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14 Jun 2012 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2011.

In brief Examples of the CBF impact (more in annex):

Red Cross society of China, Hennan Province

After only two years of implementation of Intensified Capacity Building (ICB) in Hennan Province, the branch has recorded impressive achievements:

• The new structure benefitted 7,000 people through sustainable services

• Grassroots Red Cross organisations have increased from 90 to 3,100

• The number of volunteers increased from 10,000 to 30,000, and staff from 100 to 8,000

23 Sep 2011 description
report UN News Service

22 September 2011 – Conventions and protocols on human rights and the environment continued to receive widespread support from Member States on the third day of the annual United Nations event aimed at promoting greater participation in global treaties and international law.

12 Oct 2010 description

Recent releases of thousands of child soldiers showed that that attention to the plight of children in armed conflict had made an impact, but stronger action was needed to deal with persistent violators, sexual violence and reintegration, the top United Nations official on the issue said this afternoon.

Ahead of her presentation to the General Assembly's Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) tomorrow, Radhika Coomaraswamy, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, said that the Security Council's listing of armed groups that …

03 Sep 2010 description

Human Rights Council

Fifteenth session

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

I. Introduction


30 Jun 2010 description

MAG and CWMD - MAG uses the term Conventional Weapons Management and Disposal (CWMD) to refer to its work in support of weapons and ammunition disposal and security.

This includes dealing with Small Arms and Light Weapons, as well as items such as aircraft bombs, large calibre artillery, mortar ammunition and rockets. The term also reflects the different roles that MAG takes on within this sector, from direct clearance activities and Physical Security and Stockpile Management, to capacity building and training.

04 Dec 2009 description

Paper presented by the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers at the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Rehabilitation and Reintegration of War-Affected Children

22-23 October 2009 - Brussels, Belgium


14 Oct 2009 description

In a preview of her annual report (document A/64/254), set for presentation to the General Assembly's Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict acknowledged the momentum that the Organization had built over the past year to protect the rights of boys and girls enduring armed conflicts around the globe.

Radhika Cooomaraswamy told reporters gathered at a Headquarters press conference that headway was …

06 Oct 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-fourth General Assembly
14th & 15th Meetings (AM & PM)

Assembly Also Decides to Convene High-Level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation in Nairobi, from 1 to 3 December

In the General Assembly today, Member States threw their support behind the Secretary-General's push to inject multilateralism with the renewed vigour it needs to combat today's global crises.

16 Sep 2009 description

Human Rights Council
16 September 2009

Hears Statement by the Federal Minister for Human Rights of Pakistan

The Human Rights Council this morning concluded its general debate on the High Commissioner's update on the situation of human rights around the world and held an interactive dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and armed conflict. It also heard an address by the Federal Minister for Human Rights of Pakistan.

30 Jun 2009 description


El "Barómetro" es un informe trimestral editado en castellano, catalán y en inglés por el Programa de Conflictos y Construcción de Paz de la Escola de Cultura de Pau de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, que analiza los acontecimientos ocurridos en el mundo a lo largo del trimestre (abril-junio de 2009) a través de cinco apartados: conflictos armados, tensiones, procesos de paz, crisis humanitarias y dimensión de género en la construcción de la paz.

24 Jun 2009 description

United Nations, New York - "If sexual violence is not fully addressed in ceasefires and peace processes, there will be no peace for women," said former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland at a United Nations high-level meeting on peace negotiations that convened this week in New York.

Egeland, along with eminent mediators, experts and women's rights advocates, came together from 22-24 June to address, for the first time, one of the most neglected aspects of conflict resolution: how to address conflict-related sexual violence in peace …

02 Mar 2009 description
Burundi + 18 others
Water and war

Neutral and independent humanitarian action

12 Feb 2008 description
report Human Rights Watch

Harsher Measures Needed to Discourage the Use of Child Soldiers in Armed Conflict

(New York, February 12, 2008) - The UN Security Council should impose sanctions against government and rebel forces that persist in using child soldiers, Human Rights Watch said today. The Security Council is holding an open debate today on children and armed conflict.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has identified 58 governments and armed groups that recruit and use child soldiers in violation of international law.

01 Sep 2007 description

Burundi's political crisis deepened with attacks on politicians' homes and stalled peace talks between the government and the country's last active rebel group, the Palipehutu-FNL. Insecurity deteriorated further in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with significant troop movements and clashes in the east. In Bangladesh, student anti-government protests turned violent and curfews were imposed in six cities. Tensions between Georgia and Russia soared as a guided missile fell near South Ossetia and the two neighbours traded sharp accusations.

01 Aug 2007 description
  • summarises briefly developments during the previous month in some 70 situations of current or potential conflict, listed alphabetically by region, providing references and links to more detailed information sources (all references mentioned are hyperlinked in the electronic version of this bulletin);

    - assesses whether the overall situation in each case has, during the previous month, significantly deteriorated, significantly improved, or on balance remained more or less unchanged;

    - alerts readers to situations where, in the coming month, there is a particular risk of new or …

06 Feb 2007 description

Opening statement - Mr. Kari Tapiola
Executive Director,
Standards and Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Sector

27 Nov 2006 description
report Human Rights Watch

16 Parties Persist in Recruiting Minors

(New York, November 27, 2006) - The 14 armed groups and two governments that refused repeated UN demands to stop using child soldiers should be subject to sanctions, Human Rights Watch said today.