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10 Jul 2018 description
report Oxfam

By Valentina Bacchin

A case study on legal aid work in Oxfam’s protection programmes in Italy, Greece, Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

06 Sep 2016 description
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This report draws on some recent operational experiences of the ICRC to describe the theory and practice of the ICRC’s approach to humanitarian assistance in protracted conflict. The ICRC spends about two thirds of its budget on protracted conflicts. The average length of time the ICRC has been present in the countries hosting its ten largest operations is more than 36 years. Protracted conflicts are a major source of human suffering and a cause of protracted displacement, migration and development reversals.

16 Mar 2015 description
Executive Summary

UNDP recognizes governance as a key unresolved issue in both the configuration and the reduction of disaster risk. With the aim of protecting development investments and ultimately building people’s resilience, UNDP has made strengthening disaster risk governance a cornerstone of its efforts to understand, reduce and manage risk.

22 May 2012 description

A Report on the 2011 Peacebuilding Evaluation Evidence Summit


07 Jan 2011 description

Introduction: In and Out of Kosovo

In January 1999, 11 NGOs working in Kosovo decided to form the International NGO Council of Kosovo (INGO Council), primarily for advocacy purposes.

01 Oct 2010 description

Strategic Summary

Richard Gowan

Overviews of international engagement in conflict-affected states typically focus on military peacekeeping and the economics of postconflict peacebuilding. This excludes an array of primarily civilian missions deployed by the United Nations (UN) as well as other multilateral institutions in countries and regions that are at risk of, experiencing or emerging from violence.

30 Apr 2009 description

This report covers the period 01/01/08 to 31/12/08.

In brief

Programme purpose: The focus areas, aiming to alleviate suffering among the most vulnerable, were aligned with Strategy 2010 and the Istanbul Commitments made at the VII European Red Cross Red Crescent Conference, and contributed to the four Global Agenda Goals focusing on disaster management, health and care, organizational development and participatory community development as well as population movement.

Programme(s) summary: Within disaster management, supported by the International Federation the National …

17 Feb 2004 description

Violeta Petroska-Beska and Mirjana Najcevska


Ethnic Macedonians and ethnic Albanians in the Republic of Macedonia have distinctly different but equally ethnocentric views of the causes and course of the armed conflict in 2001.

31 Oct 2003 description

OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
Warsaw, October 2003

29 Apr 2002 description

EU Crisis Response - 11 September and the Laeken Summit

Brussels, 29 April 2002: A new briefing paper, EU Crisis Response Capabilities: An Update, finds that the EU has made progress in developing crisis management competence since ICG's initial study ten months ago.* However, its Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) still punches below its weight because member states have not yet mastered the art of speaking with a single voice and given adequate resources to their fledgling European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP).

22 Feb 2002 description



  • The Balkans are in better shape than at any other time in the last 10 years, and the region is no longer at the top of America's international agenda.

  • But the job there is not yet done.

  • Nothing less than viable states will satisfy U.S. objectives of drawing down NATO and ensuring that the region does not become a haven for terrorists.

06 Jul 2001 description

The ICRC worldwide 2000 Geneva (ICRC) - The increasing number of armed conflicts throughout the world, the unprecedented scale of the challenges facing humanitarian endeavour, the need to stay close to the victims, the imperative of staff safety - these are the major themes that were addressed today by Jean-Daniel Tauxe, Director of Operations of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), when he presented the organization's 2000 Annual Report in Nairobi. It was the first time in ICRC history that the report had been launched outside Switzerland.

30 Sep 2000 description

From VOICE Newsletter Issue 5 - September 2000

31 May 2000 description


The government evaluation of the Kosovo-crisis was sent to the Dutch Parliament on 22 March 2000 by W. Kok, Prime Minister, J.J. van Aartsen, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and F.H.G. de Grave, Minister of Defence.

Evaluation of the Kosovo crisis

"In Bosnia and in Kosovo the international community tried to reach a negotiated solution with an unscrupulous and murderous regime. In both instances it required the use of force to bring a halt to the planned and systematic killing and expulsion of civilians."

08 Mar 2000 description
report European Union

Brussels, 8 March 2000

On 24 March, it will be a year since NATO responded with force to Slobodan Milosevic's growing repression of the Kosovo Albanian community.

On 10 June 1999, Kosovo came under UN administration and the UN Mission in Kosovo known as UNMIK was set up under UN Security Council Resolution 1244.

The European Union both its Member States and the European Commission is playing a prominent role in the reconstruction of Kosovo.

18 Feb 2000 description

TALK BACK - The Newsletter of the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) Volume 2, #1; 18 February 2000

14 Jul 1999 description

Since April 1st, AFSC has shipped over $1,400,000 worth of material aid to Macedonia to assist refugees fleeing the violence in Kosovo. In addition, AFSC has spent approximately $100,000 on food, hygiene products, and other needed items in Macedonia. A brief summary of AFSC's shipments follows.