This gender resource package is designed
to explain the concept of "gender mainstreaming" to peacekeeping
personnel at Headquarters and in missions. It is a reference guide that
includes background information and highlights key gender issues in each
functional area of peacekeeping operations.
The package provides guidance on gender issues at the planning stage as well as after the establishment of a peacekeeping operation, and includes a number of practical tools such as a gender assessment checklist for planning and guides to implementation.
Current UN operations.
Military personnel and civilian police serving in peacekeeping operations on 31 May 2004: 55,457
Countries contributing military personnel and civilian police on 31 May 2004: 97
Proposed budgets for the period from 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005: About $2.65 billion*
El presente documento ha sido elaborado conjuntamente por la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS/OMS) y la Asociación Interamericana de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental (AIDIS), con la base documental del cuaderno técnico “Planificación para atender situaciones de emergencia en sistemas de agua potable y alcantarillado”, preparado en 1993 por el Ing. Jorge Escalante Gafau (Perú) para el Centro Panamericano de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ciencias del Ambiente (CEPIS).
Geneva (ICRC) -- Despite increased security threats, independent and neutral humanitarian action continues to help and protect millions of people affected by armed conflicts. As illustrated in the 2003 Annual Report of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), this fact holds true for armed conflicts such as the one in Iraq, which attracted most public attention over the year, but also numerous other war zones across the globe where the ICRC was active.
[This report does not necessarily reflect
the views of the United Nations]
ADDIS ABABA, 28 June (IRIN) - The commissioner of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has spelt out four major obstacles
The following UNHCR press release is from the Media Relations & Public Information Service, Geneva.
Addis Ababa - 16 June 2004
Today, in observance of The Day of the African Child, UNICEF is pleased to join with the African Union in celebrating the strength and resilience of the African family. For it is the family that is this continent's single greatest asset - as the first line of protection for the young children of Africa, the source of their values, the place where they first learn of their history and dream of a bright future.
(NEW-YORK / GENEVA: 15 June 2004) - The United Nations need US$ 2.25 billion until the end of the year to address the critical needs of 49.4 million people affected by 25 crises in Africa, Europe and Asia.
New York (dpa) - Devastating floods will affect about 2 billion people by 2050 because of climate change, deforestation, rising sea levels and population growth in flood-prone lands, the United Nations University said in a study released Sunday.
The U.N. University, a think tank for the world organization based in Tokyo, says in the study that already 1 billion people, or one- sixth of total world population, live in lands known for recurring floods.
JOHANNESBURG, 2 June (IRIN) - Disaster risk reduction should focus on building resilient communities, rather than merely responding to natural disasters, delegates at a conference in South Africa heard on Wednesday.
JOHANNESBURG, 1 June (IRIN) - African countries are meeting in South Africa this week to plan a regional strategy for reducing their vulnerability to disasters.
Costa Rica es un país que constantemente
tiene que enfrentar situaciones de emergencia en las diferentes regiones.
Las causas a veces tienen su origen en manifestaciones de la naturaleza
y en otras ocasiones, en el hombre.
La comisión de Prevención de Riesgos y
Atención de Emergencias de Costa Rica (CNE), como ente encargado de velar
por la prevención y la mitigación del riesgo, y la atención y rehabilitación
de las emergencias en Costa Rica, para evitar o minimizar el dano que nos
producen los desastres, ha organizado planes de emergencia para ser aplicados
en nuestros hogares, centros de trabajo las comunidades, para garantizar
comunidades seguras y preparadas.
Community Therapeutic Care (CTC) is a new approach to managing acute malnutrition in emergencies and beyond. Conceived by Valid International, CTC seeks to address some of the challenges that traditional center-based approaches face. It aims to provide rapid, effective, low cost assistance that is least disruptive to affected communities and builds a foundation to link relief and development interventions for long-term solutions to food insecurity and threats to public health.
Gerald Martone and Hope Neighbor describe
how saving lives can be used as an "emergency alibi" by
relief organizations in order to speed up decision-making. Unfortunately,
it is also used as an excuse for breaches of good craftsmanship or non-compliance
with conventional best practices.
The purpose with this article is to show that immediate humanitarian needs in disasters can destabilise victims' future well-being and that a long-term view of emergency assistance gives rise to greater short and long-term benefits to the victims.