“World Drug Report 2019 Exec Summary.”
In 2017, an estimated 271 million people, or 5.5 per cent of the global population aged 15–64, had used drugs in the previous year. The Report 2019 aims to shed light on the world drug problem and inform international community responses. The findings of this year’s World Drug Report will fill in and further complicate the global picture of drug challenges, underscoring the need for broader international cooperation to advance balanced and integrated health and criminal justice responses to drug supply and demand.
“FAO framework on rural extreme poverty – Towards reaching Target 1.1 of the Sustainable Development Goals.”
The Rural Extreme Poverty Framework of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is the outcome of an extensive internal and external discussion on the strategic role of FAO in supporting its Member Countries to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Recognizing this, the Corporate Framework on Rural Extreme Poverty has been established to orient the relevant work of the Organization towards reaching Target 1.1 of the SDGs.
“Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2018.”
The global population of forcibly displaced increased by 2.3 million people in 2018. By the end of the year, almost 70.8 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations. As a result, the world’s forcibly displaced population remained yet again at a record high.
“Words into Action Guidelines: Local disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies – 06.”
The aim of this guidebook is to advise local governments (authorities, planners and managers at city or other subnational levels) on developing and implementing a holistic and integrated local DRR strategy that contributes to building resilience at the local scale and that accommodates to a national strategy whenever one is in place. The Words into Action (WiA) guidelines series aims to ensure worldwide access to expertise, communities of practice and networks of DRR practitioners.
“Words into Action Guidelines: Disaster displacement; How to reduce risk, address impacts and strengthen resilience – 05.”
The Words into Action (WiA) guidelines series aims to ensure worldwide access to expertise, communities of practice and networks of DRR practitioners. The guide provides basic background information and highlights the various roles disaster risk reduction can play in reducing, preparing for and responding to displacement.
“Words into Action Guidelines: Developing National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies – 04.”
The Words into Action (WiA) guidelines series aims to ensure worldwide access to expertise, communities of practice and networks of DRR practitioners. The guidelines offer specific advice on the steps suggested to implement a feasible and people-centered approach in accordance with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
“Wasting in South Asia: Consultation on building the evidence base for the policy and programme response.”
A one-day consultation was held to examine the evidence on wasting in South Asia and guide the direction of future collaborative efforts of the No Wasted Lives coalition in the region. The consultation was organized by UNICEF with the following objectives: (1) to share the status of policy and programme action to care for severely wasted children in South Asia; and (2) to identify evidence gaps, research priorities and way forward to build the evidence base to inform the policy and programme response in South Asia.
“Emergency Shelter Management Manual For Shelter Managers and Coordinators in the Commonwealth of Dominica – June 2019.”
The Emergency Shelter Management Manual for Shelter Managers and Coordinators in the
Commonwealth of Dominica aims to: Promote an understanding of effective Emergency Shelter Management; Provide clarity on structure, referrals, roles, and responsibilities; Give guidance on best practice approaches and actions and; Provide practical tools and protocols to effectively plan, implement and monitor Emergency Shelters. The general approach of the manual is primarily focused on guiding and supporting the operations of emergency shelters rather than the construction and inspection of physical shelters. The ultimate goal is that all actors involved in Emergency Shelter Management in Dominica are well equipped with the indispensable knowledge, skills and resources to manage emergency shelters successfully.
“Consultative Meeting on Fall Armyworm in Asia: Meeting Report”
FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) and the Agriculture Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP) organized a consultative meeting on Fall Armyworm (FAW) in Asia, from March 20-22,2019. The FAW is an invasive insect pest, originating in the Americas where it is part of a pest complex managed by farmers there. FAO HQ provided an overview of FAW work to date, including gained experiences in Africa since first occurrence in 2016. The meeting also included a session on public private interaction and partnerships for FAW. Awareness raising on FAW and its spread in the region, monitoring and surveillance of FAW and developing sustainable IPM programmes are key priorities for immediate response and for long term management. The participants developed action plans for the Asian region, reflecting different situations – no presence of FAW yet, high risk of FAW infestation in the short term, recent FAW infestation and FAW established and spreading.
“Impact – UNOPS Sustainability report 2018.”
This year, UNOP’s annual sustainability report highlight their support to a selection of critical humanitarian emergencies and development initiatives. These include: Providing over 65,000 Yemenis with access to improved critical urban services, and generating more than 230,000 local, paid work days in the process; supporting 22 organizations as part of a coordinated response to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, through work as a fund manager; furthering economic development and cooperation by helping more than 1.5 million people safely cross between Kosovo* and Serbia each year; increasing access and improving the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of maternal and child care in Ghana; and delivering significant savings in the costs of healthcare in Guatemala.
“UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti: 2018 Results Report.”
At the close of 2018, Innocenti made significant gains in generating evidence to: improve the lives of the most disadvantaged children; build organizational capacity to conduct and use quality, ethical research on children; and set a foundation as an important convening centre for expert consultation on next-generation ideas on child. The unique position of UNICEF Innocenti – creates a clear path for immediate uptake of evidence generated ‘on the ground’ to inform the design and implementation of interventions for children.