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30 Jan 2015 description

Additional rainfall expected in flood-affected parts of southeastern Africa, dryness continues in Angola

30 Jan 2015 description
report UN News Service

29 de enero, 2015 — La ONU informó que el gobierno de Colombia firmó un preacuerdo según el cual el país sudamericano podría contribuir con tropas a las misiones de paz de Naciones Unidas.

El documento constituye un primer paso de un proceso bien definido.

El Departamento de Operaciones de Paz de la ONU acogió con beneplácito la firma del preacuerdo y felicitó a Colombia por su disposición de participar en las misiones.

30 Jan 2015 description
report UNAIDS

Ahead of the African Union Summit, former Presidents of Malawi, Mali, Nigeria and South Africa are among the new Champions committing to Fast-Tracking access to HIV prevention and treatment services in sub-Saharan Africa.

JOHANNESBURG/GABORONE, Botswana, 23 January 2015—Today, the Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation (Champions) announced that four leaders are joining their distinguished ranks.

30 Jan 2015 description
report UNAIDS

À quelques jours du sommet de l’Union africaine, les anciens Présidents du Malawi, du Mali, du Nigéria et d’Afrique du Sud comptent parmi les nouveaux Champions qui s’engagent en faveur d’une accélération de l’accès aux services de prévention et de traitement du VIH en Afrique subsaharienne.

JOHANNESBURG/GABORONE, Botswana, 23 janvier 2015 – Le groupe Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation (Champions pour une génération sans sida) vient aujourd’hui d’annoncer que quatre leaders avaient rejoint leurs rangs déjà composés d’éminentes personnalités.

30 Jan 2015 description

The African Development Bank (AfDB) expressed on Tuesday, January 27 its support to the African Union (AU) in implementing Africa’s commitments for an accelerated agricultural growth and transformation.

Speaking at a high-level event during the 24th AU Summit in Addis Ababa, AfDB Vice-President Aly Abou-Sabaa said the AfDB would bring, with other partners, an innovative financial support to the implementation of the AU Strategy and Roadmap for the realisation of 2014 Malabo commitments on agriculture and food security.

30 Jan 2015 description
report World Bank

Jim Yong Kim énonce sa vision pour une conjugaison des efforts publics et privés afin de réduire les risques.

29 Jan 2015 description

La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a exprimé son soutien à l'Union africaine (UA) pour la mise en œuvre des engagements de l'Afrique visant à transformer l’agriculture et à en accélérer la croissance.

29 Jan 2015 description

El Plan es considerado un instrumento fundamental que ayudará a todos los países en sus esfuerzos por erradicar el hambre y disminuir la pobreza en la Región

29 Jan 2015 description

Press Releases, 29 January 2015

'A protocol on the right to nationality will strengthen democracy, regional integration, and reduce conflict in Africa', a new report states

29 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Los derechos humanos son un camino para salir de situaciones de crisis y caos

(Beirut) – Los gobiernos se equivocan de manera garrafal cuando ignoran los derechos humanos para ocuparse de desafíos graves en materia de seguridad, indicó hoy Human Rights Watch al difundir su informe mundial anual.

29 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund
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UNICEF launches US$3.1 billion appeal to reach more children in emergencies

Over 60 million children at risk in “new generation” of crises

GENEVA, 29 January 2015 - UNICEF is launching a US$3.1 billion appeal – its largest ever – to reach 62 million children at risk in humanitarian crises worldwide – a US$1 billion jump in funding needs since last year’s appeal.

29 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Beyrouth, le 29 janvier 2015) – Les gouvernements commettent une grave erreur lorsqu'ils délaissent les droits humains dans leurs réponses à de graves défis sécuritaires, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd'hui, à l’occasion de la publication de son Rapport mondial 2015.

29 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

World Report 2015: Rights Aren’t Wrong in Tough Times
Human Rights a Path Out of Crisis and Chaos

(Beirut, January 29, 2015) – Governments make a big mistake when they ignore human rights to counter serious security challenges, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its annual world report.

29 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

BY FRANCESCA MONETI

Être un enfant heureux. Faire partie d’une famille qui vit en harmonie dans un foyer paisible. Être un parent doté de la pleine capacité et des connaissances nécessaires pour élever ses enfants de façon à leur donner la possibilité de vivre en bonne santé et de s’épanouir sans être exposés à la violence. Être entouré par une communauté solide et paisible.

29 Jan 2015 description

The Australian Government will today renew its commitment to the delivery of vaccines, otherwise unaffordable to children in developing countries.

At a replenishment conference for 'Gavi the Vaccine Alliance' chaired by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Australia will commit $250 million from 2016 to 2020. Our pledge follows on from our previous contribution to Gavi of $250 million over five years.

I have asked Australia’s Ambassador to Germany David Ritchie to represent me at the Berlin conference and confirm Australia's pledge.

29 Jan 2015 description
report African Union

African Union Commission (AUC) Launches Implementation Strategy and Roadmap to Transform African Agriculture

29 Jan 2015 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 28 January 2015: “We are getting optimistic reports from Ministries of Health of the affected countries that mortality and infection rates are declining, in fact Schools will be re opening in Sierra Leone ,Liberia had their senate elections couple of months back and this is impressively very good news “ said H.E. Dr Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko, Commissioner for Social Affairs of the African Union at a media brief today at the AU headquarters. The press conference was held within the framework of the 24th AU Summit. .

29 Jan 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Kiribati, Tonga
  • Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia, Tokelau

Other updates:

Chikungunya