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22 Sep 2017 description

The Dutch government is giving an additional €4 million to She Decides. She Decides is the international initiative launched by development minister Lilianne Ploumen to safeguard access to family planning for millions of women in developing countries in the face of the US government’s Global Gag Rule. This policy cancels US funding for aid organisations if their services include access to or information about safe abortions.

30 Sep 2016 description

South Africa - IOM will today sign a cooperation agreement with the Royal Dutch Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique, to provide funding worth EUR11.1 million for a four-year project dealing with sexual and reproductive health in migration-affected areas of southern Africa.

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

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.

03 Jul 2014 description

The Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP) initiative has issued a new report to help governments transition their economies successfully to climate compatible development.

A new report launched today by the Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP) initiative, pulls together the many tangible benefits that governments and communities are realising through the adoption of green growth policies.

23 Mar 2012 description

Minister for European Affairs and International Cooperation Ben Knapen wants companies, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations to join the government in tackling water problems in developing countries. Today, on World Water Day, he launched the Sustainable Water Fund.

20 Jul 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Shantha Bloemen

DEWE, Mozambique, 19 July 2011 – Village leader Chingore Manuel Mabeto, 65, remembers the frequency with which cholera outbreaks used to strike his community’s young and elderly residents.

As a proud grandfather of 12, many who stay with him in a compound of mud brick houses, he knows first-hand how perilous such outbreaks can be for young children, especially if they are also undernourished.

21 Jun 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

MAPUTO, Mozambique, 20 June 2011 – Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion continue to be critical development issues in Mozambique. The 2010 WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report notes that Mozambique has one of the lowest safe drinking water (47 per cent) and sanitation (17 per cent) coverage worldwide, with significant disparities emerging between rural (water: 29 per cent, sanitation: 4 per cent) and urban (water: 77 per cent, sanitation: 38 per cent) areas.

21 Jun 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

MAPUTO, Mozambique, 21 June 2011 – Between 1990 (the MDG baseline year) and 2008 (the latest available data year), efforts by governments, support agencies and people themselves resulted in additional 1.3 billion people worldwide using improved sanitation facilities, increasing the proportion of people using improved sanitation from 54 to 61 per cent, but this progress is far from sufficient. Diarrhea continues to kill more children under five than AIDS, malaria and measles combined, with lack of access to safe sanitation being the major contributor to this diarrheal disease.

27 Apr 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

GONDOLA, Mozambique, 28 April 2011 – The One Million initiative was initiated in 2007 as a cooperative project between the Government of Mozambique, the Government of the Netherlands and UNICEF and has a planned duration of seven years. By 2013, the project aims at having established access to water and sanitation services for one million people in the central provinces. The three provinces continue to have high levels of diarrhea and malaria contributing to elevated mortality and morbidity figures, and these provinces are also vulnerable to both droughts and floods, as well as to cholera.