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10 Jul 2014 description

United Nations increases health spending in 2013

COPENHAGEN, 10 July 2014 – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $16.1 billion in 2013, with the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, medical equipment, transportation, construction and food.
These highlights are part of the latest Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement, which provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the UN system in support of its operations.

25 Apr 2014 description

KINSHASA – Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) tient à remercier les donateurs qui ont récemment mobilisé plus de 48 millions de dollars américains pour l’assistance alimentaire en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Ces fonds proviennent de la Banque africaine pour le développement, la France, l’Irlande, le Japon, l’Arabie Saoudite, la Corée du Sud, la Suède, la Suisse, la Turquie, et les Etats-Unis.

24 Apr 2014 description

KINSHASA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes contributions of more than US$48 million for food assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The contributions were from by the African Development Bank, France, Ireland, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States of America.

23 Dec 2013 description

La Suisse financera un projet de 2,7 millions de dollars prévoyant des activités pilotes dans trois pays africains

20 décembre 2013, Rome - L'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO), le Fonds international pour le développement agricole (FIDA) et le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) ont lancé un projet commun destiné à affronter le problème des pertes alimentaires.

23 Dec 2013 description

Switzerland to fund $2.7 million project with pilot activities in three African countries

20 December 2013, Rome - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a joint project to tackle the global problem of food losses.

Around one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted each year, amounting to 1.3 billion tonnes - or enough food to feed 2 billion people.

12 Nov 2013 description
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Report reveals pitiful spending on projects addressing gender inequality, as London meeting to counter violence against women in crisis begins

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 17:14

13 Aug 2013 description

Las adquisiciones de las Naciones Unidas alcanzan los 15.400 millones USD en 2012

COPENHAGUE – Las adquisiciones de bienes y servicios por parte de las Naciones Unidas alcanzaron los 15.400 millones USD en 2012. Las mayores sumas se destinaron a productos farmacéuticos, equipo médico, alimentos, transporte y construcción.

13 Aug 2013 description

Les achats de l’ONU en 2012 se chiffrent à 15,4 milliards de dollars

COPENHAGUE – La valeur des biens et services achetés par les Nations Unies en 2012 se chiffre à 15,4 milliards de dollars, principalement dans les domaines pharmaceutique, médical, alimentaire, des transports et de la construction.

13 Aug 2013 description

UN procurement at $15.4 billion in 2012

COPENHAGEN – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $15.4 billion in 2012, with some of the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, food, transportation and construction.

05 Jul 2013 description

Democratic Republic of the Congo - IOM’s efforts to aid thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Eastern DRC have received a boost with contributions of USD 3 million from the United States Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to launch the Rapid Assistance Programme for Internal Displacement (RAPID) Fund for Eastern DRC, and CHF 590,000 (USD 670,000) from the Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation (SDC.)

30 May 2013 description

27.05.2013 - Press release

2012 Annual Report on Switzerland’s International Cooperation

27 May 2013 description

Une stratégie unique qui englobe pour la première fois l’aide humanitaire, la coopération technique et financière, les mesures de politique économique et commerciale et la coopération avec les pays de l’Est : ce tournant important a été salué aussi bien par le Parlement que par l’opinion publique, soulignent le directeur de la DDC Martin Dahinden et Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, Secrétaire d’Etat et directrice du SECO, dans le rapport annuel 2012 sur la coopération internationale de la Suisse qui vient de sortir de presse.

27 May 2013 description

The just-published 2012 Annual Report on Switzerland's International Cooperation sets out a unified strategy that encompasses – for the first time – humanitarian aid, technical and financial cooperation, economic and trade policy measures, and cooperation with the countries of Eastern Europe. SDC Director-General Martin Dahinden and State Secretary and Director of SECO Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch stress that this important milestone has been welcomed both by Parliament and by public opinion.

12 Dec 2012 description

République démocratique du Congo - L’OIM a reçu un financement initial de 55 000 dollars de la part de l’Agence suisse de développement et de coopération pour construire des abris d’urgence pour 800 personnes déplacées dans les plus grands sites de déplacement de fortune installés dans la province du Nord Kivu, à l’Est de la République démocratique du Congo.

07 Dec 2012 description

IOM has received seed funding of USD 55,000 from the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency (SDC) to erect emergency shelters for 800 internally displaced people (IDPs) at the largest spontaneous displacement sites in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province.

The shelters will allow families to leave school buildings where they have been sheltering since the takeover of Goma, the capital of North Kivu, by M23 rebels on November 21st. The rebels have now withdrawn from the city.

14 Dec 2011 description

FOREWORD

Every year, the plight and needs of many of the world’s most vulnerable people are described in the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP). This year’s CAP spans 18 countries and outlines needs across key sectors.

The 2012 CAP clearly highlights that food insecurity continues to be compounded by protracted crisis situations, more frequent natural disasters, conflict, volatile food prices, harsh economic conditions and climate change.

27 Oct 2009 description

As of October 27, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 27 countries have officially reported 14,109 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 76 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

Country
Cumulative total
Newly confirmed From October 19 to October 25
Cases