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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

25 Oct 2001 description

Twice monthly news bulletin from the Jesuit Refugee Service International office

02 Oct 2001 description


At the start of 2001 the number of people ‘of concern’ to UNHCR was 21.8 million, or one out of every 275 persons on Earth. This compared with a January 1, 2000 figure of 22.3 million.

07 Sep 2001 description
report UN Security Council


A/56/342-S/2001/852
General Assembly
Fifty-sixth session
Item 127 of the provisional agenda*
Promotion and protection of the rights of children

Security Council
Fifty-sixth year

I. Introduction

01 Sep 2001 description


This paper is based on the coordinated views of analysts and experts from agencies across the federal government. It was produced by the National Intelligence Council under the auspices of David F. Gordon, National Intelligence Officer for Economics and Global Issues.Queries should be addressed to Dr. Gordon at the National Intelligence Council.
Information available as of 15 August 2001 was used in preparing this report.

20 Jul 2001 description

This report includes: (A) 2001 Global Resourcing status for EMOPs and PRROs (B) West Africa: (1) Sierra Leone, (2) Liberia, (3) Guinea (C) Angola (D) Ethiopia (E) Chad (F) West and Central Asia: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran, (3) Pakistan, (4) Tajikistan (G) Latin America: (1) Peru, (2) Ecuador, (3) Colombia (H) Central America: (1) Honduras, (2) Nicaragua, (3) El Salvador, (4) Guatemala

19 Jul 2001 description

MESSAGE FROM THE JRS INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR

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.

15 Jun 2001 description

This report includes: (A) West and Central Asia: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Tajikistan (B) Balkans: (1) Kosovo, (2) Serbia, (3) fYROM, (4) Montenegro (C) Georgia (D) Latin America: (1) Colombia, (2) El Salvador, (3) Bolivia, (4) Peru, (5) Dominican Republic (E) Great Lakes: (1) Democratic Republic of Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Tanzania (F) Horn of Africa: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Eritrea (G) West Africa: (1) Guinea, (2) Liberia, (3) Sierra Leone (H) Chad

14 Jun 2001 description

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, welcomed the release of the Global Report on Child soldiers by the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers.

13 Jun 2001 description


REMINDER: A press conference will be held at Hotel Eggers, Drottningtorget, in Gothenburg on Wednesday, 13 June 2001, at 15:00.
EMBARGO: Not for release until 13 June 2001, 1500 CET

12 Jun 2001 description
report Human Rights Watch

(New York, June 12, 2001) More than half a million children are recruited into government forces and armed groups in more than 87 countries, the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers said today in a new global survey. At least 300,000 of these children are actively fighting in 41 countries.

12 Jun 2001 description

Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers - EMBARGOED FOR TRANSMISSION UNTIL 1400 HRS GMT 12 JUNE 2001

12 Jun 2001 description

Given that use of child soldiers was still pervasive around the world, the international community must move much faster towards establishing an effective global ban on their use, Jo Becker, Children's Rights Advocacy Director for Human Rights Watch, told correspondents this afternoon at Headquarters. Ms. Becker was speaking at a press conference sponsored by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to launch the report of the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers.

30 May 2001 description

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

04 May 2001 description

Covering December - March 2001

The Landmine Update is the International Campaign to Ban Landmines' quarterly newsletter. Note that the web edition also has list of available new resources at the ICBL Resource Center. To date, 139 countries have signed the Mine Ban Treaty, and 112 have ratified it. The most recent ratifications are Kenya (23 January), Zambia (23 February), and Sierra Leone (25 April).

11 Apr 2001 description

The United States is contributing $26 million more this fiscal year to help fund the programs of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, State Department Deputy Spokesman Philip Reeker announced April 11. This will bring total U.S. contributions to UNHCR this year to $172.5 million.