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25 Sep 2018 description
  1. The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, met on 23 September 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.

25 Sep 2018 description
report African Union, UNAIDS

Action-based partnership to support women and girls announced by health and political leaders at a high-level event at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

GENEVA, 24 September 2018—UNAIDS, the Chair of the H6 partnership (six United Nations bodies working on health-related issues), and the African Union have pledged to enhance their collaboration to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence, prevent HIV and protect women’s health and rights in humanitarian settings.

25 Sep 2018 description

An appropriate overall approach to procurement with good performance in most areas of tendering, but significant weaknesses in contract management.

In 2016-17, the Department for International Development (DFID) spent £1.4 billion, or 14% of its budget, through commercial suppliers on contracts ranging from school construction to family planning services and the delivery of humanitarian aid.

25 Sep 2018 description

SG/2245
23 SEPTEMBRE 2018

Le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, le Président de la Commission européenne et la Haut-Représentante de l’Union européenne pour les affaires étrangères et la politique de sécurité ont tenu à New York leur réunion annuelle, en marge de la soixante-treizième session de l’Assemblée générale.

25 Sep 2018 description

SG/2246
23 SEPTEMBRE 2018

Le Président de la Commission de l'Union africaine, Moussa Faki Mahamat, et le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, se sont rencontrés aujourd’hui à New York en marge de la soixante-treizième session de l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies.

Ils ont discuté de questions essentielles relatives au partenariat stratégique entre l’Union africaine et les Nations unies, conformément aux deux cadres conjoints qu’ils ont signés en 2017 et 2018 sur la paix, la sécurité et le développement.

24 Sep 2018 description

The 2018 United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting (HLM) on Tuberculosis and the current revision of the Roadmap for childhood tuberculosis together present an important moment to consolidate and advance advocacy, commitment, resource mobilization and joint efforts by all stakeholders to provide health care and address the burden of TB among children

24 Sep 2018 description

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The available evidence on the impact of diversity on individual/team/organisational effectiveness in organisations is inconclusive and mixed as to its beneficial and negative outcomes. The majority of the literature seems to focus on private firms; who have reaped business benefits from equality and diversity, but not all firms, in all contexts, at all times. Knowledge about how, when, and why diversity and diversity management affects effective performance and organisational outcomes is limited.

24 Sep 2018 description

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Where is child labour in agriculture most prevalent and what are the impacts of this labour on children? This query will identify and summarise evidence on:

• Where is the biggest issue of child labour in agriculture? Which countries? Which supply chains? Which farm structures?

• How are gender roles and age differences reflected in the understanding about child labour in agriculture and supply chains?

• Do any other features of marginalisation stand out in the literature e.g. caste, household income?

24 Sep 2018 description

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How do OECD countries collect data on children trafficked into their own countries for the worst forms of child labour, and what data is publicly available?
Including data on: main routes for trafficking children, number of children that die in transit, cost of trafficking children, prosecution for various actors along the supply chain (suppliers vs. buyers).

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24 Sep 2018 description

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What has worked to improve adult literacy and numeracy in resource constrained settings?

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24 Sep 2018 description

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What are the general lessons from peace agreements that illustrate why peace agreements may or may not work? What are the favourable conditions for a successful power sharing agreement? Issues of interest include 'do no harm' principles, secondary benefits, how to incentivise elite actors.

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24 Sep 2018 description

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Identify evidence on approaches to measuring the prevalence of Violence in Schools across low and middle income countries and the data available based on these measurement approaches.

This should consist of:

a) A list of key sources of evidence on how the occurrence and prevalence of violence in schools is measured (with a focus on low to middle income countries).

24 Sep 2018 description

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What evidence is there on the impact of school health programmes/initiatives on: enrolment, retention/dropout of students, learning outcomes; health and nutritional benefits of students, families and communities by type of institution?

If possible, break down results by type of institution (primary, secondary, and tertiary) as objectives may vary by age group.

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24 Sep 2018 description

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A rapid literature review of the evidence on interventions supporting parents to participate more in their children’s learning in Tanzania and other similar resource-constrained contexts. What does the evidence say on the results and lessons learned from these interventions, including on the effects of the way the parents participate? Where possible, gender dimensions will be flagged.

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Summary of key findings

24 Sep 2018 description

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What data do we have about the prevalence of the worst forms of child labour? How robust are the data and what are the limitations of existing data sets?

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24 Sep 2018 description

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Is there evidence about modes of delivery for school health programmes, such as school clinics with permanent nurses vs visiting nurses, or other methods?

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24 Sep 2018 description

‘The loss of thousands of lives on the journey across the Sahara and the Mediterranean is a terrible tragedy. Norway is therefore providing a further NOK 60 million to the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.