La Soka Gakkai se joint à l’OIBT pour soutenir la restauration des forêts au Togo en Afrique de l’Ouest

TOKYO, 6 juillet 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Le 1er juillet 2020, Minoru Harada, président de l’organisation bouddhiste Soka Gakkai, a rencontré Dr Gerhard Dieterle, directeur général de l’Organisation internationale des bois tropicaux (OIBT), pour la signature d’un protocole sur le lancement d’un projet de reforestation apportant des opportunités de revenus à des groupements de femmes dans deux zones […]

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Water and climate coalition takes shape

Climate change impacts are affecting water availability and are exacerbating the damages floods and drought cause worldwide. Climate related water action is a key for bringing us back on track to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 6, to ensure access to water and sanitation for all and to sustain a healthy environment. WMO hosted a virtual diplomatic briefing on 2 July on plans for a Water and Climate Coalition aimed at building momentum on water and climate action through implementing concrete activities at the national, regional and global levels. It is…

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A Psychosocial Approach to Reintegration Counselling: Adapted for the East and the Horn of Africa Region | January 2020

Description: Adapted from a document originally developed for Western and Central Africa, this guide – specifically tailored for the European Union–IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn of Africa – discusses the importance of a psychosocial approach to reintegration counselling. It outlines the basic counselling and communication skills necessary to conduct a successful and psychologically informed reintegration counselling interview with a returned migrant. It is a practical tool to support the reintegration counsellor during the reintegration counselling process. It does not, however, cover return counselling for…

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WFP Regional Bureau for the Middle East, North Africa (MENA), Central Asia & Eastern Europe COVID-19 Situation Report #9, 5 June – 18 June

HIGHLIGHTS As of 18 June, there were 514,563 reported cases of COVID-19 within the countries covered by this region. There has been a 25% increase over the last two weeks and a 76% increase over the last month (from mid-May to mid-June). Several countries in the region have continued easing restrictions, including Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Tajikistan, Tunisia and Turkey. However, the Government of Armenia extended the country’s state of emergency while the governments of Sudan and Iraq extended the closure of airports. According to the WFP ‘Global Plan’, the…

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A humanitarian recipe for a green, resilient and inclusive recovery from COVID-19

The diagnosis: the COVID-19 pandemic as an x-ray of our vulnerability to shocks The COVID-19 pandemic and its indirect economic impacts provide an X-ray of our strengths and our vulnerability to shocks. Strong community structures, good public health policies, and comprehensive social protection are paying off like never before. While humanitarians are called upon everywhere to support the response, the need is especially acute in places where those systems are weaker. By responding to those humanitarian needs, humanitarians are gaining a first-hand insight into where regular systems lack the capacity…

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Global Aids Update | 2020: Seizing the moment – Tackling entrenched inequalities to end epidemics

UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic shows that 2020 targets will not be met because of deeply unequal success; COVID-19 risks blowing HIV progress way off course Missed targets have resulted in 3.5 million more HIV infections and 820 000 more AIDS-related deaths since 2015 than if the world was on track to meet the 2020 targets. In addition, the response could be set back further, by 10 years or more, if the COVID-19 pandemic results in severe disruptions to HIV services. GENEVA, 6 July 2020—A new report by…

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Polio eradication expertise backs Africa’s COVID-19 response

Significant polio programme resources are being used to fight the pandemic. Expertise in polio eradication that has put Africa on the verge of being certified free of wild poliovirus has been brought to the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight. A network of responders from the World Health Organization (WHO) polio eradication programme and partner organizations is providing critical resources and skills to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. To boost testing in the WHO African Region, the WHO-coordinated polio laboratory network comprising 16 laboratories in 15 countries is now dedicating 50% of…

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Director-General proposes new structure to make FAO agile and efficient

Addressing the FAO Council, QU Dongyu outlined his vision to face challenges related to food and agriculture Rome, 6 July 2020 – The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today presented to the FAO Council a second set of measures to reform the UN agency. These follow those approved by the Council in December 2019, aimed at making FAO more agile, efficient and accountable. Qu also outlined the current and future challenges facing food security and agriculture at large, and his vision…

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