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14 Sep 2018 description

AFTERNOON

GENEVA (14 September 2018) - The Human Rights Council this afternoon continued its general debate on the promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development.

14 Sep 2018 description

MORNING

Hears from the President of the Economic and Social Council, and the Working Group on the Right to Development, and Concludes the Interactive Dialogue on Truth, Justice and Reparation, and the Prevention of Genocide

30 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

  • The number of rigorous studies on WASH promotion in households, schools and communities has increased substantially.

  • Very few rigorous studies exist on WASH promotion in medical facilities.

  • Many new studies evaluate previously under-researched approaches, such as community-led total sanitation, and measure important sector outcomes, including school attendance and reducing open defecation.

30 Aug 2018 description
report CHS Alliance

Anyone who has worked in a humanitarian context knows how intricate it is to fully understand the complexity of affected people's needs. Who are the most vulnerable people? What do they need most urgently? This is why Islamic Relief Worldwide turned to ‘intersectionality’, a theory that enables them to analyse and address the intersection of various social disadvantages that result in inequitable access to social services and accumulated vulnerability.

29 Aug 2018 description

SUVA, 28 August 2018 – Today, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and The Pacific Community (SPC) announced a new partnership to support the strengthening of data collection and data analysis to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children, women and people with disabilities across the Pacific islands and territories.

The collection and dissemination of reliable data of children and women worldwide is vital to identify and plan for their needs and to inform policies.

21 Aug 2018 description

For Immediate Release
Monday, August 20, 2018 Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC
August 20, 2018

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Good morning, everyone. Thank you, Dan, for that kind introduction and thanks to all of you for being here to help mark this very important occasion.

20 Aug 2018 description

With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, UN Member States pledged to ensure “no one will be left behind” and to “endeavour to reach the furthest behind first”.

This paper advances a framework that governments and stakeholders can use to act on their pledge in a way that enables and accelerates progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also seeks to inform the manner in which UNDP works with countries to implement the 2030 Agenda.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

Por Carmen Arroyo y Emily Thampoe

NACIONES UNIDAS, 17 ago 2018 (IPS) - Los niños y las niñas con discapacidad tienen cuatro veces más probabilidades de sufrir episodios violentos, y ellas se llevan la peor parte, alerta el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (Unicef).

“Están entre los sectores más marginados de la sociedad. Y si esta sigue viendo antes la discapacidad que al niño, el riesgo de exclusión y de discriminación permanece”, explicó Georgina Thompson, consultora de Unicef, en diálogo con IPS.

17 Aug 2018 description

Years of conflict and humanitarian crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic and eastern Ukraine have had a dramatic impact on health systems in these countries, as well as in places like Turkey – now home to millions of Syrian refugees. Health workers are often on the frontline of escalating hostilities, as they strive to continue delivering medical care amid horrific conditions.

17 Aug 2018 description

Press releases, 17.8.2018 World Humanitarian Day 19 August highlights civilians' dire situation

The World Humanitarian Day will be held next Sunday, 19 August. This year, special attention will be called to the difficult situation of civilians affected by acute conflicts in, for example Syria, Yemen, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Contrary to the rules of international law, millions of people fall targets of hostilities: civilians are targeted, hospitals and schools are looted and destroyed, and people do not get emergency relief.

13 Aug 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Carmen Arroyo and Emily Thampoe

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 13 2018 (IPS) - Children with disabilities are up to four times more likely to experience violence, with girls being the most at risk, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund.

“Children with disabilities are among the most marginalised groups in society. If society continues to see the disability before it sees the child, the risk of exclusion and discrimination remains,” Georgina Thompson, a media consultant for UNICEF, told IPS.

13 Aug 2018 description

2,550 people arrived by sea and 1,500 by land this month. Arrivals this year are double those of 2017.
The Government is increasing accommodation for asylumseekers in camps but the needs surpass these efforts. Island centres remain extremely overcrowded in Lesvos, Chios and Samos where many children, pregnant women and other vulnerable people live in difficult conditions and makeshift shelter.

02 Aug 2018 description

Over 117,300 asylum claims filed in the first six months of 2018, surpassing the 2017 year-end figure. Peru has become the first country of asylum for Venezuelans.

Context

31 Jul 2018 description

Londres – En soutenant qu'un monde libre de toute discrimination était possible, le chef du PNUD, Achim Steiner, a exhorté les pays à travailler ensemble pour garantir l'égalité des droits pour les personnes handicapées.

27 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• During the first half of 2018, over 64,000 girls and boys received psychosocial support through community and school-based Child Friendly Spaces. UNICEF is working to scale-up its programme of mainstreaming of psychosocial services and violence prevention in schools to build the resilience and wellbeing of the most vulnerable children.

27 Jul 2018 description

Introduction

Disasters have a disproportionate impact on people with disabilities, who are at higher risk of death, injury and loss of property. Although the rights and needs of people with disabilities in disasters are increasingly being addressed through policies, standards and guidelines, much more needs to be done to remove the barriers to their inclusion in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and response.

25 Jul 2018 description

INTRODUCTION

Around the world, more than 1 billion women and men and boys and girls are living with some form of disability.

Although most people will experience disability at some point in their lives, understanding the meaning of disability and its impact on the ability of each individual to be active participants in social, economic, sociocultural, and political life remains a challenge.

25 Jul 2018 description

Leonard Cheshire and the Department for International Development (DFID) will launch a data portal at the Global Disability Summit on 24 July.

Inconsistent or poor-quality data has long hampered the progress of development efforts to improve the lives of people with disabilities. TheLeonard Cheshire Disability Portal will in provide detailed information related to a range of specific disabilities.