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06 Feb 2012 description

Committee on the Rights of the Child

3 February 2012

Adopts Concluding Recommendations on Reports of Azerbaijan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, Madagascar, Togo, Thailand and the Cook Islands

11 Aug 2010 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly

Sixty-fifth session

Item 69 (b) of the provisional agenda*

Promotion and protection of human rights:

human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms


The present report outlines the major activities undertaken by the Representative during the period from August 2009 to July 2010.

24 Jul 2009 description

In 2008, armed conflicts and other situations of violence shattered the lives of large numbers of children, women and men in many countries among which the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Georgia, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Chad and Colombia. Direct attacks on civilian communities, general insecurity and the destruction of livelihoods forced innumerable civilians to flee their homes.

13 Mar 2009 description

Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council this morning held an interactive discussion on the reports of the Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons, the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the prevention of genocide, and the Independent Expert on Minority Issues.

27 Oct 2008 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-third General Assembly
Third Committee
26th & 27th Meetings (AM & PM)

Presentations Also Address Foreign Debt, Right to Development, Internally Displaced Persons, Transnational Corporations, Health

10 Oct 2006 description


UMCOR is helping more children in South Sudan to have the opportunity to go to school. Of the 1.6 million school-aged children currently in Sudan, only 20 percent attend school. Of those, 7 percent are girls. UMCOR Sudan is working in Morobo and Yei counties to increase awareness for the need for education, establish Parent Teacher Associations, provide teachers with further training, and give schools basic materials that they currently lack, like books and paper.

15 Nov 2004 description

United Nations Trust Fund Grants Awarded to 17 Initiatives From 20 Countries

United Nations, New York - The United Nations Trust Fund to Eliminate Violence Against Women will grant US$900,000 to 17 groups in developing countries, who are addressing gender-based violence in conflict and post-conflict situations.

Through Trust Fund grants:

  • Community leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo will be trained to address the communal impact of violence against women;