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12 Nov 2010 description

Lifting people out of poverty

Executive Officer's ReportUnion Aid Abroad-APHEDA Lifting people out of poverty Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA had another successful year in 2009-10, with thousands of working men and women trained in crucial skills to enable them to earn a decent livelihood.

11 Nov 2010 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. The present eighth report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1894 (2009).

2. The adoption of resolution 1894 (2009) on 11 November 2009 was a fitting commemoration of 10 years of thematic action by the Security Council on the protection of civilians and a welcome manifestation of the ongoing commitment of the Council to that critical issue.

02 Nov 2010 description

Published on : 2 November 2010 - 1:52pm | By International Justice Tribune (IJT 116)

Commercially motivated pillage has taken on increasing importance in recent years as the illegal exploitation of natural resources has emerged as a primary means of financing conflict. But efforts to hold disreputable commercial actors responsible for war crimes or other serious human rights violations have been frustrated, frequently because of difficulties in proving corporate complicity.

27 Oct 2010 description

GENEVA (ILO News) - The Government of Brazil and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have announced the launch of a three-year programme aimed at enhancing the capacity of countries to respond to social and natural disasters.

The joint programme - to be developed by the ILO Training Centre in Turin - will seek to improve the capacity-building of countries in humanitarian assistance, train them on the prevention of natural and social disasters, and help them deal with post-crisis recoveries.

The first beneficiaries of the programme will be Haiti, Niger, the Occupied …

27 Oct 2010 description

GENÈVE (Nouvelles du BIT) - Le gouvernement du Brésil et l'Organisation internationale du Travail (OIT) ont annoncé le lancement d'un programme de trois ans destiné à renforcer les capacités des pays à répondre aux catastrophes naturelles et sociales.

Le programme conjoint - qui sera élaboré par le Centre de formation de l'OIT à Turin - aura trois objectifs: améliorer le renforcement des capacités des pays dans le domaine de l'assistance humanitaire, les former à la prévention des catastrophes naturelles et sociales, et les aider à gérer le redressement après la …

04 Oct 2010 description

The Security Council's programme of work for October would include a mission to Uganda and Sudan, as well as two public debates - the first, at the ministerial level, on women and peace and security to mark the tenth anniversary of the first Council resolution on that subject, and the second on the Middle East - Ruhakana Rugunda (Uganda), Council President for the month, said today at Headquarters.

Speaking at a press conference to announce the Council's work programme for October, Mr.

29 Sep 2010 description
report United Nations

Executive Summary

Women from civil society and senior UN leaders in conflict-affected countries participated in 25 dialogues on conflict resolution and peacebuilding in June, July and August 2010.

17 Sep 2010 description

It was a pledge heard around the world. After a century which brought unprecedented gains in such areas as national freedoms and medical and scientific advances, but which also produced two world wars, the atomic bomb and unspeakable daily conditions for hundreds of millions of people, the world's nations decided there should be a better way of living together.

At the "dawn of a new millennium" 189 countries met in New York in September 2000 and agreed a United Nations Millennium Declaration, a sweeping document which pledged to erase the 'scourge of war', combat …

03 Sep 2010 description


In one dreary morning, I, the pupil of kindergarten #2, became an IDP; to be more specific, I was forced to become an IDP. In several hours, I lost my friends, home and happy childhood. I experienced the horror of hunger and cold. At age of 6, I realized words "peace" and "bread". The vision of endless flow of people worn out from hunger and cold and the taste of a piece of bread I clutched in my fist will never fade from my memory.

05 Jun 2010 description

Australian Government

AusAID Media Release


15 Apr 2010 description

United Nations, New York, 15 April 2010: As part of the efforts to improve transparency on the issue of sexual exploitation and abuse involving peacekeeping personnel, as of December 2009 the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and Field Support (DFS) have begun to issue quarterly press releases to make public updated statistics regarding sexual exploitation and abuse cases in field Missions. During the first quarter of 2010, the Departments reported a total of 24 allegations, ten of them concerning minors.

02 Feb 2010 description

Le Représentant permanent de la France, M. Gérard Araud, qui préside le Conseil de sécurité pendant le mois de février, a présenté cet après-midi le programme de travail du Conseil qui sera marqué par un débat public, le 12 février, sur les « stratégies de transition et de sortie » des opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies.

Ce débat sera précédé, deux jours plus tôt, par des consultations avec le Secrétaire général adjoint aux opérations de maintien de la paix, M.

22 Jan 2010 description

Introduction: New strategies to help peace operations meet today's demands The United Nations' response to conflict and political crises evolved in 2009, as once again UN peace operations were at the centre of global efforts to protect the vulnerable and nurture fragile peace all over the globe.

With its largest deployment ever on the ground, the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support began a major reform effort to perfect the tool of UN peacekeeping as the Organization's flagship peace and security activity.