Appeals & Response Plans
- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Angola: Drought - 2012-2014
- Angola: Cholera Outbreak - Dec 2011
- Angola: Floods - Dec 2011
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
- Angola: Floods - Oct 2010
- Angola: Floods - Mar 2010
Maps & Infographics
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New York, 12 mai (Bureau des affaires de désarmement des Nations Unies) -- Lors de la trentième Réunion ministérielle du Comité consultatif permanent des Nations Unies chargé des questions de sécurité en Afrique centrale, qui s'est tenue la semaine dernière à Kinshasa, en République démocratique du Congo, les 11 États membres de ce Comité ont adopté à l'unanimité la Convention d'Afrique centrale sur le contrôle des armes légères et de petit calibre, leurs munitions, pièces et éléments pouvant être utilisées pour leur …
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KINSHASA, 14 juin -- Le retour à la vie civile des anciens combattants est un des éléments les plus complexes et les plus importants pour la consolidation de la paix dans les pays africains sortant à peine d'un conflit, ont conclu les participants à la deuxième Conférence internationale sur le désarmement, la démobilisation et la réintégration qui s'est tenue à Kinshasa, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), du 12 au 14 juin dernier.
Traditional methods used to prevent conflicts from erupting or spreading, such as the dispatch of envoys or projects to teach mediation skills, were not well known or particularly well supported with the resources they required, Ibrahim Gambari, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, said at a Headquarters press conference today.
Presenting the Secretary-General's report on conflict prevention, he said that correcting that resource imbalance was one of its key points. For example, over the …
The Secretary-General had decided to appoint a panel to advise him on broad issues of African development and, particularly, on the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), Ibrahim A. Gambari, Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa, announced at a Headquarters press briefing this afternoon. (The NEPAD is broadly Africa's own home-grown plan for the continent's economic recovery and good governance).
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At a Headquarters press briefing today, Carolyn M. McAskie, Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), announced the launch of the Inter-agency Consolidated Appeals for 2003. Being held in capitals around the world, the Appeals are $3 billion for 50 million beneficiaries in countries experiencing humanitarian crises.
Ibrahim Gambari, newly-appointed Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Angola and head of the recently established United Nations Mission in Angola (UNMA), told correspondents at a Headquarters briefing today that the Angolan peace process had reached a very critical stage.
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Marie Heuzé, Director of the Information Service, Geneva, began the briefing by welcoming a group of Russian journalists who were in Geneva to cover the opening of an exhibition to be held at the Palais from 13 to 31 August, called "Faces of the Arctic". She then informed journalists about the Johannesburg Summit, the forthcoming travels of the Secretary-General and the trip to the Middle East of his Personal Humanitarian Envoy.
The United Nations has launched an appeal for $611 million to avert a humanitarian crisis of "staggering proportions" in southern Africa, said Kenzo Oshima, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, at Headquarters today.
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.
A review of humanitarian aid appeals had revealed that the major appeals, such as the one for Afghanistan, had not led to an overall increase in funding, but instead took money away from other appeals, correspondents were told at a Headquarters press briefing this afternoon.
The most immediate and urgent action required in Angola today is responding to a grave humanitarian crisis, Olara Otunnu, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, told correspondents today at a Headquarters press briefing.
While the prospect of a return to war was almost zero, the humanitarian situation in Angola was serious and potentially destabilizing, Ibrahim Gambari, Special Adviser on Africa, told correspondents this afternoon at a Headquarters press briefing.