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17 Jun 2016 description

Six evidence-based projects in developing world to scale-up with Canadian government help;

CDN$4.1 million matched by partners creates total investment of $8.7 million To date: 100,000+ people reached by Grand Challenges Canada’s Global Mental Health program, 10,000+ treated

In trial, Kenya’s traditional healers and community health workers refer 1,600 to clinics, 500 diagnoses result;

Zimbabwe’s low-cost ‘Friendship Bench’ has powerful impact reducing depression

06 Nov 2015 description

Washington, D.C. - Today at an event on Capitol Hill, Feed the Future, the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative, announced that developing countries are making substantial progress against global hunger, poverty and malnutrition, thanks in part to U.S. Government support. In 2014 alone, Feed the Future reached nearly 19 million households and helped nearly 7 million farmers gain access to new tools and technologies. New data demonstrate that, through Feed the Future and other U.S.

11 Dec 2013 description

“We’re now entering the second decade of PEPFAR. And as you’re aware, the program has taken steps over the past few years to move from an emergency program to a sustainable initiative. U.S. programs, I think it’s fair to say, are still absolutely critical. But now, wherever possible, those programs are going to support countries’ own initiatives against this epidemic, and that’s what’s really exciting about it.

21 Jan 2013 description
report UN News Service

21 janvier 2013 – La Secrétaire générale adjointe aux affaires humanitaires, Valerie Amos, a annoncé lundi le versement de près de 100 millions de dollars par le Fonds central pour les interventions d'urgence (CERF) afin de renforcer les urgences humanitaires négligées dans 12 pays.

Il s'agit de l'Afghanistan, de l'Algérie, du Burundi, de la République populaire démocratique de Corée, de Djibouti, de l'Erythrée, de l'Éthiopie, d'Haïti, du Libéria, du Soudan, de l'Ouganda et du Yémen.

04 Feb 2011 description
report PlusNews

NAIROBI, 4 février 2011 (PlusNews) - En règle générale, la situation semble s'améliorer sur le front du VIH : le nombre de nouvelles infections est en baisse, le nombre de personnes sous traitement est en hausse et on assiste à des progrès dans la lutte contre la discrimination des personnes infectées au VIH.

Il reste toutefois beaucoup de travail à faire, et les avancées dans la lutte contre le VIH/SIDA ont été très inégales. IRIN/PlusNews dresse la liste de cinq pays dont l'évolution pourrait déterminer l'avenir de la pandémie en 2011.

30 Dec 2010 description

Human Rights Council

Sixteenth session

Agenda item 2

Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General

Summary

The present report provides an update of the activities undertaken by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) since its reports in 2010 to the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/13/26) and to the General Assembly (A/65/36). It focuses on implementation of the six thematic priorities established by the Office for 2010/11.

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27 Aug 2010 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 27 August 2010 (IRIN) - A just-launched geocoded global map outlining how much individual donors have given to which aid projects and where, will highlight aid gaps, imbalances and duplication, and through this, improve donor coordination, says aid monitoring group AidData. [http://www.aiddata.org/geocoding]

The AidData country maps currently give details of 1,200 development projects in 42 countries - currently all by the World Bank or African Development Bank.

30 Apr 2010 description

Contents

Front Page

Developing Countries Respond to Climate Change

For two decades, a fierce battle raged in the media and public square pitting environmentalists against industry leaders as the world struggled to understand and react to the changing climate.

30 Nov 2009 description

Uganda

"By joining my youth working group, I not only gained new friends, but also learned how to run my own small business, selling oranges," explains 13-year-old youth caregiver Andrew Tumusiime. "This has helped me to care for my mother, who is HIV-positive, and my younger brother."

Tumusiime is taking part in the Church World Service-supported Giving Hope Program. Through the program, young people are empowered to continue their education, grow food, make items to sell, or start small businesses.

16 Sep 2009 description
report Oxfam

Les catastrophes liées au climat affectent de plus en plus fréquemment la vie de millions de personnes pauvres, et ce avec une intensité croissante.

