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30 Dec 2003 description

The Federal Foreign Office supported 307 projects for humanitarian aid, humanitarian mine clearance as well as disaster prevention all over the world in 2003 to the tune of EUR 71.5 million.

24 Dec 2003 description

2003: In a dangerous world, a few glimmers of hope

12 Dec 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Palestinian Territories, (2) Iraq, (3) Iran, (4) Afghanistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Tanzania, (5) Uganda, (6) Sudan, (7) Eritrea, (8) Ethiopia

C) West Africa: (1) Guinea Bissau, (2) Liberia, (3) Côte d'Ivoire

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Namibia, (3) Angola, (4) Zambia, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Malawi, (7) Tanzania, (8) Mozambique, (9) Swaziland, (10) Lesotho, (11) Madagascar

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

12 Dec 2003 description

[This article is part of an IRIN web special on the issue of child soldiers published today. In addition to this story, the web special includes a special report on the issue of child soldiers, other country-specific features, background documents and links to resources available for further reading on the Internet. To access the web special please go to: www.IRINnews.org/webspecials/childsoldiers/]

09 Dec 2003 description

Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) presented its priorities and funding requirements for 2004 to the press today. It is appealing for over 900 million Swiss francs for humanitarian work in some 80 countries.

03 Dec 2003 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10213
Fifty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
68th Meeting (AM)

Also Appoints Seven Members to Committee on Conferences

Convinced that achieving a final and peaceful settlement to the question of Palestine - the core of the Arab-Israeli conflict - was imperative to comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East, the General Assembly this morning adopted a series of resolutions reaffirming international commitment to the Road Map peace plan and to the realization of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people.

02 Dec 2003 description
report War Child UK

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC)

01 Dec 2003 description
report UN Children's Fund


AFGHANISTAN
Appeal status: 52% funded

Priority action for children: Accelerating Girls Education in Afghanistan

19 Nov 2003 description

Universal Children's Day on November 20 has served to promote the plight of children worldwide since 1954. This year, while commemorating all of the children of the world, SOS Children's Villages would like to draw special attention to the suffering of children in conflict areas.

18 Nov 2003 description


Where MCC material aid goes (shipments from 1995 to 2003)

14 Nov 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Palestinian Territories, (2) Iraq, (3) Iran, (4) Afghanistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Tanzania, (4) Uganda, (5) Sudan, (6) Eritrea, (7) Djibouti, (8) Ethiopia, (9) Kenya

C) West Africa: (1) Guinea Bissau, (2) Liberia, (3) Côte d'Ivoire

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Zambia, (4) Tanzania, (5) Malawi, (6) Zimbabwe, (7) Mozambique, (8) Swaziland, (9) Lesotho, (10) Madagascar

E) Asia: (1) Myanmar, (2) DPR Korea

13 Nov 2003 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/SHC/3765
Fifty-eighth General Assembly
Third Committee
43rd & 44th Meetings (AM & PM)

Reports Discussed on Violence against Women, Human Rights Defenders

21 Oct 2003 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10178
Fifty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
38th & 39th Meetings (AM & PM)

With the after effects of the tragic 19 August attack on the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad still reverberating throughout the international community, speakers addressing the General Assembly today condemned all forms of violence against relief workers and urged countries to ensure that crimes against such personnel did not go unpunished.

20 Oct 2003 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10176
Fifty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
37th Meeting (AM)

The progress made over the last year to revitalize the activities of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), particularly with regard to implementing the outcomes of major international conferences, was highlighted this morning, as the General Assembly considered the report of that body.

17 Oct 2003 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/SHC/3746
Fifty-eighth General Assembly
Third Committee
15th & 16th Meetings (AM & PM)

Committee Concludes Discussion of Women’s Issues, Hearing 26 Speakers

Governments, communities, families and individuals had the duty and obligation to build a protective environment for children, said Karin Sham Poo, Deputy Executive Director of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), as the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) began its consideration of the promotion and protection of the rights of children.

10 Oct 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Afghanistan, (3) Occupied Palestinian Territory (Opt)

B) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), (3) Djibouti, (4)Ethiopia, (5) Eritrea, (6) Rwanda, (7) Sudan, (8) Uganda, (9) Tanzania

C) West and Central Africa: () Liberia, (2) Guinea, (3) Sierra Leone, (4) Côte d'Ivoire, (5) Chad, (6) Central African Republic (CAR)

30 Sep 2003 description
report UN Security Council


SC/7884
Security Council
4835th Meeting (AM)

The restoration of the rule of law was a sine qua non for the sustainable resolution of conflict and the rebuilding of secure, orderly and humane societies, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, told the Security Council this morning as it considered "Justice and the Rule of Law: the role of the United Nations". Too often, he said, the United Nations had failed to give that critical sector the importance it was due.