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08 Jun 2010 description

GENEVA, June 8 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency said on Tuesday it had been told by the government of Libya to close its office in that country and halt activities.

Speaking at a press briefing in Geneva, UNHCR's chief spokesperson, Melissa Fleming, told journalists that UNHCR was hoping the closure would be temporary and that negotiations to find a solution were continuing.

08 Jun 2010 description

08 Jun 2010 20:24:19 GMT

* 12,000 Middle Eastern, North African refugees at risk

* Libya says U.N. refugee presence on its soil illegal

(Updates with Libya foreign ministry statement in para 6)

By Jonathan Lynn

GENEVA, June 8 (Reuters) - Libya has ordered the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR to close its operations there, putting the future of more than 12,000 refugees and asylum seekers at risk, a UNHCR spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

16 Jun 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

Monrovia, Liberia, 16 June 2009 - Several African countries have made impressive gains in child survival in recent years but much more needs to be done, UNICEF said today in marking the international Day of the African Child.

16 Jun 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 16 juin 2009 - Plusieurs pays africains ont réalisé d'impressionnants progrès dans le domaine de la survie de l'enfant ces dernières années mais il reste encore beaucoup de choses à faire, a déclaré l'UNICEF aujourd'hui à l'occasion de la Journée internationale de l'enfant africain. Le thème de cette année est : « Une Afrique digne des enfants : appel à une action accélérée en faveur de la survie de l'enfant.

17 Sep 2003 description


28 Mar 2003 description

Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 28 Mar 2003

20 Aug 2002 description
report UN News Service

Violence, declining donor funding, and the scourges of AIDS and poverty are still critical problems plaguing Africa, although efforts at restoring peace in the region and promoting economic development and good governance have started to make progress, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a report released today.

13 May 2002 description

The second week of our Presidency had a relatively light programme of work because of the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children from 8-10 May. On 6 May, the President gave an informal briefing to non-Members on the provisional programme of work for May. On 7 May, the UNSC held a public meeting on the issue of Children and Armed Conflict, one day prior to the General Assembly Special Session on Children. The UNSC mission to the Great Lakes Region returned on 7 May after spending ten days in the region.

06 May 2002 description


The first few days of Singapore's Presidency were unusually busy, with intensive focus on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question. On 1 May we met in informal consultations even though traditionally the Security Council usually conducts bilateral consultations on that day. Over the next 54 hours, there were exhaustive and difficult discussions on the question of the fact-finding team to the Jenin refugee camp.

21 Dec 2000 description

Rome, 21 December 2000 - Some 28 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are facing severe food shortages as serious food supply problems persist in a number of countries, mainly because of prolonged drought and civil strife, according to a report released today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The situation is most critical in eastern Africa, where 20 million people face serious food shortages that will require continued food aid well into 2001.

20 Jun 2000 description

Africa's refugee population has reached 3 million persons, and 6 million more have been displaced, an official of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said at a Headquarters press briefing today marking Africa Refugee Day.