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  Mendes on Iraq, Afganistan, in Spectrezine
It was renamed and expanded to the Office of Special Plans in October 2002 to handle prewar and postwar planning.
Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (for postwar Iraq)
Denis Halliday, the former UN Assistant Secretary General and UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator in Iraq recently stated that the bombing of the UN in Iraq was payback for collusion with the US.
www.spectrezine.org /war/Mendes7.htm   (3950 words)

 The World Factbook 2004 -- Field Listing - Economy - overview
Priority areas for reconstruction include the construction of education, health, and sanitation facilities, enhancement of administrative capacity, the development of the agricultural sector, and the rebuilding of road, energy, and telecommunication links.
The country receives substantial amounts of reconstruction assistance and humanitarian aid from the international community but will have to prepare for an era of declining assistance.
In addition, most overseas development assistance ceased after the junta suppressed the democracy movement in 1988 and subsequently ignored the results of the 1990 election.
www.brainyatlas.com /fields/2116.html   (16442 words)

 Coffee Kids | How You Can Help | Disaster Relief
Some of the efforts that the fund is preparing to support include the reconstruction of a Madrasa (Islamic girls boarding school) that was badly damaged by the earthquakes in Bener Meriah and the repair of four mosques in the villages of Bener Kalifah, Wih Tenang, Pante Raya, and Pondok Sayur.
Since official assistance for the IDPs in the highlands is minimal due to priority emphasis in the coastal areas, we anticipate the need for continued assistance to them as they seek to transition to potential resettlement in the coming weeks and months.
While shelter and reconstruction is needed in Takengon, the area was spared from the much more severe devastation caused by the tsunamis in the coastal lowland parts of Aceh.
www.coffeekids.org /help/emergency.htm   (4213 words)

 Maxwell School of Syracuse University
Catherine Bertini is professor of practice in public administration with areas of expertise in humanitarian relief, international and nonprofit organizations, and hunger and food policy.
She has served as an advisor to many federal agencies, including the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Personnel Management, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Patent and Trademark Office.
Robinson directed a USAID Technical Assistance team on Integrated Regional Development in Peru for three years in the 1980s, and also has served as geographical advisor to the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
www.maxwell.syr.edu /news/expertise/bios.asp   (8158 words)

 Turkey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By 18 September 1922 the occupying armies were repelled and the country saw the birth of a Turkish state.
On 1 November 1922 the Turkish Grand National Assembly formally abolished the office of the Sultan, ending 631 years of Ottoman rule.
However, the Iraq war faced strong domestic opposition in Turkey and as such, the Turkish parliament voted against allowing US troops to attack Iraq from its south-eastern border.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Turkey   (4971 words)

 Post-war Iraq - SourceWatch
.PDF: Reconstructing Iraq: A Guide to the Issues (http://www.unfoundation.org/files/pdf/2003/ReconstructingIraqfinal.pdf) from the United Nations Foundation and Open Society Institute, provides concise background information on post-war reconstruction, on the unique challenges presented by Iraq, and on the implications of the new Security Council Resolution.
It's not just that reconstruction is much more expensive than it should be.
The Bush administration's promises of more competitive bidding and more use of Iraqi labor are welcome, but difficult to put much faith in.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Post-war_Iraq   (1276 words)

 Flagrancy to Reason
Many of the hospital reconstruction contracts fell into the hands of Parsons Corporation, curiously.
I remember this very well, because Brian Urquhart, at that time assistant secretary general of the United Nations, in charge of UN observers on Israel's northern border, invited me to his office on the 38th floor of the UN hq in mid-Manhattan and showed me all the current reports from the zone.
The high level Western bureaucrats and their wealthy sovereign clients can be put on display like a reality set-piece, a la The Office, perhaps, in a cross with Yes Prime Minister.
www.flagrancy.net   (4678 words)

From MSU Today: Jim Cotter is senior associate director of admissions at MSU.
The MSU Office of Admissions will unveil a revamped Website on July 1.
Jim joins us to talk about the profile of the typical Spartan and how that profile has changed over the years.
www.spartanpodcast.com   (3121 words)

 C4I.org - Computer Security and Intelligence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
Job and volunteer openings in the global humanitarian community
Pentagon IG Report on Allegations of Breaches of Security by Dr. John M. Deutch: Federation of American Scientists
www.pcic.net   (1093 words)

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