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Cristiano D'Orsi, University of Johannesburg
This chapter provides a summary of the general environment in which UNHCR is operating in Africa and the organization’s planned responses in 2015. Mention is made of the two major emergency situations in the Central African Republic and South Sudan which have affected operations in many neighbouring countries and will continue to have a significant impact on UNHCR’s work in 2015 and beyond.
Cinquième Commission Deuxième partie de la reprise de session 42e séance – matin
Après deux mois d’intenses négociations, la Cinquième Commission (chargée des questions administratives et budgétaires), a recommandé à l’Assemblée générale d’approuver un montant de plus de 7 milliards de dollars pour le financement de 13 opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies (OMP), au cours de l’exercice annuel, allant du 1er juillet 2011 au 30 juin 2012.
African refugees do not need more pledges, but for governments to act on those already made.
BY ALLEHONE MULUGETA ABEBE
Sixty-fifth General Assembly
34th Meeting (AM)
The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) this morning heard the budgetary reports of 13 United Nations peacekeeping missions, as well as proposals for the disposition of $230.7 million of unspent funds from 18 closed operations and deficits of $86.7 million from 5 others.
6457th Meeting* (AM)
The outgoing members of the Security Council =97 Austria, Japan, Mexico, Turkey and Uganda =97 delivered briefings this morning on the work of subsidiary bodies they had chaired during their two-year tenure.
Austria's Representative reported on the Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005), which had placed sanctions on those "impeding the peace process" in Darfur, as well as the Informal Working Group on International Tribunals.
The representative of Japan described the activities of the Committee …
Addis Ababa, 29 July 20101 - The 15th AU Summit held in Kampala, Uganda, from 19 to 27 July has adopted the following decisions:
On the Theme of the Summit: "Maternal, infant and child Health and Development in Africa" adopted actions to be undertaken in various Member State, in particular the actions aimed at attaining the MDGs 4, 5 and 6, including the launching of CARMMA, mobilisation of adequate resources for integrated health programmes up to 15% of national budgets, the sharing of best practices within regions, regular evaluation and reporting of progress achieved by …
(New York: 16 July 2010) - The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes, today allocated some $41 million to underfunded humanitarian operations in nine countries across the globe where people are suffering the effects of hunger, malnutrition, disease, and conflict.
The funds made available today will be granted to United Nations humanitarian agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and through them to partner organizations, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), to cover funding gaps in key humanitarian projects in the affected …
The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (the African Commission), meeting in its 46th Ordinary Session, in Banjul, the Gambia, from 11-25 November, 2009;
CONSIDERING the provisions of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, the Constitutive Act of the African Union, and other regional and international legal human rights instruments;
RECALLING the mandate of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights to promote and protect human rights in Africa;
CONSIDERING the objectives of the African Union, inter alia:
To promote peace, security, …
UNMIS HQ, Khartoum
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen of the media.
I thank you for making the time to come to this briefing, and I thank my colleagues at UNMIS for all the good work of organizing it.
I arrived in Sudan one month ago and have had the opportunity-over the past few weeks-to visit UNHCR operations in the East, in Darfur and in Southern Sudan.
Whilst we count on the Government of National Unity and the Government of South Sudan to make every effort towards reconciliation and recovery, the international community has a key role to play in supporting …
Significant challenges remain to the return of displaced people in southern Sudan following the 2005 peace accord between the Government and separatists, particularly this year's inter-ethnic violence, a senior United Nations refugee official warned today.
"Long-term stability is essential for sustainable return, along with access to such essentials as health services, education and jobs," UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative Peter de Clercq told a news conference in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital.
"Potentially, if you are looking very much at …
Member States briefing on CERF planned for September
As part of a year-round effort to keep Member States informed on the use of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), John Holmes, the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), has invited the Permanent Representatives of all Missions in New York to a briefing on September 11th in the ECOSOC Chamber.
In this issue...
| CAP (P1-3) | CAP Mid-Year Review | Economic Crises' Effects on Humanitarian Needs & Response |Monitoring & Evaluation from current mid-year reviews | CERF (P3-4) | Funding for CEA Region by mid-year | Contributions to the CERF | OTHER FUNDING NEWS (P4) | New Financial Tracking Services Design |
SIPRI Fact Sheet July 2009
- Close to 79 000 personnel were deployed in 19 operations in Africa in 2008.
- Personnel numbers in Africa in 2008 had increased by 14 % over the 2007 level and 400 % over the 1999 level.
- Almost a third of all operations worldwide and 42 % of all personnel were located in Africa in 2008.
- Operations were active in 13 African countries in 2008.
- The UN sent 70% of all peace operation personnel it deployed worldwide in 2008 to Africa.
- Personnel deployments in Africa were 21 % short of the authorized levels in 2008.
- Five …
Khartoum, May 6 (SUNA) - About 315,496 refugees returned home from the neighboring countries until last April within the context of national voluntary repatriation. In statement to SUNA, Commissioner of Refugees, Dr Mohamed Ahmed Al Aghbash said that the total number of the Sudanese returnees from Uganda since the year 2005 until April was 162, 386, while the Sudanese returnees from Kenya were 37, 479, besides 49,239 people from Ethiopia and 3,728 from Egypt, 41,832 from Congo, 19,299 from the Central Republic of Africa, 215 from Eritrea and 218 from the other countries. AH/MO
The Security Council was closely monitoring developments in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, but it could not prejudge them, Ambassador Claude Heller of Mexico, Council President for April, said today at a Headquarters press conference.
"If there is a need for international action by the international community, they will ask for a meeting of the Security Council," he said of several delegations, including Japan, which were monitoring the situation.
Outlining the Council's programme of work for the month, he said the first of three open debates would …
The deployment of peacekeepers is increasingly becoming a reflex solution to crises, often in the absence of viable political agreements. The cluster of peace operations in the Broader Horn of Africa - stretching from Central African Republic and Chad, through Sudan, to Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia - epitomizes both practices. Moreover, though the conflicts in the region are deeply inter-linked, the peace operations there are not, nor do they form part of a broader regional strategy.