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11 Sep 2017 description

Human Rights Council 36th session
Opening Statement by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

11 September 2017

Distinguished President of the Council,
Excellencies,
Colleagues, Friends,

As I enter the final year of my current mandate – a year which I will discharge with vigour and determination – I wish to begin with a few short reflections drawn from the past three years.

24 Jun 2013 description
report ACTED

FOCUS - South and South-East Asia

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21 Jul 2008 description

Aquello que en su origen fue un Boletín de noticias del IECAH, instituto dedicado al estudio e investigación de la acción humanitaria, la construcción de la paz y la prevención de conflictos violentos, ha ido transformándose en una publicación que si bien sigue centrada en las novedades, las iniciativas y la actualidad del sector humanitario, da también cabida a otras áreas de la cooperación al desarrollo.

12 Jun 2008 description

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 to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

20 May 2008 description

'It remains too easy and convenient for adults to use children as soldiers,' said the Director of the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, Victoria Forbes Adam, as she launched the Coalition's 2008 Child Soldiers Global Report today at a Headquarters press conference.

Tens of thousands of children were currently operating in the ranks of dozens of armed groups in at least 24 different countries or territories across the globe, according to the report.

11 May 2008 description

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 to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.