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14 Aug 2012 description
report World Bank

Returns on investments in health are low where governance issues are not addressed. Bribery, corruption, and inefficiency undermine health care delivery and contribute to poor health outcomes. If hospitals fall apart because the repair funds are stolen, if a mother is not able to get medicine for her child without paying a bribe, if counterfeit and sub-standard medicines are sold without any regulation, the poor pay most heavily for it, often with their lives and the lives of their children.

08 Jun 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 22 May — 04 June, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

HoA: Land & Sea

North Africa

Northeast Africa

Syria

18 May 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 08 May - 14 May, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

In Focus:

HoA: Land & Sea

North Africa

Northeast Africa

Syria

05 Mar 2012 description

Time to replicate the ‘mobile miracle’ in broadband

Geneva, 5 March 2012 – New figures released today at ITU’s Connect Arab Summit in Doha, Qatar show that information and communication technology (ICT) uptake continues to accelerate across the Arab region, but underline the need for more effort to be put into rolling out broadband infrastructure to meet burgeoning demand from a young, tech-savvy population.

22 Nov 2011 description

By Berta Acero

CAIRO, 23 November 2011 – The League of Arab States (LAS) and UNISDR move one step closer to a plan of action on disaster risk reduction for the Arab region. The action plan is expected to be endorsed at the first-ever Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Arab region planned for 2012.

Holding a series of consultations with disaster risk reduction experts in the region, UNISDR and LAS are developing the ‘Programme of Action’ to implement the Arab Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction 2020.

17 Jun 2011 description
report World Bank

Submitted by Elena Ianchovichina on June 6, 2011

06 Apr 2011 description

New partnership established to address threats to forests

Rome/Avignon, 6 April 2011 - A new partnership for Mediterranean forests has been established to address major threats to the region's forests being exacerbated by the severe impact of climate change. The partnership was announced at the Second Mediterranean Forest Week, which is taking place in Avignon, France (5-8 April).

30 Oct 2009 description

Mensajes principales

El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2009 es el 10.=BA informe de situación de la FAO sobre el hambre en el mundo desde la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación (CMA) de 1996. En el informe se destaca el hecho de que, incluso antes de que se produjeran la crisis alimentaria y la crisis económica, el n=FAmero de personas que padecían hambre había aumentado lenta pero constantemente.

30 Sep 2009 description

The Humanitarian Update is a monthly publication from UN OCHA's Regional Office in Dubai, reporting on the main humanitarian events in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. For more information on Iraq or OPT, please visit www.ochairaq.org and www.ochaopt.org

H1N1 "Swine Flu"

As of 3 October 2009, 12,861 laboratory-confirmed cases of Pandemic (H1N1) were reported to WHO by 21 out of 22 Member States of WHO Eastern …

06 Aug 2009 description

The Humanitarian Update is a monthly publication from UN OCHA's Regional Office in Dubai, reporting on the main humanitarian events in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. For more information on Iraq or OPT, please visit www.ochairaq.org and www.ochaopt.orgcollaboration

Regional - H1N1 ("Swine Flu")

As of 01 August 2009, 23:00 hours, Cairo time, 1778 …

01 Jan 2009 description

1. INTRODUCTION

La politique humanitaire de l'Union européenne est une expression de ses principes fondateurs - la solidarité, la tolérance et le respect de la dignité humaine. L'aide humanitaire, sans être un instrument de crise, est un des piliers de l'action communautaire en faveur des pays affectés par des catastrophes naturelles ou les catastrophes causées par l'homme, ainsi que par les urgences complexes liées aux conflits(1).

01 Jan 2009 description

1. INTRODUCTION

The European Union's humanitarian aid policy reflects its founding principles - solidarity, tolerance and respect for human dignity. Humanitarian aid, while not a crisis management tool, is one of the pillars of Community action for countries affected by natural or man made disasters as well as by complex emergencies(1). Through its activities in disaster areas and through its active contribution to promoting respect for and adherence to International Humanitarian Law, the European Commission has asserted itself as a major player in international humanitarian aid.

01 Nov 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/SPD/383

Sixty-second General Assembly
Fourth Committee
14th Meeting (AM)

Troop Contributing Countries Seek Equitable Representation, in Field,At Headquarters, in Restructuring Process, Decision-Making, Senior Management

31 Jul 2006 description
report European Commission

Introduction

The present Bulletin is dedicated to the analysis of the agro-meteorological situation in the non-European countries of the Mediterranean basin during the period from the beginning of April to the end of July 2006. This is a period for summer crops development. Summer crops are irrigated practically everywhere.

02 Mar 2006 description
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General Situation during January 2006
Forecast until mid-April 2006