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21 Sep 2018 description
report UN News Service

Le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) a signé cette semaine avec ARC (African Risk Capacity), une agence spécialisée de l'Union africaine, sa première police d’assurance contre les risques climatiques.

Cette police d'assurances appelée ARC Replica est conçue pour permettre aux organisations humanitaires d’acheter des polices d’assurance macro « complémentaires » contre les risques climatiques.

Les paiements sont déclenchés lorsque certains indices, tels que des précipitations faibles ou une végétation réduite, sont confirmés par des données satellitaires.

20 Sep 2018 description

Men and women often have different roles and responsibilities in society and therefore experience climate change impacts in different ways. This video shows what Colombia, Uganda and Viet Nam are doing to develop gender-responsive national adaptation plans for the agriculture sectors. This country-driven work is carried out under a global programme known as Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag), jointly coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

20 Sep 2018 description
report The Global Fund

• Tuberculosis is now the leading cause of death from infectious disease, with 1.3 million deaths per year, not including HIV co-infections.

• Globally, the rate of decline in TB incidence has been slow, at 2 percent per year from 2000 to 2016, mainly due to low case notification. An estimated 4.1 million people with TB have been missed every year and contribute to ongoing transmission. To achieve the milestones set in the End TB Strategy, we must accelerate the rate of reduction to 4-5 percent each year by 2020.

20 Sep 2018 description

Experts and practitioners on gender equality and migration discussed the challenges facing women migrants and good practices to promote their rights at a side event organized by the OSCE Gender Section during the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw on 18 September 2018.

The moderator of the side event, OSCE Senior Gender Adviser Amarsanaa Darisuren introduced the topic highlighting that the OSCE and international commitments provide a framework for non-discrimination and combating trafficking in human beings.

20 Sep 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Governments now have access to a large and growing range of financing instruments for rapidly mobilizing funds in the aftermath of a disaster. Instruments like reserve funds, contingent lines of credit, and insurance programs are critical for financing relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts, and they have a demonstrated impact on the ability of governments to manage large-scale disasters.

20 Sep 2018 description

In all areas of academic or practical work related to disaster risk, climate change and development more generally, community and its adjunct community-based have become the default terminology when referring to the local level or working ‘with the people’. The terms are applied extensively to highlight what is believed to be a people-centred, participatory, or grassroot-level approach. Today, despite, or because of, its inherent ambiguity, ‘community’ tends to be used almost inflationarily.

20 Sep 2018 description

Over the past decade, the number of wars has tripled and in 2016, more countries were experiencing violent conflict than at any time in nearly 30 years.

Wars can only be ended by the parties to the conflict and their supporters. An important part of ending war and restoring peace is the resolution of internal displacement caused by the conflict. And for that peace to last, internally displaced persons should participate in the process.

20 Sep 2018 description

Conflicts and climatic shocks aggravate current food insecurity in many countries

Some 39 countries in need of food assistance - FAO expects slightly lower global cereal production

20 September 2018, Rome - Persistent conflicts and climate-related shocks are currently driving high levels of severe food insecurity, particularly in Southern African and Near East countries, which continue to require humanitarian assistance, according to a new report published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today.

20 Sep 2018 description

57 leaders of faith and religious organisations, groups and communities, call for national governments and their leaders to ensure that internally displaced people get the help they need

20 Sep 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

EU should stop backing policy that confines people to Aegean islands

Todor Gardos, Researcher, Europe and Central Asia Division

Boat migration to Greece is no longer in the headlines but the crisis for asylum seekers on the Greek islands continues.

20 Sep 2018 description

L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) tire la sonnette d’alarme car, si le nombre de nouveaux cas de tuberculose et de décès a baissé l’année dernière, les pays ne se mobilisent pas suffisamment pour mettre fin à la tuberculose d’ici à 2030. On estime que les efforts mondiaux ont permis de sauver 54 millions de vies depuis 2000, toutefois la tuberculose reste la maladie infectieuse qui entraîne le plus de décès dans le monde.

20 Sep 2018 description

Executive Summary

This research report mainly builds on data collected between June and October 2017 through the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4Mi) including 1,062 surveys collected by 4Mi field monitors.

19 Sep 2018 description

As the stalemate continues over a common set of rules on asylum within the European Union, “externalizing,” “offshoring,” “outsourcing” and, most recently, “regionalizing” asylum and migration management in non–European Union countries remain on the agenda. So does offshoring actually work? This brief takes a comparative look at offshoring asylum and migration management in Australia, Spain, Tunisia, and the United States, and lessons learned for the European Union.

19 Sep 2018 description
report Pew Research Center

BY PHILLIP CONNOR

Three years after a record 1.3 million migrants sought asylum in Europe, a majority of people in several European countries say they support taking in refugees who are fleeing violence and war, according to a Pew Research Center survey. However, most people in these countries disapprove of the way the European Union has dealt with the refugee issue.

19 Sep 2018 description
report UN News Service

Esto ha denunciado una alta funcionaria de la oficina de derechos humanos de la ONU en una reunión sobre la situación de estos pueblos, que deben ser “urgentemente incluidos” en la Agenda 2030 de la ONU para el Desarrollo Sostenible.

“Los 370 millones de indígenas, repartidos por 70 países, son el vivo ejemplo de las personas más desamparadas, marginadas y olvidadas del mundo”, afirmó Kate Gilmore ante el Consejo de Derechos Humanos en Ginebra este miércoles, la número 2 de la oficina que preside Michelle Bachelet.

19 Sep 2018 description

1. Advocacy

For Watchlist advocacy, 2017 was marked by a rigorous and sustained campaign targeting the new UN Secretary-General to put children above politics. This follows several years of politicization of the Secretary-General’s annual report on children and armed conflict and its annexed list of child rights violators, including Saudi Arabia’s threat in 2016 to pull all UN funding if the Saudi-led coalition was not removed from the annexes.

Campaign to Ensure a Credible and Complete Listing of Child Rights Violators

19 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Los adolescentes en los países en situaciones de emergencia confrontan un futuro incierto, ya que 2 de cada 5 jóvenes de 15 a 17 años no han terminado la escuela primaria