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05 Jul 2014 description

The Government of Rwanda, spearheading an African Union-led initiative, and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) have signed an agreement aimed at providing at least EUR 50 million (approx. USD 70 million) within an Africa-wide resource mobilization initiative. The initiative will finance improved access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Africa. The agreement was signed on the fringes of the 23rd AU Summit held from 26-27 June 2014 In Malabo (Equatorial Guinea).

19 Mar 2014 description

Vienna, Austria, March 18, 2014. Meeting in its 146th Session, the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved financing of nearly US$264 million to boost socio-economic development in over 30 partner countries. Of the new commitments, over US$193m will support 10 public sector loans and nine grants. The bulk of the public sector funding will co-finance agriculture, transportation, education, energy, health and water supply and sanitation projects.

18 Sep 2009 description

Assemblée générale
Soixante-quatrième session
Points 34 et 142 de l'ordre du jour provisoire*
étude d'ensemble de toute la question des opérations
de maintien de la paix sous tous leurs aspects
Aspects administratifs et budgétaires du financement
des opérations de maintien de la paix
des Nations Unies

Conseil de sécurité

18 Sep 2009 description

General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session
Items 34 and 142 of the provisional agenda*
Comprehensive review of the whole question of
peacekeeping operations in all their aspects
Administrative and budgetary aspects of the
financing of the United Nations peacekeeping
operations

Security Council

03 Jul 2009 description
report African Union

Adopted by the Thirteenth Ordinary Session of the Assembly in Sirte, Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya on 3 July 2009

The Assembly,

1. TAKES NOTE of the Report of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) on its activities and the state of peace and security in Africa, including the report of the Panel of the Wise;

2.

17 Jun 2009 description

New York, 17 June 2009

Desertification and land degradation affect one third of the Earth's surface, threatening the livelihoods, well-being and development of as many as 1 billion people. Faced with long periods of drought, famine and deepening poverty, many have only one option: flight from the land. There are already an estimated 24 million environmentally induced migrants.

12 May 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, USA, 12 May 2009 - UNICEF is one of a wide range of development partners in the UN, academic, non-governmental and private sectors that today called on the world's governments to invest more in life-saving vitamins and minerals to prevent illness, blindness and mental disorders that result from vitamin deficiencies.

Released at the start of the 2009 Micronutrient Forum in Beijing, the partners' report emphasizes the need for improved delivery of fortified food and supplements.

30 Oct 2008 description

Executive summary

The Eastern Africa Zone covers 14 National Societies (NS) - Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The Zone has four country representations in Somalia, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia and two Sub Zones covering the Indian Ocean Islands and East Africa countries.

The Eastern Africa Zone continues to experience major disasters which claim many lives, destroy property and erode the already weak livelihoods of the communities affected.

28 Nov 2007 description

WASHINGTON, DC - The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) on Wednesday welcomed US$29 million in contributions from the US government in November to assist refugees and other people affected by humanitarian crises in seven African and Asian countries.

"Consistent generosity from the US government enables WFP to reach the most vulnerable people who are struggling each day to feed their families." said Jordan Dey, WFP Director of US Relations.

16 May 2007 description
report UN News Service

Although global cereal production is expected to reach record levels this year, at least 33 countries are forecast to face serious difficulties, largely because of conflict, economic struggles or bad weather, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today.

28 Feb 2007 description

Production céréalière excédentaire... Mais quelques défis en matière de sécurité alimentaire

1. Une situation alimentaire globalement bonne

La saison hivernale 2006 a été globalement satisfaisante en dépit des poches de sécheresse et des arrêts précoces de pluies observés dans certaines zones du Sahel. Ainsi, le Sahel a enregistré une production brute céréalière record en 2006/07 de 15.062.600 tonnes, soit une hausse de 3% comparativement à celle de 2005/06 et de 19% en comparaison à la moyenne des 5 dernières années (2001-2005).

07 Mar 2006 description

LONDON, March 7 (Reuters) - Hunger and starvation among African children could be eliminated for $5 billion, the head of the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

30 Nov 2005 description


THE SECRETARY-GENERAL FOREWORD TO THE HUMANITARIAN APPEAL 2006
The past year has been a wretched one for millions of disaster victims. It dawned with the Indian Ocean tsunami, saw a hurricane season unrivalled in living memory strike the Americas, and included South Asia’s devastating earthquake. Through it all, other tragic crises persisted in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Like never before, the year stretched and tested the capabilities of aid agencies, and the will of survivors.

25 Feb 2005 description
report Oxfam

While the worlds richest countries have given millions of dollars to ensure that the UN appeal for the tsunami is funded, their response to the world's 15 other biggest emergencies has been stingy, said international agency Oxfam, today.

Barbara Stocking, Director of Oxfam Great Britain, said: "The tsunami has shown that when the world wants to deal with a humanitarian crisis it can mobilise massive resources and save lives. So far the global response to world's other emergencies has been stingy in comparison.

03 Dec 2002 description

James T. Morris, Executive Director World Food Programme
STATEMENT TO THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL
New York