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Press conference by force commanders of United Nations peacekeeping operations

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.

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Robust Peacekeeping: The Politics of Force

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. In November, the Security Council's open debate on protection of civilians in armed conflict considered the findings of an independent panel on implementing protection mandates. Looking ahead, the Council's mandate renewal for the UN Mission in the

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On International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, Secretary-General says 'let us draw inspiration from their lives; preserve their memory in our hearts'

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Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's remarks at the wreath-laying ceremony on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers in New York, Friday, 29 May:

Let us begin by observing a minute of silence for our fallen colleagues.

[Minute of silence.]

Thank you for participating in this solemn ceremony. We have just observed a minute of silence for our fallen colleagues.

The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is an occasion to celebrate the invaluable contributions they

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Press conference by Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping

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

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Cluster bomb ban treaty: 138 nations make progress in Vienna - CMC calls for strongest possible treaty

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.

The conference is part of the so-called Oslo Process launched in February when states agreed to conclude a new

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Lebanon donor conference, Darfur conflict to feature in Ban Ki-moon's first overseas trip

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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. Ban's first stop will be Brussels, where he will meet European Commission officials and Hans-Gert Pöttering, the President of the European Parliament, as well as Belgium's King Albert II and its Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt.

The Secretary-General's spokesperson

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UN SC confronts ambitious agenda in 2006, brokering ceasefires, easing difficult transitions, blunting relapses into conflict


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

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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.

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Conseil de sécurité : 2006, année d'une implication plus systématique des organisations et acteurs régionaux compte tenu de l'interaction accrue des crises


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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.

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Press conference by defence minister of France

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. Annan and Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations.

Their discussions, she said, focused in particular on the missions in which France played a central role, such

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Conférence de presse de la Ministre française de la défense au siège de l'ONU

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. Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Secrétaire général adjoint aux opérations de maintien

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Partnership between Télécoms Sans Frontières and the United Nations: TSF appointed "first responder" within the emergency telecoms cluster

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). Created by OCHA and lead by UNICEF, the aim of the ETC is

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Barometro 12 sobre conflictos, derechos humanos y construccion de paz - Julio - Septiembre 2006

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. Esta publicación actualiza los

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Middle East problems expected to top Security Council agenda in September

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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

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Press Conference by Emergency Relief Coordinator

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.
Regarding the Lebanon Conference, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland, who is also United Nations Emergency
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Health action in crises - Highlights No 121 - 14 to 20 Aug 2006

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. The mandate of the WHO Departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.
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Health action in crises - Highlights No 119 - 31 Jul to 06 Aug 2006

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. The mandate of the WHO Departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.