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Access to justice is key to advancing individual and collective human rights for indigenous women and girls

UN Women

Date : 20 October 2014

(New York) — To present best practices from across Latin America regarding indigenous women’s rights and access to justice, country representatives from Mexico, Ecuador and Guatemala took part in a side event during the Third Committee of the 69th UN General Assembly. It followed an interactive dialogue led by the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz.

“For indigenous women, the justice process is not quick, effective, nor fair,” said Ms. Tauli-Corpuz.

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José Graziano da Silva: La agricultura familiar: alimentar al mundo

Columna de opinión: por José Graziano da Silva, Director General de la FAO.

La lucha contra el hambre sigue adelante en todo el mundo, pero con unos 805 millones de personas que todavía no tienen suficiente para comer, todavía queda mucho por hacer.

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World + 9 others
Plan d’action pour l’efficacité du développement 2014-2016

Suite à la toute première Réunion de haut niveau du Partenariat mondial pour une coopération efficace au service du développement, au Mexique du 15 au 16 avril 2014, la Direction de la coopération au développement et de l’action humanitaire s’est dotée d’un plan d’action pour l’efficacité du développement pour les années 2014-2016.

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International cooperation on humanitarian assistance in the field of natural disasters, from relief to development - Report of the Secretary-General (A/69/303)

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/103 , in which the Assembly requested the Secretary - General to continue to improve the international response to natural disasters and to report thereon to the Assembly at its sixty - ninth session. It provides an overview of disasters associated with natural hazards during the reporting period and analyses a number of thematic issues, with a particular focus on risk management and interoperability.

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Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel - Report of the Secretary-General (A/69/406)

Of the 1,216 UN personnel involved in significant security incidents in 2013, 22 per cent (271) were affected by critical incidents, that is, incidents resulting in death, injury or abduction.

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Six reasons why eu leaders must not cut aid


The European Union’s development and humanitarian aid programmes are suffering a cash crisis in 2014 and risk severe cuts in the 2015 EU budget negotiations.

CONCORD, the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs, encourages European leaders to have a re-think and realize the value of EU development and humanitarian aid. We want the European Parliament and Member States to reaffirm their support for both EU humanitarian and development aid through passing a robust budget for 2015 which allows for timely and predictable funding.

Six reasons:

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When aid goes wrong: a lesson from Pakistan on why we can’t ignore markets

As part of the response to floods in Pakistan in 2010, aid efforts to help people build shelters using bamboo inadvertently inflated the price. Now aid agencies must ensure that they don’t make the same mistakes again.

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Revised HFA stresses political leadership

By Denis McClean

GENEVA, 21 October 2014 - The Zero Draft of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction was published and circulated widely today. It is an early draft of the final document which will be adopted at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, next March.

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Migrant detention "abuse" can scar children for life


BANGKOK, 21 October 2014 (IRIN) - An increasing number of migrant children are being detained in countries where they are seeking asylum despite a growing body of scientific evidence that such incarceration leads to long-term psychological and developmental difficulties.


A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur

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.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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World + 8 others
Género y paz No.3 - Octubre 2014

En este número destacamos

  • Violencia sexual en Iraq
  • Desplazamiento forzado en Siria
  • Subcomisión de género en las negociaciones de paz en Colombia

Impacto de los conflictos

Israel – Palestina

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Gender and Peace No.3 - October 2014

This issue features

  • Sexual violence in Iraq
  • Forced displacement in Syria
  • Subcommittee on gender in the peace negotiations in Colombia

Impact of conflicts

Israel – Palestine

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World Risk Report 2014 - Focus: The city as a risk area

UN University

For the first time, the World Risk Index analyzed 140 countries for the risk their urban populations face, based on 21 indicators such as urban population living in slums and urban literacy.

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Asia and the Pacific region celebrates World Food Day with a focus on small holder and family farmers towards the eradication of hunger

Bangkok, Thailand, 15 Oct 2014 -- This year’s World Food Day (16 October) is celebrated across Asia and the Pacific with increasing optimism that the region could achieve the Millennium Development Goal on reducing hunger by 2015.

This was among the key messages delivered on the eve of World Food Day at a regional event in Bangkok to mark WFD 2014, convened by the Asia-Pacific regional office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The theme of this year’s celebration is ‘Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth.’

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USAID announces new efforts to fight global poverty through education

Two New Basic Education Awards Will Help Provide a Pathway Out of Extreme Poverty for Children and Youth

For Immediate Release
Monday, October 20, 2014
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: | Twitter: @USAIDPress

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Population growth far outpaces food supply in conflict-ravaged Sahel - study


While the population grew rapidly, the production of crops remained essentially unchanged. Researchers warn that global warming and insurgencies will further exacerbate the food scarcity in the region.


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Innovative Collaboration Aims to Bring Greater Transparency to Sub-Saharan Microfinance through Social Performance Assessments

October 20, 2014 by Jim Stipe


Paul Eagle
Catholic Relief Services

Moody’s Analytics, The MasterCard Foundation and Catholic Relief Services to Collaborate on Social Performance Assessments for Sub-Saharan Microfinance

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Post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction - Zero draft submitted by the Co-Chairs of the Preparatory Committee

Transmitted herewith is the zero draft of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction, brought to the attention of the second session of the Preparatory Committee of the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to be held in Geneva from 17 to 18 November 2014.

The present zero draft has been prepared by the co-Chairs of the Preparatory Committee to serve as the basis for negotiations during the second session of the Preparatory Committee.

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Strengthening School Feeding in West Africa

At a side summit on school feeding during the World Forum for Children and Nutrition, Ministers of Education pledged to advocate that at least 1 percent of their state budgets be allocated to the school lunch program, and they put in place specific legislation to distribute resources between the central government and local authorities for school feeding.