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10 May 2002 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10021
General Assembly
Twenty-seventh Special Session
5th Meeting (AM)

As the General Assembly special session on children continued its debate this afternoon, top government social affairs ministers emphasized the daunting task of promoting the rights of children and adolescents in the face of emerging challenges posed by HIV/AIDS, economic sanctions, globalization, and other forms of exploitation.

08 Mar 2002 description

To commemorate International Women's Day the ICRC takes this opportunity to give an update on some of the recent initiatives and programmes for women in its operations throughout the world.

17 Dec 2001 description

Rome, December 2001
Highlights

Latest information indicates a slightly larger global cereal output in 2001, of 1 870 million tonnes (including rice in milled terms). However, even at this level, production would still be less than the anticipated utilization requirements in 2001/02, leading to a significant draw-down of cereal stocks.

While Afghanistan currently faces a grave food supply situation, food emergencies persist in many other countries (see box on page 6).

10 Dec 2001 description


Introduction by the Director of Operations
The operational trends and priorities for 2002 that are set out in this document reflect the humanitarian situation as foreseen in the light of the lessons learned during the first nine months of 2001 and of initial indications as to the consequences of the attacks of 11 September. At the time of writing, early November 2001, events are still unfolding and their repercussions and future impact on ICRC operations are difficult to anticipate and assess.

The attacks of 11 September 2001

06 Jul 2001 description

The ICRC worldwide 2000 Geneva (ICRC) - The increasing number of armed conflicts throughout the world, the unprecedented scale of the challenges facing humanitarian endeavour, the need to stay close to the victims, the imperative of staff safety - these are the major themes that were addressed today by Jean-Daniel Tauxe, Director of Operations of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), when he presented the organization's 2000 Annual Report in Nairobi. It was the first time in ICRC history that the report had been launched outside Switzerland.

29 Jun 2001 description

This report includes: (A) Latin America: (1) Peru, (2) El Salvador, (3) Ecuador (B) Balkans: (1) Kosovo, (2) Serbia, (3) Montenegro, (4) Albania (C) West and Central Asia: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Iran, (4) Tajikistan (D) Armenia (E) Horn of Africa: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Eritrea, (3) Kenya (F) Angola (G) Democratic Republic (DR) of Congo (H) Great Lakes: (1) Burundi, (2) Uganda (I) West Africa: (1) Sierra Leone, (2) Liberia (J) Chad

14 Jun 2001 description

Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

30 May 2001 description

AI Index: POL 10/005/2001
Publish date: 30/05/2001

27 Apr 2001 description

This report includes: (A) Great Lakes Region: (1) Regional Operation, (2) DR Congo, (3) Burundi (B) West and Central Asia: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Tajikistan, (4) Armenia (C) Eritrea (D) Southern Africa (1) Angola, (2) Namibia (E) Sierra Leone

10 Apr 2001 description

The fact that civilians accounted for up to 75 per cent of war victims these days had made their protection a very important part of the discussion on international peace and security, Carolyn McAskie, Deputy to the Under-Secretary-General for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, told a Headquarters press briefing today.

10 Apr 2001 description

The instruments available for the protection of civilians in armed conflict are "in urgent need of updating," Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a just released report to the Security Council that recommends new strategies to deal with the changed nature of contemporary wars.