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27 Nov 2000 description
report UN General Assembly

Continuing its debate on strengthening the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, the General Assembly this afternoon adopted, without a vote, a resolution on international cooperation and coordination for the human and ecological rehabilitation and economic development of the Semipalatinsk region (Kazakhstan). By the terms of that text, it stressed the need for extra efforts in solving problems with regard to the region and its population.

19 Jul 2000 description

New York, July 19, 2000 - Countries can limit the extent to which natural hazards lead to disasters, as well as the impact of the disaster itself, according to disaster experts at the opening of an exhibit linked to the humanitarian affairs session at the United Nations' Economic and Social Council meeting here today.

19 Jul 2000 description

The Vice-President of ECOSOC opened the session with his introductory remarks which were followed by the screening of a video from the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), entitled 'Natural Disasters: Myths and Realities. Following the screening, the Vice-President gave the floor to the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), who moderated the Panel Discussion.

28 Jun 2000 description

While earthquakes and floods capture media headlines and donor dollars, the uncontrolled spread of infectious disease takes the most lives. Shocking figures are contained in this year's World Disasters Report released today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies.

07 Feb 2000 description

Relief efforts continue in Venezuela