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31 Dec 2005 description

This set of guidelines provides advice and guidance to humanitarian practitioners on how to prepare for and conduct humanitarian negotiations with non-state armed groups. It summarizes the essential guidance presented in the more comprehensive partner publication titled, Humanitarian Negotiations with Armed Groups: A Manual for Practitioners.The six sections of this set of guidelines follow closely the sequence and content of the chapters in the accompanying manual.

31 Dec 2005 description

This manual provides a much-needed structured approach to humanitarian negotiations in a clear and user-friendly manner by providing some tools aimed at assisting in reaching agreement on how best to access those in need, to reaching an understanding with non-humanitarian actors on how best to protect civilians in times of armed conflict. It contains short case studies and examples of practical experiences of humanitarian negotiations with armed groups and is accompanied by a set of guidelines.

31 Dec 2005 description

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31 Dec 2005 description

This report gives an overview of the existing literature and debates on gender and humanitarian aid. Although there seems to be abundant written material on for instance gender and conflict, the aspect of gender in humanitarian aid has for some part been neglected in theory and practice. The theories and debates on gender and conflict and gender and natural disasters will give an introduction to the realm of gender and humanitarian aid.

20 Dec 2005 description
report UN Security Council

The Security Council,

Recalling resolution 1645 (2005),

1. Decides pursuant to paragraph 4 (a) of resolution 1645 (2005) that the permanent members listed in article 23 (1) of the Charter shall be members of the Organizational Committee of the Peacebuilding Commission and that, in addition, the Council shall select annually two of its elected members to participate in the Organizational Committee;


20 Dec 2005 description
report UN News Service

In an historic action that brings to fruition a central reform proposed by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the 2005 World Summit, the Security Council and the General Assembly today acted in concert to establish a new body that aims to prevent countries emerging from conflict from falling back into chaos.

19 Dec 2005 description

The Government has decided to contribute SEK 330 million to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund in 2006.

This support means that the UN will have access to its own funds and will thus be in a better position to intervene more rapidly in humanitarian disasters.

"The Central Emergency Response Fund is an important component in the work of reforming the UN and will help secure predictable, rapid and fair funding in the event of humanitarian disasters," says Minister for International Development Cooperation Carin Jämtin.

Sweden presented the proposal on making UN …