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The Special Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti

In May 2009 the United Nations announced the appointment of former United States President Bill Clinton as the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Haiti. In August, Dr. Paul Farmer was appointed as Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti. Both Mr. Clinton and Dr. Farmer have a direct reporting line to the Secretary-General and are on a $1 a year contract.

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MINUSTAH - United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti

The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) was established on 1 June 2004 after President Bertrand Aristide departed Haiti for exile in the aftermath of an armed conflict which spread to several cities across the country. The devastating earthquake of 12 January 2010, which resulted in more than 220,000 deaths (according to Haitian Government figures), including 96 UN peacekeepers, delivered a severe blow to the country's already shaky economy and infrastructure.

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United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in Ecuador

Ecuador has been described by analysts as one of the most unequal societies in the world. To ensure that most people get at least the basic resources for survival is a huge challenge. UNICEF has a long and recognized experience in supporting the provision of basic social services of health, nutrition, education, child development and protection, in attending children when they are in emergencies, and in promoting the rights of children.

Website: http://www.unicef.org/ecuador/index.html

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ecuador

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is committed to sustainable development. Since Ecuador is a country under constant change with economic recession and natural disasters affecting the country, UNDP’s efforts are manifold. In the United Nation’s inter-agency work for crisis

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Ban Ki-moon stresses importance of disaster risk reduction

In a thematic debate on

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Fri, 13/04/2012 - 08:38
Fri, 04/13/2012

UN kicks off talks on new blueprint for disaster risk reduction

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Thu, 03/08/2012

South-East Asian Nations Call for Greater Investment in Disaster Risk Reduction to Protect Economic Growth

The 2011 floods that caused unprecedented devastation across South-East Asia have highlighted the need for stepped up investment in

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Thu, 02/23/2012

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