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20 Dec 2014 description

In 2013, 2,300 babies were born with HIV in the region, down from 10,700 in 2001

19 Dec 2014 description


Nutrition challenges are not only about a lack of food. Malnutrition often arises when there is a gap in knowledge about positive nutrition behaviours – including what to eat, the importance of a balanced diet, and how to prepare foods to retain nutrients. Where CPAR works, diets are typically heavily starch based, limited to one or two food groups and locally available nutritious foods have been overlooked. This is why CPAR integrates nutrition and health education into all of our programming.

19 Dec 2014 description

En 2013, poco más de 2.300 bebés nacieron con VIH en la región, menos que los 10.700 que se estima lo hicieron en 2001. Las coberturas de testeo y tratamiento entre las embarazadas llegaron al 74% y 93% respectivamente

19 Dec 2014 description


The Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Department’s goal is to help improve the capacity of DFID, Whitehall and the international community to prevent conflict, reduce the vulnerability of fragile states to crises, and respond to the effects of conflict, insecurity, violence and natural disasters on poor people, and especially women and girls

18 Dec 2014 description


The Statistical Yearbook 2014 is an electronic file only, it consists of (1) short analytical texts on 32 selected diverse topics, such as population, education, health, poverty and inequalities, gender, economy, environment and connectivity in the region and related key messages as well as relevant data tables, and (2) country profiles of main development indicators for each of the 58 regional member countries/areas of ESCAP.

The Statistical Yearbook is accompanied by the following products:

18 Dec 2014 description

As 2014 draws to a close, the polio program has made substantial progress toward eradicating the disease.

At the beginning of the year, India celebrated its third year without a wild polio case, paving the way for the South-East Asia Region to be certified polio-free. Now, 80% of the world’s population lives in certified polio-free regions.

In November, we marked two years without a single case of wild poliovirus type 3, potentially leaving only one of the three strains of the wild poliovirus remaining.

18 Dec 2014 description

This issue of the magazine examines some of the possible psychosocial consequences of working in dangerous situations, and how workers can protect themselves.

It includes a briefing note on providing psychosocial support in epidemics, as well as recommendations for health care workers on how best to operate when offering psychosocial support in dangerous situations.

Please see the bottom of this post for links to download the magazine in English, French and Spanish.

18 Dec 2014 description

Brazzaville, 17 December 2014 - According to a new WHO report, one third of all neonatal deaths occur in the African Region. Approximately three quarters of these deaths occur during the first week of life and almost half within the first 24 hours.

17 Dec 2014 description

Secretary Hillary Clinton and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, representing Data2X, an international initiative to close gender gaps, announced its partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in New York on Monday.

17 Dec 2014 description
report UN Security Council

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Meetings Coverage

Presidential Statement Issued in Line with Secretary-General’s Call for ‘New Level of Clarity, Practicality and Predictability’ in Joint Endeavours

Commending the African Union for its growing role in peace and security in its region, the Security Council today stressed the importance of building a stronger and more cohesive partnership between it and the United Nations in conflict prevention and resolution, rapid response to emerging crises, protection of children and peacebuilding.

16 Dec 2014 description

MOSCOW – Recognising a solid and growing relationship, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the government of the Russian Federation today signed an important strategic partnership agreement that will spearhead joint efforts on many fronts to end global hunger and malnutrition.

12 Dec 2014 description

Editor’s Note: This blog is the third of three that will profile local leaders from around the world who advocate for improved education—especially for girls—in their communities. These blogs will culminate in a Brookings event on December 12 featuring two panels on the issues and a keynote address by First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama. Register for the webcast here and follow along on Twitter at #GirlsEdu.

12 Dec 2014 description
report World Vision

Brussels, 12, 2014 – World Vision welcomes the news that the European Parliament created the Intergroup on Children’s Rights, supported by three of the largest political groupings (EPP, S&D and ALDE). The intergroup aims to promote children’s rights and ensure that the best interest of the child is taken into account in EU internal and external action. It will also raise awareness about child rights and will play a key role in mainstreaming the rights of the child across the work of the Parliament.

12 Dec 2014 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief child protection specialists, Leila Fasseaux and Neelam Fida, discuss how our Islam-inspired training is creating positive change for vulnerable children.

Over the last decade or two, the global voice on child protection has gone from strength to strength. However, abuse against children is still happening far too often.

11 Dec 2014 description
report World Bank

Gender equality is widely accepted as an essential component of effective development, and in the past two decades it has progressively taken center stage in the international development community. As the third Millennium Development Goal, several programs were set up to improve education and economic opportunities for women and girls with the aim of achieving gender equality, as well as reducing poverty overall.

10 Dec 2014 description

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has contributed nearly five million USD to UNESCO’s Freedom of Expression Section. With these funds the Organization will implement a global project to enable freedom of expression, freedom of information and press freedom, both online and off-line. The main pillars of the project will be enabling a safe working environment for journalist, improving professional and ethical standards of media professionals, and enhancing society’s media and information literacy.

10 Dec 2014 description
report Save the Children

Proposed Safe Schools Declaration Could Restore Education for Millions of Children

Media Contact Eileen Burke 203.216.0718 (M)

10 Dec 2014 description
report Inter Press Service

En esta columna, Mario Lubetkin, director de Comunicación Corporativa de la FAO, escribe que la vasta difusión lograda por la Conferencia Internacional de Nutrición demostró el creciente interés que despiertan los problemas de la nutrición en el mundo, en buena parte porque los propios medios prestan cada vez más atención a los temas relacionados con la pobreza y la marginación.

09 Dec 2014 description

Snapshot 3–9 December

Philippines: Category 5 Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, made landfall on 6 December over the town of Dolores in Eastern Samar province (Eastern Philippines). At least 49 of 81 provinces are potentially at high risk. The typhoon is moving very slowly, potentially subjecting each community in the path of the typhoon to high winds and torrential rainfall for much longer. 1.1 million people are affected.