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10 Nov 2011 description

By Dizery Salim

GENEVA, 10 November 2011 – Eighteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have agreed to tighten up on school safety while also integrating disaster risk reduction into the school curriculum, following high-level talks on education in Panama City.

01 Nov 2011 description

More than 50 frontline officials from relevant Dominican Government agencies will today begin a four-day training to become Child Protection Officers as part of ongoing efforts to improve the inter-agency approach to the protection of child migrants and victims of trafficking.

31 Oct 2011 description

1) INTRODUCCIÓN

El Instituto Interamericano del Niño, la Niña y Adolescentes, IIN, es un organismo especializado de la Organización de los Estados Americanos que trabaja en el tema de niñez y adolescencia en conjunto con los Estados Miembros desde 1927, impulsando de manera permanente el compromiso por los derechos y el bienestar de la niñez y adolescencia. Se ha posicionado como un referente hemisférico y un articulador del Sistema Interamericano para facilitar los procesos de concertación y coordinación de los principales esfuerzos regionales en el tema.

16 Oct 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

Panamá 17 de octubre, 2011 - En el marco de la Conferencia Internacional para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres en el sector Educativo en Latinoamérica y el Caribe, se firmó la “Declaración de Panamá sobre la reducción del riesgo de desastres en el sector educativo de América Latina y el Caribe”. La declaración fue firmada por los Ministros de Educación de: Belice, Ecuador, Venezuela y Guatemala y los delegados de los Ministros de Educación de : Argentina, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, El Salvador, Honduras, México, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Republica Dominicana, St.

03 Aug 2011 description

Presentación

Al año 2010, 12.3 millones de personas serían víctimas de trata en todo el mundo; más de la mitad son mujeres y niñas.3 Según estimaciones, la explotación de estas personas genera, anualmente, ganancias cercanas a los 32,000 millones de dólares para los tratantes, lo que coloca a esta actividad comercial ilícita en el tercer lugar entre las más lucrativas del mundo para el crimen organizado, después del tráfico de armas y del tráfico de estupefacientes.A pesar del alto número de personas que son explotadas en el mundo, muy pocas llegan a ser identificadas.

02 Aug 2011 description

As part of its programme Direct Assistance to Victims of Human Trafficking, IOM Mexico is this week presenting its most recent publication, Human Trafficking in Mexico: A Study of Assistance Provided to Victims, funded by the US State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM).

10 May 2011 description

Children are highly vulnerable to disasters, in part because of their particular stage of physiological and social development. Powerful forces of nature such as earthquakes, cyclones and tsunamis can have serious immediate and long-term impacts on human health, property and livelihoods, which can have devastating consequences for children and their futures. Where children and their families are already vulnerable, for example because of low income, poor housing, or high population density, the impact of these sudden events is more severe.

08 Apr 2011 description

Mexico, with a population of approximately 112 million, is a federal republic composed of 31 states and a federal district, with an elected president and bicameral legislature. President Felipe Calderon of the National Action Party was elected in 2006 to a six-year term in generally free and fair multiparty elections. The country continued its fight against organized crime, which involved frequent clashes between security forces and drug traffickers.

04 Apr 2011 description

Introduction to Health Recovery

Purpose
There is currently an abundance of documents, plans and policies that address common issues faced in the mitigation, preparedness and relief phases of natural disaster management. Yet for disaster recovery planners and policy makers, there is no cohesive documented body of knowledge. It is conceded that preventive measures are vital to reducing the more costly efforts of responding to disasters.