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22 Dec 1999 description


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Angola. Government offensives in the Central Highlands have resulted in new displacement and subsequent humanitarian needs. Very high prevalences of malnutrition have once more been re-ported in Malange among children and also adults, and thus the situation has not improved since the last survey in June and affects both IDPs and the resident population.

29 Nov 1999 description

Press Release - SC/6759

Security Council Told Key is Effective Deterrent Action; As Debate Begins, 23 Nations Also Present Views on United Nations Role

The international community needed to move "from a culture of reaction to a culture of prevention", Secretary-General Kofi Annan said this afternoon in an open Security Council debate on the prevention of armed conflict.

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.

15 Nov 1999 description

Press Release 99/70 C/5
Rome, November 15, 1999 -- While increasing numbers of people face food emergencies, the causes are changing, suggest two UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports released today. "For the first time, human induced disasters such as civil strife and economic crises have more effect on food shortages than nature-induced crises," said Dr. Hartwig de Haen, Assistant Director General of FAO.

12 Nov 1999 description
report UN General Assembly


Press Release GA/SHC/3558 - 19991112
Hazards from Internal Strife Said to Complicate Work of Agency; Stability, Post-Conflict Recovery Now Critical to Relief Efforts

Refugee issues today could not be discussed without reference to security, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadako Ogata, told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) this morning as it began considering questions related to refugees.

02 Nov 1999 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations. Quoted text from this briefing note may be attributed to the UNHCR spokesperson named below

06 Oct 1999 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/9627
As the General Assembly this morning began its consideration of the Secretary-General’s annual report on the work of the Organization, many speakers expressed strong support for his call to change the culture of the United Nations from one that reacted to crises to one that prevented them, while several speakers highlighted the difficulties and implications of such a change.

29 Sep 1999 description

Food Situation in Angola Slightly Improved: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is to begin a nutritional survey in Malanje at the end of this week in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, UNICEF, and other non-governmental organizations. Doctors Without Borders is currently running seven feeding centers in the besieged city. A total of 1,500 children are receiving therapeutic feeding in six of these centers, and an additional center is providing supplementary feeding.

28 Sep 1999 description


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Angola. The war in Angola continues to create acute humanitarian needs. The funding situation has improved and access by road has sporadically been possible, thus some humanitarian assistance is being delivered. High prevalences of malnutrition among children under five have been recorded in the besieged cities of Huambo, Malange and Kuito.

27 Sep 1999 description

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Angola. The war in Angola continues to create acute humanitarian needs. The funding situation has improved and access by road has sporadically been possible, thus some humanitarian assistance is being delivered. High prevalences of malnutrition among children under five have been recorded in the besieged cities of Huambo, Malange and Kuito.

17 Sep 1999 description
report UN Security Council


SC/6730

Adopts resolution 1265 (1999) unanimously; decides to further review recommendations of Secretary-General

The Security Council this afternoon decided to immediately establish a mechanism to review further the recommendations contained in the report of the Secretary-General on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, and to consider appropriate steps by April 2000, in accordance with its responsibilities under the Charter.

17 Sep 1999 description


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The outlook for 1999 cereal production has improved slightly since June, due mainly to better crop prospects in Asia and North America. World production, however, will not be sufficient to meet anticipated consumption requirements and global stocks will need to be drawn down.

14 Sep 1999 description

Madrid, España, 14 de septiembre de 1999
Distinguidos invitados,

09 Sep 1999 description

The humanitarian community faces a major challenge today from the increase in the number of natural disasters, and by a recent upsurge in armed conflict, according to Secretary-General Kofi Annan in his 1999 report on the work of the Organization, which is being released today.

31 Aug 1999 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly
Official Records
Fifty-fourth Session
Supplement No. 1 (A/54/1)

01 Aug 1999 description


Information available as of 15 August 1999 was used in preparing this report.
Contents

30 Jul 1999 description

This report includes: A) Angola B) Sierra Leone C) East and Central Africa: Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo D) Afghanistan E) FR Yugoslavia F) Selected WFP relief operations currently facing resourcing shortfalls.