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02 Jul 2013 description

Despite the fragile situation in southern Lebanon, both sides were respecting resolution 1701 (2006) — which calls for a full cessation of hostilities between Hizbullah and Israel — the Commander of United Nations troops in the area said at a Headquarters press conference today.

“Calm is prevailing,” said Major General Paolo Serra, Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which is mandated to monitor the cessation of hostilities, assist the Government and Armed Forces of Lebanon and support the local population.

17 Dec 2009 description

J. Nealin Parker

Center on International Cooperation

Introduction

Robust peacekeeping and, in particular, protection of civilians garnered significant attention in 2009. In January, the Australian and Uruguayan governments hosted a conference on civilian protection designed to convince wary member states.

20 May 2009 description

While the activities of huge, complex peacekeeping operations in Darfur and the Democratic Republic of the Congo grabbed the headlines, there were several smaller United Nations missions carrying out their mandates "quietly and effectively" and, along the way, helping to improve the lives of local populations in their host countries, the world body's top peacekeeping official said today.

During his quarterly press conference at Headquarters, Alain Le Roy, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, said the United Nations managed 18 missions, far more than the two …

07 Dec 2007 description

Vienna, Austria, 7 December 2007 - The third major international conference on cluster munitions ended successfully today as consensus emerged on a number of important issues to be included in the new ban treaty to be signed in 2008, including victim assistance, clearance, stockpile destruction and international cooperation and assistance. Important work remains to ensure that exceptions do not weaken a comprehensive ban.

18 Jan 2007 description
report UN News Service

The reconstruction of Lebanon, the conflict in Darfur and the situation in Somalia will be on the agenda when Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon heads to Europe and Africa next week for his first overseas visit since taking the reins at the United Nations on 1 January.

Mr.

12 Jan 2007 description
report UN Security Council


CS/8940

Aperçu des travaux du Conseil de sécurité en 2006

Tandis que sa représentativité est plus que jamais questionnée par l’Assemblée générale, pour qu’il reflète enfin les évolutions géopolitiques survenues depuis la fin de la guerre froide, le Conseil de sécurité aura, en 2006, été mobilisé par une série de crises d’une extrême gravité qui ont mis à l’épreuve sa capacité à maintenir la paix et la sécurité internationales.

12 Jan 2007 description
report UN Security Council


Major Concerns Addressed Include War in Lebanon, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Sudan, Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Iraq, Afghanistan, Terrorism

SC/8940

Security Council
2006 Round-up

In the face of complex and interrelated threats that spanned the globe and crisscrossed national and regional borders, the United Nations Security Council confronted an ambitious agenda in 2006 by brokering cessations of hostilities, easing difficult transitions and blunting relapses into conflict.

20 Oct 2006 description

La Ministre française de la défense, Mme Michèle Alliot-Marie, a déclaré aujourd'hui lors d'une visite à l'ONU que les survols du Liban par l'aviation israélienne devaient cesser car «ils fragilisent la résolution 1701 (2006)», qui a permis de mettre un terme aux hostilités entre Israël et le Hezbollah en août dernier.

Mme Alliot-Marie, qui effectue depuis mercredi une visite de quatre jours aux États-Unis, a rencontré à New York le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, M.Kofi Annan, ainsi que M.

20 Oct 2006 description

The Government of France and Secretary-General Kofi Annan held very similar analyses of peacekeeping needs around the world, French Defence Minister Michèle Alliot-Marie told correspondents at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon.

"Changes or improvements of the work that can be done by United Nations forces" were a focus of the broad review of missions she had conducted with Mr.

11 Oct 2006 description

Pau- 11th October 2006. Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF), the United Nations Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), have officially announced, Wednesday the 4th of October in New York, a partnership to provide telecommunications to the humanitarian community in all world crises.

Within the reform of the United Nations, TSF has been appointed "First Responder" of the Emergency Telecoms Cluster (ETC).

30 Sep 2006 description

00 Introducción

El "Barómetro" es un informe trimestral editado en castellano y en inglés por la Unidad de Alerta de la Escola de Cultura de Pau de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, que analiza los acontecimientos ocurridos en el mundo a lo largo del trimestre (julio-setiembre 2006) a través de ocho apartados: conflictos armados, tensiones, procesos de paz, rehabilitación posbélica, crisis humanitarias, desarme, derechos humanos y Derecho Internacional Humanitario y dimensión de género en la construcción de la paz.

05 Sep 2006 description
report UN News Service

The crises and problems of the Middle East will be at the forefront of a busy Security Council programme this month, Ambassador Adamantios Vassilakis of Greece, which holds the Council presidency for September, said today as he outlined the 15-member body's schedule.

The situation in Lebanon following the cessation of hostilities last month between the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) and Hizbollah, events in the occupied Palestinian territory, and the question of Iran's nuclear ambitions are among the issues likely to be discussed.

Secretary-General Kofi Annan may brief the …

30 Aug 2006 description

At a Headquarters press conference this afternoon, the United Nations top humanitarian official informed correspondents about forthcoming conferences on Lebanon's early recovery and the humanitarian situation in the Palestinian Territories that are going to take place in Stockholm tomorrow and Friday, and outlined his efforts to address humanitarian emergencies in various parts of the world.

20 Aug 2006 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Department for Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters.

06 Aug 2006 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Department for Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters.