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16 Nov 2018 description

‘The Government intends to maintain a high level of aid and has proposed spending NOK 37.8 billion on aid in 2019. This corresponds to about 1 % of Norway’s gross national income and is NOK 2.5 billion more than in 2018,’ said Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup.

14 Nov 2018 description

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There is significant rigorous evidence that collective action can play an important role in facilitating women’s political engagement, and in advancing women’s empowerment in formal and informal politics, in low-, middle- and high-income countries.

14 Nov 2018 description

Quatre ans après le lancement d’une campagne de 10 ans pour mettre fin à l’apatridie dans le monde, le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, a appelé ce jour les États à agir sans tarder et plus résolument pour concrétiser l’objectif de cette campagne.

13 Nov 2018 description

Four years after the launch of a decade-long campaign to eradicate statelessness globally, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, called today on states to take faster and more resolute action to help meet the campaign goal.

12 Nov 2018 description
report African Union

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
report CARE

La France organise, du 11 au 13 novembre, le 1er Forum de Paris sur la Paix. Cet événement vise à démontrer que la coopération internationale est essentielle pour relever les défis politiques, environnementaux, économiques et sociaux à l’échelle mondiale et assurer une paix durable. Il va réunir une cinquantaine d’États, et des représentant.e.s d’organisations internationales, d’ONG et d’entreprises. Philippe Lévêque, notre directeur, décrypte les enjeux de ce sommet.

Que peut-on attendre de ce Forum sur la Paix ?

09 Nov 2018 description

The IFRC’s Minimum standards for protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) in emergencies is now its second edition. This edition is the result of three years of testing, revision and feedback from protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) and sectoral specialists, based on use in the field by Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers in many different humanitarian operations. In addition to new chapters (such as cash-based interventions), there is a stronger focus on sexual and gender-based violence and disability inclusion.

07 Nov 2018 description
report UN News Service

Al celebrar los 70 años de sus operaciones de paz, la ONU subrayó la necesidad de lograr una paridad de género en los componentes policíacos de estas misiones para aumentar la eficacia del trabajo y servir mejor a la población de los países donde se encuentren desplegadas.

04 Nov 2018 description
report Oxfam

Summary

70 civil wars. 68.5 million people displaced. 730 million in extreme poverty. One person driven from their home every two seconds. For too many people around the world, life is characterized by unimaginable hardship, vulnerability and insecurity. Humanitarian crises are hard for everyone, though particularly difficult for women and girls. They face increased risk of violence, exhausting workloads to ensure their families survive and lack full control over decisions that affect the trajectories of their lives.

01 Nov 2018 description

VIENNA, 31 October 2018 – A special session of the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation, held under the Forum’s Swedish Chair, today marked the 18th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security – a landmark document, speakers said, which stresses the importance of full and equal participation of women and men in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security.

31 Oct 2018 description

In many of the world’s most intransigent conflicts, women are mobilized to address the most urgent issues in their communities. Syrian women are negotiating humanitarian relief at the local level and are in the top ranks of the Syrian opposition negotiating team. Women in Central African Republic mediate between local armed groups. Former Central African Republic head of state Madame Catherine Samba-Panza co-chairs a senior level network of African women mediators.

31 Oct 2018 description
report UN Women

Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

“We young people, individually and collectively are a piece of peace”, said Lynrose Jane Dumandan Genon, a representative of the Young Women for Peace and Leadership programme of the Global Network for Women Peacebuilders in the Philippines, speaking at a side event in New York on 25 October, on the sidelines of the annual UN Security Council Open Debate on women, peace and security. “We do our part in making peace happen in whatever community we are in; we bring our little pieces together to create a bigger impact,” she added.

31 Oct 2018 description
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Governments and aid groups must do more to stop millions being “left behind”.

Millions of people living in crisis may not be receiving the humanitarian assistance they desperately need, a new report from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned today.

The 2018 World Disasters Report says that the fact that millions of people are being left out cannot simply be attributed to a lack of funding for humanitarian action.

Elhadj As Sy, IFRC Secretary General, said:

26 Oct 2018 description

Violence affects one in three women in their lifetime. Globally, women with disabilities are ten times more likely to experience sexual violence. Over the next three weeks, Humanity & Inclusion will address the violence against women with disabilities at the 71st session of the Committee[1] on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, organized by the United Nations in Geneva from October 22 through November 9.

25 years of work

25 Oct 2018 description
report UN News Service

En los últimos casi 30 años, las mujeres solo han constituido el 2% de los mediadores, el 8% de los negociadores, y el 5% de los testigos y signatarios de todos los procesos de paz. Sin embargo, cuando están presentes en la negociación, la posibilidad de que el acuerdo dure más de quince años aumenta en un 35%. La ONU hace sonar la alarma sobre la marginalización política extrema de las mujeres.

25 Oct 2018 description

SG/SM/19316-SC/13555-WOM/2160

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council open debate on women, peace and security: “Promoting the Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda and Sustaining Peace through Women’s Political and Economic Empowerment”, in New York today:

Doy las gracias a la Presidencia de Bolivia por darnos la oportunidad de abordar esta importante cuestión que es la implementación de la agenda sobre las mujeres y la paz y la seguridad mediante el empoderamiento político y económico de las mujeres.