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11 Feb 2016 description

This policy brief presents the implications of Sweden’s feminist foreign policy for the people they strive to assist, Sweden’s own humanitarian policy and operations, and more broadly the whole humanitarian community. It provides recommendations on how a feminist informed humanitarian policy should be implemented to intersect with other foreign policy areas and broader humanitarian, development and security action at the national and international level.

The specific recommendations it includes are related to ensuring:

11 Feb 2016 description

Clusters of birth defects are strongly suspected to be linked to the Zika virus. Managing risk means following smart public health practice.

11 Feb 2016 description
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Jessica Hagen-Zanker

Richard Mallett

Abstract

11 Feb 2016 description

Consejo de Derechos Humanos 31er período de sesiones Tema 3 de la agenda Promoción y protección de todos los derechos humanos, civiles, políticos, económicos, sociales y culturales, incluido el derecho al desarrollo

Nota de la Secretaría

11 Feb 2016 description

Consejo de Derechos Humanos 31er período de sesiones Tema 2 de la agenda Informe anual del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos e informes de la Oficina del Alto Comisionado y del Secretario General

I. Introducción

11 Feb 2016 description
report Voice of America

Jessica Berman

Many children in developing countries — particularly in Africa — are malnourished. Worldwide, more than 70 million children suffer from moderate to severe malnutrition.

Experts say poor nutritional status increases the risk of death 10 times in children who are ill with malaria, diarrheal diseases and other conditions.

The non-profit global health organization, Medecins Sans Frontier, or Doctors Without Borders, treats an estimated 300,000 children every year for malnutrition.

10 Feb 2016 description
report Save the Children

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Washington, D.C. (February 10, 2015) — The release of President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) budget yesterday sent a mixed signal on the prospects for continued progress for mothers and children around the world. Save the Children applauded the proposed increases in the Maternal and Child Health account, but the overall International Affairs budget declined slightly, and some accounts vital to the well-being of women and children across the globe took significant cuts.

10 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

PRÓLOGO

La malnutrición aguda grave afecta a más de 17 millones de niños y niñas en todo el mundo. A pesar de los notables progresos alcanzados en los últimos años, en 2013 aproximadamente 2,9 millones de niños de 65 países tuvieron acceso a tratamiento, cifra que representa tan sólo el 17% de los niños del mundo que lo necesita.

10 Feb 2016 description

USAID partners to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity. Our work reflects American values and our commitment to a world where everyone has the opportunity to live in peace and prosperity.

FY 2017 BUDGET REQUEST HIGHLIGHTS

As a core pillar of American leadership and power, global development works together with defense and diplomacy to advance our interests and values abroad, and to protect the American people at home.

10 Feb 2016 description

The risk of babies born with microcephaly has raised understandable concerns among women including those who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. There are many unknowns regarding the possible causes of microcephaly. Until we have more answers, there are ways that women can protect themselves from Zika infection.

Should pregnant women be concerned about Zika virus disease?

10 Feb 2016 description

The following post by IFPRI collaborator Hitomi Komatsu was originally published on the Agrilinks site.

Malnutrition is a severe problem, especially in poor households in developing countries.  Many families are not well nourished because they do not have access to nutritious and diverse diets.

10 Feb 2016 description
report Guardian

By Aidan McQuade

Child labour is, unhappily, sometimes the best option available for very poor families. Yet when children are enslaved, no one cares for their best interests

10 Feb 2016 description
report UN News Service

09 de febrero, 2016 — Ninguna región es inmune a la trata de personas, al punto que se han identificado víctimas de 152 nacionalidades en 124 países del mundo, subrayó este martes el Secretario General de la ONU.

En un evento para abordar la importancia de una asociación fortalecida y mayor coordinación entre naciones en la lucha contra ese delito, Ban Ki-moon llamó a ponerle fin al sufrimiento de muchas personas sujetas a esclavitud moderna, servidumbre, trabajo forzoso y otras formas de explotación.

10 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Werner Schultink

The leading medical journal The Lancet just released a new Series on Breastfeeding with remarkable new evidence on the health and economic benefits of breastfeeding. The Lancet found that breastfeeding could save 820,000 lives and add $302 billion into the global economy. The Lancet shows that breastfeeding lays the foundation for the healthiest start for all children, rich or poor, girl or boy.

10 Feb 2016 description
report UN News Service

9 février 2016 – A l'occasion d'une réunion de haut niveau consacrée à la lutte contre la traite d'êtres humains, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a plaidé mardi pour une meilleure coordination et des partenariats plus forts afin d'éliminer cet esclavage des temps modernes grâce au développement durable.

09 Feb 2016 description
  • There are ten weeks to go until the globally synchronized switch from the trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine, an important milestone in achieving a polio-free world. Read more here.

09 Feb 2016 description

Despite huge commitments for increased investments and robust evidence on what works for improving the nutritional status of millions of children, the level of investments remains inadequate compared to the needs.

2014: ODA disbursements to basic nutrition are too modest

09 Feb 2016 description

Syria: The military offensive in Aleppo governorate has displaced more than 40,000 people since late January, and the number of displaced is reported to be increasing. There is concern that a siege of opposition-held areas of Aleppo city is imminent. An estimated 20,000 newly displaced Syrians are stuck at the Bab al Salam crossing along the Syria–Turkey border, as Turkey has denied them entry into Turkish territory.

09 Feb 2016 description
report Nutrition Cluster

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

With operational responses to all major humanitarian crises worldwide, Nutrition Cluster partners have distinct access to information about the impact and the response to crises that can –and should- be used to inform and influence major stakeholders at national, regional and international level to ensure nutrition impact in emergencies, identifying gaps and bottlenecks and proposing solutions to problems that programs alone cannot solve.