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29 Dec 2003 description

Appeal Target: CHF 2,549,593
Period covered: July to October 2003

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organisation and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

Appeal coverage: 87%; See attached Contributions List for details.

Outstanding needs: CHF 345,406

24 Dec 2003 description

2003: In a dangerous world, a few glimmers of hope

24 Dec 2003 description

Burma's military government and Karen rebels may begin talks as early as next week.

The commander of the Karen National Union's military wing, General Bo Mya says KNU leaders expect to meet with military representatives by next week or just after the New Year.

General Bo Mya made the announcement to 2,000 rebel soldiers and Karen villagers at a holiday celebration near the Thai border town of Mae Sot.

Burma's military junta has signed ceasefire agreements with 17 ethnic groups since the 1990s.

22 Dec 2003 description

Bangkok: 22 December 2003 - Following a 17 day visit to Myanmar, an Amnesty International delegation called on the government to release all prisoners of conscience and stop arresting people for their peaceful dissent.

17 Oct 2003 description

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08 Aug 2003 description

Appeal Target: CHF 2,549,593
Programme Update No. 2;
Period covered: April to June 2003
The Federation's 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 180 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

Appeal coverage: 69%; See attached Contributions List for details.

Outstanding needs: CHF 783,414

05 Aug 2003 description
report UN General Assembly


Fifty-eighth session
Item 119 (c) of the provisional agenda*
Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the members of the General Assembly, the interim report prepared by Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, in accordance with Commission resolution 2003/12 and Economic and Social Council decision 2003/__ (see E/2003/23 (part I), chap. I, sect. B, draft decision 2).

21 May 2003 description

Appeal Target: CHF 2,549,593 (USD 1,868,518 or EUR 1,746,297)
Programme Update No. 1; Period covered: January to March, 2003

07 May 2003 description

The Federation's 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 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org
Appeal No. 01.30/2002;
Appeal target: CHF 4,909,189;

16 Apr 2003 description


Member States Reject Draft Resolutions on Situations in the Sudan, Zimbabwe
HR/CN/1036

(Reissued as received.)

GENEVA, 16 April (UN Information Service) -- The Commission on Human Rights adopted resolutions this afternoon expressing concern over human rights situations in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Turkmenistan, and Myanmar.

03 Apr 2003 description

(Washington DC, April 3, 2003)- Burma's army is using rape as a weapon of war against women from Burma's numerous ethnic groups. Recent international attention on rape by the army has focused on abuses against Shan women. But following a research mission by Refugees International (RI) to the Thai-Burmese border, RI was able to confirm that rape is widespread, affecting women from numerous ethnic groups. In its report titled No Safe Place: Burma's Army and the Rape of Ethnic Women, RI documented 43 rapes among women from the Karen, Karenni, Mon, Tavoyan and Shan ethnicities.

01 Apr 2003 description


HR/CN/1015
Independent Expert on Extreme Poverty Presents Report to Commission on Human Rights

(Reissued as received.)

GENEVA, 1 April (UN Information Service) -- The Commission on Human Rights carried on this afternoon with its annual debate over alleged abuses anywhere in the world, hearing a series of complaints that the discussion amounted to unfair finger-pointing by Western democracies at less-developed countries, and that the current war against Iraq made a mockery of any criticism of Iraq's domestic human rights record.

11 Feb 2003 description

News Release Issued by the International Secretariat of Amnesty International

11 Feb 2003 description

By Casey Kelso, Coordinator of the Coaliton to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers

24 Jan 2003 description

Advocate Veronika Martin and human rights lawyer Betsy Apple conducted an assessment mission to the Thai-Burmese border in September 2002.