Posted by Nora Fyles, Yona Nestel and Koli Banik
A call to action to promote gender equality in education
7 May 2013: No country should be left behind in ensuring gender equality in education, reflect UNGEI’s Nora Fyles, Plan’s Yona Nestel and the Global Partnership for Education’s Koli Banik, following the recent global education summit.
Conseil des droits de l'homme
APRES MIDI 23 mars 2012
Il adopte des textes sur l'assistance à la République démocratique du Congo, à la Somalie, au Yémen, à la Libye, à la Guinée et à Haïti.
Le Conseil des droits de l'homme a achevé ce soir les travaux de sa dix-neuvième session après avoir adopté, lors de sa dernière séance, quinze résolutions et une déclaration de la Présidente. Quatre résolutions ont dû être mises aux voix.
Appoints Six Special Procedures, Establishes Voluntary Technical Assistance Trust Fund, and Concludes Nineteenth Session
23 March 2012
The Human Rights Council this afternoon concluded its nineteenth session after adopting 16 texts concerning, among others, technical assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Haiti, Yemen, Guinea and Libya, and establishing a Voluntary Technical Assistance Trust Fund. The Council also appointed six Special Procedures.
NEW YORK, USA, 9 January 2012 – A quality education is the cornerstone of every child’s rights, yet across the developing world millions of children’s futures are stunted because they don’t have the opportunity to learn.
VIDEO: UNICEF correspondent Chris Niles reports on an innovative programme in which older children prepare pre-schoolers to enter primary school.
Three actual or potential conflict situations
around the world deteriorated and none improved in November 2009, according
to the new issue of the International Crisis Group's monthly bulletin CrisisWatch,
In Yemen, ongoing fighting in the northern
Saada region between the government and Houthi-led rebels spilled across
the country's border when the rebels launched an incursion into the Jebel
Dukhan area of neighbouring Saudi Arabia on 3 November. Saudi forces responded
with a major offensive to force rebels back from their southern border
Minorities in Africa are at greater risk
than ever before from the war against terrorism as well as from repressive
governments, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) says as it launches
its annual 'Peoples under Threat' ranking.
Half of the top 20 countries in Peoples
under Threat 2009 are African
states, reveals MRG in its internationally acclaimed global survey released
today. The Peoples under Threat ranking lists countries based on the threat
1.1 The Public Service Agreement (PSA)
framework has changed for the period 2008-11. Thirty PSAs now reflect
a collective set of the UK government's priorities.
1.2 The Department for International
Development (DFID) is the lead department on PSA 29: Reduce poverty in
poorer countries through quicker progress towards the Millennium Development
Goals (MDGs). This report presents the first summary of progress against
1.3 DFID is also delivery partner on
PSA 27: Lead the global effort to avoid dangerous climate change (led by
Each week, the World Health Organization
Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical
health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises.
Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from
field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices
and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned
with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness
of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition
Launching the ICRC's Annual
Report for 2007, the organization's
President, Jakob Kellenberger, outlined the ICRC's swift response to the
accelerating food price surge in countries affected by conflict. As a result,
he said the ICRC's expenditure in 2008 would largely surpass last year's
In 2007, the ICRC distributed food to
more than 2.5 million people, mainly internally displaced persons (IDPs)
and residents, and 2.8 million people benefited from sustainable food production