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28 Sep 2017 description
report United Nations

The Department of Field Support is pleased to announce that ten new contributors (Albania, Bangladesh, Canada, Italy, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Sri Lanka and Switzerland) have committed to provide contributions to the Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. These countries join Bhutan, Cyprus, India, Japan and Norway which have already contributed to the Trust Fund.

These contributions reinforce the Secretary-General’s clear commitment to putting the rights and dignity of victims first.

16 Apr 2015 description

Minister Yelich delivers Canadian statement at United Nations Security Council open debate on sexual violence in conflict

April 15, 2015 - New York City, New York - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), on behalf of the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced an additional $5.5 million to fight sexual and gender-based violence.

22 Mar 2013 description

This year, World Water Day (March 22) highlights the importance of international efforts to preserve and protect the world’s shared water resources.

The United Nations has declared 2013 the International Year of Water Cooperation. According to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon: ‘Water is central to the well-being of people and the planet, we must work together to protect and carefully manage this fragile, finite resource.’

07 Mar 2013 description
  • In the Democratic Republic of Congo, all samples from 2012 AFP cases have now been fully cleared, and confirm that the country has not reported a WPV case in over one year (the last reported WPV case had onset of paralysis on 20 December 2011).
  • Islamic scholars call for urgent action to complete polio eradication in Muslim communities: “Crippled children lead to a crippled Muslim Ummah” warned the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, at a meeting in Cairo this week of Muslim scholars from several countries.
18 Dec 2012 description
report European Union

Reference: IP/12/1392

Brussels, 18 December 2012

The European Union's Nobel Peace prize money will fund four projects under the EU Children of Peace initiative and details of the projects were announced today by Jose Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Commission.

The attribution of the award money to children affected by conflict was an unanimous decision of the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, the European Parliament Martin Schulz and of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy.

13 Dec 2012 description

Vienna, Austria, December 12, 2012. The Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), meeting in its 141st Session, has approved 22 loans and grants totaling nearly US$300 million to boost socio-economic development in 23 partner countries. The bulk of the public sector loans will co-finance projects aimed at enhancing the transportation and energy sectors of the recipient countries, as well as the agriculture, education and health sectors.

27 Nov 2012 description
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Strategy for Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence Globally

Posted by Carla Koppell, Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment on Monday, November 26th 2012

13 Jul 2012 description

Executive Summary The Conflict Pool is a funding mechanism for conflict prevention activities, managed jointly by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, DFID and the Ministry of Defence.
Based on case studies of Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), this evaluation of the Conflict Pool’s Official Development Assistance element assesses whether it has led to a coherent, strategic and effective UK approach to conflict prevention.

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21 Jun 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 20 juin 2012 - « Le Comité de suivi indépendant de l'Initiative pour l'éradication de la poliomyélite rapporte une information importante, à savoir que 2,7 millions d'enfants de six pays différents n'ont jamais reçu la moindre dose de vaccin contre la polio. C'est un véritable appel à l'action pour accélérer les efforts visant à atteindre ces enfants que l'on n'a jamais touchés », a déclaré M. Anthony Lake, Directeur général de l'UNICEF.

21 Jun 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 20 June 2012 – “The Independent Monitoring Board on progress with global polio eradication reports the significant finding that 2.7 million children in six countries have never been reached with a single polio vaccine. This is a clarion call to accelerate all efforts to reach these unreached children,” said Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF.

15 Jul 2011 description
report ACTED

Contents / Sommaire

3 ACTED Flash News

6 FOCUS Libya: on the front of recovery

9 The humanitarian hub

10 “Still a massive need”

12 A commitment to relief and to the communities in Pakistan

14 Innovations on tradition: providing safe drinking water to rural Afghanistan

16 Mitigating migration maladies in Tajikistan

17 Bridging gaps in reproductive health knowledge in Jordan

18 Fishing, come rain or shine (Indonesia)

20 Building a brighter future for youth (Sri Lanka)

22 Kalemie: United we stand (DRC)

03 May 2011 description
report Save the Children

Essays by Peter Singer, Rick and Kay Warren, Anne Mulcahy,
Jennifer Garner and others on why investments in maternal and child health care in developing countries are good for America

31 Dec 2010 description

Urgence, post-urgence, reconstruction, développement... Ces terminologies, évoquées quasi systématiquement pour décrire les contextes complexes de l'aide internationale par des acteurs très différents, présents ou non sur le terrain (médias, politiques, agences Onusiennes, ONG,...) sont des raccourcis qui ne correspondent souvent qu'à leur vision très partielle, pour ne pas dire partiale d'un périmètre circonscrit. Les situations de crise chronique évoluent parfois très rapidement.

15 Dec 2010 description

Five years ago, on 15 December 2005, the General Assembly established the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), a humanitarian fund with a grant component of up to US$450 million and a loan component of $50 million.

CERF provides funds rapidly so that UN humanitarian Agencies can jump-start critical operations and lifesaving programmes not yet funded through other sources.

CERF is funded by voluntary contributions by Member States and Observers, corporations, individuals and private organizations. Since March 2006, CERF has received pledges and contributions of nearly $2 …

15 Dec 2010 description
report UN General Assembly


Dans un contexte humanitaire marqué notamment par le tremblement de terre en Haïti et les inondations au Pakistan, comme l'on rappelé toutes les délégations, l'Assemblée générale a adopté aujourd'hui six résolutions sur la coordination de l'aide humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies, y compris l'assistance économique spéciale.

09 Dec 2010 description
report AlertNet

BANGKOK (AlertNet) - Aid agencies and donors are failing to take into account the relief and security needs of women displaced by disasters and conflicts, according to Elisabeth Rasmusson, secretary-general of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

For example, in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkwa province, cultural practices mean Pashtun women cannot be seen by men who are not family members.

21 Sep 2010 description
report AlertNet

By Nita Bhalla

NEW DELHI (AlertNet) - The aid community's emergency appeal system is "completely dysfunctional" -- most appeals are never met and millions of people are left with no relief in a disaster or conflict, economist Jeffrey Sachs said.

From Haiti's earthquake to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo to the floods in Pakistan, the full amount of money requested by the United Nations to help people after a crisis is rarely obtained.

Sachs, who is also the U.N.'s special advisor on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),