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30 Dec 2009 description

Foreword

At its 5th meeting in copenhagen in november 2008, the GFDrr consultative Group asked the secretariat to focus on a select group of priority countries to achieve increased impact. in GFDrr’s Track ii, Mainstreaming Disaster risk reduction in Development, this lead to a prioritization of operations in 20 core countries, including Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall islands, Mozambique, Nepal, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Solomon islands, Togo, vietnam, and Republic of Yemen.

30 Nov 2009 description

2010 Portfolio Highlights

27 countries, territories, missions

This 13th edition of the annual Portfolio of Mine Action Projects features overviews and project outlines for 27 countries, territories or missions affected by landmines and explosive remnants of war.

277 projects

There are 277 projects in the 2010 portfolio. Africa accounts for the largest number: 103.

95 appealing agencies; one in five projects from national NGOs

The 2010 portfolio continues to receive a high level of participation by an array of appealing agencies, including national authorities, …

20 Nov 2009 description

Toronto (Ontario) - Aujourd'hui, l'honorable Beverley J. Oda, ministre de la Coopération internationale, a présenté la stratégie de l'ACDI qui porte sur les enfants et les jeunes, l'un des trois thèmes prioritaires de l'Agence.

« En mettant l'accent sur les enfants et les jeunes, notre gouvernement va aider les enfants qui vivent actuellement dans la pauvreté à devenir des adultes pleins de ressources, actifs et productifs, prêts à travailler pour se bâtir un meilleur avenir, a déclaré la ministre Oda.

20 Nov 2009 description

Toronto, Ontario - The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, today unveiled CIDA's Children and Youth Strategy, one of the Agency's three priority themes.

Minister Oda at SickKids Foundation in Toronto discussing CIDA's Children and Youth Strategy with a teacher and students from Joseph Brant Senior Public School.

04 Nov 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/SHC/3964

Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Third Committee
38th & 39th Meetings (AM & PM)

High Commissioner for Refugees Says Trends Causing Crises to Multiply; Means Humanitarian Action Operating in Difficult International Environment

Five "mega-trends" -- population growth, urbanization, climate change, migration and food, water and energy insecurity –- made contemporary forms of displacement increasingly complex, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today.

02 Nov 2009 description

Committee against Torture

Representative of the Secretary-General Briefs Committee on New Developments

The Committee against Torture this morning opened its forty-third session at the Palais Wilson in Geneva, hearing an address by, and having a dialogue with a representative of the Secretary-General, Ibrahim Salama, Chief of the Human Rights and Treaty Branch of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The Committee also adopted its agenda and programme of work for the session.

Mr.

31 Oct 2009 description

This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and the potential impacts of these changes on the cost of the food basket. Staples contribute 40 - 80% of energy intake for the most vulnerable population groups in developing countries. Therefore, even a small increase in staple food prices has a high impact on overall food consumption, especially when the food basket is composed of very few staples.

The bulletin covers 60 countries over the period July to September 2009 .

30 Oct 2009 description

Mensajes principales

El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2009 es el 10.=BA informe de situación de la FAO sobre el hambre en el mundo desde la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación (CMA) de 1996. En el informe se destaca el hecho de que, incluso antes de que se produjeran la crisis alimentaria y la crisis económica, el n=FAmero de personas que padecían hambre había aumentado lenta pero constantemente.

30 Oct 2009 description

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Tanzania Tackling Malaria, Maternal Health

By Laura Ashbaugh

Although Tanzania boasts political stability and one of the fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa, it still faces alarming maternal mortality, rapid population growth, and widespread poverty.

USAID is assisting Tanzania in responding to these issues by helping to reduce malaria and HIV/AIDS, prevent maternal deaths, expand agribusiness, and protect the environment, said Tanzania Director Rob Cunnane on a recent trip to Washington.

A major part of the USAID budget in the African nation of 40 …

26 Oct 2009 description

In accordance with the Secretary-General's Bulletin (ST/SGB/2006/10), the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) is responsible for setting priorities for the use of the CERF Underfunded window and for selecting countries to receive allocations from that window, in close consultation with relevant humanitarian agencies.

16 Oct 2009 description

Winnipeg (Manitoba) - À l'occasion d'une visite à la Faculté des sciences agricoles et alimentaires de l'Université du Manitoba, l'honorable Beverley J.

16 Oct 2009 description

Winnipeg, Manitoba - While visiting the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, the Honourable Beverley J.

16 Oct 2009 description

Press release 263/2009

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen has granted EUR 14 million for victims of conflicts and natural catastrophes from the appropriations earmarked for humanitarian assistance for the last months of the year. The aid will be channelled through UN agencies, the Red Cross Movement and Finnish NGOs.

Ten million euros will be allocated to Africa - the Horn of Africa area, East Africa and southern Africa in particular. In the Horn of Africa area, Ethiopia and Kenya suffer from drought and Somalia also from a prolonged conflict.

08 Oct 2009 description

UN Secretary-General appoints new members to CERF Advisory Group

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of seven new members of the Advisory Group for the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

The members include government officials from countries that have contributed to or received funding from CERF, representatives of humanitarian non-governmental organizations, and academic experts.

30 Sep 2009 description

Introduction

Korab Mula (27) from Albania lost his two arms and injured both legs when he stepped on a mine and then fell on another one in June 2000. With international assistance, he was fitted with conventional prosthetic arms, but they give him problems and he cannot use them which has caused him to feel dejected and depressed. Only with more advanced electronic prostheses, which are not available in Albania, does Korab stand a realistic chance to train up for a job, and even get married.

24 Sep 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10862

Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Plenary
5th & 6th Meetings (AM & PM)

To effectively tackle terrorism, entrenched poverty and the threat of weapons proliferation, a more equitable multilateral system that valued diversity and fostered a "climate of dialogue" was urgently needed, world leaders attending the General Assembly's annual debate stressed today, as they pushed for a more democratic United Nations.

29 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including

28 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Soixante-quatrième session
Point 72 de l'ordre du jour provisoire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide humanitaire et des secours
en cas de catastrophe fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies,

28 Aug 2009 description


Il adopte des observations finales sur le Pérou, les Émirats arabes unis, la Pologne, la Chine, la Grèce, l'Azerbaïdjan, la Colombie, le Chili, les Philippines, l'Éthiopie et le Tchad

Comité pour l'élimination
de la discrimination raciale
COMMUNIQUÉ FINAL
PROVISOIRE