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31 Dec 2007 description

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By: Raeed Tayeh

The latest reports from different countries for 2007.

ETHIOPIA

In the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, 232 families with orphaned children were provided food baskets, just in time for Eid-ul-Fitr. This project was completed in cooperation with American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa (ARAHA).

PALESTINE

In the Gaza Strip, where things continue to go from bad to worse in one of the world's most densely populated areas, LIFE was able to provide food baskets to 500 families.

31 Dec 2007 description
report UN Security Council

I am writing with reference to the letter from the President of the Security Council addressed to the Secretary-General dated 31 May 2006 (S/2006/354), in which the Security Council informed your predecessor about the establishment of an ad hoc committee on mandate review to conduct the review of Security Council mandates called for by the Heads of State and Government in the 2005 World Summit Outcome Document (A/60/1) and to continue consideration of the recommendations contained in the report of the Secretary-General entitled "Mandating and delivering: analysis and recommendations …

28 Dec 2007 description

SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS

- Four French tourists killed in Mauritania

- An anti-tank mine exploded in southern Niger

- The Niger government warns against sabotage acts

- Hostages detained by rebels are to be released on 28 December

- Mali and Guinea make efforts to bring durable solutions to border conflict

- Agricultural production decrease in Cape Verde, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal

- Disarmament launched in Côte d'Ivoire

- Avian flu detected in Benin

- Future opening of an OHCHR office in West Africa

- Dear cost of living cause violent protests in …

21 Dec 2007 description
report UN Security Council

I have the honour to inform you that your letter dated 28 November 2007 (S/2007/753) concerning the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) has been brought to the attention of the members of the Security Council.

The members of the Council concur with your recommendation to extend the mandate of UNOWA for a further period of three years from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2010.

21 Dec 2007 description
report UN Security Council

I wish to refer to an exchange of letters between my predecessor and the President of the Security Council in November 2001 (S/2001/1128 and S/2001/1129) relating to the establishment of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA). I also wish to refer to an exchange of letters between my predecessor and the President of the Security Council in October 2004 (S/2004/797 and S/2004/858) relating to the extension of the mandate of UNOWA for three years, from 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2007, subject to a mid-term review.

21 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 36,634,285 (USD 32,767,696 or EUR 22,202,596) to fund the planned programmes that are to be implemented in 2008-2009.

Current context

The West and Central African zone is a diverse region comprising 24 countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo) and has an estimated population of 350 million people.

A …

21 Dec 2007 description
report UN News Service

The Security Council today extended for a final period of nine months the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL), during which the operation would take steps to progressively reduce its strength with a view to completing its mandate by next September.

In a resolution adopted unanimously by the 15-member body, the Council requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to submit a completion …

21 Dec 2007 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly
Sixty-second session
Agenda item 66 (a)
Promotion and protection of the rights of children

Security Council

21 Dec 2007 description
report UN General Assembly

Assemblée générale        
Soixante-deuxième année
Point 66 a) de l'ordre du jour
Promotion et protection des droits de l'enfant

Conseil de sécurité

20 Dec 2007 description


Funding Trends and Their Impact on Operations

As at 18 December 2007, WFP’s total needs to feed the 83 million people currently targeted for food assistance in 2007 are estimated to be over US$3.4 billion. As 2007 is coming to an end, country offices are now pre-positioning for 2008 requirements.

18 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 9,903,753 (USD 8,858,455 or EUR 6,002,275) to fund the planned programmes that are to be implemented in 2008-2009.

Current context

Sierra Leone has recently come out of a civil war that destroyed most of its infrastructure. The country is ranked the second country in the world (UNDP HDI, 2006).

18 Dec 2007 description

Dakar, 18 décembre 2007 : Les Nations Unies lancent ce mardi à Dakar un appel de fonds de 312 millions de dollars pour l'Afrique de l'ouest afin d'assurer le financement de projets d'assistance humanitaires pour 2008, dans cette partie du monde où se concentrent certains des pays parmi les plus pauvres de la planète.

L'appel humanitaire pour l'Afrique de l'ouest fait partie d'un appel global de 3,8 milliards de dollars, lancé le lundi 10 décembre 2007 à Genève par John Holmes, le Secrétaire général adjoint pour les affaires humanitaires, afin d'aider …

18 Dec 2007 description

(Dakar/New York: 18 December 2007): The United Nations launched on Tuesday an appeal requesting over $312 million in support of humanitarian activities in West Africa in 2008, in order to ensure humanitarian assistance for some of the poorest countries in the world.

The Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) for West Africa, launched on 10 December 2007 in Geneva by John Holmes, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, is a part of a global appeal for $3.8 billion that will allow humanitarians to assist 25 million people in 24 …

18 Dec 2007 description

Le rapport établi par l'ONU en 1996 et intitulé « Impact des con.its armés sur les enfants », largement connu sous le nom d'Étude Machel, a été le premier à appeler l'attention de la communauté internationale sur les problèmes auxquels sont confrontés les enfants en période de con.it armé. Dix ans après, il a été décidé de procéder à un examen stratégique pour évaluer les progrès réalisés et dé.nir les principales tâches restant à accomplir, et priorités à respecter, dans le programme pour les enfants et les con.its armés.

18 Dec 2007 description

Preface

The 1996 UN report "The Impact of Armed Conflict on Children", widely known as the Machel study, for the first time brought the issues faced by children in armed conflict to international attention. Ten years later, a strategic review has now been convened to assess progress and look forward to identify key challenges and priorities for the future of the Children and Armed Conflict Agenda.