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report Inter Press Service

By Baher Kamal

ROME, Oct 14 2017 (IPS) - The world is on the move. More people have been forced to flee their homes than at any time since the Second World War due to increased conflict and political instability, hunger, poverty, and an increase in extreme weather events linked to climate change.

Such a short paragraph hardly depicts the growing drama of migration, but much can be learned from World Food Day 2017, marked on 16 October, which this year proposes specific ways to address the huge challenge of massive human movement.

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New infrastructure should be low-carbon and built to survive disaster threats, a World Bank conference hears

By Sophie Hares

TEPIC, Mexico, Oct 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - D isaster-prone countries that keep rebuilding homes, roads and utilities are in danger of becoming uninsurable unless their new infrastructure is built to survive further catastrophe, experts said on Friday at a World Bank conference.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

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International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction - Joint op-ed By Achim Steiner, Patricia Espinosa and Robert Glasser

From Miami and Puerto Rico to Barbuda and Havana, the devastation of this year’s hurricane season across Latin America and the Caribbean serves as a reminder that the impacts of climate change know no borders.

14 Oct 2017 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 13 October 2017: The Department of Political Affairs (DPA) of the African Union Commission (AUC) concluded a two-day joint consultative workshop between the AU and the United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on human rights issues in Africa.

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report UN News Service

13 octobre 2017 – Le nombre de migrants traversant le Sahel vers l'Europe a très fortement baissé récemment, a indiqué l'Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM), qui explique ce phénomène par les mesures prises par la Libye et le Niger pour combattre la migration irrégulière.

Au 11 octobre 2017, 142.913 migrants et réfugiés sont arrivés en Europe par la mer. Plus de 75% sont arrivés en Italie et le reste est réparti entre la Grèce, Chypre et l'Espagne. A la même date l'année dernière, ils étaient 318.791.

14 Oct 2017 description
report UN News Service

13 octobre 2017 – A l'occasion de la Journée internationale de la prévention des catastrophes, de hauts responsables des Nations Unies ont appelé les Etats à prendre des mesures pour réduire l'exposition aux risques et les déplacements forcés.

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SG/A/1765-BIO/5037-PKO/677
13 OCTOBRE 2017

Le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, a annoncé aujourd’hui la nomination du général de division Francis Vib-Sanziri, du Ghana, au poste de Commandant de la Force des Nations Unies chargée d’observer le désengagement (FNUOD).

M. Vib-Sanziri succède au général de division Jai Shanker Menon, de l’Inde, qui a achevé son mandat le 30 septembre 2017. Le Secrétaire général exprime à ce dernier sa gratitude pour son dévouement à la FNUOD.

14 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/DSI/3581
13 OCTOBRE 2017

La Première Commission (désarmement et sécurité internationales) a poursuivi, cet après-midi, son débat thématique sur les armes nucléaires, en attirant l’attention sur les instruments devant former une architecture adaptée aux nouveaux défis internationaux en matière de sécurité.

14 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/SHC/4204
13 OCTOBRE 2017

La Troisième Commission a entamé ce vendredi l’examen de son point consacré à la promotion et protection des droits de l’homme, occasion pour les délégations de discuter des méthodes de travail des différents organes de traités mais aussi d’aborder un sujet aussi sensible que la torture, qui a mis en lumière des désaccords entre États pourtant parties à la Convention qui vise à l’éliminer.

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SG/SM/18746-IHA/1438-OBV/1745
13 OCTOBER 2017

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for Disaster Reduction:

Millions of lives have been shattered this year by drought, storms, earthquakes, landslides and heatwaves. Last weekend, I witnessed first-hand the dramatic levels of devastation caused by severe hurricanes in the Caribbean.

13 Oct 2017 description

Blog Post by Rachel Vogelstein and Jamille Bigio

Last week, the United States government enacted the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, which was signed into law by President Trump on October 6. The bipartisan act will strengthen efforts to prevent, mitigate, and resolve conflict by increasing women’s participation in negotiation and mediation processes.

Here are three things to know about this new law:

It recognizes the critical link between women’s participation and peace

13 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

10,000 estimate of refugees and migrants in Sabratha and surrounding areas.

43,133 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya

107,759 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Funding

USD 75.5 M requested in 2017
Funded 49%
Gap 51%

13 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

43,133 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

107,982 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Funding

USD 75.5 M requested in 2017
Funded 49%
Gap 51%

Population Movements

13 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank

Washington, October 13th, 2017-- Leaders and representatives of CARICOM countries and territories, and international partners, including the international financial institutions, and the representatives of territories in the region, convened today in a high-level round table on recovery and resilience in the Caribbean hosted by the World Bank Group (WBG), as part of the WBG-IMF Annual Meetings.

13 Oct 2017 description

By Doaa Abdel-Motaal, Executive Director of The Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health at the Oxford Martin School. Doaa is the author of the recently published book, Antarctica: The Battle for the Seventh Continent.

13 Oct 2017 description

Today the international community celebrates International Day for Disaster Reduction. The International Day for Disaster Reduction was started in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held every October 13th, this day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face. The United States is committed to this effort.

13 Oct 2017 description

GINEBRA, Suiza, 13 de octubre de 2017 (ACNUR) - En medio de niveles récord de desplazamiento mundial por el conflicto y la persecución, la próxima semana (17 y 18 de octubre de 2017) ACNUR convocará la siguiente ronda de discusiones temáticas en Ginebra, ya que lidera un proceso consultivo para desarrollar un Pacto Mundial sobre Refugiados, .

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Guadalajara, Mexico, October 13, 2017—People with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) are still not receiving two newer tuberculosis (TB) drugs, bedaquiline and delamanid, which have shown improved cure rates for the disease, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) at the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Guadalajara, Mexico, where the global TB community is meeting.

13 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Baher Kamal

ROME, Oct 13 2017 (IPS) - In a world where only 8 individuals – all of them men—possess as much as half of all the planet’s wealth, and it will take women 170 years to be paid as men are*, inequality appears to be a key feature of the current economic model. Now a new study reveals that there is also a widening gap in hunger.

13 Oct 2017 description
report El Nuevo Diario

Conmemoración. En diciembre de 2001 la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas aprobó la creación del Día para la Reducción de Desastres porque en 20 años, más de 1.35 millones de personas habían perdido la vida como resultado de la vulnerabilidad y la exposición a amenazas naturales.