Current UN operations.
Military personnel and civilian police serving in peacekeeping operations on 31 May 2004: 55,457
Countries contributing military personnel and civilian police on 31 May 2004: 97
Proposed budgets for the period from 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005: About $2.65 billion*
Spanish Red Cross’ Psychosocial Response Teams for Emergency
By Dori Moreno Sánchez, Health and Relief Department, Relief and Emergency Response Plan,
Spanish Red Cross
Spanish Red Cross Psychosocial Support following the 11 March terrorist attack in Madrid
Since 1996 Spanish Red Cross has been creating Immediate Response Teams (ERIES) specialized in psychosocial support and setting them up all over the country.
El presente documento ha sido elaborado conjuntamente por la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS/OMS) y la Asociación Interamericana de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental (AIDIS), con la base documental del cuaderno técnico “Planificación para atender situaciones de emergencia en sistemas de agua potable y alcantarillado”, preparado en 1993 por el Ing. Jorge Escalante Gafau (Perú) para el Centro Panamericano de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ciencias del Ambiente (CEPIS).
Geneva (ICRC) -- Despite increased security threats, independent and neutral humanitarian action continues to help and protect millions of people affected by armed conflicts. As illustrated in the 2003 Annual Report of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), this fact holds true for armed conflicts such as the one in Iraq, which attracted most public attention over the year, but also numerous other war zones across the globe where the ICRC was active.
[This report does not necessarily reflect
the views of the United Nations]
ADDIS ABABA, 28 June (IRIN) - The commissioner of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has spelt out four major obstacles
The following UNHCR press release is from the Media Relations & Public Information Service, Geneva.
Addis Ababa - 16 June 2004
Today, in observance of The Day of the African Child, UNICEF is pleased to join with the African Union in celebrating the strength and resilience of the African family. For it is the family that is this continent's single greatest asset - as the first line of protection for the young children of Africa, the source of their values, the place where they first learn of their history and dream of a bright future.
(NEW-YORK / GENEVA: 15 June 2004) - The United Nations need US$ 2.25 billion until the end of the year to address the critical needs of 49.4 million people affected by 25 crises in Africa, Europe and Asia.
New York (dpa) - Devastating floods will affect about 2 billion people by 2050 because of climate change, deforestation, rising sea levels and population growth in flood-prone lands, the United Nations University said in a study released Sunday.
The U.N. University, a think tank for the world organization based in Tokyo, says in the study that already 1 billion people, or one- sixth of total world population, live in lands known for recurring floods.
JOHANNESBURG, 2 June (IRIN) - Disaster risk reduction should focus on building resilient communities, rather than merely responding to natural disasters, delegates at a conference in South Africa heard on Wednesday.
This document provides guidelines to ensure
effective collaboration in the planning and organization of all joint UNHCR-WFP
assessment activities, adherence to agreed procedures and standards, the
consistent production of reliable information, and the effective use and
analysis of that information. The document is divided as follow:
Part I: Overview and procedures
Part II: Guidance and tools for joint assessment teams
The civil society task force meeting "Civil Society and the State: Partnership for Peace in the Great Lakes Region," jointly organized by the International Peace Academy (IPA) and Africa Peace Forum (Kenya) took place from 21-22 June 2004 in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting, opened by the foreign minister of Kenya, Honorable Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, was an important follow-up policy dialogue to the seminar "Peace, Security, and Governance in the Great Lakes Region," which took place in December 2003 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Ces lignes directricess sur la préparation et la mise en oeuvre des programmes plurisectoriels du HIV/SIDA se basent sur beaucoup de leçons apprises en Afrique au cours des trois dernières années et sont conçues comme le Manuel d'Opérations Générique (MOG) à partir duquel les pays et les agences de mise en oeuvre peuvent apprendre et adapter pour leur propre usage.
This report describes the state of the HIV/AIDS
epidemic in 2004. It stresses that although the world is significantly
increasing its commitment and resources to the epidemic, AIDS shows no
sign of weakening. The report is divided into the following sections:
- Overcoming AIDS: the "Next Agenda"
- A global overview of the epidemic
- The impact of AIDS on people and societies
- Bringing comprehensive HIV prevention to scale
- Treatment, care and support for people living with HIV
- Financing the response to AIDS
Community Therapeutic Care (CTC) is a new approach to managing acute malnutrition in emergencies and beyond. Conceived by Valid International, CTC seeks to address some of the challenges that traditional center-based approaches face.3 It aims to provide rapid, effective, low cost assistance that is least disruptive to affected communities and builds a foundation to link relief and development interventions for long-term solutions to food insecurity and threats to public health.