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01 Jul 2011 description
report Conflict Dynamics

Executive Summary

Across the globe, a dramatic gap exists between efforts and outcomes in realizing accountability for grave violations against children in situations of armed conflict. This report illustrates the “accountability gap” and presents practical opportunities for advancing efforts to achieve more effective accountability.

16 May 2011 description

Nwanze to present ‘Diaspora Investment in Agriculture’ at Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Global Diaspora Forum

Rome and Washington, May 16: The United States Department of State and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will unveil this week in Washington, DC a new joint initiative to assist the flow of investment from international migrants to reduce rural poverty and boost food security in their home countries.

31 Mar 2011 description

Foreword by Foreign Secretary William Hague

I am delighted to introduce the 2010 Human Rights Command Paper. Our coalition government is determined to strengthen the human rights work of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as part of our commitment to a foreign policy that has the practical promotion of human rights as part of its irreducible core.

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.

16 Oct 2010 description
report UN General Assembly


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 …

13 Oct 2010 description

Authors: Steve Wiggins, Julia Compton and Sharada Keats

The issue of rising food prices came to international attention in early 2008. This document answers the following questions about the crisis and responses to it:

  • What has happened to food prices and why?
  • Why are food prices important & where can we find them?
  • How have countries and the international community responded?
  • The future

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.

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.

13 Apr 2010 description

Improving resource mobilization, international cooperation, and national ownership were the main priorities of the upcoming five-year review of the Peacebuilding Commission, its Chairman said this afternoon.

"Of course, the litmus test of peacebuilding is whether the situation on the ground, in the field, improves," German Ambassador Peter Wittig told correspondents at Headquarters upon his return from the first global meeting of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, held in Dili, Timor-Leste.

Accompanying Mr.

04 Dec 2009 description
  • Could provide provide political risk cover to investors

    * Looking for $100 mln to underwrite $500 mln investment

    * Palestinians, Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa could benefit

    * Hopes should cement peace, deter new conflict

    By Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent

    LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The World Bank is looking at a $100 million political risk insurance scheme for countries recovering from war to boost private investment, senior officials from its investment guarantee agency said.

    Foreign investors use political risk insurance to cover themselves against loss of …

11 Nov 2009 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
6216th Meeting (AM & PM)

Expressing deep regret that civilians continued to account for the vast majority of casualties in armed conflicts, the Security Council reaffirmed today its readiness to respond to the targeting of civilians and the blocking of humanitarian aid, as it opened a day-long debate on the matter.

04 Nov 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Third Committee
38th & 39th Meetings (AM & PM)

High Commissioner for Refugees Says Trends Causing Crises to Multiply; Means Humanitarian Action Operating in Difficult International Environment

Five "mega-trends" -- population growth, urbanization, climate change, migration and food, water and energy insecurity –- made contemporary forms of displacement increasingly complex, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today.

31 Oct 2009 description

This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and the potential impacts of these changes on the cost of the food basket. Staples contribute 40 - 80% of energy intake for the most vulnerable population groups in developing countries. Therefore, even a small increase in staple food prices has a high impact on overall food consumption, especially when the food basket is composed of very few staples.

The bulletin covers 60 countries over the period July to September 2009 .

05 Oct 2009 description
report UN Security Council


Conseil de sécurité
6196e séance – matin & après-midi

Dans une nouvelle résolution, il demande que les ressources nécessaires soient allouées à la réponse aux besoins des femmes et des filles dans les situations postconflit

Le Conseil de sécurité a adopté, aujourd'hui, à l'unanimité de ses 15 membres une nouvelle résolution sur les femmes, la paix et la sécurité. Ce texte vient renforcer le volet participation de la résolution 1325 (2000), dont l'ONU célébrera le dixième anniversaire l'année prochaine.

01 Oct 2009 description


The Food Facility is the EU's €1 billion response to the food crisis, targeting the transition period from emergency aid to longer-term development. Set up in close collaboration with the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis it focuses on programmes that will have a quick, but lasting impact on food security.

23 Sep 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-fourth General Assembly
3rd & 4th Meetings (AM & PM)

General Assembly President Hails United Nations as Most legitimate Forum For Concerted Global Action, as 30 World Leaders Address Session's First Day