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31 Dec 2012 description
report United Nations
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Los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM) han sido la herramienta más exitosa en la historia para luchar contra la pobreza a nivel mundial. Se han logrado avances significativos y sustanciales en muchos de los objetivos, incluyendo el de reducir a la mitad la cantidad de personas que viven en condiciones de pobreza extrema y el porcentaje de personas sin acceso sostenible a fuentes mejoradas de agua potable.

31 Dec 2012 description
report Government of India

Understanding Eco-DRR: Introduction to the Book

Anil K. Gupta and Sreeja S. Nair

26 Dec 2012 description

Empowering HIV-positive women

In 2002, Françoise from Goma, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was admitted to the UN World Food Programme’s (WFP) HIV and AIDS programme. “Food assistance has been my only reliable source of food, especially when I was sick and hospitalized,” recalls Françoise, who lost her husband to AIDS.

In addition to food, HIV-positive people can also receive training and non-food assistance from WFP’s partner organizations to allow them to learn valuable life skills, such as how to start a business, to help them become self-sufficient.

26 Dec 2012 description
report UN Women

FOREWORD

By UN Women’s first anniversary at the start of 2012, we could look back on a year of accomplishment.

It was a year of rapid progress but also challenges, both those inherent in the creation of a new organization, and those taking place in the outside world. UN Women rose to these demands, leveraging results in line with our Strategic Plan. As detailed in this Annual Report, we expanded country programmes, backed the evolution of international gender equality standards, and championed women’s empowerment across the UN system.

23 Dec 2012 description
  1. RESUME EXECUTIF

La bande sahélienne d’Afrique de l’ouest dont fait partie le Niger se trouve confrontée à des crises alimentaires de plus en plus fréquentes et de magnitude croissante. A cela s’ajoutent les suites des conflits armés en Libye et en Côte d’Ivoire en 2011, qui ont forcé au retour plus de 260 000 migrants. En l’absence de nouvelles opportunités économiques, la couverture des besoins vitaux de ces migrants et de leurs familles reste un défi.

21 Dec 2012 description

Australia is assisting Pacific nations better prepare for natural disasters and extreme weather, with a focus on building resilience throughout the region to the impacts of climate change.

Australia’s funding includes:

  • $32 million over the next four years to support 14 Pacific countries to use local weather, climate and sea level data to plan for unusual and extreme weather

  • $16 million over the next four years to help Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Tonga build their resilience to natural disasters

21 Dec 2012 description

Haïti, trois ans plus tard… depuis le séisme dévastateur du 12 janvier 2010, d’énormes d’efforts ont été consentis pour aider le gouvernement à atteindre ses objectifs et améliorer les conditions de vie des Haïtiennes et Haïtiens.

17 Dec 2012 description

1. RÉSUMÉ EXÉCUTIF

Les effets des crises alimentaire et nutritionnelle se ressentent encore par une grande partie de la population en Mauritanie. L’assistance conjointe du Gouvernement et des partenaires d’aide dans le cadre du plan EMEL a permis de répondre aux besoins urgents des communautés les plus affectées. Cependant, ces communautés restent encore fragilisées par les chocs cumulés des crises précédentes.

14 Dec 2012 description

Second Environmental Performance Review of Tajikistan highlights lack of access to clean water and sanitation and need for improved waste management

14 Dec 2012 description

Africa

  • Working with Germany to improve water and sanitation services in Zimbabwe, benefiting 1.65 million people.

  • With the UK, working to reduce extreme poverty, vulnerability and hunger by delivering regular, guaranteed cash transfers to over 900,000 chronically food-insecure people in northern Kenya.

  • With France, supporting reduced food insecurity in Africa by improving agricultural productivity, sustainability and resilience to climate change.

South-East Asia

14 Dec 2012 description

ACNUR presenta la edición en español de su publicación “La Situación de los Refugiados en el Mundo”

13 Dec 2012 description

A global review of the literature with a focus on the application of integrated pest and vector management in East Africa and Uganda

11 Dec 2012 description
report World Bank

Un nouveau rapport relève des innovations et des solutions endogènes dans huit secteurs clés

WASHINGTON, le 10 décembre 2012 --- En Afrique, des innovations dans le domaine des TIC donnent naissance à des solutions endogènes qui transforment les entreprises et dynamisent l'entrepreneuriat et la croissance économique. C'est le constat d'un rapport conjoint publié par la Banque mondiale et la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), avec l'appui de l'Union africaine.

10 Dec 2012 description
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Facftsheet: Corruption and the environment

9 December - Corruption is the single greatest obstacle to economic and social development around the world. Today, on International Anti-Corruption Day, the United Nations is driving home the message that corruption perpetuates poverty and keeps millions of people around the world from fulfilling their potential. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UNODC are therefore jointly leading an international campaign called ACT against Corruption to mobilize global support against this pervasive crime.

10 Dec 2012 description
report World Bank

Information and Communication Technology is Revolutionizing Development in Africa

New Report Highlights Innovations, Home-Grown Solutions in Eight Key Sectors

WASHINGTON, December 10, 2012 --- Information and Communication Technology (ICT) innovations are delivering home-grown solutions in Africa, transforming businesses, and driving entrepreneurship and economic growth, says a joint report published by the World Bank and African Development Bank (AfDB), with support from the African Union.

07 Dec 2012 description

SUMMARY

Famine conditions were still present in parts of southern Somalia when the previous humanitarian appeal for Somalia was launched in December 2011. On 3 February, the famine was declared over, largely due to the delivery of aid under extremely difficult conditions and the exceptional harvest at the start of 2012.

07 Dec 2012 description

The United Nations's regional plan on supporting governments of the Pacific will be launched later today.

The proposed plan will assist 14 Pacific Nations to tailor their responses to national priorities and development challenges.

Presenter:Geraldine Coutts

Speaker:Knut Ostby, UN Resident Coordinator for Fiji Multi-Country Office

30 Nov 2012 description

By Payal Chandiramani

People don’t often think of gender issues when they think of the environment, but in fact sustainable development in many of the world’s most bio-diverse regions has a lot to do with women’s health and well-being.