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Ciudadanía Política: voz y participación ciudadana en América Latina

El estudio regional Ciudadanía Política: voz y participación ciudadana en América Latina, es una publicación de la Dirección Regional de América Latina y el Caribe del PNUD, con el apoyo de AECID y coordinada por el Área de Gobernabilidad Democrática, que analiza el ejercicio de la ciudadanía política como un camino fundamental para la mayor satisfacción de los derechos sociales y civiles, y por lo tanto para la consolidación de la democracia plena.

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Les leçons à tirer de l'épidémie de SRMO

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IRIN

DUBAÏ, 28 août 2014 (IRIN) - Il y a quelques mois seulement, la menace du syndrome respiratoire du Moyen-Orient (SRMO) semblait croître dans de vastes secteurs de la région du Golfe. Des dizaines de nouveaux cas étaient rapportés chaque mois et un comité mis sur pied par l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) avait indiqué que la « situation s'était empirée en termes de gravité et d'urgence ».

IRIN:

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Samoan PM calls on Canberra to do more to tackle climate change

Samoa's prime minister has issued an impassioned plea on behalf all Pacific nations for more help to cope with climate change and he has called on Australia, to lift its focus from the federal budget and lead the way.

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Civil society engagement key to achieving universal civil registration in Asia-Pacific

Members of national and international civil society groups put forth their collective voice in Bangkok today to support universal registration of births, deaths and marriages in the region, ahead of the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) in Asia and the Pacific in November.

Civil registration and vital statistics is the continuous, permanent, compulsory and universal recording of the occurrence and characteristics of vital events of the population in accordance with the law. It is an assurance that no life goes undocumented or unrecognized.

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Global Education Targets: Are They Missing the Point?

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World Bank

SUBMITTED BY ARIEL FISZBEIN ON WED, 08/27/2014
CO-AUTHORS: EDUARDO VELEZ BUSTILLO

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Summer of disasters leaves aid agencies dry

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Caritas

By Jos de Voogd | 27 August 2014

As the number of disasters all over the world rises, the lack of funds for humanitarian aid is exacerbating an already serious situation. Millions of people in Syria, Gaza, South Sudan and other conflict regions are waiting for help.

The United Nations, the Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières are sounding the alarm about the lack of resources. Cordaid (Caritas Netherlands) and its international emergency aid network, Caritas, are doing what they can but they are also short of resources.

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What is contact tracing? Contact tracing can stop the Ebola outbreak in its tracks

Contact tracing is finding everyone who comes in direct contact with a sick Ebola patient. Contacts are watched for signs of illness for 21 days from the last day they come in contact with the Ebola patient. If the contact develops a fever or other Ebola symptoms, they are immediately isolated, tested, provided care, and the cycle states again - all of the new patient's contacts are found and watched for 21 days. Even one missed contact can keep the outbreak going.

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Los refugiados climáticos se quedarán sin estatus legal

Por Thalif Deen

NACIONES UNIDAS, 27 ago 2014 (IPS) - La conferencia internacional sobre los Pequeños Estados Insulares en Desarrollo (PEID), que se realizará en Samoa la primera semana de septiembre, dejará de lado un asunto sensible: la propuesta de crear una nueva categoría de “refugiados ambientales” que huyen de diminutas naciones expulsados por el aumento del nivel del mar.

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First WHO Conference on Health and Climate: Europe urges promoting health while mitigating climate change

Participants from 33 Member States in the WHO European Region are taking part in the Conference, held in Geneva, Switzerland on 27–29 August 2014.

The Conference is intended to promote a more systematic approach to health protection in coordination with national and international efforts to address climate change. Key objectives include:

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World + 6 others
Agencies join to review of strategies to combat polio in the Middle East

A multi-country, multi-agency strategic planning meeting focused on reviewing strategies to limit the transmission of wild poliovirus in the Middle East was held recently in Amman, Jordan.

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One third of Latin Americans risk falling into poverty, says UNDP

UNDP calls for universal social protection, with more emphasis on health and education to avoid social and economic setbacks

San Salvador, August 26 2014 - Although poverty in Latin American and the Caribbean has been cut nearly in half in the last decade, many have been unable to enter into the middle-class: the population at risk of falling into poverty reaches 200 million, according to a new study released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) here today.

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EU donates € 11.5 million to UNICEF to treat malnourished children in the Sahel

BRUSSELS/DAKAR, 27 August 2014 - The European Union has allocated € 11.5 million to UNICEF to treat over 1 million children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in five countries of the Sahel.

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Ebola epidemic takes toll on business in quarantine zones and across Africa

Report
Guardian

Monica Mark in Kailahun

Repercussions have radiated from far-flung villages to financial markets, and from rural farmers to urban dollar boys

When his neighbours began falling ill with Ebola, Sheikh Kallon felt fortunate that he was well enough to continue tending his farm deep in the forested interior of Sierra Leone. Then, one of his drinking buddies died of the disease, and Kallon's entire family was quarantined for 21 days.

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World + 3 others
Cluster Munition Monitor 2014 [EN/AR]

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The Monitor reports 1,584 Syrian casualties in 2012 and 2013 due to cluster munition strikes and remnants. Of those killed, 97 per cent were civilians.

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AfDB and WHO sign US $60 million MoU to strengthen Ebola response in West Africa

The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Luis Sambo, on Tuesday, August 26 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) cementing a US $60 million Bank grant to help strengthen West Africa’s public health systems in response to the Ebola crisis.

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Plus de visibilité pour le changement climatique dans les nouveaux ODD

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IRIN

NEW YORK, 27 août 2014 (IRIN) - Après plusieurs mois d'une campagne de persuasion menée par les États insulaires pauvres et les organisations non gouvernementales (ONG), la lutte contre le changement climatique fera l'objet d'un objectif autonome parmi les 17 objectifs de développement durable (ODD) définis récemment.

Les ODD, qui succèderont aux objectifs du millénaire pour le développement (OMD) dont l'expiration est prévue fin 2015, seront officiellement adoptés à l'occasion de la 69e session de l'Assemblée des Nations Unies le 24 septembre.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Improving performance of WASH actors

Capacity Self Assessments help organisations achieve their goals

Carmen da Silva Wells

Improving the performance of the WASH sector to achieve services for life requires change within organisations and sector institutions. Such change cannot be achieved with standardised one-off training for individual staff. A short paper describes our experience in Indonesia with Capacity Self-Assessments, a tool to catalyse a participatory process towards continually improving organisational performance.

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Chile + 1 other
Chile disability project wins 2014 Risk Award

By Denis McClean

DAVOS, 27 August 2014 - The Chilean town of Peňaflor is celebrating this week. A local NGO born out of the 2010 earthquake and tsunami has scooped the prestigious Risk Award at the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference in Davos, Switzerland, which ends tomorrow.

The Chilean NGO Inclusiva was among 77 organizations from 44 countries which submitted entries this year and won the €100,000 prize for its efforts to remove architectural, cultural and technological barriers for people living with disabilities (PWDs) in the town of Peňaflor.

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La BAD et l’OMS signent un protocole d’accord de 60 millions de dollars pour lutter contre l’épidémie d’Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest

Le président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Donald Kaberuka, et le directeur régional pour l’Afrique de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé, le Dr Luis Sambo, ont signé le mardi 26 août à Abidjan un protocole d’accord scellant une subvention de la Banque d’un montant de 60 millions de dollars US dans le but de renforcer les systèmes de santé publics de l’Afrique de l’Ouest pour contrer la crise de l’Ebola.