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18 Aug 2016 description

The dialogue leading up to the WHS has cast a spotlight on humanitarian cash transfers. Significant global attention has centered on the role of cash transfers in bringing efficiency to the humanitarian system and improving outcomes for crisis-affected populations. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for cash-based programming to be the default method of support for affected populations1 , and various high-level panels2 have called for broad scale-up of cash transfers in humanitarian programming.

04 Jan 2013 description

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The Security Council would focus in January on comprehensive strategies to stamp out global terrorism and bolster the effectiveness of United Nations peacekeeping operations, the Permanent Representative of Pakistan, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency for the month, said today.

07 Aug 2012 description
report ACTED

FOCUS - MALI, a multi-faceted crisis


A day in Abala camp (Niger)

A food crisis looming over the most vulnerable families (Chad)

La crise alimentaire menace les familles vulnérables (Tchad)

Urgent action is still needed (Horn of Africa)

The rise of the cash based response (Somalia)

How farmers can double or triple their income (Uganda)

“All rain starts from just one drop” (Sudan)

Kitchen gardening as a source of income and food (CAR)

The first open-defecation free village (South Sudan)

06 Sep 2011 description
report ACTED

Contents / Sommaire

FOCUS: Central African Republic / FOCUS République Centrafricaine

ACTED’s intervention in CAR in four principles / L’intervention d’ACTED en 4 piliers

Cooperation is essential for efficient relief (DRC) / La coopération est essentielle pour la réussite des projets humanitaires (RDC)

The Libyan crisis causes mass migrant returns (Niger & Chad) / La crise libyenne provoque un retour massif des migrants (Niger & Tchad)

04 Jun 2010 description

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Stemming violence, boosting aid and building local capacity remained critical for the populations of Chad and Sudan, John Holmes, Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said today at Headquarters following his return from a mission to the two African countries.


03 Nov 2009 description

In January 2009, Caterpillar, the world's largest maker of construction equipment, teamed up with the World Food Programme Logistics via Friends of WFP USA. Caterpillar has agreed to donate US$1 million per year for five years for WFP to purchase and/or rent/ lease equipment from certified Caterpillar dealers globally.

28 Oct 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Fourth Committee
18th Meeting (AM)

In Some Parts of World, United Nations Has Met Hopes of Affected Populations, In Others, It Has Not, Overwhelmed by Tasks, Inappropriate Mandates, Weak Resolve

29 Sep 2009 description

Mariano Aguirre

The resignation of the UN commander in chief in Congo this year is indicative of the rising number of problematic UN peacekeeping missions. For peacemaking in complex environments to have a chance of succeeding, members of the UN Security Council will need to transcend their own national security and economic interests.

Last February 2009, the Spanish general Vicente Díaz de Villegas presented his resignation to the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) for the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC).

23 Aug 2009 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

03 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fourth session
Item 71 (b) of the provisional agenda*
Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights
questions, including alternative approaches for

23 Jul 2009 description
report ACTED

Flash News

ACTED in Pakistan

Distributions of hygiene and household kits to vulnerable IDPs in North West Frontier Province

ACTED in Pakistan, in cooperation with OFDA, has started a distribution of hygiene and household kits to IDPs living in public buildings and with host families in Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan and Swabi Districts. As to date ACTED has distributed 606 hygiene and 785 household kits. ACTED will proceed with the distribution in the coming weeks, eventually reaching 6,100 IDP families.

14 Jul 2009 description

Nominations requested for the CERF Advisory Group

The Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) has formally invited all Member States to nominate candidates to serve as new members on the Advisory Group of CERF. The Secretary-General will select new experts to serve on the Advisory Group from a range of partners and stakeholders, including Member States, nongovernmental organizations, international organizations, practitioners, and academic and research institutions.

29 Jun 2009 description
report UN Security Council


Conseil de sécurité
6153e séance – matin & après-midi

Les Secrétaires généraux adjoints aux opérations de maintien de la paix et à l'appui aux missions, M. Alain Le Roy et Mme Susana Malcorra, ont ouvert aujourd'hui au Conseil de sécurité un « Nouvel Horizon » pour les opérations de maintien de la paix, avec en point de mire une implication des pays contributeurs de troupes et d'éléments de police à tous les stades, de la conceptualisation des opérations, à leur retrait, en passant par leur planification, leur conduite et leur évaluation.

29 Jun 2009 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
6153rd Meeting (AM & PM)

Under-Secretaries-General Unveil Initiative to Help Form New 'Partnership Agenda'

With demand for United Nations peacekeeping continuing to grow, conflict situations becoming more complex and resources more scarce, the success of current and future operations depended on strengthening relationships between the Organization and its Member States, especially those providing troops and police, senior peacekeeping officials told the Security Council today.

22 Jun 2009 description

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today's noon briefing by Michèle Montas, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, and Enrique Yeves, Spokesperson for the General Assembly President.


On Haiti, the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, welcomed the second round of senatorial elections in Haiti, which took place yesterday. It said that the elections proceeded calmly in the nine departments in which they were held.

20 Jun 2009 description
report UN News Service

Senior United Nations officials marked World Refugee Day on Saturday with a call for greater efforts to protect the over 42 million people worldwide forced to flee violent conflict and persecution, many lacking basic humanitarian needs, such as shelter, clean water and food.

"The theme for this year's observance of World Refugee Day ¬¬- 'real people, real needs' - underscores how much refugees have lost and how much the humanitarian community must do to help them," said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a message for the Day.


29 May 2009 description

Following the commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of peacekeeping last year, this year's International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers placed special emphasis on the theme of "Women in Peacekeeping: the Power to Empower", Alain Le Roy, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, said at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon.