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18 Mar 2013 description

By decision taken by Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala on 15 March, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted its humanitarian assistance funds for the first part of the year, totalling EUR 39.8 million, to people suffering from the world’s crises. This time, Finland targets humanitarian assistance to Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Earlier this year, EUR 3.5 million was already granted for the acute needs of the Syrian crisis.

29 Jan 2013 description
report UN News Service

28 janvier 2013 – Lors du Sommet de l'Union africaine, qui s'est tenu ce weekend à Addis-Abeba, en Éthiopie, le Secrétaire général Ban Ki-moon a appelé les dirigeants du continent à redoubler d'efforts en vue de faire sortir l'Afrique de la pauvreté et des violences récurrentes et d'accélérer son développement.

28 Jan 2013 description
report UN News Service

27 January 2013 – Speaking at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the continent's leaders to boost efforts to lift millions out of poverty and end recurrent cycles of violence to accelerate development in the region.

05 Dec 2012 description

The Security Council in December planned to intensify its focus on the Sahel, particularly the crisis in Mali, along with continued consideration of a range of situations around the world, the Permanent Representative of Morocco said as he briefed correspondents at Headquarters on the programme of work for his country’s presidency of the body.