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For Immediate Release

Friday, September 30, 2016

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01 Oct 2016 description

Miami, Etats-Unis | AFP | samedi 01/10/2016 - 03:57 GMT

L'ouragan Matthew qui se déplace dans les Caraïbes s'est renforcé vendredi soir pour passer en catégorie 5 sur une échelle qui en compte 5, a indiqué le centre américain de surveillance des ouragans (NHC).

Matthew a été localisé à 710 km au sud-est de Kingston, en Jamaïque, avec des vents soufflant en moyenne à 260 km/h, ce qui en fait l'ouragan le plus puissant dans l'Atlantique depuis Felix en 2007, selon le bulletin complet de 03H00 GMT du NHC qui se réfère à l'échelle de Saffir-Simpson.

01 Oct 2016 description

United States | AFP | Saturday 10/1/2016 - 07:51 GMT |

by Leila MACOR

Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful storm to tear across the Caribbean since 2007, picked up strength overnight as it barreled towards Jamaica and Haiti, US monitors said Saturday.

Matthew, swirling off the northern coast of Colombia and Venezuela and forecast to make a turn towards the northwest, was packing winds of 160 miles (260 kilometers) per hour with higher gusts, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its 0600 GMT bulletin.

01 Oct 2016 description
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Delegates Approve Draft Resolution Retaining General Assembly Voting Rights for Four Countries in Arrears

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today explored ways to make the United Nations more accountable, transparent and effective through better oversight, with delegates stressing the need to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse and to protect civilians.

The Committee also approved a recommendation that four Member States in arrears on dues payment be allowed to vote in the General Assembly.

01 Oct 2016 description

NOAA NHC: At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 13.5 North, longitude 71.6 West. Matthew is moving toward the west-southwest near 9 mph (15 km/h). A westward motion at a slower forward speed is expected tonight and Saturday. A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast by Saturday night, followed by a turn toward the northwest on Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will move north of the Guajira Peninsula this tonight, move across the central Caribbean Sea on Saturday, and be near Jamaica on Sunday.

01 Oct 2016 description

Miami, Etats-Unis | AFP | samedi 01/10/2016 - 01:03 GMT

L'ouragan Matthew qui se déplace dans les Caraïbes s'est renforcé vendredi après-midi pour passer en catégorie 4 sur une échelle qui en compte 5, a indiqué le centre américain de surveillance des ouragans (NHC), qui l'a qualifié d'"extrêmemnt dangereux".

Matthew, dont les vents soufflent en moyenne à 240 km/h, menace la Jamaïque, où une surveillance ouragan a été déclenchée.

30 Sep 2016 description

High-cost medicines and health technologies

The new framework on Access and Rational Use of Strategic and High-cost Medicines and Other Health Technologies will help countries identify the best policies and strategies for increasing access to these products without excessive costs to their health budgets.

30 Sep 2016 description
report AlertNet

"Shutting down the camp doesn't solve the problem. There will still be migrants looking for a place to sleep tonight

By Steve Scherer

ROME, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Italian police on Friday cleared out the "Gloomy Street" transit camp in central Rome where thousands of migrants have slept over the past year as they made their way toward northern Europe.

Read the full report on AlertNet

30 Sep 2016 description


Russia will have the presidency of the Council in October, when Council members will hold their first colour-coded straw poll for the position of the next Secretary-General, giving the first clear indication of which candidates could face a veto in a formal vote.

Russia has organised a debate on UN cooperation with regional and sub-regional organisations, in particular the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

30 Sep 2016 description

Washington, D.C., 29 de septiembre de 2016 (OPS/OMS)- Autoridades de Salud de las Américas acordaron impulsar una nueva estrategia para controlar los arbovirus, un grupo de virus transmitidos por los mosquitos incluyendo el zika, además del dengue, el chikungunya y la fiebre amarilla.

30 Sep 2016 description

Miami, United States | AFP | Saturday 10/1/2016 - 02:47 GMT

Hurricane Matthew rapidly gained power Friday, escalating to a powerful Category 4 storm as it moved over the open Caribbean sea just south of Jamaica, US forecasters said.

Packing wind speeds of 150 miles (240 kilometers) per hour, the National Hurricane Center called Matthew "extremely dangerous."

The agency said fluctuations in intensity could occur but "Matthew is expected to remain a powerful hurricane through Sunday."

30 Sep 2016 description
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Over the years, the people of Japan have supported stability in fragile states around the world.

The Government of Japan has been a longstanding partner of UNOPS, funding projects throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

With a focus on constructing and rehabilitating infrastructure in fragile environments, and providing humanitarian assistance, Japan's support has helped UNOPS build better lives for people in need.

Here are just a few of these stories.​

​​I​mproving access to social services in Afghanistan​ ​

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Sexual exploitation and abuse by humanitarian workers and other actors engaged in assisting the most vulnerable populations directly contradicts the principles upon which humanitarian action is based.

Sexual exploitation and abuse inflicts indelible harm on the very people seeking protection from armed conflict and natural disasters.

30 Sep 2016 description

Luxembourg, Luxembourg | AFP | vendredi 30/09/2016 - 16:35 GMT |

L'oeuvre nationale de secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, financée par les recettes de la loterie luxembourgeoise, a attribué vendredi 12,6 millions d'euros à des projets d'intégration des réfugiés vivant au Luxembourg.

L'initiative, baptisée "Mateneen" (ensemble, en français), a conduit à la sélection de 80 porteurs de projets issus de la société civile, oeuvrant à rapprocher la population luxembourgeoise et ces nouveaux arrivants.

30 Sep 2016 description

Ciudad de México, 29 de septiembre de 2016 – El crecimiento económico no es suficiente para eliminar la pobreza en las zonas rurales de América Latina y el Caribe, según un nuevo informe que el Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA) presenta hoy en Ciudad de México. Los gobiernos necesitan desarrollar políticas e inversiones específicas que se centran en el desarrollo agrícola y corregir la desigualdad histórica que sufren millones de personas en toda la región.

30 Sep 2016 description

UN agency calls for targeted policies and investments to end rural poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean

Mexico City, 29 September 2016- Economic growth is not enough to eliminate poverty in rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean, says a new report to be presented today by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Governments need targeted policies and investments that focus on agricultural development and correct historic inequality experienced by millions of people across the region.

30 Sep 2016 description


There will be two high-level briefings during New Zealand’s September presidency: one on the Middle East, with a Syria focus, chaired by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, and the other on counter-terrorism and aviation security, chaired by New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully.
Council members are expected to continue to hold straw polls to gauge the viability of candidates that have been nominated for the position of the next Secretary-General.

30 Sep 2016 description

Washington, D.C., 30 September 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — The countries of the Americas met almost all the health targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to a report presented to the region’s health ministers during the 55th  Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).