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15 Dec 2010 description

Five years ago, on 15 December 2005, the General Assembly established the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), a humanitarian fund with a grant component of up to US$450 million and a loan component of $50 million.

CERF provides funds rapidly so that UN humanitarian Agencies can jump-start critical operations and lifesaving programmes not yet funded through other sources.

CERF is funded by voluntary contributions by Member States and Observers, corporations, individuals and private organizations. Since March 2006, CERF has received pledges and contributions of nearly $2 …

14 Dec 2010 description

(New York: 14 December 2010): Contributions made at today's conference in support of the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) brought the total amount raised for the global emergency fund to more than US$2 billion since it was established by the General Assembly five years ago.

Today, some 59 donors pledged more than $358 million for 2011. Before the latest round of pledging, donors had contributed $1,955,773,530 to the Fund. Since 2006, a total of 124 Member States and Observers have contributed--almost 2/3 of the membership of the General Assembly.

01 Dec 2010 description


- The ICC intervention in Kenya A challenge of delivering justice and peace

- The South Sudan referendum Domestic & regional security implications

- Anxieties and hopes in the Sudan

The ICC intervention in Kenya A challenge of delivering justice and peace

09 Nov 2010 description

VIENTIANE, Laos, 9 November 2010-Max Kerley, Director of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), the UN focal point for mine action, expressed his satisfaction with the new Convention on Cluster Munitions during the First Meeting of States Parties in Vientiane, Laos. "This is the most important step for global conventional disarmament since the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Treaty.

30 Sep 2010 description

Preventative diplomacy in the Eastern Africa Region

The significance of "prevention is better than cure" fits well in preventing violent conflicts in the Eastern African Region (EAR)1. This paper presents the need for preventative diplomacy in the EAR as a conflict prevention mechanism. It will first clarify preventative diplomacy, from definition to forms and elements. Second is a brief elaboration of the nature of conflicts in EAR and third is the importance of it. Fourth are lessons learnt in the previous application and the fifth is an indication of existing challenges.

24 Aug 2010 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fifth session

Item 62 of the provisional agenda*

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions

I. Introduction

1. Africa1 is home to some of the world's most intractable and complex conflicts, which have caused the displacement of millions of people, often for protracted periods.

02 Jul 2010 description

Towards inclusive security in Ethiopia

Inclusive security: conceptualized

In this piece, inclusive security is treated as an aspect of human security. At the heart of human security lies the relation between the state qua body politic and its citizens. Human security and state security are not mutually exclusive. They always depend on and complement each other. The Commission on Human Security's report Human Security Now has stressed that human security and state security are mutually reinforcing and interdependent, that without the one, the other cannot be attained.

23 Jun 2010 description

1.INTRODUCTION

The countries in eastern Africa have some of the highest poverty and hunger rates in the world. In a number of countries (Burundi, DRC, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi and Rwanda), the proportion of the population living on less than one dollar a day has increased since 1990.

17 May 2010 description
report Miraya FM

The UNICEF representative in Sudan, Nils Kasterberg, said that a two day workshop has been organized on child protection to provide a common platform for dialogue between the United Nations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), civil society members and partners from neighboring Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The workshop aims to highlight child protection issues and discuss constructive methods on how to best address them.

07 May 2010 description

Statistics April 2010

Total refugee population in Kenya: 387,372

- Dadaab 272,712

- Kakuma 69,414

- Nairobi 45,246 : 300 to 500 new arrivals a week Nairobi (majority Somali)

Country of Origin: Somalia; Ethiopia; Eritrea; Sudan; Great Lakes etc.

22 Apr 2010 description
report World Bank

Funding will Close Half of the Remaining Gap to Provide Entire Population with Nets

Press Release No:2010/358/AFR

Washington, April 22, 2010 - World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick today committed $200 million to provide people in sub Saharan Africa with bed nets that will protect them from malaria. Malaria kills nearly one million people every year in poor countries around the world.

19 Apr 2010 description

(Extract)

REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): plan to withdraw peacekeeping troops

Rome, 5 April 2010 - A UN report proposed a plan for a three-year phased withdrawal the peacekeeping force, MONUC. While the Congolese government has urged the 22,000-strong UN-peacekeeping force to leave in 2011 before the next national elections.

The UN technical assessment mission concluded that an ongoing presence of the MONUC force was essential in the Kivu and Orientale provinces in the east of the country.

27 Jan 2010 description

LA COMMISSION EUROPEENNE,

Vu le Traité sur le fonctionnement de l'Union européenne,

Vu le règlement (CE) N=B0 1257/96 du Conseil du 20 juin 1996 concernant l'aide humanitaire, et en particulier ses articles 2 c), 9 et 15, paragraphe 2, considérant ce qui suit:

(1) Dans de vastes régions de la République démocratique du Congo, l'accès par la route aux projets humanitaires de réhabilitation et de développement est impossible en raison de l'état du réseau routier et de l'insécurité qui y règne.

21 Jan 2010 description
report Africa Action

Thursday, January 21, 2010 (Washington, DC) - One year after President Obama was sworn in to office, and less than a week before his State of the Union address, Africa Action today released its Africa Policy Outlook 2010, also published by Foreign Policy in Focus.

The Outlook is an annual publication forecasts the key issues and developments in Africa policy, such as climate change, the global economic crisis, HIV/AIDS, foreign aid and other country topics, and it analyzes trends in U.S.