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World + 21 others
Assistance in mine action - Report of the Secretary-General (A/68/305)

The present report, covering the period from August 2011 to July 2013, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 66/69 , in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a report to it at its sixty-eighth session on the implementation of that resolution and on follow-up to previous resolutions on assistance in mine clearance and mine action, including relevant United Nations policies and activities.

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Afghanistan + 28 others
Portfolio of Mine Action Projects 2011 - Fourteenth Edition

Landmines continue to kill or maim more than 4,000 people yearly

United Nations appeals for $498 million to address the challenge in 29 countries

GENEVA - Mine action initiatives in 29 countries, territories or peacekeeping missions will cost $498 million in 2011, according to the 14th edition of the annual Portfolio of Mine Action Projects, released today by the United Nations in Geneva.

The portfolio is an annual snapshot of the impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war in countries or territories with mine action programmes. The portfolio also provides proposals for

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Afghanistan + 24 others
Portfolio of Mine Action Projects 2010

2010 Portfolio Highlights

27 countries, territories, missions

This 13th edition of the annual Portfolio of Mine Action Projects features overviews and project outlines for 27 countries, territories or missions affected by landmines and explosive remnants of war.

277 projects

There are 277 projects in the 2010 portfolio. Africa accounts for the largest number: 103.

95 appealing agencies; one in five projects from national NGOs

The 2010 portfolio continues to receive a high level of participation by an array of appealing agencies, including

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Congo + 10 others
France: Abolish airport limbo for migrant children

Transit Zone' System Threatens Unaccompanied Children's Safety

France's system of detaining and deporting unaccompanied migrant children who arrive in Paris by air puts them at serious risk, Human Rights Watch said today. The conclusions are based on the 60-page report, "Lost in Transit: Insufficient Protection for Unaccompanied Migrant Children at Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport."

In 2008, airport police deported or removed

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Congo + 10 others
Lost in Transit: Insufficient protection for unaccompanied migrant children at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport

I. Summary and Key Recommendations

The [airport] transit zone is an improvement for foreigners because they can exercise their rights before they even enter French territory. -Eric Besson, minister, Ministry of Immigration, Integration, National Identity, and Solidarity Development, May 11, 2009.

I said I didn't want to return. The [police] woman told me 'we will handcuff you...put you in the plane, and send you back to your country.' -Ousmane R. who arrived alone at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport at the age of 16 in June 2007.

From January 2008 to July 2009 around

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Congo + 10 others
Perdus en zone d'attente : Protection insuffisante des mineurs étrangers isolés à l'aéroport de Roissy Charles de Gaulle

I. Résumé et recommandations clés

La zone d'attente est un progrès pour les étrangers, parce qu'elle leur permet d'exercer leurs droits avant même d'être entrés sur le territoire national. -Eric Besson, ministre, ministère de l'Immigration, de l'intégration, de l'identité nationale et du développement solidaire, 11 mai 2009.

J'ai dit que je ne voulais pas repartir. La femme [policière] m'a dit : « on va te menotter... te mettre dans l'avion, et te renvoyer dans ton pays. » -Ousmane R. arrivé seul à l'aéroport Roissy-Charles de Gaulle en juin 2007, à l'âge de 16 ans.

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Afghanistan + 32 others
Demanding reforms, speakers say outdated UN structure leaves organization ill-equipped to address twenty-first century realities

GA/10865

Addressing Assembly via Cell Phone, Honduran President Zelaya Calls on United Nations to 'Restore Rule of Law and Freedom that Honduras Deserves'

Concerned that the United Nations outdated structure left it ill-equipped to deal with twenty-first century realities, Government Ministers addressing the General Assembly today pressed the world body to revamp its institutions, extend its alliances and break old mindsets that had hampered its credibility as the world's pre-eminent negotiating forum.

For Osman Mohammed Saleh, Eritrea's Minister

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Albania + 26 others
Annual report on strengthening and coordinating UN rule of law activities (A/64/298)

Sixty-fourth session
Item 84 of the provisional agenda
The rule of law at the national and international levels

Report of the Secretary-General

Summary

This is the first annual report on United Nations efforts to strengthen engagement on the rule of law at the national and international levels. The Organization has set an important, broad agenda to this end. The focus remains on finding better ways to support Member States and their populations to build a just and secure national and international order governed by the rule of law.

