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31 Dec 2011 description

In some conflict-affected countries, education itself can become a target of attack for a variety of ideological, political, religious, ethnic, and economic reasons in the context of the larger conflict. Attacks on students, education personnel, and education institutions put the lives of civilians, including children, at risk and may violate international humanitarian and human rights law, including undermining the right to education.

30 Dec 2011 description

2011 saw Korea at the forefront of efforts to strengthen the existing framework of international cooperation for the provision of development assistance, disaster relief, and NGO-headed aid programs. From leadership at high-level international conferences to a series of historic summit meetings that saw President Lee Myung-bak become the first Korean head of state to visit Africa, the events of the past year pointed to significant contributions by Korea as a key player in the international community.

27 Dec 2011 description
report African Union

The Elections Year in Africa has come to a close with the Parliamentary Elections which took place in Gabon on the 17 December 2011. In total, 28 elections were organised on the Continent. What a record! This is a sign that democracy is gaining grounds, against all odds, in a Continent where recourse to inclusive electoral systems has become the norm and the instrument for democratic governance.

22 Dec 2011 description
report African Union

L’année électorale en Afrique est arrivée à son terme avec les élections législatives en République Gabonaise qui se sont déroulées le 17 décembre 2011. Au total, 28 élections ont été organisées sur le continent. Un record ! C’est le signe que la démocratie y est toujours en marche… contre vents et marées dans un continent où le recours aux consultations électorales est devenu la règle et l’instrument de la gouvernance démocratique.

21 Dec 2011 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 21 décembre 2011 (IRIN) - À l'occasion du Forum mondial sur l'efficacité de l'aide qui a lieu à Busan, en Corée du Sud [ http://www.aideffectiveness.org/busanhlf4/fr.html ] , en novembre et décembre de cette année, les 19 États fragiles et affectés par les conflits qui forment le « g7+ » se sont entendus sur une Nouvelle Donne pour fournir de l'aide aux États fragiles.

21 Dec 2011 description

The establishment of United Nations (UN) Integrated Missions – whereby humanitarian coordination and leadership are placed under the umbrella of political and peacekeeping missions – has raised serious concerns within the humanitarian community.

20 Dec 2011 description
report Irish Aid

Ireland’s support to women’s empowerment in the dGender equality is both a human right and fundamental to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.

16 Dec 2011 description

Brussels, 16 December 2011 – The European Commission today announces its plan for the allocation of €640 million in humanitarian aid funding during 2012. This so-called World-Wide Decision on Humanitarian Aid will be the backbone of the Commission's humanitarian aid operational strategy for 2012.

15 Dec 2011 description

New York, 16 December 2012

The Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) has announced a voluntary contribution of 10 million Swedish crowns - approximately 1.1 million Euros - to the Trust Fund for Victims at the International Criminal Court.

The announcement was made by the Swedish Government at the occasion of the 10th annual meeting of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, which established both the Court and the Trust Fund.

15 Dec 2011 description
report UN Women

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 16 December 2011.

A very good afternoon to you all. Let me say that it is indeed a very special honor to be here today with you all.

For me it is certainly an honor to be here, to have the opportunity to visit the facilities of the Center for Joint Peace Operations, and interact with people, like you — who have embraced the cause of peace, as the best way to ensure stability, trust and the development of our peoples.

15 Dec 2011 description

For over two decades, the United Nations has sought to create greater coherence within the UN system. UN integration is part of this push - an attempt to maximise the impact of UN efforts to consolidate peace in conflict and post-conflict states.

14 Dec 2011 description

Tens of millions of people will need emergency aid to survive in 2012 and many are among the most vulnerable people in the world.

Commissioner Georgieva and I just finished briefing Member States on the countries which will require major attention in 2012. We aim to meet the needs of 51 million people across 16 countries: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Haiti, Kenya, Niger, the occupied Palestinian territory, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

14 Dec 2011 description

(Geneva: 14 December 2011): Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, on behalf of international humanitarian organisations, today called for US$ 7.7 billion to help 51 million people in 16 countries in 2012. She was joined at a briefing at the United Nations in Geneva by European Union’s Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva

14 Dec 2011 description


Every year, the plight and needs of many of the world’s most vulnerable people are described in the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP). This year’s CAP spans 18 countries and outlines needs across key sectors.

The 2012 CAP clearly highlights that food insecurity continues to be compounded by protracted crisis situations, more frequent natural disasters, conflict, volatile food prices, harsh economic conditions and climate change.

14 Dec 2011 description


CERF High-level Pledging Conference

09 Dec 2011 description

2011 has been an extraordinary year for human rights.

A year when a single word, embodying the thwarted quest of a single impoverished young man in a remote province of Tunisia, struck a chord which swiftly rose to a crescendo.

09 Dec 2011 description
report ACTED

ACTED News, information that cares

Every month for the last eight years, ACTED has been offering an overview of its activities in each of its fields of intervention through the ACTED Newsletter. Over each issue, this magazine has been beefing up to offer information on operations, our sectors of intervention on the ground, or, more recently, on our campaigns and advocacy initiatives in Europe with our various partners.