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31 Dec 2006 description

Conor Lenihan TD, Minister of State for Irish Aid, today announced important funding for on-going humanitarian emergencies.

31 Dec 2006 description
report World Bank

Par Mademba Ndiaye, Chargé des communications. Article extrait du magazine "Les Échos de la Banque mondiale". Numéro 6 - Décembre 2006

Ahmedou Ould Abdallah est un diplomate comme en rencontre rarement. Lorsqu'il parle en public, il ne mâche pas ses mots et le titre, un tantinet provocateur, de la dernière étude en date publiée par son bureau le prouve : « Y a-t-il une vie après le Palais présidentiel » ! Bien loin du traditionnel langage « onusien » !

22 Dec 2006 description

Over the next few years the Netherlands will give extra support to provide children in emergencies with education. Agnes van Ardenne, the Minister for Development Cooperation, has entered into an agreement to this effect with the UN Children's Fund Unicef. A €166 million contribution will be used to support a Unicef programme that aims to provide 25 million children and young people in 40 countries with a better education and a more promising future.

The programme will enable 10 million children who are currently deprived of any form of education whatsoever to return to school.

22 Dec 2006 description
report UN Security Council

SG/SM/10813, SC/8923

Following is the text of remarks today by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the Security Council:

Thank you, Mr. President, for those very kind words. And thank you also for proposing the resolution that the Council has just passed -- by which, needless to say, I am deeply honoured.

Barring unforeseen crises in the next nine days -- which in this Council, of all places, one should never rule out -- this will be my last meeting with you as Secretary-General.

18 Dec 2006 description

The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

15 Dec 2006 description

YOKOHAMA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed an aid package totalling JPY 930 million (US$8 million) from the Government of Japan to assist millions of vulnerable people affected by conflict, natural disasters and HIV/AIDS in five African countries and the occupied Palestinian territory.

15 Dec 2006 description
report Government of Japan

1.The Government of Japan has decided to extend food aid totaling 930 million yen through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to countries and regions in need of food in a fragile transitional stage. Notes to this effect were exchanged on December 15 (Fri) in Rome between Mr. Yuji Nakamura, Japanese Ambassador to Italy, and Ms.

15 Dec 2006 description

Rome, 15 December 2006 - A new film, Blood Diamond, focuses on how profits from the diamond industry fuelled Sierra Leone's brutal conflict in the 1990s -- a period when WFP food aid was a lifesaver for the thousands of civilians caught in the crossfire.

Paul Arès talks to WFP web writer Michelle Hough about his experiences as WFP regional manager for West Africa from 1997-2000.

When Paul Arès fell into conversation with diamond traders in hotel bars in Sierra Leone, they would tell him they dealt in "melons and bananas".

"They were referring to the colour …

13 Dec 2006 description
report Mercy Ships

Thanks to gift of books from "twin" school in Aberdeen Scotland

Aberdeen, Sierra Leone, 13 December 2006: School children in Aberdeen's Municipal School will be enjoying some educational reading material this coming year, thanks to a gift from Kingswells School in Aberdeen Scotland which has become a "twin school" to it's namesake.

Today, Mercy Ships Sierra Leone delivered the books to the Aberdeen Municipal School's Principal Ms.

13 Dec 2006 description


Foreign Minister of Sierra Leone Cites ‘Considerable Progress’ in Last Four Years, Commission’s Critical Role in Providing ‘Quick-Impact’ Interventions

PBC/9

Peacebuilding Commission
Sierra Leone configuration
3rd & 4th Meetings (AM & PM)

12 Dec 2006 description

Sommaire

Les épidémies de choléra ont refait surface dans la sous région. En novembre 2006, des cas de choléra ont été rapportés dans 5 pays de la sous région: le Sénégal, la Guinée, la Côte d'Ivoire, la Sierra Léone, et le Libéria. La résurgence de la poliomyélite constitue une préoccupation de santé publique au Niger, où 11 cas ont été signalés depuis le début de l'année.

Les disponibilités céréalières apparentes du Sahel au titre de la campagne 2005-2006 laissent présager de bonnes projections sur la situation alimentaire du Sahel.

12 Dec 2006 description

Final movement of registered IDPs

On 5 December the final convoy carrying 169 former IDPs completed the two-day journey to Lofa County, and brought to an end the IDP return movement. The group spent the night at the UNHCR transit centre in Gbarnga (Bong County) before proceeding to the districts of Voinjama, Kolahun and Foya.

08 Dec 2006 description

Freetown, 8 December 2006 - WFP helped feed victims throughout Sierra Leone's long-running civil war and it is contributing to recovery.

05 Dec 2006 description
report UN News Service

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today opened a major logistics hub in Ghana as it expands its network of depots to ensure that it can respond rapidly to simultaneous humanitarian emergencies around the world.

The new hub, located within the grounds of the international airport in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, will stock supplies such as high-energy biscuits, drinking water, drugs, medical equipment, sanitation and hygiene systems, and radio and telecommunications equipment.

Accra is the third such hub, known as a UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD), and follows the …

05 Dec 2006 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

DAKAR, 5 December (IRIN) - The United Nations and relief NGOs in West Africa have jointly asked donors for US $309 million in aid for 2007 to keep humanitarian projects rolling in the region's 16 poorest countries.

The appeal is made annually and covers the requirements for the agriculture, food, water, health and human rights projects overseen by the UN and all its partners.

The Consolidated Annual Appeal (CAP) covers the needs of the West African region, where 250 million people live in the landlocked …

05 Dec 2006 description

Dakar, 5 décembre 2006 : Les Nations Unies lancent ce mardi à Dakar un appel de fonds de 309 millions de dollars pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest afin de couvrir les besoins en aide humanitaire de cette région, l'une des plus pauvres du monde, pour 2007.

L'appel est destiné à couvrir les besoins humanitaires, tous secteurs confondus (agricole, alimentaire, eau, assainissement, santé, lutte contre les violences sexuelles, protection des enfants affectés par les conflits armés...) dans 16 pays de la sous région.

04 Dec 2006 description
report UN General Assembly


Elle demande à tous les États Membres de mettre en œuvre sans retard la Stratégie antiterroriste mondiale

AG/10544

Assemblée générale
64e et 65e séances plénières
matin et après-midi

04 Dec 2006 description
report UN General Assembly


Delegates also Take Action on Drafts Dealing with Conflict Diamonds, Culture of Peace, Cultural Property, HIV/AIDS

GA/10544

Sixty-first General Assembly
Plenary
64th & 65th Meetings (AM & PM)

By one of more than 15 resolutions and decisions adopted today as it took up the reports of its Sixth Committee (Legal), the General Assembly decided to establish an Ad Hoc Committee to consider criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission.