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17 Aug 2017 description

Situation overview

The Government and the UN system through the Resident Coordinator have requested international support. A deployment of a UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team should take place within 48 hours to support the ongoing assessments, coordination and reporting efforts.

17 Aug 2017 description

Plan to include clear economic benefits with a focus on water, agriculture, gender equality and capacity building

Lebanon, August 2017 – Lebanon kicked off its National Adaptation Plan process in a stakeholder consultation meeting held this July 4 and 5 in Beirut.

The meeting was tailored to provide a platform to discuss priority areas for climate change adaptation in Lebanon, and identify next steps in the formulation, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP).

16 Aug 2017 description

6 August 2017- Uganda and Zambia are carrying out activities to better assess adaptation options through cost-benefit analysis and impact evaluation exercises, as part of the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme, led by FAO and UNDP. Both Uganda and Zambia are also paving the way for gender mainstreaming in national adaptation planning policies.

16 Aug 2017 description

On her first international trip, the UN Youth Envoy, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, saw first-hand in Iraq the devastating effects of conflict on youth but also witnessed hope in them, and encouraged the young women and men to be leaders in their communities. Underlining the importance of engaging and empowering youth, Ms. Wickramanayake commemorated this year’s international youth day in Iraq, at an event with the Minister for Youth and Sports, H.E. Abdul-Hussein Abtan and over one thousand young Iraqis.

15 Aug 2017 description

Please be informed that the Gaza situation report will from now on be issued every two weeks. We thank you for your continued interest in UNRWA operations in Gaza.

HIGHLIGHTS

14 Aug 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By TIN HTET PAING

WAINGMAW & MYITKYINA, Kachin State — Holding her eight-month-old baby close to her chest, young mother Roi San chased after her other child, a toddler running in front of her. The toddler ran barefoot across the ground.

Married at 16, the 20-year-old had two miscarriages before giving birth to her two children. Roi San is one of the 708 people living in Zilun Baptist camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kachin State capital Myitkyina.

12 Aug 2017 description

STATE OF THE FIELD

Violent conflict upends and polarizes societies, disrupting social structures and gender roles.
Projects and policies intended to assist communities that are fragile or affected by violence are more successful if they consider conflict’s different effects on men, women, boys, and girls.
Approaches to conflict resolution that account for gender issues and include a broader array of society reduce gender-based violence, enhance gender equality, defuse conflict, and lead to more sustainable peace.

USIP’S WORK

12 Aug 2017 description

Naima Adan Elmi champions the youth cause through the Save Somali Youth Organization (SASOYO), a non-governmental organization she founded in 2009.

“The youth form the biggest part of the Somali population, yet most of them have no jobs and no means of livelihood,” Naima explains. “This destitution, which forces youth into crime and other negative practices, prompted my colleagues and me to act.”

11 Aug 2017 description
report Concern Worldwide

by Kristin Myers

Imagine balancing a 40-pound container on your head and walking three and a half miles home. Sound difficult? Well it’s the unfortunate daily reality of millions of women and girls around the world.

Collectively, women and girls spend 200 million hours fetching water every day. That’s according to a recent Unicef study, which also characterized the figure as a “colossal waste of time.”

11 Aug 2017 description
report UN Security Council

Security Council
8022nd Meeting (AM)
SC/12949

Sexual Crimes ‘No Longer in the Shadows’, Says Bolivia, As Deputy Secretary-General Briefs on Bid to Drive Women, Peace, Security Agenda

Donors, neighbouring countries and other partners must invest in holistic solutions to the multiple crises faced by Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo — and felt disproportionately by women and girls — the Security Council heard today as it was briefed on a unique joint mission to the region.

11 Aug 2017 description
report UN Security Council

CS/12949
10 AOÛT 2017

De retour du Nigéria et de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), où elle s’est rendue du 19 au 27 juillet dernier, la Vice-Secrétaire générale de l’ONU, Mme Amina Mohammed, a fait, ce matin au Conseil de sécurité, le compte rendu de la mission de solidarité conjointe ONU-Union africaine (UA), « la première » à spécifiquement porter sur les liens entre femmes, paix, sécurité et développement.

09 Aug 2017 description

Gender equality and women’s empowerment are not only fundamental human rights, but are also key to solving any challenge in this world. The Logistics Cluster community strongly believes that we perform better as a Logistics Cluster when we strive to have a good gender balance.

In South Sudan, besides coordinating cargo movement on behalf of humanitarians the Logistics Cluster has been championing these principles by promoting gender equality and women empowerment amongst staff and partners nationally and at local field levels.

07 Aug 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

ROME, Aug 7 2017 (IPS) - Until a decade or so ago, experts and world organisations measured the impact of natural and man-made disasters in terms of human losses. For instance, they would inform about the number –and suffering—of human beings falling victims of extraordinary floods, droughts, heat or cold waves, and armed conflicts. This is not the case anymore.

07 Aug 2017 description

This gender analysis was conducted to assess the gender dimensions of the Basic Needs Sector and the challenges that Syrian refugees have encountered in Jordan. Refugee population demographics were analyzed together with refugee community practices, cultural and social roles and responsibilities for females and males.

06 Aug 2017 description
report UN Women
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Baghdad, 2 August 2017 - UN Women Office in Iraq held a consultation meeting with women leaders and civil society organizations on August 2, 2017. The meeting was chaired by UN Women Regional Director for Arab States, Mr. Mohammad Naciri, who is currently visiting Iraq. The consultation meeting was an opportunity to discuss the current challenges facing women and girls in Iraq to better inform the development of the ‘UN Women Iraq Strategic Plan’. The UN Women Representative in Iraq, Ms.

05 Aug 2017 description

Baghdad, 2 August 2017 - UN Women Office in Iraq held a consultation meeting with women leaders and civil society organizations on August 2, 2017. The meeting was chaired by UN Women Regional Director for Arab States, Mr. Mohammad Naciri, who is currently visiting Iraq. The consultation meeting was an opportunity to discuss the current challenges facing women and girls in Iraq to better inform the development of the ‘UN Women Iraq Strategic Plan’. The UN Women Representative in Iraq, Ms.

04 Aug 2017 description

Port Moresby, 3 August 2017 – The United Nations Development Programme has joined the Registrar of Political Parties, the Chief Ombudsman and the highest polling female candidate in the national elections to call for political leaders, governments and voters to commit to real change to progress female participation in politics, after no women were elected to the 2017 Papua New Guinea Parliament.

03 Aug 2017 description

Executive Summary

The protracted Syria Crisis, now nearing the end of its sixth year, has forced millions of Syrians to seek refuge in the neighboring countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and beyond. Since 2011, approximately 659,828 Syrians (as of May 2017) are living in Jordan, placing further strains on Jordan’s already fragile economy and public services.

03 Aug 2017 description

Brian Lucas, Brigitte Rohwerder, and Kerina Tull

Question

Provide an overview of gender roles, dynamics and impacts in the Ukraine conflict, including humanitarian impacts, social impacts, the role of women as conflict actors, and structural factors and causes of tension and conflict insofar as they relate to gender roles and dynamics.

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