Economic and Social Council

OMS

Organización Mundial de la Salud

Salud en Personas de la Tercera Edad

¿Las personas de la tercera edad gozan de óptimas condiciones de salud?

 

Teniendo en cuenta las estadísticas presentadas por la OMS, se estima que, en 2050, el 80% de las personas mayores vivirá en países de ingresos bajos y medianos. A raíz de esta alarmante cifra surge la siguiente incógnita: ¿La salud pública de dichos países es apta para ofrecer las mejores condiciones de atención en la salud a la población en general, y más aún a las personas de la tercera edad? Sin embargo, según las Naciones Unidas, ni en los países desarrollados está garantizado que las personas de la tercera edad reciban la asistencia sanitaria que necesitan.

Director: Luis Alonso Jaymez

UNICEF

Fondo Internacional de Emergencia de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia

Derechos de los Niños con Habilidades Diversas

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Los trastornos de los niños con habilidades diversas, ocasionan, debido a la mala información y capacitación que manejan quienes no sufren estas condiciones, que se afecte la parte social, académica y laboral del individuo; siendo discriminados, y/o apartados de la sociedad hasta un punto en donde las personas no tienen respeto por los derechos fundamentales de quienes tienen habilidades diversas ante el resto.

 

Ahí es donde la Agencia Especializada de la ONU interviene para detener esta discriminación y desinformación de la comunidad internacional y contribuir con la integración de estos individuos a la sociedad de hoy en día.

Director: Antonio Cornejo

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Access to Education for Women in Africa

Learning Committee

According to the Human Rights Watch, millions of pregnant and married adolescent girls across many African countries are being denied their education because of discriminatory policies and practices. More than 49 million girls are out of primary and secondary school in sub-Saharan Africa, threatening their rights and limiting their opportunities.

Without urgent action, the situation will probably get more critical as the region faces a rising demand for education due to a still-growing school-age population. Taking action on girls’ education should not be restricted to the halls of government offices or multilateral institutions. Civil society networks, business leaders, media organizations, academia, social enterprises, philanthropic communities, and individual global champions all have a part to perform.

Director: Valeria Escudero

UN Women

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Rights of Rural Women

Women’s rights are the fundamental human rights that were enshrined by the United Nations for every human being on the planet nearly 70 years ago. These rights include the right to live free from violence, slavery, and discrimination; to be educated; to own property; to vote, and to earn a fair and equal wage.

 

The empowerment of rural women and girls is essential to building a prosperous, equitable and peaceful future for all on a healthy planet. Achieving gender equality, ensuring decent work for all, eradicating poverty and hunger and taking climate action. Yet, rural women and girls remain disproportionately affected by poverty, inequality, exclusion and the effects of climate change.

Director: Maria Fernanda Landázuri & Daniela Palomino

WCIP

World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (Double Delegation)

Protection of Indigenous Peoples from Extractive Industries

As time and humanity has been evolving, several industries have continually worked to colonize and expand their boundaries throughout the centuries. As new companies start to dominate the area, mostly with hard actions, the original inhabitants of the land, or the indigenous populations, are at risk of losing their unique heritage. These activities have increased deforestation and made climate change affect many indigenous groups who rely on the climate for food production and survival. Indigenous populations all around the world are often socially discriminated against or perceived as less than human by the rest of the civilians because of their unique cultural traditions.

Director: Nella Cachay & Diego Encinas