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Walter Kälin, Representative of the UN Secretary General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons and Co-director , Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement
Addressing Internal Displacement in Peace Processes and Agreements Launch Event
Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen,
A police officer guards a gate where ethnic Tamils will vote at a polling station in Manik Farm camp for the internally displaced in Vavuniya.
Let me start with two short quotes:
"The exclusion of IDPs from peace processes is both unjust and unwise. ...
Gender Equality Efforts by Civil Society and Governments in 26 Countries to Be Supported
New York - The new UNIFEM-managed Fund for Gender Equality announced its initial allocation of more than US$9 million to 27 initiatives in 26 countries today. The recently-established Fund, a US$68 million multilateral initiative, is designed to advance innovative programmes which focus on women's economic and political empowerment at local and national levels.
Human Rights Council
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic,
social and cultural rights,
including the right to development
After discussing the achievements and activities of the mandate during the tenure of the present Representative of the Secretary-General on the human rights of internally displaced persons, the report identifies progress made as well as major challenges remaining, which relate to the human rights of internally displaced persons.
The United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is a leading multilateral grant-making mechanism exclusively devoted to supporting national and local efforts to end violence against women and girls. Established in 1996 by a UN General Assembly Resolution1, the UN Trust Fund is administered by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) on behalf of the UN system.
During its May presidency the Russian Federation would continue to pursue the policy of consolidating the Security Council's prerogatives under the United Nations Charter and its main responsibility to maintain international peace and security, Vitaly Churkin, the country's Permanent Representative said today.
Outlining the Council's programme of work for the month ahead, he said that on 11 May, it would hold a meeting on the Middle East, chaired by Sergey Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs and for which the Foreign Ministers of other Council members, as well as the …
Agenda items 44 and 107
Integrated and coordinated implementation
of and follow-up to
the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and
Points 44 et 107 de l'ordre du jour
Application et suivi intégrés et coordonnés
issus des grandes conférences et réunions au sommet
organisées par les Nations Unies dans les domaines
NEW YORK - 20 November 2008 - "We, a group of former child soldiers and survivors of armed conflict in different capacities, are pleased to announce today the launch of the Network of Young People Affected by War (NYPAW) to help children whose lives have been derailed by conflict.
"As young people who have endured conflict in our respective countries and who are all too familiar with the toll it exacts on children's emotional, social, physical, psychosocial and academic development, we are determined to help children whose fate has been similar to ours regain their …
Sixty-first General Assembly
26th & 27th Meetings (AM & PM)
International Criminal Court Faces Challenges ‘Unlike Anything Experienced by Other Tribunals’, Its President Says as Court Moves to Trials
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BRUSSELS, Belgium - Delegates from more than 30 countries called today for urgent action to prevent and respond to sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict areas.
by Marla Pierson Lester
Session of Commission on Human Rights
also Addressed by Ten High-Level Government Officials
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The need for energetic action to move forward with the Middle East peace process was the focus of Secretary-General Kofi Annan's meeting today with Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, who was at United Nations Headquarters to address the General Assembly's annual high-level debate.
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Conclusions General Affairs Council, 11 June 2001
"Peacekeepers cannot succeed when there is no peace to keep," the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, warned May 11, while adding that "Sierra Leone, like Bosnia before it, is an example of what happens when the parties to a peace settlement violate that settlement, wreaking havoc on everyone - peacekeepers and civilians alike."