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30 Jun 2004 description

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.

30 Jun 2004 description

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*

30 Jun 2004 description

Prefacio

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).

28 Jun 2004 description

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.

28 Jun 2004 description
report IRIN

[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

18 Jun 2004 description

The following UNHCR press release is from the Media Relations & Public Information Service, Geneva.

16 Jun 2004 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

15 Jun 2004 description

(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.

14 Jun 2004 description

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.

02 Jun 2004 description
report IRIN

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.

01 Jun 2004 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 1 June (IRIN) - African countries are meeting in South Africa this week to plan a regional strategy for reducing their vulnerability to disasters.

01 Jun 2004 description

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.

01 Jun 2004 description

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.

01 Jun 2004 description
report World Bank

These guidelines on preparing and implementing multi-sector HIV-AIDS programs are based on many lessons learned in Africa over the last three years and are designed as a generic operations manual (GOM) from which countries and implementing agencies can learn and adapt for their own use. The GOM is also meant to support the principles for concerted action at country level, the recently promoted "Three Ones" which are aimed at achieving the most effective and efficient use of available resources and ensuring rapid action and results-based managaement:

01 Jun 2004 description

The civil society task force meeting "Civil Society and the State: Partnership for Peace in the Great Lakes Region," jointly organized by the International Peace Academy (IPA) and Africa Peace Forum (Kenya) took place from 21-22 June 2004 in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting, opened by the foreign minister of Kenya, Honorable Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, was an important follow-up policy dialogue to the seminar "Peace, Security, and Governance in the Great Lakes Region," which took place in December 2003 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.