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Une nouvelle plateforme en ligne aide à réduire les pertes alimentaires grâce au partage d’information

La Communauté de pratiques mondiale sur la réduction des pertes, une initiative à l’actif des agences de l’ONU à Rome

24 octobre 2014, Rome - Les tentatives visant à réduire les pertes alimentaires et le gaspillage de nourriture, qui représentent un tiers des aliments produits dans le monde pour la consommation humaine, peuvent désormais compter sur une nouvelle plateforme en ligne qui rassemble, pour la première fois, un éventail de ressources permettant aux acteurs concernés de partager leurs expériences et les meilleures pratiques.

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What Can Donors Learn from HIV in Responding to Ebola?

This is a joint post with Alan Whiteside, CIGI Chair in Global Health Policy, BSIA and Professor Emeritus, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Since the first case of Ebola appeared last year, the virus has infected nearly 10,000 people. The epidemic is concentrated in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea — post-conflict countries with incredibly weak health systems. It stands to have severe health, social, and economic consequences and is arguably the most pressing challenge to global health security the world has faced in decades.

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New online platform fosters efforts to curb food losses through information sharing

Global Community of Practice on food losses is launched by Rome-based UN agencies

24 October 2014, Rome - Attempts to reduce food losses and waste, which account for one third of food produced for human consumption, have received a boost through a new online platform that brings together for the first time a range of resources and allows stakeholders to share experiences and best practices.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary October 24-30, 2014

Second-season dryness continues in Haiti, flooding risks remain in Central America and South Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. As the rainy season in Senegal comes to an end and harvesting begins, reduced crop yields due to this summer’s poorly distributed rainfall and delayed onset of the rainy season in July could become evident.

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La consolidación de la paz inmediatamente después de los conflictos (A/69/399–S/2014/694)

Asamblea General Consejo de Seguridad Sexagésimo noveno período de sesiones Temas 27, 29, 109, 115 y 120 del programa

Adelanto de la mujer

Informe de la Comisión de Consolidación de la Paz

Informe del Secretario General sobre el Fondo para la Consolidación de la Paz

Seguimiento de los resultados de la Cumbre del Milenio Fortalecimiento del sistema de las Naciones Unidas

Informe del Secretario General

I. Introducción

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En la campaña para poner fin a la polio se han evitado 10 millones de discapacidades infantiles

NUEVA YORK, 23 de octubre de 2014 – Todos los días, alrededor de 1.000 niños han sido protegidos contra la discapacidad como consecuencia de un esfuerzo mundial de 26 años para erradicar la poliomielitis. La campaña mundial ha servido para inmunizar a millones de niños de todo el mundo que antes no recibían la vacuna, dijo UNICEF en la víspera del Día Mundial de la Poliomielitis.

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Protection of Refugee Children: In the Middle East and North Africa

Refugee children in the region suffer immensely as a result of conflict and displacement. The number of refugees has doubled in the last four years and more than half are children.

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MSF Protocols for Staff Returning from Ebola-Affected Countries

Since the beginning of its operations in West Africa in March to combat the Ebola outbreak, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has put in place stringent protocols to protect its staff from exposure to the Ebola virus and to monitor the health of its returning staff.

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Technology helps Africa's women farmers close the gap

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Author: Sophie Mbugua

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women farmers are the backbone of food production in much of Africa, but have long suffered from limited access to information and advice. In the continent’s east, new technologies and conventional media are now being used to help fill that gap.

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Cash aid for refugees succeeds despite donors' doubts

Both academic research and practical experience shows that simply handing out traditional relief goods may not be the most effective way of helping the dispossessed.

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UNFPA and Amref Health Africa seal Partnership to Boost the Health of Africa’s Women and Children

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today reaffirmed its commitment to a partnership with Amref Health Africa aimed at improving the health of women and children in Africa.

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Gender matters: overcoming gender-related barriers to prevent new HIV infections among children and keep their mothers alive

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The evidence

Approximately 660 children globally are estimated to acquire HIV every day, mostly during pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding (1). If pregnant women living with HIV and their children both have timely and continued access to antiretroviral medicines, it is possible to reduce new HIV infections among children to less than 5% (2). Furthermore, enrolment in services to prevent new HIV infections among children is increasingly being seen as an opportunity to enable women to access HIV treatment and care for their own health and well-being (3).

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Fast track: Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030

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UNAIDS

Ending the AIDS epidemic—four words that hold such hope and promise. Thanks to global commitment and clear goals, spurred by community activism and scientifi c breakthroughs, the world has halted and reversed the track of the epidemic. So much so that today we can say these words with confi dence—we will end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

But there will be no ending the AIDS epidemic without putting people fi rst. The AIDS response has to be fast-tracked in key locations and populations. People in need must have full access to life-saving HIV treatment and prevention services.

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The IBNET Water Supply and Sanitation Blue Book 2014

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World Bank

Global Data on Water Utilities Reveals Sector Growth but Bottlenecks in Wastewater Service Delivery

WASHINGTON, October 23, 2014 — While water utilities around the world are able to provide water services to more people than previous years, the financial crises of 2008 and 2010 hampered utilities’ development and delivery of improved wastewater services, especially in poor urban areas, according to a report from the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), part of the World Bank Group’s Water Global Practice

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Tsunami Warning Exercise in North-Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean

Four tsunami simulations will be staged by the countries around the Mediterranean and North-Eastern Atlantic from 28 to 30 October. The purpose of the exercise is to test the reactivity of the countries taking part in the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and connected seas, established under the auspices of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

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Ten million childhood disabilities prevented in campaign to end polio – UNICEF

NEW YORK, 23 October 2014 – Every day, a thousand or so children have been protected from disability during a 26-year global effort to eradicate polio. The worldwide campaign has immunised millions of previously-unreached children across the globe, UNICEF said on the eve of World Polio Day.

Some 10 million people today would otherwise have been paralysed, while an additional 1.5 million lives have been saved through the routine administration of Vitamin A during polio vaccination drives.

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Union africaine : un séminaire sur la protection des services de santé

Addis-Abeba (CICR) – La Commission de l’Union africaine et le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) ont tenu conjointement à Addis-Abeba, le 22 octobre, un séminaire sur la protection des services de santé dans les situations de conflit armé et autres situations d’urgence. L’une des 20 recommandations adoptées par le Comité des représentants permanents (COREP) de l’Union a été que les États se dotent d’une législation nationale à cet effet ou renforcent la législation existante.