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Boost for quake insurance in SE Europe

By Biljana Markova

BRUSSELS, 11 April 2014 – A major step towards implementation of a disaster risk financing framework in South Eastern Europe has been taken with the completion of a first round of training workshops on new approaches to earthquake insurance last month.

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Forced Migration Review 25th Anniversary collection

25 years of forced migration

Jeff Crisp

During the past 25 years, Forced Migration Review (FMR) has played a vital role in enabling researchers, practitioners and policymakers to exchange information and ideas on refugee-related issues. In this article, Jeff Crisp provides a personal (and alphabetical) perspective on some of the events, trends and organisations that FMR has covered over the past two and half decades.

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Capacity building fund MAA00011 Annual Report 2012

This report covers the period 01.01.2012 to 31.12.2012

Programme summary

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Global Overview 2012: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

Around 6.5 million people were newly displaced, almost twice as many as the 3.5 million during 2011. The conflicts in Syria and DRC were responsible for around half of the new displacements.

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Débat de haut niveau à l'Assemblée générale sur le rôle de la justice pénale internationale dans les processus de réconciliation

AG/11355 Assemblée générale Soixante-septième Débat thématique - matin & après-midi

Avec l’expérience de ces 20 dernières années, la justice pénale internationale apparaît comme une contribution cruciale -mais insuffisante à elle seule- à la réconciliation

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Disarmament and demobilisation in comparative perspective: patterns and policy recommendations

Disarmament and demobilisation (DD) programmes are vital components of strategic peacebuilding. DD provisions govern the collection and disposal of arms and ammunition, and oversee the discharge of active-duty combatants from the state’s armed forces, rebel groups, or both. Using data from the Peace Accords Matrix database, this report compares the five most recent cases of DD implementation: Nepal (2006), Liberia (2003), Macedonia (2001), Indonesia-Aceh (2005) and South Sudan (2005).

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Doing Justice for Refugees and IDPs? Confronting Displacement Through Transitional Justice

Serious human rights violations are very often an integral part of displacement crises. Certain violations, such as mass killings, arbitrary arrests, torture, and rape, often cause displacement, while others, such as the destruction of homes and property, can be aimed at undercutting the possibility to return home. Forcible displacement is frequently a deliberate strategy used by parties to a conflict and can in itself constitute a war crime or a crime against humanity.

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L’assemblée inscrit neuf nouveaux points à son agenda dont le financement de la mission en Syrie et le mécanisme remplaçant les tribunaux pour l’ex-Yougoslavie et le Rwanda


Assemblée générale
Soixante-septième session
2e séance plénière – matin

L’Assemblée générale a adopté ce matin, pour cette soixante-septième session, l’ordre du jour de sa Plénière et de ses six grandes commissions*. Elle a décidé d’inscrire à son ordre du jour neuf nouveaux points dont le « Financement de la Mission de supervision des Nations Unies en République arabe syrienne » et le « Mécanisme international appelé à exercer les fonctions résiduelles des tribunaux pénaux internationaux ».

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SOS Children's Villages International and Habitat for Humanity International announce partnership

24/08/2012 - The common goal of improving the living conditions of as many poor people as possible has resulted in a mutually beneficial partnership between SOS Children's Villages International and Habitat for Humanity International.

Richard Pichler, Secretary General of SOS Children's Villages International, announced at the organisation's General Assembly in Innsbruck on 22 June that a cooperation agreement of five years has been signed with Habitat for Humanity International.

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“Proof of Concept” - Learning from Nine Examples of Peacebuilding Evaluation

A Report on the 2011 Peacebuilding Evaluation Evidence Summit


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CrisisWatch N°105, 01 May 2012

On 12 April soldiers deposed the government in Guinea-Bissau, marking another coup in a country in which no leader since independence has completed a full term. Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Júnior, widely expected to win the presidential run-off election scheduled for 29 April, and interim President Raimundo Pereira were detained by the military junta for two weeks, before their release to Côte d’Ivoire. The coup was swiftly condemned by the international community, with ECOWAS imposing sanctions and threatening force to restore civilian rule.

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World works together to destroy millions of cluster submunitions

Geneva, 19 April 2012: A conference on the global ban on cluster bombs has concluded with news that 650,000 cluster munitions stockpiled by States Parties, containing 68.2million explosive submunitions, have been destroyed.

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Multilateral Political Missions and Preventive Diplomacy

Special Report by Richard Gowan


More than six thousand personnel are deployed in political missions worldwide. The United Nations and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe oversee the majority of these missions. Although many political missions deal with active conflicts or postconflict situations, some have contributed to conflict prevention in countries ranging from Estonia to Guinea.

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Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) - 2 December 2011, vol. 86, 49 (pp 557–564) (EN/FR)


557 Fourth meeting of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Independent Monitoring Board 559 Increased transmission and outbreaks of measles, European Region, 2011


557 Quatrième réunion du Comité de suivi indépendant de l’Initiative mondiale pour l’éradication de la poliomyélite 559 Augmentation de la transmission et des flambées de rougeole, Région européenne, 2011

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Examination of Mediation versus Military Intervention to Assist Regions Wracked by Conflict Focus of General Assembly Debate as It Enters Fourth Day


Sixty-sixth General Assembly
22nd, 23rd & 24th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Leaders Can No Longer Use Sovereignty as ‘Wall to Violate Rights of Citizens’,
Some Say; Others Say Mediation Less Costly, Saves Lives, Aligns with UN Charter