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Capacity building fund MAA00011 Annual Report 2011

This report covers the period 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2011.

In brief Examples of the CBF impact (more in annex):

Red Cross society of China, Hennan Province

After only two years of implementation of Intensified Capacity Building (ICB) in Hennan Province, the branch has recorded impressive achievements:

• The new structure benefitted 7,000 people through sustainable services

• Grassroots Red Cross organisations have increased from 90 to 3,100

• The number of volunteers increased from 10,000 to 30,000, and staff from 100 to 8,000

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Environmental, human rights accords continue to gather support at UN treaty event

Report
UN News Service

22 September 2011 – Conventions and protocols on human rights and the environment continued to receive widespread support from Member States on the third day of the annual United Nations event aimed at promoting greater participation in global treaties and international law.

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Press Conference by Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict

Recent releases of thousands of child soldiers showed that that attention to the plight of children in armed conflict had made an impact, but stronger action was needed to deal with persistent violators, sexual violence and reintegration, the top United Nations official on the issue said this afternoon.

Ahead of her presentation to the General Assembly's Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) tomorrow, Radhika Coomaraswamy, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, said that the Security Council's listing of

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Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue with Special Representative of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict

Human Rights Council
MORNING 14 September 2010

The Human Rights Council this morning opened its agenda item on the promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development, and heard the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict present her report, which was followed by an interactive dialogue in which speakers welcomed the progress made during the last year in the protection of children in armed conflict and the attention

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Annual report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy (A/HRC/15/58)

Human Rights Council

Fifteenth session

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

I. Introduction

1. The present report, covering the period May 2009 to May 2010, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 51/77 and other subsequent resolutions of the Assembly on the rights of the child, including its most recent resolution 64/146, in which the Assembly requested the Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict to

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MAG CWMD Global Update June 2010

MAG and CWMD - MAG uses the term Conventional Weapons Management and Disposal (CWMD) to refer to its work in support of weapons and ammunition disposal and security.

This includes dealing with Small Arms and Light Weapons, as well as items such as aircraft bombs, large calibre artillery, mortar ammunition and rockets. The term also reflects the different roles that MAG takes on within this sector, from direct clearance activities and Physical Security and Stockpile Management, to capacity building and training. CWMD is a coordinated and integrated approach which supports

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Release and reintegration of child soldiers: One part of a bigger puzzle

Paper presented by the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers at the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Rehabilitation and Reintegration of War-Affected Children

22-23 October 2009 - Brussels, Belgium

1. SUMMARY

The paper outlines key developments in international efforts to end the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict and highlights some of the challenges involved in the release and reintegration of children associated with armed forces and groups.

It notes that, despite significant attention

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Press conference on Children and Armed Conflict

In a preview of her annual report (document A/64/254), set for presentation to the General Assembly's Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict acknowledged the momentum that the Organization had built over the past year to protect the rights of boys and girls enduring armed conflicts around the globe.

Radhika Cooomaraswamy told reporters gathered at a Headquarters press conference that headway was being made

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Taking up Secretary-General's report on work of Organization, Member States back call for renewed multilateralism, say tackling crises requires 'unity of purpose'


GA/10867

Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Plenary
14th & 15th Meetings (AM & PM)

Assembly Also Decides to Convene High-Level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation in Nairobi, from 1 to 3 December

In the General Assembly today, Member States threw their support behind the Secretary-General's push to inject multilateralism with the renewed vigour it needs to combat today's global crises.

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Council concludes debate on update of High Commissioner, holds dialogue with Representative for Children and Armed Conflict


Human Rights Council
MORNING
16 September 2009

Hears Statement by the Federal Minister for Human Rights of Pakistan

The Human Rights Council this morning concluded its general debate on the High Commissioner's update on the situation of human rights around the world and held an interactive dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and armed conflict. It also heard an address by the Federal Minister for Human Rights of Pakistan.

