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19 Feb 2015 description

Epidemic prone diseases remain to be serious public health threats to Mem- ber States in the African region. In response to these threats, Member States through the adoption and implementation of the Integrated Diseases Surveil- lance and Response Strategy and the International Health Regulations, con- tinue to strengthen their public health emergency response systems and struc- tures. In this issue, a summary of acute public health events that occurred dur- ing the course of 2014 is provided

In this issue:

04 Dec 2006 description
report UN General Assembly


Delegates also Take Action on Drafts Dealing with Conflict Diamonds, Culture of Peace, Cultural Property, HIV/AIDS

GA/10544

Sixty-first General Assembly
Plenary
64th & 65th Meetings (AM & PM)

By one of more than 15 resolutions and decisions adopted today as it took up the reports of its Sixth Committee (Legal), the General Assembly decided to establish an Ad Hoc Committee to consider criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission.

04 Dec 2006 description
report UN General Assembly


Elle demande à tous les États Membres de mettre en œuvre sans retard la Stratégie antiterroriste mondiale

AG/10544

Assemblée générale
64e et 65e séances plénières
matin et après-midi

25 Oct 2006 description
report PlusNews

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 25 October (PLUSNEWS) - Conflict and displacement translate into high numbers of HIV infections, fuelling the global epidemic. Or does it?

06 Jun 2006 description

By Nick Olivari

UNITED NATIONS, June 6 (Reuters) - A deadly trade in blood diamonds persists three years after African governments and the diamond industry launched an initiative to prevent illicit gem sales from fueling African wars, experts say.

The Kimberly Process Certification Scheme, set up in January 2003 to provide guarantees that participating nations were not dealing in diamonds financing local conflicts, has helped stem the flow of blood diamonds but millions of dollars in illicit stones are still entering the world market, they say.

"The Kimberly Process has …

27 Feb 2002 description

MONROVIA, Feb 27 (Reuters) - A study in West Africa has revealed the widespread sexual exploitation of refugee children by aid workers and peacekeepers in exchange for supplies sent to save lives.

The scandal, details of which emerged on Tuesday, is the latest in a series involving sex and corruption to taint aid and peacekeeping operations on the world's poorest continent.

Below are some scandals in recent years:

1994

February - United Nations says investigation reveals that some peacekeeping troops in Mozambique paid for sex with children.

1997

February - Angola …

22 Dec 2000 description

This report includes: (A) Sierra Leone (B) Sudan (C) Angola (D)Ethiopia (E) Burundi (F) Vietnam (G)Laos (H)New contributions

13 Jul 2000 description

In anticipation of next week's meeting of the World Diamond Congress in Antwerp, Belgium, a coalition of 58 American human rights, humanitarian, development, peace, academic, and religious groups, released a letter today calling on the international diamond industry to cease dealing "conflict diamonds." Conflict diamonds are primary sources of revenue for abusive insurgent armies in Africa, the most prominent diamond-reliant groups being the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in Sierra Leone and Angola's Unita rebels.

27 Apr 2000 description

A new book exploring the recent successes and failures of peacekeeping operations in Africa was launched today at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

31 Jan 2000 description
report UN Security Council


SC/6796
Council Concludes Month Dedicated to African Issues; Deputy Secretary General, President of Zambia Also Speak

One of the goals of “the month of Africa” in the Security Council in January was to highlight pertinent issues and refute the position that Africa did not matter -- that its problems were secondary to those in other parts of the world, Richard Holbrooke, the representative of the United States, told the Council this morning.

29 Sep 1999 description
report UN Security Council


SC/6734
Meeting to Resume Tomorrow

"Africa fatigue" was an affront to the very idea of a responsible international community, Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the Security Council as it convened an open meeting this morning on the situation in Africa.

The meeting, which will resume tomorrow, was held to review the implementation of the recommendations contained in the Secretary-General's April 1998 report on the causes of conflict and promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa.

26 Jul 1999 description

By Judy Aita
USIA United Nations Correspondent