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25 Oct 2010 description

I. Introduction

Since the end of the Cold War, the illegal exploitation of natural resources has emerged as a primary means of financing armed violence.

06 Oct 2010 description

6 octobre 2010, Rome - Vingt-deux pays dans le monde sont confrontés à des difficultés colossales, telles que les crises alimentaires à répétition et la prévalence extrêmement élevée de la faim, dues à l'effet combiné des catastrophes naturelles, des conflits et de la faiblesse des institutions.

06 Oct 2010 description

Rome, 6 October 2010 - Twenty-two countries are facing enormous challenges like repeated food crises and an extremely high prevalence of hunger due to a combination of natural disasters, conflict and weak institutions.

13 Sep 2010 description


Human Rights Council
MORNING 13 September 2010

Hears Update from High Commissioner for Human Rights on Work of her Office

The Human Rights Council this morning opened its fifteenth regular session, hearing an update by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on the activities of her Office, following which it held a general debate, in which speakers addressed, among other things, the importance of protecting human rights defenders and the upcoming review of the Council. The Council also adopted the agenda for the session.

13 Sep 2010 description

Conseil des droits de l'homme

13 septembre 2010

Le Conseil des droits de l'homme a ouvert, ce matin, les travaux de sa quinzième session, qui se tient au Palais des Nations jusqu'au 1er octobre.

27 May 2010 description

Human Rights Council
BACKGROUND RELEASE

13 May 2010 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 13 mai 2010 (IRIN) - Le nombre d'enfants scolarisés a augmenté dans l'ensemble du monde parmi les enfants en âge d'aller à l'école primaire, mais dans les pays touchés par des conflits, un grand nombre d'entre eux restent privés d'éducation, d'après un rapport publié dernièrement.

Sur les 72 millions d'enfants qui ne vont pas à l'école [contre 115 millions en 2006], 39 millions vivent dans des pays touchés par des conflits, selon ce rapport, intitulé The Future is Now ?L'Avenir, c'est aujourd'hui?, et publié le 11 mai par …

16 Mar 2010 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This strategy covers the UK's commitment to spend £30 million on mine action over the financial years 2010 - 2013 announced by Secretary of State Douglas Alexander on 25 November 2008. Drawing upon lessons from the last fifteen years of support to mine action, it presents some changes to the way in which public funding for mine action is managed and delivered.

The global context of mine action has changed radically in the last decade for three key reasons: firstly, the number of conflicts has approximately halved since 19903; secondly, the effectiveness of the …