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03 Nov 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


AG/SHC/3964

Troisième Commission
38e & 39e séances – matin et après-midi

Le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, M. Antonio Guterres, a déclaré aujourd'hui devant la Troisième Commission qu'il importait de protéger davantage le personnel humanitaire et de lever les restrictions à l'accès de l'assistance humanitaire aux réfugiés et aux déplacés, de même que dans les situations d'urgence.

30 Oct 2009 description

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Tanzania Tackling Malaria, Maternal Health

By Laura Ashbaugh

Although Tanzania boasts political stability and one of the fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa, it still faces alarming maternal mortality, rapid population growth, and widespread poverty.

USAID is assisting Tanzania in responding to these issues by helping to reduce malaria and HIV/AIDS, prevent maternal deaths, expand agribusiness, and protect the environment, said Tanzania Director Rob Cunnane on a recent trip to Washington.

A major part of the USAID budget in the African nation of 40 …

27 Oct 2009 description

"My mandate covers any killings which are in contravention of international law, whether humanitarian law or human rights," said Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon.

Mr.

27 Oct 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/SHC/3960

Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Third Committee
30th & 31st Meetings (AM & PM)

Committee Hears from Human Rights Council Experts on Education, Extrajudicial Execution, Foreign Debt, As Two-Week Debate Continues

16 Oct 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/SHC/3953

Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Third Committee
16th & 17th Meetings (AM & PM)

Hears from Some 55 More Speakers, as Three-Day Debate on Promotion, Protection of the Rights of the Child Concludes

Capping its three-day discussion on the promotion and protection of the rights of the child, members of the Third Committee (Social, Cultural and Humanitarian) discussed national programmes to nurture young citizens, saying the credibility of States "rested in their work for future generations".

16 Oct 2009 description

World Food Day: Official aid to agriculture to increase

Rome, 16 October 2009 - FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today called on world leaders to reach a "broad consensus on the total and rapid elimination of hunger" when they gather in Rome for the World Summit on Food Security of Heads of State and Government on November 16-18.

In his annual address to mark World Food Day, Diouf also urged leaders to agree to increase agriculture's share of official development assistance to 17 percent, the level it was in 1980, from the current five percent.

The theme of this …

16 Oct 2009 description

Press release 263/2009

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen has granted EUR 14 million for victims of conflicts and natural catastrophes from the appropriations earmarked for humanitarian assistance for the last months of the year. The aid will be channelled through UN agencies, the Red Cross Movement and Finnish NGOs.

Ten million euros will be allocated to Africa - the Horn of Africa area, East Africa and southern Africa in particular. In the Horn of Africa area, Ethiopia and Kenya suffer from drought and Somalia also from a prolonged conflict.

14 Oct 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/L/3367

Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Sixth Committee
8th & 9th Meetings (AM & PM)

Deputy Secretary-General Says Issue Is Central to Vision of Secure World

The Sixth Committee (Legal) met today to address the issue of the development of the rule of law at national and international levels. Although there were reports of progress in many areas, concerns of an inequality in adherence to desired standards were also expressed.

14 Oct 2009 description

Mme Radhika Coomaraswany, qui présentait cet après midi son rapport devant l'Assemblée générale a accueilli avec ferveur les récentes résolutions 1882 et 1889 du Conseil de sécurité.

14 Oct 2009 description

In a preview of her annual report (document A/64/254), set for presentation to the General Assembly's Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict acknowledged the momentum that the Organization had built over the past year to protect the rights of boys and girls enduring armed conflicts around the globe.

Radhika Cooomaraswamy told reporters gathered at a Headquarters press conference that headway was …

01 Oct 2009 description

Background

The Food Facility is the EU's €1 billion response to the food crisis, targeting the transition period from emergency aid to longer-term development. Set up in close collaboration with the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis it focuses on programmes that will have a quick, but lasting impact on food security.

22 Sep 2009 description


Human Rights Council
MORNING

The Human Rights Council this morning concluded its general debate on the promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development, and started its general debate on human rights situations that require the Council's attention.

22 Sep 2009 description


Human Rights Council
AFTERNOON

The Human Rights Council this afternoon concluded its general debate on human rights situations that require the Council's attention in a midday meeting today.

Speakers alleged violations of human rights in different countries and regions around the world.

16 Sep 2009 description

While donors had responded "remarkably generously" to United Nations consolidated appeals for emergency aid, they had nevertheless provided less than half of what was required this year to address the needs of people facing severe humanitarian crises around the world, the top United Nations relief official said today.

During a press conference at Headquarters today, John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, announced that the $4.6 billion collected in response to the mid-year review of the consolidated appeals this past July was the highest amount ever, in …

16 Sep 2009 description

Les besoins d'aide humanitaire sont en augmentation dans les zones de conflit comme dans les zones sans conflit, a prévenu le Secrétaire général aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence.

19 Aug 2009 description

MR. KELLY: Okay, welcome. We're very pleased to have with us today Eric Schwartz who's just recently confirmed, as you know, by the Senate as Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration. Mr. Schwartz has had a long and distinguished career working on some of the issues that he has taken the lead for us here at the State Department on. He's served at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. He's also worked as a senior director at the National Security Council in the Clinton Administration, and in addition to a number of other important roles.

19 Aug 2009 description

Ils fournissent une assistance vitale à des millions de personnes dans le monde. Ils travaillent dans des zones de conflit et des régions frappées par des catastrophes naturelles. Ils mettent leurs propres vies en danger. Ils, ce sont les milliers de travailleurs qui apportent une aide humanitaire aux populations partout dans le monde, et qui sont souvent les cibles directes de ceux qui n'ont aucun respect pour la nature humanitaire de leur travail.

19 Aug 2009 description

Ellos proveen ayuda que salva las vidas de millones de personas alrededor del mundo. Ellos trabajan en zonas de conflicto y en áreas de riesgos naturales. Ellos ponen sus propias vidas en riesgo. Ellos son los miles de trabajadores que proveen ayuda humanitaria a las personas a nivel mundial, quienes a menudo son el blanco de quienes no tienen respeto por su labor humanitaria.

En la =FAltima década, mas de 700 trabajadores humanitarios han hecho un supremo sacrificio al luchar por ayudar a los mas necesitados en algunos de los lugares mas hostiles del mundo.