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30 Dec 2011 description

Executive Summary

The proliferation of intra-state conflicts in the post-Cold War era has led to a substantial increase in the number of United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations, resulting in the creation of forty-eight peacekeeping missions since 1990. The unprecedented challenges faced in the 1990’s – and in particular, the failures in Rwanda, Srebrenica, and Somalia – obliged the UN to revisit and rethink its peacekeeping strategies.

21 Dec 2011 description
report World Bank

Press Release No:2012/224/AFR

World Bank support paves way for better results in health, education, water, solid waste management

WASHINGTON, December 20, 2011 - The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank has today approved the second phase of the Decentralized Service Delivery Program (DSDP-2) worth US$26 million as additional support to the Government of Sierra Leone to scale up decentralized delivery of basic services.

20 Dec 2011 description
report Irish Aid

Ireland’s support to women’s empowerment in the dGender equality is both a human right and fundamental to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.

20 Dec 2011 description

Back from the brink

How does a country recover from a vicious civil war to deliver reforms which have seen it rise up the rankings in the World Bank’s doing business index less than a decade later?

The answer can be found in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where UK support is boosting business, increasing tax receipts and encouraging inward investment.

Cutting red tape

15 Dec 2011 description
report UN Women

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 16 December 2011.

A very good afternoon to you all. Let me say that it is indeed a very special honor to be here today with you all.

For me it is certainly an honor to be here, to have the opportunity to visit the facilities of the Center for Joint Peace Operations, and interact with people, like you — who have embraced the cause of peace, as the best way to ensure stability, trust and the development of our peoples.

15 Dec 2011 description


Ce document vise à contribuer à l'évaluation de la campagne agricole 2011 en Afrique de l'Ouest. Il se focalise sur la zone située entre les 20eme et 9eme parallèles Nord et qui va du Sénégal au Tchad, c'est-à-dire la zone la plus exposée a la sécheresse. L'analyse est baée sur l'évolution de l'Indice de Végétation dans les principales zones agricoles et concerne spécifiquement les cultures pluviales.

15 Dec 2011 description

Depuis 2008, lorsque le Centre de Genève pour le contrôle démocratique des forces armées (DCAF) a commencé à travailler sur la place du genre dans la transformation du secteur de la sécurité en Afrique de l’Ouest, il nous a souvent été demandé, par d’autres pays de la région, des informations sur le genre et la sécurité, comme des exemples de bonnes pratiques ou des lacunes devant être comblées. Dans la plupart des cas, cependant, ces informations n’étaient pas disponibles.

12 Dec 2011 description

Note by the Secretary-General

General Assembly
Nineteenth session
27 February-23 March 2012
Agenda item 2
Annual report of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for
Human Rights and the Secretary-General

09 Dec 2011 description
report Government of Togo

L’Australie s’est engagée à verser une contribution de 270 millions de dollars au Partenariat Mondial pour l’Éducation (PME) pour la période 2012-2015.Ce partenariat offre à des millions d’enfants des pays les plus pauvres de la planète, dont l’Afrique, la possibilité d’être scolarisés.

08 Dec 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Shimali Senanayake

NEW YORK, United States, 7 December 2011 – Education can play a key part in the prevention and transformation of violent conflicts. In an effort to investigate what role UNICEF can play to realize this mission, a team of researchers presented their global findings at a brown-bag discussion on Friday, titled “Education and Peacebuilding in Conflict-Affected Contexts.”

06 Dec 2011 description

Changes in Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods and Food Security in the Sahel and West Africa

A new study has found that the impacts of changing climatic conditions on the availability of natural resources, combined with population growth and weak governance, have led to greater competition over scarce resources and to changing migration patterns in the region.

Joint study calls for major investments in climate change adaptation to reduce the risk of conflict and forced migration