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24 Sep 2018 description

New York, September 24, The African Risk Capacity (ARC) today announced that it has joined the World Economic Forum (The Forum) towards sharing ideas with other global, independent, impartial and future-oriented leaders keen on improving the state of the world, especially in natural disaster risk reduction and resilience.

24 Sep 2018 description

UN Headquarters, New York, 23 September 2018

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Question: You have highlighted the importance of pre-arranged financing to make communities more resilient. How does the Famine Action Mechanism feed into these efforts?

We need to build resilience and we need faster development.

We also need to rid the world of the scourge of famine.

When you boil it down There are three things that we need to do, all of which our panelists have touched on.

24 Sep 2018 description

23 September 2018, New York - FAO welcomes a new World Bank initiative to promote action against famines and is eager to contribute its own considerable tools and resources to make it a success, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said late Sunday.

He spoke at an event held during the United Nations General Assembly on partnerships to address severe food insecurity around the world, and focused on the World Bank’s proposed Famine Action Mechanism (FAM).

23 Sep 2018 description

Trois géants du numérique apporteront leur expertise de pointe pour mieux prédire les famines

WASHINGTON, 23 septembre 2018 — L’ONU, la Banque mondiale, le Comité international de la CroixRouge (CICR), Microsoft Corp., Google et Amazon Web Services (AWS) ont annoncé aujourd’hui la création d’un partenariat mondial sans précédent pour prévenir les famines.

23 Sep 2018 description

Empresas tecnológicas internacionales proporcionarán sus conocimientos sobre tecnologías de vanguardia para predecir mejor las hambrunas

CIUDAD DE WASHINGTON, 23 de septiembre de 2018. Las Naciones Unidas, el Banco Mundial, el Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR), Microsoft Corp., Google y Amazon Web Services anunciaron hoy una alianza mundial sin precedentes para prevenir futuras hambrunas.

23 Sep 2018 description
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Global Technology Firms to Provide Expertise on Frontier Technology to Better Predict Famines

WASHINGTON, September 23, 2018 —The United Nations, World Bank, International Committee of the Red Cross, Microsoft, Google and Amazon Web Services today announced an unprecedented global partnership to prevent future famines.

23 Sep 2018 description
report European Commission

The European Union has started as a peace project and has successfully transformed a war-torn and conflict-prone continent into a global actor in peacebuilding and conflict resolution. The European Union promotes peace across the globe by addressing the root causes of conflict, contributing to creating the necessary conditions for the reconstruction of societies and supporting the recovery of affected civilians. The International Day of Peace reminds us that peace is not a given.

22 Sep 2018 description

22 September 2018, New York – Filling the massive US$8.5 billion gap in funding for education in crisis will require innovative solutions and a transformational shift in the way education is financed and deployed for children and youth living in countries affected by emergencies, conflict and displacement.

22 Sep 2018 description
report IRIN

Stories from the front lines of the world’s crises that explore locally driven humanitarian action

In 2016, dozens of the world’s largest donors and humanitarian groups pledged to put more power – and funding – in the hands of local aid groups. But reforms have been slow.

Read more on IRIN.

22 Sep 2018 description
report Council of Europe

“The right to family life applies to everyone, including refugees and migrants,” said the Migration Committee, which called on member States to “develop common guidelines” to implement the right to family reunification. “Families must not be torn apart and they should not be prevented from reuniting after an often dangerous departure from their country of origin,” the parliamentarians said, approving the report by Ulla Sandbæk (Denmark, UEL).

22 Sep 2018 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13518

Conseil de sécurité
8360e séance - après-midi

Sur l’initiative des États-Unis, le Conseil de sécurité a adopté, cet après-midi, une résolution par laquelle il formule des recommandations précises au Secrétaire général dans le but de renforcer l’action et l’efficacité des missions et opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies. Un texte qui a été salué comme le résultat d’un effort de consensus.

22 Sep 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13518

Security Council
8360th Meeting (PM)

The Security Council today adopted a resolution aimed at enhancing the performance of peacekeeping personnel at all levels, both at Headquarters and in the field, stressing the need to improve posture, behaviour, leadership, initiative and accountability while effectively promoting international peace and security.

22 Sep 2018 description
report UN Security Council

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Conseil de sécurité
8359e séance - après-midi

Profondément indigné par le fait que les civils constituent la vaste majorité des victimes des situations de conflit armé, le Conseil de sécurité a, aujourd’hui, réaffirmé que leur protection dans ce contexte est l’une de ses priorités absolues, même si la responsabilité principale à cet égard incombe au premier chef aux parties au conflit et aux États, les gouvernements devant respecter et garantir les droits de l’homme de leurs citoyens.

21 Sep 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13517

Security Council
8359th Meeting (PM)

The Security Council expressed its outrage today over the fact that civilians continue to account for the vast majority of casualties in situations of armed conflict, and over its short- and long-term impact on them, from forced displacement to sexual and gender-based violence.

21 Sep 2018 description

El Director General de la FAO asegura que la agricultura y la seguridad alimentaria son fundamentales para la paz

21 de septiembre de 2018, Roma – Liberar al mundo de las guerras es un paso esencial para erradicar el hambre, aseguró hoy el Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva.

“La paz y el fin de los conflictos son fundamentales en la lucha contra el hambre, que es el objetivo constante de la FAO”, señala Graziano da Silva en un comunicado con motivo del Día Internacional de la Paz.

21 Sep 2018 description

FAO’s Director-General notes that agriculture and food security are also key to peace

21 September 2018, Rome - Ridding the world of wars is an essential step in eradicating hunger, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said today.

"Peace and the end of conflicts are fundamental in the battle against hunger, which is FAO's constant goal," he said in a statement to honor the International Day of Peace.

21 Sep 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 16-22 September 2018 and includes updates on West Nile virus, Ebola virus disease, cholera, monkeypox and Legionnaires' disease.

21 Sep 2018 description

Overview

So far in 2018, a total of 19,459 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea. The majority are from Syria (32%), Iraq (20%) and Afghanistan (19%). More than half of the population are women (24%) and children (37%), while 39% are men.

Arrivals in August 2018, at 3,197 increased in comparison to July, when 2,545 people arrived on the islands. Arrivals during the first eight months of 2018 are 29% higher than those of the same period in 2017.

21 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

GENEVA, 21 September 2018 – The number of refugee and migrant children who arrived on the Greek Islands between January and August has risen by 32 percent compared to the same time-period last year. Over 7,000 children – on average more than 850 every month – have made the dangerous journey by sea, with most ending up in overcrowded and unsafe facilities.

Based on patterns from previous years, the number of refugees and migrants arriving by sea in Greece is expected to increase in the coming months.