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03 Sep 2015 description
report Oxfam

How to revitalize the agenda 15 years after UNSCR 1325

Author: Shaheen Chughtai, Deputy Head, Humanitarian Policy and Campaigns, Oxfam GB


Conflicts threaten devastating consequences for everyone – but women and girls face particular impacts. In general, women and girls have access to fewer resources to protect and sustain themselves, are more often the deliberate target of gender-based violence and are more often excluded from political processes essential for peace and security.

01 Sep 2015 description

Snapshot 25 August–1 September 2015

Papua New Guinea: 1.8 million people have been affected by prolonged dry spell and frost in the Highlands region; 1.3 million are reported to be most at risk. Crops have been destroyed, and several chools and health facilities have been closed due to water shortages. The affected population is reported to be resorting to less reliable sources of drinking water.

01 Sep 2015 description
report World Bank

La desnutrición crónica afecta al crecimiento de más de 7 millones de niños y niñas en América Latina y el Caribe. ¿Qué pasará con ellos cuando sean adultos?.

01 Sep 2015 description
report AlertNet

By Ellen Wulfhorst

NEW YORK, 31 Aug (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An advocacy group set up by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and Foreign Policy Magazine are launching an annual index to assess the availability and quality of education for girls around the world, organizers said on Monday.

Read the full article on AlertNet.

31 Aug 2015 description

The Expert Review Committee met in Nigeria last week to review the progress made in Nigeria, identify ways to strengthen the gains of the last few years and identify the major risks to stopping polio across the country. More

31 Aug 2015 description

Röszke, Hungary | AFP | Monday 8/31/2015 - 03:06 GMT

by Csaba Segesvari and Serene Assir in Presevo reception camp, Serbia

European Union leaders on Sunday called for action to defend the "dignity" of migrants ahead of fresh emergency talks, as tensions flared on the bloc's eastern borders over the escalating crisis.

Home affairs ministers will meet on September 14 in Brussels to try and "strengthen the European response" to the influx, said Luxembourg, which holds the rotating EU presidency.

31 Aug 2015 description

Röszke, Hongrie | AFP | lundi 31/08/2015 - 00:07 GMT

par Csaba SEGESVARI / avec Serene ASSIR à Presevo en Serbie

Plusieurs dirigeants européens sont montés au créneau dimanche en faveur du droit d'asile des réfugiés au moment où des milliers de migrants progressaient sur la route des Balkans dans l'espoir de gagner l'espace Schengen.

29 Aug 2015 description

1. About These Guidelines

Purpose of These Guidelines

The purpose of these Guidelines is to assist humanitarian actors and communities affected by armed conflict, natural disasters and other humanitarian emergencies to coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate essential actions for the prevention and mitigation of gender-based violence (GBV) across all sectors of humanitarian response.

28 Aug 2015 description

Despite widespread investments in child poverty reduction, the way in which child poverty is measured presents a narrow and partial picture. Current practice is still biased towards measuring static and single dimensions of child poverty, primarily using monetary indicators as a proxy to capture other areas of deprivation. This limits the understanding of underlying causes that keep children trapped in poverty and what needs to be done to reduce all forms of child poverty.

28 Aug 2015 description

An international seminar in Beijing from 1 to 5 September will launch two new projects to boost progress on gender equality in girls’ and women’s education in Africa and Asia.

27 Aug 2015 description

Representantes de los países debatieron sobre las nuevas metas de prevención del VIH y cero discriminación para poner fin al sida como amenaza de salud pública para 2030. Acordaron también trabajar en entornos legales favorables para las personas que viven con o son afectadas por el VIH.

27 Aug 2015 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Agency for International Development today released a new report showing that its maternal and child survival efforts have resulted in nearly two-and-a-half million more children surviving and 200,000 maternal deaths averted since 2008 in USAID’s 24 priority countries. In addition, the USAID report details how to reach 38 million of the most vulnerable women around the world with increased access to health care during delivery by 2020.

27 Aug 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

The relocation of villages as rising sea levels spoil crops among other things, has begun for several countries across the region including Fiji. In Tuvalu, the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam in March is still being talked about and for the Federated States of Micronesia, March marked the evacuation of about 1000 people on Majuro and 250 in the Arno Atoll: forced to flee massive king tides.

27 Aug 2015 description

LIMA –More than 200 participants including government representatives, regional and international school feeding experts, public and private organizations and associates, from 17 countries from the region, will participate in the VII School Feeding Seminar for LAC, which will be held from the 26th to the 28th of August 2015 in the Peruvian capital.

27 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Key Messages

  • Focus greater attention to the core role of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) interventions for children affected by armed conflict, especially addressing inter-generational aspects of the issue.

  • Develop further innovative approaches to scale up quality MHPSS interventions for children and adolescents.

  • Achieve an appropriate balance between community-based and specialized interventions to meet the diverse needs of large numbers of affected children.

27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.

27 Aug 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief’s child protection experts have received specialist training in helping faith leaders become agents of positive change.

Through a partnership between World Vision International and Islamic Relief Worldwide, faith leaders and experts were invited attend the first interfaith facilitators’ training on child protection. Christians and Muslims were brought together to discuss faith interpretations of child protection according to religious scripture. This helped build community faith leaders’ awareness and motivation to support and advocate for children’s rights.

26 Aug 2015 description
  • And how SOS Children's Villages works for them

“The eradication of poverty and inequality will be measured by how children live better with their families, without violence and with love.” - Rodrigo, 14, youth activist from SOS Children's Villages Chile speaking at the UN in March 2015

In four short months the Millenium Development Goals will be history and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals will take their place as the global development challenge for the next 15 years.