This is an April 2018 Edition of the Bulletin of the United Nations in Malawi. It contains stories which highlight some of the work done by the UN System in Malawi, in collaboration with the Government of Malawi and other partners, during the month.
This update is produced jointly by the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) of Malawi and the United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator in Malawi, in collaboration with humanitarian partners. The report is as of 12th February, 2018.
UNESCO commissioned a study to conduct a situational analysis on the status of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of students and gender-based violence (GBV) in technical and vocational colleges (TVCs) in Malawi operating under the Technical, Entrepreneurship and Vocational (TEVET) system. The findings of the study will contribute towards programming and advocacy on prioritising SRH and GBV education and service provision for TVCs. Among others, the study found that both male and female students are sexually active and engage in casual, unprotected and transactional sex influenced by sexual desire, peer pressure, and need for financial support. Of great concern is the finding that there are cases of male instructors having sexual relationships with female students with no disciplinary action taken against the instructor.
Malawi National Peace Policy was launched on 29th November 2017.
The 2017 edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World gives updated estimates of the number and proportion of hungry people on the planet and includes data for the global, regional, and national levels. It offers a significant update on the shifting global milieu that is today affecting people's food security and nutrition, in all corners of the globe, including Malawi.
The Report presents the findings of the Malawi Country Assessment of the Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (SRMNCH) situation within a human rights perspective. The assessment was carried with the main objective of analysing the State’s efforts to improve sexual reproductive, maternal health and child health (new born and under 5), and the respect, protection and fulfillment of human rights around the cycle of accountability. The specific objectives were to: analyse the existing legal and policy framework and identify progress, gaps, and opportunities to the realization of sexual, reproductive, maternal and child health rights; assess the budgeting and financing mechanisms; assess the delivery of health services for MRSH and NCH; evaluate the availability of effective monitoring and review mechanisms for MSRH and NCH; and a mechanism for provision of remedies and redress.
This is the NR1 Form used for national IDs registration. Print both sides on one paper (double-sided) and not on two separate papers.