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30 Nov 2010 description

Introduction

In 2011, tens of millions of people will need emergency aid to survive. Conflicts and natural disasters have cut them off from their homes, their livelihoods, and access to essentials like drinking water and health care. They already suffer or are imminently threatened by malnourishment, disease, or violence. Most are poor people who have few if any means to cope with these traumas.

11 Nov 2010 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. The present eighth report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1894 (2009).

2. The adoption of resolution 1894 (2009) on 11 November 2009 was a fitting commemoration of 10 years of thematic action by the Security Council on the protection of civilians and a welcome manifestation of the ongoing commitment of the Council to that critical issue.

02 Nov 2010 description

Published on : 2 November 2010 - 1:52pm | By International Justice Tribune (IJT 116)

Commercially motivated pillage has taken on increasing importance in recent years as the illegal exploitation of natural resources has emerged as a primary means of financing conflict. But efforts to hold disreputable commercial actors responsible for war crimes or other serious human rights violations have been frustrated, frequently because of difficulties in proving corporate complicity.

16 Oct 2010 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/SHC/3981

Hears from 49 Speakers on Third Day of Debate; Nigeria : 'Investment in Children Is the Best Investment a Government Can Make'

From the reintegration of child soldiers to rural schools-on-wheels and the daily recital of a national pledge, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) was told today of the many ways in which Member States have been promoting and protecting the rights of children, in light of their respective socio-economic and cultural situations.

Representatives from 48 countries and one observer took the floor during a full-day …

29 Sep 2010 description

El Barómetro es un informe trimestral editado en castellano y catalán por el Programa de Conflictos y Construcción de Paz de la Escola de Cultura de Pau de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. El documento analiza los acontecimientos ocurridos en el mundo a lo largo del trimestre (julio – septiembre de 2010) a través de cinco apartados: conflictos armados, tensiones, procesos de paz, crisis humanitarias y dimensión de género en la construcción de la paz.

29 Sep 2010 description
report United Nations

Executive Summary

Women from civil society and senior UN leaders in conflict-affected countries participated in 25 dialogues on conflict resolution and peacebuilding in June, July and August 2010.

17 Sep 2010 description

It was a pledge heard around the world. After a century which brought unprecedented gains in such areas as national freedoms and medical and scientific advances, but which also produced two world wars, the atomic bomb and unspeakable daily conditions for hundreds of millions of people, the world's nations decided there should be a better way of living together.

At the "dawn of a new millennium" 189 countries met in New York in September 2000 and agreed a United Nations Millennium Declaration, a sweeping document which pledged to erase the 'scourge of war', combat …

08 Sep 2010 description

COMMITTEE ON WORLD FOOD SECURITY

Thirty-sixth Session

Rome, 11-14 and 16 October 2010

POLICY ROUNDTABLE

I. CHALLENGES

1. The issue of protracted crises and their food security implications have not received appropriate attention in the development discourse. This year's State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI) focuses on countries in protracted crisis, with the key findings from the report presented in this note.

03 Sep 2010 description

Introduction

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.

02 Sep 2010 description

Highlights of Turkey's September presidency of the Security Council included a summit on the maintenance of peace and security, which expected to hear from Heads of State and Government, and a high-level review of cooperation in counter-terrorism, the country's Ambassador told journalists this afternoon.

The country's second Council presidency of its current tenure promised to be a challenging one, given the fact that there were one or more meetings every day except during the high-level opening of the General Assembly, Ambassador Ertu=F0rul Apakan said at a Headquarters …

09 Aug 2010 description

Genève (CICR) - Pour célébrer l'anniversaire des Conventions de Genève le 12 août, le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) lance une nouvelle base de données dans le cadre de l'importante étude menée par l'institution sur le droit international humanitaire coutumier.

Élaborée en association avec la Croix-Rouge britannique, cette base de données devrait servir de référence juridique dans les conflits armés internationaux et non internationaux et être notamment utilisée par les tribunaux et les organisations internationales.

09 Aug 2010 description

News release 10/140

Geneva (ICRC) - To mark the 12 August anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is launching a new database of the organization's major study of customary international humanitarian law.

Developed in association with the British Red Cross, the database is designed to be used as a legal reference in international and non-international armed conflicts, including by courts, tribunals and international organizations.

30 Jun 2010 description

UNEP’s Disasters and Conflicts sub-programme is comprised of four operational pillars: post-crisis environmental assessment, post-crisis environmental recovery, disaster risk reduction and environmental cooperation for peacebuilding.

10 May 2010 description
report Human Rights Watch

Des engagements concrets sont nécessaires pour renforcer la Cour pénale internationale

(New York, le 10 mai 2010) - Les états parties à la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) devraient utiliser la conférence de révision qui se tiendra prochainement à Kampala, en Ouganda, pour faire avancer la justice dans les affaires de crimes internationaux les plus graves, a déclaré Human Rights Watch dans un rapport publié aujourd'hui. Human Rights Watch a appelé les états parties à mettre à profit les préparatifs et les débats de la conférence, ainsi qu'à prendre des engagements de …

10 May 2010 description
report Human Rights Watch

(New York) - Member states of the International Criminal Court (ICC) should use the upcoming review conference in Kampala, Uganda to push forward justice for the worst international crimes, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

27 Apr 2010 description

Highlights

Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices - directly affect the nutritional status especially of children under two years of age and, ultimately, have an impact on child survival. Appropriate and timely support for infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices in emergency situation can save life, ICYF practices have been investigated by ACF, UNICEF and UNHCR in Côte d'Ivoire, Uganda and Syria. The newly revised indicator list was applied by SC-UK in Afghanistan and in the Gaza strip of the occupied Palestinian territory.

31 Mar 2010 description

UNEP’s Medium Term Strategy (MTS) for 2010-2013 designates “Disasters and Conflicts” as one of the organization’s six priority areas of work. The 2010-2011 UNEP Programme of Work accordingly includes a dedicated Disasters and Conflicts sub-programme, which is comprised of four operational pillars: post-crisis environmental assessment, postcrisis environmental recovery, disaster risk reduction and environmental cooperation for peacebuilding.