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18 Oct 2018 description

Third Global Conference on Health and Climate Change: Special Focus on Small Island Developing States, concluded on Wednesday with an Action Plan to be implemented in the Region

Washington, D.C., October 18 2018 (PAHO / WHO) — Ministers from across the Region of the Caribbean have agreed on an Action Plan to ensure that the health of those living in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is protected and prioritized within the global climate change agenda.

18 Oct 2018 description

Faced with the resurgence of all too familiar migration-management challenges, the European Union has a habit of returning to a familiar set of policy proposals. European policymakers have again raised the idea of shifting the processing of asylum seekers and irregular migrants outside EU borders, with some proposals floated this summer describing the creation of “disembarkation platforms” in North Africa to deal with those intercepted while crossing the Mediterranean.

18 Oct 2018 description

The Taliban could be a spoiler, but a successful election can set the course for credible presidential polls and advance the peace process.

By: Scott Worden; Belquis Ahmadi

18 Oct 2018 description

by Michael Taylor | @MickSTaylor | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 18 October 2018 11:00 GMT

By Michael Taylor

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Weeks after a powerful 2016 earthquake sent glass and masonry toppling from buildings in New Zealand's capital, work began on how the "lifelines of the city", such as water supplies, could be protected in the event of a similar or bigger disaster.

18 Oct 2018 description
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CHILD TRAFFICKING: WHO ARE THE VICTIMS AND THE CRIMINAL NETWORKS TRAFFICKING THEM IN AND INTO THE EU 18 October 2018

New Europol report on child trafficking provides up-to-date intelligence picture on criminal phenomenon One of the most serious aspects of this phenomenon is the role of the family, with Europol receiving regular notifications of children being sold to criminal networks by their families. In some cases they engage directly in the trafficking and exploitation of their own children.

18 Oct 2018 description

When the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation–Tajikistan began its work in late 1996, the country was in the final months of a five-year civil war that ultimately left tens of thousands of people dead, and displaced over a million people from their homes. Against this grim background, the foundation’s initial goals were of necessity modest—to create space for debate in a country where social and political life had been turned upside down by the collapse of Soviet Communism and the ensuing bitter civil conflict.

18 Oct 2018 description

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18 Oct 2018 description

The response to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has seen significant improvements over the past weeks, including strong performances by field teams conducting vaccinations, and improved community engagement and risk communication in priority areas. However, as new cases continue to emerge from Beni and appear closer to security ‘red zones’, it is clear that risks remain and that strong response measures need to be prioritized.

18 Oct 2018 description
  • World Polio Day is coming up on 24 October: join partners around the world in making this year’s World Polio Day a success.
  • Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: Afghanistan – one wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case and five WPV1-positive environmental samples; Pakistan – two WPV1-positive environmental samples; Niger – three circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases; Somalia – one cVDPV type 3 case; and, Papua New Guinea – three cVDPV type 1 cases. See country-specific sections below for further details.
18 Oct 2018 description

Con una inversión de 6 mil millones de pesos, anunciada por el presidente de la República, Iván Duque, avanzará la reparación integral para la población del corregimiento de Fraguas (conocido como Machuca), en el municipio de Segovia, afectada hace 20 años por el incendio que produjo la voladura del oleoducto, a manos de la guerrilla del ELN, que dejó 84 personas muertas.

18 Oct 2018 description

La Vicepresidenta de la República, Compañera Rosario Murillo, reiteró que se mantiene la Alerta Roja en los departamentos Matagalpa, Nueva Segovia, Chinandega, León, Managua, Jinotega, Boaco, Granada, las regiones autónomas del Caribe y El Triángulo Minero.

18 Oct 2018 description

En Colombia, la UNESCO y el Banco Mundial están llevando a cabo una prometedora iniciativa conjunta para fomentar un acceso más eficaz a la información sobre los derechos de las víctimas mediante la creación y fortalecimiento de capacidades de las principales partes interesadas en la gestión de las comunicaciones conexas.

18 Oct 2018 description

A promising joint endeavor by UNESCO and World Bank is underway in Colombia to foster more effective access to information on victims’ rights through the capacity building of key pilot stakeholders responsible for managing related communications.