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29 Apr 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide, Catholic Relief Services, American Refugee Committee International, Africare, United Nations Population Fund, UN Office of the SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict, World Health Organization, UN Development Programme, UN Volunteers, Italian Red Cross, UNOPS, Tearfund, UN Observer Mission in Georgia, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, CARE, UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UN Department of Public Information, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea, Caritas, Pact, UN Department of Political Affairs, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, World Food Programme, UN Human Settlements Program, Mercy Corps, UN Children's Fund, Médecins du Monde, Lutheran World Relief, International Rescue Committee, Operation USA, International Medical Corps, Relief International, UN Mission in Sudan, UN Interim Force in Lebanon, Refugees International, UN Department of Safety and Security, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Action by Churches Together International, HelpAge International, Save the Children, Plan International, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Médecins Sans Frontières, UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, Women's Refugee Commission, ChildFund International, UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, World Renew, Monaco Red Cross, UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste

We, UN and non-UN entities, re-affirm our determination to prevent future acts of sexual exploitation and abuse by our personnel.

We note the issuance of this Statement at the High-level Conference on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and NGO Personnel on 4 December 2006 in New York, USA and welcome future endorsement of this Statement by others.

31 Dec 2016 description
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Following 9 months of joint efforts with UNRWA, UNDP presents the “WASH-friendly School Toolkit” to serve as an activity guide for all service providers aiming to transfer WASH-related life skills to children (6 to 17 years), particularly health educators and teachers in UNRWA schools.

01 Jun 2016 description

We live in a world where conflicts, natural disasters and disease are driving ever greater numbers of people to seek desperate remedies for their hunger, safety and survival. The world has never been so wealthy and yet on the frontline of humanitarian action, where courageous work is taking place daily, the lack of available resources to save lives is a constantly growing risk. This massive, deepening deficit requires an ambitious, global and collective response.

29 Mar 2016 description

The UNRWA Deputy Director for Education, Nilse Ryman, participated in a consultation meeting with a small group of experts last week to develop a technical guidance document that will support education policymakers in reinforcing education to prevent violent extremism. This work is being undertaken in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism (A/70/674 of 24 December 2015).

23 Dec 2015 description

The UNRWA education programme launched the School Based Teacher Development (SBTD) II programme in the five fields of operations: Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, West Bank and Jordan. The School Based Teacher Development (SBTD) programme is a key dimension of the UNRWA Education Reform Strategy (2011-2016). It focuses on enhancing the learning of all students, deepening teachers’ subject knowledge and enhancing pedagogic practices while simultaneously ensuring quality, equity and inclusiveness.

13 Jun 2012 description
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• Gender based violence is a phenomenon common to all communities in various forms. It is passed from one generation to the next due to social and cultural factors that influence social upbringing.

• Although violence affects both males and females, the percentage of women affected by it far exceeds the percentage of men.