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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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Climate change risks overwhelming current global humanitarian capacity

(Poznan, 3 December 2008): Today, for the first time in climate change negotiations, the humanitarian agencies of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee have teamed up with disaster risk reduction staff of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) system to issue a joint call for scaled-up global action to reduce disaster risk and to strengthen preparedness for effective response.

The current negotiations on risk management and risk reduction in Poznan are a unique opportunity to make sure that adaptation action is able to prevent global humanitarian catastrophe.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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UNDP Administrator says disarmament is futile unless root causes of conflict are addressed

New York, 13 July 200 - Without addressing the root causes of poverty and providing real support and opportunities to the poor, "the sad but inescapable fact is that efforts at lasting disarmament will not be successful," the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Mark Malloch Brown told the UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms today.
"Conflicts have multiple causes," he said, "but in the developing world they are nearly always exacerbated or fuelled by some combination of poverty, discrimination and the inability
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UNICEF Fact Sheet: Small arms and children

Press Kit - Fact Sheet 5
Small arms and children: why UNICEF is concerned

The widespread availability of small arms is one of the primary reasons for the disturbing phenomenon of child soldiers. An estimated half a billion small arms and light weapons are circulating throughout the world today--one for every 12 people.

Children can easily use small arms. They are simple to transport and hide, ready to use without much prior training and, in most cases, require little maintenance and support. All these factors

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Day to destroy small arms, big bane to development

Small arms that have played big roles in conflicts that killed, injured, and terrorized millions of people over the last decade will be ceremoniously destroyed in several countries on Monday, 9 July. The events will mark Small Arms Destruction Day and the start of the UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms, taking place in New York, 9 - 20 July.
Together with UNDP, which supports programmes to reduce the proliferation of small arms, Albania, Kosovo, Niger, and
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Practical steps can curb small arms, says UNDP

The spread of small arms fuel conflict and crime in many countries, undermining the rule of law, economic growth and development, Larry de Boice, Deputy Director of the UNDP Emergency Response Division, will tell the preparatory committee of the global conference on small arms meeting today at UN Headquarters in New York.
The preparatory committee is holding its final session to iron out a draft programme of action for the UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons meeting in New York, 9 - 20 July.
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Worldpoliceman no more? Shouldered aside in Kosovo, UN rethinks global role

War-crimes sleuths due in Kosovo today. UN aid rolled yesterday. Don't expect blue helmets of peacekeepers.
Minh T. Vo, Special to The Christian Science Monitor

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. - For the United Nations, the Kosovo experience is proving to be something of a shakedown run - and it could leave behind a road map for the world body's role in the next century.

Its successes in the Balkans conflict included easing refugee flows and providing a backbone for the West's promise of consequences by waving the gavel of its war-crimes tribunal.

The tribunal's first team of investigators

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WFP Emergency Report No. 21 of 1999

This report includes: A) FR Yugoslavia and region - Kosovo crisis B) Iraq C) Somalia D) Sierra Leone E) Angola F) General - Food Aid Needs and Shortfalls.
From Manuel Aranda da Silva, Chief, Technical Support Service. Available on the Internet on the WFP Home Page at http://www.wfp.org/ or by electronic mail from Deborah.Hicks@wfp.org or Natasha.Nadazdin@wfp.org (fax 39 06 6513 2854). For information on resources, donors are requested to contact Aleesa.Blum@wfp.org or Marius.deGaayFortman@wfp.org at WFP Rome,
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WFP Emergency Report No. 19 of 1999

This report includes: A) Democratic People's Republic of Korea B) FR Yugoslavia and region - Kosovo crisis C) Angola D) Guinea Bissau E) East Africa: Regional and Burundi F) Somalia G) Central America - Hurricane Mitch operations.
From Manuel Aranda da Silva, Chief, Technical Support Service. Available on the Internet on the WFP Home Page at http://www.wfp.org/ or by electronic mail from Deborah.Hicks@wfp.org or Natasha.Nadazdin@wfp.org (fax 39 06 6513 2854). For information on resources, donors are requested
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WFP Emergency Report No. 15 of 1999

This report includes: A) FR Yugoslavia and region - Kosovo crisis B) Angola C) East Africa: Burundi and Uganda D) Somalia E) Zambia F) Recently Approved WFP Emergency And Protracted Relief and Recovery Operations.
From Manuel Aranda da Silva, Chief, Technical Support Service. Available on the Internet on the WFP Home Page at http://www.wfp.org/ or by electronic mail from Deborah.Hicks@wfp.org or Natasha.Nadazdin@wfp.org (fax 39 06 6513 2837). For information on resources, donors are requested
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Refugees, displaced people & asylum seekers: Commission supports projects

Report
European Union


IP/99/59
Refugees, displaced people and asylum seekers: Commission supports projects to improve reception facilities and to assist voluntary return