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02 May 2018 description

Report sounds alarm on soil pollution

How is soil contamination affecting our food and putting our health at risk? Information gaps cloud the answer

2 May 2018, Rome - Soil pollution poses a worrisome threat to agricultural productivity, food safety, and human health, but far too little is known about the scale and severity of that threat, warns a new FAO report released today at the start of a global symposium

19 Sep 2017 description

Vienna, Austria, September 19, 2017. The 160th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved nearly US$250 million of new development funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.

02 Oct 2015 description
report World Bank

The Annual Report is prepared by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA)--collectively known as the World Bank--in accordance with the by-laws of the two institutions. The President of the IBRD and IDA and the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors submits the Report, together with the accompanying administrative budgets and audited financial statements, to the Board of Governors.

05 Aug 2015 description

This report covers the period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014

Red Cross Staff receive confirmed Ebola patients at the then new Ebola treatment Centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone in September. More than 25,000 cases have been registered and more than 10,000 deaths in the worst Ebola epidemic the world has seen. National Societies continue to be on the forfront of the reponse and the IFRC, and its Secretariat have worked together to support them.
IFRC/2014

Overview

Programme outcome

19 Aug 2014 description

Snapshot 13-19 August

Yemen: The 9 August Al Jawf ceasefire has been broken. Access to people affected by the conflict in Al Jawf is extremely limited due to persistent insecurity, and it is very difficult to obtain information. Almost 3,000 people have died in violence since the National Dialogue Conference took place on 25 January.

15 Jun 2012 description

“I see Africa as a fundamental part of our interconnected world – as partners with America on behalf of the future we want for all our children. That partnership must be grounded in mutual responsibility and mutual respect.”

President Barack Obama
July 11, 2009,
Accra, Ghana

15 Jun 2012 description

The White House Blog

The Future of America’s Partnership with Sub-Saharan Africa

Grant T. Harris
June 14, 2012
10:05 AM EDT

Today, President Obama took another step in deepening our partnerships with the nations and peoples of sub-Saharan Africa. In signing a new Presidential Policy Directive on the region, President Obama has committed the United States to a forward-looking strategy in which we will work closely with our African partners to advance the prosperity, security, and dignity that citizens deserve.

14 Jun 2012 description

Ottawa―The results of Canada's commitments to developing countries are now easier to access after Canada's Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, released the Development for Results 2010-2011 report today.

13 Apr 2012 description
report G8

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 12, 2012

Following is the text of the G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting Chair's Statement:

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24 Nov 2011 description
report UN Security Council

SC/10457

Security Council
6668th Meeting (AM)

Council Must Be Free to Scan Horizon for Potential Friction on Basis of Evidence From Experts on Thematic Issues, Not Just in Response to Violence, Asserts Speaker

28 Sep 2011 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11155

Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Plenary
28th, 29th & 30th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

World Leaders Came to Express ‘Hopes and Needs of Their Nations’,
Salute Courage of Those Who Fought for Freedom, Dignity, Democracy around Globe

“It has been an historic and unforgettable debate,” said the President of the General Assembly this evening as he closed the annual event, but it was now time to shift attention to the crucial next step, “turning talk into real impact”.

27 Sep 2011 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11154

Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Plenary
25th, 26th & 27th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Reeling from Economic Downturn, Poorest Nations Pin Hopes on Global Strategies,
Cooperation; Ways Outlined to Ease Horn of Africa Crisis, Enhance Food Security

23 Sep 2011 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11151

Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Plenary
15th, 16th & 18th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Speakers Ask Organization to Heed Opportunity Presented by Momentous Social,
Political Convulsions to ‘Speak Out and Act’, Stand Up against Persecuting Regimes

16 Sep 2011 description
report UN News Service

15 September 2011 – The world is undergoing “a moment of uncommon turbulence,” facing enormous political, economic, humanitarian and environmental challenges, but the United Nations stands ready to help deal with all of them, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Briefing journalists at UN Headquarters in New York ahead of next week’s opening of the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate, Mr. Ban said the agenda of world leaders is more crowded than ever.

20 Jul 2011 description

INTRODUCTION

Humanitarian country teams in each crisis with a consolidated appeal (or comparable concerted action plan) have completed their mid-year reviews, compiling information on outputs to date compared to the targets stated in their plans for 2011, analyzing key humanitarian indicators and trends, re-calibrating their strategies and re-validating the detailed operational plans and funding requests. This document summarizes trends, innovations, and (in the second part) each country’s mid-year review.