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11 Nov 2010 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. The present eighth report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1894 (2009).

2. The adoption of resolution 1894 (2009) on 11 November 2009 was a fitting commemoration of 10 years of thematic action by the Security Council on the protection of civilians and a welcome manifestation of the ongoing commitment of the Council to that critical issue.

02 Nov 2010 description

Published on : 2 November 2010 - 1:52pm | By International Justice Tribune (IJT 116)

Commercially motivated pillage has taken on increasing importance in recent years as the illegal exploitation of natural resources has emerged as a primary means of financing conflict. But efforts to hold disreputable commercial actors responsible for war crimes or other serious human rights violations have been frustrated, frequently because of difficulties in proving corporate complicity.

26 Oct 2010 description

A REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE

ONE HUNDRED ELEVENTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

On October 31, 2000, the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on women, peace and security. With its passage, the international community voiced support for the inclusion of women in efforts to end conflict and create the conditions for lasting peace.

13 Oct 2010 description

Authors: Steve Wiggins, Julia Compton and Sharada Keats

The issue of rising food prices came to international attention in early 2008. This document answers the following questions about the crisis and responses to it:

  • What has happened to food prices and why?
  • Why are food prices important & where can we find them?
  • How have countries and the international community responded?
  • The future

30 Sep 2010 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

Sixty-first session

Geneva, 4-8 October 2010

30 September 2010

This update presents some examples of challenges, progress and new developments in global programmes and partnerships since the last strategic overview presented to the 47th meeting of the Standing Committee in March 2010. A more comprehensive report will be provided in the forthcoming Global Appeal 2011 Update.

A.

29 Sep 2010 description

El Barómetro es un informe trimestral editado en castellano y catalán por el Programa de Conflictos y Construcción de Paz de la Escola de Cultura de Pau de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. El documento analiza los acontecimientos ocurridos en el mundo a lo largo del trimestre (julio – septiembre de 2010) a través de cinco apartados: conflictos armados, tensiones, procesos de paz, crisis humanitarias y dimensión de género en la construcción de la paz.

26 Aug 2010 description

As the number of people significantly affected by the catastrophic floods in Pakistan climbed to an estimated 17.2 million, the United Nations was scaling up relief operations, John Holmes, outgoing Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said today during a Headquarters news conference.

"This is a disaster of unprecedented scale in terms of the number of people affected and the geographical area affected," he said, calling the situation "extremely challenging".

He said the deadly floods, triggered by torrential monsoon …

02 Jun 2010 description

Children and armed conflict, justice and the rule of law, and the situation in Sudan were among the major areas to be considered by the Security Council during Mexico's presidency in June, Claude Heller, that country's Permanent Representative, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

Violence in the seas off Gaza and the Koreas, though not now on the agenda, were also likely to come up because of recent developments, Mr. Heller said, adding that new action on Iran's nuclear programme was also probable.

02 Jun 2010 description

Human Rights Council

Fourteenth session

Agenda items 2 and 3

Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

I. Introduction

1.

31 May 2010 description

Contents

Front Page

At Town Hall, Shah Launches Policy Office, First Lady Hails Agency

-  At his first Town Hall meeting with USAID employees May 5, Administrator Rajiv Shah said USAID will establish a policy and budget office while first lady Michelle Obama thanked the Agency for "inspiring" work overseas.

U.S.

21 May 2010 description

New York, 21 May 2010- The Annual Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict (A/64/742--S/2010/181) has been issued yesterday afternoon. The report gives an overview of the situation of children affected by conflict and action taken for their protection over the reporting period.

20 May 2010 description

May 20, 2010

Cambridge, MA- Management Sciences for Health (MSH) today announces its newest publication, Health Systems in Action: An eHandbook for Leaders and Managers. The electronic handbook equips health workers at the center of health systems to reduce illness and save lives.

12 May 2010 description
report World Bank
  • More than 350,000 women die each year because of pregnancy and childbirth complications.

    - Plan will help countries reduce high fertility rates and deaths.

    - With approaching Millennium Development Goals deadline, plan charts Bank's course for next five years.

    May 12, 2010With many countries far from achieving Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG 5) and less than five years remaining to scale up efforts, yesterday, the World Bank released its a 2010-2015 blueprint for its reproductive health work, which will help poor countries reduce their high fertility rates and prevent …