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12 Sep 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK/GENÈVE, 12 septembre 2008 - L'UNICEF a publié aujourd'hui de nouvelles statistiques qui montrent que le taux de mortalité des enfants de moins de cinq ans a continué de baisser en 2007.

Ces nouvelles estimations indiquent une baisse de 27 pour cent du taux de mortalité des moins de cinq ans, qui passe de 93 décès pour 1 000 naissances vivantes en 1990 à 68 décès pour 1 000 naissances vivantes en 2007.

12 Sep 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 12 September 2008 - UNICEF today released new figures that show the rate of deaths of children under five continued to decline in 2007.

The new estimates show a 27 per cent decline in the under-five mortality rate, from 93 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990, to 68 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2007.

29 Oct 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/DIS/3354

Sixty-second General Assembly
First Committee
19th & 20th Meetings (PM)

Speakers Call for Negotiations on Legally Binding Arms Trade Treaty, Mine Clearance Assistance, New Convention Responding to Risk of Cluster Munitions

20 Aug 2002 description
report UN News Service

Violence, declining donor funding, and the scourges of AIDS and poverty are still critical problems plaguing Africa, although efforts at restoring peace in the region and promoting economic development and good governance have started to make progress, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a report released today.

15 May 2001 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesman Kris Janowski - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

08 Jan 2001 description
report IRIN

NEW YORK, 8 January (IRIN) - Catherine Bertini, the Executive Director of the UN World Programme (WFP), warned on Monday of a tough year ahead for millions of people trapped in poverty and numerous hunger "hot spots" around the world.

21 Dec 2000 description

Rome, 21 December 2000 - Some 28 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are facing severe food shortages as serious food supply problems persist in a number of countries, mainly because of prolonged drought and civil strife, according to a report released today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The situation is most critical in eastern Africa, where 20 million people face serious food shortages that will require continued food aid well into 2001.

09 Nov 2000 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/SPD/201
Representatives of Sierra Leone, Haiti, Rwanda, Ethiopia Among Speakers as Committee Continues Discussion of Panel Report

Delegates of several countries with experience of hosting United Nations peacekeeping missions addressed the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) this afternoon as it continued its general exchange of views on the comprehensive review of peacekeeping operations.

03 Oct 2000 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesman Kris Janowski (to whom quoted text may be attributed) at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

30 Jun 2000 description

This report includes: A) Horn of Africa: Ethiopia and Eritrea B) Sierra Leone C) Angola D) Tajikistan - drought.

20 Jun 2000 description

Africa's refugee population has reached 3 million persons, and 6 million more have been displaced, an official of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said at a Headquarters press briefing today marking Africa Refugee Day.

02 Jun 2000 description

This report includes: A) Eritrea - war displaced B) Sudan - Eritrean refugees C) Ethiopia D) Angola E) Sierra Leone F) Mozambique.

26 May 2000 description

This report includes: A) Horn of Africa: Ethiopia and Eritrea B) Sudan: Eritrean refugees C) Kenya D) Sierra Leone E) India - drought.

19 May 2000 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Quoted text from this briefing note may be attributed to the UNHCR spokesperson named below