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18 Oct 2017 description

By Julio Berdergué, FAO Regional Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Pablo Aguirre, technical advisor of the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

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.

11 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

Venezuela, sumida en una profunda crisis política y económica, es el país de Latinoamérica que registró el mayor aumento en el número de subnutridos, de acuerdo a un informe sobre seguridad alimentaria y nutricional de la agencia de Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura, FAO.

22 Sep 2017 description

Hoy en el marco de la sesión ordinaria del Comité Nacional para el Manejo de Desastres, entidades del Sistema Nacional de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres – SNGRD, se reunieron con el propósito de dar aprobación al Plan Nacional de Contingencia para la II Temporada de lluvias del año.

Durante la sesión, el IDEAM presentó los más recientes pronósticos y condiciones hidrometeorológicas para el país, haciendo énfasis en que será en el mes de octubre donde se estima, se presente el pico más alto de las lluvias en esta temporada.

21 Sep 2017 description

La Habana (sep. 20/17). La Embajadora de Colombia en Cuba, Araceli Morales, informó que “se entregó a la Cancillería cubana, a través de la agencia Emed (Empresa Ejecutora de Donativos)” las 15 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria enviadas por Colombia para los damnificados por el huracán Irma, “ellos canalizan las donaciones y las entregan a las zonas más afectadas de Cuba”.

20 Sep 2017 description

Bogotá (sep. 20/17). El gobierno colombiano envió este miércoles a Cuba una donación en especie para apoyar las labores de atención humanitaria de las poblaciones afectadas por el paso del huracán Irma, el pasado 9 de septiembre.

La delegación colombiana, encabezada por la Embajadora de Colombia en Cuba, Araceli Morales, y el Director de la Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riego de Desastres - UNGRD, Carlos Iván Márquez, entregó 500 kits alimentarios, 500 kits de aseo, 1500 frazadas y 1500 sábanas.

28 Aug 2017 description

Resumen de la situación en las Américas

Desde la semana epidemiológica (SE) 44 de 2016 ningún nuevo país o territorio de las Américas confirmó transmisión autóctona vectorial de Zika; por lo que se mantiene en 48 el número de países y territorios de las Américas que confirmaron casos autóctonos por transmisión vectorial de Zika y en cinco el número de países que notificaron casos de Zika transmitidos sexualmente (Figura 1).

26 Aug 2017 description

Situation Summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease, while five countries have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

North America

22 Aug 2017 description

By Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, Head of Climate Change Adaptation, UNDP

Since its inception, the Adaptation Fund has provided critical support for climate resilient development strategies across the globe. Working through agencies such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), governments across the globe have accessed Adaptation Fund finance to reduce climate change risks and build more climate resilient nations.

27 Jul 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease,while five countries have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

The following is a summary of the epidemiological situation by sub-regions.

North America

14 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Honduras leads the way, passes law making practise illegal

Heather Barr
Senior Researcher, Women's Rights Division

10 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

• UNICEF is now implementing Care and Support activity for families affected by Congenital ZIKV Syndrome in Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala, Brazil and Belize. To date 556 families across the region have benefited from non-clinical care and support interventions.

14 Jun 2017 description

AMR 01/6479/201

HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE AMERICAS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES AT A TIME OF REGRESSION

Amnesty International welcomes the XLVII General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) as a regional space in which dialogue is promoted between the different countries of the American hemisphere.

30 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNICEF is working with partners to directly provide nonclinical care and support to 68 families with babies affected by Zika Congenital Syndrome in the Dominican Republic, and over 350 in Brazil.

  • Ministries of Health in the region such as in Honduras and Guatemala are reporting increased numbers of cases of Congenital ZIKV Syndrome. As a result of this UNICEF is working with partners to improve surveillance and detection mechanisms both for ZIKV and its consequences.

26 May 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease, while five countries have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases. Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease.

North America