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21 Nov 2018 description

As predictions for El Niño reach 83 percent, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has begun preparing for its potential impact on the upcoming planting season across Southern Africa with a recent workshop in Johannesburg.

21 Nov 2018 description

L’innovation offre le potentiel de créer des opportunités d’emploi, de donner aux jeunes et aux femmes les moyens d’accéder à l’information, aux technologies et aux marchés, et de trouver de nouvelles solutions à plus grande échelle aux défis mondiaux en matière d’alimentation et d’agriculture.

21 Nov 2018 description

As the African Development Bank joined the international community to observe World Toilet Day on November 19, the organization is putting considerable financial muscle into the global effort to improve toilets, and sanitation in general.

The Bank partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other multilateral development institutions in Beijing, 6-8 November in what was billed as the Reinvented Toilet Expo (RTE), a global search for more sanitary, healthier, and even lucrative solutions to the enduring challenge of human waste disposal.

21 Nov 2018 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will conduct a multi-antigen vaccination campaign for all migrant children aged under 16 on Lesvos island from 21 to 23 November, in collaboration with the Greek Ministry of Health (MoH), the Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (HCDCP), and Médecins du Monde (MDM). MSF calls on the Greek Ministry of Health to set up routine vaccinations for all refugee children across Greece.

21 Nov 2018 description
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Le nombre de victimes des mines improvisées a encore atteint un niveau record, représentant 2.716 des 7.239 victimes des mines et des autres restes explosifs de guerre en 2017. Selon le rapport annuel de l’Observatoire des mines, publié par la Campagne internationale pour interdire les mines, le bilan dramatique est surout dû à un nombre élevé de victimes dans les pays en conflit ou en proie à des violences endémiques.

21 Nov 2018 description

Le HCR, l'Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, se félicite aujourd'hui de la publication par l'UNESCO d'un important rapport sur l'éducation à travers le monde, mettant en particulier l'accent sur les migrations et les déplacements.

20 Nov 2018 description

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20 NOVEMBER 2018

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council open debate on “peace and security in Africa: strengthening peacekeeping operations in Africa”, in New York today:

Peacekeeping is a remarkable exercise in global solidarity. United Nations peacekeepers are ready to pay the ultimate price for peace, and we are all in their debt.

20 Nov 2018 description

Reaffirming the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in these challenging times is a global obligation

By Norbert Meder
Chief Executive Officer of SOS Children's Villages International

20 Nov 2018 description

Isabelle Pelly and Stefan Bumbacher

Humanitarian action is changing fast, and an updated set of shared standards will be crucial in upholding quality among a new generation of responders. The launch of the new Sphere Handbook on November 6

th represents the most comprehensive effort to date review the humanitarian standards, to keep crisis-affected populations at the centre of response.

20 Nov 2018 description

ICRC Statement to the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on “Peace and Security in Africa: Strengthening peacekeeping operations in Africa”

Mr. President, thank you for giving the ICRC the opportunity to contribute to this debate on Strengthening Peacekeeping Operations in Africa.

20 Nov 2018 description

Attempt to seize ship fits a pattern of unfounded allegations

AMSTERDAM/ROME, NOVEMBER 20, 2018—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns a decision by Italian judicial authorities to request the seizure of the search and rescue ship Aquarius for alleged anomalies in its disposal of onboard waste.

20 Nov 2018 description

Tripoli, 20 November 2018

The humanitarian community is saddened by the turn of events in Misrata, where 79 refugees and migrants who remained onboard a commercial vessel since 10 November were forced to disembark the boat. We regret the reports that some of the people onboard were injured during the forced disembarkation and transferred to the public hospital. Refugees and migrants on board included Ethiopian, Eritrean, South Sudanese, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Somali nationals.

20 Nov 2018 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today welcomed the release by UNESCO of a major global education report and in particular its focus on migration and displacement. With more than half the world’s 7.4 million refugee children denied schooling UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Volker Türk, said the report was a timely reminder that that commitment of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to leaving no one behind had to apply to families and children fleeing persecution and conflict too.

20 Nov 2018 description

SUSTAINED SUPPORT FROM GERMANY ENSURES QUALITY, RELIABLE EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN LIVING IN THE WORLD’S MOST SERIOUS CRISES

20 November 2018, New York – The Government of Germany announced today a substantial 15 million euros (US$ 17 million) pledge for Education Cannot Wait, a new global fund dedicated to respond rapidly and provide sustainable quality education to millions of children and youth living in crisis worldwide.

20 Nov 2018 description

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has long been a valuable partner of the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX), supplying food prices and food security data since the platform was first launched in 2014. In the past, the process for uploading the data was manual and was kept in a single global file. Following a fruitful collaboration between WFP and HDX, the data is now updated automatically and disaggregated by country.

20 Nov 2018 description

New York/Geneva – Today, as we celebrate Universal Children’s Day and the 29th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, UN child rights experts* urge Governments around the world to be united in ensuring priority attention to the realization of the rights of the child and to accelerating efforts for implementation of the Convention, the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history.

20 Nov 2018 description

Geneva (ICRC) – Should a weapon system be able to make its own “decision” about who to kill?

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) believes that the answer is no, and today is calling on States to agree to strong, practical and future-proof limits on autonomy in weapon systems.

20 Nov 2018 description

To mark the occasion of Universal Children's Day that takes place on 20 November every year, the European Commission issued a statement reaffirming its commitment to the protection and education of children worldwide.

20 Nov 2018 description
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A l’occasion de la Journée mondiale des toilettes (19 novembre), les Nations Unies appellent à construire des toilettes et des systèmes d’assainissement en harmonie avec nos écosystèmes afin de respecter l’environnement et la santé de tous.

4,5 milliards de personnes dans le monde - près des deux tiers de l’humanité - n’ont pas accès à des toilettes sûres et 892 millions de personnes défèquent en plein air.