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World Bank Group President Calls for New Global Pandemic Emergency Facility

Report
World Bank

WASHINGTON, October 10, 2014—In the wake of a “late, inadequate and slow” global response to the Ebola outbreak, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today called for the creation of a new pandemic emergency facility that would rapidly respond to future outbreaks by delivering money to countries in crisis.

Speaking before the Annual Meetings plenary, a meeting of the governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group, Kim said he would like to develop the proposals for a financial instrument with the United Nations, the IMF and regional development banks.

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La nutrition, l’affaire de tous

INTRODUCTION

Dans sa stratégie « Nutrition dans les pays en développement » de 2010, la France s’engageait à mettre en place un « portefeuille d’actions agissant en synergie sur les causes immédiates, sous-jacentes et fondamentales» de la sous-nutrition. Ce document d’orientation stratégique (le « DOS Nutrition ») tirait ainsi les leçons de décennies de recherche internationale, en faisant de la multisectorialité la clé de voute de la lutte contre la sous-nutrition, mais sans pour autant en donner véritablement le mode d’emploi ni les outils nécessaires à sa mise en œuvre.

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World + 13 others
Le Libéria et la Sierra Leone témoignent devant l’Assemblée générale de la lutte pour leur survie face à l’épidémie d’Ebola

AG/11565

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
17e, 18e & 19e séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

Les États Membres entendent également les avertissements des dirigeants israélien et syrien

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Widespread Indifference, Attempts to Create ‘Pseudo-Religious’ World Government Dominate Debate in General Assembly

GA/11565

Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
17th, 18th & 19th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Countries at Epicentre of Ebola Crisis Discuss
Lack of Preparedness, Potential for Political Crisis

There was a danger of “widespread indifference” when a union of States was passive in the face of hostilities suffered by defenceless populations, the Holy See’s Secretary of State told the General Assembly on the penultimate day of its annual debate.

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Les questions de sécurité, du danger climatique et de la promotion du développement durable restent le principal souci des dirigeants au débat de l’Assemblée générale

AG/11563

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
12e, 13e & 14e séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

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World + 23 others
Assemblée générale: sur fond d’appels vibrants au multilatéralisme, le Chef de la diplomatie russe dénonce la polarisation de la scène internationale

AG/11564

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
15e & 16e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

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World + 18 others
Unparalleled Global Pressures Tempered in General Assembly Debate by Appeals to Forge Bonds with Neighbours, Mitigate Man-Made, Natural Disasters

GA/11564

Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
14th & 15th Meetings (AM & PM)

Amid growing global tensions and turmoil, fostering neighbourly relations was vital to national development and prosperity and in keeping with the “surge of democracy” spreading throughout the world, the General Assembly heard today as debate continued into the weekend.

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General Assembly session pivotal if world leaders ensure effective custodianship of environment, economic justice, social responsibility, speaker says in debate

GA/11562 Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
9th, 10th & 11th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

“If we did what we must, it could be remembered in history as the session that helped us turn the corner in ensuring effective custodianship of the environment, economic justice and social responsibility,” the General Assembly was told today as its annual debate continued.

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Le développement, seule réponse durable face au désespoir, affirment plusieurs Chefs d’État et de gouvernement

AG/11562

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
9e & 10e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

Au deuxième jour du débat général de la soixante-neuvième session de l’Assemblée générale, plusieurs chefs d’État et de gouvernement ont, aujourd’hui, insisté sur la nécessité de concentrer les efforts de la communauté internationale sur l’élimination de la pauvreté et la réduction des inégalités, deux fléaux qui alimentent l’extrémisme et le terrorisme.

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Rotavirus claims 2 lives and infects 500 in Kiribati

Kiribati's Ministry of Health says rotavirus is responsible for the deaths of two children and around 500 cases of diarrhoea and vomiting.

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World + 21 others
L’espoir étant peu visible à l’horizon », le débat général de l’Assemblée s’ouvre par des appels à l’unité contre l’extrémisme radical et le terrorisme

AG/11560

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
6e & 7e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

Le débat général de la soixante-neuvième session de l’Assemblée générale s’est ouvert, aujourd’hui, par les appels de plusieurs dirigeants à l’unité dans la lutte contre l’extrémisme radical et le terrorisme international, fléaux qu’incarnent en particulier l’« État islamique en Iraq et au Levant », Al-Qaida et Boko Haram.

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World + 21 others
‘The Fasten Seat Belt Light is Illuminated’, Warns Secretary-General, Summoning World Leaders at Start of Annual Debate to ‘Find and Nurture Seeds of Hope’

GA/11560

Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
6th, 7th & 8th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

The world’s fasten seat belt light is illuminated, with turbulence testing the multilateral system, national institutions and people's lives, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the General Assembly today as he opened the sixty-ninth session’s general debate.

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In talks with arriving world leaders, UN chief spotlights climate change, Ebola, regional cooperation

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UN News Service

21 September 2014 – Ahead of this week's opening of the United Nations General Assembly's annual high-level session Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed a host of top Government officials throughout the day, continuing the tradition of meeting arriving world leaders for one-on-one talks spotlighting key international issues.

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World + 2 others
Swedish government joins USAID-Rockefeller resilience partnership for Africa and Asia with $50 million contribution

For Immediate Release

Friday, September 19, 2014
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Rockefeller Foundation announced a $50 million commitment by the Swedish government to the Global Resilience Partnership and the launch of the Global Resilience Challenge at the USAID Frontiers in Development forum.

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Samoa Pathway: Draft outcome document of the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (A/CONF.223/3)

Note by the Secretariat

The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, for consideration and adoption, the draft outcome document of the Conference as approved by its Preparatory Committee at the 3rd resumed meeting of its final meeting, on 11 July 2014 (see annex).

Annex

Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action (Samoa Pathway)

Preamble

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World + 1 other
Pacific climate change link between rising temperatures and disease

Updated 8 September 2014, 10:15 AEST

One of the themes of the UN Small Island Developing States conference was climate change and while people are familiar with the issue of rising sea-levels, few connect the problem of rising temperatures and their impact on the spread of communicable diseases.

Red Cross climate change specialist Rebecca McNaught says we're already seeing the effects of temperature rise on health in the Pacific.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Rebecca McNaught, climate change specialist for the Red Cross

Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

© ABC

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Ethiopia + 1 other
UNHCR Tierkidi Camp Profile, 21 August 2014

Operations and Services

  • Following refugee screening and the registration of refugees who are new arrivals (Level 1 registration) at Ethiopia’s refugee entry points, a more detailed registration process (Level 2 registration, which includes biometrics) is conducted in the camp.

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ITU Telecom Young Innovators competition seeks solutions in tackling climate change

3rd Challenge in 2014 series focuses on smart cities and climate change

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First WHO Conference on Health and Climate: Europe urges promoting health while mitigating climate change

Participants from 33 Member States in the WHO European Region are taking part in the Conference, held in Geneva, Switzerland on 27–29 August 2014.

The Conference is intended to promote a more systematic approach to health protection in coordination with national and international efforts to address climate change. Key objectives include: