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15 Dec 2000 description

UNHCR was promised nearly one-fourth of its 2001 budget on Friday when several donor governments pledged US$214.7 million during the launch of the agency's annual global appeal. Another $23 million had been pledged earlier.

15 Dec 2000 description

Geneva, 15 December 2000 - The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said Friday it needs US $953.7 million* next year to help and protect more than 22 million people driven from their homes or otherwise affected by war, violence and contempt for basic human and civil rights around the globe.

15 Dec 2000 description

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has received pledges totalling $214.7 million towards the $953.7 million it requested in a global appeal for 2001, launched today in Geneva.

04 Dec 2000 description
report UN Children's Fund

An effort to reach the most desperate: UNICEF seeking $207 million for children caught in crisis zones

07 Sep 2000 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Washington, September 7, 2000) More than 22 million antipersonnel mines have been destroyed from the arsenals of at least fifty nations, and the number of new landmine victims is dropping sharply in heavily mined countries like Cambodia, Afghanistan, Bosnia-Hercegovina and Mozambique, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) said in a report released today simultaneously in about 20 countries.

31 Jul 2000 description


New documents published in July and available from EHA:

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.

30 May 2000 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Quoted text from this briefing note may be attributed to the UNHCR spokesperson named below

15 May 2000 description


Pat Patierno, Director, Office of Humanitarian Demining Programs,
Bureau of Political Military Affairs
Address at the forum, "Landmines: Human Rights and National Security" Sponsored by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, New York City, May 15, 2000

Good morning. Since I assumed my current position 2 years ago, I have made a number of presentations on the U.S. Humanitarian Demining Program, its objectives, and its accomplishments.

12 May 2000 description

"Peacekeepers cannot succeed when there is no peace to keep," the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, warned May 11, while adding that "Sierra Leone, like Bosnia before it, is an example of what happens when the parties to a peace settlement violate that settlement, wreaking havoc on everyone - peacekeepers and civilians alike."

01 Mar 2000 description

A petition from victims of landmines in 17 countries -- calling for the United States to sign the anti-landmine Convention -- will be delivered to United States embassies today, correspondents were told at a press conference held at Headquarters 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.