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20 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Stranger Things star appointed on World Children’s Day, when children around the world unite for their rights and ‘take-over’ key roles in government, entertainment and business Video and photos (updated throughout Tuesday 20 November) can be downloaded here

19 Nov 2018 description
report UN News Service

La Alianza de Civilizaciones es fundamental para la paz y el desarrollo en un momento en el que vemos el resurgimiento de las organizaciones neonazis, la xenofobia, el antisemitismo, la homofobia o la violencia contra la mujer, ha destacado el Secretario General de la ONU.

Para António Guterres, la Alianza de Civilizaciones de las Naciones Unidas no es una iniciativa para “sentirnos bien”, sino que es “fundamental para la paz, la seguridad, el desarrollo sostenible y para el mundo que necesitamos construir”.

19 Nov 2018 description

SG/SM/19352-OBV/1838-WOM/2161
19 NOVEMBER 2018

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed on 25 November:

I am very pleased to be with you to discuss this essential topic.

Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic. It is a moral affront to all women and girls and to us all, a mark of shame on all our societies, and a major obstacle to inclusive, equitable and sustainable development.

19 Nov 2018 description

Child marriage in West and Central Africa is one of the biggest challenges in the region and has enormous adverse effects on education, health, including sexual and reproductive health, and on the overall development of adolescents and youth. This brochure provides recent data and analysis of child marriage in the region.

19 Nov 2018 description

Habitat passes 22 million people served in record-setting year providing affordable housing solutions around the world

The nonprofit’s 2018 annual report highlights impact in the U.S. and in more than 70 other countries

19 Nov 2018 description

by Yves Daccord
19 November 2018

When humanitarians take stock of the lessons of 2018 and the priorities going forward, there will surely be unanimity on at least one point: the ‘humanitarian #MeToo’ crisis that erupted following media revelations about the conduct of some Oxfam staff in Haiti in February has shaken the sector to its core.

19 Nov 2018 description
report UN Women

This year’s UN theme, “Orange the World: #HearMeToo” will amplify voices, bringing many more actions and solutions forward during “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence”

19 Nov 2018 description

Los miembros del parlamento cumplen una labor decisiva a la hora de asegurar que el derecho internacional humanitario (DIH) se aplique adecuadamente en el marco del sistema jurídico nacional. Los parlamentarios desempeñan un papel especial en la adaptación de la legislación nacional para dar efecto a las obligaciones internacionales de un Estado. A través de sus responsabilidades de supervisión, los parlamentos y los parlamentarios pueden velar por que las fuerzas militares y de seguridad reciban una formación apropiada en DIH.

19 Nov 2018 description

Members of parliament are instrumental in ensuring that international humanitarian law (IHL) is properly implemented under their domestic legal system. Parliamentarians play a unique role in adapting national legislation to give effect to a State's international obligations. Through their oversight responsibilities, parliaments and parliamentarians can ensure that the military and security forces are properly trained and knowledgeable on IHL. Through their leadership and advocacy, they can also raise greater awareness of IHL among the public.

19 Nov 2018 description

De acuerdo con el nuevo Informe mundial sobre el paludismo 2018, la reducción en el número de enfermos en el mundo se ha estancado tras varios años de disminución. Para volver a reducir los casos y las defunciones por paludismo, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y sus asociados se han sumado a una nueva iniciativa, dirigida por los países y puesta en marcha hoy, con el fin de intensificar su prevención y su tratamiento y aumentar la inversión para proteger de esta mortífera enfermedad a las personas vulnerables.

19 Nov 2018 description
report The Global Fund

19 November 2018

MAPUTO, Mozambique – The Global Fund joined partners at the launch of the World Malaria Report 2018 with a call to increase investments and renew efforts to accelerate progress in the fight against malaria in high burden countries.

The report by WHO shows that after more than a decade of unprecedented decline of malaria, reductions have stalled and, in some countries, the disease is on the rise.

19 Nov 2018 description
report Oxfam
  • La diarrea, provocada por la falta de saneamiento, higiene y agua potable, causa el 40% de las muertes infantiles en una emergencia.
  • Casi la mitad de ellas se evitarían solo con lavarse las manos con agua y jabón La organización ha desarrollado proyectos innovadores como los “tiger toilets” o el “Urine-tricity” para dar respuesta a la falta de saneamiento y agua potable en contextos de emergencia.
19 Nov 2018 description

Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World malaria report 2018. To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on track, WHO and partners are joining a new country-led response, launched today, to scale up prevention and treatment, and increased investment, to protect vulnerable people from the deadly disease.

19 Nov 2018 description

Georgina Kemp and Bruce Currie-Alder of IDRC reflect on forthcoming opportunities and challenges for the newly-launched Global Commission on Adaptation.

19 Nov 2018 description

This year's report shows that after an unprecedented period of success in global malaria control, progress has stalled. Data from 2015–2017 highlight that no significant progress in reducing global malaria cases was made in this period. There were an estimated 219 million cases and 435 000 related deaths in 2017.

The World Malaria Report 2018 draws on data from 91 countries and areas with ongoing malaria transmission. The information is supplemented by data from national household surveys and databases held by other organizations.

19 Nov 2018 description
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Children Often Suffer the Most from Disasters

Berlin, November 19, 2018 – Children are particularly at risk of physical injury and death during disaster resulting from extreme natural events such as earthquakes and cyclones. That’s one of the key findings of the WorldRiskReport 2018 with a focus on “Child Protection and Children’s Rights.” The report was released today, one day before Universal Children’s Day, by Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft and the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) of Ruhr University Bochum.

19 Nov 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 18 Nov 2018): 22,450
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 18 Nov 2017): 114,550

Total arrivals 1 Nov - 18 Nov 2018 495
Total arrivals 1 Nov - 18 Nov 2017 3,153

Average daily arrivals in November 2018 so far: 28 Average daily arrivals in October 2018: 32

Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 18 Nov) 1,252
Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 18 Nov) 2,055

Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med (as of 18 Nov) 2,814
Dead and missing in 2017 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 18 Nov) 3,013

19 Nov 2018 description

Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 12 November 2018

19 Nov 2018 description

Wars, persecution and other violence have uprooted a record 68.5 million people, according to the U.N. refugee agency

By Emma Batha

LONDON, Nov 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Companies could help refugees rebuild their lives by paying them to boost artificial intelligence (AI) using their phones and giving them digital skills, a tech non-profit said on Thursday.

REFUNITE has developed an app, LevelApp, which is being piloted in Uganda to allow people who have been uprooted by conflict to earn instant money by "training" algorithms for AI.