Alarming rise of newborn deaths
According to the UN report Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2017, 7,000 newborn babies died every day in 2016. Newborns’ deaths made up 46% of under-five deaths, a rising proportion. For the Unicef, only one solution: reinforce public health systems and neonatal care.
"Unconscionable: 7,000 babies die daily despite record low for child mortality" The Guardian, 19 October 2017Lire l'article
Protection of the Amazon rainforest
The institute for the protection of the Brazilian environment (Ibama) created a special group of field intervention to fight against environmental crimes in the Amazon region. Meet these unusual warriors at the heart of the biggest and most threatened wild forest on Earth.
"Brazil, the warriors of the Amazon (English subtitles available)" Arte, 13 October 2017Lire l'article
An urgent appeal for girl education
The NGO One released its report The Toughest Places for a Girl to Get an Education on 11 October, International Day of the Girl Child. More than 130 million girls fail to attend school worldwide. Among the ten countries where the situation is the most critical, 9 African countries and Afghanistan.
"Revealed: the 10 worst countries for girls to get an education" The Guardian, 11 October 2017Lire l'article
COP23, convert the try
COP23 creates less expectations than COP21 did. It will take place from 6 to 17 November in Bonn under the presidency of Fiji. Few heads of State will attend. A chance to discuss technical points essential to make effective the 2015 commitments far from the political and mediatic excitement?
"COP 23 hopes to move Paris accord forward" Climate Change, The New Economy, 18 October 2017Lire l'article
Financing for development
The chief executive officer of the Agence Française de Développement now leads the International Development Finance Club which unites 23 development credit institutions. He has three objectives: stay strong on climate finance, explore the innovative dimension of SDGs, advocate for the crucial role of development banks.
"Development banks join forces to tackle climate change" Euractiv, 20 October 2017Lire l'article
Crises and conflicts, to not forget
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, like many NGOs, raises alarm on the situation in The Central African Republic. Without using the word genocide, he denounces exactions and violence that cost life to thousands of people and displace tens of thousands of people. A closer look on a long-lasting conflict.
"After years of war, the world must not abandon the Central African Republic" Newsweek, 24 October 2017Lire l'article
Towards a democratic world?
Civil rights, justice system, political pluralism, freedom of religion etc. Various factors analyzed by the NGO Freedom House to examine the state of democracy in the world. This map sums up the basics classifying the countries of the world in three categories: free, partly free and not free.
"Survey: Global Freedom Drops for 11th Year as Populism, Autocracy Rise" Voice of America, October 2017Lire l'article