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31 Jan 2005 description
report UN Security Council


SC/8301
Security Council
2004 Round-up

In a sweeping series of debates and actions aimed at countering new and persistent threats to international peace and security, the Security Council in 2004 remained resolute in tackling such intractable challenges as suppressing global terrorist threats, protecting civilians in armed conflict, and building peace in societies shattered by war, including by disarming former combatants, upending post-war cultures of impunity, and providing electoral assistance.

14 Jan 2005 description
report Human Rights Watch

Preface

This report is Human Rights Watch's fifteenth annual review of human rights practices around the globe.

31 Dec 2004 description


The IRC's Impact

In 2004, IRC humanitarian aid programs restored hope and opportunity for more than 15 million conflict-affected individuals around the world, and millions more were helped by the 5,600 local organizations and community groups that the IRC supports. Here's a look at some of the IRC's most recent achivements:

- More than 4.3 million people gained access to clean water and sanitation through our environmental health programs.

10 Dec 2004 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 10 December 2004, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

17 Nov 2004 description

New Global Report Finds Child Soldiers In Over 20 Conflicts Worldwide

LONDON - Governments are undermining progress in ending the use of children as soldiers, said a coalition of the world's leading human rights and humanitarian organizations in a newly published report.

The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers today released the most comprehensive global survey of child soldiers to date.

10 Nov 2004 description
report UN General Assembly


Committee Also Hears Introduction of 17 Draft Resolutions on Human Rights
GA/SHC/3802

Fifty-ninth General Assembly
Third Committee
40th & 41st Meetings (AM & PM)

Security issues due to armed conflicts and the threat of terrorism are becoming one of the major challenges to humanitarian operations, delegates today told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) as it concluded its general discussion on refugees, returnees and displaced persons.

04 Oct 2004 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly
Official Records
Fifty-ninth Session
Supplement No. 36 (A/59/36)

03 Jul 2004 description
report UN Security Council

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will brief the Security Council next week on his current trip to the Darfur region of Sudan - with other issues on the continent topping the Security Council's programme this month, the incoming President of the 15-member body said today.

03 Jun 2004 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/AB/3624
Fifty-eighth General Assembly
Fifth Committee
51st Meeting (AM)

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) this morning approved some $2.8 billion gross to finance 11 active peacekeeping missions for 2004-2005, as it concluded its second resumed session.  That amount includes some $113.13 million gross for the peacekeeping support account, and some $25.25 million for the United Nations Logistics Base in Brindisi, Italy.

03 May 2004 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/AB/3613
Fifty-eighth General Assembly
Fifth Committee
40th Meeting (AM)

Controller Says Requirements For Peacekeeping Could Exceed $4 Billion for 2004-2005

16 Jan 2004 description
report UN Security Council


SC/7982
Security Council
2003 Round-up

In a year dominated by the war in Iraq, the Security Council also addressed a broad range of other threats to peace and security around the globe, including in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Liberia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire and others.

The Council convened 181 formal meetings, including 48 on situations in Africa, adopted 67 resolutions and issued 30 presidential statements. The veto was used twice, both times by the United States on draft resolutions regarding the situation in the Middle East.

30 Dec 2003 description

The Federal Foreign Office supported 307 projects for humanitarian aid, humanitarian mine clearance as well as disaster prevention all over the world in 2003 to the tune of EUR 71.5 million.

01 Dec 2003 description
report UN Children's Fund


AFGHANISTAN
Appeal status: 52% funded

Priority action for children: Accelerating Girls Education in Afghanistan

20 Oct 2003 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10176
Fifty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
37th Meeting (AM)

The progress made over the last year to revitalize the activities of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), particularly with regard to implementing the outcomes of major international conferences, was highlighted this morning, as the General Assembly considered the report of that body.