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30 Nov 2008 description

Le commerce illicite : une porte d'entrée pour les diamants de guerre

Le commerce illicite des diamants bruts est l'une des plus grandes menaces auxquelles est confronté le Système de certification du Processus de Kimberley (PK) pour les diamants bruts. Le PK a été créé pour stopper et prévenir le commerce des diamants de guerre, qui a coûté la vie à un grand nombre de personnes au cours des deux dernières décennies.

30 Nov 2008 description

The illicit trade: Gateway for conflict diamonds

The illicit trade in rough diamonds is one of the greatest threats facing the Kimberley Process (KP) certification scheme. The KP was created to halt and prevent the trade in conflict diamonds that cost so many lives during the last two decades.

14 Oct 2008 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- World cereal production in 2008 is forecast to increase 4.9 percent to a record 2 232 million tonnes, considerably up from earlier predictions after better than expected results from the major harvests gathered in the past two months.

- Based on the latest production forecast, a significant improvement in the global supply and demand balance for cereals in the 2008/09 season can be expected.

01 Oct 2008 description

Note: The map included a table showing the number of primary-aged children out of school. Map production date estimated.

30 Sep 2008 description
report World Bank

Foreword

When the World Bank published Rolling Back Malaria: The World Bank Global Strategy and Booster Program in 2005, the world had what now seems like a modest goal of halving malaria deaths in Africa by 2010. At the time, many thought that target unrealistic and doubted the commitment of both African and global partners to achieving it. Since then, an influx of new funding, new partners, and remarkable successes in several Sub- Saharan African countries have re energized the global malaria control movement.

18 Sep 2008 description

Instead of the usual depiction of conflicts as countrywide and defined by national boundaries, this map displays distinct conflict-affected areas in Africa as sub-national and transnational pockets of insecurity, violence, and armed aggression.  Areas of conflict were drawn around locations of reported conflict incidents in 2007 and 2008, as well as concentrations of internally displaced persons and cross-border rebel bases and refugee camps in neighboring countries.

22 Aug 2008 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-third session
Item 42 of the provisional agenda*
Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions

(covering the period 1 January 2007-15 June 2008)

11 Aug 2008 description
report United Nations

DSG/SM/410

Following is the text of Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro's remarks to the American Bar Association, in New York on 9 August:

It gives me great pleasure to address the Opening Assembly of the American Bar Association's 2008 Annual Meeting. Before I assumed office as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, and before I was Foreign Minister of Tanzania, I was a practising lawyer and a professor of law.

31 Jul 2008 description

The UN system has rapidly taken note of the seriousness of the challenges to world food security by the recent dramatic escalation of the food price crisis worldwide and recognized the need for Comprehensive Framework for Action (CFA) to address the crisis and its root causes.

The UN System has mobilized to provide a common response to the crisis that takes into account the comparative advantages of all stakeholders.

16 Jul 2008 description


DC/3122

Countries awash with weapons -- especially in poorer regions where arms-smuggling was rampant -- needed ‘real assistance’ from technical experts and civil society organizations to curb illegal commerce in small arms and light weapons, speakers stressed yesterday, as the Third Biennial Meeting to halt the illicit trade reached the halfway mark of its week-long session.

30 Jun 2008 description

FOCUS

All agricultural commodities covered in this report are of critical importance to global food and feed markets. They constitute much of the world's food consumption, generate income to farmers and represent the largest portion of food import expenditures across the world.

03 Jun 2008 description
report Save the Children

Executive summary

Thirty-seven million children living in conflict-affected fragile states remain out of school, denied their right to education and the opportunity to lift themselves and their communities out of an endless cycle of poverty and conflict. With the capacity of their governments weakened, and education systems destroyed as the result of years of conflict and crisis, these children face a bleak future unless external support is forthcoming.

28 May 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

Introduction

Child survival in Africa: Communities unite to find solutions

Every year, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) publishes The State of the World's Children, the most comprehensive and authoritative report on the world's youngest citizens.

28 May 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

Achievements Offer New Prospects for Success in Global Efforts to Help Africa's Children

TOKYO, 28 May 2008 - UNICEF today called for large-scale, focused investments in improved health systems for sub-Saharan Africa, to capitalize on recent achievements and help children who have inadequate access to health care.

The call came as the children's agency launched its first The State of Africa's Children 2008 report at the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development …

28 May 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

Survie de l'enfant - Le bilan

Mortalité infantile en dessus et en dessous du Sahara

Le continent africain est divisé par le Sahara, le plus grand désert du monde, et cette démarcation n'est pas seulement géographique. Dans les pays situés essentiellement au nord du Sahara - Algérie, Égypte, Jamahiriya arabe libyenne, Maroc et Tunisie - le taux moyen de mortalité des enfants de moins de 5 ans en 2006 était de 35 pour 1 000 naissances vivantes, ce qui signifie qu'au cours de cette année particulière, environ 1 enfant sur 29 est mort avant son cinquième anniversaire.