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24 Sep 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11952

General Assembly Plenary
Seventy-second Session, 19th to 22nd Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Small Island States Concerned about Access to Financial Markets, Illegal Fishing

Security, human rights and international law took centre stage at the General Assembly today, with States diverging over how best to preserve their stability in the face of existential threats, as the 193-member body entered the fifth day of its annual high-level debate.

24 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

Edward Yeranian

CAIRO — Teachers and volunteers in Egypt are using a mixture of patience and kindness to educate refugee children from nearly a dozen African countries. International organizations like the UNHCR, local and international NGOs, and church groups also contribute in the struggle to educate the children.

Most of the children have the same aspirations as other young people the world over, but they also face obstacles that children elsewhere do not.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Earthquake toll rises to at least 305 deaths and more than 2,600 injuries; majority recorded in Mexico City

  • DART, including USAR specialists, supports coordination and emergency interventions in affected areas

  • GoM reports sufficient health response capacity, with 98 percent of health facilities in Mexico City operating normally

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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The Government of Bangladesh reaffirmed its commitment to fully implement the Chittagong Hill Tract Peace Accord, 1997, by inaugurating a new project “Strengthening Inclusive Development in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (SID-CHT)” that will be implemented with support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with USAID and Danida. The new development project that will be implemented in the next five years is focusing on sustainable and inclusive development of the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

24 Sep 2017 description

NEW YORK, 22 September 2017- The Secretariats of ASEAN and the United Nations, acknowledged the strong cooperation and collaboration between both organizations at their annual meeting held at the UN Headquarters yesterday.

This annual Secretariat-to-Secretariat Meeting was established in March 2011 as a formal mechanism to consolidate and strengthen ASEAN-UN relations, review projects and activities and decide on new areas of cooperation and collaboration.

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Ha Noi, 20 September 2017 - The comprehensive campaign on tsunami awareness and disaster prevention in schools was launched today in Cau Giay High school in Hanoi.

The campaign “Schools of Son Tinh” combines education programmes, tsunami and disasters drills, and awareness raising activities in selected schools across Viet Nam.

It is being conducted by the Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA), Ministry of Agriculture and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with support from the Government of Japan.

24 Sep 2017 description
report The Global Fund

Le partenariat du Fonds mondial a sauvé 22 millions de vies

GENÈVE – Selon un rapport publié aujourd’hui, les programmes soutenus par le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme ont sauvé 22 millions de vies. Ce document donne à voir une forte hausse du nombre de personnes qui reçoivent un traitement contre le VIH, qui ont eu un diagnostic et suivent un traitement contre la tuberculose et qui ont une moustiquaire imprégnée d’insecticide destinée à prévenir le paludisme.

24 Sep 2017 description
report World Bank

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announces US$200 million pledge to the GFF to scale up life-saving services—the first of investors’ expected contributions to GFF Trust Fund in the replenishment

24 Sep 2017 description
report ACTED

On 10th September, Mark Lowcock, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator and the Head of OCHA , have been on the N'Gagam (Diffa, Niger) displaced persons site. The N'Gagam site is housing 15,000 people fleeing violence in the region.

24 Sep 2017 description
report ACTED

ACTED and its partners People in Need and Helvetas, all part of the Alliance2015 consortium in Sri Lanka, have successfully completed a cash distribution project on the 13th of September, as planned. This three-month project was aimed at supporting the early recovery for the most vulnerable households affected by floods and landslides that hit the country in the end of May 2017.

23 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

Puerto Rico's governor met Saturday with mayors from around the U.S. island territory ravaged this week by Hurricane Maria and discussed urgent needs of their communities, some of which are still threatened by a failing dam.

Governor Ricardo Rossello said Saturday on Twitter that he had seen the damage to the Guajataca Dam, which was overwhelmed by floodwaters after Maria's onslaught. He tweeted, "We reinforce our request that people leave the area as soon as possible."

23 Sep 2017 description

Arrangements are being made to have doctors and nurses from Barbados travel to Dominica to provide much-needed assistance.

This is according to Dr. Brian Charles, who is in Dominica to provide primary assessments for the health care services and the hospital there, and to work alongside the Barbadian military personnel. Dominica remains in a state of emergency after it was devastated by a category five Hurricane Maria on September 18.

23 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

23 septembre 2017 – A la tribune de l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies, le Ministre des affaires étrangères du Tchad, Hissein Brahim Taha, a regretté samedi que les pays en voie de développement continuent de faire les frais de la crise économique et s'est inquiété de la dégradation sécuritaire dans la région du Sahel.

23 Sep 2017 description

Les responsables du bureau en charge de la Conduite et Discipline de la Mission des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation en République Démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) ont formé 820 casques bleus Sud-africain sur la prévention de l’exploitation et des abus sexuels avant leur déploiement à la Mission de Maintien de la Paix en juin.

23 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

23 septembre 2017 – Le Président de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), Joseph Kabila, s'est félicité samedi d'une amélioration significative de la situation au Kasaï, une région du centre du pays en proie à des troubles depuis plus d'un an.

23 Sep 2017 description

« Le monde doit trouver les moyens de s’adapter aux changements en cours. Et nous aurons besoin pour cela des ressources considérables ». Ban-Ki Moon, Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies (1er janvier 2007 au 31 décembre 2016)

23 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

23 September 2017 – Pleading with all countries in the United Nations General Assembly – large and small, rich and poor – to come together to save our planet, the Prime Minister of Dominica, where the landscape, ravaged by back-to-back hurricanes “resembles a warzone,” said his and other islands in the Caribbean need help now to build their homelands back better.