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31 Dec 2002 description

This document supplements the ICRC's Headquarters Appeal 2003and contains:

  • an overview of the ICRC's operations in 2003
  • a description of its presence in the field
  • a breakdown of its operational organization
  • a description of its target populations
  • a concise description of its programmes
  • a brief description of its 63 delegations
  • overall budget amounts
  • overall budget and budgets by programme for each delegation
The ICRC's operations in 2003 and the respective budget figures are presented in detail in the ICRC's Emergency Appeals 2003, …
07 Nov 2002 description


PRESS RELEASE
New York City - The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers today released a 195-page report listing those governments and groups that use and recruit child soldiers, in advance of an upcoming United Nations Security Council debate on children and armed conflict.

"This report is a 'list of shame' for the armed groups and governments using boys and girls in their conflicts in defiance of international standards," said Casey Kelso, Coalition Coordinator.

30 Sep 2002 description

The international humanitarian aid system is facing unprecedented stress. Poor weather and the legacy of conflict are threatening tens of millions of people, primarily in Africa and Central Asia. The situation is so grave that Andrew Natsios, Administrator of the U.S.

26 Sep 2002 description
report Global IDP Project


A Global Overview of Internal Displacement

26 Sep 2002 description
report Global IDP Project

Some 25 million people are now internally displaced due to conflicts that have spread since the Cold War, according to a major new survey published this week. Internally displaced people (IDPs) are a huge humanitarian problem; outnumbering conventional refugees by two-to-one and nearly always receiving less protection, says the four-year survey by the Global IDP Project.

14 Sep 2002 description
report UN General Assembly


Press Release GA/10049
Fifty-seventh General Assembly
Plenary
6th Meeting (AM)

United Kingdom Calls For Return of Inspectors to Iraq; Germany Urges Comprehensive Solution for Middle East Problem

18 Jun 2002 description

GENEVA -- The number of refugees of concern to UNHCR worldwide remained virtually unchanged at 12 million in 2001, with half a million people fleeing their countries during the year and nearly as many going home.

13 Jun 2002 description


Highlights from the SIPRI YEARBOOK 2002
Security and conflicts

The 15 most deadly conflicts in 2001-those that killed over 100 people-were all intra-state conflicts, but all of them were directly affected by external actors and 11 of them spilled over international borders. 11 of the conflicts have lasted for eight or more years.

51 multilateral peace operations were operational during 2001.

There were no new UN peace missions in 2001 for the first time since 1996.

13 Jun 2002 description
report UN Security Council

S/2002/663
Letter dated 12 June 2002 from the Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

Please find enclosed the assessment of the work of the Security Council during the Norwegian presidency in March 2002 (see annex).

I would be grateful if you could arrange to have this letter and the attached assessment circulated as a document of the Security Council.

(Signed) Ole Peter Kolby
Ambassador

04 Jun 2002 description

The Security Council continued to give special importance to the situation in Africa, Mikhail Wehbe (Syria), the current President of the Council, told correspondents today during a Headquarters press conference on the Council's programme of work for June.

08 May 2002 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10016
General Assembly
Twenty-seventh Special Session
1st Meeting (AM)

Children Not Sources of Problems, But Resources To Solve Them, Youth Representative Tells Assembly

As the General Assembly this morning began its landmark meeting devoted to children, world leaders were urged to heed the voices of young people and to include them as partners in creating "A World Fit for Children".