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16 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


Ana Maria Buller; Amber Peterman; Meghna Ranganathan; Alexandra Bleile; Melissa Hidrobo; Lori Heise


19 Jan 2018 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of emergencies in the region.

17 Nov 2017 description

This report summarizes the findings emerging from a pilot initiative to support inclusive processes and methodologies for monitoring SDG16 in six countries: El Salvador, Georgia, Indonesia, South Africa, Tunisia and Uruguay. Additionally, this report presents information from Mexico, which was not part of the pilot initiative but simultaneously developed a similar methodology in coordination with these countries.

06 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank


  • Convened under the Presidency of Fiji, the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP) will make history as the first-ever small island state COP. The negotiations will take place from 6 to 17 November at the World Conference Center in Bonn.

  • To support the ambitions of the Paris Agreement, the Bank Group is ramping up action around key focus areas such as mobilizing climate finance and supporting vulnerable countries to build resilience to climate impacts.

26 Oct 2017 description

En el marco del 130 Aniversario de la creación de los Servicios de Bomberos en el Uruguay, se está llevando a cabo en Punta del Este el IV Congreso OBA - Fundación MAPFRE, que trata sobre la Cooperación Internacional en la Respuesta a Grandes Catástrofes.

La actividad, organizada conjuntamente por la Fundación MAPFRE, la Organización de Bomberos Americanos (OBA) y la Dirección Nacional de Bomberos de Uruguay, se llevará a cabo los días 25 y 26 de octubre en el Complejo Punta Solanas de Punta del Este.

24 Oct 2017 description

The region of Latin America and the Caribbean has long demonstrated hospitality towards those fleeing conflict and persecution within the region and from further afield. Faced with newer causes of displacement, such as the violence of organised criminal gangs and the adverse effects of climate change, Latin American and Caribbean countries are continuing to expand and adapt their protection laws and mechanisms in order to address these and other situations of displacement and to meet the differing needs of affected populations.

18 Oct 2017 description

By Julio Berdergué, FAO Regional Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Pablo Aguirre, technical advisor of the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

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.

11 Oct 2017 description

El Poder Ejecutivo remitió al Parlamento el proyecto de reconocimiento y protección del apátrida. El texto contiene cinco títulos y 40 artículos que regulariza y mejora la condición social y humanitaria de esas personas no reconocidas como nacional por ningún país y así asegurarles el libre ejercicio de sus derechos y libertades fundamentales, tal como lo establece la Carta de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU).

10 Oct 2017 description

FAO and PAHO warn that hunger has increased in six countries and now affects 2.4 million persons in the region. While, overweight continues to be a public health problem across the Americas.

10 October 2017, Santiago, Chile – The total number of persons that suffer from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean has increased, reversing decades of progress.

Meanwhile, overweight affects all age groups in men and women, and constitutes a major health problem in all countries in the region of the Americas.

25 Sep 2017 description
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171 projects in 39 countries – last year, Kolping International was able to support vocational training, agriculture, micro credit, and water projects with over 11 million euro. The donations by private donors increased significantly, amounting to nearly 7.3 million Euro – that’s an increase of over 20% compared with last year.

12 Sep 2017 description

Los próximos días 15 y 16 de septiembre en la sede de la Facultad de Ciencias (Iguá 4225), se realizará el Primer Congreso Regional sobre Riesgos Naturales denominado “Por una Concientización para todos”.

24 Aug 2017 description

Over the last 20 years, photographer Marko Kokic has travelled to crisis hotspots around the world, documenting the impact of war, natural disasters and poverty on ordinary people. In this Q&A, Marko tells the stories behind his photographs, explains what it’s like to work in conflict areas, and underlines why **civilians caught in conflict are #NotATarget**.

1. What are some of the locations you have travelled to?

17 Jul 2017 description

Today the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect celebrates the World Day for International Justice. Holding perpetrators of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes accountable for their actions plays an essential role in delivering justice for victims of mass atrocity crimes and preventing their recurrence. Every state, and the international community as a whole, has a role to play in this historic battle against impunity.

14 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Honduras leads the way, passes law making practise illegal

Heather Barr
Senior Researcher, Women's Rights Division

11 Jul 2017 description

Heavy seasonal rains in Latin America and the Caribbean have triggered flooding and landslides throughout the region. Earthquakes in Guatemala and Ecuador have resulted in some damages and casualties, while a series of microquakes in El Salvador were reported on 30 June - authorities have been responding as needed.

Forecasters predict a 70 per cent likelihood of 11 to 17 named storms for the upcoming hurricane season, running from 1 June to 30 November.

11 Jul 2017 description

Las lluvias estacionales en América Latina y el Caribe han provocado inundaciones y deslizamientos de tierra en toda la región. Los terremotos en Guatemala y Ecuador resultaron en algunos daños y víctimas, mientras que una serie de micro-terremotos en El Salvador fueron reportados el 30 de junio - las autoridades han respondido según la necesidad.

Se pronostica una probabilidad del 70 por ciento, de 11 a 17 tormentas nombradas, para la próxima temporada de huracanes, que se extenderá del 1 de junio al 30 de noviembre.

04 Jul 2017 description

Costo de la canasta básica alimentaria se redujo en mayo en Brasil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador y República Dominicana

Según el Informe mensual de precios de los alimentos en América Latina y el Caribe de la FAO.

03 de julio de 2017, Santiago de Chile- El costo de la canasta básica alimentaria se redujo en mayo en Brasil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador y República Dominicana, y aumentó en Guatemala, México y Colombia, según el Informe mensual de precios de los alimentos en América Latina y el Caribe de la FAO.