16 Sep 2009 description
report Oxfam

Un nouveau rapport d'Oxfam international publié aujourd'hui- "Au-delà de l'aide" - prévient qu'au moins 4,5 millions d'enfants pourraient mourir si les dirigeants du monde ne fournissent pas de fonds supplémentaires pour aider les pays pauvres à lutter contre l'impact croissant des changements climatiques, plutôt que de détourner leurs promesses d'aide déjà existantes.

Cet avertissement intervient alors que les dirigeants du monde se préparent à rejoindre le …

16 Sep 2009 description
report Oxfam

A new Oxfam report has today warned that at least 4.5 million children could die unless world leaders deliver additional funds to help poor countries fight the growing impact of climate change, rather than diverting it from existing aid promises.

The warning comes as world leaders prepare to join President Obama at his first United Nations address on climate change, at next week's Climate Summit in New York on 22nd September.

15 Sep 2009 description
report Oxfam

Climate-related shocks are affecting the lives of millions of poor people with increasing frequency and severity. Without urgent action, recent development progress will stall - then go into reverse.

The forthcoming UN High Level Event on Climate Change in New York and the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh in September 2009 provide a historic opportunity for national leaders to make an unequivocal political commitment to fund adaptation: adequately, equitably, and additionally. This will help resuscitate the international climate negotiations and lay the foundations for a fair and safe deal at …

15 Sep 2009 description

Noting that Member States had lauded the United Nations' recently announced plan to chart a new, improved course for peacekeeping, Alain Le Roy, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, said this afternoon that it was vital that all peacekeeping actors work in the coming weeks and months to ensure those operations were robust and that they adequately protected civilians.

"There is still a lot of work to be done," Mr. Le Roy said during a Headquarters news conference.

15 Jun 2009 description
report PlusNews

NAIROBI, 15 juin 2009 (PLUSNEWS) - Aide alimentaire et abris en plastique sont des caractéristiques associées à toute catastrophe, ce qui n'est pas toujours le cas des préservatifs et des antirétroviraux, bien que les agences humanitaires reconnaissent le lien entre situation d'urgence et augmentation du risque VIH.

« Souvent, la prévention du VIH n'est pas une priorité, particulièrement dans les contextes d'urgence soudaine, mais en fait la prévention du VIH est une question vitale qui requiert d'être [considérée comme] une priorité dans la réponse d'urgence », …

10 Jun 2009 description
report PlusNews

NAIROBI, 10 June 2009 (PlusNews) - Food aid and plastic sheeting are the hallmarks of every disaster, but not always condoms and antiretrovirals, even though humanitarian agencies recognize the link between emergencies and the increased risk of HIV and AIDS.

"Often HIV prevention is not prioritized, especially in sudden-onset emergencies, but actually HIV prevention is a life-saving issue requiring prioritization in the emergency response," said Mumtaz Mia, UNAIDS regional humanitarian response advisor for East and Southern Africa.

Research indicates that the …

09 Mar 2009 description


FEM/1724

Commission de la condition de la femme
Cinquante-troisième session
11e & 12e séances – matin et après-midi

15 Jul 2005 description

(Extract)

REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

2. USA: CHURCH ORGANISATIONS CALL FOR TEMPORARY PROTECTION FOR HAITIANS

On 1 July, JRS USA issued a statement in support of the Church World Service (CWS) call to grant Temporary Protection Status (TPS) in the US to fleeing Haitians. The CWS, a close partner of JRS, called the US citizens to write US President George W.

30 Nov 2004 description

Scientists in China, Haiti, Russia, and Uganda will get support

The United States is issuing $12 million in international grants to help build greater medical research and training capabilities in China, Haiti, Russia and Uganda as part of a larger U.S. campaign against the AIDS pandemic.

The announcement was made November 30 by the Fogarty International Center (FIC), the division of the National Institutes of Health engaged in international research collaboration.