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Retail food outlets in Pacific island countries are increasingly selling imported processed foods that are pricing locally produced, healthier foods out of the market and affecting the health of islanders, FAO warned today. Continue reading →
Under Siege: The devastating impact on children of three years of conflict in Syria, a new report by UNICEF, takes stock of the impact that three years of violence and rights violations have had on children, and it assesses the longer-term crisis facing the region. Continue reading →
The Women in Politics Map 2014 launched by UN Women and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) shows that while progress on women’s political participation continues to be largely positive across the world, glass ceilings remain firmly in place for women at the highest levels.
The United Nations Post-2015 One Secretariat highlighted progress and emerging findings from the UNDP Millennium Development Campaign’s newest platforms to capture citizen’s voices, priorities and views to inform the post-2015 agenda: The MY World survey, and The World We Want, during a side session of the Ninth Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals on 4 March 2014 . Representatives from the the President of the General Assembly’s Office, Permanent Missions to the UN, UN Agencies and its affiliates, Civil Societies, Youth Organizations, and Students and Professors participated in the session. Continue reading →
The OCHA Asia-Pacific Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot for 4-10 March focuses on flooding in Papua New Guinea, king tides affecting the Marshall Islands and Kiribati, Tropical Cyclone Lusi in Vanuatu, the dengue fever outbreak in Fiji and the Tropical Storm Gillian in Australia. Continue reading →
This is the first OCHA Flash Update on Tropical Cyclone Lusi (Category 1) located approximately 60 km northeast of Santo and 90 km south-southwest of the Banks Islands. The system is moving at 10 km/h in a south-southeast direction with winds estimated at 85 km/h near its centre. Continue reading →
International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. Continue reading →