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29 Apr 2011 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2010

In brief

Programme outcome: The programmes supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Tajikistan are in line with the Strategy 2020 strategic aims to save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disaster and crises; to enable healthy and safe living; to build strong National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

28 Apr 2011 description

Since 2003, The UN Country Team, in cooperation with the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), has supported humanitarian, reconstruction and development programmes, in areas ranging from immediate humanitarian assistance to modernization of state institutions.
Social service delivery, particularly in the areas of health, education, water and sanitation, have been priority areas at local level and in all programmes particular attention has been paid to the situation of women, children and young people.

21 Apr 2011 description

Renewed optimism following year of harsh environmental realities for Haiti

Port-au-Prince (Haiti), 21 April 2011 - The stark environmental challenges in Haiti during 2010 and opportunities for a more sustainable future are presented in a new publication from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

08 Apr 2011 description

ECA Press Release No. 39/2011

Addis Ababa, 06 April 2011 (ECA) - The second Pan-African Climate and Health workshop concluded Wednesday, April 6, in Addis Ababa as part of ongoing debates that will see Africa speaking with one voice on health at the December 2011 17th Conference of Parties (CoP 17) to take place in Durban, South Africa.

04 Apr 2011 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The United Nations Strategic Framework is a planning framework for the programmes and operational activities of the United Nations system in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea for the period 2011-2015. It is the culmination of a year-long process, involving consultations between resident and non-resident agencies, government representatives, NGOs, donors and other partners to reach a common understanding on the goals and objectives which will guide the collaborative work of the United Nations agencies in the coming period.

31 Jan 2011 description

In this issue

♦ Global Project Launch and Design 1-2

♦ Meet the Team 3

♦ Tools and Lessons from Kenya: Dealing with the Media 4-5

♦ Featured Project: Fiji 6

21 Jan 2011 description
report Oxfam

(Extract)

Our year

Against the backdrop of the global economic crisis, the food crisis and climate-related humanitarian crises, the past year has seen Oxfam working hard with partners and allies to address the impact of global shocks on poor people around the world. Increasingly, we are trying to increase the resilience of people living in poverty and put them at the center of our efforts.

01 Dec 2010 description

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) made important strides in 2010 with the convening of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) and the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus Eight (ADMM Plus Eight). The establishment of these institutions reflects ASEAN's focus on the development of responsive regional mechanisms.

01 Dec 2010 description

As the global population grows and incomes in poor countries rise, so too, will the demand for food, placing additional pressure on sustainable food production. Climate change adds a further challenge, as changes in temperature and precipitation threaten agricultural productivity and the capacity to feed the world's population. This study assesses how serious the danger to food security might be and suggests some steps policymakers can take to remedy the situation.

Using various modeling techniques, the authors project 15 different future scenarios for food security through 2050.

01 Nov 2010 description

This year's Report celebrates the contributions of the human development approach, which is as relevant as ever to making sense of our changing world and finding ways to improve people's well-being.

Indeed, human development is an evolving idea-not a fixed, static set of precepts-and as the world changes, analytical tools and concepts evolve.

So this Report is also about how the human development approach can adjust to meet the challenges of the new millennium.

31 Oct 2010 description

IN THIS ISSUE October 2010 | vol 04

TIMELINE
03 September in a glance

COMMUNITY
04 Tawilla’s newly displaced population
06 Seasonal journey of the Baggara
07 IDPs speaking with one voice

CULTURE
08 Henna, the traditional body art

ENVIRONMENT
10 Combating climate change

WOMEN
12 Investing in safe child delivery
14 Promoting women’s rights

01 Sep 2010 description
report Irish Aid

In a world already facing serious global development challenges, including the impact of climate change, food insecurity, population growth and persistent and growing inequality, the economic and financial crisis has had a particularly severe impact on people living in the poorest and least developed countries. Coming in the wake of huge increases in food prices in 2007 and 2008, the crisis will make it more difficult for the poorest developing countries, particularly in sub- Saharan Africa, to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.

01 Sep 2010 description

Catastrophes environnementales, risques urbains, crises économiques et alimentaires, dangers d'épizooties, risques technologiques ... Comprendre et se préparer aux risques à venir.

01 Sep 2010 description

The past two decades have delivered unprecedented progress in the quality of life across the developing world. Progress has not been uniform, and there have been setbacks and disappointments. But, overall, the rate of progress in reducing poverty and increasing access to basic health, education, water and other essential services has been without precedent in many countries' histories.

31 Jul 2010 description

In this Issue

Security
4| Protecting civilians: UNAMID’s top priority
5| UNAMID Indonesian Police Unit gains people’s trust

Culture
6| Nyala’s youth debate future
6| Keeping Darfur heritage alive

Community
8| Making bricks, a community affair
10| The re-awakening of a village
11| High-tech blocks make quick impact

Women
12| Having their say
12| Profiling Darfur’s women leaders

UNAMID
14| The Police Commissioner’s road trip

01 Jul 2010 description

Le rapport sur la coopération internationale est publié par la Direction du développement et de la coopération (DDC) et le Secrétariat d'Etat à l'économie (SECO). Structuré par zones géographiques d'engagement, le rapport montre au travers d'exemples concrets les domaines dans lesquels la Suisse, par la coopération au développement, la coopération avec l'Europe de l'Est et l'aide humanitaire, aide à trouver des solutions aux problèmes locaux, régionaux et mondiaux.

02 Jun 2010 description

CONTENTS

• Introduction: food and nutrition security in West Africa: opportunities and challenges 1

• Soaring food prices, climate change and bioenergy: new challenges for food security and nutrition 2

• Collaborating on nutrition and food security: Implications for the health and agriculture sectors 7

• Capacity development: challenges and opportunities 11

• Implications of a resilient and sustainable smallholder food production system in West Africa on food security, nutrition and health of the population 14