The ATHA team recorded almost two hours of conversation with this episode's expert commentators -- too much to include in just one episode. Here you can listen to the extended version of our conversation with Eunice Apio, Director, Facilitation for Peace and Development.
Brussels, 24 November 2015
Ahead of the occasion of the International Day for the elimination of violence against women, we join our voices to put an end to violence against women and girls.
Plus de 450 « activités orange » sont planifiées dans plus de 70 pays, dont l'illumination des chutes du Niagara, du bâtiment du Conseil de l'Europe, de l'India Gate et des ruines de Pétra en Jordanie
Se han organizado más de 450 “eventos naranjas” en más de 70 países, incluida la iluminación de las cataratas del Niágara, del edificio del Consejo de Europa, de la Puerta de la India y de las ruinas de Petra, en Jordania
Over 450 ‘orange events’ planned in more than 70 countries including lighting of the Niagara Falls, Council of Europe building, India Gate, and the ruins of Petra in Jordan
New York — From parades to soccer matches, school debates, and the lighting up of hundreds of iconic monuments, starting tomorrow a United Nations call to “Orange the World” will galvanize global action calling for an end to violence against women and girls, which affects one in three worldwide.
À la veille de la Journée internationale pour l’élimination de la violence à l’égard des femmes, nous unissons nos voix pour mettre fin aux violences faites aux femmes et aux jeunes filles.
Chair’s Summary – Publication of the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict
The Chair of the G7 has the honour to present the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.
Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.
Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia, on the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Woman, 25 November
The statistics on violence against women are shocking. Globally, and in countries of the WHO South-East Asia Region, 1 out of 3 women experience physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner.
Every day, thousands of children in situations of emergency are separated from their families and left alone without protection. They are also exposed to attacks, sexual exploitation, forced labour, abuse, forced early marriage and recruitment by armed groups, among other things. Many are deprived from their most basic needs, such as shelter, health care, food or access to education. Today, as we celebrate the Universal Children's Day, the European Commission reinforces its commitment to the protection of children's rights worldwide.
New York, 23 November 2015 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Africa today launched an initiative to support African countries to prevent and respond to the growth of violent extremism through a development lens.
61st & 62nd Meetings (AM & PM)
The world was just one major provocation in Jerusalem away from a descent into an unprecedented religious war, the General Assembly was told today as it took up the question of Palestine and heard the introduction of four draft resolutions on that matter.
23 November 2015 – Amid the deepening global refugee crisis, the IKEA Foundation will restart its ‘Brighter Lives for Refugees’ campaign between November 29 and December 19 in 40 countries, through which the Foundation will donate €1 to the United Nations refugee agency for every light-emitting diode (LED) product sold in all the big-box retailer’s stores and online.
Luisa Emilia Reyes Zúñiga is Programme Director of Equality and Sustainable Development Policies and Budgets, with the Mexican NGO Equidad de Género (Gender Equity). An expert on gender-responsive public policies, budgets and development, including comprehensive disaster risk management and climate change, she has trained governmental and UN officials and played an active role in advocating for gender equality during several international negotiations, including Rio+20, CSW, the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda and COP.
Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experience a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, forest fires, and droughts. El Niño and La Niña, extreme phases of natural climate cycles, periodically exacerbate the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Environmental degradation and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.
LONDRES, 23 novembre 2015 (IRIN) - Réuni sur la rive tranquille du lac Léman, le groupe de 32 représentants politiques n’a pas réussi à parvenir à un accord sur l’accueil de centaines de milliers de réfugiés fuyant une violente oppression.
22 November 2015 – Amid 'grave global threats' looming large, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for stronger partnerships between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the UN to achieve sustainable development, tackle climate change and eradicate violation of human rights.
(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and other organizations around the globe in recognizing Universal Children’s Day. Celebrated each year on November 20, the day was established in 1954 to promote international togetherness and awareness on children’s issues worldwide. It also marks the day on which the Declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted in 1959 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child was held in 1989.
Missing Migrants Project is the only global database sharing key data on deceased and missing migrants around the world. This info-graphic focuses on migrant arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region. #MissingMigrants
Seventieth Session, 59th & 60th Meetings (AM & PM)
A comprehensive new approach requiring the efforts of the entire international community was needed to tackle the dramatic and unprecedented refugee crisis in the Mediterranean basin, the General Assembly heard today, as it held a day-long debate on the subject, with a particular focus on the plight of Syrian asylum seekers.