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Member States of the International Atomic Energy Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv

The Agency at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v

The Board of Governors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi

The General Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii

19 Sep 2018 description

1. Advocacy

For Watchlist advocacy, 2017 was marked by a rigorous and sustained campaign targeting the new UN Secretary-General to put children above politics. This follows several years of politicization of the Secretary-General’s annual report on children and armed conflict and its annexed list of child rights violators, including Saudi Arabia’s threat in 2016 to pull all UN funding if the Saudi-led coalition was not removed from the annexes.

Campaign to Ensure a Credible and Complete Listing of Child Rights Violators

18 Sep 2018 description

Weekly picks

Cameroon

Thousands of people are fleeing the anglophone regions by bus, fearing escalating violence ahead of the 7 October election. Local authorities are tightening border controls while secessionists try to block access to/from the region.

The anglophone crisis continues to raise protection concerns, as secessionists and armed forces increasingly target civilians, with 400 civilian fatalities recorded in the past year alone.

17 Sep 2018 description

FOREWORD

Africa still hosts the largest number of displaced people worldwide. In 2017, some 24.2 million people in Africa were forced to flee as the result of conflict, persecution, other human rights abuses and food insecurity. Few political solutions were in sight.

05 Sep 2018 description

2017 Annual Report for the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Trends in child marriage

Over the past decade, child marriage has continued to decline.
Globally, the proportion of young women who were married as children decreased by 15 per cent, from 1 in 4 to about 1 in 5.

29 Aug 2018 description

Who we are

37 years of serving refugees around the world

28 Aug 2018 description

Libya

From 26-27 August, at least five people were killed and 33 wounded during clashes between armed groups responding to the Government of National Accord.

The groups appeared to be fighting for control of some strategic areas, such as the international airport region.

A resumption of violence in Tripoli could further hamper humanitarian access in the country as most aid organisations that have returned to the country since June operate from the city.

17 Aug 2018 description

Lara Palmisano

Throughout 2017, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supported relief operations in 36 countries to ensure delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.

CERF’s 2017 Annual Report, launched today, provides a detailed account of how, during the year, CERF and its partners ensured strategic use of almost $420 million in donor contributions to deliver the highest priority aid, where and when it was need the most.

15 Aug 2018 description

Each year on World Humanitarian Day, we stand in solidarity with the millions of people affected by conflict and the aid and health workers who risk their lives to assist them. We take the day as an opportunity to remind the world of our collective responsibility to bring that suffering to an end.

World Humanitarian Day marks the bombing of the Canal Hotel in Baghdad on 19 August 2003, in which 22 people were killed.

Read more on OCHA

14 Aug 2018 description

** Afghanistan**

Heavy clashes between Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and Taliban have been ongoing in Ghazni city since 20 July. The city faces water shortages, markets are closed, and electricity supply and telecommunications are limited. Food stocks and medical supplies are running low.

Between 110 and 150 civilian casualties are reported, and the Ghazni hospital is reported to be overwhelmed by the high number of casualties. Humanitarian operations are constrained and displacement is expected.

14 Aug 2018 description

Helping Others Help Others

It has been wonderful having you journey with us for another year.

THANK YOU!

We've said it before, but we can never say it often enough. When we speak of 'Crossroads' we don't simply mean our full time team. We mean all who are a part of this work. Countless numbers of you encourage, support and empower us. We are absolutely in your debt. Thank you!

A YEAR OF RECOVERY