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12 Dec 2017 description

Estas entregas se llevaron a cabo en el marco de la Feria de Servicios de la Estrategia de Reparación Integral Convivencia y Paz, liderada por la Unidad para las Víctimas.

MESETAS

En Mesetas, la Unidad para las Víctimas realizó la entrega de indemnizaciones administrativas a 279 personas afectadas por el conflicto armado en esta región del país, por un valor superior a $1.244 millones.

12 Dec 2017 description

Ciudad de México/Washington, D.C. – El Mecanismo Especial de Seguimiento a la medida cautelar otorgada en favor de los estudiantes de la escuela rural “Raúl Isidro Burgos” de Ayotzinapa (MC 409/14) y a las recomendaciones del Grupo Interdisciplinario de Expertos Independientes (GIEI) llevó a cabo su cuarta visita oficial a México entre el 27 y 28 de noviembre de 2017.

12 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Bogotá, D. C., 12 de diciembre 2017. Alcaldes y autoridades étnicas, entre indígenas y afrocolombianas, firmaron el Pacto por la no violencia contra la niñez, como parte de la estrategia Territorios Amigos de la Niñez (TAN), de la cual además se hizo pública la imagen oficial.

12 Dec 2017 description

Indian veterinarians have carried out a special camp to help local farmers and cattle breeders prevent disease and raise healthy livestock in Malakal, northern South Sudan.

The veterinarians, serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, have been running similar camps across the region and noticed during patrols to Malakal town that many animals required urgent medical assistance.

12 Dec 2017 description

En siete municipios nariñenses, 870 familias víctimas del conflicto se benefician con proyectos productivos y apoyo psicosocial por parte de la Unidad para las Víctimas.

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La Dirección Territorial Nariño, de la Unidad para las Víctimas, celebró tres convenios interadministrativos con siete municipio del departamento encaminados a desarrollar proyectos productivos, seguridad alimentaria y acompañamiento psicosocial que beneficia a 870 familias de distintos municipios del sur del país.

12 Dec 2017 description

Opening a key meeting in Geneva, Filippo Grandi said the UN Refugee Agency’s mission is more urgent than ever.

GENEVA – One year on from the world pledging to work together to improve its response to refugee situations, the tragedy of forced displacement has deepened, the head of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, declared today.

12 Dec 2017 description

Inaction Will Enable Further Abuse of Vulnerable Rohingya

(New York) – The United Nations Security Council should take prompt, concerted, and effective international action to respond to Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis, Human Rights Watch and 80 other nongovernmental organizations said today in a joint appeal to the council.

12 Dec 2017 description

GINEBRA (12 de diciembre de 2017) – El progreso en el sector social en Venezuela y Ecuador, compatible con el Pacto relativo a los Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales, debe conocerse y ser reconocido de forma más general, declaró un experto en derechos humanos de las NU.

12 Dec 2017 description

GENEVA (12 December 2017) – Progress in the social sector in Venezuela and Ecuador, consistent with the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, should be more generally known and recognized, a UN human rights expert has said.

12 Dec 2017 description

La medida se debe tras la alerta verde emitida ayer por el Sinaproc en la comarca Ngäbe Buglé, Chiriquí, Veraguas y Bocas del Toro

Producto del mal tiempo que se registra en el país , el Ministerio de Educación (Meduca) anunció la suspensión de clases para este lunes 11 y martes 12 de diciembre en las áreas de la comarca Ngäbe Buglé, tierras altas, Boquete, Bocas del Toro y la zona note de Veraguas.

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12 Dec 2017 description

Recommendations for further interventions in Pakistan and Afghanistan as progress towards polio eradication is put under the microscope.

12 Dec 2017 description

3.5 million people in Kenya were identified by the Ministry of Water and Irrigation in June 2017 as urgently requiring safe drinking water. Universal access to clean and safe drinking water and basic sanitation systems are key to achieving socio-economic transformation in countries, such as Kenya.

Access to clean water and sanitation can significantly reduce maternal and infant deaths. Safe drinking water and well-developed sewage services reduce the growing spread of communicable diseases, as well as increasing school enrolments and the productivity of working adults.

12 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Jóvenes de Ciego de Ávila participan en la recuperación de viviendas en las zonas más afectadas de la provincia, después del paso del huracán Irma

CIEGO DE AVILA.— El Contingente Juvenil Ernesto Che Guevara, integrado inicialmente por 100 estudiantes de la Universidad Máximo Gómez Báez, se encuentra en las comunidades de Punta Alegre y Máximo Gómez en apoyo a la recuperación de viviendas, en una de las zonas más afectadas de la provincia tras el paso del huracán Irma.

12 Dec 2017 description
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European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 12 December 2017

The Commission adopted a new €10.9 million health programme which will support Libyan people to get better access to healthcare.

The EU-funded action will directly benefit the Libyan population and improve their access to healthcare. Measures will include assistance to maternal and new-born health, trainings for future nurse and midwifery and the establishment of a national prevention strategy at primary health care level countrywide.

12 Dec 2017 description
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Recommendation for a Council Decision

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 12 December 2017

The European Commission has today presented a recommendation to the Council, including a proposal for negotiating directives. This is an important milestone towards opening negotiations with the countries of the Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP).

12 Dec 2017 description

SARAJEVO, 12 December 2017 – The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina marked the successful completion of the War Crimes Capacity Building Project at a ceremony in Sarajevo today. The project was a part of the OSCE Mission’s long-standing support to the development of the judiciary and its capacity to process war crimes cases.

12 Dec 2017 description

Polio survivors in Burkina Faso are reaching their full potential thanks to Rotary support

Outside a sandy coloured building in a village in Burkina Faso, a young girl on crutches is making her way out onto the street. In front of her home is a new wheelchair – child-sized, brightly painted and specially adapted to the unpaved streets of her neighbourhood.

12 Dec 2017 description

Ginebra – El número de familias separadas a raíz de conflictos, violencia y desastres naturales se ha mantenido alto en los últimos cinco años, según datos del Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR). Los nuevos casos de personas que se han puesto en contacto con la Institución para intentar reunirse con familiares han aumentado en casi un noventa por ciento en este periodo (2012-2016). En efecto, se tramitaron 18.000 nuevos casos solo en el último año.

12 Dec 2017 description

In the context of US President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, 8 December 2017 bore witness to the Israeli military’s use of excessive force against Palestinian protestors, including children and young protestors, during protests. Across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), crowds of protestors demonstrated against the US recognition of Jerusalem, including occupied Palestinian East Jerusalem, as the capital of Israel, and the support of Israel’s unlawful policies in Jerusalem that the move represents.

12 Dec 2017 description

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 — Cases of cholera may have declined in Yemen, but the ongoing war and blockade are now creating a new threat to public health, as a suspected diphtheria outbreak takes hold.

By 4 December, 318 suspected cases of diphtheria and 28 deaths had been reported in 15 of Yemen’s 20 governorates. Half the suspected cases are children between the ages of 5 and 14, and nearly 95% of deaths are children under 15. Nearly 70% of all suspected cases are in Ibb governorate.