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13 Jul 2012 description
report Logistics Cluster

Each week the Global Logistics Cluster Support Cell (GLCSC) provides an operational update on the activities of Logistics Clusters/Sectors in the field, together with the details of the latest publications on the Logistics Cluster website. The GLCSC is housed in the Logistics Division of the UN World Food Programme, the Global Logistics Cluster Lead. It is comprised of a diverse, multi-skilled group of logisticians, currently drawn from ACF, Care Canada, MSB (formerly SRSA), Save the Children, and WFP. Previously, the GLCSC has included representation from Care International and WVI.

11 May 2012 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Fifth Committee
33rd Meeting (AM)

As the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) scrutinized the budget proposals today for 10 peacekeeping operations for the fiscal year 2012/13, several delegates argued against across-the-board cuts and warned that reductions in Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, South Sudan and Kosovo could jeopardize the ability of the “blue helmets” in those countries to implement their mandates.

20 Jun 2011 description
report Fund for Peace

Contact: J.J. Messner

Office: + Ext. 206


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Fund for Peace today released the seventh edition of its annual Failed States Index (FSI), highlighting global political, economic and social pressures experienced by states. Foreign Policy magazine, which collaborates on the FSI with The Fund for Peace, has feature articles based on the FSI in its issue released June 20.

16 May 2011 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-fifth General Assembly
Fifth Committee
37th Meeting (AM)

Secretariat officials today laid out their financing proposals for the 2011/12 period for four peacekeeping operations — the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS), the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and support for African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) — to the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today at its second resumed session.

22 Feb 2011 description

Asamblea General

Sexagésimo quinto período de sesiones

Tema 120 del programa

Fortalecimiento del sistema de las Naciones Unidas

Consejo de Seguridad

Sexagésimo sexto año


Cuando las comunidades salen de un conflicto, muchas veces enfrentan una falta crítica de las capacidades necesarias para asegurar una paz sostenible: las capacidades esenciales para mantener un gobierno, restablecer instituciones de justicia, reintegrar a los combatientes desmovilizados, revitalizar la economía, restaurar servicios básicos de atención de la salud y educación, y muchos …

22 Feb 2011 description

General Assembly

Sixty-fifth session

Agenda item 120

Strengthening of the United Nations system

Security Council

Sixty-sixth year


As communities emerge from conflict, they often face a critical shortage of capacities needed to secure a sustainable peace - the core capacities to run a government, to re-establish institutions of justice, to reintegrate demobilizing fighters, to revitalize the economy, to restore basic health and education, and many more.

The United Nations has seen success in humanitarian operations and peacekeeping, built on a strong …

05 Oct 2010 description


61st Meeting

4 - 8 October 2010

NGO Statement on General Debate

Agenda Item 4.

Mr. Chair, Ladies and Gentlemen,

This statement has been drafted in consultation with, and is delivered on behalf of, a wide range of NGOs and aims to reflect the diversity of views within the NGO community.

We would like to open our intervention by congratulating the High Commissioner on his second term.

01 Oct 2010 description

Human Rights Council

ROUNDUP 1 October 2010

The Human Rights Council closed its fifteenth regular session this afternoon after adopting 34 texts which included establishing the mandates of a Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, a Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and practise, and a Working Group to elaborate a legally binding instrument on the regulation of the activities of private military and security companies on the enjoyment of human rights.

30 Sep 2010 description

From the Editor

A key thematic focus of this issue of Field Exchange is Humanitarian Reform. There have been many reviews and evaluations concerning the level of progress made since the reform process was officially launched some five years ago. The detailed and systematic 'state of the system' review by ALNAP (see research section) found that the 'formal' international humanitarian system (United Nations (UN), international non-governmental organisations and Red Cross) has grown significantly in financial and human resource terms in recent years.

29 Sep 2010 description

The financial commitments made by Governments, corporations and foundations to development, and the media coverage on such issues during last week's Millennium Development Goals Summit had surpassed United Nations expectations, Robert C. Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning, said this afternoon during a Headquarters press conference.

"In this environment where Governments are tightening belts at home, to be making additional investments outside their borders is really quite a significant development," Mr.

19 Aug 2010 description
report European Union


The work that will lead to the establishment of the European External Action Service (EEAS) is making steady progress in this summer 2010. On 26 July 2010, the Council of the EU adopted the decision establishing the European External Action Service based on High Representative Catherine Ashton's initial proposal. "I am delighted that in four short months since I tabled the proposal, we have come so far. We can move forward to build a modern, effective and distinctly European service for the 21st century.

27 May 2010 description
report AlertNet

27 May 2010 14:29:00 GMT

Written by: Megan Rowling

LONDON (AlertNet) - Soon after the quake that devastated Haiti's capital in January, the Lancet medical journal accused humanitarian organisations of "jostling for position, each claiming that they are doing the most for earthquake survivors".

It described the situation on the ground as "chaotic, devastating, and anything but coordinated".

30 Apr 2010 description


Front Page

Developing Countries Respond to Climate Change

For two decades, a fierce battle raged in the media and public square pitting environmentalists against industry leaders as the world struggled to understand and react to the changing climate.

28 Apr 2010 description

To more closely monitor the evolution and transmission of international and local food prices, FEWS NET is monitoring and reporting on staple food prices in key markets in urban and town centers in food insecure countries. A selection of these market centers, along with additional markets in non-presence (no FEWS NET office) countries are presented here.

27 Apr 2010 description

This week, G8 development ministers are meeting in Halifax to decide on development priorities for the upcoming leaders summit in June. A key issue being discussed is the health of mothers and young children, and it is easy to understand why: Each year, more than 3.5 million children die as a result of poor nutrition.

18 Jan 2010 description

Mister Chairman, members of the Executive Board, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

Thank you, all around this table, for honouring the memory of our colleague, Dr Ali, Somalia's minister of health. This tragedy touches us in yet another way. The bombing occurred during a graduation ceremony at a medical school in Mogadishu. Six years of medical training vanished together with several of those lost lives.

16 Jan 2010 description

Haiti; Sudan; Yemen; Pakistan; Somalia and Interagency issues

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters.

The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution …