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30 May 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Governments meeting in Bonn, Germany, for the next two weeks to search for a sustainable solution to the global problem of climate change, will do so against the backdrop of the latest devastating climate phenomenon with India experiencing unprecedented heat waves that have killed more than 1000 people already.

30 May 2015 description

Rome, Italie | AFP | samedi 30/05/2015 - 11:46 GMT

La journée de samedi s'annonçait calme en Méditerranée, selon les gardes-côtes italiens, tandis que la plupart des 4.243 migrants secourus vendredi étaient attendus dans la journée dans les ports italiens.

Les gardes-côtes, qui coordonnent les secours entre la Libye et l'Italie, ont reçu un seul appel au secours samedi matin. Vendredi, ils ont dû gérer le sauvetage des passagers de 22 embarcations différentes.

30 May 2015 description

Rainfall deficits persist in areas of Ethiopia, West Africa, and Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

30 May 2015 description

In this month’s issue

This edition of the newsletter focuses on the civil- military coordination structure that was activated as part of the response to the Nepal earthquake. The newsletter also focuses on the ARF DiREX 2015 that was held from 24 to 28 May in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia. An article on training conducted by OCHA at the Indonesia Peace and Security Center (IPSC) in Sentul, Indonesia is also included in this edition.

30 May 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Barbara Goldberg

NEW YORK, May 29 (Reuters) - A historic 52 million people are fleeing conflict worldwide, a trend that will intensify over the next two decades because of climate change, International Rescue Committee chief David Miliband said on Friday.

"One of the drivers of displacement and potential conflict over the next 10 to 20 years will be climate (change) - resource scarcity," said Miliband, a former foreign minister of Britain. "Climate change is going to compound the cocktail that's driving war and displacement."

30 May 2015 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Saturday 5/30/2015 - 00:27 GMT

The Italian coastguard said it had coordinated the rescue of about 4,200 migrants sailing across the Mediterranean Sea on Friday, but also found 17 corpses on several of the rickety boats.

Distress calls were made from 22 different boats, many off Libya but also off the southern Italian coast.

29 May 2015 description
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Safe Schools Declaration

(Oslo, May 29, 2015) -- 37 countries on May 29, 2015, joined an international Safe Schools Declaration that commits them to protect education from attack. In situations of conflict, widespread attacks on schools and universities, their students and staff, as well as the use of school buildings by armed parties is denying education to many thousands of people – with devastating results for individuals and their communities, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said. The Declaration was adopted at a meeting hosted by the Norwegian Foreign Affairs Ministry in Oslo.

29 May 2015 description

Editorial by MSF Belgium President Meinie Nicolai, who recently returned from a mission as Nurse Supervisor on the Bourbon Argos, one of two Search and Rescue ships MSF is operating in the Mediterranean.

In what is being described as “record time”, the European Union has proudly agreed on a naval mission to target smugglers that bring refugees and migrants from Libya by boat across the Mediterranean to Europe.

29 May 2015 description
report Plan

Posted by Ashley Johnson, Plan Advocacy Manager

It was at this meeting that education ministers from more than 100 countries agreed on a future education agenda that is truly ambitious. It is also an agenda that includes important statements on gender equality that have the potential to transform the lives of girls around the world, both in and out of school.

Plan International was in Korea during the WEF, working to place the unique experiences and needs of adolescent girls at the heart of the decision-making process.

Lobbying results

29 May 2015 description

Brussels (ICRC) - The ICRC has released a new report, part of its Health Care in Danger campaign, with recommendations for states on implementing rules of international law that protect the provision of health care during conflicts and other emergencies.

29 May 2015 description

The UN refugee agency is encouraged by the positive outcomes of a regional meeting to resolve the plight of thousands of refugees and migrants risking their lives at sea in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

29 May 2015 description
report UN Radio

Escuchar / Descargar

La FAO y la Unión Mundial de Mercados Mayoristas anunciaron este jueves una alianza para promover el desarrollo de mejores prácticas para reducir el desperdicio de alimentos. Según la FAO, casi un tercio de los alimentos producidos a nivel mundial para el consumo humano –cerca de 1.300 millones de toneladas al año- se pierde o se desperdicia.

29 May 2015 description

A multi-year and results-based action plan for delivery and impact of IPC


This four-page brief outlines the IPC Global Programme strategic direction, focus action areas and results for the next three years.

29 May 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Oslo, May 29, 2015) – Thirty-seven countries on May 29, 2015, joined an international Safe Schools Declaration that commits them to protect education from attack.

29 May 2015 description

The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is a solemn occasion that is commemorated around the world in all Peacekeeping Missions to remember those who have given their lives in the cause of peace. Notably this year, several peacekeepers lost their lives during the fight against Ebola in West Africa, which included one young staff member from South Sudan, who was working in Liberia. The ceremony, which brings together peacekeepers, the host nation and the international partners includes a wreath laying ceremony.

29 May 2015 description

Bruxelles, 29 mai 2015

L’adhésion de l’opinion publique à l’aide humanitaire apportée par l’Union européenne a augmenté, en dépit de la crise économique. Neuf citoyens sur dix (90 %) jugent important que l’Union continue à financer l’aide humanitaire, soit une hausse de deux points de pourcentage depuis l’enquête précédente, en 2012. Ils sont presque aussi nombreux (85 %) à soutenir le financement de l’aide humanitaire malgré la crise économique frappant Europe.

29 May 2015 description

By Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations

Eighteen months ago, Bentiu, like most towns in South Sudan, was bustling with the restlessness of markets, people trading and children going to school. UNMISS, the UN Mission in South Sudan, was busy supporting development and growth in the world's youngest nation.

29 May 2015 description

Thailand – IOM Director General William Lacy Swing has challenged the global community to “conjugate the conundrum” of effective border management and large-scale migration.

29 May 2015 description


  • 261 Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization, April 2015: conclusions and recommendations

  • 278 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– April 2015


  • 261 Réunion du Groupe stratégique consultatif d’experts sur la vaccination, avril 2015: conclusions et recommandations

  • 278 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-avril 2015

29 May 2015 description

Thematic consultation of gouvernment experts on grounds and procedures for internment and detainee transfers, Montreux, Switzerland 20-22 October 2014