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05 Dec 2007 description
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ADDIS ABABA, 5 December 2007 (IRIN) - Strengthening the security institutions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a prerequisite for long-term solutions to the country's problems, the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told the media in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Rice met the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame as well as the DRC Foreign Affairs Minister, Mbusa Nyamwisi, to discuss the problems of the Great Lakes region.

"They decided to commit to the rapid strengthening of the security institutions of the DRC and …

11 Oct 2007 description


For the first time, IANSA, Oxfam, and Safeworld have estimated the economic cost of armed conflict to Africa's development. Around $300bn since 1990 has been lost by Algeria, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan and Uganda.

This sum is equivalent to international aid from major donors in the same period.

05 Oct 2007 description


Humanitarian Alert in the Wake of UN's Somali Region Report

Up to 1.8 million people in the Somali Region of Ethiopia could be affected in a major humanitarian crisis in the coming months, if recommendations from a recent United Nations mission are not implemented, a UN OCHA official says.

"We will see a major crisis develop in the next month unless there is a resumption of livestock trade and export, commercial and humanitarian food distribution, urgent healthcare, and access by government service providers and humanitarian partners", said Paul Hebert, …

27 Jun 2007 description
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Cinquième Commission
Deuxième partie de la reprise de session
58e séance – après-midi

Les délégations adoptent plusieurs projets de résolution sur les aspects administratifs et budgétaires de treize de ces opérations

27 Jun 2007 description
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Sixty-first General Assembly
Fifth Committee

58th Meeting (PM)

Text Call for Offices of Military Affairs, Rule of Law As Organization Moves to Strengthen Capacity, Meet Surging Demand

22 Jun 2007 description
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GENEVA/JOHANNESBURG, 22 June 2007 (IRIN) - A blender in Malawi and a jar of Nutella started a revolution in saving the lives of starving children.

Frustrated by years of developing recipes that did not work, including fortified doughnuts and pancakes, paediatric nutritionist André Briend was inspired by a jar of the chocolate spread, Nutella.

14 Jun 2007 description
report UN News Service

Members of the United Nations Security Council leave today on a weeklong mission to Ethiopia, Sudan, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in support of ongoing peace efforts in Africa.

On Saturday, under the joint leadership of Ambassadors Emyr Jones-Parry of the United Kingdom and Dumisani Kumalo of South Africa, the delegation will meet in Addis Ababa with African Union (AU) and Ethiopian officials, as well as with the AU Peace and Security Council, a UN spokesperson announced today.

The Council will then head to Khartoum, where meetings are …

10 May 2007 description
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Sixty-first General Assembly
Fifth Committee
49th Meeting (AM)

As the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today took up almost $5.4 billion in financing for the Organization’s peacekeeping operations for the period from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008, speakers expressed strong support for peacekeeping as a core function of the United Nations, and stressed the importance of providing adequate financing to individual missions in order to ensure successful implementation of their mandates.

09 Mar 2007 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Procter & Gamble (P&G) hosted an event this week to highlight their partnership which provides safe drinking water at the household level to millions of children in Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda. The event was held in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

03 Jan 2007 description
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Le nouveau Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, participera lundi prochain, pour la première fois, à une séance publique du Conseil de sécurité qui sera consacrée aux menaces à la paix et à la sécurité internationales, a annoncé aujourd'hui son président pour le mois de janvier.