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30 Jun 2006 description

The Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children has been partnering with UNHCR on its global rollout of age, gender and diversity mainstreaming (AGDM) since 2004. In recognition of the significant amount of work implemented by NGO partners for and with refugee/displaced populations, this study was undertaken to identify the existence of gender and child protection policies, as well as mainstreaming policies if any, amongst UNHCR's major international and national NGO partners.

29 Jun 2006 description

Geneva(ICRC) - The text of the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance was approved today by the recently established UN Human Rights Council.

"The Convention raises hopes for the future because its provisions are aimed at preventing disappearances. We trust that it will rapidly be adopted by the UN General Assembly and then widely ratified by States," said Jakob Kellenberger, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

27 Jun 2006 description

The European Commission has adopted its 2006 Annual Work Programme for grants in the area of food aid and food security with a global budget of Ä 197 million. The EC approach is focused on the integration of food security policy within the fight against poverty, hence recognizing hunger as the basic dimension of poverty. Activities foreseen in the Annual Work Programme aim at contributing to the achievement of the first Millennium Development Goal: eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.

19 Jun 2006 description

United Nations, New York — United Nations organizations and civil society groups today announced a Joint Partnership to tackle sexual violence in conflict and crisis situations around the world. This Joint Partnership builds on existing initiatives and will address not only the threat that sexual violence poses to life and livelihood of survivors, but also the longer-term impact on community and national development.

15 Jun 2006 description

" Investing in school safety and disaster risk education pays off"

12 Jun 2006 description

Summary of sections

Section 1. Introduction

Summary: Civil defence emergency management (CDEM) planning is essential if the impacts of emergencies on people and our communities are to be managed and reduced.

07 Jun 2006 description

International Development Secretary, Hilary Benn, today called on the international community to support the new UN humanitarian fund with long term financing, as the UK announced a three year pledge of £120 million.

Mr Benn, who led the campaign for the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), speaking at the British Red Cross at the launch of DFID's new humanitarian policy paper, said:

"The setting up of the CERF in March this year was a big step forward for humanitarian relief. The UN now has the money to enable it to get going quickly when disaster strikes.

03 Jun 2006 description

Conor Lenihan T.D., Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights, today announced contributions of €43.5 million by Ireland to the United Nations Funds and Programmes for development.

The contributions include €10.6 million for UNICEF, €16.2 million for the UN Development Programme (UNDP), €3.1 million for the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), €3.3 million for the High Commissioner for Human Rights and €2.75 million for the World Health Organization.

Speaking in New York, Minister Lenihan said:

"This funding is an important element of our overall national support …

01 Jun 2006 description
report UN General Assembly

Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS

1. We, Heads of State and Government and representatives of States and Governments participating in the comprehensive review of the progress achieved in realizing the targets set out in the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS,1 held on 31 May and 1 June 2006, and the High-Level Meeting, held on 2 June 2006;

01 Jun 2006 description

La réforme humanitaire est une question qui se trouve actuellement au coeur du programme politique des Nations Unies ; les donateurs et les institutions internationales cherchent, ensemble, à améliorer la prévisibilité, l'opportunité et l'efficacité de la réponse humanitaire, et ce grâce à une panoplie de mesures telles que l'initiative des bonnes pratiques des bailleurs de fonds (Good Humanitarian Donorship Initiative), le cadre et grille d'analyse des besoins (Needs Analysis Framework) mis au point par le Comité permanent interorganisations (CPI); l'approche de …

01 Jun 2006 description

La reforma de la intervención humanitaria es un tema central del programa de la política de las Naciones Unidas. Los donantes y las organizaciones internacionales están colaborando para
que la respuesta humanitaria sea más previsible, oportuna y eficaz, a través de una serie de medidas que incluyen la iniciativa Principios y Buenas Prácticas en la Donación Humanitaria; el marco
de análisis de las necesidades del procedimiento de llamamientos unificado; el enfoque de dirección de grupo y el fondo de respuesta central de emergencia, recientemente renovado. En este panorama

01 Jun 2006 description

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is the United Nations office with primary responsibility for promoting and protecting the enjoyment and full realization of human rights for all. Civil society, especially non-governmental organizations (NGOs), has been crucial in the process of defining and realizing human rights throughout the world.

01 Jun 2006 description

Eliminating poverty and hunger is the number one target of the Millennium Development Goals. And yet, six years after the Summit, progress on halving the proportion of the world's population that suffers from hunger is lagging. In 2000, FAO reported that 826 million people were undernourished. While significant success in tackling hunger has been possible in some parts of the world, by 2005, the number of hungry
people had grown to 852 million. We still have a long way to go; we cannot afford to leave 852 million people behind.