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20 Sep 2017 description

A report – Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis – launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

19 Sep 2017 description

The past year has been an eventful one for reform at the United Nations and African Union. Both are undertaking several different processes under their new leaderships, aiming at making the organizations better tailored to the challenges of contemporary conflict.

19 Sep 2017 description

DEAR FRIENDS,
OVER THE PAST YEAR, AS NATIVIST ARGUMENTS FOR WALLS AND OTHER BARRIERS TO KEEP PEOPLE OUT GAINED STRENGTH IN THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE WORLD, THE CORE MISSION OF DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS WAS CHALLENGED AS NEVER BEFORE. WITH YOUR STRONG SUPPORT, WE ARE FIGHTING ON ALL FRONTS TO DEFEND OUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE FOR PEOPLE IN NEED REGARDLESS OF RACE, RELIGION, OR POLITICAL CONVICTION.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Médecins du Monde

« Il y a de quoi se fâcher : les migrants sont maintenus dans des conditions de vie intenables, puis on s’étonne qu’ils soient malades » MdM s’indigne de cette inconsistance. Stigmatiser les migrants en pointant les maladies dont ils souffrent est inacceptable. Lorsque la police reçoit l’ordre de les réveiller pour enlever le bout de carton sur lequel ils dorment et qui les protège du froid, on peut imaginer qu’ils soient plus enclins à souffrir de bronchite, de pneumonie, voire de tuberculose.

19 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

19 September 2017 – Opening the annual general debate, the President of the United Nations General Assembly today stressed the need for more work on prevention, a greater focus on people, and keeping promises made to advance prosperity and protect the planet.

“We are spending too much time and money reacting to conflicts, and not enough on preventing them,” Miroslav Lajčák told more than 120 world leaders gathered in General Assembly Hall in New York.

19 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

19 September 2017 – Addressing the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations Headquarters, Secretary-General António Guterres today spotlighted several threats – including the nuclear peril, climate change, and ongoing conflicts – that must be overcome to create a better world for all.

19 Sep 2017 description

WHO launches new NCDs Progress Monitor

Governments are making limited progress, so more action is needed to address NCDs and main risk factors to meet global targets to reduce premature deaths

18 September, 2017 – Geneva/New York: Governments must step up efforts to control noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) to meet globally agreed targets, including preventing the premature deaths of millions of people from these conditions, according to a new WHO report released today.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Better Protection Needed for Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Greece

Is it ever acceptable for children to be detained in dark and dirty police cells, without access to the most basic services? Of course not. But when it comes to unaccompanied migrant children, Greek authorities appear to think the answer is yes.

19 Sep 2017 description

Bangladesh

Affected areas: Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Sylhet divisions

Cause of displacement Disaster:

Figures More than 427,000 new disaster displacements between 12 August and 4 September

Context

19 Sep 2017 description

By William Lacy Swing, Director General of the United Nations migration agency, the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

NEW YORK—Two centuries ago, right here in this city soon to emerge as the world’s center of commerce, a coalition of clergy, government officials, business leaders and rescued victims rose to fight the scourge of human slavery.

Their cause was Abolitionism and it became the world’s first transnational human rights movement.

19 Sep 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 131,772 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 17 September, with over 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 300,076 arrivals across the region through 17 September 2016.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

New Figures a Wake-Up Call

Child labor rates are dropping, but far too slowly.

Between 2000 and 2012, governments made impressive strides in reducing child labor. During that period, child labor rates dropped by one-third – to 168 million from 250 million. This meant that 70 million fewer children were toiling at young ages or in hazardous work.

19 Sep 2017 description

L’objectif est d’améliorer la capacité des communautés rurales à utiliser les TIC dans la surveillance du changement climatique et dans la prévention des catastrophes

19 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

La ONG afirma que se trata de una "medida extrema y desesperada" a pocos días de que expire el plazo de acogida establecido por la UE

España es uno de los países con mayor incumplimiento de la cuota de refugiados asignada por la UE

19 Sep 2017 description

Rome / New York, 19 September 2017 – African farmers from a remote village in northern Zambia have teamed up with the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to send a giant message to world leaders gathering in New York this week – invest more in agriculture if you want to end poverty and hunger by 2030.

19 Sep 2017 description

El objetivo es impulsar la capacidad de las comunidades rurales para usar las TIC en la evaluación del cambio climático y la prevención de desastres

18 de septiembre de 2017, Nueva York - La Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones (UIT) y la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura y (FAO) aprovecharán sus sinergias para apoyar la implementación de la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible y los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible a través del uso de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC).