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31 Dec 2011 description

Pakistan's vulnerability to natural and human induced disasters is characterized by earthquakes, floods, droughts, cyclones, landslides, sea hazards and a range of complex emergencies. The response to the earthquake of 2005 signified the importance of a national platform to manage and coordinate the response efforts to deal with the risk of disasters in a synchronized manner.

31 Dec 2011 description
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Resumen

El presente informe se basa en una serie de datos originales reunidos por el Grupo Interinstitucional y de Expertos sobre los indicadores de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio, bajo la coordinación del Departamento de Asuntos Económicos y Sociales de la Secretaría de las Naciones Unidas, en respuesta a la petición de la Asamblea General de que se realicen evaluaciones periódicas de los progresos logrados en la consecución de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio.

29 Dec 2011 description

RESUMEN

Los efectos acumulados de todos los eventos asociados tanto a la erupción del volcán Pacaya como de la tormenta tropical Ágatha ocurridos inmediatamente después de la erupción, los incidentes de deslizamientos, inundaciones y destrucción asociada a eventos de lluvias extraordinarias y las tormentas y depresiones tropicales ocurridas entre mayo y septiembre se han consolidado en este informe a pedido del Gobierno de Guatemala con la asesoría de la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), del Banco Mundial y del Sistema de Naciones Unidas.

26 Dec 2011 description

STRUCTURE OF THE UGANDA HUMANITARIAN PROFILE 2012

PART 1. CONTEXT OVERVIEW INTRODUCTION

The Uganda humanitarian profile 2012 is the second version after a decision was made to end the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) in Uganda. It builds on the humanitarian profile for 2011 to provide an update on the humanitarian issues in the country. This is both a preparedness and resource mobilization tool which is updated every year to inform government and the humanitarian community on key humanitarian issues in the country.

16 Dec 2011 description

(16 de diciembre, 2011) Se necesitan al menos 4.329 millones de dólares para rehabilitación, reconstrucción, gestión del riesgo y adaptación al cambio climático en los cinco países de América Central afectados en octubre por la depresión tropical 12E, informó hoy la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).

15 Dec 2011 description

1. Who are we?

The Viet Nam country office is part of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) secretariat regional team in Southeast Asia; it is made of 12 staff - six programme officers (national and international), five administrative staff (national) and one country representative (international). The country office has been in existence since 1991 and reports to the Southeast Asia regional office of the IFRC secretariat, in Bangkok.

2. What is our mission?

14 Dec 2011 description

1 The Americas Zone Mission

The mission of the Americas Zone is to support Americas National Societies to increase humanitarian and development standards, helping them to remain relevant within their country and sustainable and accountable for their actions, guided by the implementation of Strategy 2020.

2 National Society Mission

Preventing and alleviating human suffering, reaching those most vulnerable in every circumstance, promoting the improvement of the quality of their lives and strengthening their capacities .

3 Introduction

14 Dec 2011 description

1 Americas Zone Mission

The mission of the Americas Zone is to support Americas National Societies to increase humanitarian and development standards, helping them to remain relevant within their country and sustainable and accountable for their actions, guided by the implementation of Strategy 2020.

2 National Society Mission

14 Dec 2011 description

1 Americas Zone Mission

The mission of the Americas Zone is to support Americas National Societies to increase humanitarian and development standards, helping them to remain relevant within their country and sustainable and accountable for their actions, guided by the implementation of Strategy 2020.

2 National Society Mission

09 Dec 2011 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11189

Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Plenary
79th & 80th Meetings (AM & PM)

Developing Countries Becoming ‘New Drivers of Economic Development’, Delegate Says at Conclusion of High-level Dialogue on Development Financing

08 Dec 2011 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11186

Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Plenary
77th & 78th Meetings (AM & PM)

Deputy Secretary-General, Noting ‘Fragile, Uneven’ Recovery from Financial Crisis, Declares ‘Aid is not Charity’, But Smart Investment in Global Economy

01 Dec 2011 description
report IRIN

PORT HARCOURT, 30 November 2011 (IRIN) - Residents of Ogoniland, in Rivers State, have been struggling since 2008 to hold oil companies and the Nigerian government to account for catastrophic pollution. Recent reports and NGOs say the longer communities wait for action to be taken, the worse the impact on people's health and livelihoods will get.

16 Nov 2011 description

Rwanda Report Shows Successes and Challenges of Post-Conflict Sustainable Development

Kigali (Rwanda), 16 November 2011 - A major report released today on Rwanda's post-conflict sustainable development urges the country to build on its rehabilitation efforts and seed more opportunities for a transition towards a green economy.

14 Nov 2011 description

MEMO/11/784
Brussels, 14 November 2011

Today, Commissioners Piebalgs and Georgieva, together with EU Development Ministers will meet in Brussels to discuss the situation in the Horn of Africa and exchange ideas about enhanced EU engagement on sustainable agriculture, food security and rural resilience in the region.

18 Oct 2011 description

By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News

Climate change poses "an immediate, growing and grave threat" to health and security around the world, according to an expert conference in London.

Officers in the UK military warned that the price of goods such as fuel is likely to rise as conflict provoked by climate change increases.

Read the full article on the BBC.