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29 Nov 2006 description

The Global Appeal 2007

Introduction

UNHCR's Global Appeal is published yearly to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee (ExCom) members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and others of concern to UNHCR.

28 Nov 2006 description

Introduction

Over ten years after the signature of the Dayton Peace Agreement which ended the wars in Bosnia and Croatia, steady progress has been made in finding durable solutions for the hundreds of thousands of persons displaced by the wars in the former Yugoslavia. By September 2004, returns to and within Bosnia and Herzegovina reached the one million landmark figure.

14 Nov 2006 description

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has considered the initial report of The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on how that country implements the provisions of the Covenant.

03 Nov 2006 description

11th Annual Conference on Swiss Cooperation with Eastern Europe

Creating better economic and social prospects for young people in the Balkans is a priority in Swiss development cooperation with Eastern Europe. Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey emphasised this fact at the Annual Conference on Swiss Cooperation with Eastern Europe, which was held under the auspices of SDC and SECO on 3 November 2006 in Lausanne.

13 Oct 2006 description

On 11 October 2006, the ICBL's Advocacy Director presented findings from the 2006 edition of the Landmine Monitor in the context of the weekly Security Dialogue held by the OSCE's Forum on Security Cooperation (FSC).

The FSC, now under Canadian chairmanship, deals with arms control issues as well as peace and confidence building in the OSCE area.

02 Oct 2006 description

United States helped fund six mine-removal teams, mine-clearance training for 60

By Mary Specht, Washington File Staff Writer

Washington - The United States congratulated Macedonia September 29 for successfully clearing land mines from its territory and thus joining "the growing number of countries that are no longer significantly affected by land mines leftover from past conflicts."

The United States contributed $1.6 million to humanitarian mine action in Macedonia through the International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance by matching …

29 Sep 2006 description

2006/886

Office of the Spokesman

25 Sep 2006 description

By Matt Robinson

MALA RECICA, Macedonia, Sept 25 (Reuters) - A decision by Macedonia's prime minister to keep former guerrillas out of government threatens progress made under a 2001 peace pact that ended an insurgency, the insurgents' leader said on Monday.

Ali Ahmeti, who is now leader of the Democratic Union for Integration (DUI), said Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski's move had dented public trust and that a lack of trust was at the root of the conflicts that tore Yugoslavia apart in the 1990s.

The DUI polled highest among Macedonia's 500,000 ethnic Albanians in …

31 Aug 2006 description

ASIA

INDONESIA -CENTRAL JAVA AND YOGYAKARTA - EARTHQUAKE AND MT MERAPI VOLCANO

On 27 May, an earthquake measuring 5.9 on Richter scale struck Yogyakarta Province. The epicentre was approximately 37.2 km south of Yogyakarta at a depth of 33 kilometres. The most affected districts were Bantul and Kulonprogo south of Yogyakarta. The death toll stands at 5,778. The number of injuries stands at 37,912. 205,888 homes have been completely destroyed.

17 Aug 2006 description

(New York: 17 August 2006): The Government of The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has requested international support to assist people affected by recent floods and mudflows in that country.

In early August 2006, heavy rains caused floods and mudflows in the two poorest suburbs of Skopje, the capital. The floods damaged two suburbs, Cento and Singelic, which were built after the earthquake of 1963.

25 Jul 2006 description

The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

17 Jul 2006 description
report European Union

(2744th EXTERNAL RELATIONS Council meeting - Brussels, 17 July 2006)

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

"Serbia/Kosovo

1. The Council reiterated its full support for UN Status Envoy Martti Ahtisaari and his efforts in conducting the political process to determine Kosovo's future status. The Council welcomed his intention to move forward into direct political talks on the status issue. It called upon both sides to engage constructively in this phase of the negotiations.

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14 Jul 2006 description

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13 Jul 2006 description

On 10 July 2006, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia destroyed all 4,000 antipersonnel mines that it previously planned to keep for training purposes as a State Party to the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty.

18 May 2006 description

SKOPJE, 18 May 2006 - A series of seminars for teachers that ended today in Skopje focused on raising the standards of pre-school education and ensuring the inclusion of all ethnic groups.