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30 Nov 2012 description
report UN Women

This year, the message marking the commemoration of the World AIDS Day is unequivocal: Zero New Infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS-related deaths. Violence against women has been increasingly recognized as both a cause and a consequence of HIV. The twin pandemics are each rooted in gender discrimination, women’s subordination, disregard for women’s human rights and the power imbalances between women and men that exist in societies all over the world.

16 Oct 2012 description


16 October 2012

The fourteenth session of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group will be held in Geneva from 22 October to 5 November during which the next group of 14 States will have their human rights records examined under this mechanism.

06 Sep 2012 description

Le Directeur général: des chiffres “rassurants” mais restons vigilants

6 septembre 2012, Rome - L'Indice FAO des prix alimentaires avoisinait les 213 points en août 2012, inchangé par rapport à juillet.

06 Sep 2012 description

Figures “reassuring” but vigilance needed – FAO DG

6 September 2012, Rome - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 213 points in August 2012, unchanged from July.

Presenting the Index at a press conference at FAO headquarters in Rome, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said “This is reassuring. Although we should remain vigilant, current prices do not justify talk of a world food crisis. But the international community can and should move to calm markets further,” he added.

28 Aug 2012 description
Summary and Highlights


In 2011, UNMAS worked diligently at the global and national levels to help eliminate the threats of landmines and ERW. Revitalizing global mine action efforts and enhancing coherence was a particular focus.

15 Aug 2012 description
report Oxfam

La hausse des prix alimentaires menace des millions de vies

Des millions de gens parmi les plus pauvres seront confrontés à de graves problèmes en raison de la forte hausse des prix alimentaires.

En effet, le système alimentaire mondial présente de sérieux problèmes que les décideurs politiques n'ont pas le courage de prendre en main, préférant miser sur les ressources bon marché qu'ils ont tenues pour acquises pendant 30 ans. Mais cette époque est désormais révolue.

08 Aug 2012 description
report Oxfam

Millions more will go hungry as world struggles to respond to unprecedented food crises and sharply rising prices – Oxfam

PM’s hunger summit welcome & should kick start reforms to end “scandal” of a billion hungry people – “we cannot keep relying on humanitarian agencies to pick up the pieces”

Rising global food prices will force millions more people to go hungry and put massive additional strain on already overstretched humanitarian agencies, Oxfam warned today ahead of this weekend’s global hunger summit in Downing Street.

23 Jul 2012 description


MSF releases report SPEED UP SCALE-UP presenting policy ‘dashboard’

17 Jul 2012 description

Varvara Zhluktenko

Ukraine - It is late when Natalia and her three children enter the arrival hall of Kyiv Boryspil airport, exhausted after their long journey from Damascus, but safe.

Natalia is one of 54 stranded Ukrainian women and children helped by IOM to escape the conflict in Syria as of mid-July. She and her kids, aged seven, nine and eleven, underwent a traumatic experience and will need time to recover.

29 Jun 2012 description

DREF operation n° MDRUA006

GLIDE n° CW-2012-000006-UKR

30 June 2012

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.*

15 May 2012 description
report European Union

EU bolsters its support to reformers in its Southern and Eastern neighbourhoods

Brussels, 15 May 2012 - In May 2011, in the midst of dramatic changes sweeping the Southern Neighbourhood, the EU completed a major review of its European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). According to a policy of “more for more”, committed reformers in the EU’s Southern and Eastern neighbourhood would be awarded greater and broader EU support.

30 Apr 2012 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2011.

Programmes summary

30 Apr 2012 description

This report covers the period from 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2011.

Programme summary

27 Apr 2012 description

Published: 26 April 2012 20:44 CET

by Giovanni Zambello

On 26 April 1986, an unprecedented nuclear explosion happened near Chernobyl, northern Ukraine. Large quantities of radioactive material was blasted into the atmosphere and affected over 8 million people across Ukraine, Belarus and parts of Russia.