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28 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, le 28 novembre 2014 – On estime à environ 1,1 million le nombre d’infections au VIH évitées chez les enfants de moins de 15 ans entre 2005 et 2013, le nombre de nouveaux cas ayant chuté de plus de 50 pour cent pendant cette période, d’après des données publiées par l’UNICEF aujourd’hui à l’approche de la Journée mondiale de la lutte contre le SIDA.

28 Nov 2014 description

Dakar, Sénégal | AFP | Friday 11/28/2014 - 19:50 GMT

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday his government would provide support worth hundreds of millions of dollars towards life-saving vaccines for children around the world.

Harper made the announcement at an event with Senegalese Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne at a clinic in Dakar to mark the introduction in Senegal of a vaccine for rotavirus -- a virus that causes diarrhoea in children so severe it can be fatal.

28 Nov 2014 description

Dakar, Sénégal | AFP | vendredi 28/11/2014 - 19:24 GMT

Le Canada a promis vendredi d'allouer 500 millions de dollars canadiens (plus de 350 millions d'euros) pour permettre à un opérateur international du secteur de la santé d'acheter des vaccins en faveur de pays pauvres, a-t-on appris de sources officielles à Dakar.

28 Nov 2014 description

A regional workshop with more than 120 representatives from around the Asian region calls for gender-inclusive disaster risk management. Held in Manila on 24 - 25 November, the workshop brought together gender and disaster risk management experts from Thailand, Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Vietnam, among other countries.

28 Nov 2014 description
report Inter Press Service

By Geneviève Lavoie-Mathieu

ROME, Nov 27 2014 (IPS) - There is a new dimension to the issue of malnutrition – governments, civil society and the private sector have started to come together around a common nutrition agenda.

27 Nov 2014 description

The commitment to Gavi will protect millions of people from some of the world's most deadly diseases.

Britain will continue to support global immunisation in poor countries against life threatening diseases including Meningitis, Diarrhoeal disease and Pneumonia, through new support for Gavi, known as the Vaccine Alliance.

The UK’s commitment to Gavi will save around 1.4 million children’s lives through the provision of cost-effective immunisation programmes, meaning that one child’s life is saved every 2 minutes.

27 Nov 2014 description

INTRODUCTION BY THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

The ICRC is pleased to present its 2015 Emergency Appeals, which describe the situations faced by people affected by armed conflicts and other situations of violence, the primary objectives of the ICRC’s field delegations and missions in some 80 countries around the world and the corresponding budgetary requirements . The Emergency Appeals set out the needs as identified at the time of writing in late October 2014 .

TRENDS IN CONTEMPORARY ARMED CONFLICTS

27 Nov 2014 description

GENÈVE, 25 novembre (HCR) – Le Haut Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés António Guterres a condamné mardi le mariage des enfants et a déclaré que le HCR doit tout mettre en œuvre pour aider à mettre fin à cette pratique, qui touche environ 15 millions de jeunes filles chaque année. Il a effectué une déclaration durant une courte cérémonie à Genève pour marquer les 16 Journées annuelles d'action contre la violence sexuelle et de genre. Il a indiqué qu'il était du devoir du HCR de lutter contre le mariage des enfants.

27 Nov 2014 description

PREPARACIÓN PARA DESASTRES

Sociedades caribeñas de la Cruz Roja lanzan ‘app’ salvavidas gratis para riesgos múltiples

La población en todo el Caribe, ahora puede descargar una aplicación (“app”) gratis para teléfonos móviles, que les ayudará prepararse ante emergencias y mantenerse a salvo durante los desastres naturales, como huracanes, inundaciones y sismos.

27 Nov 2014 description
report AngliCORD

PARTNERSHIPS FOR QUALITY OF LIFE

In the past financial year we have continued our commitment to working through partnerships that improve the quality of people’s lives.

26 Nov 2014 description
report UN Population Fund
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HQ/2014/9
18 November 2014

World’s 1.8 Billion Young Can Propel Socioeconomic Development, New UNFPA Report Shows

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 18 November 2014—Developing countries with large youth populations could see their economies soar, provided they invest heavily in young people’s education and health and protect their rights, according to The State of World Population 2014, published today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.

26 Nov 2014 description
  • In response to the outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) in South Sudan, over 19,000 children were vaccinated last week in Bentiu Poc, where the two cases were reported. Outbreak response plans are in place to hold three rounds of supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) in high risk areas to stop transmission of the virus.

26 Nov 2014 description
report UNAIDS

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, UNAIDS published Women living with HIV speak out against violence, a collection of powerful essays written by women living with and affected by HIV. Intimate partner violence affects one in three women globally and has been shown to increase the risk of acquiring HIV, while research shows that preventing such violence can reduce HIV incidence by 12%.

26 Nov 2014 description
report Geneva Call

From 17th to 20th November, Geneva Call held in Geneva its Third Meeting of Signatories to the Deeds of Commitment and gathered 70 high-level representatives – political leaders, commanders and officers and legal advisers – of 35 armed non-State actors (ANSAs) coming from 14 different countries including Syria, Burma/Myanmar, Sudan, Philippines and Somalia. Most are signatories to at least one of Geneva Call’s Deeds of Commitment, but some non-signatory ANSAs also attended.

26 Nov 2014 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-ninth session
Third Committee
Agenda item 105
Crime prevention and criminal justice

Note by the Secretariat

By its resolution 2014/18 of 16 July 2014, the Economic and Social Council recommended to the General Assembly the adoption of the following draft resolution:

United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

26 Nov 2014 description

GENEVA, November 25 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Tuesday condemned child marriage and said his organization must do its utmost to help stop the practice, which affects an estimated 15 million girls every year. His remarks came in a short ceremony in Geneva to mark the annual 16 Days of Activism against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, where he said it was UNHCR's duty to counter child marriage.

26 Nov 2014 description

Today, 24 November 2014, marks the start of the 16 Days of activism against gender-based violence (GBV). The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) prioritises gender-sensitive aid and supports projects which address gender-related issues. To unpack GBV in the humanitarian context, ECHO's Regional Information Officer for Central, East and Southern Africa, Malini Morzaria, caught up with our Nairobi-based Global Gender specialist, Eliana Irato.

25 Nov 2014 description

A new guide to help Ministries integrate disaster risk reduction in school curriculums, within an Education for Sustainable Development framework, has been published by UNESCO in partnership with UNICEF.

25 Nov 2014 description

Purpose and scope

Since 2008, the European Union (EU) and its member States have been committed to applying a comprehensive and integrated human rights-based approach in all areas of EU external action, including EU development cooperation. The 2009 Treaty on European Union (Treaty of Lisbon) contains an explicit commitment to protect and promote the rights of the child, and in 2011 the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy announced the promotion of the rights of the child as one of the Union’s three explicit foreign policy priorities.

25 Nov 2014 description

Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.

Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.