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26 Mar 2010 description

ROUNDUP

Adopts 28 Resolutions, Creates Expert Committee on Goldstone Report and Extends Mandates of Special Procedures on Right to Food, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Myanmar

The Human Rights Council closed its thirteenth regular session this afternoon, adopting 28 texts on a wide range of issues, including adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, in the context of mega-events; the human rights of persons with disabilities; the protection of human rights defenders; the role and responsibility of judges, prosecutors and …

06 Feb 2004 description

Answering the UN's annual appeals for different countries and regions, Sida has decided to allocate EUR 36.7 million to alleviate crises in about 20 countries.
A positive change since last year is that Sudan, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo have all initiated peace processes, even though the humanitarian situation remains very serious. Apart from armed conflict, HIV/AIDS represents the biggest threat to development.