27 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
04 Dec 2014 description

Terrorism and cross-border crime in Africa would be a major focus at the Security Council in December as the body continued to closely watch a range of crises worldwide, the Permanent Representative of Chad, whose delegation holds the Council presidency for the month, said this afternoon.

04 Nov 2014 description

Overview

The present guidance aims to ensure that the health sector works with partners in the environment and other related communities, and follow a systematic process to:

02 Aug 2014 description

Increasing Israeli-Palestinian tensions culminated in Israel launching "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza in early July (see our latest report and commentary). The assault, which started as an aerial campaign and was later extended to include ground operations, reportedly killed more than 1,400 Palestinians throughout the month while 64 Israelis were killed in clashes inside the Gaza Strip and by Hamas rocket fire. Several attempts at reaching a ceasefire agreement failed in July.

14 May 2014 description

Joint IDMC-UNHCR press release - A record 33.3 million now displaced by war worldwide, as one family flees inside Syria every 60 seconds - Report

33.3 million people were internally displaced at the end of 2013 due to conflict and violence says a new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). This equates to a staggering increase of 4.5 million from 2012, signalling a record high for the second year running.

12 Apr 2014 description

Summary

More than 90 percent of disaster fatalities occur in developing countries. It is the poor who live in the most vulnerable and least prepared countries, who suffer most when catastrophe occurs. Over the past two decades, disasters have killed more than 1.3 million people, affected more than 4.4 billion and cost the global economy at least US$2 trillion. It is estimated that each year, earthquakes, hurricanes and cyclones cost more than US$180 billion.

11 Apr 2014 description

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.

01 Apr 2014 description

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.

01 Jul 2013 description

This report covers the period 01.01.2012 to 31.12.2012

Programme summary

21 Jun 2013 description

New research commissioned by AusAID highlights the urgent need for increased action to prevent sexual violence during conflict and after crises. Hundreds of thousands of women are affected by sexual violence during conflict, and many more are at risk.

29 Apr 2013 description

28.8 million internally displaced people worldwide in 2012, record high includes five-fold increase in Syria

GENEVA, 29 APRIL 2013: The number of people internally displaced by armed conflict, violence and human rights violations at the end of 2012 was 28.8 million, an increase of 2.4 million people on the previous year and the highest global figure ever reported by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

11 Apr 2013 description
report UN General Assembly

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

21 Nov 2012 description

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).

24 Sep 2012 description

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.

24 Sep 2012 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/11289

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 ».

31 Aug 2012 description

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.

21 May 2012 description

A Report on the 2011 Peacebuilding Evaluation Evidence Summit

Introduction