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Négociations cruciales aux Nations unies

Négociations cruciales aux Nations unies | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Comment améliorer les Objectifs du millénaire pour le développement en matière de santé ?  Pour un nombre croissant d’Etats, l’une des solutions réside dans l’accès universel aux soins.

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L'ONU inquiète de la situation en RDC malgré l'accord de paix

L'ONU inquiète de la situation en RDC malgré l'accord de paix | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU a fait part, dimanche dans un communiqué, de sa profonde inquiétude devant l'aggravation des troubles dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) malgré un nouvel accord régional destiné à y ramener la paix. Les quinze membres du Conseil de sécurité, parmi lesquels figure le Rwanda, a renouvelé sa condamnation des rebelles du Mouvement du 23 mars (M23), qui s'est emparé de territoires à l'est du Congo et qui est particulièrement visé par l'accord signé dimanche à Addis Abeba par 11 pays d'Afrique, dont la RDC, précise le communiqué.
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Qui a voté quoi à l'ONU sur la Palestine ?

Qui a voté quoi à l'ONU sur la Palestine ? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
138 Etats ont voté pour la demande palestinienne de rehaussement du statut de la Palestine.
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“Underwrite the poor like we underwrote the banks” – UN experts propose Global Fund for Social Protection - Olivier De Schutter

Nearly 80 percent of the world’s poor do not have access to social protection to shield them from the effects of unemployment, illness, or disability – not to mention crop failure or soaring food costs. Yet, if we were to dedicate 2 percent of global GDP to securing this human right, basic social protection could be provided to all of the world’s poor,” stated Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, and Magdalena Sepúlveda, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.

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Economic crisis cuts development aid to $133 billion, UN says - Reuters

Economic crisis cuts development aid to $133 billion, UN says - Reuters | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

There was a $167 billion shortfall in development aid last year due to the global economic crisis and it could worsen in the next three years as donor country budgets struggle to recover, according to a United Nations report released on Thursday.

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Art of darkness - Almost unnoticed, the UN is about to fight its first war

Art of darkness - Almost unnoticed, the UN is about to fight its first war | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
AFRICAN economies are rising steadily, but in the Democratic Republic of Congo life for many is as bad as ever. Armed men rape and plunder with impunity. Rebel groups terrorise vast stretches of land rich in minerals and agricultural potential. Millions have died as a result. And for years the outside world has done little more than shrug. Its main effort—a 14-year-old UN peacekeeping mission—has failed to end “Africa’s world war”, which started as an ethnic conflict sparked by the genocide next door in Rwanda before descending into murderous anarchy farther afield.
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2013, Année internationale de la coopération dans le domaine de l’Eau

2013, Année internationale de la coopération dans le domaine de l’Eau | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
L’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies a proclamé 2013 "Année internationale de la coopération dans le domaine de l’eau".
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La Palestine devient Etat observateur à l'ONU, lors d'un vote historique

La Palestine devient Etat observateur à l'ONU, lors d'un vote historique | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
La Palestine est devenue jeudi un Etat observateur aux Nations unies, lors d'un vote historique à l'Assemblée générale de l'ONU, malgré l'opposition des Etats-Unis et d'Israël.
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UN report calls for action to fulfil potential of ageing global population

UN report calls for action to fulfil potential of ageing global population | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Developing countries urged to prepare for population ageing as study predicts they will house four out of five over-60s by 2050.Of the 15 countries with more than 10 million older people, seven are in the developing world. Two out of three people aged 60 or older live in developing and emerging economies. By 2050, this will rise to nearly four out of five, according to the report.

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How Would You Measure Success at the Rio Summit?

How Would You Measure Success at the Rio Summit? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

When the heavily hyped three-day U.N. Conference on
Sustainable Development (UNCSD) comes to a close in Rio de Janeiro Jun. 22, what would be the yardstick to measure its successes and failures?

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