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31 Dec 2007 description

POLICY AND COORDINATION

Highlights

• UNMAS celebrated its 10th anniversary.

• The General Assembly reaffirmed UNMAS’ role as the focal point for mine action within the UN system.

• The UN Mine Action Team supported efforts by Member States to develop a legally binding instrument that addresses the impact of cluster munitions.

• The Secretary-General reported on progress and challenges in mine action in over 40 reports to the Security Council on a wide range of country situations and thematic issues.

13 Nov 2007 description
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Note: Includes the coverage of the Regional Disaster Response Adviser for the Pacific

17 Aug 2007 description

Severe flooding has affected tens of millions of people around the world in recent weeks and months. Torrential rain is forecast to continue as new storms threaten Asia, Africa and Europe.

01 Aug 2007 description

In 1989, Action Against Hunger launched programmes in Cambodia in a relatively difficult post-crisis environment. Numerous events - such as the Indochina War, the terror regime of the Khmer Rouge during which more than a million people lost their lives, and the invasion and occupation of the country by Vietnamese troops - have stricken Cambodia. Despite the prospect of political stability, the situation remains very precarious for Cambodia's population.

For 13 years, Action Against Hunger provided emergency assistance to people affected and displaced by conflict.

06 Jul 2007 description
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