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20 Mar 2013 description

Human Rights Council
AFTERNOON

The Human Rights Council this afternoon held separate interactive dialogues with Doudou Diene, the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Côte d’Ivoire, and Michel Forst, the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Haiti.

20 Mar 2013 description

Conseil des droits de l'homme
APRÈS-MIDI 19 mars 2013

Le Conseil des droits de l'homme a été saisi cet après midi des rapports des Experts indépendants chargés respectivement de la situation des droits de l'homme en Côte d'Ivoire et en Haïti, MM. Doudou Diène et Michel Forst, dans le cadre de l'examen des questions relatives à l'assistance technique et au renforcement des capacités.

21 Jun 2012 description
report UN Security Council

SC/10679

Security Council
6789th Meeting (AM)

Generals from Missions in Africa, Haiti, Middle East Address Range Of Issues, Including Civilian Protection, Training Standards, Clarity of Mandates

29 Mar 2011 description
report HOPE worldwide

(Extract)

International Disaster Response updates, March 28, 2011 - HOPE worldwide

HOPE worldwide is appreciative to many partners and supporters that have come forward asking of what we can all do to help save the lives of people living in troubled time due to natural disasters and man-made disasters.

Victims are staying in shelters in the winter temperatures as 18,649 houses are reported to be destroyed and another 116,835 houses damaged as reported by IFRC.

25 Feb 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF: Investing in adolescents can break cycles of poverty and inequity

NEW YORK 25 February 2011- Investing in the world's 1.2 billion adolescents aged 10-19 now can break entrenched cycles of poverty and inequity, said UNICEF today in its 2011 State of the World's Children report entitled 'Adolescence: An Age of Opportunity'.

Strong investments during the last two decades have resulted in enormous gains for young children up to the age of 10.

22 Feb 2011 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/PK/206

General Assembly President Joins Peacekeeping, Field Support Chiefs at Opening of Special Committee's 2011 Session

The United Nations would aim in the coming year to build on 2010 efforts to bolster the ability of the "blue helmets" to protect civilians, defuse conflict and foster sustainable peace in strife-torn areas through a range of policy-development, operational capacity, field support, planning and oversight-improvement measures, the head of the world body's peacekeeping operations told the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations as it opened …

09 Feb 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

Estado Mundial de la Infancia 2011

Prefacio

El año pasado, una joven mujer electrizó a los participantes en una consulta de las Naciones Unidas sobre cambio climático, que se llevó a cabo en Bonn, formulándoles la siguiente pregunta: "¿Qué edad tendrán ustedes en 2050?"

Todos los presentes aplaudieron. Al día siguiente, cientos de delegados lucieron camisetas impresas con esa pregunta, incluyendo al Presidente, quien admitió que, en 2050, tendrá 110 años y probablemente no verá los resultados de nuestra pasividad.

02 Feb 2011 description

SG/SM/13385

Following is the 2011 Cyril Foster Lecture, on "Human Protection and the Twenty-First Century United Nations", delivered by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's at Oxford University on 2 February:

Thank you, Mr. Vice-Chancellor, for your very kind introduction and for this invitation. I am honoured to have this opportunity after my distinguished predecessors, as the fourth United Nations Secretary-General to speak before you in this very esteemed and one of the oldest universities.

14 Jan 2011 description
report UN News Service

14 January 2011 - From promoting sustainable development and mitigating climate change to empowering women to keeping nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today laid out the United Nations agenda for the coming year.

"Success in rising to the challenge does not belong to any one of us," he told the 192-member General Assembly, listing eight priorities for 2011.

"It depends on all of us, together. You were crucial to generating the progress that we have achieved in recent years.

07 Jan 2011 description
report UN Security Council

SC/10147

Security Council

2010 Round-up

Total Number of Public Meetings for Year Rises As 15-Nation Organ Adopts 59 Resolutions, Issues 29 Presidential Statements

The Security Council remained actively seized of a wide range of conflicts in Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere during 2010, but the protection of civilians in armed conflict, particularly women vulnerable to sexual violence, continued to grow in importance as part of the 15-nation organ's responsibility to maintain international peace and security.

In total, the Council convened 181 public meetings, up …

28 Sep 2010 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/11005

Assemblée générale

Soixante-cinquième session

21e et 22e séances plénières - matin et après-midi

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre des affaires étrangères d'Israël, M. Avigdor Liberman, a déclaré aujourd'hui que les pourparlers de paix avec les Palestiniens « sont toujours dans l'impasse », avant de prôner l'élaboration d'un « accord intermédiaire à long terme ».

Moyen-Orient, Cachemire, corne de l'Afrique, Chypre.

08 Jun 2010 description

SECTOR OVERVIEW

During disasters, affected populations often face challenges that material assistance alone cannot adaquately address. For example, conflicts or natural disasters often separate families, disrupting normal care-giving for children, the elderly, and disabled persons. Displacement, loss of family members, or disruption of livelihoods may increase vulnerability to violence, exploitation, and abuse for men, women, and children. Conflict exposes some people to harmful threats from attacks or landmines.