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17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

09 Oct 2017 description

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Plague in Madagascar
  • Cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Cholera in Uganda
  • Cholera in north--east Nigeria
  • Hepatitis E in Niger
  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

31 Jul 2017 description

The international debate packages the problem neatly, but offers few solutions for Africa.

31 JUL 2017 BY / BY TUESDAY REITANO

Combating human trafficking has become one of the biggest global challenges, attracting high-level pledges of support from world leaders, especially in the West.

10 Jul 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 39 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, six Grade 1, and 24 ungraded events.

This week’s edition covers key ongoing events in the region, including the grade 3 humanitarian crises in South Sudan and Ethiopia and outbreaks of hepatitis E in the Lake Chad Basin (Chad, Niger and Nigeria), malaria in Burundi, dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire, and visceral leishmaniasis in Kenya.

03 Jul 2017 description

Les femmes et les jeunes, premières victimes des menaces sécuritaires en Afrique de l’Ouest La 3ème session d’échanges thématiques du Groupe de travail Femmes, Jeunes Paix et Sécurité en Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (GTFJPS-AOS), s’est tenue le 29 juin 2017 à Dakar, sous le thème : « Impact du crime transnational organisé, du trafic de drogues et d’êtres humains sur les femmes et les jeunes ».

03 Jul 2017 description

FOREWORD

The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.

20 Jun 2017 description
report African Union

Cotonou, Benin, 16 June 2017 – In an effort to strengthen national consciousness and action towards ending child marriage, the Government of the Republic of Benin launched the AU Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa and commemorated the continental Day of the African Child under the theme, “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for Children in Africa: Accelerating Protection, Empowerment and Equal opportunity".

02 Jun 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Introduction

The Muskoka Fund was set up in response to an urgent call for action to improve the health of mothers, newborns, children and young people.

The call was made at the 2010 G8 in Canada, in order to meet the Millennium Development Goals of 2015, and taken on by the French Government.

16 May 2017 description

Amnesty International lance une nouvelle campagne mondiale, Osons le courage, pour mettre un coup d’arrêt à la vague d’attaques dont sont victimes les hommes et les femmes qui défendent les droits humains.

Au moins 87 défenseurs des droits humains et 48 journalistes ont été arrêtés arbitrairement en Afrique de l’Ouest depuis 2014.

Tous les cinq jours, un manifestant est tué pendant un rassemblement.

16 May 2017 description

Amnesty International launches new global campaign, ‘Brave’, to stop the wave of attacks against those defending human rights

At least 87 human rights defenders and 48 journalists arbitrarily arrested in West Africa since 2014

One protester killed every five days during demonstrations

States across the region deploy unlawful killings, arrests, surveillance and administrative sanctions to inhibit human rights work

25 Apr 2017 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo today signed two programmes in Benin, related to the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Belgium will be cooperating with UNICEF to help combat child marriages. With the support of our country, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will be setting up an information project aimed at young people and women, covering sexual education and sexual violence.

25 Apr 2017 description

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre de la Coopération au Développement Alexander De Croo a signé aujourd'hui deux programmes visant à promouvoir le bien-être et les droits en matière de santé et droits sexuels et reproductifs. La Belgique collaborera avec l'UNICEF dans la lutte contre les mariages d'enfants. Le Fonds des Nations Unies pour la population (UNFPA) bénéficiera du soutien de notre pays dans la mise sur pied d'une action d'information sur l'éducation sexuelle et la violence sexuelle, à destination des jeunes et des femmes.

25 Apr 2017 description
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Executive Summary

THE PRESIDENT’S MALARIA INITIATIVE STRATEGY FOR 2015–2020

The PMI Strategy for 2015–2020 takes into account the progress over the past decade and the new challenges that have arisen, setting forth a vision, goal, objectives, and strategic approach for PMI through 2020, while reaffirming the longer-term goal of a world without malaria. Malaria prevention and control remains a major U.S. foreign assistance objective, and this strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government’s vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty.

24 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Government through the Ministry of primary and basic education, in partnership with WFP Benin country office has organized the second edition of the African Schools Meals Day.

  • The third and last food deliveries for the 2016/17 school year started on 10 march 2017 for three weeks. WFP provided school meals to 101,297 children for 21 days instead of 55.

Operational Updates

17 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP country office received a delegation from Sofia University in Japan to visit Benin school meals programme.

  • Food deliveries to schools ended on 28 February 2017. WFP provided school meals to 101,279 children for 26 days instead of a trimester.

  • Since January 2017, the Country Programme is experiencing severe funding constraints.

WFP Assistance