Извор: WUNRN – 25.06.2016
Website of the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture & Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Torture/SRTorture/Pages/SRTortureIndex.aspx
In this Report, the Special Rapporteur assesses the applicability of the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in international law to the unique experiences of women, girls, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons.
Извор: WUNRN – 25.06.2016
Jerome Delay / AP
One in every 113 people on the planet, according to the United Nations, is currently either a refugee, asylum seeker, or internally displaced within their own country.
Извор: WUNRN – 22.06.2016
The Global Food Security Index considers the core issues of affordability, availability, and quality across a set of 113 countries. The index is a dynamic quantitative and qualitative benchmarking model, constructed from 28 unique indicators, that measures these drivers of food security across both developing and developed countries. This index is the first to examine food security comprehensively across the three internationally established dimensions. Moreover, the study looks beyond hunger to the underlying factors affecting food insecurity.
Jungle Mamas - Indigenous Achuar Women of the Amazon - Promotion of Maternal & Infant Health - Video +
Извор: WUNRN – 21.06.2016
Community Maternal Health Promoters of the community of Tsunkintsa with an expecting mother in one of their prenatal visits.
Ecuador – Jungle Mamas – Indigenous Women of the Amazon – Promotion of Maternal & Infant Health
JUNGLE MAMAS – CHANGEMAKERS IN THE AMAZON – SAFE BIRTHS PROGRAM - VIDEO
“The Heart of Everything – Jungle Mamams: Changemakers in the Amazon” is a documentary about Pachamama Alliance's Jungle Mamas program to reduce maternal and neonatal death in Achuar territory in the Amazon rainforest.
Извор: WUNRN – 21.06.2016
European Council Conclusions on LGBTI Equality
1. Respect for human rights is a founding value for the Union, as stated in the Treaty on European Union and in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
2. It is important to promote common values, such as respect for human rights, as well as a common understanding that human rights are universal and apply to all.
3. The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) provides that the Union shall aim in all its activities to eliminate inequalities and to combat discrimination on various grounds, including sex and sexual orientation, when defining and implementing its policies and activities and empowers the Council to take action to combat discrimination on those grounds.
Извор: Организација на Обединетите Нации - 20.06.2016
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) and General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft at the opening of an informal meeting of the Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
20 June 2016 – With the continued increase in the number and gravity of health emergencies globally, the international community must continue to work towards charting a path for how nations and communities can proactively prepare for and respond to such challenges in the future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasized today.
Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 20.06.2016
We live in an increasingly globalized world, where the overall number of international migrants and refugees is rapidly growing. Around 75 million international migrants are estimated to be living in the European Region alone, accounting for one third of all international migrants worldwide. Above and beyond this long-term phenomenon, which has been intensified by growing global inequalities, the number of people fleeing conflict and war has also increased dramatically in recent years. Europe has experienced this acutely: over 1 million refugees and migrants arrived in European countries in 2015 alone, and over the course of the first 5 months of 2016 there have been over 200 000 new arrivals on European shores and at borders.
Conclusions of the third meeting of the Emergency Committee regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus
Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 15.06.2016
The third meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus was held by teleconference on 14 June 2016.
Zika virus infection and its associated congenital and other neurological disorders is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern
The Committee concurred with the international scientific consensus, reached since the Committee last met, that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), and, consequently, that Zika virus infection and its associated congenital and other neurological disorders is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 13.06.2016
Fact sheet N°279
Reviewed June 2015
Of the 108 million blood donations collected globally, approximately half of these are collected in the high-income countries, home to 18% of the world’s population. This shows an increase of almost 25% from 80 million donations collected in 2004.
In low-income countries, up to 65% of blood transfusions are given to children under 5 years of age; whereas in high-income countries, the most frequently transfused patient group is over 65 years of age, accounting for up to 76% of all transfusions.
Blood donation rate in high-income countries is 36.8 donations per 1000 population; 11.7 donations in middle-income and 3.9 donations in low-income countries.
Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 03.06.2016
Updated June 2016
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of viruses that are extremely common worldwide.
There are more than 100 types of HPV, of which at least 13 are cancer-causing (also known as high risk type).
HPV is mainly transmitted through sexual contact and most people are infected with HPV shortly after the onset of sexual activity.
Cervical cancer is caused by sexually acquired infection with certain types of HPV.
Two HPV types (16 and 18) cause 70% of cervical cancers and precancerous cervical lesions.
There is also evidence linking HPV with cancers of the anus, vulva, vagina and penis.
CRPD Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - NO WOMAN ELECTED IN 2016 - UN Treaty Body with Fewest Number of Women Members
Извор: WUNRN – 15.06.2016
UN COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (CRPD) 2016 ELECTION – NO WOMAN ELECTED
The CRPD Committee now stands as the treaty body with the fewest number of women members – one woman (out of 18 members) in 2017- a significant departure from its previous compositions of six women (out of 18 members) in 2014-2016; seven women (out of 18 members) in 2012-2014; eight women (out of eighteen members) in 2010-2012; and five women (out of 12 members) in 2008-2010.
Извор: WUNRN – 15.06.2016
An old woman at her window in a Nepalese village. UN Photo/ John Isaac
The global population of people aged 60 years and older will more than double, from 542 million in 1995 to about 1.2 billion in 2025. Around 4 to 6% of elderly people have experienced some form of maltreatment at home. Elder maltreatment can lead to serious physical injuries and long-term psychological consequences. The incidence of abuse towards older people is predicted to increase as many countries are experiencing rapidly ageing populations.
Elder abuse is a global social issue which affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world, and an issue which deserves the attention of the international community……..