Child labourers flag abuse and sexual violence as biggest fears in work
Children working throughout the world have listed verbal, physical and sexual abuse as what they feared the most about their jobs, in a comprehensive new study carried out by Terre des Hommes and German child rights organisation Kindernothilfe.
Bonn, November 7, 2017 – The vulnerability of countries worldwide to extreme natural events has declined. On average, people are better prepared for natural hazards such as cyclones or earthquakes than they were five years ago. This is the outcome of a five-year analysis of the WorldRiskIndex. Today, Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft presents its new WorldRiskReport at the COP 23 Climate Conference in Bonn.
The World Risk Report 2016 analyses the role that infrastructure plays in shaping a country’s disaster risk. The World Risk Index, calculated by the University of Stuttgart, is an integral part of the report as it ranks 171 countries according to their risk of becoming a victim of a disaster as a result of natural hazards such as floods, cyclones, or earthquakes.
In fact, the World Risk Index intends to give answers to the following questions:
How likely is an extreme natural event, and will it affect people?
Five years into a conflict that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, conditions confronting civilians in Syria continue to deteriorate, particularly for children and youth. Warring parties continue to violate UN Security Council resolutions and international humanitarian law by deliberately and wantonly attacking civilians and civilian infrastructure, including homes, markets, schools and hospitals leaving a deadly legacy of Unexploded Ordnance.
Pour la première fois depuis l'approbation de la Convention relative aux droits de l'enfant, les Nations Unies ont adopté en assemblée générale hier soir un droit de plainte international. Vous trouvez ici la déclaration conjointe des organisations non gouvernementales saluant le nouveau protocole facultatif.