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Australia Supports Liberia’s National Youth Service Programme for Peace and Development

8 August 2012, Monrovia – The Australian Ambassador to Liberia, HE William (Billy) Williams, has announced Australia’s support for a youth empowerment programme in Liberia, by providing funding of AUD800,000 (62 million Liberian dollars).

The funds will support the Liberian Government’s National Youth Service Programme for Peace and Development, and are being delivered through the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF).

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Sex, choice and control: the reality of family planning for women and girls today

Report
ActionAid

Executive summary

Reproductive choice and women’s empowerment

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Lighting up lives: Training women to become “barefoot” solar engineers

Report
UN Women

An illiterate grandmother from a small village in Malawi, Stella, found it hard to imagine the future that lay ahead when she arrived at the Barefoot College of India.

Six months later she emerged as one of 25 trained African solar engineers. Her mission: to electrify her home village using renewable energy sources.

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Peacebuilders fail Africa’s women victims of war

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AlertNet

31 Oct 2011 17:29 Source: Alertnet // George Esunge Fominyen

By George Esunge Fominyen

DAKAR (AlertNet) – Thousands of women and girls who have been abducted by armed groups, enslaved and repeatedly raped during conflicts across Africa are left without support when the war ends, experts say.

After the bullets have stopped flying, peacekeepers and governments focus on disarming fighters – who are usually men and boys - and helping them to return home and reintegrate into their communities.

AlertNet:



For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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United States reaffirms commitment to addressing global hunger and food security through Feed the Future initiative

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Washington, DC - Dr. Rajiv Shah, the head of the United States Agency for International Development, today outlined the U.S. government's new architecture for food security and officially released the Feed the Future Guide, the implementation strategy for the Obama Administration's global hunger and food security initiative. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Cheryl Mills, Counselor

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu condemns continued violence against children

Children and Transitional Justice: Truth-Telling, Accountability and Reconciliation

FLORENCE-BOSTON, 9 March 2010 - The systematic use and abuse of children in conflicts across the world has continued, unabated, over the past 20 years, Archbishop Desmond Tutu said today. Grave violations which persist against girls and boys include murder, rape, assault, sexual slavery and forced recruitment.

Speaking at the launch of the UNICEF-Harvard University publication, Children and Transitional Justice: Truth-Telling, Accountability and Reconciliation, the Nobel Laureate said that "the

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L'archevêque Desmond Tutu condamne la poursuite de la violence à l'égard des enfants

Children and Transitional Justice: Truth-Telling, Accountability and Reconciliation

Florence-Boston, le 9 mars 2010 - L'archevêque Desmond Tutu a déclaré aujourd'hui que le recours systématique aux enfants et les mauvais traitements qu'ils subissent lors de conflits dans le monde se sont poursuivis sans discontinuer au cours de ces 20 dernières années. Il a cité, parmi les violations graves dont sont victimes les filles et les garçons, le meurtre, le viol, les agressions, l'esclavage sexuel et le recrutement forcé.

Prenant la parole lors de la présentation

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Social dimensions of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (E/CN.5/2010/3)

Commission for Social Development
Forty-eighth session
3-12 February 2010
Item 3 of the provisional agenda*
Follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development and
the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly

Summary

In its resolution 2009/20, the Economic and Social Council requested the Secretary-General to submit a report on the social dimensions of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), to be presented for consideration during the forty-eighth session of the Commission for Social Development, while also taking into consideration

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Africa: Weather Hazards Benefits Assessment 23 - 29 Mar 2006


Weekly Introduction:

Update of CPC Seasonal Outlooks at One-Month Lead: April-June 2006 Forecasts

Gulf of Guinea Region

The outlook for April-June 2006 Gulf of Guinea rainfall at one month lead shows a slight tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall over many areas in the Gulf of Guinea, including Liberia, eastern Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and along the coastal areas in Togo and Benin.

Northern Horn of Africa

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Children & displacement

In a significant step, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution that provides concrete proposals to protect children in armed conflict. Refugees International is urging the UN to do all that is necessary to implement the new resolution and take extra steps to help child soldiers reintegrate into their communities.

Concerns

Children are frequently the most at risk when they and their families are displaced by conflict or natural disaster. In conflict settings, children have become easy targets for recruitment

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Health Action in Crises Monthly Report Oct 2004

DISCLAIMER: The following is a non-exhaustive selection of health-related events For a list of acronyms, please see the last page of this and WHO actions undertaken during the stated period in specific countries in update. which populations are experiencing crisis conditions. This has been compiled by WHO/Health Action in Crises (HAC/HQ), in consultation with relevant Country and Regional Offices. If you are a WHO staff member and wish to contribute to this update, please write crises@who.int.

AFRO West Africa Sub-Region

Regional Office Focal Point: K.E Siamevi,

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Assistance in mine action - Report of the Secretary-General (A/59/284)

A/59/284

The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 58/127 of 19 December 2003 and focuses on progress achieved from mid-August 2003 to mid-August 2004 in implementing the 6 strategic goals and 48 objectives of the revised United Nations mine action strategy for 2001-2005 (A/58/260 and Add.1).

Progress has been made in the following areas:

(a) Improving the assessment of situations in mine affected countries. Assessment missions were carried out in Liberia, Malawi, Senegal and Uganda;

(b) Improving capacity to respond to

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Despite progress in protecting children in armed conflict, general situation remains 'grave and unacceptable', UN SC told


SC/7985
Security Council
4898th Meeting* (AM & PM)
Special Representative, UNICEF Executive Director Brief Council, Say Outrages against Children Persist, Rights Violated with Impunity

Despite tangible progress in the struggle to ensure the protection, rights and well-being of children exposed to armed conflict, their general situation remained grave and unacceptable, Olara Otunnu, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, told the Security Council today.

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UNHCR briefing notes: Liberia, Sudan, Uganda, Chad

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR website, www.unhcr.ch, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.
1) LIBERIA

Lack of security, law and order in many parts of Liberia is still hampering humanitarian operations in the country. Despite these constraints, UNHCR and its partners continue to work where we can. Following last week's huge displacement along the Totota

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UNHCR briefing notes: Liberia, Uganda/Rwanda

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR website, www.unhcr.ch, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.
1) LIBERIA

The situation in Liberia is grave. UNHCR's compound in Monrovia is now jammed with more than 800 desperate and hungry refugees and displaced. Every available space is taken in the compound, which has also been hit by stray gunfire. Fortunately, those crowded there