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22 Dec 1999 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

10 Dec 1999 description


Prepared by Mary Wareham, Human Rights Watch
For the First Meeting of the Standing Committee of Experts on Stockpile Destruction
Geneva, Switzerland
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
Tel. 1-202-612-3456
Fax. 1-202-612-3333
Email. wareham@hrw.org

1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and On their Destruction

10 Dec 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 left

03 Dec 1999 description

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.

01 Dec 1999 description

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"

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.

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.

05 Nov 1999 description
report UN General Assembly

54th Session of the General Assembly, New York
Mr. Chairman,
Distinguished Delegates,

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

14 Sep 1999 description

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

13 Sep 1999 description


Introduction
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
Conclusion
Contacts
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

INTRODUCTION

13 Jul 1999 description
report United Nations

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.

06 Jan 1999 description

Minh T. Vo, Special to The Christian Science Monitor

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.