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15 Feb 2018 description

By Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General, in an address to a private sector roundtable at the Solutions Summit to end Violence Against Children

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb 15 2018 (IPS) - It may seem as if achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16, and its target of ending all violence against children, depends mostly on action from governments and civil society. But we also need leadership from the business community to achieve a world where every child is free from violence, abuse, trafficking and torture.

15 Feb 2018 description
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Part 1: General SOPs
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Part 2: Protocol for poliovirus type 2

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Responding to a poliovirus event and outbreak, Part 1: General (SOPs) describes the general principles and steps to facilitate timely and effective responses to poliovirus events and outbreaks, and incorporate lessons learned from recent previous outbreak response efforts. This document summarizes roles and responsibilities of national governments and Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners.

15 Feb 2018 description

In this issue:

UN-SPIDER at a glance

  • Fifty-fifth session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee opens in Vienna
  • Tracking rising waters in the Rhine river
  • Applications for programme to study microgravity science by performing experiments in a drop tower close 28 February
  • Applications open for programme offering opportunity to deploy cube satellites from ISS
  • UN-SPIDER jointly organizes regional workshop and training course on drought preparedness
15 Feb 2018 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Covering mixed migration to, through & from NORTH AFRICA

About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

Scope: This bulletin covers mixed migration trends in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, Greece and Italy.

15 Feb 2018 description

Geneva, Switzerland, 8 February 2018

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I am delighted to be here today and to have the opportunity to see so many of the networks that are part of the Connecting Business initiative attend.

15 Feb 2018 description

Geneva, Switzerland 5 February 2018

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Excellencies, colleagues,

Thank you all for joining our briefing today on the humanitarian situation in Libya. I welcome on the podium the Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Ms. Maria do Valle Ribeiro, and Mr. Patrick Youssef, Deputy Regional Director for Africa Operations of the International Committee of the Red Cross. I also welcome Mr. Adel Shaltut, Chargé d’affaires at the Permanent Mission of the State of Libya to the United Nations in Geneva.

15 Feb 2018 description

Geneva, Switzerland 8 February 2018

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Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

Welcome to the Plenary Session of the Annual Consultations of the Consultative Group on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination, or UN-CMCoord.

Here, during Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week, we have the opportunity to interact beyond our traditional networks, to address different modalities of collaboration and how to make our work together as effective as possible.

15 Feb 2018 description

26 January 2018, Geneva, Switzerland – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the International Civil Defense Organisation (ICDO) signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding, committing to develop and implement joint training programmes in disaster risk reduction (DRR), disaster management and urban resilience.

15 Feb 2018 description

Michael Clemens and Kate Gough

KEY TAKEAWAYS

• Lawful migration channels are often suggested as a tool to reduce unlawful migration, but often without much evidence that they work.

• There is evidence that lawful channels for migration between Mexico and the United States have suppressed unlawful migration, but only when combined with robust enforcement efforts.

15 Feb 2018 description

Islamic Development Bank president visits International Center for Biosaline Agriculture to discuss collaboration

Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2018 – The President of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Dr. Bandar Hajjar, paid a visit to the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) to discuss collaboration and experience the center’s advances in and contributions to agricultural research and development in different regions, and particularly IDB member countries.

15 Feb 2018 description

More than half of the world’s people live in cities, and it is expected that by 2050, 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. As people and assets concentrate in cities, these become increasingly vulnerable to the impact of climate change, disasters and conflicts. Migration is a major factor of urbanisation, with one-third of the world’s 66 million displaced people living in cities. If planned and managed well, cities will become the main tool for sustainable development, the setting of its greatest challenges and opportunities.

15 Feb 2018 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children calls for greater protection for children and accountability for perpetrators ahead of Munich Security Conference

More children than ever before—at least 357 million globally—are now living in areas affected by conflict, a new report by Save the Children reveals.

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Since November, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has evacuated over 1,000 highly vulnerable refugees out of Libya and is looking for durable solutions for them in third countries. On Tuesday, a flight departed from Tripoli bound for, Niamey, Niger, carrying 128 refugees and on Wednesday, a second plane took 150 refugees from Tripoli to Rome, Italy, bringing to 1,084 the total number of refugees evacuated since the beginning of UNHCR’s operation, three months ago.

15 Feb 2018 description
report European Commission

The European Union will launch today in Geneva, a publication outlining the EU's actions in the field of demining and providing practical information for organisations wishing to apply for EU funding.

15 Feb 2018 description

This policy brief represents the first attempt to map the number of children living in conflict settings around the world. More than half of the world’s children live in a conflict-ridden country, and more worryingly, one in six children lives very close to a conflict zone – that is, less than 50 km from where the actual fighting takes place.

14 Feb 2018 description

Tripoli - At nearly 3:00am on 14 February, a truck accident occurred, leaving 19 people dead and 49 people injured near Bani Waleed in Libya. The migrants on board reported that 180 people were crammed into the truck's cargo containers. They also said that the smugglers' truck crashed when it drove into a large hole in the road; overloaded with people, it became unbalanced. Out of the total migrants involved, approximately 138 were Eritrean, while the remaining were Somali and Ethiopian.

14 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Declaración de la Directora Ejecutiva de UNICEF, Henrietta H. Fore

ESTOCOLMO, 14 de febrero de 2018 - “La explotación sexual y el abuso de los niños es reprensible bajo cualquier circunstancia. Ninguna organización es inmune a este flagelo y nosotros estamos trabajando continuamente para abordar este asunto de la mejor manera posible. Cuando se trata de la protección de los niños, estamos decididos a actuar. No hay lugar para la complacencia.

14 Feb 2018 description

by Amy Quinton

The poorest people in the world are among the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, including droughts, floods and wildfires. This is especially true for poor farmers in drought-prone regions who rely on crops or livestock to feed their families.

14 Feb 2018 description

La FAO presenta una plataforma mundial que subraya los logros de las Escuelas de campo para agricultores

14 de febrero de 2018, Roma - Las Escuelas de campo para agricultores (ECA) representan un enfoque sobre la educación y la capacitación agrícolas impulsado por la propia comunidad, que tiene cada vez mayor demanda en el mundo por su capacidad para ayudar a los pequeños campesinos a hacer frente a problemáticas complejas.