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19 Sep 2018 description

Migration is a multifaceted phenomenon that plays a critical role in today’s world. Morerecently, the international importance of migration was emphasized through its inclusion on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which recognizes the integral function of migration in achieving development goals. Furthermore, migrant health has been and continues to be an important part of the global health agenda.

19 Sep 2018 description

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has signed its first climate risk insurance policy with the Africa Union’s African Risk Capacity (ARC). The policy is called ARC Replica, a new type of cover offered by ARC which has been providing extreme weather insurance since 2014.

19 Sep 2018 description

MIDDAY/AFTERNOON

18 September 2018

The Human Rights Council today held a general debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention.

19 Sep 2018 description
report ECOWAS

Abuja, 18th September 2018. The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) along with regional and international organizations, have reiterated their commitment to addressing challenges such as terrorism, climate change, poverty, food insecurity and illicit trafficking in the Sahel region by harmonizing their approaches and improving coordination in the implementation of their strategies.

This was the major recommendation of a high level meeting of regional organizations on the Sahel which held in Abuja, Nigeria on 18th September, 2018.

19 Sep 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Key figures

24,800 estimated number of refugee and migrant children across Greece. Among them 3,050 UAC

79 accompanied children have been returned to Turkey, in the framework of the EU - Turkey statement (20 March 2016 - 31 August 2018)

526 children received international protection in Greece on first instance during August. Among them 25 UAC (August 2018)

19 Sep 2018 description
report International Alert

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Bringing together the views of more than 100,000 people, the Peace Perceptions Poll sought to answer questions around how people experience and respond to violent conflict, and and how they think their government should respond to conflict.

More countries are experiencing violent conflict now than at any time in the past 30 years. People have been displaced from their homes at a rate not seen since the Second World War. The cost of conflict is currently estimated at US$1.04 trillion a year.

19 Sep 2018 description

Fewer people fell ill and died from tuberculosis (TB) last year but countries are still not doing enough to end TB by 2030, warns the World Health Organization (WHO). Although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million TB deaths since 2000, TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease.

19 Sep 2018 description
report European Commission

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has emphasised society’s need for dedicated journalists in raising the public’s awareness of the harsh realities which drive refugees to flee their homes.

19 Sep 2018 description

13-14th September 2018, Entebbe, Uganda, A two-day regional dialogue on how to enhance animal health service delivery in the IGAD region was organized by IGAD/ICPALD with financial support from the Regional Pastoral Livestock Resilience Project (RPLRP) funded by the World Bank being implemented in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.

19 Sep 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

Dans son premier discours en qualité de Présidente de l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies, l’Equatorienne María Fernanda Espinosa a souligné son engagement à travailler pour tous les pays et leurs peuples.

« À partir d'aujourd'hui, vous pouvez être sûr que je travaille pour le drapeau bleu de nos Nations Unies, en promouvant les intérêts et les engagements partagés de tous les 193 États membres », a dit la nouvelle Présidente au premier jour de la 73e session de l’Assemblée générale.

19 Sep 2018 description

Le 18 septembre 2018, s’est tenue à Abuja, au Nigéria, une réunion de haut niveau entre les organisations régionales, co-présidée par le Commissaire en charge des affaires politiques, la paix et la sécurité de la Commission économique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, Général Francis Behanzin, représentant du Président, le Haut représentant de l’Union africaine pour le Mali et le Sahel, M. Pierre Buyoya, et le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique et l’Ouest et le Sahel, M. Mohamed Ibn Chambas.

19 Sep 2018 description
report UN News Service

Quelque 6,3 millions d’enfants de moins de 15 ans sont morts en 2017, la plupart de causes évitables, selon les nouvelles estimations sur la mortalité juvénile publiées mardi par l’UNICEF, l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), la Division de la population des Nations Unies et le Groupe de la Banque mondiale.

Ce chiffre équivaut à un décès toutes les cinq secondes.

La vaste majorité de ces décès (5,4 millions) est survenue durant les cinq premières années de vie et la moitié concernait des nouveau-nés.

19 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

More than 104 million children and young people – 1 in 3 – are out of school in countries affected by war or natural disasters

Adolescents in emergency countries face grim future with two in five 15-17 year olds never completing primary school.

18 Sep 2018 description

Global strategy and targets for tuberculosis prevention, care and control after 2015

18 Sep 2018 description

Introduction

Climate change in the Pacific

Small island developing states (SIDS) are among the most vulnerable to our changing climate. People living in the western tropical Pacific SIDS are already experiencing higher temperatures, shifts in rainfall patterns, rising sea levels and changes in the frequency and intensity of extreme climate events. Further changes on top of an existing, naturally variable climate are expected long into the future because of global warming.