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26 Sep 2017 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 22 September 2017: The African Union (AU) in partnership with the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU), Oxfam International, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) organized a panel discussion on the theme, “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend: Meaningful Youth Inclusion in Peace-Building”, on the occasion of the International Day of Peace (Peace Day) 21 September 2017.

26 Sep 2017 description

Como tema central fue escogido el fortalecimiento de la relación pública-privada en la formulación, desarrollo y ejecución de políticas de gestión de riesgos

Representantes de todos los países centroamericanos y funcionarios de las instituciones públicas y privadas de Nicaragua participaron recientemente en un curso sobre administración de negocios y el papel del sector privado en la reducción de riesgos, el cual fue presidido por el ministro-director del Sistema Nacional para la Prevención, Mitigación y Atención de Desastres, Guillermo González.

26 Sep 2017 description

ICRC calls on parties to armed conflict to protect civilians, including youth


The delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to the African Union (AU) took part to the commemoration of the International Peace Day 2017 jointly with the AU Peace and Security Department and its partners, namely the UN Office to the AU, International Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), Crisis Action and OXFAM.

26 Sep 2017 description
report UN Women

African advocates, pioneers, and thought leaders of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, together with the Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende, took stock of the achievements and challenges for women building sustainable peace on the continent at a high-level event on 22 September during the 72nd General Assembly.

“If peace processes do not include women, civil society and youth, they are not sustainable,” Børge Brende summarized the common understanding motivating all panellists in their endeavour.

26 Sep 2017 description

European countries have utterly failed to fulfil their commitments to relocate asylum-seekers from Greece and Italy, Amnesty International said, as the two year period in which asylum-seekers are eligible for the relocation scheme comes to a close on 26 September 2017.

“Two years after this scheme was agreed, most EU member states have fundamentally failed refugees and asylum-seekers, shirking their responsibilities and leaving thousands abandoned in Italy and Greece,” said Iverna McGowan, Director of the Amnesty International European Institutions Office.

26 Sep 2017 description
report UN General Assembly



« La maison du multilatéralisme a été profanée par des pouvoirs arrogants qui cherchent à imposer leur vision par la force » et « l’unilatéralisme pervers a atteint son apogée ». C’est en ces termes que le Ministre des affaires étrangères du Venezuela, M. Jorge Arreaza, a choisi aujourd’hui de défendre la tribune de l’ONU.

25 Sep 2017 description

Ian Mitchell and Anita Käppeli

The level of challenge faced by Jordan and Moldova on refugees and migration is remarkable: while Jordan has welcomed over a million Syrian refugees, Moldova has a migration outflow equivalent to a quarter of its population. Without the option of closing their borders, the scale of these movements not only puts the challenge for developed countries into context, but provides important insights on the importance of planning, and of innovation in policy.

25 Sep 2017 description

Response to Corporate Emergencies
January - June 2017

Level 3 Emergency

South Sudan

WFP continues to provide vital humanitarian assistance to hard-to-reach locations across South Sudan. WFP conducted 1,314 airdrops delivering 36,263 mt of humanitarian cargo.


25 Sep 2017 description

En la 29ª Conferencia Sanitaria Panamericana, que se celebra del 25 al 29 de septiembre, también se elige al Director de la OPS.

Washington, D.C., 21 de septiembre de 2017 (OPS/OMS)- Los ministros de Salud de las Américas se reunirán la semana próxima en la sede de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), para acordar las políticas de salud pública para la región que aborden los principales desafíos y orienten la cooperación técnica de la organización en cada país.

25 Sep 2017 description


L'épidémie de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) qui a sévi en Afrique de l’Ouest en 2014-2015, plus particulièrement en Guinée, au Liberia et en Sierra Leone, a engendré plus de 28 000 cas et fait plus de 11 000 victimes.

25 Sep 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

NEW DELHI, India, Sep 25 2017 (IPS) - Rapid urbanization is increasingly shifting the impacts of malnutrition from rural to urban areas. One in three stunted under-five children out of 155 million across the world now lives in cities and towns.

25 Sep 2017 description
report European Union

On 25 September, the Council adopted a **regulation establishing a European fund for sustainable development (EFSD)**. The fund will be setup on 28 September.   

The EFSD is the main instrument for the implementation of the European external investment plan (EIP) which **supports investments in African and neighbourhood countries**. The main objective of the plan is to contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals of the Agenda 2030 through **boosting jobs and growth, while addressing the root causes of migration.**

25 Sep 2017 description


The EU Non-proliferation Consortium has encouraged dialogue and knowledge production between experts, practitioners and academics on issues of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation since 2011, with the aim of assisting the European Union (EU) in implementing its non-proliferation policies.

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.

25 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

A dramatic increase in the numbers of refugees arriving to the Greek islands is creating high levels of overcrowding, leading to squalid living conditions.

Arrivals to the islands are now at their highest rate since March 2016.

Trapped in refugee camps, up to 16 people are forced to sleep in five-person tents while babies have to sleep on the floor.

This level of overcrowding puts children at immense risk. There have been reports of violent outbreaks in some camps, including abuse against children.

25 Sep 2017 description
report European Union

In August, there were approximately 12 200 detections of illegal border crossings on the four main migratory routes into the EU as the number of migrants arriving in Italy fell by almost two-thirds from the previous month. Meanwhile, Spain continued to see the heavy migratory pressure.

The total number of detections on the four main migratory routes in the first eight months of 2017 fell by two-thirds from the same period of last year to approximately 142 700.

Central Mediterranean

25 Sep 2017 description

Trace the Face – an online photo directory helping migrants who reached Europe to restore contact with their loved ones in their country of origin – is now available in Somali language, making it easier for both migrants and their families in Somalia to search for and reconnect with each other, often after years of separation.

25 Sep 2017 description

Humanitarian Radio Partners with UNICEF to educate & engage community on breastfeeding

A radio station in South Sudan is broadcasting radio dramas, spot messages, short stories, Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and songs aimed at raising awareness of proper breastfeeding.

25 Sep 2017 description


Desde su creación, la OIM ha operado en observancia del principio de que las migraciones, en forma ordenada y en condiciones humanas, benefician a las personas migrantes y a las sociedades.

En su calidad de principal organización internacional para las migraciones, la OIM trabaja con sus asociados de la comunidad internacional para:

  • Ayudar a encarar los crecientes desafíos que plantea la gestión de la migración a nivel operativo.

  • Fomentar la comprensión de las cuestiones migratorias.