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Yearbook of the United Nations, 2005. Part 3, Economic and social questions. Chapter 3, Humanitarian and special economic assistance
In 2005, the United Nations, through the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), continued to mobilize and coordinate humanitarian assistance to respond to international emergencies. During the year, consolidated inter-agency appeals were launched for Angola, Benin, Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, Chechnya and neighbouring republics of the Russian Federation, the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Eritrea, the Great Lakes region, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, the Indian Ocean region, Malawi, the Niger, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Somalia, the South Asia subregion, the Sudan, Uganda, and the West and Central Africa subregions. OCHA-received contributions for natural disaster assistance totalling $7.6 billion. The Ad Hoc Advisory Groups on Burundi, Guinea-Bissau and Haiti continued to develop long-term programmes of support for those countries. The World Conference on Disaster Reduction (Kobe,Hyogo, Japan, 18-22 January) concluded a review of the 1994 Yokohama Strategy and Plan of Action and adopted the Hyogo Declaration and the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. The Framework included strategic goals and priority actions aimed at the substantial reduction of disaster losses, in lives and in the social, economic and environmental assets of communities and countries over the following 10 years. The Conference also issued the common statement of the special session on the Indian Ocean disaster: risk reduction for a safer future.
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 - WHITE HELMETS - RESOURCES MOBILIZATION
Yearbook of the United Nations, 2005 v. 59; Vol. 59
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