Haiti: Earthquakes - Jan 2010
The earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 Jan 2010 affected almost 3.5 million people, including the entire population of 2.8 million people living in the capital, Port-au- Prince. The Government of Haiti estimates that the earthquake killed 222,570 and injured another 300,572 people. Displacement peaked at close to 2.3 million people, including 302,000 children. At least 188,383 houses were badly damaged and 105,000 were destroyed by the earthquake. Sixty per cent of Government and administrative buildings, 80 per cent of schools in Port-au-Prince and 60 per cent of schools in the South and West Departments were destroyed or damaged. Total earthquake-related loss is estimated at $7.8 billion, equivalent to more than 120 per cent of Haiti’s 2009 gross domestic product. (UN General Assembly, 2 Sep 2011)
According to the Humanitarian Action Plan for Haiti 2014 an estimated 172,000 people remained internally displaced in Haiti in 306 camps at the end of 2013, almost four years after the earthquake. Basic services in camps, including WASH and health, had declined faster than the pace of return or relocation of the displaced. 16,377 displaced families living in 52 camps were considered at high risk of forced evictions. Almost 80,000 people lived in 67 camps considered to be at particularly high risk of flooding, with an additional 30 camps at additional environmental risks.
By mid-2014, an estimated 104,000 people remained internally displaced in 172 camps. Almost 70,000 IDPs were not currently targeted by any return or relocation programs. (OCHA, 31 Jul 2014) By Sep, 85,432 people remained internally displaced in 123 camps. (IOM, 8 Oct 2014)
Human Rights Council
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.
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.
6789th Meeting (AM)
Generals from Missions in Africa, Haiti, Middle East Address Range Of Issues, Including Civilian Protection, Training Standards, Clarity of Mandates
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.
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.
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 …
Estado Mundial de la Infancia 2011
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.
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 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.
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 …
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.
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.