Une stratégie unique qui englobe pour la première fois l’aide humanitaire, la coopération technique et financière, les mesures de politique économique et commerciale et la coopération avec les pays de l’Est : ce tournant important a été salué aussi bien par le Parlement que par l’opinion publique, soulignent le directeur de la DDC Martin Dahinden et Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, Secrétaire d’Etat et directrice du SECO, dans le rapport annuel 2012 sur la coopération internationale de la Suisse qui vient de sortir de presse.
The just-published 2012 Annual Report on Switzerland's International Cooperation sets out a unified strategy that encompasses – for the first time – humanitarian aid, technical and financial cooperation, economic and trade policy measures, and cooperation with the countries of Eastern Europe. SDC Director-General Martin Dahinden and State Secretary and Director of SECO Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch stress that this important milestone has been welcomed both by Parliament and by public opinion.
By UN Women’s first anniversary at the start of 2012, we could look back on a year of accomplishment.
It was a year of rapid progress but also challenges, both those inherent in the creation of a new organization, and those taking place in the outside world. UN Women rose to these demands, leveraging results in line with our Strategic Plan. As detailed in this Annual Report, we expanded country programmes, backed the evolution of international gender equality standards, and championed women’s empowerment across the UN system.
Australia is assisting Pacific nations better prepare for natural disasters and extreme weather, with a focus on building resilience throughout the region to the impacts of climate change.
Australia’s funding includes:
$32 million over the next four years to support 14 Pacific countries to use local weather, climate and sea level data to plan for unusual and extreme weather
$16 million over the next four years to help Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Tonga build their resilience to natural disasters
Haïti, trois ans plus tard… depuis le séisme dévastateur du 12 janvier 2010, d’énormes d’efforts ont été consentis pour aider le gouvernement à atteindre ses objectifs et améliorer les conditions de vie des Haïtiennes et Haïtiens.
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Les effets des crises alimentaire et nutritionnelle se ressentent encore par une grande partie de la population en Mauritanie. L’assistance conjointe du Gouvernement et des partenaires d’aide dans le cadre du plan EMEL a permis de répondre aux besoins urgents des communautés les plus affectées. Cependant, ces communautés restent encore fragilisées par les chocs cumulés des crises précédentes.
Working with Germany to improve water and sanitation services in Zimbabwe, benefiting 1.65 million people.
With the UK, working to reduce extreme poverty, vulnerability and hunger by delivering regular, guaranteed cash transfers to over 900,000 chronically food-insecure people in northern Kenya.
With France, supporting reduced food insecurity in Africa by improving agricultural productivity, sustainability and resilience to climate change.
Famine conditions were still present in parts of southern Somalia when the previous humanitarian appeal for Somalia was launched in December 2011. On 3 February, the famine was declared over, largely due to the delivery of aid under extremely difficult conditions and the exceptional harvest at the start of 2012.
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2013/01000
Thursday, November 22, 2012 11:16 AM - St. George's, Grenada
St George’s, Grenada, 22 November, 2012: A two member delegation from the German International Cooperation (GIZ), the implementing agency of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany met with Ministry of Environment officials this week to finalise plans for the implementation of climate change adaptation project for Grenada which will begin in 2013 for a period of four (4) years.
As of 1 November, the total number of Malian refugees in Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Algeria, Togo and Guinea is 208,306 persons. The new figure of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali as a result of the crisis is estimated at 203,843. The current number of Malian refugees and IDPs is 412,149 persons.
For the first time ever, Norway’s aid budget exceeds NOK 30 billion. Equitable distribution of resources and opportunities, green energy and gender equality are major priority areas in the proposed development assistance budget for 2013.
Since 2004, the aid budget has doubled, from NOK 15 billion to NOK 30 billion.
Australia and the World Bank Group Partnership: Unlocking potential, achieving results
This report highlights the achievements of the Australia – World Bank Group Partnership.
Headline results in 2012
Access to finance provided to more than 500,000 people in the Pacific.
In honor of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ second anniversary, the United States is pleased to announce that total investment in support of the Alliance and clean cookstoves has reached up to $114 million. This investment represents a nearly $10 million increase over the past year and will help the Alliance achieve its goal of enabling 100 million homes to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020.
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Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs Pacific island countries will receive assistance to become more resilient to climate change and to help save lives when disasters strike, under an announcement made today at the Pacific Islands Forum.
Low-lying Pacific countries are extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
This assistance will help Pacific nations to be better prepared for natural disasters and extreme weather conditions.
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EU launches 2012 Report on Development Cooperation with Indonesia
Indonesia is a key strategic partner for the European Union (EU). The EU and its Member States, together, provided more than € 500 million(1) to strengthen Indonesia and support the country in its efforts to achieve its development objectives, according to a 2012 report, launched by the EU today (2/8) in Jakarta.
UNDP has a presence on the ground in over 170 countries and territories and decades of concrete development experience in countries ranging from fragile States to middle-income countries like Brazil and Indonesia. This, combined with our four focus areas — poverty reduction and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); democratic governance; crisis prevention and recovery; and environment and sustainable development — make us uniquely situated and qualified to answer the UN’s call for a better and more sustainable future.
“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,