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13 Nov 2018 description

Press Statement
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
November 13, 2018

12 Nov 2018 description
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Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l’Union africaine (UA) a consacré sa 803e réunion tenue le 19 octobre, sous forme de séance publique, au thème suivant : « Le rôle des femmes dans la prévention des conflits et de la consolidation de la paix au niveau communautaire » pour, commémorer le dix-huitième anniversaire de l’adoption de la Résolution 1325 du Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies sur les femmes, la paix et la sécurité.

12 Nov 2018 description

• The volume of monitored commodities increased significantly by 44 percent in the month of May owing to increased availability from on-going harvests.

• Maize grain traded increased by 31 percent, with flows from Mozambique to Malawi being highest (Table 1).

• Volumes of maize meal traded increased by 94 percent. Flows from Zambia to DRC have been dominant (Table 2).

• Rice volumes increased marginally by 6 percent, with flows from Tanzania to Zambia being largest (Table 3).

09 Nov 2018 description

By Peter Quaranto, Vickie Ellis on November 8, 2018

09 Nov 2018 description

Le Royaume du Maroc sera, comme à l’accoutumée, au rendez-vous pour faire de la Conférence internationale sur la migration, prévue les 10 et 11 décembre prochain à Marrakech, une réunion "réussie", a affirmé, jeudi, le ministre des Affaires étrangères et de la Coopération internationale, Nasser Bourita.

08 Nov 2018 description

Conflict is a central factor in the geography of Africa’s food insecurity. The acuteness of this insecurity deepens the longer a conflict continues.

Conflict in Africa continues to be a major contributor to the continent’s food security challenges. Ongoing violence disrupts farming, livelihoods, and market functions, weakening household resilience to drought and other pressures. Conflict also restricts movement, preventing some communities from accessing humanitarian assistance. An assessment of Africa’s areas of acute food insecurity reveals these findings:

05 Nov 2018 description

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) will release a ‘Know the Tsunami Warning Signs Video’ on Monday 5th November, 2018 to commemorate “World Tsunami Awareness Day.” This video was produced locally by NEMO in collaboration with a number of popular local Soca Artistes, through funding from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) under the Country Directed Fund (CDF).

01 Nov 2018 description

Restrictions to Britain’s aid support to countries affected by crises and natural disasters that severely impact their economy are lifted

The UK has secured a significant change to the international aid rules which would allow high income countries, which experience economic shocks, caused by crises and natural disasters, to apply to receive ODA.

31 Oct 2018 description

This utilisation focused evaluation was commissioned by Sida to learn lessons from the implementation of 10 global Challenge Funds supported by Sida. It reviewed Sida’s rationale and underlying assumptions for the use of this modality in development cooperation, and identified best practices for Challenge Fund design and management. The overall conclusion of the evaluation is that the Challenge Fund modality was appropriate for the majority of the programmes and the intended outcomes for the majority of the funds have been broadly achieved.

30 Oct 2018 description

Julie MacCartee / Anna Brenes

Data are vital to sustainably reducing global hunger, malnutrition, and poverty as they support evidence-based investments, accountability, and transparency and enable the measuring of progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals and other global, regional, and local commitments. Open and accessible data are essential assets that provide a foundation of evidence for scientists and decision-makers globally and help fuel entrepreneurship, innovation, and scientific discovery in food security and nutrition.

30 Oct 2018 description

Organizada por la AECID, el Senado español y la FAO, la Cumbre ha buscado construir alianzas regionales en favor del desarrollo sostenible

Madrid, 30 de octubre de 2018. Más de doscientos parlamentarios de distintos países del planeta han clausurado hoy martes en Madrid la primera Cumbre Parlamentaria Mundial contra el Hambre y la Malnutrición, un evento en el que se ha reafirmado el compromiso político para lograr que todas las personas tengan acceso a alimentos suficientes y de calidad.

30 Oct 2018 description
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  1. The 9th Annual High-Level Retreat of Special Envoys and Mediators on the Promotion of Peace, Security and Stability in Africa was convened in Accra, Republic of Ghana, from 25 to 26 October 2018, on the theme, “Strengthening African Union’s Conflict Prevention and Peacemaking Efforts”. This Retreat was organized by the African Union (AU) Commission and hosted by the Government of the Republic of Ghana.

30 Oct 2018 description

DFID programmes have expanded access to family planning and some maternal health services, but a renewed effort is required to reach young women and girls and to generate lasting impacts on quality of care and maternal health outcomes.