The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 26 April 2019, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal disputes among them. The meeting notice is circulated in the form of a document officially called an “airgram”.
23-24 April 2019, Paris - Discussions at the 2019 Global Forum will focus on the funding environment, the role of borrowing instruments in broadening the investor base, technological advances in finance for government bond markets and challenging debt dynamics.
Today, there are more than 2,500 students who have graduated or are currently enrolled in the “Harmonious Couple Relationships” course. During the “Harmonious Couple Relationships” course, I learned how to build a relationship based on trust, courage, love, and understanding between people. We have instructed 48 teachers in approximately 40 schools throughout the Republic of Moldova. Early marriage is a violation of human rights. And at times of conflict, this phenomenon increases so we see the numbers rising. We collected 1422 self-interpreted stories from Syrian girls both married and unmarried as well as Syrian mothers and fathers and married and unmarried men in the community. What is important about these results is that two newly emerging root causes became evident. So it’s no longer just the cultural practice, but what was also brought up were the economic factors and the protection factors, and I think understanding the different root causes can help us tailor programs and projects to be more impactful. This project has partners in the Ministry of Health, the Kenyan government to try and test the feasibility of Group Problem Management Plus, targeting men with a history and background of gender-based violence. So from the sessions I realized I have to listen first, and then we discuss and then I see whether I can get away from the problem. So it really did help. Preliminary results suggest there’s a relationship between the theory and actual findings in terms of the reduction of gender-based violence. They actually say that we were late, we should have come earlier, so maybe this program we should enlarge it, roll it out in other communities and maybe country-wide in the future.
Press conference held by Ms. Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.
More than 3,400 classrooms damaged or destroyed by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, says UN Children’s Fund
More than 305,000 children in Mozambique are losing out on lessons at school since the devastating floods caused by Cyclone Idai, which struck southeast Africa just over a month ago.
Media registration is open for the 2019 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting (MRT) to be hosted by Chile in Viña del Mar on 17-18 May and chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Ampuero.
Cooking is a simple everyday chore; yet, almost three billion people will put their health in danger to make a daily meal this evening. Join us on a virtual journey to Kabere, a village in the Rubavu District of Rwanda, to experience the benefits of using a clean cook stove that benefits communities and the efforts to combat climate change. Learn more at: http://www.worldbank.org/climatechange https://www.ci-dev.org/
In and around Tripoli, an increasing number of children are “at imminent risk of injury or death” two senior United Nations officials warned on Thursday, citing a surge of aggression in crisis-torn Libya.