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12 Jan 2007 description
report UN Security Council


CS/8940

Aperçu des travaux du Conseil de sécurité en 2006

Tandis que sa représentativité est plus que jamais questionnée par l’Assemblée générale, pour qu’il reflète enfin les évolutions géopolitiques survenues depuis la fin de la guerre froide, le Conseil de sécurité aura, en 2006, été mobilisé par une série de crises d’une extrême gravité qui ont mis à l’épreuve sa capacité à maintenir la paix et la sécurité internationales.

12 Jan 2007 description
report UN Security Council


Major Concerns Addressed Include War in Lebanon, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Sudan, Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Iraq, Afghanistan, Terrorism

SC/8940

Security Council
2006 Round-up

In the face of complex and interrelated threats that spanned the globe and crisscrossed national and regional borders, the United Nations Security Council confronted an ambitious agenda in 2006 by brokering cessations of hostilities, easing difficult transitions and blunting relapses into conflict.

11 Jan 2007 description
report Human Rights Watch

Introduction

What government is today's champion of human rights? Washington's potentially powerful voice no longer resonates after the US government's use of detention without trial and interrogation by torture. The administration of President George W. Bush can still promote "democracy"-the word it uses to avoid raising the thorny subject of human rights-but it cannot credibly advocate rights that it flouts.

As America's influence wanes, China's waxes. Yet China is hardly a leader on human rights.

30 Nov 2006 description

OVERVIEW FOR DECEMBER

The Qatar presidency in December will be a challenging one. December is a short month because Council members usually strive to finish their work by Christmas. However, there are a near record-high number of issues on the December calendar.

29 Nov 2006 description

The Global Appeal 2007

Introduction

UNHCR's Global Appeal is published yearly to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee (ExCom) members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and others of concern to UNHCR.

14 Nov 2006 description

Foreword

The tenth edition of the Portfolio of Mine Action Projects reflects the mine-action community's commitment to work together to achieve its shared goal of eliminating landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW).

Each of the submissions is the result of field-based, coordinated and consultative processes among national authorities, nongovernmental organizations, and the United Nations.

05 Jul 2006 description

Felix, a German Shepherd, has been hunting mines now for five years. - It's a marathon every day. The dogs have to be in extremely good physical shape, says dog trainer Håkon Ovland of Norwegian People's Aid.

Text and photos: Fredrik Larsen

The sun blazes down from a cloudless sky and the thermometer has long since passed 30 degrees. A piece of land out in the North Bosnian countryside is soon to become cultivable ground for the local farmers but, before this is possible, all the land mines from the civil war have to be cleared.

21 Apr 2006 description

US$150.5 million to combat rural poverty

Rome, 21 April 2006 - The 87th session of IFAD's Executive Board approved US$145.6 million in loans to support rural development programmes and projects in nine countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, the Congo, India, Madagascar, Maldives, Mozambique, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

21 Feb 2006 description

Brussels, 21 February 2006
Madame la Présidente,
Distingués Membres du Parlement Européen,

20 Jan 2006 description
report UN Security Council


Jointly with General Assembly, Council Establishes Peacebuilding Commission to Advise on Post-Conflict Issues
SC/8614

Security Council
2005 Round-up

The volume and scope of the Security Council’s activities increased in 2005 as the scale of peacekeeping operations reached a historic high, but in a late-year action to ease that burden, the Council, acting concurrently with the General Assembly, operationalized a major decision of the World Summit and established a Peacebuilding Commission to advise it on post-conflict situations.

19 Dec 2005 description


State Department releases chronology of activities spanning 143 years

The United States has spent more than a billion dollars in the past dozen years on humanitarian land mine removal efforts around the world.

This money has been spent to remove land mines, pay for educational messages on the risks posed by mines, help victims of mine injuries, and fund research and development to improve existing humanitarian mine removal programs.

09 Dec 2005 description

This document outlines the global operational priorities identified by the ICRC in 2006. It is based on the yearly internal review and planning process conducted primarily by the 80 field delegations and missions.

02 Dec 2005 description

Introduction

This Global Appeal is published to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and other persons of concern falling within UNHCR's mandate.

09 Aug 2005 description

Every year, tens of thousands of people, mostly civilians, are killed or injured by landmines and other explosive remnants of war.Those that survive are often disabled for life, adding to the many hundreds of thousands of mine survivors around the world in need of long-term care,rehabilita-tion, and social and economic support. Assistance for mine victims must be an integral part of public health-care systems and must not discriminate against persons who are ill,injured or disabled for reasons other than mines.

22 Jun 2005 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10356

Other Texts Address Elimination of Sexual Exploitation on Peacekeeping Operations, UN Language Parity

Acting on the recommendations of its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary), the General Assembly this morning adopted 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 in the face of the current unprecedented surge in peacekeeping operations.

10 May 2005 description

Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC

22 Apr 2005 description


GENERAL OVERVIEW

1. During the first three months of the year 2005, the GICHD continued and consolidated its activities in the fields of operational assistance, research and support to instruments of international law. It also started its training initiative in mine action information management (see para. 4 and 11 below).

OPERATIONAL ASSISTANCE

2. The first core activity of the GICHD is the provision of specific operational support and assistance to on-going mine action activities and programmes, including those run by the UN.

08 Feb 2005 description

Researched, written and published by the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI

Paul Harvey