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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


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

La presente fiche d'finformation a ete etablie dans le but d'fappuyer le travail inestimable accompli par les defenseurs des droits de l'fhomme. Elle s'fadresse en premier lieu aux pouvoirs publics, aux organisations non gouvernementales nationales et internationales, au personnel des Nations Unies, aux principaux acteurs du secteur prive (y compris les societes transnationales) et aux defenseurs des droits de l'fhomme euxmemes.

01 Jun 2004 description

This document provides guidelines to ensure effective collaboration in the planning and organization of all joint UNHCR-WFP assessment activities, adherence to agreed procedures and standards, the consistent production of reliable information, and the effective use and analysis of that information. The document is divided as follow:

Part I: Overview and procedures
Part II: Guidance and tools for joint assessment teams

01 Jun 2004 description

This report summarizes global levels and trends in the population of concern to UNHCR: refugees, asylum-seekers and others of concern. The document is divided into 19 tables and offers information on:

- Refugee arrivals
- Voluntary repatriation
- Resettlement
- Local integration
- Characteristics of the population.

01 Jun 2004 description

This report investigates the current state of the art in measuring and analysing the impact of humanitarian assistance. It is concerned with questions on how impact can be measured, why this is increasingly being demanded, and whether it is possible to do it better. It also explores the benefits, dangers and costs that paying greater attention to impact might entail. The document is divided into the following sections:

  - The impact of humanitarian aid: definitions, objectives and context