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16 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

BONN, GERMANY, 15 November 2017 – Timoci Naulusala, 12, and Shalvi Shakshi, 10, together with their proud parents arrived in Bonn, Germany, this week to tell their stories of climate change impacts in Fiji, and how they coped with the devastation of Cyclone Winston. They are calling on world leaders to commit to climate action to protect their homes, and those of all Pacific Island children.

15 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Mala Silas

Mala Silas is a gender equality program officer with CARE International in Vanuatu.

PORT VILA, Vanuatu, Nov 15 2017 (IPS) - Here in Vanuatu, the ocean has been getting warmer and more acidic. Scientists are predicting that cyclone patterns will change, we’ll see heavier rainfalls, a wetter wet season and a drier dry season. We’re already seeing the sea rising six millimeters per year in the capital, Port Vila; higher than the global average.

10 Nov 2017 description

Executive Summary

Fiji is a small island nation in the South Pacific Ocean with a population of about 900,000.

The country has an area of 18,000 km2 spread over 332 islands, of which about 110 are inhabited. Most of the population lives on two large islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu (figure ES.1).

10 Nov 2017 description
report CARE

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO

Around the world, CARE celebrated its anniversary in 2016, remembering that day 70 years ago when the first CARE Packages arrived in Europe, bringing food and other essential survival supplies.

Today, a CARE Package looks very different.

06 Nov 2017 description
report Oxfam

El cambio climático ya está obligando a muchas personas a abandonar sus tierras y hogares, y está poniendo a muchas más en riesgo de tener que desplazarse en el futuro. La confluencia de tormentas de alta intensidad, sequías más intensas, el aumento del nivel del mar y otros impactos del cambio climático está agravando las vulnerabilidades existentes, además de incrementar la probabilidad de que se produzcan desplazamientos forzosos de poblaciones en el futuro.

06 Nov 2017 description
report Plan

Plan International participa en COP23, la conferencia de la ONU sobre cambio climático, del día 6 al 18 de noviembre, para que los gobiernos de todo el mundo hagan políticas y programas de adaptación al cambio climático enfocados en la infancia y género.

06 Nov 2017 description

The Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, opened in Bangkok this week with a call for governments in the region to take action through economic, social and environmental policies to safeguard the rights and interests of all migrants, high- and low-skilled workers alike.

02 Nov 2017 description

A first atlas on rural migration in sub-Saharan Africa

Development of rural areas can shape the future of migration

2 November, Rome – A first atlas to offer a better understanding of complex rural migration patterns in sub-Saharan Africa has been published today.

The atlas - Rural Africa in motion. Dynamics and drivers of migration south of the Sahara - also highlights the important role rural areas will continue to play in shaping the continent’s migration for decades to come.

02 Nov 2017 description
report Oxfam

Summary

Climate change is already forcing millions of people from their land and homes, and putting many more at risk of displacement in the future. Supercharged storms, more intense and prolonged droughts, rising seas and other impacts of climate change all exacerbate people’s existing vulnerabilities and increase the likelihood of being forced to move.

31 Oct 2017 description

This weekly update is produced by UNDP in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and development partners.

Situation overview

Following the landslides and floods that hit Freetown and surrounding areas on 14 August 2017, the UN system in Sierra Leone continues to support national recovery.

19 Oct 2017 description

This weekly update is produced by UNDP in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and development partners.

Situation overview

Following the landslides and floods that hit Freetown and surrounding areas on 14 August 2017, the UN system in Sierra Leone continues to support national recovery.

18 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Executive Summary

A massive landslide in the Western Area Rural of Sierra Leone on August 14, 2017, slipped into the Babadorie River Valley and exacerbated existing flooding in the Western Area Rural and Urban (Freetown), affecting about 6,000 people of which 1,141 have been declared dead or missing.

17 Oct 2017 description
report CARE

Après dix ans de régression quasi constante, la faim dans le monde a brusquement augmenté. Pourtant, nous produisons suffisamment pour nourrir deux fois la population mondiale. Alors quelles sont les causes de ce drame ? Voici cinq points pour comprendre pourquoi la faim fait de si nombreuses victimes.

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/EF/3481

ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE DEUXIÈME COMMISSION
SOIXANTE-DOUZIÈME SESSION, 16E & 17E SÉANCES – MATIN & APRÈS-MIDI

16 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/EF/3481

The world was not on track to eradicate hunger and malnutrition by the international community’s goal of 2030, the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) heard today from many speakers as it took up agriculture development, food security and nutrition.

16 Oct 2017 description
report United Nations

SG/SM/18749

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on Africa Week, in New York today:

Je voudrais m’associer au Président de l’Assemblée générale en exprimant toute ma solidarité au peuple somalien, peuple victime d’une attaque terroriste lâche et brutale qui causé un si grand nombre de morts.

Il faut une unité d’action totale contre le terrorisme, et en Somalie et partout dans le monde.  C’est une des menaces à laquelle nous devons faire face avec un esprit de coopération sans réserve.

16 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Summary

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 71/128, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue to improve the international response to natural disasters and to report thereon to the Assembly at its seventy-second session. The report provides an overview of current efforts and progress made in this regard and describes related humanitarian trends, challenges and thematic issues. It concludes with recommendations for further improvements.

I. Introduction

15 Oct 2017 description
report UN News Service

15 octobre 2017 – Les femmes et les filles jouent un rôle majeur dans la pérennité des foyers et des communautés en zone rurale, améliorant les moyens d'existence ruraux et le bien-être général.

Mais leur rôle et leur importance sont souvent négligés, souligne ONU Femmes, l'Entité des Nations Unies pour l'autonomisation des femmes et l'égalité des sexes, à l'occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme rurale (15 octobre).