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[NEWS] Experts Share Recommendations to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis at the 10th GAELF Meeting

來自會議的各個小組會議的重要建議包括消除淋巴絲蟲病的各個方面,如創新療法,發病率管理,殘疾預防和患者的精神健康。 其中一些建議包括:

全國淋巴絲蟲病方案的目標應該是在提供全民醫療保健(UHC)的目標下,納入和處理新的世衛組織框架(被忽視的熱帶疾病)和可持續發展目標。

Key recommendations, from the various group sessions at the meeting, covered aspects of Lymphatic Filariasis elimination like innovative treatments, morbidity management and disability prevention and mental well-being of patients. Some of the recommendations include:

National Lymphatic Filariasis programs should aim to include and address the new WHO frameworks for NTDs (neglected tropical diseases) and for the SDGs (sustainable development goals) under the target of providing universal health care (UHC).

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[NEWS] Episcopal Relief & Development Responding to Volcano Eruption in Hawaii

主教救濟與發展(https://www.episcopalrelief.org/)與夏威夷主教管區(http://www.episcopalhawaii.org/)和希洛聖使徒教會合作,在5月3日,基拉韋厄火山在夏威夷的大島首次爆發。從火山噴出的熔岩消滅了數百個房屋。數千人被迫撤離,其中包括位於疏散區北部半小時的聖使徒教堂的一些成員。

6月6日星期三,基拉韋厄峰會爆發,引發5.4級地震。主教救濟和發展部門的支持為住在緊急避難所的撤離人員提供洗衣服務,並為受影響地區的學校提供9台空氣淨化器。普納地區的空氣質量因爆發中的二氧化硫而惡化。地方當局一直在分發麵罩以防灰,但面罩不能防止蒸汽和氣體。因此,需要空氣淨化器,特別是在學校。

Episcopal Relief & Development (https://www.episcopalrelief.org/) is partnering with the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii (http://www.episcopalhawaii.org/) and Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo to provide emergency assistance after the Kilauea volcano first erupted on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 3. Lava flows from the volcano wiped out hundreds of homes. Thousands were forced to evacuate, including some members of Church of the Holy Apostles which is located about a half-hour north of the evacuation zone.

An eruption at Kilauea summit jolted the area on Wednesday, June 6 with the force of a 5.4 magnitude earthquake. Episcopal Relief & Development’s support is providing laundry services for evacuees staying in emergency shelters and nine air purifiers for schools in impacted areas. Air quality in the Puna District has worsened due to sulfur dioxide from the eruption. Local authorities have been distributing masks to shield from the ash, but the masks do not protect against vapors and gases. As a result, air purifiers are needed, especially in schools.

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[NEWS] What are You Eating Today?

今天是可持續的美食日,並且是一個擁抱對地球有益的飲食習慣的場合。

全球認為,在當地就餐是全球公民在購物時應該考慮的重要信息之一。

“大會,聯合國教育,科學及文化組織(教科文組織)和糧食及農業組織(糧農組織)致力於與會員國,聯合國組織和其他國際和區域機構合作,促進可持續美食日的舉辦 ,以及民間社會,觀察這一天,提高公眾對可持續發展貢獻的認識,“專門的聯合國網站透露。

Today is Sustainable Gastronomy Day and an occasion to embrace eating habits that are good for the planet.

Think globally, eat locally is one of the big messages citizens worldwide are being encouraged to think about when they go shopping.

“The General Assembly, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) work to facilitate the observance of Sustainable Gastronomy Day, in collaboration with Member States, UN organisations and other international and regional bodies, as well as civil society, to observe the Day in raising public awareness of its contribution to sustainable development,” the dedicated UN website reveal.

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[NEWS] Pay More Attention to Education of Muslim Girls

總統Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo呼籲穆斯林同樣重視女童的教育,就像他們的男同伴一樣。

在黑星廣場舉行的今年全國開齋節祈禱活動上發起呼籲的總統阿庫福阿多說,由部長奧蒂科·阿菲薩·賈巴女士率領的性別,兒童和社會保護部已著手 一場阻止父母結婚的女孩的運動,並敦促穆斯林接受這樣的運動。

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appealed to Muslims to pay as much attention to the education of their female children just as that of their male counterparts.

