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15 Jan 2018 description

By: William Lacy Swing

Migration’s impact on all aspects of the global humanitarian agenda touches us everywhere—whether it’s our response to climate change, or to fighting income inequality or to improving maternal health or resolving ethnic conflict, we can’t escape the spectre of millions of people on the move.

We can hardly meet or manage our many challenges without discussing global migration. Yet, more and more, we are finding that without access to reliable, comprehensive and global data, managing migration policy becomes a game of blind man’s bluff.

15 Jan 2018 description

Island communities in the Pacific region depend on biodiversity for their livelihoods and well-being.

Biodiversity is a valuable resource. The world benefits from biodiversity and associated local traditional knowledge, so when these are exploited by parties with large financial resources – for example for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals – source countries need to be compensated.

UN Environment and others are working to ensure that benefits from the use of such resources are used to protect environments and the people who rely on them.

15 Jan 2018 description
report Plan International


Seeking to bring you research from across the organisation, this edition of OPENPlan has a strong focus on gender, particularly covering the complex, interrelated issues of gender discrimination in both education and child marriage.

15 Jan 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Authorities Should End Abuse of Migrants, Open Shelters for Winter

Helen Griffiths
Coordinator, Children's Rights

15 Jan 2018 description

Fight against hunger and poverty requires empowering indigenous women at home and everywhere

12 January 2018, Mexico City - Progress in the fight against hunger and extreme poverty hinges on eliminating the "triple discrimination" faced by indigenous women, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said today.

15 Jan 2018 description


  • The overall situation remained stable with 4,196 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia on 14 January 2018. 3,921 (or 94%) of them are housed in 18 governmental centres, while some 170, mostly men, continued sleeping in informal locations in Belgrade city centre and smaller groups near borders with Croatia or Hungary.

15 Jan 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 14 Jan 2018): 839
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 14 Jan 2017): 1,871
Total arrivals 1 Jan - 14 Jan 2018 839
Total arrivals 1 Jan - 14 Jan 2017 1,871
Average daily arrivals in January 2018 so far: 60
Average daily arrivals in December 2017: 0
Dead and missing in 2018 (as of 14 Jan) 173
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 14 Jan) 226
Dead and missing in 2017 3,119

15 Jan 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2018 (IPS) - Amid concerns that 160 people may have drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean this week alone, the UN refugee agency have urged countries to offer more resettlement places.

Though the influx of refugees and migrants has slowed, many are still embarking on dangerous journeys to Europe.

15 Jan 2018 description


Dear readers

Since its inception over ten years ago, the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) has progressed from its early focus on the development of technical tools and materials and filling research gaps to a much greater emphasis on strengthening country coordination and providing surge support to secure appropriate and high-quality nutrition programming in emergency contexts.

15 Jan 2018 description

The International technical guidance on sexuality education (the Guidance) was developed to assist education, health and other relevant authorities in the development and implementation of school-based and out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education programmes and materials. It is immediately relevant for government education ministers and their professional staff, including curriculum developers, school principals and teachers.

15 Jan 2018 description
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14 Jan 2018 description


9 Detection of influenza viruses by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction:
WHO external quality assessment programme summary analysis, 2017


9 Détection des virus grippaux par la méthode de la réaction en chaîne par polymérase après transcription inverse: analyse sommaire du programme d’évaluation externe de la qualité de l’OMS, 2017

13 Jan 2018 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR William Spindler – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 12 janvier 2018 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

13 Jan 2018 description


Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid,

and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

12 Jan 2018 description