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28 Aug 2015 description

Despite win in Europe’s human rights courts, political stalemate is likely to draw out the process of paying reparations to families displaced by war.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a landmark ruling in June in favour of displaced people on both sides of the NagornyKarabakh conflict. But officials in both Yerevan and Baku have yet to explain how they plan to compensate claimants forced by conflict to abandon their homes and property.

18 Aug 2015 description

YEREVAN, 5 August 2015 — Asian Development Bank (ADB), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia signed an agreement on collaboration on August 5 to strengthen partnership on Seismic Safety Improvement Program in Armenia.

12 Aug 2015 description

YEREVAN, Aug 12 (UNHCR) – For Hovig Ashjian and his family, life in Aleppo, Syria, was happy before the war. He worked as a jeweller at the workshop he owned, while his wife Tamara was a chef. His 16-year-old daughter Rita went to school.

But when the conflict came and tore the country apart, his family -- who were part of an 80,000-strong Syrian-Armenian community – were forced to flee.

10 Aug 2015 description

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Post-Crisis Environmental Assessment

CHAPTER 2
Post-Crisis Environmental Recovery

CHAPTER 3
Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding

CHAPTER 4 Disaster Risk Reduction

04 Aug 2015 description

Saving lives and livelihoods by preparing for natural disasters is the core principle on which the European Commission has based its Disaster Preparedness Programme "DIPECHO" since 1996.

30 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· FAO’s global cereal price index continued to fall in Q2-2015, down 19 percent year-on-year.

· The real price of wheat dropped a further 9 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 33 percent lower than in Q2-2014, thanks to increased global supply and lower consumption.

· The real price of maize has fallen by 3 percent since Q1-2015 and is 21 percent lower than inQ2-2014. However, global production for 2015/16 is set to be lower and thus prices are likely to rise.

30 Jul 2015 description
report Caritas

Cáritas. 30 de julio de 2015.- Ante le celebración, hoy 30 de julio, del Día Mundial contra la Trata de Personas, Cáritas Española llama la atención sobre la violación de derechos humanos que para millones de personas en todo el mundo supone esta denigrante forma de esclavitud moderna, que se estima que es el segundo negocio ilegal más lucrativo a nivel mundial.

23 Jul 2015 description

BAKU, 23 July 2015 – The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs (Ambassadors Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, James Warlick of the United States of America, and Pierre Andrieu of France) traveled to Yerevan and Baku to meet President of Armenia Serzh Sargsian and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. The Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk also participated in the meetings.

14 Jul 2015 description

Securing an Armenian-Azerbaijani agreement: the roles of international and local security providers

25 Jun 2015 description

YEREVAN, Armenia, June 25, 2015 (UNHCR) – When conflict erupted in Ukraine in November 2014, Artyem and Ella Nakhoyans prayed the fighting would end before it could disrupt their happy lives and home. Instead, war slowly crept closer to their home in Lugansk, eastern Ukraine.

Neighbours were cut down by stray bullets, shelling destroyed many houses, basic services – like water and electricity – were cut.

18 Jun 2015 description

Focus on healthy and balanced nutrition

A front-runner in the race to end hunger, the region still struggles with malnutrition

Multiple trends are shaping the nutrition map for Europe and Central Asia, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s first-ever report on food insecurity and malnutrition in Europe and Central Asia, released today. The problems of food insecurity have changed away from that of caloric sufficiency toward the quality of peoples’ diets – a trend that will likely continue in this way.

03 Jun 2015 description

YEREVAN, 3 June 2015 – OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić in Yerevan today emphasized today in Yerevan the importance of regional dialogue as he concluded his trip to the South Caucasus, following visits to Baku on 1 June and Tbilisi on 2 June.

During talks with Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan, Dačić highlighted the importance of a dialogue which would steer the region towards a sustainable peaceful solution for the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and discussed co-operation between the OSCE and Armenia.