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12 Feb 2018 description

United Nations peacekeeping has been in dire need of reform and overhaul, both conceptually and in practice. In this respect, the dos Santos Cruz report is a welcome contribution to supporting reform, strengthening self-protection, and improving the effectiveness of UN peacekeeping. In recent years, many steps have been taken in the right direction. These include updating the conceptual framework of UN peacekeeping operations, e.g.

12 Feb 2018 description

Internet de las Cosas y Big Data para mejorar el acceso a información relacionada con el clima y la gestión del agua en el Corredor Seco Centroamericano

12 Feb 2018 description

The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget for USAID supports the President’s commitment to serve the needs of American citizens, ensure their safety, promote their prosperity, preserve their rights, and defend their values, as outlined in the President’s National Security Strategy. It advances U.S. foreign policy goals through targeted investments that protect U.S. national security, and furthers American interests at home and abroad.

12 Feb 2018 description
report People in Need

Asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection in V4 countries

12 Feb 2018 description

Por: Andy McElroy

Editado por: UNISDR – Las Américas

INCHEON, República de Corea, 09 Febrero del 2018 – Cinco ciudades de la región de las Américas participaron en el Taller de Capacitación para Capacitadores para Desarrollar Ciudades Resilientes: Formulando e implementando Planes de Acción para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres.

12 Feb 2018 description
report CGIAR

By: Sylvia Pineda.

Edition: José Antonio Arana.

The digital transformation of economies and societies in recent years has opened new, important possibilities for agriculture. In this context, we see the emergence of CGIAR’s Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, which aims to positively transform agricultural research, helping to generate powerful data management innovations that can revolutionize agriculture in developing countries.

12 Feb 2018 description

Overview

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Declaration of the end of cholera outbreak in South Sudan

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

  • Cholera in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Cholera in Angola

12 Feb 2018 description
report Caritas

Cáritas. 9 de febrero de 2018.- La respuesta a los retos de acogida e integración de las personas migrantes y refugiadas en situación más vulnerable, tanto en España como en terceros países, es uno de los ejes prioritarios de la acción social de Cáritas.

Así lo ponen de manifiesto los 35 proyectos que, por un importe total de 1.339.681 euros procedentes de fondos propios, van a ponerse en marcha en un número similar de Cáritas Diocesanas de todo el país a lo largo de 2018, dentro de un Plan de Acción específico en este ámbito de la exclusión.

12 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

- Red Hand Day falls as more than 600 children are released from armed groups in South Sudan

- Children are lured into armed groups with false promises of food, education, protection

- Everyone can help reduce the use and impact of conflict on children

February 12 – Children as young as 6 are being pulled into adult wars in ways that are unimaginable given all the promises that have been made to help them, says World Vision this Red Hand Day.

12 Feb 2018 description

Internet of Things and Big Data to improve access to information related to climate and water management in the Central American Dry Corridor

12 February 2017, Rome - FAO and Spain’s Telefonica, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, have agreed to work together to leverage the use of cutting-edge digital technologies for agricultural development, food security and nutrition, and specifically, prepare and strengthen farmers in the face of extreme weather events related to climate change.

12 Feb 2018 description

The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team is part of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies. UNDAC was created in 1993. It is designed to help the United Nations and governments of disaster-affected countries during the first phase of a sudden-onset emergency. UNDAC, as a tool of OCHA, also assists in the coordination of incoming international relief at national level and/or at the site of the emergency.

12 Feb 2018 description

FAO Food Price Index stable; world cereal stocks-to-use ratio heading for highest level since 2002

1 February 2018, Rome - The current marketing season (2017/18) should end with record inventory levels for wheat and maize following better-than-earlier-expected harvests, based on FAO's latest forecasts.

12 Feb 2018 description

Latest Evidence

Here is a selection of the latest evidence on violence against women and girls (VAWG):

ADOLESCENCE AND VAWG

Preventing VAWG victimisation in adolescent girls (November 2017)

12 Feb 2018 description

Ahead of the First Formal Consultations for the Global Compact on Refugees, 14 international NGOs and InterAction signed a statement in which they reflect on the Zero Draft of the Global Compact on Refugees, including their recommendations to ensure that the Compact leads to a better response to the large movement of refugees, greater equity across States, and support refugees to live in safety and dignity.

12 Feb 2018 description
report Christian Aid

Twenty years since the launch of landmark UN principles on internally displaced people, designed to protect those forced from their homes yet remaining in their own country, Christian Aid is calling on governments to take action to ensure their rights are recognised.