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Afghanistan + 32 others
Assistance in mine action - Report of the UN SG (A/64/287)

Sixty-fourth session
Item 29 of the provisional agenda

Summary

On the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention), civil society, Governments and the United Nations have come a long way to end the suffering caused by landmines. Over 41 million landmines have been destroyed. Land has been cleared and returned to communities. Increased numbers of at-risk populations have

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Afghanistan + 31 others
Assistance à la lutte antimines - Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/64/287)

Résumé

Dix ans après l'entrée en vigueur du Traité sur l'interdiction de l'emploi, du stockage, de la production et du transfert des mines antipersonnel et sur leur destruction (Traité d'interdiction des mines antipersonnel), la société civile, les États et l'ONU ont beaucoup fait pour mettre fin aux souffrances causées par les mines terrestres. Plus de 41 millions de ces mines ont été détruites. Des terres ont été déminées et rendues aux communautés. Un nombre croissant de populations à risque disposent des connaissances et des compétences pour réduire les

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Afghanistan + 19 others
Exécutions extrajudiciaires, sommaires ou arbitraires (A/64/187)

Résumé

Le présent rapport porte sur les exécutions imputables au vigilantisme et sur la justice populaire, question par trop négligée par les états, la communauté internationale et les défenseurs des droits de l'homme. Un sondage effectué par le Rapporteur spécial révèle que des exécutions de ce type sont signalées un peu partout dans le monde, ce qui dénote l'existence d'un problème dont tous les états pourraient avoir à se préoccuper. Le rapport analyse le phénomène sous différents angles : victimes et auteurs, conséquences sur les droits de l'homme et

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Afghanistan + 29 others
New 8th edition of "To Walk the Earth in Safety" shows continued United States progress in clearing landmines and destroying conventional weapons

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The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM/WRA) has released the 8th Edition of "To Walk the Earth in Safety," a report summarizing the accomplishments of the U.S. Humanitarian Mine Action Program, the world's largest such operation.

In 2008, the Department of State provided $123.1 million in mine clearance and weapons destruction assistance to 35 countries. Among the report's success stories is Cambodia, where U.S.

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Afghanistan + 53 others
Nuevo impulso a la inmunización

La donación española de 29 millones de euros a Gavi Alliance contribuirá a acelerar las iniciativas en materia de vacunación en 72 de los países más pobres del mundo.

Esta mañana se han reunido en la sede de la AECID la Secretaria de Estado de Cooperación Internacional, Soraya Rodríguez y la Directora de la AECID, Elena Madrazo con el Secretario Ejecutivo de GAVI, Dr. Julian Lob-Levyt en un encuentro en el que también ha participado SAR la Infanta Cristina como representante de La Fundación La Caixa, que también contribuye con la Alianza.

Madrid / Ginebra, 12 de mayo de 2009

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Benin + 25 others
Message on countries of the South 2009 - 2012: Unified Swiss development cooperation strategy

With its Message on the Continuation of Technical Cooperation and Financial Aid for Developing Countries 2009 - 2012, the Federal Council presented a unified strategy for the Swiss Government's development cooperation as a whole.

By means of this Message, the Federal Council gears Swiss development cooperation to three priorities:

- reducing poverty;

- reducing security risks;

- co-shaping a form of globalization that promotes development.

Four-and-a-half billion Swiss francs have been allocated for this work for the period 2009-2012.

Switzerland's international cooperation

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Benin + 25 others
Stratégie uniforme en matière de coopération au développement - Nouveautés à partir du 1er janvier 2009

Le Conseil fédéral a présenté, par le vecteur de son Message 2009 - 2012, la nouvelle stratégie globale de la Confédération en matière de coopération au développement. Le Parlement a en outre demandé d'élever à 0,5 % du RNB le montant consacré à l'aide au développement.

En vertu du Message sur la continuation de la coopération technique et de l'aide financière en faveur des pays en développement (dit Message Sud), la coopération suisse au développement s'articule autour de trois axes :

1. la réduction de la pauvreté ;

2. la réduction des risques d'ordre sécuritaire ;

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Afghanistan + 26 others
Portfolio of Mine Action Projects 2009

Introduction

The Portfolio of Mine Action Projects 2009 provides a snapshot of the problems of landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) in 33 countries, territories and peacekeeping missions, and describes the strategies for eliminating each of these threats.

This 12th edition of the annual portfolio is a collection of mine action project proposals that reflect a strategic response by field-based partners to the landmine and ERW problems in specific countries or territories. The compilation has become a unique resource for donors, policy-makers and service providers.

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Afghanistan + 87 others
Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Jan 2006 - mid-2007 (A/62/12)

I. Introduction

1. A significant increase in the numbers of persons of concern to UNHCR brought new challenges in 2006. While there was a 14 per cent increase in refugee numbers from the previous year, the Office's involvement, together with other humanitarian partners, in protecting and assisting internally displaced persons (IDPs) under the inter-agency cluster approach, resulted in a doubling of IDP figures. Thanks to better data capturing, many more stateless people have been identified, also swelling numbers.

2. Despite a plethora of complex challenges,

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Nepal + 30 others
Assistance à la lutte antimines - Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/62/307)

Résumé

Dix ans après que la communauté internationale se soit engagée à éliminer le fléau des mines antipersonnel, les Nations Unies peuvent se prévaloir de plusieurs réalisations collectives : les mines et les restes explosifs de guerre font de moins en moins de victimes; plusieurs aspects essentiels d'un cadre juridique international renforcé ont été mis en oeuvre; on a expressément reconnu l'importance de l'égalité des sexes et des droits des personnes handicapées dans l'ensemble du domaine de la lutte antimines; et les nombreux partenaires engagés dans la lutte

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Burundi + 61 others
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