Yearbook of the United Nations, 2001. Part 3, Economic and social questions. Chapter 3, Humanitarian and special economic assistance
In 2001, the United Nations, through the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), continued to coordinate the response of humanitarian agencies, particularly those of the UN system, to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies, promote preparedness and prevention, and facilitate sustainable solutions. The 2001 consolidated inter-agency appeals process was launched globally under the theme “Women and war”. During the year, appeals were launched for Angola,Burundi, the northern Caucasus, the Congo,the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, the Great Lakes region and Central Africa, the Maluku islands of Indonesia, Sierra Leone,Somalia,South-Eastern Europe, the Sudan, Tajikistan, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania and West Africa. The total sought amounted to $2,559 million, of which $1,415 million was received, meeting 55.3 per cent of requirements. In addition, an inter-agency appeal covering Afghanistan for 2001, which sought $332.6 million, received contributions of $150 million, or 45.1 per cent of requirements. In September, a donor alert for Afghanistan, appealing for $662 million and covering October 2001 to March 2002, replaced the appeal; it received contributions of $496 million, or 75 per cent of requirements. OCHA reported contributions to cover assistance in 2001 for natural disasters totalling $332 million, excluding in-kind contributions and services, for 49 situations in 36 countries and two regions. Through the Response Coordination and Emergency Services Branches, OCHA mobilized and coordinated assistance to 67 natural disasters. The United Nations mine-action policy document, which continued to guide UN agencies and their partners in implementing their mine-action responsibilities, was further developed in 2001. In October, the Secretary-General presented the United Nations mine-action strategy for 2001-2005, intended to turn the policy into concrete action. He also outlined the United Nations policy on information management for mine action. During the year, preparations were under way for the final review and appraisal in 2002 of the implementation of the United Nations New Agenda for the Development of Africa in the 1990s.
UN - UN. General Assembly - UN. Economic and Social Council - UN System - UN. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE - DISASTER RELIEF - DISASTER PREVENTION - DISASTER PREPAREDNESS - NATURAL DISASTERS - COORDINATION WITHIN UN SYSTEM - ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE - PALESTINIANS - RESOURCES MOBILIZATION
Yearbook of the United Nations, 2001. v. 55; Vol. 55
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