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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.

22 Sep 2017 description

Bern, 21.09.2017 - On Tuesday, a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake caused major damage and claimed many lives in Mexico. The epicentre was about a hundred kilometres south of Mexico City. Switzerland immediately offered to help and is sending structural engineers to the affected areas at the request of the Mexican authorities.

24 Aug 2017 description
report World Bank

Santiago, 21 de agosto 21 de 2017. La Alianza del Pacífico anunció que está realizando un estudio analítico para modelar la exposición ante desastres naturales de sus países miembros. El estudio se concentrará inicialmente en el riesgo sísmico y también está evaluando la posibilidad de emitir un bono catastrófico (Cat Bond) conjunto para transferir parte del riesgo a los mercados financieros.

26 Jul 2016 description
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Message from the Director

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

18 Nov 2014 description

FMR 48
November 2014

The role of faith in the humanitarian sector is not easy to measure. Faiths generally advocate welcoming the stranger and there are many organisations and individuals inspired by their faith or religion to provide protection and assistance. Yet it is easier to measure the activities inspired by faith than to measure the difference that having that faith makes, and secularly inspired standards for such activities can appear to be in tension with the faith inspiration. FMR 48 includes 36 articles on ‘Faith’ plus seven ‘general’ articles.

05 Sep 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Goal

This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.

13 May 2014 description

BEIJING, 13 May 2014 – China has signaled its support for stronger international cooperation to prevent and reduce the impact of disasters as momentum builds to develop the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Deputy Minister of Civil Affairs in China, Ms. Jiang Li, welcomed 300 disaster policymakers, experts and managers to the 5th National Forum on Comprehensive Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development, in Beijing, which highlighted the need to strengthen integrated governance and international financing mechanisms for disaster risk reduction.

14 May 2009 description
report European Union

Main developments in past 24 hours

- 5 new confirmed cases reported from EU and EFTA countries, with first case reported from Belgium;

- Outside EU and EFTA countries, Thailand and Cuba reported their first cases;

- Age-specific attack rates in Mexico indicate tha almost all age groups are being equally affected.

This report is based on official information provided by the national public health websites, or through other official communication channels.

13 May 2009 description

A las 06.00 TMG del 13 de mayo de 2009 se habían notificado oficialmente 5728 casos de infección humana por virus gripal A(H1N1) en 33 países.

Se habían notificado 2059 casos humanos confirmados mediante pruebas de laboratorio, 56 de ellos mortales, en México; 3009, 3 de ellos mortales, en los Estados Unidos de América; 358, 1 de ellos mortal, en Canadá, y 8, 1 de ellos mortal, en Costa Rica.

También se habían notificado casos confirmados mediante pruebas de laboratorio, ninguno de ellos mortal, en los países siguientes: Alemania (12), Argentina (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), …

12 May 2009 description

As of 06:00 GMT, 12 May 2009, 30 countries have officially reported 5251 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.

Mexico has reported 2059 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 56 deaths. The United States has reported 2600 laboratory confirmed human cases, including three deaths. Canada has reported 330 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

12 May 2009 description
report European Union

Main developments in past 24 hours

- 14 new confirmed cases reported from EU and EFTA countries;

- First case reported form mainland China;

- Four additional confirmed cases with in-country transmission reported from the UK;

- Outside of EU and EFTA countries, 5073 confirmed cases;

This report is based on official information provided by the national public health websites, or through other official communication channels. In addition, outside of the EU and EFTA countries, media reports from credible sources are included when quoting national authorities.

12 May 2009 description
  • New virus could still mutate into more virulent form

    - Flu pandemic could be expected to circle globe 3 times

    - WHO global tally is 5,251 cases, including 61 deaths

    By Stephanie Nebehay

    GENEVA, May 12 (Reuters) - The new H1N1 flu virus could still mutate into a more virulent form and spark an influenza pandemic that could be expected to circle the globe up to three times, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday.

    The impact of any pandemic would vary, as a virus that causes only mild illness in countries with strong health systems can become …

11 May 2009 description
report European Union

Main developments in past 24 hours

- 12 new confirmed cases reported from EU and EFTA countries;

- Norway reported its first 2 confirmed cases;

- One case in Italy, previously classified as in-country transmission, has been reclassified as travel-related;

- Seven additional confirmed cases reported from the UK with in-country transmission;

- Outside of EU and EFTA countries, 4936 confirmed cases;

- One more death from the US in a previously confirmed case

This report is based on official information provided by the national public health websites, or through other …

11 May 2009 description

A las 06.00 TMG del 11 de mayo de 2009 se habían notificado oficialmente 4694 casos de infección humana por virus gripal A(H1N1) en 30 países.

Se habían notificado 1626 casos humanos confirmados mediante pruebas de laboratorio, 48 de ellos mortales, en México; 2532, 3 de ellos mortales, en los Estados Unidos de América; 284, 1 de ellos mortal, en Canadá, y 8, 1 de ellos mortal, en Costa Rica.

También se habían notificado casos confirmados mediante pruebas de laboratorio, ninguno de ellos mortal, en los países siguientes: Alemania (11), Argentina (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), …

11 May 2009 description

As of 06:00 GMT, 11 May 2009, 30 countries have officially reported 4694 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.

Mexico has reported 1626 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 48 deaths. The United States has reported 2532 laboratory confirmed human cases, including three deaths. Canada has reported 284 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

11 May 2009 description
report UN News Service

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today that the number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the influenza A(H1N1) virus has increased to 4,694 - nearly double the figure reported last Friday - including 53 deaths.

Mexico and the United States top the list of the 30 countries which have reported laboratory-confirmed human cases of the virus so far, according to the latest WHO update.

11 May 2009 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 11 mai 2009 (IRIN) - Aucun cas de grippe A (H1N1) n'a encore été confirmé en Afrique, et les experts médicaux se demandent si ce constat est le fait de la chance ou si, bien au contraire, il s'explique par le manque de centres d'analyse de la grippe entièrement équipés.

Des cas de grippe A (H1N1) ont été confirmés en Amérique du Nord, en Amérique du Sud, en Asie et en Europe, mais ni en Australasie, ni en Afrique, selon l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS).

« Je suis très surpris qu'aucun cas n'ait encore été signalé ici ; le manque de capacités de …

10 May 2009 description

Le 10 mai 2009 à 7 heures 30 GMT, 29 pays avaient notifié officiellement 4 379 cas d'infection par le virus grippal A(H1N1).

Le Mexique a notifié 1626 cas d'infection humaine confirmés en laboratoire, dont 45 décès.

10 May 2009 description

Status of Influenza A(H1N1) in the Americas

The total confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1) recorded in the Americas is as follows:

- USA, 2,532 confirmed cases with 3 deaths;

- Mexico has reported 2,062 confirmed cases, 48 deaths;

- Canada, 284 confirmed cases with 1 death;

- Panama, 15 confirmed case;

- Costa Rica, 8 confirmed case with 1 death;

- Brazil, 6 confirmed cases;

- El Salvador, 2 confirmed cases;

- Argentina, 1 confirmed case.

- Colombia, 1 confirmed case;

- Guatemala, 1 confirmed case.

The World Health Organization maintains pandemic alert …