25e & 26e séances plénières, matin & après-midi
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS
La Syrie et les changements climatiques de nouveau au cœur du débat
Continuing to address the broad range of challenges facing the global community, Heads of State and Government along with other high-level representatives hailed recent diplomatic successes, while decrying the plight of refugees and the crises leading to their flight, during day four of the General Assembly’s annual debate.
Dryness worsens in Ethiopia and coastal West Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
Below-average rainfall over several bimodal areas of Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria has led to a rapid increase in moisture deficits and a degradation of ground conditions. Reduced rainfall is expected during in the region during lateSeptember.
The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 547th meeting held on 26 September 2015, at the level of Heads of State and Government, adopted the following decision on the situation in Western Sahara:
Takes note of the briefing by the Commission on the situation in Western Sahara;
Recalls its earlier pronouncements on the situation in Western Sahara, namely communiqué PSC/PR/COMM/1.(CDXCVI) and press statement PSC/PR/COMM.2(DII) adopted at its 496th and 503rd meetings held on 27 March and 30 April 2015, respectively;
THE UNITED NATIONS FOCAL POINT FOR MINE ACTION
UNMAS was created in 1997 as the focal point for mine action within the United Nations system. UNMAS coordinates United Nations mine action entities to ensure a coherent and effective approach to reducing the impact of explosive remnants of war (ERW). UNMAS works with partners at field and headquarters level to ensure that humanitarian priorities are upheld and duplication of effort is avoided through effective coordination and dialogue.
14 September 2015
High-level Dignitaries from Sri Lanka, Mexico and the United Kingdom Address the Council
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Major General Muhammad Tayyab Azam of Pakistan as the Force Commander of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).
Major General Azam will succeed Major General Major Imam Edy Mulyono of Indonesia, whose tour of duty ends on 17 September 2015. The Secretary-General is grateful to Major General Mulyono for his exemplary service and contribution to the work of MINURSO since July 2013.
The present report, covering the period from August 2013 to July 2015, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/72, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report on the implementation of that resolution, including on relevant United Nations policies and activities.
La 28-ème Assemblée Général de la Fédération mondiale des Anciens Combattants (FMAC), réunie du 31 Aout au 4 septembre à Sopot (station balnéaire dans le nord de la Pologne), a lancé un appel pour la résolution du conflit autour des provinces sahariennes sur la base de la proposition marocaine d'autonomie.
Le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. Ban Ki-moon, a annoncé aujourd’hui la nomination du général de division Muhammad Azam Tayyab, du Pakistan, au poste de Commandant de la force de la Mission des Nations Unies pour l’organisation d’un référendum au Sahara occidental (MINURSO).
Taboo Appears Over, but Proof Will be Change in Practice
(Rabat) – Moroccan authorities have for the first time allowed a Sahrawi human rights organization fiercely critical of the government to legally register. This advance for freedom of association in Morocco came 10 years after the Western Sahara group applied and nine years after a court ruled that the government had unlawfully impeded the group from registering.
Un tabou est levé, mais la preuve du changement viendra des pratiques
By Karlos Zurutuza
LAAYOUNE, Occupied Western Sahara, Aug 23 2015 (IPS) - Ahmed Ettanji is looking for a flat in downtown Laayoune, a city 1,100 km south of Rabat. He only wants it for one day but it must have a rooftop terrace overlooking the square that will host the next pro-Sahrawi demonstration.
Summary of WFP assistance: WFP currently represents the only regular and reliable source of food for refugees from Western Sahara living in Algeria. These refugees are located in five camps near the town of Tindouf, some 2,000 km southwest of Algiers. This is an isolated and economically vulnerable desert area of south-western Algeria, where the climate and living conditions are harsh and opportunities for self-reliance extremely limited. Affected refugees, therefore, rely almost entirely on protracted humanitarian aid from the international community.
ALGER – Une cargaison de 252 tonnes de dattes faisant partie de la donation annuelle de dattes par le Royaume d’Arabie saoudite au Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) a été dédouanée au port d’Oran dans le cadre de l’assistance humanitaire du PAM en Algérie.
Comité spécial de la décolonisation - session de 2015,
5e séance – matin
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS
Special Committee on Decolonization,
5th Meeting (AM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETINGS COVERAGE
Swift action must be taken to end the “dangerous status quo” in Western Sahara and to finally grant independence to the “last African colony”, the Special Committee of 24 heard today, as it approved five draft resolutions on a range of items on its agenda.
ALGER – L’Agence des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés (HCR) a commémoré la Journée Internationale en faveur des Réfugiés en offrant un iftar aux réfugiés, aux représentants du gouvernement, aux diplomates et aux partenaires. Le iftar est le repas qui est pris chaque soir par les musulmans au coucher du soleil pendant le jeûne du mois de Ramadan.