President Akufo-Addo, who made the appeal at this year’s national Eid-ul-Fitr prayers held at the Black Star Square, said the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, led by the Minister, Ms Otiko Afisa Djaba, had embarked on a campaign to dissuade parents from marrying out their girls and urged Muslims to embrace such a campaign.

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[NEWS] BAT Wins AREA Awards for Green Leadership

英美煙草公司(英美煙草公司)孟加拉國榮獲國際榮譽獎,2018年亞洲責任企業獎(AREA),其企業社會責任倡議Deepto在綠色領導類下。

該獎項最近在菲律賓馬尼拉舉行的國際企業社會責任峰會2018上交出。 英美煙草孟加拉國法律和外部事務部負責人Mubina Asaf代表該公司收到該獎項。

2011年啟動的Deepto是利用可再生能源為山區地區的離網區域帶來電力的經濟實惠方式。 迄今為止,已經安裝了2,064套太陽能住宅系統,覆蓋了Bandarban,Khagrachari和Rangamati地區的23個村莊,首次向12,000多人提供電力。 Deepto改變了受益者的社會和經濟狀況,並顯著改善了他們的生活。

British American Tobacco (BAT) Bangladesh received international accolade, the Asia Responsible Enterprise Award 2018 (AREA) for its CSR initiative Deepto under Green Leadership category.

The award was handed over at the International CSR Summit 2018 held in Manila, Philippines recently. Mubina Asaf, Head of Legal & External Affairs, BAT Bangladesh received the award on behalf of the company, said a press release.

Incepted in 2011, Deepto is an affordable approach to utilize renewable energy to bring electricity in the off-grid areas in hill tract areas. Until now 2,064 solar home systems have been installed covering 23 villages of Bandarban, Khagrachari and Rangamati districts to provide electricity for the first time to more than 12,000 people. Deepto has changed the social and the economic condition of the beneficiaries and has improved their livelihood significantly.

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[NEWS] The Quintessential Feature of Indian Urbanism

以活動和物質存在的形式 – 是印度城市主義和南方全球城市化的基本特徵。城市背景下的非正規性可以從多個框架中理解為空間分類(貧民窟),社會經濟群體(非正式勞動),組織形式(基於規則/關係)和知識與實踐。隨著正式和非正式空間的結合以及印度城市街頭經濟體所見的活動帶來了城市體驗。在其他亞洲城市,例如香港旺角區擁擠不堪的街道,對批評街頭和市場過度擁擠的人提供了反面的敘述:它們充噹噹地人的聚會場所,象徵著吸引外國的亞洲異國情調的混亂和無計劃的空間性遊客。旺角內城區的每個角落都擠滿了交通,購物者,路過的人,嬰兒車,當地人和來自其他地方的遊客。不同用途的街道變化帶來的時間變化 – 筆式空氣市場,車輛,新舊混合的不可預知的混合,商店,路邊餐館增添了街頭生活的活力和活力,並有助於製作。

In the form of activities and material presence – is an essential feature of urbanism in India and the global South in general. Informality in the urban context can be understood from multiple frames as spatial categorization (slum), socio-economic groups (informalized labor), forms of organization (rule-based/relation-based) and knowledge and practices. The urban experience is brought about with the coming together of formal and informal spaces, and activities as witnessed in street economies across urban India. In other Asian cities like the overcrowded streets in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong provides a counter narrative to the criticism of overcrowded streets and markets:  they serve as hangouts for the locals, symbolize the chaos and unplanned spatiality of the Asiatic exoticism that appeals to foreign tourists. Every corner of the inner- city area of Mongkok is filled with traffic, shoppers, passer-by, strollers, locals and visitors from other places. Temporal changes brought about by changes in the street from varied uses – pen air bazaar, vehicles, unpredictable mixing of new and old, shops, roadside eateries add to the vibrancy and vitality of street life and help in place making.

