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World + 5 others
Five Key Examples of the Role of Mine Action in Integrating Victim Assistance into Broader Frameworks

Geneva – A new publication by the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Unit launched 23 January in Geneva, highlights the supporting role that national demining authorities can play in integrating landmine victim assistance into broader approaches to healthcare, disability and human rights.

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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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Burundi + 61 others
The Global Appeal 2007

The Global Appeal 2007


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

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Afghanistan + 22 others
GICHD: Update on activities between Jan and Mar 2005


1. During the first three months of the year 2005, the GICHD continued and consolidated its activities in the fields of operational assistance, research and support to instruments of international law. It also started its training initiative in mine action information management (see para. 4 and 11 below).


2. The first core activity of the GICHD is the provision of specific operational support and assistance to on-going mine action activities and programmes, including those run by the UN.

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Afghanistan + 24 others
Statement by Mr. Søren Jessen-Petersen, United Nations Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees, at the 1999 Substantive Session of ECOSOC

Geneva, 27 July 1999
Mr. President, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,

The High Commissioner, Mrs. Ogata, regrets that she is unable to be here today, as she is absent on mission. She has requested me to present the report of her Office to ECOSOC on her behalf.

My remarks today will focus on main developments in UNHCR operations around the world - especially in Africa, in response to the General Assembly's call in Resolution 52/101 for an oral report on the situation of refugees, returnees and displaced persons on the continent