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World + 27 others
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

Summary

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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Afghanistan + 47 others
Food Price Crisis Frequently Asked Questions, Background paper, October 2010

Authors: Steve Wiggins, Julia Compton and Sharada Keats

The issue of rising food prices came to international attention in early 2008. This document answers the following questions about the crisis and responses to it:

  • What has happened to food prices and why?
  • Why are food prices important & where can we find them?
  • How have countries and the international community responded?
  • The future
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Afghanistan + 21 others
Follow-up to the World Conference on Human Rights: report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (A/HRC/13/26)

Human Rights Council
Thirteenth 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

Summary

This report is the annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, on the activities undertaken in 2009 by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to implement its mandate.

The report describes the support given

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Afghanistan + 55 others
Trends in staple food prices in selected vulnerable countries- Issue No 5, Oct 2009

This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and the potential impacts of these changes on the cost of the food basket. Staples contribute 40 - 80% of energy intake for the most vulnerable population groups in developing countries. Therefore, even a small increase in staple food prices has a high impact on overall food consumption, especially when the food basket is composed of very few staples.

The bulletin covers 60 countries over the period July to September 2009 .

Highlights:

- Overall: Prices of the main staple

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Seguridad Alimentaria: 16 de octubre de 2009, Día Mundial de la Alimentación

Introducción

(Fuentes: FAO, Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja, Cruz Roja Española).

- A comienzos de 2008, los precios mundiales de los alimentos y del petróleo se dispararon. Entre las posibles causas de esta subida vertiginosa se encontraban los efectos del cambio climático, la crisis financiera, continuadas malas cosechas en países exportadores o la producción de biocombustibles.

Los efectos fueron inmediatos. Se desencadenaron disturbios en más de treinta países y comenzó una grave crisis alimentaria

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Afghanistan + 23 others
Women and peace and security: Report of the Secretary-General (S/2009/465)

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted in accordance with the statement by the President of the Security Council of 29 October 2008 (S/PRST/2008/39), in which the Secretary-General was requested to provide a report on the implementation of resolution 1325 (2000) over the coming year, including information on the impact of armed conflict on women and girls

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Afghanistan + 22 others
Les femmes, la paix et la sécurité : rapport du Secrétaire général (S/2009/465)

I. Introduction

1. Le présent rapport fait suite à la déclaration du Président du Conseil de sécurité en date du 29 octobre 2008 (S/PRST/2008/39), par laquelle le Conseil a prié le Secrétaire général « de lui présenter un rapport sur l'application au cours de l'année à venir de la résolution 1325 (2000), qui contienne des éléments d'information concernant l'impact des conflits armés sur les femmes et les filles dans les situations dont il est saisi, les problèmes et obstacles qui entravent l'élargissement de la participation des femmes à la prévention et au règlement

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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 + 47 others
WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record 14 Aug 2009

Global leprosy situation, 2009

The main principles of leprosy control are the timely detection of new cases and prompt treatment with multidrug therapy (MDT). These principles are being widely implemented in all endemic countries, where MDT drugs are provided free of charge to all patients. Services for control of leprosy have been integrated into the primary health-care system at the peripheral level, and referral services are being strengthened to support integration. These referral centres will play a key role in providing specialized services for patients with complications as well

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Afghanistan + 29 others
FAO/GIEWS: Crop prospects and food situation No.3 - Jul 2009

Highlights

Domestic food prices in developing countries mostly remain much higher than before the soaring food price crisis despite a sharp decline in international prices since their peaks in 2008 (see special feature inside). This situation continues to give rise to concern for the food security of low-income vulnerable populations who spend a large share of their incomes on food.

