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12 Dec 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Palestinian Territories, (2) Iraq, (3) Iran, (4) Afghanistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Tanzania, (5) Uganda, (6) Sudan, (7) Eritrea, (8) Ethiopia

C) West Africa: (1) Guinea Bissau, (2) Liberia, (3) Côte d'Ivoire

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Namibia, (3) Angola, (4) Zambia, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Malawi, (7) Tanzania, (8) Mozambique, (9) Swaziland, (10) Lesotho, (11) Madagascar

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

08 Dec 2003 description

23 countries face food shortages, others expect bumper harvests
Rome, 8 December 2003 -- Though some regions in Sub-Saharan Africa can expect bumper crops, food shortages are forecast in 23 countries throughout the continent, according to the Africa Report released today by FAO.*

02 Dec 2003 description
report UN Security Council

The President of the Security Council for December, Stefan Tafrov (Bulgaria), this afternoon briefed correspondents at Headquarters on the Council's programme of work.

14 Nov 2003 description
report IRIN

ADDIS ABABA, 14 November (IRIN) - Sam Amoo is heading a pan-African programme for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), aimed at boosting the continent's conflict resolution capabilities. In the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, he told IRIN why efforts often fail because peace builders arrive with ready-made answers, and how it is up to Africans to find solutions to the conflicts that ravage the continent.

14 Nov 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Palestinian Territories, (2) Iraq, (3) Iran, (4) Afghanistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Tanzania, (4) Uganda, (5) Sudan, (6) Eritrea, (7) Djibouti, (8) Ethiopia, (9) Kenya

C) West Africa: (1) Guinea Bissau, (2) Liberia, (3) Côte d'Ivoire

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Zambia, (4) Tanzania, (5) Malawi, (6) Zimbabwe, (7) Mozambique, (8) Swaziland, (9) Lesotho, (10) Madagascar

E) Asia: (1) Myanmar, (2) DPR Korea

20 Oct 2003 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10176
Fifty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
37th Meeting (AM)

The progress made over the last year to revitalize the activities of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), particularly with regard to implementing the outcomes of major international conferences, was highlighted this morning, as the General Assembly considered the report of that body.

12 Sep 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Afghanistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Tanzania, (5) Uganda, (6) Sudan, (7) Eritrea, (8) Ethiopia C) West Africa: (1) Guinea Bissau, (2) Guinea, (3) Sierra Leone, (4) Liberia, (5) Cote d'Ivoire, (6) Cameroon

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Namibia, (3) Angola, (4) Zambia, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Malawi, (7) Tanzania, (8) Mozambique, (9) Swaziland, (10) Lesotho, (11) Madagascar, (12) Comoros

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea, (2) Indonesia

29 Aug 2003 description
report UN News Service

Continuing its efforts to enhance the relationships among the top bodies within the United Nations on challenging international issues, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today provided the Security Council an update on work underway to assist African countries emerging from conflict.

28 Aug 2003 description
report UN Security Council


SC/7860
Security Council
4818th Meeting (AM)

Members Stress Need for Clear Mandates, Importance of Humanitarian Efforts, Electoral Assistance, Adequate Resources, Economic Reconstruction

Wrapping up their work for August, members of the Security Council this morning focused on ways of providing better support for United Nations peacekeeping operations in various parts of the world.

08 Aug 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Occupied Palestinian Territory, (3) Pakistan, and (4) Afghanistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) Democratic Republic of Congo, (3) Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Kenya, (7) Rwanda, (8) Sudan, (9) Uganda, (10) Tanzania, (11) Republic of Congo

C) West Africa: (1) Guinea Bissau, (2) Liberia, (3) Central African Republic, (4) Côte d'Ivoire

18 Jul 2003 description

Data Source: Food and Agriculture Organisation

24 Jun 2003 description


Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

A decade ago single-party states and military dictatorships were the norm in sub-Saharan Africa. The 2003 Freedom House report, using its stringent criteria, lists 18 African countries as free. Many more countries have made significant strides toward free and fair elections, effective governance and respect for internationally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms. Some long-term civil wars have concluded or may be near resolution.

16 Jun 2003 description

The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers today called on African governments and armed groups to implement commitments to stop child soldiering. "The Day of the African Child is not only a celebration of progress towards child rights; it is also a time to remember the tens of thousands of child soldiers caught up in conflicts across Africa," said Casey Kelso, Coalition coordinator.

16 Jun 2003 description

AI Index: AFR 01/005/2003
On the Day of the African Child, Amnesty International is calling on African governments to ratify the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child*, where they have not done so already, and for all governments to rapidly put into practice the terms of the Charter.

06 Jun 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Iran, (3) Afghanistan, (4) Pakistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Tanzania, (5) Uganda, (6) Eritrea, (7) Djibouti, (8) Ethiopia

C) West Africa: (1) Central African Republic, (2) Côte d'Ivoire, (3) Liberia, (4) Sierra Leone, (5) Guinea, (6) Guinea-Bissau

D) Southern Africa: (1) Namibia, (2) Angola, (3) Zambia, (4) Tanzania, (5) Malawi, (6) Zimbabwe, (7) Swaziland, (8) Lesotho, (9) Mozambique, (10) Madagascar

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

16 May 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Iran, (3) Afghanistan, (4) Palestinian Territories

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Uganda, (5) Kenya, (6) Sudan, (7) Eritrea, (8) Ethiopia, (9) Somalia

C) West Africa: (1) Côte d'Ivoire, (2) Guinea-Bissau

D) Southern Africa: (1) Namibia, (2) Angola, (3) Zambia, (4) Malawi, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Mozambique, (7) Swaziland, (8) Lesotho, (9) Madagascar

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea, (2) Indonesia

03 Apr 2003 description

Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Outbreaks of six communicable diseases were reported in 31 of the 46 countries in the African Region of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the first quarter of this year, according to statistics released in Brazzaville by the WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO-AFRO).

07 Mar 2003 description


This report includes:
A) International Women's Day

B) Eastern and Central Africa Region: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Eritrea, (3) Democratic Republic of Congo, (4) Republic of Congo, (5) Burundi

C) Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Madagascar, (3) Mozambique, (4) Zimbabwe, (5) Malawi, (6) Angola, (7) Tanzania, (8) Zambia, (9) Lesotho, (10) Namibia, (11) Swaziland

D) West Africa Region: (1) Côte d'Ivoire, (2) Guinea Bissau, (3) Mauritania

E) Asia Region: (1) DPR of Korea

F) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan