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23 Jan 2018 description


The purpose of this note is to support Member States in the operationalization of the global indicators to measure progress towards the achievement of the global targets of the Sendai Framework and relevant targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.

23 Jan 2018 description

1. Introduction

This exercise manual has been designed to meet the needs of WHO, its Member States and its partners to support and develop exercise practitioners’ competency to plan, implement and evaluate simulation exercises.

Simulation exercises can help develop, assess, and test the functional capabilities of emergency systems, procedures and mechanisms to respond to outbreaks and public health emergencies.

23 Jan 2018 description


WHO Member States face increasing numbers of emergencies with health consequences from all hazards, including infectious disease outbreaks, conflicts, natural disasters, chemical or radio-nuclear spills and food contamination. Many emergencies can be complex, with more than one cause, and can have significant public health, social, economic and political impacts.

23 Jan 2018 description


1. Background information

Globally, many countries are facing a broad range of humanitarian emergencies resulting from various hazards which differ in scale, complexity and international consequences. These emergencies have extensive political, economic, social, and public health impacts through disruption of the health systems and basic infrastructure.

19 Jan 2018 description

The Asia-Pacific E-Resilience Toolkit offers insights into a spectrum of available ICT tools and best practices that may benefit policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region to enhance e-resilience and disaster risk management.

I. Introduction

15 Jan 2018 description

The International technical guidance on sexuality education (the Guidance) was developed to assist education, health and other relevant authorities in the development and implementation of school-based and out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education programmes and materials. It is immediately relevant for government education ministers and their professional staff, including curriculum developers, school principals and teachers.

12 Jan 2018 description

The materials contained in this supplementary document complement those found in the existing IRP Guidance Note on Recovery – Health. The discussions and case studies contained herein portray an expanded and oftentimes fresh perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note on several new and emerging issues for which there exist best practices and lessons learned.

12 Jan 2018 description

Executive summary

During public health emergencies, people need to know what health risks they face, and what actions they can take to protect their health and lives. Accurate information provided early, often, and in languages and channels that people understand, trust and use, enables individuals to make choices and take actions to protect themselves, their families and communities from threatening health hazards.

22 Dec 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, published today (22/12) the report Setting Standards for an Integrated Approach to Reintegration. The report, prepared and conducted by the Samuel Hall think tank, outlines recommendations to support sustainable reintegration of migrants who return to their home countries in the framework of Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programmes.

22 Dec 2017 description

This guide highlights the necessity of providing timely and relevant during disasters, as well as encouraging the use of live/phone-in programs, and is useful for those working on health, education, and agriculture issues along with disaster management, who are interested in conducting live/phone-in programs.

It has been produced by the Bangldesh Red Crescent Society and the International Federation of the Red Cross.

20 Dec 2017 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest volunteer–based humanitarian network. With our 190 member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies worldwide, we are in every community reaching 160.7 million people annually through long–term services and development programmes, as well as 110 million people through disaster response and early recovery programmes. We act before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people.

19 Dec 2017 description

Armed conflicts constitute main obstacles to sustainable development. They create enormous human suffering and make pathways out of poverty more difficult. By 2030, OECD estimates that over 60% of the world’s poor will be living in countries affected by conflict and fragility. Total disbursement to conflict prevention, peace and security was SEK 733 million in 2016. 58% of all Sida support had peace and security as principal or significant objective.


19 Dec 2017 description

A key element in Swedish development cooperation is ensuring that children living in poverty and in other vulnerable situations, particularly girls, complete quality education without discrimination.1 Gender equality in education strengthens quality, provides an appropriate learning environment for both girls and boys, and ensures that students leaving secondary school have an awareness of gender equality. This is in line with the global commitment to “leaving no one behind” as set out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

18 Dec 2017 description

What is harsh weather?

• Harsh weather conditions are defined as any extreme weather event associated with winter storms that may have one or more of the following elements:

• Snow

• Strong winds

• Extreme low temperature

• Heavy rainfall/flooding

• Fire

17 Dec 2017 description


Sexual and gender-based violence, including rape, is a problem throughout the world, occurring in every society, country and region. Refugees and internally displaced people are particularly at risk of this violation of their human rights during every phase of an emergency situation. The systematic use of sexual violence as a method of warfare is well documented and constitutes a grave breach of international humanitarian law.

14 Dec 2017 description

Le droit international humanitaire (DIH) est un ensemble de règles qui, en temps de conflit armé, cherchent – pour des raisons humanitaires – à protéger les personnes qui ne participent pas ou ne participent plus directement aux hostilités, et à restreindre le choix des moyens et méthodes de guerre. Il établit donc des normes minimales d'humanité qui doivent être respectées dans toute situation de conflit armé. Ces normes visent notamment à protéger les populations civiles et leurs moyens de survie.