Yesterday, the 66th General Assembly opened at United Nations Headquarters. On this occasion, internet users were invited to get in touch with Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, via social networks. They were more than 5,000 to ask questions on Facebook, Twitter and Weibo.
In live from New York, the Secretary-General answered a dozen questions, and reasserted UN principles
(solidarity, peace-keeping, etc.) « Creating an organization that would be more efficient and effective is our big challenge and our main goal » he added.
Since the opening of the Millennium Development Goals Summit, on Monday, the 65th General Assembly of the UN entered its working phase. Last week, its task was to define the subjects that will be studied during the present session.
Funding issues – notably that of the UN mission in DRC – is also on the agenda. The way these funds are actually used should also be the subject of many discussions. The Red Helmets Foundation is aware that the importance of donations is linked to the transparency in their utilisation.
Pakistan has been suffering from terrible floods for a whole month now. More than a fifth of the country is currently under water. According to the UN, it is the worst flood in Pakistan's history.
In a letter addressed to Nicole Guedj, the Slovak Republic President, Ivan Gasparovic, expressed his support to the Red Helmets project.
Under the presidency of Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, Togo backs Red Helmets project.
The Togolese President considers that it is necessary to sponsor Nicole Guedj's project, especially regarding its objectives in terms of scouting, coordination and intervention in places of humanitarian catastrophes.
It was with obvious pleasure that Malia’s President, Amadou Toumani Toure, expressed his backing of the Red Helmets’ project to Nicole Guedj.
Burkina Faso, under the presidency of Mister Blaise Compaoré, joined the cause of the Red Helmets.
It is with very strong words that President Ali Bongo notified his support to Nicole Guedj’s project.
Appello alla comunità internazionale e al segretario delle NU di René Préval e dell'ex ministro francese Nicole Guedj "E' stata la catastrofe di troppo. Ci siamo resi conto che non abbiamo imparato niente dalle lezioni dello Tsunami". "Per la disorganizzazione perse troppe vite, serve una forza di reazione rapida che coordini i soccorsi"
Port-au-Prince - Ad un mese dal catastrofico terremoto che ha sconvolto Haiti, l'isola è ancora alle prese con il caos dei soccorsi.
Paris, 05 April 2010 (AFP)- Des "pompiers" de l'ONU ou de l'UE seront-ils déployés sur le terrain lors de prochaines catastrophes naturelles? C'est une des pistes relancées depuis le séisme en Haïti qui a entraîné une prise de conscience sur la nécessité de mieux coordonner l'aide internationale.
Après le tremblement de terre du 12 janvier, la mobilisation a été rapide et l'aide est arrivée en masse. Pourtant la population a attendu des semaines avant de la voir venir, courant dans le chaos après vivres, abris et soins.