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08 Sep 2009 description

The Swiss Campaign to Ban Landmines is delighted to announce the launch of an advocacy kit on gender and mine action.

This kit has been developed as a tool to empower local women's grass roots organisations wishing to advocate for gender mainstreaming in mine action in seven (7) countries: Colombia, Croatia, Lebanon, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Yemen.

Existing research indicates that local women's grass roots organisations hold vital information about women, girls, boys and men in mine affected communities.

21 Oct 2008 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-third General Assembly
First Committee
13th & 14th Meetings (AM & PM)

'For Every African, There Are Seven Illicit Bullets and Three Guns Targeted At Him or Her', Says Speaker; Two Drafts Introduced, One on Arms Trade Treaty

01 Feb 2007 description

Safe, fresh food for city dwellers

1 February 2007, Rome - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has opened a new front in its battle against hunger and malnutrition - in the world's cities where most of global population growth is set to take place over the next decades.

"Urban agriculture" may seem a contradiction, but that is what FAO is supporting as one element in urban food supply systems in response to the surging size of the cities of the developing world - and to their fast-advancing slums - according to Alison Hodder, senior horticulturist with …

19 Jun 2003 description
report Direct Relief

Member Organization Direct Relief's Thomas Tighe identified as spokesperson

26 Mar 2001 description

Colombia - For the past 50 years Colombia has suffered from an internal conflict involving the Colombian Armed Forces, guerrilla groups, and paramilitary forces, which frequently operate with active support from the country's military. The conflict has escalated over the last decade, particularly affecting civilians whose rights are abused by all parties involved. Killings and massacres, or the threat of massacre, have driven people from their homes. The U.N. estimates that at least 1.4 million people are uprooted within Colombia. Some 75% are women and children.

27 Nov 2000 description
report UN General Assembly

Continuing its debate on strengthening the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, the General Assembly this afternoon adopted, without a vote, a resolution on international cooperation and coordination for the human and ecological rehabilitation and economic development of the Semipalatinsk region (Kazakhstan). By the terms of that text, it stressed the need for extra efforts in solving problems with regard to the region and its population.