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21 Nov 2000 description

The Clinton administration has built a "forward-looking, informed, and enduring relationship" between the United States and Africa, but the next administration, Congress, and the small but growing constituency in the United States that cares about Africa must "build on this legacy ... to ensure there is no turning back on the road to full partnership."

07 Nov 2000 description
report IRIN

NEW YORK, 7 November (IRIN) - Peter van Walsum is the Dutch ambassador to the United Nations. In an interview with IRIN he explained why the Netherlands wanted to draw attention to humanitarian issues during its presidency of the Security Council in November.

30 Oct 2000 description


Overview
The World Food Programme wishes to thank donors for their continued generosity. This year donors have contributed over US $ 1.3 billion, and WFP has used these resources to mobilise over 3.1 million tons of food aid distributed to needy people.

11 Aug 2000 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

11 Aug 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

10 Jul 2000 description

SG/SM/7485/Rev.1* - AFR/253/Rev.1*
Following is the text of Secretary-General Kofi Annan's address to the Annual Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), in Lomé on 10 July:

Let me add my voice to all those that have thanked the people and Government of Togo for their generous hospitality.

07 Jul 2000 description

7 July 2000. A unique collaboration of Whitehall Departments is launched today to tackle one of the main barriers preventing countries from receiving much needed debt relief - conflict.
Of the 11 countries the World Bank has identified could qualify for debt relief under the enhanced HIPC this year, four are affected by conflict and one has recently experienced a coup.

15 Jun 2000 description
report World Bank


News Release No. 2000/419/S
New Report Challenges Popular Notions about Origins of Civil Conflict

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2000 - New World Bank research suggests that civil wars are more often fuelled by rebel groups competing with national governments for control of diamonds, coffee, and other valuable primary commodities, rather than by political, ethnic, or religious differences.

15 Jun 2000 description
report World Bank

News Release No. 2000/419/S

New Report Challenges Popular Notions about Origins of Civil Conflict

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2000 - New World Bank research suggests that civil wars are more often fuelled by rebel groups competing with national governments for control of diamonds, coffee, and other valuable primary commodities, rather than by political, ethnic, or religious differences.

07 Apr 2000 description

The Goal of the Fund is to contribute to the process to rid the world of the threat of anti-personnel landmines. CIDA's role within the Fund, is to lead in areas of victim assistance and rehabilitation (physical, psychological, social, economic), mine awareness education, mine clearance and in the planning of national programs for mine action.

16 Feb 2000 description

On the eve of the National Summit on Africa in Washington DC, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) called on all African governments to accede to or ratify the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and to implement it fully by assisting victims of landmines, removing mines already laid, destroying stockpiled mines, and never again using, producing or exporting this insidious weapon. Africa, the most heavily mined continent in the world, knows all too well the devastation wrought by this weapon long after conflicts cease.

09 Feb 2000 description

Host countries must be responsible for the security of humanitarian workers and must punish the perpetrators of crimes against humanitarian workers, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Catherine Bertini, told correspondents at a Headquarters press briefing this afternoon.

09 Feb 2000 description

The Foreign Minister of Argentina, Adalberto Rodriguez Giavarini, addressed correspondents at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon. The Foreign Minister, who in his capacity as Security Council President, was presiding over today's Council meeting on protection of United Nations personnel, associated personnel and humanitarian personnel in conflict zones, was accompanied at the press conference by the Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations, Arnoldo Manuel Listre.

09 Feb 2000 description

Primary responsibility rests with host government, Cunningham says

31 Jan 2000 description
report UN Security Council


SC/6796
Council Concludes Month Dedicated to African Issues; Deputy Secretary General, President of Zambia Also Speak

One of the goals of “the month of Africa” in the Security Council in January was to highlight pertinent issues and refute the position that Africa did not matter -- that its problems were secondary to those in other parts of the world, Richard Holbrooke, the representative of the United States, told the Council this morning.

18 Jan 2000 description
report UN Security Council


SC/6784
Thematic Debates Held on Children and Armed Conflict, Situation of Africa and Post-Conflict Peace-Building

As the Security Council pursued its mandate of securing, establishing and maintaining global peace and security, several issues in 1999 took prominence, among them, the Kosovo conflict in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia; the question of East Timor, which had remained on the Council's agenda since the 1970s; the conflict in Sierra Leone; and the long-running civil war in Angola, which remains without resolution to date.