The main purpose of this paper is to assess
the principle advances made over the past years in nutrition in conflicts
and crises and to propose direction for further advances in the field.
The term 'advances' refers to developments in technical knowledge and nutrition
policy and practice. The Project Cycle Management is used as a framework
for presenting these advances and the challenges that remain.
In March, 2003 an inter-agency meeting,
the WFP-Partner Consultation on Emergency Needs Assessment (ENA), was held
in Castel Gandolfo, Italy. The meeting explored current issues in the assessment
of food security in emergencies and formulated a number of tentative conclusions
and recommendations. One of the next steps identified by the Partner Consultation
participants was to hold technical meetings to address key outstanding
issues in ENA.
The year in review
In 2002-03 AusAID encountered a rapidly changing international and regional environment marked by rising concerns over security. The aid program played an important part in Australia's responses to the Bali bombings, the war against Iraq and the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
The Secretary-General, for the purpose of preventing and addressing cases of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, and taking into consideration General Assembly resolution 57/306 of 15 April 2003, "Investigation into sexual exploitation of refugees by aid workers in West Africa", promulgates the following document in consultation with Executive Heads of separately administered organs and programmes of the United Nations.
The annual report for 2003 examines the challenges
and risks faced by the largest generation of adolescents in history. For
this purpose, it includes the following chapters:
- Overview of adolescent
- Gender inequality and reproductive health
- HIV/AIDS and adolescents
- Promoting healthier
- Meeting reproductivehealth service
This paper highlights the implications of the
HIV/AIDS pandemic for food aid and strategy and programming.
For this purpose, it emphasises the need for viewing food aid programs through an 'HIV/AIDS' lens and in the context of a livelihoods approach in order to design effective interventions reducing both susceptibility to HIV and vulnerability to AIDS impacts.
This report highlights key activities undertaken
to respond to natural disasters and reflects some of the initiatives undertaken
to strengthen disaster management efforts at the national and regional
levels, as well as provides information on the funding trends for natural
The report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 57/152, as well as subsequent decisions of the General Assembly on this subject matter.
The report summarises the papers, presentations
and discussions of a workshop on failures and achievements at securing
women's land rights. In particular, it addresses the following issues:
- Land rights and legal reforms
- Legal aid and land administration practice
- Women's land rights in an HIV/AIDS context
"I am pleased that 26 development policy and humanitarian organisations have joined together in the aid campaign "Together for Africa" to help needy people in Africa," declared German President Johannes Rau upon the occasion of his assuming patronage of the Africa Campaign in Berlin.
Launches partnership with Japanese jazz artist Keiko Matsui
Tim Hayward, training manager of UK-based Red R, which trains and provides humanitarian workers, takes issue with statements by aid staff interviewed in an AlertNet story on the revised People In Aid code.
"As Sebastião Salgado's luminous photographs attest, there are few more heartbreaking illustrations of the world's negligence towards children than polio." - Kofi A. Annan, United Nations Secretary General
Poul Nielson, European Commissioner for
Development and Humanitarian Aid
Annual ECHO Experts' Seminar
29 September 2003
I am very happy to have the privilege of opening this seminar and of welcoming you here.
Recognition of ECHO experts' role
Once again, I would like to start by acknowledging the excellent work you do for us. ECHO needs your first-hand knowledge and your experience in the field to perform in the best possible way and achieve its targets. Thank you for your work and your commitment.
Researched, written and published by
the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi disclosed today that Japan aims to extend US$1 billion in grant aid to Africa over the next five years for health and medical care, including measures against HIV/AIDS, education, water and food security. He made the announcement at the opening of the Third Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD III).
Geneva, Monday, 29 September 2003
26 September 2003, TOKYO, GENEVA, NEW-YORK -- An innovative Japanese product that has the potential to save millions of people from malaria every year is for the first time being manufactured in Africa - the continent where 90 per cent of the world's malaria deaths occur.
25 September 2003, GENEVA -- An inexpensive new meningitis vaccine has been made available in record time, and now the World Health Organization is issuing an appeal to buy millions of doses of the vaccine before the meningitis season strikes.