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20 Dec 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Chris Niles

NEW YORK, United States of America, 18 December 2012 - The European Union is donating part of its Nobel Peace Prize money to UNICEF’s work educating children in northwestern Pakistan.

The European Union (EU) was awarded the prize earlier this month in recognition of its more than 60 years of work advancing peace and democracy in Europe.

18 Dec 2012 description

18/12/2012 - The European Union, the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, announced today the details of the projects funded by the award money. Four humanitarian projects, reaching out to 23,000 children worldwide, were selected.

04 Dec 2012 description

30-11-2012 Interview

In 1997, 123 States signed the first-ever treaty banning the development, production, stockpiling, transfer and use of a weapon that was already in widespread use: anti-personnel landmines. Fifteen years later, their use and production has been curbed dramatically, while data on clearance, stockpile destruction and casualty rates show undeniable progress towards eliminating the problem. However, much still needs to be achieved, as Claude Tardif, Hhead of the ICRC’s physical rehabilitation programme, explains.

19 Oct 2012 description

The Foreign Office has published new reporting on 28 Countries of Concern, along with updates on the case study countries featured in the annual human rights report. The quarterly updates cover the period from July to September 2012.

The 2011 Human Rights and Democracy Report is online to make it as accessible to the public as possible. It highlights the UK’s human rights policies and concerns on key issues, and features 28 Countries of Concern where the FCO has the most serious wide-ranging human rights concerns.

17 Oct 2012 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/SHC/4041

Sixty-seventh General Assembly
Third Committee
10th & 11th Meetings (AM & PM)

Chair Says Focus on Gender Equality Could Have Strong Spillover to Other Areas; Committee Hears from Some 56 Speakers on Second Day of Women’s Advancement Debate

11 Oct 2012 description

Responding to the Crisis in Syria

Instability and conflict in Syria continue to affect hundreds of thousands of people. An estimated one million Syrians have been internally displaced, while the overall total affected population is estimated at up to 2.5 million.

24 Jul 2012 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 24 juillet 2012 (IRIN) - Selon un rapport de l'organisation non gouvernementale (ONG) Development Initiatives, basée au Royaume-Uni, les besoins humanitaires dans le monde ont diminué en 2011, mais les pénuries de fonds se sont accentuées. La résilience est le nouveau mot à la mode en matière d'intervention humanitaire.

23 Jul 2012 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 23 July 2012 (IRIN) - Global humanitarian needs declined in 2011 but funding shortfalls continued to widen, according to a report by the UK-based NGO, Development Initiatives. And resilience is the new buzzword in aid response as people across the sector give more thought – but not yet enough action - to helping vulnerable people better withstand shocks, rather than waiting until disaster strikes.

19 Apr 2012 description
Press release
Quick facts sheet
Global Overview 2011

People internally displaced by conflict and violence

For the last 14 years, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre has monitored intern- al displacement resulting from conflict and violence across the world. In 2011, the number of people internally displaced by these causes stood at 26.4 million.

12 Apr 2012 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 12 April 2012 (IRIN) - Private donors are growing steadily more important to global aid, contributing one-quarter of the estimated US$73.9 billion spent on emergency assistance from 2006 to 2010.

20 Mar 2012 description

International spending on disaster risk reduction (DRR) requires dramatic review.

20th March 2012 – The Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) programme launches a new report today, Disaster risk reduction: Spending where it should count. The report provides a comprehensive view of the levels of international DRR spending, placed in the context of need and vulnerability, and reveals the shockingly low levels of investment and inequities of funding in this area at a time when the need for enhanced focus on the reduction of risk is paramount.

13 Feb 2012 description

Summary

The Working Group expresses its strong objection to the decision of the United Nations Secretariat not to grant a waiver to the 10,700 word limit to the present report, as has been the case for almost every year since such a limit was imposed by the General Assembly in 1993.