NGO REGISTRATION/ EXEMPTIONS:
To continue to build the capacities of teachers, and in specific efforts to promote girls' education, the Community Girls Special Project (CGSP) was given a boost when an education expert from the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) conducted a teacher training in Nyal. 15 participants attended this training, which is aimed at ensuring quality education for girls.
Niños y niñas en la mira de los secuestradores.
1996 - 2003
Las víctimas del secuestro, una realidad presente
(the issue prepared by HRC «Memorial» in Nazran)
Human Rights Center «Memorial» offers its ensuing information bulletin based on the results of monitoring the human rights situation in the Chechen Republic and the process of overcoming consequences of 1992 conflict in Prigorodny district of North Osetia.
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The Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is centrally placed towards the North-Northeast. Areas in proximity of the ITCZ will continue to experience relatively higher rainfall while those further away will experience sporadic or localized rainfall. However, even with only localized rainfall, planting need not be delayed any further as the rainfall received so far is adequate to support germination.
- This report provides an update of activities
carried out under the Multi-Country Demobilization and Reintegration Program
(MDRP) since the time of the previous quarterly progress report (July to
September 2003). The report is organized by the four main components of
the MDRP, namely: (i) national demobilization and reintegration programs;
(ii) special projects; (iii) regional activities; and (iv) overall program
management. A revised work plan for the period January to March 2004 is
also included in this report.
I. National Programs
Chapter 1- Introduction
Peace Winds Japan responded rapidly to the tragic earthquake that hit the south eastern Iran city of Bam on Friday, December 26. PWJ's first dispatch, consisting of two staff members with previous experience in the region, flew out the following day of the 27th and arrived that same night in Tehran.
2.7 million beneficiaries will be without WFP assistance in January 2004 !!
A 60,000 MT contribution from the USA and a donation of 9,700 MT from ECHO has been confirmed but the commodities and arrival dates are not yet known. With these two contributions the pipeline for the coming six months looks slightly better than previously feared. However, about 2.7 million beneficiaries will still be deprived of cereal rations in January.
USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI) Sri Lanka program assists in generating greater support for a negotiated peace settlement that will end long-standing conflict in Sri Lanka. To accomplish this aim, OTI has three objectives:
- demonstrate tangible benefits of peace;
- iincrease the amount and exchange of
information and diverse points of view on peace issues among various levels
of society and within different communities and,
I. NATIONAL CONTEXT
The Colombian Congress approved the "Anti-Terrorist Statute" during the eighth and last debate of the Plenary session in 2003. Articles 15, 24, 28 and 250 of the Political Constitution will thereby be modified as follows: electronic eavesdropping, raids, arrests and searches can be performed without a court order and the Military Forces have been granted judicial police prerogatives.
Note: Map production date estimated.
The United Nations family in Sierra Leone offers deepest condolences to the bereaved families of peacekeepers from Bangladesh, who were killed in an aircrash on 25 December 2003, over Benin. The UN has confirmed that two Bangladeshi peacekeepers working for the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and 13 from UNAMSIL were on board the flight, which crashed near Cotonou.
24-31 December 2003
The planning for upcoming relocations from irregular shelters to formal camps continues and the next locations to be targeted is the Masonic Temple (2,000), Ministry of Internal Affairs (527) and Kendija (100), all situated in Monrovia.
Members of the IDP Committee have reviewed a number of so-called spontaneous IDP settlements and found the Montserrado settlements and their surrounding communities to be prioritized for inter-agency assessments planned to commence around 5 January 2004.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2003/0165
OCHA Situation Report No. 9
Iran - Earthquake
Occurred on 26 December 2003
An UN Flash Appeal will be launched early January 2004.
This report is based on information provided by the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team in Bam, the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Tehran, as well as by OCHA headquarters.
(New York, 31 December 2003): Rainfall in much of Southern Africa has been very low to date, leading to delayed planting in Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa and Mozambique, according to the UN Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Support Office (RIACSO). Farmers who planted despite the less than optimal conditions could face a reduced yield, while the window for re-planting is closing.