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08 Jun 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

Paris, le 8 juin 2009 - L'assemblée générale annuelle de l'UNICEF France qui s'est déroulée les 5 et 6 juin 2009 à Paris était placée sous l'égide des vingt ans de la Convention internationale des droits de l'enfant (CIDE). Comme chaque année, pour revenir sur l'année écoulée et les avancées réalisées en matière de droits des enfants, plusieurs intervenants travaillant sur le terrain étaient présents.

La parole a été donnée à Jean-Claude Legrand, conseiller régional Protection de l'Enfance pour l'Europe Centrale et orientale de l'UNICEF.

30 Sep 2008 description

MAG and CWMD - MAG uses the term Conventional Weapons Management and Disposal (CWMD) to more accurately reflect the range of munitions it encounters in support of stockpile management, as in many of its projects items outside of the SALW definition are dealt with, such as aircraft bombs, large calibre artillery, mortar ammunition and rockets.

MAG is currently undertaking CWMD projects in Burundi, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iraq, Somalia and Sudan.

30 Jun 2008 description

Executive Summary

President George W. Bush signed the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 (the WfP Act) into law on December 1, 2005. The Act requires the Secretary of State, in consultation with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other U.S. Government agencies, to develop and implement a strategy "to provide affordable and equitable access to safe water and sanitation in developing countries" within the context of sound water resources management.

05 Sep 2006 description

Briefing correspondents at Headquarters today on the Security Council's calendar for September, Council President for the month, Adamantios Vassilakis ( Greece), said that events in the Middle East would continue to preoccupy the 15-member body, which would also take up several ongoing situations in Africa.

27 Apr 2003 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children launches its fundraising week today by urging people and governments to look beyond Iraq and remember the millions of children at risk from conflict and humanitarian crises. Ahead of Save the Children Week a humanitarian evaluation by the charity has highlighted five other priority emergencies around the world showing that, while the world has been preoccupied with events in the Gulf:

  • 11 million people are at risk by the increasing food crisis in Ethiopia
  • 14.4 million people are at risk by the increasing food crisis in Southern Africa
  • the UN food aid …
14 Jan 2003 description


SG/SM/8581
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen - -- and Happy New Year!

We start the year with anxiety -- anxiety over the prospect of war in Iraq, over nuclear proliferation in the Korean Peninsula, and over what seems like violence without end in the Middle East. Even Côte d'Ivoire, which used to be one of the most stable and prosperous countries in Africa, is now caught in the downward spiral of conflict.

The threat of global terror hangs over all of us. We don't know where or when it will strike next.

And these are only the crises in the headlines!