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Imploring States to Uproot Violence, Exploitation, Online Predators, Speakers Tell Third Committee Children Deserve Childhoods


Delegates Highlight Protecting Youngest Generation, Conclude Debate on Women’s Advancement

Sixty-ninth session,
16th, 17th & 18th Meetings (AM & PM)

Violence against society’s most vulnerable, in all its forms, needed to be uprooted and eradicated in order to pave a sure path towards sustainable development, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) heard today as it continued its debate on the rights of children, and concluded its consideration of the advancement of women.

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On international Day, Ban declares eradication of poverty a 'most fundamental obligation'

UN News Service

17 October 2014 – Amid pronounced increases in global inequality, the United Nations marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty today with calls to accelerate efforts in eliminating poverty in all its forms.

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Communiqué of the 461st Meeting of the Peace and Security Council

African Union


The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 461st meeting, held on 14 October 2014, in Addis Ababa, convened an open session on sexual violence in conflict situations in Africa and adopted the following decision:

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Discussion Paper: Cash Transfers and HIV Prevention

New UNDP report highlights the role that cash transfers can play in preventing HIV

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review Southern Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 – 2014

Cyclical drought, food insecurity, cyclones, floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (2015-2016): Resilience-Component Monitoring

3RP M&E Chellenges

Establishing an M&E Framework that reflects the distinctiveness of 3RP approach (compared to RRP6) in terms of:

  • INTEGRATION: Bringing together humanitarian and resilience-based development responses towards the achievement of common objectives/outcomes

  • ACCOUNTABILITY : Allowing to consistently track and report on (i) Progress against Outputs and (ii) Delivery against Output-related funding requirements under the Refugee and Resilience Components, respectively (and no matter funding sources)..

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Statement from Minister Paradis: World Food Day

October 16 - On World Food Day, we turn our attention to the millions of people around the world who don't have enough food to eat. Often referred to as a "silent killer," hunger affects the most vulnerable people: women, children and men with the fewest options to make better lives for themselves and their families. Although global hunger has steadily declined in recent years, 805 million—or one in nine—people are still considered food insecure.

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Press Conference by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

16 October 2014

Good morning

It is a pleasure to meet you, six weeks after taking up this post. I feel extremely honoured to have been appointed High Commissioner for Human Rights – a position that has been gaining in strength through the tenure of each and every one of my predecessors.

Together with my staff, we have a mandate to “protect and promote” human rights for everyone everywhere. That is a truly daunting responsibility, especially when – by comparison with the needs – our capacity to deliver is paper thin.

I have to say I am shocked.

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2014: A Year of Food Assistance

From the dusty plains of South Sudan to the tropics in the Philippines, the world saw a whirlwind of crises destroy lives, livelihoods and human dignity over the past year. Severe drought, ravaging conflict and powerful natural disasters devastated communities and pushed already vulnerable families into crisis, oftentimes lacking enough food. USAID, through its Office of Food For Peace, was there to provide emergency food assistance in those times of need.

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ONU : les enfants « premières victimes des conflits » selon Leila Zerrougui

UN Radio

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L'intensité des combats a atteint des niveaux sans précédent dans de nombreux conflits au cours des derniers mois a avertit la Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général pour les enfants et les conflits armés, Leila Zerrougui, lors de sa présentation de son rapport annuel devant le comité sur la protection des enfants de l’Assemblée générale, mercredi 15 octobre 2014, au Siege de l'ONU, à New York.

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Emergencies and new conflicts leave the forcibly displaced hungry

Rome, 16 October 2014 – While forcibly displaced persons make up only a tiny portion of those suffering from chronic hunger and malnutrition, the rise in conflict-induced displacement is putting serious strains on the capacity of the international community to meet the basic food needs of those fleeing conflict. Nothing better illustrates the hardship faced by refugees and internally displaced persons than the on-going conflicts in Syria and South Sudan, and the protracted refugee crisis in Chad.

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World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2014: Gender Equality and Sustainable Development.

UN Women

Links between sustainable development and gender equality undeniable, policy change needed: UN report

Focus on women’s rights, capabilities, leadership and unpaid care work

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World Food Day: Joint statement by Commissioners Andris Piebalgs (Development aid) and Kristalina Georgieva (Humanitarian aid)

Today's World Food Day is an opportunity to reflect on how European Union aid is alleviating the world's greatest solvable problem: hunger. As we are about to pass on the work on humanitarian aid and development to the next European Commission, it is time to take stock of what we have achieved and what remains to be done.

Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger is the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG). With the MDG deadline now less than 500 days away, we have to up our game.

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Emilio Aragón: “52 millones de niños necesitan urgentemente un tratamiento para curar su desnutrición aguda”

Emilio Aragón (vicepresidente de Acción contra el Hambre) protagoniza, junto con los actores Dani Rovira, Patricia Conde, Leo Harlem, Dani Mateo y Joaquín Reyes, la campaña de Acción contra el Hambre para el Día Mundial de la Alimentación 2014

Madrid, 16 de octubre de 2014

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85 millones de niños reciben comidas en las escuelas de América Latina y el Caribe

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO – Bajo los auspicios del Sistema para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia Ciudad de México (DIF CDMX), y el apoyo del Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) y la Red de Alimentación Escolar de América Latina y el Caribe (La-RAE) comenzó hoy del 15 al 17 de octubre, el VI Seminario Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Alimentación Escolar bajo el lema “Hacia el fortalecimiento de una alimentación escolar saludable y segura”.

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On World Food Day, UN World Food Programme highlights progress towards zero hunger even as multiple emergencies flare

BAGHDAD – Amid several hunger emergencies – both natural and man-made – the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day, 16 October, by highlighting both the challenges around the world and the real progress being made toward “zero hunger.”

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Guide for the Evaluation of Programmes and Projects with a Gender, Human Rights and Interculturality Perspective

UN Women

Authors/editor(s): Independent Evaluation Office

In recent years, we have advanced progressively in the development of a conceptual and methodological basis for improving the processes of programme and project evaluation. Similarly, there is an important body of resources for the gender equality approach, and the same is true for the field of human rights.

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Increased Levels of Violence Disproportionately Affect Children

15 Oct 2014
UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Presents her Annual Report to the General Assembly

New York - Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, alerted the General Assembly that in the past few months, the intensity of fighting has reached unprecedented levels in many conflicts.