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04 Apr 2018 description

Thousands of people were killed or wounded in mine explosions last year alone, illustrating the urgent need for a mine-free world. Today’s International Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action Day remembers the victims and aims to call on the International Community to continue the efforts for an eradication of anti-personnel mines.

31 Aug 2017 description

Foreign Ministry announces allocation of new funds for East Africa from the Foreign Disaster Fund (FDF)

26 Jun 2017 description

Austria ups its aid to East Africa and provides Uganda with a further 2 million euros

23 Jul 2014 description

Vienna, 22 July 2014 – Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz made the commitment vis-à-vis EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva to dedicate 250,000 euros for humanitarian schooling projects to help children in war zones. One billion children currently live in areas where armed conflicts are part of everyday life; 300 million of them are younger than five years. They need help urgently.

19 Nov 2013 description

Vienna, 18 November 2013 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) puts a focus on the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Austrian Development Cooperation has a particularly strong commitment to supporting UNDP projects in the fight against this global disease.

03 Apr 2009 description

Austria becomes the sixth country to deposit the ratification instrument in New York

Vienna, 3 April 2009 - "Yesterday evening, Austria became the sixth country worldwide to deposit the ratification instrument of the Convention on Cluster Munitions with the United Nations in New York. With its comprehensive ban on this inhuman weapon, the treaty constitutes a milestone in the development of humanitarian international law.