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17 Nov 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

Asia and the Pacific

Problem Statement/Context: The Asia Pacific region has an emergency profile characterized by a combination of natural disasters, civil/political unrest with pockets of conflict situations, and recent emerging new global threats such as high food and fuel prices crisis, the threat of pandemic influenza and other emerging diseases.

13 Nov 2008 description

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has considered the combined initial to third periodic reports of Angola on how that country is implementing the provisions of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

George Rebelo Chicoty, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Angola, in his opening statement, said Angola had introduced the provisions of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights into its national law.

06 Nov 2008 description

Luanda - The United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) will open soon a branch office in Luanda, aimed to support the Angolan Government to execute the territory planning system and housing improvement.

The purpose was expressed on Thursday, at Nanjing (China) by the executive director of the UN-Habitat, the Tanzanian Anna Tibaijuka, during a meeting she held with the Angolan Minister of Urbanism and Housing, Diekumpuna Sita José, who was at the company of the Angolan permanent representative to the UN agency, the ambassador Ambrósio Lukoki, on the sidelines of the World …

23 Oct 2008 description

Making Human Rights Accountability More Graphic

This fact sheet focuses on economic and social rights in Angola.

01 Oct 2008 description


Introduction

This annual report describes bilateral development cooperation between Norway and 30 of the countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East that received the most assistance in 2007. Norwegian development assistance totalled NOK 21.8 billion in 2007. Of this amount, bilateral assistance (including multi-bilateral assistance) accounted for NOK 15.7 billion.

30 Sep 2008 description
report Caritas

EDITORIAL

S'attaquer aux vraies causes!

Il est de ces crises qui perdurent.

18 Sep 2008 description

Nairobi - A high level delegation led by the Deputy Minister of Urban Affairs and the Environment Mr. Pedro da Mota Liz, visited UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs Tibaijuka to discuss this year's Global Observance of World Habitat Day and enhanced collaboration on housing and urban development projects.

Welcoming the delegation, Mrs.

07 Sep 2008 description

Lubango - At least 63,400 citizens of the Cusse commune, 60 kilometres to the east of Caconda district, (southern Huíla province), are benefiting from new systems of water and electricity since Wednesday.

Inaugurated by the province's governor, Ramos da Cruz, the systems were financed by the local government and built in nine mouths, having cost more than Akz 16 million.

According to the provincial direct of the Ministry of Energy and Water, Abel João da Costa, the undertaking is part of the government programme to improve and increase the supply of social basic services to …

29 Aug 2008 description

Matala - At least fifty two first cycle schools, with six rooms each, will start working in 2009 in Matala district, southern Huila province, to cater for 7,766 children.

This was announced on Thursday, by the head of municipal division of Education, Domingos Manuel, who underlined that the construction works have already been in progress, in the light of the Programme of district intervention, estimated at USD 5 million.

According to him, the works of the project, to be executed in partnership with the Non-governmental Organization, Care International, are in charge of a national …

25 Aug 2008 description

Huambo - At least 2,627 new classrooms have been built and equipped since 2002 by the Government of central Huambo province, to the benefit of about 3.5 million students attending lessons in two shifts.

According to a note from the provincial Government that reached Angop on Monday, another 841 classrooms were rebuilt and furnished over the last six years.

According to the note, the construction of the new classrooms has led to the expansion of the school network into all localities of the province.

It adds that since 2002 now, the province's health network has grown a lot …

31 Jul 2008 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In its resolution 60/124 of December 2005, the General Assembly of the United Nations sought to remedy two problems that had bedevilled UN efforts to deliver humanitarian assistance in a timely and effective manner.

07 Jul 2008 description

Luanda, 07/07- The country's ongoing rehabilitation works of roads and the end of rain season have enabled the expansion of the second phase of national campaign of vaccination against poliomyelitis, held on 20-22 June, ANGOP has learnt.

According to the head of Broad Vaccination Programme (PAV), Alda Morais, the result of the expansion of the campaign, reaching as far as the remotest zones, was evident in the number of children vaccinated, standing at 6.3 million contrary to 6.0 million attained during the first phase, held on 18-20 May.

Involved in campaign were also …

27 Jun 2008 description

Luanda, 06/27 - The executive director of the Road Maintenance Agency of Nigeria, Kabir Abdullahi Friday here praised the Angolan government's effort focussed on the construction and rehabilitation of main social infrastructures, destroyed during the armed conflict.

Speaking to ANGOP, on the sidelines of the II African Congress of Roads, opened Thursday in Luanda, the official said that with the end of war the results are visible, both in the socioeconomic growth of the country, and in the improvement of the peoples' living standards.

Questioned about Nigeria's …

12 Jun 2008 description

Ondjiva, 12/06- The project for the construction of the first one thousands houses to accommodate victims of floods that hit the southern Cunene province from last February to April will be presented next month .

Angop learnt from the provincial governor of Cunene, Pedro Mutinde, during a meeting with the technicians of the National Civil Protection Commission that assessed the current situation of the displaced people.

Pedro Mutindi said that after the completion of emergency phase there is a need to work on the stabilisation of the affected families, through the supply of proper …

10 Jun 2008 description

Ndalatando, 06/10 - A new hospital with a capacity for 72 beds is being built by the Angolan Government, at Camabatela village, Ambaca municipal, as part of the programme of improvement and increase of basic services to the population.

According to the foreman of 'Makiber Dragados', the firm that executes the works, Ilídio Duarte Coto, the building works have begun since last April and will be concluded in August of 2009.

27 May 2008 description

Uíge, 05/27- At least 3018 demobilised soldiers have been enlisted in projects of professional training and agriculture of the Institute of Social Reintegration of Former Soldiers (IRSEM), in the northern Uige Province, informed Tuesday to ANGOP the director of the institution, Afonso Carlos.

According to the official, the ex-soldiers have been getting kits of tools for carpentry, tailoring, masonry and ironwork.

For Afonso Carlos, the 15 projects are part of the General Programme of Demobilisation and Reintegration, in progress all over the country.

The programme promotes the …

27 May 2008 description

Luanda, 05/27 - About forty former soldiers will finish on Wednesday courses on plumbing and electricity, in the integrated centre of employment and professional training of Kilamba Kiaxi Municipality.

The training programme, inserted in the project dubbed 'We are with you', started last February, under an initiative of the Institute for Social Reintegration of former Soldiers (IRSEM).

This is the current year's first programme of the mentioned centre.

08 May 2008 description

Luanda, 05/08 - The European Union has invested about 500 million Euros used in various types of undertakings in Angola.

This was disclosed Wednesday in Luanda by the ambassador and head of the European Commission (EC) office to Angola, João Gabriel Ferreira, during a press conference on the occasion of the celebrations of the European Day, on Friday, May 9.

João Ferreira explained that the amount does not reflect the reality due to the running devaluation of the US dollar over the years.

According to him, the EC, through its member states, implemented in Angola several projects …

16 Apr 2008 description

Release number IFAD/23/08

Rome, 16 April 2008 - A new project in Angola will increase incomes of rural smallholders in the provinces of Bié, Huambo and Malanje by improving agricultural productivity and revitalizing markets.

The US$49.5 million Market-oriented Smallholder Agriculture Project will be partly financed by an IFAD loan of US$8.2 million. The loan agreement was signed today at IFAD headquarters by Angola's Ambassador to Italy, Manuel Pedro Pacavira, and IFAD's President, Lennart Båge.

The World Bank will contribute US$30.1 million to the project and the …