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03 Jun 2014 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Afghanistan, Central African Republic (CAR), Mali, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. In particular, the update provides recommendations on preparations for MINUSCA, which will be fully deployed by 15 September 2014.

05 Mar 2014 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The update also refers to Watchlist’s ‘Special Update: March 2014’, which provides recommendations to the Security Council for the Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict, scheduled for 7 March 2014.

30 Dec 2013 description
report Oxfam

This booklet reflects the experience of the Within and Without the State (WWS) programme so far, and offers key learning for those working in the area of governance programming in fragile contexts.

05 Feb 2013 description
report Human Rights Watch

UN Experts Express Concern Over Afghanistan Attacks, Detention

(Geneva, February 5, 2013) – The United States government should promptly carry out the recommendations of a United Nations committee of experts to improve protection of children abroad from armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said today. The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child released a report and recommendations to the US government on February 5, 2013.

29 Jan 2013 description

Afin de mettre en œuvre divers projets humanitaires d’urgence, dont certains ont été lancés en 2012, l’OIM adresse aux donateurs un appel de 303 millions de dollars E. U. pour des projets humanitaires en 2013.

L’OIM est l'agence chef de file pour le Groupe sectoriel sur la gestion des camps et la coordination des camps (CCCM) dans les catastrophes naturelles. Elle est également l’agence chef de file pour le groupe sectoriel des abris dans une demi-douzaine de pays, et est aussi un acteur majeur dans d’autres groupes sectoriels.

22 Jun 2012 description

This document provides a summary of incidents and trends involving improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as reported in various unclassified publications from March to May 2012. As this report seeks to share information of explosive events with the broader civil-military community, the use of the term IED has been expanded to include explosive incidents in general and is not restricted solely to devices that have been improvised. Related information is available at www.cimicweb.org.

04 May 2012 description

Laying out the programme of work of the Security Council in May, under the first presidency of Azerbaijan, the country’s Permanent Representative this afternoon vowed to work to maintain unity among members for addressing the conflict in Syria and the many other complex situations the body was seized with.

“As President, I will do my best to keep unanimity and consensus approach to that kind of sensitive issue,” Agshin Mehdiyev told correspondents at Headquarters, saying that the presidency ushered in an “historic period” for his country.

30 Mar 2012 description

UNHCR is very grateful for the USD 113.18 million received from the Government of Japan during the first quarter of the 2012. 19 operations worldwide will benefit with some USD 83.18 million allocated to Africa and the Middle East while USD 30 million will help internally displaced persons and returnees inside Afghanistan as well as countries hosting Afghan refugees in the region. The Japanese funding will contribute toward UNHCR’s 2012 global requirement of USD 3.59 billion.

22 Mar 2012 description

The United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom have agreed today to join forces to better support the efforts of the governments of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen to tackle poverty and promote growth. Under the new agreement, the two will also look at ways to ensure an effective joint response to future emergencies such as earthquakes or floods, as well as boosting resilience in vulnerable countries to help them reduce the risk of such disasters.

28 Feb 2012 description

Yokohama - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US$114 million contribution from the government of Japan to provide urgently needed food and nutritional assistance to millions of the most vulnerable people including refugees, internally displaced people, malnourished children, pregnant and breastfeeding women in 21 countries. The donation will also support logistics operations in two countries.

23 Feb 2012 description

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13 Feb 2012 description

Summary

The Working Group expresses its strong objection to the decision of the United Nations Secretariat not to grant a waiver to the 10,700 word limit to the present report, as has been the case for almost every year since such a limit was imposed by the General Assembly in 1993.

30 Nov 2011 description

This document provides a summary of incidents and trends involving explosive devices as reported in various unclassified publications during October 2011. As this report seeks to share information of explosive events with the broader civil-military community, the use of the term IED has been expanded to include explosive incidents in general and is not restricted solely to devices that have been improvised. Related information is available at www.cimicweb.org.
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19 Nov 2011 description

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 and FY 2011, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

27 Oct 2011 description
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Main Findings:

»» The five active appeals in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia region at the end of Q3 2011 (Afghanistan, Pakistan Floods, Yemen, oPt and Libya) require a combined US$2.17 billion in funding. The appeals have received a total of $1.1 billion, or 51 per cent.

»» The Pakistan Floods appeal 2011, requesting US$356 million, is under-funded at slightly above 20 per cent. The previous 2010 Pakistan floods appeal requested five times as much ($1.9 billion) and was 70 per cent funded when it expired in July.

30 Jun 2011 description

SG/SM/13676

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by Jan Kubiš, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, to the thirty-eighth session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), in Astana on 28 June:

I am pleased to greet the foreign ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference. I thank the Government of Kazakhstan for hosting this event.

29 Jun 2011 description

By Anthony H. Cordesman, Andrew C. Gagel Jun 29, 2011

The Burke Chair has prepared two new reports on terrorism in North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia: 2007-2010. These reports draw on unclassified US reporting by the National Counterterrorism Center and the US Department of State.

23 Jun 2011 description

If you use drones you must confirm and report who they killed, says legal team

GENEVA 23 JUNE 2011. International lawyers have identified an existing but previously unacknowledged requirement in law for those who use or authorise the use of drone strikes to record and announce who has been killed and injured in each attack.

A new report, 'Drone Attacks, International Law, and the Recording of Civilian Casualties of Armed Conflict', is published on 23 June 2011 by London-based think tank Oxford Research Group (ORG).

20 Jun 2011 description

World Refugee Day: UNHCR report finds 80 per cent of world's refugees in developing countries

GENEVA, June 20 (UNHCR) – A UNHCR report released today reveals deep imbalance in international support for the world's forcibly displaced, with a full four-fifths of the world's refugees being hosted by developing countries – and at a time of rising anti-refugee sentiment in many industrialized ones.