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19 Oct 2017 description
report El Comercio Perú

Científicos proyectaron que el aumento de la temperatura y alteraciones en el régimen de lluvias afectaría entre 73% y 88% de las tierras aptas

Los cultivos de café en América Latina, uno de los productos más apreciados de la región, podrían convertirse en víctimas del cambio climático.

Un estudio de científicos latinoamericanos proyectó que el aumento de la temperatura y cambios en el régimen de lluvias afectaría entre 73% y 88% de las tierras aptas para la producción del grano en la región.

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.

10 Oct 2017 description

FAO and PAHO warn that hunger has increased in six countries and now affects 2.4 million persons in the region. While, overweight continues to be a public health problem across the Americas.

10 October 2017, Santiago, Chile – The total number of persons that suffer from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean has increased, reversing decades of progress.

Meanwhile, overweight affects all age groups in men and women, and constitutes a major health problem in all countries in the region of the Americas.

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Overview of UNHCR’s operations in the Americas

A. Situational context including new developments

Colombia situation

02 Oct 2017 description

118.1 M required for 2017

14.8 M contributions received, representing 13% of requirements

103.3 M funding gap for Latin America

29 Sep 2017 description
report World Bank

BOGOTA, Colombia, 28 de septiembre - Expertos fiscales, economistas y ecologistas de renombre comienzan hoy un taller en Bogotá para estudiar cómo los ministerios de finanzas de América Latina pueden utilizar y diseñar instrumentos fiscales que mitiguen el impacto del cambio climático.

El foro "Reformas Fiscales Ambientales para el Crecimiento Bajo en Carbono" es organizado conjuntamente por el Ministerio de Hacienda y Crédito Público de Colombia y la iniciativa denominada Climate Action Peer Exchange (CAPE).

26 Sep 2017 description

Washington, DC, 20 de septiembre de 2017 (OPS/OMS) - En un informe de rendición de cuentas presentado hoy, la Directora de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), Carissa F. Etienne, destacó avances y desafíos sanitarios en las Américas durante 2013-2017 y el papel de la cooperación técnica de la OPS en esos acontecimientos.

25 Sep 2017 description
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171 projects in 39 countries – last year, Kolping International was able to support vocational training, agriculture, micro credit, and water projects with over 11 million euro. The donations by private donors increased significantly, amounting to nearly 7.3 million Euro – that’s an increase of over 20% compared with last year.

13 Sep 2017 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat dipped in August, after increasing in the past few months, following an upturn in production prospects in the Black Sea region which improved the 2017 global supply outlook.
    Maize quotations also fell on improved weather conditions and abundant global supplies. International prices of rice were relatively stable, although price movements were mixed across the different rice market segments.

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

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

18 Jul 2017 description

117.7 M required for 2017

14.2 M contributions received, representing 12% of requirements

103.6 M funding gap for Latin America

18 Jul 2017 description
  • 33%of international migrants are from G20 countries

  • 50% of international migrants reside in G20 countries

  • 122 million migrants live in G20 countries, representing 2.6% of the total population