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Analytical study on human rights and transitional justice: Addendum - Inventory of human rights and transitional justice aspects of recent peace agreements (A/HRC/12/18/Add.1)

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
Twelfth session
Agenda item 2

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND REPORTS OF THE OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER AND THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

Introduction

In resolution 9/10 the Human Rights Council requested the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to prepare an inventory of the human rights and transitional justice aspects of recent peace agreements. This addendum is submitted pursuant to that request and reproduces selected human rights and transitional

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Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (A/64/254)

Sixty-fourth session
Item 67 (a) of the provisional agenda
Promotion and protection of the rights of children

Summary

The present report highlights a number of critical themes and emerging issues of concern, such as the effects of terrorism and counter-terrorism measures on children, rampant sexual violence against girls and boys in situations of armed conflict, the special vulnerabilities of children and families displaced within States, the urgent need for education for children in emergency situations, and the need to

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ECP: Barómetro 20 sobre conflictos, derechos humanos y construccion de paz - Abril - Junio 2009

Introduction

El "Barómetro" es un informe trimestral editado en castellano, catalán y en inglés por el Programa de Conflictos y Construcción de Paz de la Escola de Cultura de Pau de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, que analiza los acontecimientos ocurridos en el mundo a lo largo del trimestre (abril-junio de 2009) a través de cinco apartados: conflictos armados, tensiones, procesos de paz, crisis humanitarias y dimensión de género en la construcción de la paz. Esta publicación actualiza los datos del informe anual "Alerta 2009" y de los anteriores

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Preventing wartime rape from becoming a peacetime reality

United Nations, New York - "If sexual violence is not fully addressed in ceasefires and peace processes, there will be no peace for women," said former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland at a United Nations high-level meeting on peace negotiations that convened this week in New York.

Egeland, along with eminent mediators, experts and women's rights advocates, came together from 22-24 June to address, for the first time, one of the most neglected aspects of conflict

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Water and war

Neutral and independent humanitarian action

Neutral, independent and impartial humanitarian action in the event of armed conflict and internal violence is at the heart of the ICRC's mandate and a fundamental part of its identity. This approach is intended to give the ICRC the widest possible access both to the victims of the violence and to the parties concerned. To do this, the organization seeks dialogue with all actors involved in a given armed conflict or other situation of violence as well as with the people suffering the consequences

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UN: Security Council should act against child recruiters

Harsher Measures Needed to Discourage the Use of Child Soldiers in Armed Conflict

(New York, February 12, 2008) - The UN Security Council should impose sanctions against government and rebel forces that persist in using child soldiers, Human Rights Watch said today. The Security Council is holding an open debate today on children and armed conflict.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has identified 58 governments and armed groups that recruit and use child soldiers in violation of international law. Of these, 14 parties to armed conflict

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Crisis Watch No. 49 - 1 Sep 2007

Burundi's political crisis deepened with attacks on politicians' homes and stalled peace talks between the government and the country's last active rebel group, the Palipehutu-FNL. Insecurity deteriorated further in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with significant troop movements and clashes in the east. In Bangladesh, student anti-government protests turned violent and curfews were imposed in six cities. Tensions between Georgia and Russia soared as a guided missile fell near South Ossetia and the two neighbours traded sharp accusations. In Guatemala, a string
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Crisis Watch No. 48 - 1 Aug 2007

- summarises briefly developments during the previous month in some 70 situations of current or potential conflict, listed alphabetically by region, providing references and links to more detailed information sources (all references mentioned are hyperlinked in the electronic version of this bulletin);

- assesses whether the overall situation in each case has, during the previous month, significantly deteriorated, significantly improved, or on balance remained more or less unchanged;

- alerts readers to situations where,

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International conference: Free children from war, Paris, 5-6 February 2007

Opening statement - Mr. Kari Tapiola
Executive Director,
Standards and Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Sector
International Labour Organization

A high level Conference held in Paris on 5 and 6 February 2007 called upon the international community to redouble its efforts to support the release, protection and reintegration of child soldiers. In his speech during the opening ceremony, Mr. Kari Tapiola, Executive Director of the ILO, highlighted the ILO's role in this process, which is to concentrate on the socio-economic reintegration of former child

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UN Security Council must punish users of child soldiers

16 Parties Persist in Recruiting Minors

(New York, November 27, 2006) - The 14 armed groups and two governments that refused repeated UN demands to stop using child soldiers should be subject to sanctions, Human Rights Watch said today. Since 2002, these "persistent violators" have been identified in four reports from UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan for violating international standards prohibiting the recruitment and use of child soldiers. The Security Council is to debate the 2006 report tomorrow.

The violators include the Tamil Tigers

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