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12 Jul 2011 description

Note No. 6315

Note aux correspondants

(Adapté de l’anglais)

Violence contre les femmes; participation politique des femmes; lois discriminatoire à l’encontre des familles, élimination des stéréotypes et prévention des trafics figurent au menu des travaux du Comité de 23 experts chargé de vérifier que les gouvernements éliminent toutes les formes de discrimination à l’encontre des femmes.

19 Sep 2008 description

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The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes, warned today that the food security situation in the Horn of Africa was becoming critical because of the combined effects of drought and rising food prices, as well as conflict in some cases, and he appealed to the international community to immediately provide more funds.

Speaking at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon, Mr.

19 Sep 2008 description

Voir la conférence de presse

Le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence, M. John Holmes, a lancé aujourd'hui un appel à la communauté des donateurs pour qu'elle se mobilise de manière urgente afin d'éviter une aggravation de la situation humanitaire dans la corne de l'Afrique.

Lors d'un point de presse organisé au Siège de l'ONU, à New York, M.

11 Jul 2008 description

The top United Nations humanitarian official called today for scaled-up efforts to address a severe humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa, caused by a combination of drought and soaring food and oil prices.

Speaking at a Headquarters press briefing this afternoon, John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Uganda and Kenya were in, or sliding rapidly towards, a humanitarian emergency, with some 14 million people in urgent need of food aid and other humanitarian assistance.

27 Jun 2006 description

Despite some relief due to the recent rainy season, the crisis in the Horn of Africa was far from over, and it was the responsibility of the international community to do something about it, Kjell Magne Bondevik, Special Humanitarian Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Horn of Africa, told correspondents this afternoon at a Headquarters press conference.

He said the main problem was raising public awareness about the silent tsunami going on in Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and Djibouti.

07 Apr 2006 description

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today launched a consolidated appeal of $427 million to address the urgent needs caused by the drought in the Horn of Africa, Kevin M. Kennedy, OCHA's Director for Coordination and Response, announced at a Headquarters press conference.

15 Jun 2000 description

The head of UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, today began a five-nation tour of the Horn of Africa to highlight the conditions of millions of people who are facing drought, hunger and armed conflict there.

07 Jun 2000 description

A consolidated emergency United Nations appeal for $378 million to help 13.4 million people affected by drought in the Horn of Africa was launched at a Headquarters press briefing today.

30 Mar 2000 description

Faced with a drought equivalent to the one that ravaged the Horn of Africa 15 years ago, the Secretary-General had appointed Catherine Bertini, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), as his Special Envoy on the drought in the region, Carolyn McAskie, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator a.i., said at a Headquarters press briefing this afternoon.