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31 Dec 2001 description


The Landmine Update is the International Campaign to Ban Landmines’ quarterly newsletter. This edition is followed by a calendar of upcoming events and list of available new resources. To date, 142 countries have signed the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, and 122 have ratified it. The most recent accession is Nigeria (27 September) and the most recent ratification is Algeria (9 October).

10 Dec 2001 description


Introduction by the Director of Operations
The operational trends and priorities for 2002 that are set out in this document reflect the humanitarian situation as foreseen in the light of the lessons learned during the first nine months of 2001 and of initial indications as to the consequences of the attacks of 11 September. At the time of writing, early November 2001, events are still unfolding and their repercussions and future impact on ICRC operations are difficult to anticipate and assess.

The attacks of 11 September 2001

03 Dec 2001 description

Twice monthly news bulletin from the Jesuit Refugee Service International office

30 Nov 2001 description

This report includes:

21 Nov 2001 description


This report by Marc Vincent
21 November 2001 (HPN) - The proposal for a dedicated IDP unit in the UN has met with a mixed reaction. But the humanitarian community must seize this opportunity to improve its assistance to IDPs; it could be years before we get another chance.

02 Oct 2001 description


At the start of 2001 the number of people ‘of concern’ to UNHCR was 21.8 million, or one out of every 275 persons on Earth. This compared with a January 1, 2000 figure of 22.3 million.

07 Sep 2001 description
report UN Security Council


A/56/342-S/2001/852
General Assembly
Fifty-sixth session
Item 127 of the provisional agenda*
Promotion and protection of the rights of children

Security Council
Fifty-sixth year

I. Introduction

01 Sep 2001 description


This paper is based on the coordinated views of analysts and experts from agencies across the federal government. It was produced by the National Intelligence Council under the auspices of David F. Gordon, National Intelligence Officer for Economics and Global Issues.Queries should be addressed to Dr. Gordon at the National Intelligence Council.
Information available as of 15 August 2001 was used in preparing this report.

28 Aug 2001 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokeswoman Millicent Mutuli - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

20 Jul 2001 description

This report includes: (A) 2001 Global Resourcing status for EMOPs and PRROs (B) West Africa: (1) Sierra Leone, (2) Liberia, (3) Guinea (C) Angola (D) Ethiopia (E) Chad (F) West and Central Asia: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran, (3) Pakistan, (4) Tajikistan (G) Latin America: (1) Peru, (2) Ecuador, (3) Colombia (H) Central America: (1) Honduras, (2) Nicaragua, (3) El Salvador, (4) Guatemala

19 Jul 2001 description

MESSAGE FROM THE JRS INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR

11 Jul 2001 description

An important study focusing on the impact of small arms on the security, development and well-being of children entitled Putting Children First: Building a Framework of International Action to Address the Impact of Small Arms on Children, will be launched this evening at United Nations Headquarters at a reception hosted by Canada's Permanent Mission in partnership with Biting the Bullet (an NGO initiative), the United Nations Department of Disarmament Affairs and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

09 Jul 2001 description
report UN Children's Fund

Press Kit - Fact Sheet 5

06 Jul 2001 description

The ICRC worldwide 2000 Geneva (ICRC) - The increasing number of armed conflicts throughout the world, the unprecedented scale of the challenges facing humanitarian endeavour, the need to stay close to the victims, the imperative of staff safety - these are the major themes that were addressed today by Jean-Daniel Tauxe, Director of Operations of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), when he presented the organization's 2000 Annual Report in Nairobi. It was the first time in ICRC history that the report had been launched outside Switzerland.

19 Jun 2001 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Cuts in funding to international aid agencies are threatening the health and safety of millions of refugees around the world, creating new perils for populations already vulnerable to disease, malnutrition, and violence, according to a report released today by the U.S. Committee for Refugees (USCR).

14 Jun 2001 description

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, welcomed the release of the Global Report on Child soldiers by the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers.

13 Jun 2001 description


REMINDER: A press conference will be held at Hotel Eggers, Drottningtorget, in Gothenburg on Wednesday, 13 June 2001, at 15:00.
EMBARGO: Not for release until 13 June 2001, 1500 CET

12 Jun 2001 description
report Human Rights Watch

(New York, June 12, 2001) More than half a million children are recruited into government forces and armed groups in more than 87 countries, the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers said today in a new global survey. At least 300,000 of these children are actively fighting in 41 countries.

12 Jun 2001 description

Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers - EMBARGOED FOR TRANSMISSION UNTIL 1400 HRS GMT 12 JUNE 2001