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[NEWS] Increase Allocation for Education, Health

擬議預算中的教育和衛生撥款分別較去年增加5.2%和13.2%。 專家表示,這兩個行業的配額分別應該增加25%和20%左右,以幫助實現可持續發展目標(SDG)。 事實上,如果孟加拉國想改變未來,實現2010年國家教育政策和2021年遠景規定的目標,並投資於每個人的全民健康覆蓋面,那麼他們應該在教育方面投入更多的資金。

Allocations for education and health in the proposed budget rose by 5.2 percent and 13.2 percent respectively from the outgoing fiscal year’s. Experts say that allocations for these two sectors should increase by around 25 and 20 percent, respectively, to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In fact, Bangladesh should invest more in education if it wants to change its future and achieve the goals set in the National Education Policy 2010 and Vision 2021, and also invest in the universal health coverage for everyone.

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[NEWS]Meeting Paris Climate Targets will Require a Substantial Reallocation of Global Investment

作者發現,全球能源系統的根本性轉變可以通過整體投資相對適度的增加來實現。 然而,需要將投資從化石燃料轉向可再生能源和能源效率的根本轉變,包括專門投資於實現聯合國可持續發展目標(SDGs)的措施。

作為2015年“巴黎協定”的一部分,許多國家確定了旨在減少溫室氣體排放的國家自主貢獻(NDC)。 該研究證實,像NDC這樣的當前激勵措施不會為改變能源體系所需的投資組合“顯著變化”提供足夠的動力。

The authors find that a fundamental transformation of the global energy system can be achieved with a comparatively modest increase in overall investments. However, a radical shift of investments away from fossil fuels and toward renewables and energy efficiency is needed, including dedicated investments into measures to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As part of the Paris Agreement in 2015, many countries defined Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) designed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The study confirms that current incentives like the NDCs will not provide sufficient impetus for the “pronounced change” in investment portfolios that are needed to transform the energy system.

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[NEWS] Achieving SDG Targets 8.7 & 8.8 Requires Integrated Approach – Stakeholders

兒童保護部門的利益攸關方呼籲採取協調一致的方式,實現可持續發展目標(SDGs)的目標8.7和8.8,該目標旨在到2025年終止所有形式的童工勞動。

據他們說,政府及其合作夥伴需要採取協調一致的方式消除童工現象,倡導預防和職業安全與衛生文化,並提出可持續措施,以加強過去取得的進展。

該呼籲是在國際可可倡議組織(ICI)與阿克拉就業和勞資關係部(MELR)合作組織的可持續發展對話論壇上發起的。

Stakeholders in the child protection sector has called for a concerted and integrated approach to achieve targets 8.7 and 8.8 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which seeks to end all forms of child labour by 2025.

According to them, government and its partners requires a concerted and integrated approach towards eliminating child labour, promoting a culture of prevention and occupational safety and health (OSH) as well as to come out with sustainable measures to build on the progress made in past.

The call was made at a sustainability dialogue forum organised by International Cocoa Initiative (ICI), in- collaboration with the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR) in Accra.

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[NEWS] India Lags Behind in Protecting Its Newborns

缺乏機構衛生基礎設施導致印度在最近發布的聯合國兒童基金會報告中被列為新生兒排名第12位。 Upasana Behar寫道,迫切需要進行系統性的改變以扭轉這種令人擔憂的局面

可持續發展目標(SDG)是一項普遍的行動呼籲,旨在消除貧困,保護地球,確保所有人都享有和平與繁榮。 可持續發展目標為所有國家根據自己的優先事項提供指導方針和目標。

Lack of institutional health infrastructure has led to India being ranked as the 12th worst country for newborns in a recently released UNICEF report. There is a serious need to make systematic changes to reverse this alarming situation, writes Upasana Behar

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The SDGs provide guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities.

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