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06 Nov 2003 description
report UN General Assembly

as General Assembly concludes mine action discussion


Fifty-eighth General Assembly

27 Oct 2003 description
report Xinhua

KAMPALA, Oct 27, 2003 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Uganda has now 1.3 million displaced people in the north and east, Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Amongin Aporu has said.

08 Jul 2003 description
report UN News Service

A day before arriving in Mozambique to attend the annual African Union summit, the head of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today urged African leaders to invest in children as a first priority, arguing that it is the only chance for sustaining development and progress on the continent.

30 May 2003 description
report UN Security Council

More Than 30 Speakers Participate in Day-long Meeting Held
After Council Decision Authorizes Emergency Force for Democratic Republic of Congo
4766th Meeting (AM & PM)

In a matter of days, two Security Council missions would be departing for Central and West Africa with a powerful message that the Council remained actively engaged on all issues plaguing the subregions, that body heard today as it met to review the United Nations' involvement 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

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!

10 Jan 2003 description

(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 124)