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20 May 2011 description

ECOSOC/6480
NGO/723

Committee on NGOs
24th & 25th Meetings (AM & PM)

Completing its fourth day of the resumed 2011 session, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) today recommended special consultative status for 25 entities to the Economic and Social Council, and postponed consideration of 26 additional groups until the Committee receive answers to its outstanding questions.

10 Dec 2010 description

10 December 2010

Minority and indigenous human rights activists face exceptional levels of risk because they are targeted for their identity as well as for their work, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) says on International Human Rights Day.

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 …

05 May 2009 description

NEW YORK, Etats Unis, 4 mai (HCR) - Le nombre des personnes vivant dans d'autres régions de leur pays d'origine après avoir fui le conflit, la violence généralisée et des violations des droits humains, établi à 26 millions, est resté stable en 2008, sans changement par rapport à 2007 selon le Conseil norvégien pour les réfugiés (NRC).

Un rapport publié par l'Observatoire des situations de déplacements internes (IDMC) - une organisation créée par le Conseil norvégien pour les réfugiés et basée …

05 May 2009 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 5 May 2009 (IRIN) - More people were newly displaced last year compared with the previous year, but the number living in other parts of their homeland globally remained stable over the same period, according to a report by the Norwegian Refugee Council's Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, which was released in New York.

It stated that the 26 million internally displaced people (IDP) included 4.6 million newly displaced in 2008, up 900,000 from 2007, and an equivalent …

04 May 2009 description

NEW YORK, United States, May 4 (UNHCR) - The number of people living in other parts of their homeland after fleeing conflict, generalized violence and human rights violations stood at 26 million last year, unchanged from 2007, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

A report by NRC's Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, released during a ceremony in New York last Friday, also said that the 26 million internally displaced people (IDP) included 4.6 million newly displaced in …

07 Mar 2008 description


Human Rights Council
MORNING

High Commissioner Says She Will Not Seek a Second Term in Office

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour today presented her annual report to the Human Rights Council which was followed by an interactive dialogue. Ms. Arbour announced that this would be her last annual report, as she had informed the Secretary-General that she would not seek a second term when her mandate expired at the end of June 2008.