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Release and reintegration of child soldiers: One part of a bigger puzzle

Paper presented by the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers at the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Rehabilitation and Reintegration of War-Affected Children

22-23 October 2009 - Brussels, Belgium

1. SUMMARY

The paper outlines key developments in international efforts to end the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict and highlights some of the challenges involved in the release and reintegration of children associated with armed forces and groups.

It notes that, despite significant attention

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Burundi + 6 others
Peacebuilding as one: UN launches new policy on generating employment in post-conflict environments

Promoting employment is difficult in peacetime, and significantly more so in post-conflict situations. A major new effort by 20 UN agencies, funds and programmes now aims to scale up and maximize the impact, coherence and efficiency of employment support to post-conflict countries. ILO Online spoke with José-Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director of the ILO Employment Sector which oversees the ILO Programme on Crisis Response and Reconstruction about the "United
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Water and sanitation - fifth update on DFID's water action plan

On 30 April, International Development Minister Mike Foster launched DFID's 5th Meeting our Promises update, sharing our 2008 achievements in water and sanitation. The External Water Forum - Water & Sanitation in a Changing Climate - took place at the Institute of Physics in London. The event, covered not only water, sanitation and climate change, but also the relationship with health.

Mike Foster - Speech to the DFID Stakeholder Water Forum

30 APRIL 2009

Thanks Sarah, thanks Marcus, Sanjay,

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Burundi + 9 others
Boletín DDR no. 5: abril - junio 2008

En este boletín se presenta una relación de los acontecimientos más relevantes del trimestre en materia de los programas de Desarme, Desmovilización y Reintegración (DDR) de antiguos combatientes (DDR durante el trimestre), para después analizar en mayor profundidad un aspecto relacionado con este tipo de programas (Análisis sobre DDR). Tanto el anuario como las fichas de cada uno de los países se encuentran disponibles en www.escolapau.org.

La Coalición para Acabar con la Utilización

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MAG CWMD global update Jun 2008

MAG and SALW - As the scale of the Small Arms Light Weapons (SALW)1 problem has become apparent across the world, MAG has been increasingly involved in addressing the threat posed by these items. The illicit proliferation of SALW prolongs conflicts, causes instability, undermines development, and is now well established as the leading threat to human security globally. MAG is currently undertaking SALW projects in Burundi, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iraq and Sudan. In addition, MAG conducted an assessment to the Central
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Boletín DDR no. 4: enero - marzo 2008

En este boletín se presenta una relación de los acontecimientos más relevantes del trimestre en materia de los programas de Desarme, Desmovilización y Reintegración (DDR) de antiguos combatientes (DDR durante el trimestre), para después analizar en mayor profundidad un aspecto relacionado con este tipo de programas (Análisis sobre DDR). Tanto el anuario como las fichas de cada uno de los países se encuentran disponibles en www.escolapau.org

ÁFRICA

BURUNDI: Se desmovilizan sólo 200 de los 900 miembros de las FFAA previstos.

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Despite record cereal crop this year, some countries will struggle - UN agency

Report
UN News Service
Although global cereal production is expected to reach record levels this year, at least 33 countries are forecast to face serious difficulties, largely because of conflict, economic struggles or bad weather, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today.

The latest issue of the FAO Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, released at the agency's headquarters in Rome,

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The Global Appeal 2007

The Global Appeal 2007

Introduction

UNHCR's Global Appeal is published yearly to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee (ExCom) members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and others of concern to UNHCR. This tenth Global Appeal outlines the Office's strategies and programmes for 2007, and will be launched officially at UNHCR's annual

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Children and armed conflict - Report of the Secretary-General

General Assembly
Sixty-first session

Security Council
Sixty-first year

Agenda item 63 (a)
Promotion and protection of the rights of children: promotion and protection of the rights of children

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1612 (2005), by which the Council requested me to submit a report on the implementation of that resolution and resolutions 1379 (2001), 1460 (2003) and 1539 (2004), providing information on compliance in ending the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict in violation

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Annual report 2005 - implementation of activities and use of funds

Introduction by the High Commissioner
There can be no question that 2005 was a seminal year for OHCHR. It marked the moment at which, for the first time, the United Nations human rights Office was able to combine vision, strategy, personnel, resources and political support into the beginnings of an effective means by which to seek to address some of the greatest human rights challenges we currently face in the world today. In the Report you have before you, we seek to explain to you how this has happened and what more needs to be done to enable us to continue down the path on which
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UNHCR Global Appeal 2006

Introduction

This Global Appeal is published to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and other persons of concern falling within UNHCR's mandate. UNHCR's ninth Global Appeal outlines the Office's strategies and programmes for 2006, and will be launched officially at

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UN human rights office appeals for $54.8 million for 2004

GENEVA, 5 December (UN Information Service) -- The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is seeking $54.8 million in contributions to fund activities in the coming year and to continue efforts to strengthen the institution.
The Office's Annual Appeal 2004, which will be launched officially on 8 December at a meeting of United Nations Member States in Geneva, covers the areas of support to the United Nations human rights organs, including the Commission on Human Rights and the bodies that monitor how human rights treaties are implemented, programmes at the
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UNHCR briefing notes: Pavarotti and Friends, Liberia, Afghanistan, Burundi, Max Schmidheiny Freedom Prize awarded to UNHCR

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva.
1) Pavarotti and Friends

This evening, in Modena, Italy, the High Commissioner will appoint the fashion designer Giorgio Armani as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. A press release on this appointment is at the back of the room. The appointment will be made at the "Pavarotti and Friends" concert.

For the second year in succession, the celebrated Italian tenor, Luciano Pavarotti has made refugees the central