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19 Dec 2005 description


State Department releases chronology of activities spanning 143 years

The United States has spent more than a billion dollars in the past dozen years on humanitarian land mine removal efforts around the world.

This money has been spent to remove land mines, pay for educational messages on the risks posed by mines, help victims of mine injuries, and fund research and development to improve existing humanitarian mine removal programs.

09 Dec 2005 description

This document outlines the global operational priorities identified by the ICRC in 2006. It is based on the yearly internal review and planning process conducted primarily by the 80 field delegations and missions.

09 Aug 2005 description

Every year, tens of thousands of people, mostly civilians, are killed or injured by landmines and other explosive remnants of war.Those that survive are often disabled for life, adding to the many hundreds of thousands of mine survivors around the world in need of long-term care,rehabilita-tion, and social and economic support. Assistance for mine victims must be an integral part of public health-care systems and must not discriminate against persons who are ill,injured or disabled for reasons other than mines.

22 Jun 2005 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10356

Other Texts Address Elimination of Sexual Exploitation on Peacekeeping Operations, UN Language Parity

Acting on the recommendations of its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary), the General Assembly this morning adopted a record-breaking $3.2 billion 2005-2006 peacekeeping budget for 14 ongoing missions and emphasized the need for budgetary discipline, improved management and adequate controls over budget implementation in the face of the current unprecedented surge in peacekeeping operations.

17 Jun 2005 description

GENEVA - The UN refugee agency said Friday that the global number of refugees* fell 4 percent in 2004 to 9.2 million, the lowest total in almost a quarter of a century. But UNHCR annual statistics released just ahead of World Refugee Day on Monday showed that the numbers of internally displaced and stateless people remain high.

19 Apr 2005 description

More than 24 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) lack satisfactory judicial protection, a prepared by ten donor organisations reveals. The report is the first of its kind and serves as a good starting point for improving the situation for IDPs.

14 Jan 2005 description
report Human Rights Watch

Preface

This report is Human Rights Watch's fifteenth annual review of human rights practices around the globe.