By Jessica Fullwood-Thomas
TS Elliot famously said, ‘Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?’ Increasingly we have ever greater quantities and sources of data, but do we forget to seek what really matters? That is, the opinions and experiences of those at the sharp end. Voices matter, opinions and perceptions are as important as fact in terms of influencing behaviours and decision-making.
Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Arria Formula Meeting on the issue of attacks on schools.
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Excellencies, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,
On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.
2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.
General Assembly Third Committee
Seventy-second Session, 20th Meeting (PM)
16 October 2017
International human rights standards “can and must” be translated into programmes on the ground, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, pointing to gender-related killings in Central America, massive migration from Myanmar to Bangladesh and ongoing tragedy in Syria.
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE DEUXIÈME COMMISSION
SOIXANTE-DOUZIÈME SESSION, 16E & 17E SÉANCES – MATIN & APRÈS-MIDI
Cordula Droege & David Tuck, ICRC Legal Advisers
The second part of this two-part blog on partnering in warfare discusses the issues of ensuring respect for IHL and State responsibility for internationally wrongful acts, including violations of international humanitarian law (IHL). See Part 1 on the introduction and setting the legal framework.
Fighting together and international humanitarian law: Ensuring respect for IHL
The world was not on track to eradicate hunger and malnutrition by the international community’s goal of 2030, the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) heard today from many speakers as it took up agriculture development, food security and nutrition.
Australia was elected overnight by a majority of United Nations member states to serve a three-year term on the Human Rights Council, the world’s peak body for promoting and protecting human rights.
Good food is a cornerstone of good health, and this fundamental relationship is widely understood. Yet profound changes in global food systems over the last decades have resulted in significant negative impacts on health and well-being that range from food insecurity to chronic disease, and from environmental degradation to diminished economic opportunity and the erosion of culture. These impacts are experienced unequally across the globe and between different groups of people in different places.
Although the factors driving migration are diverse, we should not ignore food insecurity. On World Food Day we argue that one solution to the migration crisis is a sustained effort to strengthen the resilience of agriculture against a back-drop of rising temperatures and increasing water scarcity.
Conflict and instability are widely seen as the principal factors driving the migration crisis – but food insecurity, poverty and extreme weather events linked to climate change such as drought also play an important role.
GENEVE (16 octobre 2017) – Plusieurs experts des droits de l’homme de l’ONU* exhortent la France à mettre en œuvre des mesures à long terme afin de fournir de l’eau potable et des services d’assainissement aux migrants résidant à Calais et dans d’autres régions de la côte nord française.
217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)
278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)
43,133 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya
108,764 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017
14,500 estimated refugees and migrants in Sabratha and surrounding areas
USD 75.5 M requested in 2017
Justin Sandefur and Divyanshi Wadhwa
“There are better ways to improve test scores,” “food is expensive,” “most kids would eat anyway,” and other counterarguments contain some truth, but fail to overturn the basic economic logic of free, universal school feeding in poor countries.
WASHINGTON, 12 octobre 2016 – Les catastrophes naturelles telles que l’ouragan Matthew et le changement climatique ont un impact dévastateur sur les villes et les quatre milliards d’habitants qui y vivent aujourd’hui. Plus concrètement, en l’absence d’importants investissements pour rendre les villes plus résilientes, d’ici 2030, le changement climatique risque de faire plonger 77 millions de citadins supplémentaires dans la pauvreté.
CIUDAD DE WASHINGTON, 20 de octubre de 2016. Los desastres naturales, como el huracán Matthew, y el cambio climático provocan efectos devastadores en las ciudades y en los 4000 millones de personas que habitan en ellas hoy en día. De hecho, si no se invierten montos significativos para lograr mayor resiliencia en las ciudades, es posible que para 2030 el cambio climático haya empujado a la pobreza a otros 77 millones de residentes urbanos, según un nuevo informe del Banco Mundial y del Fondo Mundial para la Reducción de los Desastres y la Recuperación (GFDRR).
We can combat global hunger and malnutrition, but it takes a holistic approach to ensure long-lasting impact
World hunger is on the rise. Today, nearly one in 10 people around the world suffer from hunger.
The solution to combatting hunger seems simple — get food to people in need when they need it. And while we have answered the call time and time again in response to crises and humanitarian need, supporting food security requires much more than filling people’s bellies.
WASHINGTON, October 12, 2016 – Natural disasters – such as Hurricane Matthew – and climate change are having devastating effects on cities and the 4 billion people who live in them today. By 2030, without significant investment into making cities more resilient, natural disasters may cost cities worldwide $314 billion each year, up from around $250 billion today, and climate change may push up to 77 million more urban residents into poverty, according to a new report by the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).
World Food Day is supposed to celebrate progress toward ending hunger around the globe.
But this World Food Day, 815 million people are hungry.
ROMA – El Director Ejecutivo del Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) hizo hoy un llamamiento vehemente por la paz en unos momentos en que son cada vez más evidentes los vínculos entre los conflictos, la migración y el repunte del hambre.
Preocupa que se pierdan los avances logrados hacia la meta de acabar con el hambre en el mundo debido a las cifras récord de migraciones forzadas de gente que huye de conflictos.