This report analyses data collected from refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants currently living in the Austrian states of Burgenland, Carinthia, Lower Austria, Salzburg, Styria, Tyrol, Upper Austria, and Vorarlberg.
Adesina rallies support for technologically driven agriculture in Africa
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative – a knowledge- and innovation-based response to the recognized need to scaling up proven technologies across Africa.
Already, 25 African countries have written letters to the AfDB confirming their interest and readiness to participate in TAAT, and help transform their agriculture.
As of August 2017, some 69,174 refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants were in situations of limbo across Greece and the Western Balkans. Their wait – for refugee status determination, relocation, family reunification or some other way to reach protection in their planned destinations across central and northern Europe – is characterised by limited information, uncertainty about the future and a growing sense of hopelessness.
Assemblée générale Troisième Commission
Soixante-douzième session, 24e & 25e séances – matin & après-midi
Il faudra un changement radical pour remédier à ce problème, selon le Directeur général de la FAO
20 octobre 2017, Valence - «Les villes peuvent et devraient jouer un rôle important vis-à-vis du «changement radical» nécessaire pour remédier aux problèmes de la faim, de la malnutrition et du gaspillage alimentaire», a déclaré aujourd'hui M. José Graziano da Silva, Directeur général de la FAO, aux maires et représentants de plus de 150 villes du monde entier présents dans la ville espagnole.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY THIRD COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION, 24TH & 25TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)
The number of internally displaced persons had doubled to 40.3 million since 2000, and in many cases they had been forced to flee their homes by conflict and violence, the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today.
A study from 2011 estimates that 18% of girls and 8% of boys worldwide have experienced sexual abuse. This constitutes a major public health problem. Health providers, in many cases, are the first line of response for victims of sexual violence. It is crucial that they are trained to help survivors in the best way possible: empathetically, respectfully, and according to their needs.
Since the onset of the current phase of the South Sudan conflict in December 2013, nearly 3 million people have been displaced. Two million people have fled to neighbouring countries, and another 1.9 million others remain internally displaced. The ongoing conflict in South Sudan, combined with increasing food insecurity, as well as economic crisis, are contributing to heightened protection risks for children.
In recent weeks, allegations have surfaced that Italy has been paying armed groups in Libya to cease smuggling migrants into the country. Some estimate that the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean into Italy has reduced by half compared to the same time period last year. At the heart of the issue is a governance vacuum that allows armed groups to control the flow of migrants in and out of Libya, presenting a unique challenge for governments in North and West Africa and EU policymakers.
Trends and Key Figures
Vienna, 20 October 2017 – In times of interconnected challenges to security, such as emergency situations, violent extremism or large movements of people fleeing conflict, the fight to end human trafficking requires a flexible, creative and system-wide approach involving governments, the private sector, civil society and international organizations, stressed participants at today’s conference on Human Trafficking in Conflict and Crisis Situations.
El nuevo centro permitirá una respuesta más informada y sostenible para el desplazamiento forzado, respaldando un enfoque coordinado del desarrollo humanitario.
WASHINGTON, Estados Unidos, 20 de octubre de 2017 (ACNUR) - El Grupo del Banco Mundial (GBM) y el Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados (ACNUR) unen sus fuerzas para establecer un centro de datos conjunto sobre desplazamiento forzado, con el fin de mejorar las estadísticas sobre refugiados, otras personas desplazadas y comunidades de acogida.
WASHINGTON, October 20, 2017 – The World Bank Group (WBG) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are joining forces to establish a joint data centre on forced displacement to greatly improve statistics on refugees, other displaced people and host communities.
Lexique destiné aux personnes travaillant dans des environnements contaminés par des engins explosifs improvisés
625 Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2018 southern hemisphere influenza season
633 Zoonotic influenza viruses: antigenic and genetic characteristics and development of candidate vaccine viruses for pandemic preparedness
625 Composition recommandée des vaccins antigrippaux pour la saison grippale 2018 dans l’hémisphère Sud
FAO Director-General to mayors from around the world: "A radical change is needed to address the problem"
20 October 2017, Valencia - Cities can and should play a crucial role in the “radical change” needed to address the problem of hunger, malnutrition and food waste, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today to mayors and representatives of more than 150 cities from around the world gathered in this Spanish city.
This Resilience Scan summarises writing and debates in the field of resilience during the second quarter of 2017. It comprises an 'expert view' on some of the emerging issues for transboundary adaptation, an analysis of blogs from the past six months, and summaries of high-impact grey literature and academic journal articles. The final chapter synthesises the insights from literature in terms of five characteristics of resilience: awareness, diversity, self-regulation, integration and adaptiveness.