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Wednesday, 22 December 1999: Humanitarian favouritism is threatening the lives and future of the most needy children and women in the developing world, UNICEF warned today at the launch of its annual humanitarian appeal for children and women in countries in crisis.
Prepared by Mary Wareham, Human Rights Watch
For the First Meeting of the Standing Committee of Experts on Stockpile Destruction
9-10 December 1999
For more information or to make a clarification or comment, please contact:
Mary Wareham, Human Rights Watch
1630 Connecticut Ave NW, #500
Washington, USA 20009
1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and On their Destruction
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 left
Deux ans après la signature de la Convention sur l'interdiction de l'emploi, du stockage, de la production et du transfert des mines antipersonnel et sur leur destruction, les ONG de la Campagne Internationale pour Interdire les Mines, Prix Nobel de la Paix 1997, se félicitent des progrès effectués en vue de l'éradication totale des mines antipersonnel, et demandent aux cinquante-six Etats non-signataires de respecter l'interdiction.
Lecture by Mrs Sadako Ogata, United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees, At the Istituto Studi di Politica Internazionale
"On the Humanitarian Frontlines: New Challenges of Refugee Work"
Press Release IHA/690 - 19991123
Speeches of the High Commissioner
Geneva, 23 November 1999
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.
Press Release GA/SHC/3563 - 19991117
New York, 12 November 1999
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.
54th Session of the General Assembly, New
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
Madrid, España, 14 de septiembre de 1999
I. The Landmine Problem Today
II. Determining the Extent of the Problem: Surveys and Assessments
III. Mine Clearance Efforts
IV. Mine Awareness Efforts
V. Mine Action Coordination
VI. Planning Mine Action for a Mine-Free World
Prepared for the Meeting of the Standing Committee of Experts on Mine Clearance
Geneva - 13-15 September 1999
by Norwegian People's Aid, Mine Action
Thematic Coordinator for Landmine Monitor
Natural disasters claimed more than 50,000 lives and resulted in economic losses exceeding $90 billion during 1998; while wars in Africa, Asia and Europe displaced millions more. This horrifying toll will set the scene for the Economic and Social Council's debate, when it begins its segment on humanitarian affairs on 13 July.
Minh T. Vo, Special to The Christian Science Monitor
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.