- Sierra Leone: Mudslides - Aug 2017
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2015
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Sierra Leone: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Sierra Leone/Guinea: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2012
- West/Central Africa: Floods - Jun 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2007
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2007
Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Adrian Edwards – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 28 juin 2013 au Palais des Nations à Genève.
As part of a $100 million commitment from 2009–10 to 2012–13, Australia has provided $60 million to the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program, managed by the World Bank (external website).
By Miriam Gathigah
NAIROBI, Jan 20, 2012 (IPS) - A growing number of African countries are making significant progress towards eradicating extreme hunger and poverty. Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and South Africa are some of the countries that have made tremendous achievements towards achieving these goals.
A delegation from the United Nations Peace Building Commission visited the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Tunis on Friday, 11 November. Both institutions have agreed to establish a structured partnership with one another in support of the peace-building recovery and development efforts of some of the AfDB's conflict and crises affected regional member countries. Initial areas of cooperation will cover youth employment, policy dialogue, advocacy and resource mobilisation.
24 September 2010
On 24 September 2010, a ministerial meeting co-hosted by the Hon. Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, and H.E. Ms. Lene Espersen, Foreign Minister of Denmark, and arranged in collaboration with the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, was held on the theme "Fulfilling the responsibility to protect: Strengthening our capacities to prevent and halt mass atrocities".
More than one decade after the International Criminal Court (ICC) was set up, a new "age of accountability" is replacing the "old era of impunity," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined today.
Twelve years ago when world leaders gathering in Rome for its establishment, "few could have believed, then, that this court would spring so vigourously into life," Mr.
Statement Prepared For the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing: "Violence Against Women: Global Costs and Consequences"
Chairman Kerry, Ranking Member Lugar, and Distinguished Members of the Committee:
I am honored to appear before you this afternoon.
In the past the African Union (AU) has both in rhetoric and action expressed its uncompromising commitment to ending impunity on the continent. This commitment is reflected in article 4(h) of its Constitutive Act which states that "it is the right of the Union to intervene in a Member State pursuant to a decision of the Assembly in respect of grave circumstances, namely: war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity".
(from "Forced Migration Review" No.27 Sexual violence: weapon of war, impediment to peace)
by Katie Thomas
Sexual violence has a profound and long-lasting physical, psychological and social impact.
The physical wounds suffered in most forms of combat are usually visible, prioritised for medical treatment and eventually healed. In contrast, while sexual violence may result in significant physical damage and severe internal wounding, it is far less likely to be treated than other forms of wounding.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) celebrates the achievements of the world's women on 8 March 2000, the first International Women's Day of the new millennium. The choice of the theme: "Women Uniting for Peace," reminds us that women are determined to contribute actively to conflict resolution, peace-building and reconstruction of war-torn communities. This is a great challenge and an opportunity for UNDP as it tries to secure the foundations for development in a number of areas at the nexus between relief and development.
Opening Statement by Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
The Academic Council on the United Nations System
Thirteenth Annual Meeting
Oslo 16-18 june 2000
Press Briefing - 20000413
NEW YORK, 26 October (Office of the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict) -- Images of child soldiers in war zones around the globe have shocked the world, yet the forcible recruitment of under-age combatants is just one example of the many ways in which children suffer appalling hardships as a result of armed conflict in their countries, according to the annual report to the United Nations General Assembly, of the Special Representative for the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict, Olara A. Otunnu.
The West was prepared to spend $40 billion to fight a war in the Balkans, and less than 1 per cent of that to save the lives of tens of millions in Africa, the representative of Nigeria told the Security Council at the end of its two-day open debate on the situation in Africa.
By M. Shane Smith
From Sierra Leone to Rwanda to Kosovo - and now East Timor - innocent civilians are being targeted for systematic displacement, rape, torture, and murder. And, as usual, the world helplessly looks on. Only after a humanitarian crisis or genocide has ravaged an entire population does the international community respond.
Address to the 70th Ordinary Session
of the Council of Ministers of the Organization of African Unity
by K. Y. Amoako
UN Under-Secretary-General and
Executive Secretary of ECA
Algiers, Algeria, 8 July 1999