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23 Jan 2014 description

New report on refugees and rights in Western Sahara

NRC has launched the report "Occupied Country, displaced people" on the conflict in Western Sahara.

Half the people of Western Sahara have lived as refugees in Algeria since the former Spanish colony was invaded by Morocco in 1975.

30 Dec 2013 description


  • Abundant seasonal rains with delays in some areas at the start of the 2013/14 cropping season

  • Above average cereal harvest gathered in 2013

  • Wheat imports expected to slightly increase in 2013/14

  • Domestic food price inflation declining sharply

  • Continuous humanitarian assistance needed for West Saharan refugees

16 Dec 2013 description

Posted by Rachel Grant, Division Chief for the East, Central and Southern Africa Division of the Office of Food for Peace on Monday, December 16th 2013

10 Dec 2013 description

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2014/01000 AMOUNT: EUR 10000000


DG ECHO 's Integrated Analysis Framework for 2013-14 identified extreme humanitarian needs in the Sahrawi refugee camps. The vulnerability of the population affected by the crisis is assessed to be very high. The Sahrawi crisis scored 11, the most severe level, in the Forgotten Crisis Assessment index of DG ECHO in 2013.

03 Dec 2013 description
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General Situation during November 2013
Forecast until mid-January 2014

06 Nov 2013 description

En esta octava edición del Anuario de Procesos de Paz se analizan los conflictos en los que se llevan a cabo negociaciones para llegar a un acuerdo de paz, con independencia de que estas negociaciones estén formalizadas, se encuentren en fase exploratoria, transcurran satisfactoriamente o, por el contrario, se encuentren estancadas o en plena crisis. También se analizan algunos casos donde las negociaciones o exploraciones son parciales, es decir, que no abarcan la totalidad de los grupos armados presentes en un país (caso de la India, por ejemplo).

31 Oct 2013 description

The advent of mobile technology is already transforming service delivery within the international development sector. In healthcare, for example, community healthcare workers are able to track patients, share case data, and upload information to their supervisors straight from the most basic mobile phones. Agricultural development initiatives are also beginning to employ mobile solutions, utilizing phone-based tools to increase smallholder farmers’ access to market information and growing advice.

31 Oct 2013 description
report Geneva Call

This report was stimulated by a conference on armed non-State actors (ANSAs) and the protection of internally displaced people organized in 2011 jointly by Geneva Call and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. The conference itself followed on from a special edition of Forced Migration Review magazine on ‘Armed non-state actors and displacement’.

03 Oct 2013 description
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General Situation during September 2013
Forecast until mid-November 2013

01 Oct 2013 description


  • Plus de 50 opérations de paix ont été déployées dans 18 pays d’Afrique depuis 2000.

  • Le « maintien de la paix en partenariat », qui implique une coopération entre divers acteurs et institutions multilatérales et bilatérales, est devenu de plus en plus commun.

  • Les efforts de génération des forces devraient porter sur le déploiement des capacités requises en vue de la réalisation des objectifs de la mission et pas seulement sur le nombre de soldats de la paix.

15 Aug 2013 description

15-08-2013 Introduction

La délégation régionale de Tunis couvre la Tunisie et le Maroc / Sahara occidental. Ses activités principales sont les visites aux personnes privées de liberté en Tunisie, la réponse aux conséquences humanitaires du conflit au Sahara occidental, le rétablissement du contact entre les membres de familles dispersées et la promotion du droit international humanitaire. . Protection des détenus

09 Aug 2013 description
report UN General Assembly

The present report, covering the period from August 2011 to July 2013, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 66/69 , in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a report to it at its sixty-eighth session on the implementation of that resolution and on follow-up to previous resolutions on assistance in mine clearance and mine action, including relevant United Nations policies and activities.

23 Jul 2013 description


  • Over 50 peace operations have been deployed to 18 African countries since 2000.

  • “Partnership peacekeeping,” which involves collaboration between various multilateral and bilateral actors and institutions, has become increasingly common.

  • Force generation efforts should focus on deploying the capabilities needed to realize mission objectives and not solely on numbers of peacekeepers.

03 Jul 2013 description

Une réunion à Genève entre le Maroc, le Front Polisario, l'Algérie, la Mauritanie et le HCR a pris fin aujourd'hui avec la conclusion d'un accord pour étendre le programme des visites familiales entre les réfugiés du Sahara occidental qui vivent dans des camps près de Tindouf en Algérie et leurs familles du Territoire du Sahara occidental.

03 Jul 2013 description

A meeting in Geneva between Morocco, Frente Polisario, Algeria, Mauritania and UNHCR ended today with agreement to expand a programme of family visits between Western Saharan refugees living in camps near Tindouf, Algeria, and their families in the Western Sahara Territory.

02 Jul 2013 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly GA/11390

Sixty-seventh General Assembly
90th Meeting (PM)

Acting on the recommendations of its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary), the General Assembly today adopted its peacekeeping budget for the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014.

01 Jul 2013 description
report UN General Assembly


Assemblée générale
Soixante-septième session
90e séance - après-midi

Peu après la clôture, cet après-midi, de la session de la Cinquième Commission chargée des questions administratives et budgétaires*, l’Assemblée générale a approuvé un budget de 7,525 milliards de dollars pour le financement de 14 opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies, pour l’exercice budgétaire de 12 mois allant du 1er juillet 2013 au 30 juin 2014.