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14 May 2015 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/AB/4155

Première partie de la reprise de session,
38e séance – matin
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

La Cinquième Commission chargée des questions administratives et budgétaires a examiné, ce matin, les projets de budget de neuf opérations de maintien de la paix pour l’exercice allant du 1er juillet 2015 au 30 juin 2016.

03 Oct 2014 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 2 oct. 2014 [AlterPresse] --- Les ministères de la santé publique et de la population, de l’intérieur et des collectivités territoriales, ainsi que de la défense nationale interdisent le départ de volontaires haïtiens vers les pays touchés par l’Ebola, dans une note de presse parue dans l’après-midi de ce 2 octobre.

17 Oct 2013 description

Le Comité spécialisé du Conseil d’Administration de l’AFD pour l’appui aux initiatives des ONG s’est réuni le 15 octobre 2013. Il a approuvé l’attribution des subventions suivantes :

Plan international France – Améliorer la santé maternelle et infantile au Togo

26 Oct 2012 description
report Caritas

By Ryan Worms, Caritas Internationalis

“I want to set-up a small business to sell rice, flour and sugar. The last time, I made a tidy profit. I need 1000 gourdes (US$25),” says Ariette Tessono.

Ariette is one of the members of the solidarity fund set up by Caritas in Labiche, in the south of Haiti. The women who are part of the fund are taught techniques so they can grow kitchen gardens.

11 May 2012 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/AB/4029

Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Fifth Committee
33rd Meeting (AM)

As the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) scrutinized the budget proposals today for 10 peacekeeping operations for the fiscal year 2012/13, several delegates argued against across-the-board cuts and warned that reductions in Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, South Sudan and Kosovo could jeopardize the ability of the “blue helmets” in those countries to implement their mandates.

13 Sep 2011 description
report Logistics Cluster

Each week the Global Logistics Cluster Support Cell (GLCSC) provides an operational update of the activities of Logistics Clusters/Sectors in the field, together with the details of the latest publications on the Logistics Cluster website. The GLCSC is housed in the Logistics Division of the UN World Food Programme, the Global Logistics Cluster Lead. It is comprised of a diverse, multi-skilled group of logisticians drawn from ACF, Care International, WFP, WVI, and MSB (formerly SRSA).

22 Feb 2011 description

General Assembly

Sixty-fifth session

Agenda item 120

Strengthening of the United Nations system

Security Council

Sixty-sixth year

Summary

As communities emerge from conflict, they often face a critical shortage of capacities needed to secure a sustainable peace - the core capacities to run a government, to re-establish institutions of justice, to reintegrate demobilizing fighters, to revitalize the economy, to restore basic health and education, and many more.

The United Nations has seen success in humanitarian operations and peacekeeping, built on a strong …

11 Feb 2011 description
report UN News Service

The Security Council, which normally deals with country-specific issues of war and peace such as the Middle East or Sudan, today held a day-long, high-level debate on the root causes that fuel conflict in the world, like poverty and under-development.

"Peace, security and development are interdependent," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at the start of the session, presided over by Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota of Brazil, this month's …

30 Dec 2010 description

Human Rights Council

Sixteenth session

Agenda item 2

Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General

Summary

The present report provides an update of the activities undertaken by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) since its reports in 2010 to the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/13/26) and to the General Assembly (A/65/36). It focuses on implementation of the six thematic priorities established by the Office for 2010/11.

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15 Dec 2010 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11038

Sixty-fifth General Assembly

Plenary

66th & 67th Meetings (AM & PM)

Assembly Adopts Resolutions on Haiti, Humanitarian Personnel Safety, Assistance to Palestinian People, Minimizing Effects of Chernobyl Disaster

The surge in demand for humanitarian assistance in often high-risk environments - geared to support the growing numbers affected by the increase in frequency, scale and scope of emergencies - required effective, sustained and well-financed intervention by the international community, said delegates today during the General Assembly's annual …

05 Oct 2010 description

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER'S PROGRAMME

61st Meeting

4 - 8 October 2010

NGO Statement on General Debate

Agenda Item 4.

Mr. Chair, Ladies and Gentlemen,

This statement has been drafted in consultation with, and is delivered on behalf of, a wide range of NGOs and aims to reflect the diversity of views within the NGO community.

We would like to open our intervention by congratulating the High Commissioner on his second term.

31 Mar 2010 description

Bulletin bimensuel du Bureau International du Service Jésuite des Réfugiés.

(Extrait)

NOUVELLES DES RÉFUGIÉS

RÉPUBLIQUE DÉMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO : BAISSE DE LA SÉCURITÉ ET DES PRODUITS DE BASE

Rome, le 23 mars 2010 - Pour des milliers de personnes déplacées dans les deux états du Kivu du Congo Oriental, la vie de rapatrié est dure.

Au cours des douze mois écoulés, la permanence des opérations militaires a empêché l'arrivée des produits de base. La majorité des habitants n'a pas accès aux soins de santé, à l'école, à l'eau potable, à l'alimentation, etc.

31 Mar 2010 description

Catastrophic Earthquake in Haiti

Death toll reaches 230,000 - Hundreds of thousands left homeless

On January 12th, the worst earthquake in Haiti in 200 years - 7.0 in magnitude - struck less than ten miles from Port-au-Prince reducing much of the capital to rubble. Six weeks after the earthquake, the Haitian government reports that the death toll in Haiti could exceed 230,000.

31 Mar 2010 description
report ACTED

Contents

- FOCUS: Relief work in Haiti

- ACTED committed to economic development to prevent emigration (Afghanistan)

- ACTED helps vulnerable populations to overcome the winter season (Tajikistan)

- Moving On: Lives in Transition (Pakistan)

- Fishing resumes in the Gaza Strip (oPT)

- Addressing the water challenge in IDP camps in Northern Sri Lanka

- Successful start off for the blacksmiths of Goré (Chad)

- Regional coordination of ACTED's teams in Naivasha, Kenya

- Bactria Cultural Centre fosters regional cooperation

- PSF Deux Savoie and Isère: The …

26 Oct 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/SPD/436

Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Fourth Committee
16th Meeting (AM)

Peacebuilding Situations Run as Peacekeeping Operations with Council Mandates Are Confusing Exit Strategies, Which Must Be Tailored To Avoid Renewed Conflict

23 Sep 2009 description
report AlertNet

Written by: James Kilner

LONDON (AlertNet) - People in areas emerging from conflict are at particular risk of contracting HIV/AIDS due to the dangerous mix of hardened ex-soldiers and vulnerable refugees living in the same damaged society, a report has said.

Researchers for the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) also said the gap between the end of emergency aid operations and the start of development programmes was often critical.

For impoverished war-ravaged communities that depend on food handouts, a gap in aid and support may push some women and girls into prostitution -- …

15 Sep 2009 description

Noting that Member States had lauded the United Nations' recently announced plan to chart a new, improved course for peacekeeping, Alain Le Roy, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, said this afternoon that it was vital that all peacekeeping actors work in the coming weeks and months to ensure those operations were robust and that they adequately protected civilians.

"There is still a lot of work to be done," Mr. Le Roy said during a Headquarters news conference.