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30 Sep 2000 description
September 2000


1.DFID 's Humanitarian Mines Action Strategy , approved in late 1997 and implemented over three years to March 2001,seeks to enhance UK assistance for reducing the social and economic impact of landmines and other unexploded ordnance on developing countries.An initial progress report was issued in March 1999.This Second Progress Report covers subsequent developments.


2.The Convention on the Prohibition of the Use,Stockpiling,Production and Transfer of Anti- Personnel Mines and on their Destruction came into …

29 Sep 2000 description

This report includes: (A) Asia Floods: Cambodia, Vietnam and Bangladesh (B) West and Central Asia Drought: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Georgia and Armenia (C) DPR Korea (D) Latin America: Nicaragua and Honduras (E) Horn of Africa Drought: Kenya, Ethiopia and Eritrea (F) Mozambique (G) Sierra Leone (H) Angola (I) Balkans: FR Yugoslavia: Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, FYRo Macedonia, Albania.

28 Jul 2000 description

This report includes: A) UN CAP / Mid Term Review, B) West and Central Asia: Regional, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Iran, C) Horn of Africa - General and Ethiopia; D) Sierra Leone, D) Angola, F) Balkans: FR Yugoslavia/Kosovo and FYR of Macedonia.

21 Jul 2000 description

This report includes: A) Asia Drought - Afghanistan and Pakistan; B) Horn of Africa - General update, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Kenya; C) Great Lakes Region - Tanzania and Burundi; D) Angola; E) Balkans - General update, FR Yugoslavia, FYR of Macedonia.

15 May 2000 description

Pat Patierno, Director, Office of Humanitarian Demining Programs,
Bureau of Political Military Affairs
Address at the forum, "Landmines: Human Rights and National Security" Sponsored by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, New York City, May 15, 2000

Good morning. Since I assumed my current position 2 years ago, I have made a number of presentations on the U.S. Humanitarian Demining Program, its objectives, and its accomplishments.

19 Apr 2000 description
report UN Security Council


With Unanimous Adoption of Resolution 1296 (2000), Members Extend Concern to Cover Women, Children, Other Vulnerable Groups

The Security Council this afternoon reaffirmed its readiness to adopt appropriate steps to deal with deliberate attacks on civilian populations and other protected persons, as well as with widespread violations of international humanitarian law and of human rights in conflict situations.

28 Mar 2000 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Quoted text from this briefing note may be attributed to the UNHCR spokesperson named below

18 Jan 2000 description
report UN Security Council

Thematic Debates Held on Children and Armed Conflict, Situation of Africa and Post-Conflict Peace-Building

As the Security Council pursued its mandate of securing, establishing and maintaining global peace and security, several issues in 1999 took prominence, among them, the Kosovo conflict in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia; the question of East Timor, which had remained on the Council's agenda since the 1970s; the conflict in Sierra Leone; and the long-running civil war in Angola, which remains without resolution to date.