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22 Nov 2018 description

“Making sure undocumented migrants are equally able to access education is one of several challenges in realizing the fundamental human rights of refugees,” says Professor Fons Coomans, UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Peace at the Department of International and European Law at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. He spoke to UNESCO on the challenges in providing education to refugees.

22 Nov 2018 description

Eradication isn’t the end of the Rinderpest story

FAO and OIE launch Global Action Plan to keep the world free of deadly cattle plague

22 November 2018, Rome/Paris- Two international agencies have urged countries to remain vigilant about the possible re-emergence of the deadly cattle disease called Rinderpest.

22 Nov 2018 description

Beijing (ICRC) – The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the President of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) exchanged insights for the first time in an open dialogue on November 22, in Hong Kong, over the theme New horizons in humanitarian diplomacy: The power of new technologies and Asian youths.

22 Nov 2018 description

La Croix-Rouge Burkinabè, en collaboration avec la Croix-Rouge Espagnole, lance le 22 novembre 2018 un ambitieux projet de deux ans, destiné à porter secours et assistance aux personnes attirées par les sirènes de l’aventure, qui fuient les conflits ou qui partent pour des raisons politiques. Donner l’information juste sans influencer (sans encourager ni décourager) leur décision est l’un des crédos de cette action qui couvre cinq régions du BF. Pour en connaitre les détails, nous avons interrogé Dr Mariette Nadège Ouédraogo, la coordonnatrice santé de la Croix-Rouge burkinabè.

22 Nov 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Samoa.

Other Updates:

Invasive Meningococcal Disease

22 Nov 2018 description

Bangkok, 22 November 2018, 07:00: On 21 November 2018, the Australian Government confirmed that they intend to withdraw from the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM). The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) strongly criticises this decision by Australia to shy away from this historic agreement.

21 Nov 2018 description
report UN News Service

Addressing recent reports that some countries are backing out of the United Nations global migration compact set to be adopted in December, UN General Assembly President Maria Espinosa on Wednesday defended the accord as a tool that would ensure all migrants everywhere have their rights safeguarded.

21 Nov 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

“God gave us light to see the beauty of creation. God gave us love to live in fellowship with creation, and God gave us strength to care for creation,” said ACT’s Climate Justice Ambassador Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town.

Today, leaders from around the world have gathered for the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), in the form of a zero-emissions (virtual) summit to champion climate action and to amplify the voices and efforts of communities on the frontlines of climate change.

21 Nov 2018 description
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Record funding for landmine clearance, but casualties remain high

21 Nov 2018 description

An op-ed from the International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, has been published in today's (Wednesday 21 November) Evening Standard.

Every day millions of innocent children around the world experience unimaginable horrors because of war.

Some have fled their bombed-out homes in the middle of the night. Many have witnessed their mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters killed in front of them. And when they have escaped conflict, many find themselves living in an unfamiliar world, where all sense of normality has disappeared.

21 Nov 2018 description

La pobreza rural crece en dos millones de personas por primera vez en la última década, advierte una nueva publicación de la FAO

21 de noviembre de 2018, Buenos Aires– La pobreza en las zonas rurales de América Latina y el Caribe ha vuelto a crecer por primera vez desde hace una década, señala una nueva publicación de la FAO presentada hoy.

21 Nov 2018 description

21 November 2018, Rome - Rapid advances in agricultural innovation that address climate change and support family farmers are crucial if the Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's Director-General told the opening session of the first International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers.

21 Nov 2018 description

Rural poverty increased by 2 million people, the first rise in 10 years, warns a new FAO publication

November 21, 2018, Buenos Aires- Poverty in the rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean has increased for the first time in a decade, says a new FAO publication presented today during the Week of Agriculture and Food held in Argentina's capital.

21 Nov 2018 description

Latest evidence

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

COMMUNITY MOBILISATION

21 Nov 2018 description

GENEVA (21 November 2018) – Italy’s proposed tightening of immigration rules will have a serious impact on migrants’ lives, and are of grave concern, UN human rights experts* said today, urging the Government to reverse course.

21 Nov 2018 description

A total of 435 migrants were registered at MRCs across the region in October. The largest number of migrants was registered in Bosasso (134), followed by Hargeisa (130), Obock (92), Metema (59) and Semera (20). Almost a quarter of all registrations were children. The largest number of children were registered in Hargeisa (58) and Obock (24). While all 58 minors in Hargeisa were accompanied, 75% of minors in Obock were unaccompanied (18). Moreover, all registered minors in Semera (4) and Metema (10) and half of the registered minors in Bosasso (4) were unaccompanied.

21 Nov 2018 description
report IRIN

I’m driving down a rural, two-lane highway. Outside, the headlights of the car create a small halo in the surrounding darkness. There are no street lights, no houses, no one else on the road. I can’t see the details of what’s around me, but I know there are other people out there – dozens of them, maybe hundreds – picking their way on foot through the wilderness on either side of me under the cover of night.

Read more on IRIN.

21 Nov 2018 description

As predictions for El Niño reach 83 percent, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has begun preparing for its potential impact on the upcoming planting season across Southern Africa with a recent workshop in Johannesburg.

21 Nov 2018 description

L’innovation offre le potentiel de créer des opportunités d’emploi, de donner aux jeunes et aux femmes les moyens d’accéder à l’information, aux technologies et aux marchés, et de trouver de nouvelles solutions à plus grande échelle aux défis mondiaux en matière d’alimentation et d’agriculture.

21 Nov 2018 description

As the African Development Bank joined the international community to observe World Toilet Day on November 19, the organization is putting considerable financial muscle into the global effort to improve toilets, and sanitation in general.

The Bank partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other multilateral development institutions in Beijing, 6-8 November in what was billed as the Reinvented Toilet Expo (RTE), a global search for more sanitary, healthier, and even lucrative solutions to the enduring challenge of human waste disposal.