A few weeks ago we asked you to help get a question about disability on the agenda for discussions with the candidates for United Nations Secretary General – and it worked! Our question was put to candidate Natalia Gherman of Moldova by video during the informal dialogue sessions held with the candidates over the past few days in New York. In her answer, Gherman spoke of “more participation” and “more representation” for people with disabilities (see more of her response below).
According to 8,749 children caught up in 17 different emergencies – ranging from conflict to protracted crises and disasters – who took part in 16 studies by eight organisations covering 17 different emergencies, 99% of children in crisis situations see education as a priority.
When children living in emergency and crisis are asked what they need most, time and time again they tell us they want to continue their education.
Amazingly, the first month of the year is nearly over. Before we know it, December 2012 is upon us! Is it just me or does time seem to be on overdrive lately, zooming and streaking past, leaving specks of dust from unfinished tasks in its wake. Before I get lost in my random ruminations, let me do our very first round-up post for January, which shall likewise be our contribution for the Carnival of Children’s Literature which is hosted this month by Delightful Children’s Books.
World Water Day offers us an opportunity think about some of the challenges facing those of us working in the field of infectious diseases and how working alongside those in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector could improve impacts across the board.