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19 Nov 2002 description

At a Headquarters press briefing today, Carolyn M. McAskie, Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), announced the launch of the Inter-agency Consolidated Appeals for 2003. Being held in capitals around the world, the Appeals are $3 billion for 50 million beneficiaries in countries experiencing humanitarian crises.

12 Jun 2001 description

Given that use of child soldiers was still pervasive around the world, the international community must move much faster towards establishing an effective global ban on their use, Jo Becker, Children's Rights Advocacy Director for Human Rights Watch, told correspondents this afternoon at Headquarters. Ms. Becker was speaking at a press conference sponsored by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to launch the report of the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers.

24 May 2000 description

At a Headquarters press conference this morning, Médecins du Monde, a French medical association, briefed correspondents on a proposal to create, under the auspices of the United Nations, a commission to evaluate humanitarian situations in times of armed conflict. The commission would be responsible for influencing the introduction into Security Council decisions of protective measures on behalf of civilian populations caught in armed conflict.

09 Feb 2000 description

Host countries must be responsible for the security of humanitarian workers and must punish the perpetrators of crimes against humanitarian workers, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Catherine Bertini, told correspondents at a Headquarters press briefing this afternoon.

09 Feb 2000 description

The Foreign Minister of Argentina, Adalberto Rodriguez Giavarini, addressed correspondents at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon. The Foreign Minister, who in his capacity as Security Council President, was presiding over today's Council meeting on protection of United Nations personnel, associated personnel and humanitarian personnel in conflict zones, was accompanied at the press conference by the Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations, Arnoldo Manuel Listre.

18 Nov 1999 description

Olara Otunnu, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, said in a press briefing at Headquarters this afternoon that the Convention on the Rights of the Child spoke directly to the millions of children who were exposed to armed conflict. Recalling that this was the tenth anniversary of the Convention, he said its role was to serve as the advocate of children in armed conflict, promoting their rights and welfare.