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03 Apr 2018 description

Global Overview MARCH 2018

30 Mar 2018 description

The Republic of Korea has brought its support to UNESCO’s Girls’ Right to Education Programme in Pakistan with the signing of an agreement between UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and the country’s Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Mr Lee Byong-hyun, on 23 March 2017.

The USD 3.4 million project with the Korea International Cooperation Agency will support national capacity building to realize girls’ right to education in Pakistan’s Punjab province and Gilgit-Baltistan, through interventions targeting education officials, community leaders, teachers and parents.

29 Mar 2018 description

27 MARS 2018 | GENÈVE - Les donateurs se sont engagés à verser 15,3 millions de dollars (US $) supplémentaires pour aider l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé à intervenir rapidement, en 2018, pour combattre les flambées épidémiques et les crises sanitaires humanitaires au moyen de son fonds de riposte d’urgence, le Fonds de réserve OMS pour les situations d’urgence (CFE).

27 Mar 2018 description

GENEVA - 27 March 2018 – Donors have pledged an additional US$15.3 million to support quick action by the World Health Organization to tackle disease outbreaks and humanitarian health crises through its emergency response fund in 2018, the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE).

15 Mar 2018 description

Dong Hoi city, 9 March 2018 – Accelerating mine action, contributing to local socio-economic development and meeting the aspirations of people in Quang Binh and Binh Dinh provinces are key objectives of the Korea-Viet Nam Mine Action Project launched in Dong Hoi city on 9 March 2018.

07 Mar 2018 description

The Secretary-General is encouraged by the advances made during the latest inter-Korean talks, particularly the agreement to hold a summit meeting soon, to further reduce military tensions, and to discuss denuclearization in future talks with all relevant parties. He stresses the need to protect the momentum and seize the opportunities available to find a peaceful path forward.

04 Mar 2018 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea has decided to provide humanitarian assistance worth US$100,000 to Tonga, where Cyclone Gita caused severe damage on February 12, through the Tonga Red Cross.

o It is estimated that Cyclone Gita, the most powerful in Tonga’s 60-year history, has left 1 person dead, 33 injured, about 4,500 displaced and more than 1,250 houses destroyed or damaged. It is difficult to estimate exactly how much damage the cyclone inflicted on some islands due to poor communications.

01 Mar 2018 description

Global Overview FEBRUARY 2018

28 Feb 2018 description

Foreword

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest international humanitarian organization and the UN's frontline agency for fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

In a world where one in nine people worldwide still suffer from hunger, the international community has committed to end hunger and achieve food security by the year 2030, as mentioned in Goal 2 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

28 Feb 2018 description

ROME – Continuing its impressive progression from one-time recipient to major donor, the Government of the Republic of Korea today made a historic KRW 46 billion (US$42.5 million) contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), its largest contribution to date. WFP will use the funds to purchase 50,000 metric tons of Korean rice and provide life-saving food assistance in Syria, Yemen, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda.

28 Feb 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18-24 February 2018 and includes updates on cholera, influenza, dengue, chikungunya, Zika virus, Hepatits A and yellow fever.

23 Feb 2018 description

Geneva, 23 February 2018 – A new, US$2 million agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, in partnership with the Republic of Korea National Red Cross, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will be used to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities in Bangladesh and Timor-Leste.

22 Feb 2018 description

El proyecto, que busca ofrecer soluciones duraderas para los sobrevivientes del conflicto, es el primer componente que entra en funcionamiento de un paquete de ayuda del Gobierno de Corea para el posconflicto en Colombia.

BOGOTÁ, D.C.

La Directora de la Unidad para las Víctimas, Yolanda Pinto Afanador, y el Director en Colombia de la Agencia de Cooperación Internacional de Corea (KOICA), Bongsoon Jang, firmaron un acuerdo orientado a generar soluciones duraderas para las víctimas de desplazamiento forzado en asentamientos informales en Colombia.

19 Feb 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 11-17 February 2018 and includes updates on seasonal influenza, avian influenza, yellow fever and mass gathering monitoring (Olympics).

07 Feb 2018 description

Port-au-Prince, le 24 janvier 2018 -  Le Directeur pays de l'Agence Coréenne de Coopération Internationale (KOICA), M. Youngsun Jung et la Directrice pays du Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD), Mme Yvonne Helle, ont signé, ce mercredi 24 janvier 2018, deux accords de financement totalisant près de 7 millions de dollars américains pour la mise en œuvre de deux nouvelles initiatives.

07 Feb 2018 description

Ce jeudi 18 janvier a eu lieu le lancement du projet « _Renforcer la gouvernance et les capacités des fonctionnaires pour accélérer la mise en œuvre du New Deal en RDC_ ». Cet évènement s’est tenu en présence du Ministre du Plan, du Directeur Pays Adjoint de la KOICA et du Directeur Pays ad intérim du PNUD.

07 Feb 2018 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea has decided to provide earthquake-hit Iran with 300,000 US dollars in humanitarian assistance through the Iranian Red Crescent Society.
02 Feb 2018 description

The latest edition of Crisis Group's monthly conflict tracker highlights dangers of new conflict in Somaliland, Afghanistan and Syria. CrisisWatch also notes that February's winter Olympics on the Korean Peninsula represent a chance for peace against a great background risk of war.

30 Jan 2018 description

SUMMARY

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a critical public health issue globally. If we are to preserve human and animal health, policy interventions and global collaboration are vital to improve our understanding of AMR dynamics and to inform containment and mitigation strategies.