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27 Mar 2015 description

Contents of this issue:

27 March 2015, vol. 90, 13 (pp. 121-132)

121 Reducing mortality from emerging diseases

123 Meningococcal disease control in countries of the African meningitis belt, 2014

27 mars 2015, vol. 90, 13 (pp. 121-132)

121 Réduire la mortalité des maladies émergentes

123 Lutte contre la méningite à méningocoques dans les pays de la ceinture africaine de la méningite, 2014

26 Mar 2015 description
report UN Security Council

7414th Meeting (AM)

Citing ‘New and Grave’ Threats, Speakers Spotlight Strategies to Tackle Abuse, Chart Progress of Protection Campaigns

Being a child soldier was like being ripped from childhood and thrown into an adult world, the Security Council heard today from Junior Nzita Nsuami, who described his forcible recruitment at age 12 into a decade of war and violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as the 15-member body held an open debate on children and armed conflict.

26 Mar 2015 description
report UN Security Council


7414e séance – matin

Le Secrétaire général affirme que 2014 fut une des pires années jamais enregistrées dans les régions touchées par des conflits

25 Mar 2015 description
report Save the Children

Adolescents are a neglected group in terms of nutrition. In some countries up to a half of adolescents are malnourished. Yet optimal nutrition during adolescence – a period of rapid physical growth – is crucial.

Urgent action is needed to address adolescent malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries. And given the high numbers of adolescent girls who give birth and of girls under 18 who get married, it is imperative that – in order to break the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition – nutrition interventions target adolescent girls.

25 Mar 2015 description
report UN News Service

25 March 2015 – The international community must act “collectively and expeditiously” to thwart the growing number of children affected by armed conflicts, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today, as the Security Council met to discuss the myriad horrors faced by children caught up in wars worldwide.

25 Mar 2015 description
report UN News Service

25 mars 2015 – A l'occasion d'un débat au Conseil de sécurité sur les enfants dans les conflits armés, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a déclaré mercredi que, pour les enfants, l'année 2014 semble avoir été une des pires jamais enregistrées dans les régions touchées par des conflits.

« Dans les zones de guerre du monde entier, les enfants sont de plus en plus menacés », a dit M. Ban dans un discours devant les membres du Conseil de sécurité.

25 Mar 2015 description
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On Wednesday 25th March, the UN Security Council (UNSC) will hold an Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict, which will take place under the presidency of France. The theme of the Open Debate will focus on child victims of non-state armed actors (ANSAs). This will be the first Open Debate to focus on actions and tools Member States may constructively use to end and prevent grave violations against children by ANSAs.

25 Mar 2015 description


A challenge stands before us: ensuring immunisation of the world’s poorest children.If we, as global citizens can meet it, we will help protect the lives of millions in places too poor to afford vaccines.

Despite remarkable progress made by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance in helping to immunise half a billion children since 2000, nearly one-in-five children are still missing out, such that every year, 1.5 million still die from vaccine-preventable diseases.

24 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 March 2015

Syria: The Government carried out over 10,000 airstrikes between October and March, dropping more than 5,300 barrel bombs and killing almost 2,200 civilians. A chlorine attack on 16 March in Idleb killed six people.

23 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 23 March 2015 – UNICEF has made all its data on health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation, child protection, and HIV/AIDS publicly available, in an easily searchable format which includes redesigned country profiles and a new data visualisation tool for the creation of charts, maps and graphs. All of which make UNICEF the most reliable and up-to-date source of statistics on women and children.

23 Mar 2015 description
report UN News Service

L'accès à l'eau potable fait partie des plus grandes réussites des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD) a déclaré l'UNICEF à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l'eau, mais pour 748 millions de personnes dans le monde, l'accès à ce service essentiel demeure un véritable défi. « Depuis 1990, l'accès à l'eau potable s'est considérablement amélioré malgré des obstacles incroyables », a affirmé Sanjay Wijesekera, le chef des programmes mondiaux de l'UNICEF pour l'eau, l'assainissement et l'hygiène.

23 Mar 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Water is essential to life. Clean water is vital for drinking, growing food and keeping clean. A person can only survive on average three days without water, and if the water they have is dirty and contaminated, fatal diseases spread quickly and the effects are devastating. At Islamic Relief, we believe in providing Water For Life.

23 Mar 2015 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Every year since 1993, the international community celebrates World Water Day on March 22, focusing attention on the importance of safe, clean water while advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The day also serves as a reminder of the global population who suffer from water related issues and a call to action to prepare for management of water in the future.

21 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 20 March 2015 – UNICEF welcomes the new Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction adopted at the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The 2015-2030 framework recognizes the vital role children and youth have to play in reducing risk, strengthening community resilience and shaping legislation to better protect against disasters.

20 Mar 2015 description


Commission on the Status of Women, Fifty-ninth Session,
19th Meeting (AM)
Economic and Social Council

The Commission on the Status of Women had a revitalized role to play in ensuring the 2030 “expiry date” for gender inequality across the world, as laid out in the Political Declaration adopted last week, said the United Nations top gender official at the closing of its fifty-ninth session today.

20 Mar 2015 description

A review of the potential of irrigation to solve nutrition and gender gaps in Africa South of the Sahara

20 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Despite tremendous global progress on drinking water, gains not trickling down to the most marginalized

NEW YORK, 20 March 2015 – Access to drinking water has been one of the biggest successes of the Millennium Development Goals, UNICEF said ahead of World Water Day, but for 748 million people around the world, just obtaining this essential service remains a challenge.

20 Mar 2015 description
report Plan

Posted by Unni Krishnan, Plan International’s Head of Disaster Preparedness and Response

Emotional care should find a central place in disaster settings, blogs Plan International's Head of Disaster Preparedness and Response, Unni Krishnan.

15 March 2015: If you want to respond to and recover from a disaster and its impact on the mind, be prepared, play hard and plan for the future. Some might say it’s a mind game.

19 Mar 2015 description
report UN General Assembly

En application de la résolution 57/306 de l’Assemblée générale, le présent rapport contient des données concernant des allégations d’exploitation et de violence sexuelles dans le système des Nations Unies pour la période allant du 1 er janvier au1 décembre 2014 , ainsi que des informations sur les mesures actuellement prises pour renforcer la riposte de l’Organisation à l’exploitation et aux abus sexuels en matière de prévention, d’application effective des dispositions et de réparation.