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Polio this week as of 24 September 2014

  • 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.

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Poliomyelitis: intensification of the global eradication initiative [EN/FR]

SIXTY-SEVENTH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY A67/38
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.

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Forced Migration Review No. 44: Detention, alternatives to detention, and deportation

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.

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Rapport du Secrétaire général sur la protection des civils dans les conflits armés (S/2012/376)

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).

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Annual Report for 2011: a year of complex and unforeseen crises

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.

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Report of the Secretary-General on the protection of civilians in armed conflict (S/2012/376)

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.

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Le sort des enfants en temps de conflit armé : Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/66/782–S/2012/261)

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

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Three countries use landmines in 2011; Fight for "landmine-free world" not over

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.

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ICRC raising funds to address acute crises and long-term suffering

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.

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Afghanistan + 8 others
KOFF-Newsletter No. 103

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

Focus

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ICRC striving to meet unprecedented needs despite funding pressures

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

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Le sort des enfants en temps de conflit armé - Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/65/820–S/2011/250)

I. Introduction

  1. Le présent rapport portant sur la période allant de janvier à décembre 2010 (ainsi que sur certaines situations qui ont subsisté au-delà de la période considérée) est soumis en application de la déclaration du Président (S/PRST/2010/10) du 16 juin 2010, par laquelle le Conseil m’a prié de lui présenter un rapport sur l’application de ses résolutions 1261 (1999), 1314 (2000), 1379 (2001), 1460 (2003), 1539 (2004), 1612 (2005) et 1882 (2009) et des déclarations présidentielles sur le sort des enfants en temps de conflit armé.

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Children and armed conflict: Report of the Secretary-General (A/65/820–S/2011/250)

UN report warns of disturbing trend of attacks against schools during armed conflicts

An increasing number of parties to armed conflicts around the world are deliberately attacking schools or forcing them to close in a disturbing and growing trend, according to a United Nations report released today. The annual report of the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict finds that out of 22 conflicts that were monitored, attacks against schools and hospitals were reported in at least 15.

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Protection des Civils en 2010 : Faits, chiffres et la réponse du Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies

Report
Oxfam

Enlèvements, assassinats, déplacements forcés, viols… En 2010, les populations civiles prises dans les conflits ont payé un prix inacceptable. Face à ces exactions, la réponse de la communauté internationale en matière de protection des civils a été inégale et souvent partiale, estime Oxfam dans un rapport publié le lundi 9 mai. Le rapport sort à la veille du débat du Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU, présidé par la France ce mois de mai, et où les succès et échecs du Conseil en matière de "protection des civils" seront examinés.

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Protection of Civilians in 2010: Facts, Figures, and the UN Security Council’s response

Report
Oxfam

In 2010, millions of men, women, and children were killed, raped, displaced, injured, or recruited by force in armed conflicts throughout the world. Whether caught in the crossfire or deliberately targeted, civilians too often suffer disproportionately as a result of conflict.

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Afghanistan + 27 others
Anuario 2011 de procesos de paz

En esta sexta edición del Anuario de Procesos de Paz se analizan los conflictos en los que se llevan a cabo negociaciones para llegar a un acuerdo de paz, con independencia de que estas negociaciones estén formalizadas, se encuentren en fase exploratoria, transcurran satisfactoriamente o, por el contrario, se encuentren estancadas o en plena crisis. También se analizan algunos casos donde las negociaciones o exploraciones son parciales, es decir, que no abarcan la totalidad de los grupos armados presentes en un país (caso de la India, por ejemplo).