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30 Jun 2011 description


The Staff Union and its Committee on the Security and Independence of the International Civil Service deplores the recent deliberate intimidatory actions directed at the United Nations staff by the Governments of the Sudan and Cambodia. Such actions represent a breach of the independence of the international civil service and undermine the ability of the United Nations to carry out its mission. This growing trend also undermines the fundamental principle that allows the Organization and its staff to operate.

11 Feb 2011 description

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Southern Sudan: Returnees attacked on their way south

IDPs travelling to Southern Sudan before and after the recent referendum on independence have faced difficulties during and after their journey. Between November 2010 and January 2011, around 200,000 Southern Sudanese IDPs living in the north returned to the south.

15 Mar 2010 description

For immediate release (Stockholm) Concerns about brewing 'arms races' in a number of regions of tension around the world are reflected in new data on international arms transfers published today by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

30 Jun 2000 description

‘Vulnerable Water’
Jose Hueb, WHO
Water, Sanitation and Health
Department of Protection of the Human Environment

Approximately 1.1 billion people globally do not have access to adequate supplies of clean drinking water and about 2.5 billion people have no access to adequate sanitation facilities. More than 2 billion people, most of them children, die annually from diarrhoeal diseases which are closely related to lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation.