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27 Nov 2015 description

Next week, Mozambique, formerly one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, will formally declare it has completed mine clearance on its territory, the 29th country to do so since the 1990s. This leaves 60 countries and territories still contaminated according to Clearing the Mines, a review of mine action programmes around the world published today by Norwegian People’s Aid. The report’s authors have calculated that by 2020 another 20 countries should have completed mine clearance and the urgent humanitarian threat removed from the other 40.

02 Nov 2015 description

October 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Central African Republic, Israel/Palestine, Macedonia, Republic of Congo, South China Sea, Turkey

  • Improved situations

November 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts

  • Conflict resolution opportunities
01 Oct 2015 description

September 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia, Guatemala, Macedonia

October 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic

  • Conflict resolution opportunities

14 May 2015 description
report UN General Assembly


Première partie de la reprise de session,
38e séance – matin

La Cinquième Commission chargée des questions administratives et budgétaires a examiné, ce matin, les projets de budget de neuf opérations de maintien de la paix pour l’exercice allant du 1er juillet 2015 au 30 juin 2016.

12 Mar 2015 description

Executive Summary

This report provides a UK perspective on the global human rights situation during 2014, and examples of what the government is doing to promote human rights and democratic values overseas. It reviews the situation in specific countries and against the thematic priorities around which our work is organised.

One of the most striking trends of 2014 was the pressure put by governments on civil society organisations in many parts of the world, damaging human rights and the economic interests of those same countries.

04 Dec 2014 description
  • In the north of Madagascar, supplementary immunization activities are planned for December in response to the outbreak of circulating vaccine derived poliovirus. National Immunization Days are planned for January. The aim is to boost immunity across the country against all strains of poliovirus using trivalent oral polio vaccine.

  • For the first time ever, only 1 case of wild poliovirus has been reported in Africa in the last 4 months. The case had onset of paralysis on 11 August in Somalia.

26 Sep 2014 description
  • A synchronised regional mass polio vaccination campaign in central and western Africa is currently underway to vaccinate nearly 94 million children in 18 countries with oral polio vaccine (OPV).

  • On 18 September, Nepal became the first GAVI eligible country to introduce inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunization programme. Plans are underway to introduce IPV into the immunization programmes of the 126 countries currently using only oral polio vaccine, ahead of a planned switch from trivalent OPV to bivalent OPV.

21 Mar 2014 description
English version
French version

Provisional agenda item 16.4
21 March 2014

Report by the Secretariat

  1. The Executive Board at its 134th session noted an earlier version of this report.1 The following text has been updated and revised in the light of those discussions.

19 Sep 2013 description

Asylum seekers and refugees – men, women and even children – are increasingly detained and interned around the world, as are numbers of other migrants. Sometimes detained indefinitely and often in appalling conditions, they may suffer not only deprivation of their liberty but other abuses of their human rights too. Detention may appear to be a convenient solution to states’ political quest to manage migration (often as a precursor to deportation) but it is an expensive option and has lasting effects on those detained.

26 Jun 2012 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. Ce neuvième rapport sur la protection des civils en période de conflit armé est présenté comme suite à la demande faite dans la déclaration du Président du Conseil de sécurité en date du 22 novembre 2010 (S/PRST/2010/25).

25 Jun 2012 description

Geneva (ICRC) – Major crises that erupted in 2011 in the Middle East and Africa, alongside existing armed conflicts and other violent situations all over the world, caused immense suffering among millions of people that lasted well into 2012 and made them heavily dependent on aid. In addition, increasing food demand in several parts of the world continued to fuel unrest and conflict, as did the consequences of drought and floods. The worldwide economic crisis further compounded the woes felt by many.

13 Jun 2012 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. The present report, submitted pursuant to the request contained in the statement by the President of the Security Council dated 22 November 2010 (S/PRST/2010/25), is my ninth report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.

13 Jun 2012 description

Assemblée générale
Soixante-sixième session
Point 65 a) de l’ordre du jour
Promotion et protection des droits de l’enfant

Conseil de sécurité
Soixante-septième année

I. Introduction

21 Dec 2011 description
report DanChurchAid

By Tove Gerhardsen

With 159 countries having joined the Landmine Ban Treaty sine it came into force in 1997, it can already be considered a huge success in terms of international law. But with three countries laying new landmines in 2011, it is clear that the work of ridding the world of landmines is far from over.

This was the conclusion of a meeting of state parties to the Mine Ban Treaty that took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 27 November – 2 December 2012, at which DanChurchAid (DCA) also took part.

08 Dec 2011 description
Overview of the ICRC's operations in 2012
Key data for the 2012 ICRC Emergency and Headquarters Appeals

Geneva (ICRC) – Sudden emergencies in the Middle East and North Africa that began during the first months of this year have resulted in the death, injury and suffering of tens of thousands of people.

01 Dec 2011 description

KOFF – swisspeace

  • OSCE conference on UN Security Council Resolution 1325

  • KOFF Roundtable on Peace and Reconciliation in Rwanda: Contributions of Gacaca

  • Workshop on Swiss Engagement in North Africa

  • Peacebuilding at the Grassroots? Practice and Challenges of Local Democracy in Nepal

  • Afghanistan at the Crossroads: How can Swiss Actors Remain Engaged?

  • Conflict over the Exploitation of Natural Resources in Guatemala


26 May 2011 description

Geneva (ICRC) – The lives of ever more men, women and children are heavily dependent on humanitarian aid.