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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

On the morning of 26 March 2004, members of the United Nations (UN) community shared a somber minute of silence to honor the over 800,000 victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Thus began the Memorial Conference on the Rwandan Genocide, which was jointly organized by the governments of Rwanda and Canada to ensure that the lives lost in Rwanda are remembered and to examine the continuing implications of the Rwanda tragedy for the international community.

01 Jun 2004 description

This paper was endorsed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Working Group (IASC-WG) as an IASC Reference Paper at its 57th Meeting of 16-17 June 2004. It complements the "Guidelines on the Use of Military and Civil Defence Assets to Support United Nations Humanitarian Activities in Complex Emergencies" of March 2003.

01 Jun 2004 description

Aimed at reporters in conflict zones and hostile areas, this report provides an overview of security issues and includes information on training courses, protective equipment, and insurance policies. It also offer useful tips on assessing, minimizing and managing risk.

01 Jun 2004 description
report Valid International

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.3 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.