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30 Sep 2010 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

Sixty-first session

Geneva, 4-8 October 2010

30 September 2010

This update presents some examples of challenges, progress and new developments in global programmes and partnerships since the last strategic overview presented to the 47th meeting of the Standing Committee in March 2010. A more comprehensive report will be provided in the forthcoming Global Appeal 2011 Update.


03 Sep 2010 description


In one dreary morning, I, the pupil of kindergarten #2, became an IDP; to be more specific, I was forced to become an IDP. In several hours, I lost my friends, home and happy childhood. I experienced the horror of hunger and cold. At age of 6, I realized words "peace" and "bread". The vision of endless flow of people worn out from hunger and cold and the taste of a piece of bread I clutched in my fist will never fade from my memory.

04 Jan 2010 description


Some 400 elementary school students in Mirpurkhas District, Sindh Province, are learning about peace and conflict resolution with support from Church World Service.

The youngsters are learning about democracy, tolerance, cultural understanding, and gender equality, developing skills to help them analyze local problems and how best to resolve them without violence--all critical tools for their futures in their war-torn country.

Schools and surrounding communities are partnering with CWS in getting the peace curriculum started, and local interest and energy in the project …

27 Oct 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Fourth Committee
17th Meeting (AM)

Multiplication of Operations Requires Thorough Reflection on Where, When, Why, How United Nations Should Resort to Peacekeepers, Committee Hears

09 Jul 2009 description


This report is submitted to the European Parliament and the Council in compliance with the reporting requirement set out in Article 23 of Regulation (EC) N=B01717/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council of 15 November 2006 establishing an Instrument for Stability (the IfS Regulation). This article states:

'The Commission shall examine progress achieved in implementing the measures undertaken pursuant to this Regulation and shall submit to the European Parliament and the Council an annual report on the implementation of the assistance.

08 Apr 2009 description


Le présent document est le deuxième programme indicatif (PI) pluriannuel pour le volet à long terme (article 4) de l'instrument de stabilité (IdS).

06 Feb 2009 description

GENEVA, February 6 (UNHCR) - A cosmopolitan mix of women from the corporate and humanitarian aid fields gathered in Geneva on Friday to discuss the empowerment of displaced woman through livelihoods.

More than 30 people from around the world attended the half-day "Worlds of Women Coming Together" meeting, co-organized by the UN Refugee Agency and Women's International Networking. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, general secretary of the World YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association), gave the keynote address.

Other speakers gave presentations on empowering refugee women …

03 Dec 2008 description

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The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court this afternoon said that, while the Sudanese Government had not cooperated at all with his indictment of Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, he was confident that the Sudanese President would be held to account.

"I never lose my cases," Luis Moreno-Ocampo said during a Headquarters news conference this afternoon. "Realistically I think he will …

07 Oct 2008 description


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.

Before taking your questions, let me make some brief opening statement.

First, in the context of the global financial crisis, I would like to call your attention to the closing of the General Debate and the remarkable success of our two High-Level Events on the Millennium Development Goals and African Development Needs. Everyone has felt the earthquake on Wall Street. But it has not shaken our resolve. Banks may be failing. But the world's bottom billion can bank on us.

27 Aug 2008 description

The Federal Council has approved an additional credit of CHF 9 million as aid to the Caucasus (CHF 2m) and for direct humanitarian aid programmes plus contributions to the World Food Programme (CHF 7m).

15 Aug 2008 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.

08 Jun 2007 description

Noting our mutual commitment to an international order based on effective multilateralism, the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Presidency of the Council of the European Union reaffirm their determination to work together in the area of crisis management and have agreed on the following statement :

1. The United Nations and the European Union are united by the premise that the primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security rests with the United Nations Security Council, in accordance with the United Nations Charter.

13 Sep 1999 description

I. The Landmine Problem Today
II. Determining the Extent of the Problem: Surveys and Assessments
III. Mine Clearance Efforts
IV. Mine Awareness Efforts
V. Mine Action Coordination
VI. Planning Mine Action for a Mine-Free World
Prepared for the Meeting of the Standing Committee of Experts on Mine Clearance
Geneva - 13-15 September 1999
by Norwegian People's Aid, Mine Action
Thematic Coordinator for Landmine Monitor