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09 Jul 2014 description
  • Torrential rains impacted coastal Cote D’Ivoire during the past week.

  • An increase in rain was observed across dry areas in northwestern Ethiopia and southeastern Sudan

1) Heavy and above-average rains since May have oversaturated the grounds of southern Mali and lead to rainfall surpluses greater than 200% of normal in some locations. With heavy rain forecast during the next outlook period, the risk for new flooding across the region will be increased.

04 Dec 2013 description
report African Union


L’Organe central du Mécanisme pour la prévention, la gestion et le règlement des conflits a tenu sa 87 ème session ordinaire au niveau des ambassadeurs à Addis-Abéba, en Ethiopie, le mercredi 4 décembre 2002. La session s’est déroulée sous la présidence de l’ambassadeur Baso Sangqu, représentant permanent de l’Afrique du Sud auprès de l’Union africaine, et en présence du Président intérimaire de la Commission de l’Union africaine, M. Amara Essy.

15 Jul 2013 description
report CGIAR

Efforts to transform agriculture in Africa have received a boost as researchers met under the Support for Agricultural Research and Development of Strategic Crops (SARD-SC)’s event, “Partners, Possibilities and Prospects,” on 15 July 2013 at the 6th African Agricultural Science Week in Accra to draw more support from partners into project.

The SARD-SC project will raise the productivity of maize, cassava, wheat, and rice by 20% in twenty selected countries in Africa.

21 Jun 2012 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
6789th Meeting (AM)

Generals from Missions in Africa, Haiti, Middle East Address Range Of Issues, Including Civilian Protection, Training Standards, Clarity of Mandates

05 Mar 2012 description
report CGIAR

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$ 63.24 million fund package for the implementation of a 5-year project dubbed “Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops in Africa” (SARD-SC).

The SARD-SC is a research, science, and technology development initiative aimed at enhancing the productivity and income derived from cassava, maize, rice, and wheat – four of the six commodities that African Heads of States, through the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program, have defined as strategic crops for Africa.

25 Jan 2012 description

Côte d’Ivoire needed $173 million in humanitarian aid for the millions of people still struggling to survive since post-election violence rocked the West African nation in late 2010, a senior United Nations relief official said this afternoon.

05 Dec 2011 description

Assembly of States Parties

Tenth session

New York, 12-21 December 2011

I. Introduction

  1. The present report provides an overview of the activities of the International Criminal Court (the “Court”) during the period 11 October 2010 to 3 October 2011.

01 Dec 2011 description

The upcoming meeting of the States parties to the International Criminal Court (ICC) — to be held at the United Nations from 12 to 21 December — would be pivotal in determining whether gaps between the aspirations of the Rome Statute, which established the Court, and its actual delivery of justice could be closed, representatives of an international non-governmental organization advocating for a fair, effective and independent Court said in a Headquarters press conference today.

10 Oct 2011 description
report Logistics Cluster

Each week the Global Logistics Cluster Support Cell (GLCSC) provides an operational update of the activities of Logistics Clusters/Sectors in the field, together with the details of the latest publications on the Logistics Cluster website. The GLCSC is housed in the Logistics Division of the UN World Food Programme, the Global Logistics Cluster Lead. It is comprised of a diverse, multi-skilled group of logisticians drawn from ACF, Care International, WFP, WVI, and MSB (formerly SRSA).

05 Oct 2011 description

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Saying she expected a “good ride” for the Security Council this month, U. Joy Ogwu (Nigeria), its President for October, today outlined a programme of work comprising a varied mix of both new and routine agenda items.

15 Jul 2011 description

"In the first half of July, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) briefed the informal Security Council Expert Group on the Protection of Civilians on the issues pertaining to the protection of civilians in Cote d'Ivoire (8 July) and in Darfur (13 July).

On the basis of information received from humanitarian and human rights actors in the field and at the headquarters, OCHA raised the following key protection concerns:

In Cote d'Ivoire:

02 Jul 2011 description
report UN General Assembly


Assemblée générale Soixante-cinquième session 106e séance plénière – matin

Vers 8 heures ce matin, peu après la clôture des travaux de sa Cinquième Commission (chargée des questions administratives et budgétaires), l’Assemblée générale a approuvé* la recommandation visant à allouer plus de 7 milliards de dollars au financement des 13 opérations de maintien de la paix.

02 Jul 2011 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-fifth General Assembly
106th Meeting (AM)

Agrees One-Time Supplemental Payment of $85 Million for Troop-Contributing Countries, Seeks Creation of Advisory Group to Consider Their Reimbursement Rates

In the early hours of the morning today, the General Assembly, acting on the recommendations of its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary), adopted a peacekeeping budget of more than $7 billion for the period from 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012.

01 Jul 2011 description
report African Union

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea 30 June 2011-The African Union Commission Chairperson Dr Jean Ping today said the popular uprisings in North Africa should be seen as an opportunity for AU member states to renew their commitment to the AU agenda for democracy and governance and to implement socio economic reforms that are demanded by their people.

Furthermore, the Commission underscored the importance of achieving peace, saying there could be no development otherwise.

23 Jun 2011 description

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (the HD Centre) is pleased to announce the new 2010 Annual Report.

The Annual Report provides a review of some of the HD Centre’s projects and an introduction to some of the people who have contributed to the success of that work.

From the peace process in Mindanao, to humanitarian mediation in Darfur, and advising on election dispute resolution in Somaliland, the annual report presents tangible evidence of where the HD Centre’s strengths – independence, impartiality and flexibility – are having the greatest impact.

21 Jun 2011 description
report UN Foundation

Submitted by Meril Cullinan on June 20, 2011

Today is World Refugee Day – a day to honor the nearly 50 million displaced people around the world. We’re proud to support the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) – which works to provide refugee families with food, water, and shelter. And we’re proud of our supporters, who have helped us send more than 1 million nets over the last few years to protect refugees in Africa from malaria.

09 Jun 2011 description

Strong political decisions were needed to ensure the execution of the International Criminal Court warrants for the arrest of President Omer al-Bashir of Sudan and other powerful Government figures, Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said at a Headquarters press conference today.

27 May 2011 description
report G8
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G8 Summit of Deauville - May 26-27, 2011

1. The G8 and Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa, and the African Union Commission, highlight the importance of an enhanced partnership between the G8 and Africa. Africa is on the move, and is becoming a new pole for global growth, even if challenges to be addressed remain, particularly in the least developed countries. The G8 and Africa stand side-by-side during this key time of change.

26 May 2011 description
report African Union
  1. The members of the Security Council of the United Nations (UNSC) and the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AUPSC) held their 5th consultative meeting at the Headquarters of the African Union, in Addis Ababa, on 21 May 2011.

26 May 2011 description
report African Union
  1. Les membres du Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies et du Conseil de paix et de sécurité de l'Union africaine (CPS‐UA) ont tenu leur 5ème réunion consultative au siège de l'Union africaine, à Addis Abéba, le 21 mai 2011.