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19 Mar 2014 description

Vienna, Austria, March 18, 2014. Meeting in its 146th Session, the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved financing of nearly US$264 million to boost socio-economic development in over 30 partner countries. Of the new commitments, over US$193m will support 10 public sector loans and nine grants. The bulk of the public sector funding will co-finance agriculture, transportation, education, energy, health and water supply and sanitation projects.

05 Sep 2011 description
report Food for the Hungry

"I think this is one of the best things we could ever do for HIV; it's one of the most successful prevention methods," says FH's HIV/AIDS programs coordinator, Kim Buttonow, MPH. "You can have an HIV-free generation."

By expanding the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), children of HIV-positive mothers actually could choose whether to protect themselves from the deadly virus, instead of being born with it.

24 Jun 2010 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/10955

Assemblée générale
Soixante-quatrième session

20 Jan 2010 description

(excerpt)

1. Sudan: violence puts stability at risk

On 9 January, the UN peacekeeping force in Sudan, UNMIS, voiced concern over the recent escalation of violence in Southern Sudan. In the last two weeks, more than 150 people have been killed, and many more injured and displaced by inter-ethnic violence throughout the autonomous region.

06 Oct 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10867

Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Plenary
14th & 15th Meetings (AM & PM)

Assembly Also Decides to Convene High-Level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation in Nairobi, from 1 to 3 December

In the General Assembly today, Member States threw their support behind the Secretary-General's push to inject multilateralism with the renewed vigour it needs to combat today's global crises.

02 Mar 2009 description
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Burundi + 18 others
Water and war

Neutral and independent humanitarian action

11 Nov 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

29 Jun 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10602

Sixty-first General Assembly
Plenary
104th Meeting (AM)

It also Approves Record Budget for Field Operations In Move to Implement Secretary-General's Wide-ranging Reform Proposals

06 Jun 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


AG/AB/3805

Cinquième Commission
Deuxième partie de la reprise de session
56e séance – matin

Plusieurs délégations s’interrogent sur les problèmes de coordination et d’unité de commandement que pourrait poser la création d’un département d’appui aux missions

06 Jun 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/AB/3805

Sixty-first General Assembly
Fifth Committee
56th Meeting (AM)

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) this morning took up the Secretary-General’s wide-ranging proposals aimed at strengthening the capacity of the United Nations to mount and sustain peacekeeping operations in the face of their growing volume and complexity.

23 May 2006 description

(New York: 23 May 2006): The Advisory Group on the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) today held its inaugural session at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

17 May 2006 description

(New York: 17 May 2006): The Government of Japan today announced a pledge of $7.5 million for the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), approved by the General Assembly in December 2005 and officially launched by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in March 2006. The pledge makes Japan one of the top ten donors to the CERF and brings the total number of Member States contributing to the Fund to 41. Total pledges and contributions now amount to more than $261 million.

04 Jan 2006 description
report UN News Service

While keeping a close watch on the Haitian elections, the crisis in the Horn of Africa and other hotspots around the world, the United Nations Security Council plans to hold a ministerial-level meeting on Africa's Great Lakes region as a high point of its January agenda, the body's President for the month said today.

09 Sep 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Education, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

This report includes:

(A) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Occupied Palestinian Territories


(B) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Eritrea (4) Ethiopia (5) Rwanda (6) Somalia (7) Sudan (8) Tanzania (9) Uganda

(C) West Africa: (1) Cameroon (2) Chad (3) Guinea (4) Liberia (5) Niger (6) Sierra Leone

08 Jun 2005 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/AB/3681

Fifty-ninth General Assembly
Fifth Committee
57th Meeting (AM)

Also Recommends to General Assembly Comprehensive Text Aimed at Strengthening Peacekeeping Management, Administration

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) approved this morning a record-breaking $3.2 billion 2005-2006 peacekeeping budget for 14 ongoing missions and emphasized the need for budgetary discipline, improved management and adequate controls over budget implementation, as it concluded its second resumed session.