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31 May 2007 description

Successful implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action requires the full, active and balanced participation of women and men, girls and boys. Yet gender issues have been long overlooked. They have received little attention because of poor understanding of gendered vulnerabilities and risks to disasters. Serious action needs to be taken and more effort needs to be made to promote gender-inclusive disaster risk reduction.

31 May 2007 description

A comprehensive study of disaster threads, risks, challenge of limitation and also the promise of opportunities, briefly described as the lesson of disaster experience. This review provides integrated approach of post disaster recovery management explanation from many points of view of decision makers such as Governments, Professionalisms or even political. By supported by some study cases of disaster management in some countries such as Indonesia, Pakistan, and Colombia, this review gives lucid concrete explanation of the lesson of disaster and management recovery.

31 May 2007 description

El acuerdo prevé ocho misiones internacionales de doce meses cada una durante 2007 y está dotado de 601.010 euros aportados por la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional (AECI)

Madrid, 31 de mayo de 2007.

31 May 2007 description
report UN News Service

The Military Adviser to the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), who is retiring today, said that coping with burgeoning new mandates in recent years has boosted the success of UN operations overall.

"Managing the surge, managing to sustain and increase the interests of peacekeeping, managing to maintain a strong relationship and understanding with a number of multinational and regional organizations," has resulted in "a greater sense of confidence in the legitimacy of peacekeeping," said Major-General Randhir Kumar Mehta of India told the UN …

31 May 2007 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Jane Sutton

MIAMI, May 31 (Reuters) - The Colorado State University hurricane research team renewed its forecast for an "above average" 2007 Atlantic storm season on Thursday and predicted 17 tropical storms, with nine growing to hurricane strength.

Of those, five would grow into major hurricanes of Category 3 or higher with winds over 110 mph (177 kph), the team founded by forecast pioneer William Gray said in its revised forecast.

The updated forecast issued on Thursday was unchanged from the team's April 3 forecast for the six-month storm season …

31 May 2007 description

Introducción

Las poblaciones en América Latina y el Caribe cada vez sufren, en mayor medida, los efectos de emergencias y desastres ocasionados por embates de la naturaleza o por la intervención delser humano; las consecuenciasse evidencian en la afectación a la salud ypérdida de vidas, así como en el daño que se puede producir a lossistemas sociales,económicos y al ambiente.Susefectospuedenperdurarpor largo tiempo y dificultar el desarrollo de los pueblos.

29 May 2007 description
report UN News Service

The director of Sudan efforts at the United States Institute for Peace and a scholar associated with several universities has been named by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as his new Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities.

Francis Deng also served as the Secretary-General's Representative on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from 1992 to 2004, after holding a range of positions in the UN and the Sudanese Government.

Mr.

29 May 2007 description
report UN News Service

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today paid tribute to the memory of the more than 100 United Nations personnel who lost their lives in the cause of peace during 2006 and pledged to safeguard the security of those now working in operations across the world.

At a solemn wreath-laying ceremony at the world body's Headquarters in New York held in connection with the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, Mr.

29 May 2007 description

The number of violent incidents trebles - Annual report: almost 60% of available funds spent on emergency aid

29 May 2007 description

ICRC Press Release No. 07/60

Geneva (ICRC) - Friday 8 June will be the 30th anniversary of Protocols I and II additional to the 1949 Geneva Conventions. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is highlighting the importance of these landmark treaties through a series of special events.

In Geneva, two exhibitions aim to raise public awareness and understanding of the continuing relevance of the two protocols.

29 May 2007 description

A new resource for health care officials working with women displaced from conflict-affected regions throughout the world was announced today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

28 May 2007 description
report IRIN

NEW YORK, 28 May 2007 (IRIN) - The Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) has launched a 'standard' to improve accountability and quality in the delivery of disaster and relief aid.

24 May 2007 description

Geneva (ICRC) - "The intensification of a number of conflicts around the world in 2006, often accompanied by large-scale internal displacement, caused immeasurable suffering and presented complex humanitarian challenges", said Jakob Kellenberger, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), on launching the ICRC's annual report to donors in Geneva.

Looking back at a year marked by acute violence in countries such as Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan and …

24 May 2007 description

(New York, 24 May 2007:) Today, the Advisory Group to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) endorsed several recommendations to further improve and strengthen the capacity of the CERF to save lives.

During its two-day meeting on 23 and 24 May, the Group addressed the preliminary findings on the Fund's first year of operations as well as proposals to strengthen the effectiveness of the funding mechanism. The twelve-member body met for the third time since the inception of the CERF in March 2006.

24 May 2007 description

Geneva (ICRC) - "The intensification of a number of conflicts around the world in 2006, often accompanied by large-scale internal displacement, caused immeasurable suffering and presented complex humanitarian challenges", said Jakob Kellenberger, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), on launching the ICRC's annual report to donors in Geneva.

Looking back at a year marked by acute violence in countries such as Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, Mr Kellenberger highlighted the issue of internal displacement as one of …

24 May 2007 description

Genève (CICR) - « L'intensification de plusieurs conflits dans le monde en 2006, souvent accompagnée de grands déplacements de populations à l'intérieur des pays touchés, a provoqué des souffrances incommensurables et posé des défis complexes sur le plan humanitaire », a déclaré Jakob Kellenberger, le président du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR), à l'occasion de la présentation du rapport d'activité du CICR (en anglais) aux donateurs à Genève.

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23 May 2007 description
report Voice of America

By Mona Ghuneim, New York

Former U.N. Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Jan Egeland says, despite economic growth around the globe, two billion people are forced to survive on $2 a day. He blames the rich countries for reneging on their pledges to help. Mona Ghuneim has the story.

Egeland says the world economy is going forward with enormous leaps, and even poorer nations are seeing remarkable growth in their markets. Global means of transportation and communication are top-notch and travel systems are fast and efficient.

23 May 2007 description
report Amnesty

Index AI : POL 10/009/2007 (Public)
Bulletin no : 095