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29 Nov 2006 description

The Global Appeal 2007


UNHCR's Global Appeal is published yearly to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee (ExCom) members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and others of concern to UNHCR.

15 Sep 2006 description


Twice monthly news bulletin from the Jesuit Refugee Service International Office



On 1 September, JRS together with a number of other human rights NGOs working with refugees urged the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), António Guterres, to take immediate steps to fully implement basic standards of fairness in refugee status determination at all UNHCR field offices.

Organisations, such as Asylum Access, Christian Action, the International Refugee Rights Initiative, the Refugee Consortium of …

24 Apr 2006 description
report World Bank

Washington, April 22, 2006-Overall economic growth in the developing world has averaged 4.8 percent a year since 2000, more than double the rate of growth in high-income economies, which averaged 2.0 percent a year. While this robust record has been driven largely by rapid growth in East and South Asia, the newly-released 2006 World Development Indicators shows that in 2004, Sub-Saharan Africa--long lagging behind other regions--achieved an annual growth rate of 4.8 percent, exceeding the 2004 global growth rate of 4.1 percent.