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25 Oct 2010 description

BACKGROUND

Gender equality and post-conflict funding: What is the problem?

Crisis increases women's and men's economic and social burdens.

25 Oct 2010 description

New report examines conflicts in four countries and shows financing for gender equality fell far short of addressing critical gender gaps

New York -- Commemorating 10 years since the United Nations adopted its first resolution on women, peace and security, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released a report Monday showing how women's needs are not being met in post-conflict recovery and reconstruction.

According to the report entitled "The Price of Peace: Financing for Gender …

25 Mar 2010 description

By: Roberta Cohen

Introduction

The concept of the responsibility to protect (R2P) developed in large measure from efforts to design an international system to protect internally displaced persons (IDPs).

The explosion of civil wars emanating from and following the Cold War brought into view millions of persons inside their own countries who were uprooted from their homes and in need of international protection and assistance. Many had little or no access to food, medicine or shelter and were vulnerable to assault, sexual violence, and all manner of human rights abuse.

31 Aug 2009 description

(Extract)

10 Years After: Kosovo Is Its Own Country

Challenge

Before it became the world's newest country last year, Kosovo was under U.N.

07 Jul 2009 description
report Human Rights Watch

I. Overview

The long-running debate about whether seeking justice for grave international crimes interferes with prospects for peace has intensified as the possibility of national leaders being brought to trial for human rights violations becomes more likely. The International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, which is mandated to investigate and prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, has already issued its first arrest warrant for a sitting head of state-Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir.

19 Mar 2007 description

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BAN KI-MOON TO LEAVE FOR MIDDLE EAST

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave this week for Egypt, the Occupied Palestinian territories, Israel, Jordan and elsewhere in the Middle East. On the 28th, he will attend the Arab Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia before departing for Beirut, Lebanon.

18 Jun 2001 description

The annual report of the United Nations Volunteer Programme (UNV) for the year 2000, Reaching Out, was launched today at a Headquarters press briefing by Sharon Capeling-Alakija, Executive Coordinator of the UNV.

24 Apr 2001 description
report European Union

Statement by Ambassador Pierre Schori, Permanent Representative of Sweden on behalf of the European Union

04 Apr 2000 description

April 4, 2000 (4:00 p.m. EDT) No. 61

Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy and Minister for International Co-operation Maria Minna today appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade to present Canada's agenda for the coming year to address the issue of war-affected children. The meeting took place on the occasion of the visit to Ottawa of Mr. Olara Otunnu, the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children in Armed Conflict.

05 Aug 1999 description
report Trócaire

Trócaire today appealed to the Irish government and Irelands MEPs to take on the case of developing world countries that are losing out in the drive to rebuild Kosovo.