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05 Dec 2003 description

Appeal Target: CHF 14,523,714 (USD 9.97m or EUR 9.8).
Revised in Programme Update No. 2 to CHF 10,703,983.
Further revised in this update to CHF 8,826,970
Period covered: July to September 2003

05 Dec 2003 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10215
Fifty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
69th Meeting (AM & PM)

The General Assembly today called on all Afghan groups to respect the authority of and support the Transitional Administration, and called on donors to respect their commitments made at the Tokyo International Conference on Reconstruction Assistance to Afghanistan, as it discussed the situation in that country and adopted, without a vote, a related resolution

05 Dec 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Afghanistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) Republic of Congo, (2) DR Congo, (3) Burundi, (4) Rwanda, (5) Tanzania, (6) Kenya, (7) Uganda, (8) Sudan, (9) Eritrea, (10) Ethiopia

C) West Africa: (1) Guinea, (2) Sierra Leone, (3) Liberia

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

05 Dec 2003 description

GENEVA -- The UN refugee agency said on Friday that it was seeking over $1 billion to fund its refugee assistance and protection work next year to care for more than 20.5 million refugees and other people worldwide. This includes $955 million for its annual budget and over $57 million for supplementary programs for the Liberian crisis and Sudanese refugees.

05 Dec 2003 description

Sixth PRT office opened in Herat

By David Shelby, Washington File Staff Writer

Washington -- A tree-planting ceremony was deemed a fitting ritual to mark the opening of the sixth Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) headquarters in Herat, western Afghanistan, December 1.

The PRTs are a growing part of the reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan.

05 Dec 2003 description

GENEVA, 5 December (UN Information Service) -- The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is seeking $54.8 million in contributions to fund activities in the coming year and to continue efforts to strengthen the institution.

05 Dec 2003 description
report Government of Japan
STATEMENT BY H.E. MR. KOICHI HARAGUCHI
PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF JAPAN

AT THE FIFTY-EIGHTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
ON AGENDA ITEM 28 "THE SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN AND
ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY"
AND ITEM 40(f) "EMERGENCY INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR PEACE, NORMALCY

05 Dec 2003 description

Planned Project Summary Information

Project number: A-032209

Branch: Asia

Country: Afghanistan

CIDA's ODA Priorities: 100% - Additions to, Maintenance or Replacement of Phy. Cap. Stock

CIDA's Sectors: 100% - Rural Development

04 Dec 2003 description

U.S. ambassador cites moral and political reasons to help

04 Dec 2003 description

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - At least one Afghan working in a UN-sponsored program was killed and 11 wounded on Thursday in an ambush by suspected members of the ousted Taliban in western Afghanistan, a senior official said.

The ambush happened in the Chakaw region of Farah province where about 60 Afghans working for the Central Statistics Department were heading from neighboring Nimroz province after completing a UN-sponsored census project there.

04 Dec 2003 description

Restocking of farm animals in Afghanistan could take many years - herds decimated by drought and war

04 Dec 2003 description
report UN News Service

Voter registration has begun in seven regional capitals across Afghanistan ahead of the country's national elections next year, according to the United Nations mission there.

04 Dec 2003 description


I. SITUATION UPDATE
UN missions remain suspended in southern and southeastern provinces. On 3 December, a grenade was thrown at a Coalition Forces military police patrol in Kandahar city and another hand grenade was thrown to a crowd of people. Three soldiers and the attacker were injured.

Due to ongoing military operations in the eastern provinces of Kunar and Nuristan, UN missions throughout the area remain suspended. UN curfew for international staff in Jalal Abad city is from 19h00 to 05h30.

04 Dec 2003 description

Under the current circumstances of increased violence against aid workers in Afghanistan, the neutrality of humanitarian action is seriously challenged and the risk for MSF staff working outside of Kandahar has reached unacceptable levels. Recent attacks on aid workers in Afghanistan are unacceptable and must be condemned in the strongest terms.

04 Dec 2003 description

Some $290 million would be needed next year to fund 300 mine action projects in 36 countries, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, said at a Headquarters press briefing today.

04 Dec 2003 description

ANKARA, 4 December (IRIN) - The EC has awarded a €26 million (about US $31.5 million) contract to a Chinese engineering company, China Railway Shisiju Group Corporation, for the first reconstruction phase of the vital 222-km Kabul-Jalalabad-Torkham (Towr Kham) road.