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01 May 2013 description
report World Bank

Despite tough challenges in fragile countries, World Bank analysis reveals glimmers of hope

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013—Despite enduring political and economic challenges, 20 fragile and conflict-affected states have recently met one or more targets under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and an additional six countries are on track to meet individual targets ahead of the 2015 deadline, according to a new analysis by the World Bank Group released today.

27 Jun 2011 description
report UN Radio

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La Journée internationale contre la torture, observée le 26 juin, a été retenue par l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies pour manifester une solidarité envers ceux dont le mental, le corps ou l’esprit a été atteint par la torture.

30 Nov 2010 description

Introduction

In 2011, tens of millions of people will need emergency aid to survive. Conflicts and natural disasters have cut them off from their homes, their livelihoods, and access to essentials like drinking water and health care. They already suffer or are imminently threatened by malnourishment, disease, or violence. Most are poor people who have few if any means to cope with these traumas.

13 Oct 2010 description

Authors: Steve Wiggins, Julia Compton and Sharada Keats

The issue of rising food prices came to international attention in early 2008. This document answers the following questions about the crisis and responses to it:

  • What has happened to food prices and why?
  • Why are food prices important & where can we find them?
  • How have countries and the international community responded?
  • The future

16 Aug 2010 description
  1. Executive Summary

    FOR the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), 2009 was a pilot year: an irony for a 20-year effort, but one that breathed innovation and fresh thinking into the initiative. At the beginning of the year, poliovirus survived in parts of four countries and was causing a large-scale international outbreak for the second time in five years. Poliovirus had - for the first time - re-established transmission in several countries.

19 May 2010 description

Human Rights Council

Fourteenth session

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

I. Introduction

1. This report examines the widespread, but under-studied, phenomenon of electionrelated killings. It draws upon the Special Rapporteur's extensive first-hand experience investigating and reporting on killings around the world, as well as upon extensive research undertaken specifically for this purpose.

2.

05 May 2010 description

Headlines

* Tajikistan has launched its response to a large wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) outbreak, with a national immunization activity being launched on 1 May in Dushanbe, the capital. As of this week, 32 WPV1 cases have been confirmed. For full details, see 'Tajikistan' section.

* At the T20 cricket world cup in St Lucia, the Indian and Afghanistan cricket teams came together at a media event to urge parents to immunize their children.

30 Apr 2010 description

Polio outbreak in Tajikistan: Wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) has been detected in Tajikistan, representing the first importation of poliovirus in the WHO European Region since it was certified polio-free in 2002. The virus is most closely related to viruses originating in Uttar Pradesh, India. 199 cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) have been reported, the majority of these having had onset of paralysis in April. To date, WPV1 had been isolated in 32 of these cases.

13 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: In support of Global Agenda Goal 2, and the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4, liaise with global immunization partners to ensure the continued involvement of the secretariat and Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies in measles and polio supplementary immunization activities (SIAs).

10 Mar 2010 description


MATIN

10 mars 2010

La réunion de cette année est consacrée à la lutte contre la violence sexuelle à l'égard des enfants

Le Conseil des droits de l'homme a ouvert ce matin sa deuxième réunion annuelle consacrée aux droits de l'enfant, qui se déroulera toute la journée sur la question spécifique de la lutte contre la violence sexuelle à l'égard des enfants. La réunion vise à promouvoir la prise de conscience relative aux atteintes sexuelles aux enfants et à mettre l'accent sur les bonnes pratiques.

10 Mar 2010 description


MORNING

10 March 2010

The Human Rights Council this morning began its annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child on the theme of the fight against sexual violence against children, holding a panel discussion on manifestations of sexual violence against boys and girls.

18 Dec 2009 description

Human Rights Council
Thirteenth session
Agenda item 2
Annual Report of the United Nations High Commissioner
for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High

08 Dec 2009 description
report UN Security Council


SC/9807

Security Council
6233rd Meeting* (AM & PM)

Illicit Trade Enriching Terrorists, Anti-Government Forces, Chief of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Warns in Briefing

Concerned about the serious threat posed by drug trafficking to global security, particularly in Africa, the Security Council today called on the international community to strengthen its cooperation with the United Nations and regional organizations in fighting the scourge.

30 Nov 2009 description

(Geneva: 30 November 2009): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for $7.1 billion to provide urgent humanitarian aid to 48 million people in 25 countries worldwide.

"Our aim is to help people survive the coming year, and start working their way out of vulnerability towards the dignity, safety and self-sufficiency to which every human being has a right" the Secretary-General said in the foreword to the Appeal.

The Humanitarian Appeal 2010 is the biggest Appeal ever launched since the creation of the Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) in 1991.

30 Nov 2009 description


Introduction

The 2010 Humanitarian Appeal addresses twelve major humanitarian crises around the world. It presents a strategic, concerted action plan for each crisis, bringing together hundreds of aid organizations working together to deliver vital aid effectively and efficiently. It requires donors also to act together to ensure that these joint efforts receive the urgent funding needed to save lives, prevent irrecoverable harm, maintain dignity and restore self-reliance.

31 Oct 2009 description

This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and the potential impacts of these changes on the cost of the food basket. Staples contribute 40 - 80% of energy intake for the most vulnerable population groups in developing countries. Therefore, even a small increase in staple food prices has a high impact on overall food consumption, especially when the food basket is composed of very few staples.

The bulletin covers 60 countries over the period July to September 2009 .

21 Oct 2009 description
report World Bank

updated October 21, 2009

In response to the severity of the food crisis and the need for prompt action, the World Bank Group set up the Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP) in May 2008 to provide immediate relief to countries hard hit by food high prices. The Bank response has been articulated in coordination with the United Nations' High-Level Task Force on food security.

02 Oct 2009 description
report World Bank
  • Fragile states are less resilient to external shocks than other countries

    - One billion people live in fragile and conflict-affected states; poverty rates average 54 percent

    - Impact of the financial crisis on fragile and conflict-affected areas is discussed at the Bank-IMF 2009 Annual Meetings

October 2, 2009-Fragile and conflict-affected areas of the world face heightened risks following consecutive crises affecting food, fuel, and the global economy, the World Bank warns.

02 Oct 2009 description
report World Bank
  • Les états fragiles résistent moins bien que les autres pays aux chocs extérieurs provoqués par la contraction de l'économie mondiale

    - Un milliard de personnes vivent dans des états fragiles ou en proie à un conflit ; le taux de pauvreté y est de 54 % en moyenne

    - L'impact de la crise financière sur les régions fragiles ou frappées par un conflit est à l'ordre du jour des Assemblées annuelles 2009 de la Banque mondiale et du FMI

    2 octobre 2009 - Les régions du monde qui sont fragiles ou en proie à un conflit courent des risques accrus en raison de la succession …