FAO's latest forecast points to a 3.4 percent reduction in world cereal production in 2009, mostly on account of lower plantings and yields among developed countries. In developing

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Georgia + 24 others
Annual report from the European Commission on the Instrument for Stability in 2008

INTRODUCTION

This report is submitted to the European Parliament and the Council in compliance with the reporting requirement set out in Article 23 of Regulation (EC) N=B01717/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council of 15 November 2006 establishing an Instrument for Stability (the IfS Regulation). This article states:

'The Commission shall examine progress achieved in implementing the measures undertaken pursuant to this Regulation and shall submit to the European Parliament and the Council an annual report

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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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Afghanistan + 40 others
WFP Operations and Resourcing Update Apr 2009

Foreword

WFP is deeply concerned that the scourge of hunger and malnutrition is on the increase across the developing world, with now over a billion hungry people on the planet. The global economic downturn is exacerbating the impact of the food crisis and increasing food insecurity for the world's most vulnerable people, reversing progress toward the Millennium Development Goals. This threatens human well-being, peace and stability, and puts an entire generation at risk in many countries.

In 2008, the number of people in need

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Afghanistan + 34 others
Report of the Secretary-General on enhancing mediation and its support activities: S/2009/189

Summary

The present report examines the challenges faced by the United Nations and its partners in providing professional mediation assistance to parties in conflict. It describes the need for experienced and knowledgeable mediators and support teams, with women adequately represented, and sufficient resources to provide assistance at an early stage to help parties design and pursue processes that will address the root causes of their conflicts, overcome obstacles that block progress, and achieve agreements that lead to sustainable peace. It discusses the

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Georgia + 23 others
Instrument de stabilité : Programme indicatif pluriannuel 2009-2011

INTRODUCTION

Le présent document est le deuxième programme indicatif (PI) pluriannuel pour le volet à long terme (article 4) de l'instrument de stabilité (IdS). Couvrant la période 2009-2011, le présent PI se fonde sur le document de stratégie pour 2007-2011, le programme indicatif 2007-2008, et les programmes d'action annuels pour 2007 et 2008.

Conformément à l'article 7 du règlement instituant l'IdS, le présent PI doit résumer les domaines prioritaires sélectionnés en vue d'un financement de la Communauté, les objectifs spécifiques,

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Afghanistan + 24 others
The Instrument for Stability: Multi-annual Indicative Programme 2009-2011

INTRODUCTION

This is the second Multi-annual Indicative Programme (IP) for the long-term component (Article 4) of the Instrument for Stability (IfS). It covers the three year period 2009-2011. It builds on the Strategy Paper for 2007-2011, the Indicative Programme 2007-2008, and the Annual Action Programmes for 2007 and 2008.

According to Article 7 of the IfS Regulation, this IP should summarise the priority areas selected for Community financing, the specific objectives, the expected results and timeframe of Community

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Afghanistan + 60 others
Crop prospects and food situation - No. 2, Apr 2009


Highlights

High food prices persist in developing countries despite an improved global cereal supply situation and sharp decline in international prices. This is affecting access to food of large numbers of low-income vulnerable populations.

A recent analysis of domestic food prices for 58 developing countries shows that latest prices are higher than a year earlier in 78 percent of the cases, and in 43 percent of the cases are higher than 3 months earlier. Mostly affected are sub-Saharan African countries.

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Afghanistan + 47 others
Annual report 2009

Brussels - The global economic meltdown beginning in the latter part of 2008 had its effect on Crisis Group, as on every other organisation dependent on government, foundation and corporate income. We had to engage in some serious belt-tightening, reducing staff in some areas and cutting costs in others. But we have been able, overall, to maintain our reach and effectiveness, thanks to the loyalty and commitment of our staff and supporters.

Proving the impact of Crisis Group's

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Afghanistan + 34 others
Crop prospects and food situation - No. 1, Feb 2009

Highlights

Early indications point to a reduction in global cereal output in 2009 from the previous year's record. Smaller plantings and/or adverse weather look likely to bring grain production down in most of the world's major producers.

In Low-Income Food-Deficit countries, prospects for the early 2009 cereal crops point to a lower output. Good crops are expected in North Africa. Although the early outlook has improved in southern Africa a lower maize crop is still expected; prolonged dry weather is adversely affecting wheat prospects in most of Asia, where much

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Afghanistan + 25 others
Annual report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General - Follow-up to the World Conference on Human Rights (A/HRC/10/31)

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
Tenth session
Agenda item 2

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Summary

The present annual report, the first submitted to the Human Rights Council by the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, outlines the efforts made by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to implement its mandate. It describes the support given to the work of the Council and the effective functioning of its mechanisms. In this context, it pays attention