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Human Rights and Democracy: The 2012 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report

Foreword by Foreign Secretary William Hague

The promotion and protection of human rights is at the heart of the UK’s foreign policy objectives. I, along with my ministerial team, consistently raise human rights violations wherever and whenever they occur. And with this in mind, I am delighted to introduce the FCO’s 2012 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report, which details our efforts to promote human rights during 2012.

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Armed non‐state actors and displacement in armed conflict

Geneva Call

This report was stimulated by a conference on armed non-State actors (ANSAs) and the protection of internally displaced people organized in 2011 jointly by Geneva Call and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. The conference itself followed on from a special edition of Forced Migration Review magazine on ‘Armed non-state actors and displacement’.

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Global Food Security Update - Issue 12, October 2013

The Global Food Security update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

In focus

• In Syria, revised estimates indicate that the number of IDPs has risen to 6.5 million from 4.25 million in July. Vulnerability is increasing due to conflict, reduced economic activity, reduced crop production and high prices. As of October, UNHCR reports that over 2 million Syrians had found refuge in neighboring countries.

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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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The United States and R2P: From Words to Action

USIP, Partners Release Report on Realizing ‘Responsibility to Protect’

By: Thomas Omestad

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United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund 2012 Annual Report

The UN's Central Emergency Response Fund dispersed US$485 million to projects in 49 countries and territories in 2012 – the highest amount since its inception.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Annual Report 2012 - Swiss International Cooperation

27.05.2013 - Press release

2012 Annual Report on Switzerland’s International Cooperation

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Canada leads global food security initiatives

ROME — Canada's leadership on food security and nutrition is contributing to the reduction of poverty, hunger, and malnutrition in developing countries. The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, participated today in a round table in Rome to discuss global food security and nutrition, and the role of private sector partnerships.

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Global Overview 2012: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

Around 6.5 million people were newly displaced, almost twice as many as the 3.5 million during 2011. The conflicts in Syria and DRC were responsible for around half of the new displacements.

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2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Fact Sheet


April 19, 2013

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Violencia sexual relacionada con los conflictos - Informe del Secretario General (A/67/792–S/2013/149)

Asamblea General Consejo de Seguridad Sexagésimo séptimo período de sesiones
Tema 33 del programa
Prevención de los conflictos armados
Sexagésimo octavo año

I. Introducción

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Violence sexuelle liée aux conflits : Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/67/792–S/2013/149)

Assemblée générale Soixante-septième session Point 33 de l’ordre du jour Prévention des conflits armés

I. Introduction

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The Peacebuilding Fund - Report of the Secretary-General (A/67/711)

Sixty-seventh session
Agenda item 107
Report of the Secretary-General on the Peacebuilding Fund


The present report, which covers the activities of the Peacebuilding Fund for the period from January to December 2012, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/282, which requested the Secretary-General to submit an annual report on the operation and activities of the Fund.

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Global emergency overview snapshot, 11-18 March 2013

The Global Overview is a weekly update that collates humanitarian information from a wide range of sources. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.