Yearbook of the United Nations, 2002. Part 3, Economic and social questions. Chapter 3, Humanitarian and special economic assistance
In 2002, the United Nations, through the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), continued to mobilize and coordinate humanitarian assistance to respond to the world's most pressing emergencies. During the year, consolidated inter-agency appeals were launched for Afghanistan, Angola, Burundi, the northern Caucasus, the Congo, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, the Great Lakes region and Central Africa, Guinea, Indonesia, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Eastern Europe, the Southern Africa region, the Sudan, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Uganda, West Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The appeals sought $4.4 billion to assist about 45 million beneficiaries. Some $2.9 billion was received, meeting 66.3 per cent of requirements. OCHA also mobilized and coordinated assistance in the amount of $263 million for 67 natural disasters. The final review and appraisal of the United Nations New Agenda for the Development of Africa in the 1990s was conducted in 2002. The Assembly decided to bring the New Agenda to a close and endorsed the New Partnership for Africa's Development, the region's own development initiative, adopted in 2001 by the Organization of African Unity. At a high-level plenary meeting in September, the Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the New Partnership for Africa's Development. The Economic and Social Council decided to consider creating, at the request of any African country emerging from conflict, an ad hoc advisory group to elaborate long-term programmes of support. It established such a group on Guinea-Bissau.
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Yearbook of the United Nations, 2002. v. 56; Vol. 56
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