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31 Mar 2015 description

Lancement d'une campagne sur 15 ans pour anéantir la peste des petits ruminants

31 mars 2015, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire – Le monde peut définitivement mettre fin à un fléau qui fait des ravages parmi les caprins et les ovins, libérant des centaines de millions de familles rurales d'une des plus grandes menaces qui pèsent sur leur sécurité alimentaire et leurs moyens d'existence.

31 Mar 2015 description

By: María Mercedes Martínez

Central America has been the site of many disasters, resulting not only in loss of life but also increased vulnerability and poverty. To address this growing threat, governments in the region have placed an increasing focus on disaster preparedness and mutual assistance, including by developing a Regional Mechanism of Mutual Aid in the Event of Disasters (MECREG) within the Central American Comprehensive Risk Management Policy. However, they have also recognized that more must be done.

31 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 25–31 March 2015

Ukraine: Fears are growing of a new offensive in Mariupol, as non-government troops appear to be gathering nearby. A recent assessment has found that more than 1.6 million people need humanitarian assistance, nearly 1.1 million of whom are in non-government-controlled areas. 20–30% of IDPs are at risk of losing their status and benefits, due to a new mechanism to verify the addresses of IDPs.

31 Mar 2015 description

15-year campaign to wipe out sheep and goat plague to be launched

Abidjan, Ivory Coast-The world can definitively stamp out a plague that devastates sheep and goats, freeing hundreds of millions of rural families from one of the major risks to their food security and livelihood.

31 Mar 2015 description

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 31 March 2015 – UNICEF and the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR today announced the launch of a new Amplify challenge – a call for ideas and innovations that could improve the delivery and quality of education for children and adults displaced by violent conflict.

31 Mar 2015 description

Almost 70 new varieties of potato and sweet potato will soon be available to Pacific Island countries and territories, to improve food security across the region.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s (SPC’s) Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePACT), based in Suva, Fiji, has received 42 new potato varieties as tissue cultures that are sub-tropical, heat-tolerant and resistant to some potato viruses.

31 Mar 2015 description

Panellists called for more effective, gender-specific arms control policies at a discussion hosted by the Australian Government in association with the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) Women’s Network, the Global Alliance on Armed Violent (GAAV), and UNODA. The 12 March event, titled ‘Linking the Women Peace and Security (WPS) and Arms Control Agendas’, was held in the margins of this year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

30 Mar 2015 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 27 March 2015
Topic: People with albinism

We welcome last week’s strong statement by the President of Malawi, sharply condemning the attacks on people with albinism. President Mutharika also called on security agencies to be placed on high alert, to arrest people responsible for such attacks and provide maximum protection to people with albinism.

30 Mar 2015 description
report UN News Service

30 March 2015 – The international community must gear up for a new era of “hydro-diplomacy” as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension and stunted development, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told delegates gathered at the General Assembly today.

30 Mar 2015 description
report IRIN

BEYROUTH/GENÈVE, 30 mars 2015 (IRIN) - Cette année, les fluctuations de devises pourraient coûter aux organisations humanitaires des centaines de millions de dollars de pertes de revenus, ce qui menace l’aide apportée à des millions de personnes dans le monde.

Une baisse de la valeur de l’euro par rapport au dollar et une brusque remontée du franc suisse ont entraîné un déficit de fonds pour les agences comme le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) et le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR).

30 Mar 2015 description

Agriculture at increasing risk

Agriculture is a source of livelihood for over 35 percent of the world’s population. Natural hazards and disasters – such as floods, drought, storms, earthquakes, landsides, tsunamis or wildfire – disproportionately affect the small-scale farmers, herders, fishers and forest dependent communities who generate over half of the world’s agricultural production.

30 Mar 2015 description

by Andrea OSúilleabháin, editor

The call for national and local ownership of peacebuilding and statebuilding design and practice has grown louder in recent years. The principles of leveraging local knowledge and attending to local context have gained increasing prominence and visibility in international policy. Yet translating these principles into practice—in terms of peacebuilding and statebuilding mechanisms, processes, and programs on the ground—is an enduring challenge for the United Nations and international actors.

30 Mar 2015 description

Welcome to Issue 39 of THE ASSESSOR,

WFP’s Food Security Analysis e-Newsletter!

30 Mar 2015 description

The sixth issue of the IPC Newsletter highlights important initiatives and technical developments undertaken at global level, among them the extension of the IPC Global Strategic Programme until 2018, the IPC-Chronic and Nutrition Working Group Meetings, the new IPC Quality Compliance Review Policy and Process, and the development of the IPC GSU Quality Compliance Review and Strategic Engagement Plan.

This issue also features recent IPC impacts, results and progress achieved at regional and country level in Africa, Latin America, Asia & Near East.