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24 May 2016 description

Market Highlights

  • The US$/SSP exchange rates exhibited daily fluctuations for the better part of April 2016. The local currency gained slight ground against the USD in the intervening period of signing of the Compromise Peace Agreement in the last two weeks of April, only to resume loosing trends thereafter and was exchanging at SSP 36-39/1$ in third week of May in the black market. The persistent shortage of dollars continued to dis-incentivize imports into the country during the reporting month.

23 May 2016 description

56% Of refugees in Uganda are under the age of eighteen

120,208 Refugees and asylum-seekers living in Adjumani Refugee Settlement, Uganda’s largest settlement

2% Of refugees in Uganda are elderly (over the age of 60)

25,873 Refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in Uganda in the first two months of 2016

Solutions Outlook

20 May 2016 description

SG/SM/17759-OBV/1615-PKO/577

SECRÉTAIRE GÉNÉRAL COMMUNIQUÉS DE PRESSE

Vous trouverez ci-après le message du Secrétaire général de l’ONU à l’occasion de la Journée internationale des Casques bleus des Nations Unies, célébrée le 19 mai:

18 May 2016 description

Depuis 2013, la République centrafricaine fait face à une crise humanitaire majeure. Plus de 2,3 millions de personnes ont besoin d'aide. Environ 418.638 personnes sont toujours déplacées dont 52.633 à Bangui. Cette crise a contraint environ 467.468 personnes à se réfugier au Cameroun, au Tchad, en République démocratique du Congo et en République du Congo.

18 May 2016 description

SG/SM/17759-OBV/1615-PKO/577

SECRETARY-GENERAL
PRESS RELEASE

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, “Honouring Our Heroes”, observed on 29 May:

17 May 2016 description
report IRIN

By Jared Ferrie

Colombia’s largest guerrilla group has agreed to release all of its soldiers under age 15. It is a move welcomed by child rights groups but it also highlights the continued use of child soldiers in conflicts around the world.

Read the full article on IRIN

15 May 2016 description

R2P Monitor:

» Provides background on populations at risk of mass atrocity crimes, with particular emphasis on key events and actors and their connection to the threat, or commission, of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

» Offers analysis of the country’s past history in relation to mass atrocity crimes; the factors that have enabled their possible commission, or that prevent their resolution; and the receptivity of the situation to positive influences that would assist in preventing further crimes.