directeur général de l’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM), William Lacy Swing, appelle à agir sans tarder pour sauver les vies de migrants et mettre un terme aux activités des trafiquants qui, exploitant le désespoir des candidats à la migration, leur extorquent d’énormes sommes d’argent.

16 Dec 2014 description

MOSCOW – Recognising a solid and growing relationship, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the government of the Russian Federation today signed an important strategic partnership agreement that will spearhead joint efforts on many fronts to end global hunger and malnutrition.

16 Dec 2014 description

Beirut, 16 December 2014 (Communication and Information Unit)--

On 11 December 2014, ESCWA and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) launched of a four-year project to bolster food and water security in the Arab region. SIDA has donated USD 2.7 million while the contribution of ESCWA will amount to USD 0.8 million.

16 Dec 2014 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$55,000

Balance Requested: US$55,000

Geneva, 16 December 2014

Dear Colleagues,

The ACT Safety & Security Community of Practice (SSCP) has been supporting the safety and security needs of the ACT Alliance since it was first formed in 2007.