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04 Mar 2011 description

Edited by Jennifer Erin Salahub

African Women on the Thin Blue Line explores how women in civil society and their female counterparts in the police are experiencing police reform processes in two conflict-affected African contexts: Liberia and Southern Sudan. It highlights the challenges of fully integrating a gender perspective into police reform as well as the many opportunities and strengths of such an approach. Two case-study chapters focus on the perspectives of Liberian and Southern Sudanese women themselves based on interviews and focus group discussions.

30 Nov 2010 description

Executive summary

The present study of UNDP, UNICEF, and UNFPA's engagement in post conflict and fragile situations challenges and opportunities for on-the-ground delivery, drawing on findings from the organisations programmes in Zimbabwe, Liberia, Sudan and Somalia.

30 Jan 2010 description

By Jina Moore / Correspondent / January 30, 2010

Zuluyee, Liberia; and Kailahun, Sierra Leone

The specialists know the warning signs. Analysts and scientists and field officers and academics spend years writing white papers, issuing reports and holding conferences, trying to provoke interest in issues that often seem arcane.

01 Dec 2009 description

Commission for Social Development
Forty-eighth session
3-12 February 2010
Item 3 of the provisional agenda*
Follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development and

02 Sep 2009 description

in the UN Press Briefing Room

Susan E. Rice
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

31 Aug 2009 description
report Xinhua

ACCRA, Aug 31, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Germany on Monday stated that peace and security should be viewed as the topmost priority for accelerated development in Africa.

Hans Christian Winkler, Deputy German Ambassador to Ghana, said: "Germany's policy towards Africa is value-based; its principles are respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law and peaceful resolution of conflicts.

"Yet Germany also has clearly defined interests.

22 Jul 2009 description

Action Against Hunger launches campaign urging the former VP to help end childhood deaths from acute malnutrition

New York, NY - Action Against Hunger announces the U.S. launch of an international grassroots initiative calling on Al Gore to make his next film about global hunger-a crisis that kills one child every six seconds. The No Hunger initiative, which began in Madrid, has gathered more than 64,000 signatures for a petition that will be presented to the former Vice President and Nobel Laureate this December at the climate change conference in Copenhagen.

16 May 2009 description
report African Union


Addis Ababa 16 May 2009 - « The cooperation ties achieved in recent years shows that the implementation of Chapter VIII of the UN Charter by both parties, has progressed positively", says the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Mr. Jean Ping, while presiding at a meeting with members of the United Nations Security Council, on Saturday 16 May 2009, at the headquarters of the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

21 Apr 2009 description
report World Bank
  • The Bank expands its food crisis facility to $2 billion to provide immediate relief to countries hard hit by food prices

    - Since last May, the facility has approved $916 million worth of projects in 31 countries; with nearly half of the funds supporting projects in Africa

    - The number of undernourished is now thought to exceed 1 billion

    When word got out earlier this year that cash could be earned to clear garbage, hoe fields or hack brush near Banga in Bong County, Liberia, the desperate stampeded.

    "People came rushing on us and we could not recruit them all," …

10 Mar 2008 description

The Icelandic National Committee for UNIFEM handed over US$1.4 million to Ms. Joanne Sandler, UNIFEM's Executive Director a.i., on International Women's Day, 8 March 2008, after a weeklong campaign to raise funds for the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, which is managed by UNIFEM. 'This is one of the most creative fundraising initiatives I have witnessed,' said Ms.

14 Dec 2007 description

Human Rights Council
MORNING 14 December 2007

Concludes Review, Rationalization and Improvement of the Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation on Human Rights in Sudan

13 Dec 2007 description

Human Rights Council
AFTERNOON 13 December 2007

The Human Rights Council this afternoon reviewed the mandates of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Liberia and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Sudan.

19 Sep 2006 description
report World Bank

Wolfowitz emphasizes need to help the world's poor by ending conflict, fighting disease and strengthening governance

16 May 2006 description


22 Mar 2006 description

Weekly Introduction:

Update of CPC Seasonal Outlooks at One-Month Lead: April-June 2006 Forecasts

Gulf of Guinea Region

The outlook for April-June 2006 Gulf of Guinea rainfall at one month lead shows a slight tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall over many areas in the Gulf of Guinea, including Liberia, eastern Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and along the coastal areas in Togo and Benin.

Northern Horn of Africa

05 May 2005 description

Presidents engaged in "very fruitful discussion," African leader declares

By Stephen Kaufman, Washington File White House Correspondent

Washington - President Bush welcomed Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo to the White House May 5, and the two leaders engaged in what Obasanjo later described as "a very fruitful discussion" concerning "the flashpoints in Africa and other areas where we are working together."

Shortly before the meeting, White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan said the talks were expected to focus on a range of bilateral and …

02 Feb 2005 description

By Peter Apps

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Africa's farmers have produced more than expected despite locust plagues and drought, but that is cold comfort to the continent's countless refugees with no cash to pay, or aid agencies whose funding has dried up.

"We are looking at a very serious situation," United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) spokesman Ramin Rafirasme, told Reuters from Senegal.

The WFP says it saw donations for Africa vanish almost completely in January, after the tsunami that devastated the Indian Ocean region, forcing it to cut back on how …

23 Nov 2004 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

DAKAR, 23 November (IRIN) - Diplomats and aid workers in West Africa worry that the renewal of conflict in Cote d'Ivoire could divert attention away from other urgent humanitarian needs in the region.

31 Oct 2004 description

DISCLAIMER: The following is a non-exhaustive selection of health-related events For a list of acronyms, please see the last page of this and WHO actions undertaken during the stated period in specific countries in update. which populations are experiencing crisis conditions. This has been compiled by WHO/Health Action in Crises (HAC/HQ), in consultation with relevant Country and Regional Offices.