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27 Dec 2002 description

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16 Oct 2002 description
report UN General Assembly

Committee Concludes Discussion of Children's Issues; Will Consider Indigenous People Tomorrow

Fifty-seventh General Assembly
Third Committee
21st Meeting (AM)

Delegations expressed grave concern for the physical health and psychological well-being of children as a result of war, civil strife and occupation, as the General Assembly's Third Committee (Humanitarian, Social, Cultural) this morning concluded its consideration of the rights of children.

11 Oct 2002 description
report UN General Assembly

Press Release GA/SHC/3699
Fifty-seventh General Assembly
Third Committee
17th Meeting (PM)
Annual Review Begins of Promotion of Children's Rights; Efforts To Check Abuses, Prevent Exploitation, Improve Conditions are Discussed

30 Sep 2002 description
report Carleton University

Prepared by: Caroline Delany and Sonja Varga*
With the generous support of the Canadian International Development Agency.

25 Sep 2002 description
report UN General Assembly

Fifty-seventh session
Agenda item 105
Promotion and protection of the rights of children

Note by the Secretary-General*

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the members of the General Assembly, in accordance with operative paragraph 5 of Assembly resolution A/RES/56/138 of 19 December 2001, the report prepared by his Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Olara A. Otunnu.

20 Aug 2002 description
report UN General Assembly

Fifty-seventh session
Item 106 of the provisional agenda*
Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions

Report of the Secretary-General**


The present report is submitted in compliance with General Assembly resolution 56/135 of 19 December 2001 on assistance to refugees, returnees and displaced persons in Africa.

30 May 2002 description
report UN Children's Fund

Japan's Contribution of US $17 Million Will Help Reduce Major Funding Gap

10 Apr 2002 description

The highest burden of this disease occurs in sub-Saharan Africa in an area that is referred to as the meningitis belt. This is the area between Senegal and Ethiopia and includes all or part of at least 15 countries, with an estimated total population of approximately 300 million. Epidemics occur in seasonal cycles between the end of November and the end of June, depending on the location and climate of the country and decline rapidly with the arrival of the rainy season. WHO has received reports from ministries of health in the following countries: