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Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER), 19 September 2014, vol. 89, 38 (pp. 409-420) [EN/FR]

Contents

  • 409 Global programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis: progress report, 2013

  • 418 Children: reducing mortality

Sommaire

  • 409 Programme mondial pour l’élimination de la filariose lymphatique: rapport de situation 2013

  • 418 Enfants: réduire la mortalité

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Raising ambition for climate action, women lead the way

Report
UN Women

Focus will be on women’s participation and partnerships that can catalyse climate justice.

(New York, 18 September 2014) On the eve of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit, more than 130 women leaders will gather in New York to demonstrate their commitment to ambitious and gender-sensitive climate action.

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DEC Annual Report & Accounts 2013-2014

Saleh Saeed, DEC CEO, writes a special letter to all our supporters announcing the new DEC Annual Report.

Dear DEC supporter,

Last year was an extraordinary one for the Disasters Emergency Committee and we want to thank you for being part of it.

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A solid investment: Integrating children without parental care into the post-2015 development framework

Will the new development goals have a place for children without parental care? New publication from SOS Children's Villages lays case for sustainable future based on equality for children.

18 September 2014 - The futures of millions of children could be decided in the next eight days. The United Nations General Assembly has begun in New York and world leaders are debating which key issues should take precedence in the global Post-2015 Development Goals.

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When zero is a good number

By 2030 we want 3 things.

Zero new HIV infections; zero AIDS-related deaths; and 100% of people living with HIV accessing quality HIV treatment. These are three of our recommended targets for the post-2015 development framework, which will be discussed at the UN General Assembly this month.

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What Arab youth really want post-2015

By Denis McClean

SHARM-EL-SHEIKH, 18 September 2014 - One of the high points of this week’s Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction came when a 19-year-old medical student took centre stage to read out a strong declaration on behalf of one of the region’s most endangered groups, children and youth.

Majid Shangab began with the words: “We, children and youth, are one of the most vulnerable groups to disasters, climate change, and displacement as a result of conflict. And yet, children and youth are viable agents of change.”

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MPs commit to act on gender and eliminate inequality

Over 40 Asia-Pacific parliamentarians meeting in Manila, Philippines have committed to eliminate inequality and protect the rights of women through a strong assertion of human rights in every aspect of development.

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The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What's in it for Africa?

Key messages from the Fifth Assessment Report for Africa

The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report offers the following key messages for Africa:

Africa’s climate is already changing and the impacts are already being felt

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Violence against Women and Girls: Lessons from South Asia

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World Bank

A new report documents the dynamics of violence against women across the life cycle, and analyzes the societal factors that drive perpetrators to commit such acts in the region.

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Malgré des progrès spectaculaires pour la survie de l’enfant, un million d’enfants meurent au cours de leur premier jour de vie, principalement de causes évitables

L’analyse montre que les défaillances des systèmes de santé durant la période critique de l’accouchement contribuent à ces décès

New York, 16 septembre 2014 – Les taux de survie de l’enfant ont progressé de façon spectaculaire depuis 1990, une période durant laquelle le nombre absolu de décès chez les enfants de moins de cinq ans a été réduit de moitié, passant de 12,7 millions à 6,3 millions, selon un rapport publié aujourd’hui par l’UNICEF.

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Women Agricultural Workers and the Right to adequate Food and Nutrition

While access to waged agricultural work can bring about benefits to women, this paper aims to shed light on the discriminatory working conditions women agricultural workers endure in industries where women have traditionally constituted a significant share of the workforce.

Women and girls play an essential role towards the food and nutrition security of their families and communities through infant and young child feeding, the selection and preparation of food for their families, and the production of food for family consumption and for the market.

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Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed – Progress Report 2014

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In support of A Promise Renewed, this year’s annual report focuses on newborn survival. Neonatal deaths account for 44 per cent of all under-five deaths, so addressing neonatal mortality is a crucial component to ending preventable child deaths. This report not only discusses levels and trends in under-five and neonatal mortality since 1990, but it also analyzes key interventions for mothers and their newborns, highlighting a gap between contact with the health system and the quality of care received.

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De nouvelles données montrent que les taux de mortalité de l’enfant n’ont jamais baissé aussi vite

Une plus grande attention doit être portée à la mortalité néonatale

New York, 16 septembre 2014 – De nouvelles données publiées aujourd’hui par les Nations Unies indiquent que les taux de mortalité des enfants de moins de cinq ans ont diminué de 49 % entre 1990 et 2013. La réduction annuelle moyenne s’est accélérée - dans certains pays elle a même triplé - mais l’ensemble des progrès ne satisfont toujours pas les objectifs mondiaux qui sont la diminution de deux tiers de la mortalité chez les moins de cinq ans d’ici 2015.

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Levels & Trends in Child Mortality - Report 2014

NEW YORK, 16 September 2014 – New data released today by the United Nations show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49 per cent between 1990 and 2013. The average annual reduction has accelerated – in some countries it has even tripled – but overall progress is still short of meeting the global target of a two-thirds decrease in under-five mortality by 2015.

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Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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USAID and UNDP team-up to boost developing countries’ access to climate finance at a region-wide forum

Siem Reap, Cambodia—Government officials from over 20 nations in Asia and the Pacific, including some of the region’s least developed countries, are meeting in Siem Reap today to share with one another how they are strengthening their public financial management systems to better access and manage climate financing for supporting their national aspirations on climate resilient development.

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Investing in Adolescent Girls for Africa’s Development

By Hinda Deby Itno and Julitta Onabanjo

H.E. Mrs Hinda Deby Itno, is the First Lady of the Republic of Chad and President of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS and Dr. Julitta Onabanjo is UNFPA’s Regional Director for East and Southern Africa.As the United Nations prepares to hold a Special Session of the General Assembly (UNGASS) on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) on Sept. 22, they call for renewed commitment to adolescent girls in Africa, saying, “It is critical that we act now.”

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Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) EU Children of Peace (ECHO/CHD/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 24/07/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 6 712 500

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Education needs of conflict affected children remain a severely underfunded sector in humanitarian assistance worldwide, although half of the 57 million children without access to education live in conflict-affected areas. Provision of education in conflict settings can be lifesaving, as life-saving items and messages can be passed on to children and schools can be a safe place where children is accounted for and protected from risks.