Contribution to OHCHR Activities in Somalia 2012

Contract partner: OHCHR - Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - SwitzerlandCountry: Somalia Funding amount: € 500.000,00Project start: 01.01.2012End: 31.12.2014

Short Description:

Overall goal

Somalia has suffered a human rights crisis for the last 20 years, further exacerbated by the famine resulting from the drought. In this context of generalized crisis, civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights are violated on a large scale. The protection of civilians in the armed conflict and the absence of rule of law are key human rights concerns. An entire generation has grown up without access to education and the country as a whole suffers from a lack of knowledge about human rights. Women and children’s rights are routinely violated.

Somalia, with the support of OHCHR and the United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS), engaged actively in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Human Rights Council. In September 2011, Somalia accepted, fully or in part, all 155 UPR recommendations formulated by Member States. The UPR recommendations provide a comprehensive roadmap for improving the human rights situation in Somalia..

The OHCHR’s thematic priorities for Somalia in 2012 and 2013 are:

¿ Protecting human rights in situations of violence and insecurity, with a focus on the protection of civilians and the most vulnerable, including internally displaced persons (IDPs), children, women and journalists.

¿ Combating impunity and strengthening accountability, the rule of law, and democratic societies, with an emphasis on institution and capacity building.

¿ Countering discrimination, with a special focus on discrimination against IDPs, women and ethnic minorities.

project number2676-04/2011
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.