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01 Jul 2009 description

Walter Kälin, the Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons and Co-director of the Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, addresses the importance of a human rights approach to HIV/AIDS in the context of internal displacement and, in particular, the issue of access of people displaced within their country to essential HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services. The speech was given at the twenty-fourth meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board in June 2009.

29 Apr 2009 description


Foreign aid has played a major role in Ethiopia's development effort since the end of World War II. It has been instrumental in bridging the country's savings-investment and foreign exchange gaps. Its importance as a source of financing for the development of capacity building (human capital, administrative capacity, institutional building, and policy reforms) is also unquestionable. Thus, increasing efforts were made to mobilize foreign aid in the last two regimes.