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06 Oct 2015 description

In October, the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, from the women, peace and security agenda, to the fight against terrorism, to humanitarian crises around the world, the Permanent Representative of Spain said today at a Headquarters press conference. Among his country’s priorities for October were also the Council’s methods of work and the situation in the Middle East.

06 Oct 2015 description

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CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
CONFÉRENCES DE PRESSE

Le Représentant permanent de l’Espagne, M. Roman Oyarzun Marchesi, qui préside ce mois-ci le Conseil de sécurité, a présenté, cet après-midi à la presse, le programme de travail mensuel de cet organe, qui sera notamment marqué par un débat thématique, le 13 octobre, sur les femmes, la paix et la sécurité.

05 Sep 2015 description

SECURITY COUNCIL
PRESS CONFERENCE

In September, the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, from the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the political climate in Lebanon to the broad settlement of conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation said today at a Headquarters press conference.

03 Sep 2015 description

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CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
CONFÉRENCES DE PRESSE

C’est devant une salle de presse comble que le Représentant permanent de la Fédération de Russie auprès des Nations Unies, M. Vitaly Churkin, qui vient de prendre la présidence tournante du Conseil de sécurité, a présenté, cet après-midi, le programme de travail du mois de septembre qui s’achèvera, le 30, par un débat public sur le thème du règlement des conflits au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord et la lutte contre la menace terroriste dans la région.

07 Jan 2015 description

Le Représentant permanent du Chili auprès des Nations Unies, M. Cristián Barros Melet, qui assure la présidence tournante du Conseil de sécurité en ce mois de janvier, a présenté cet après-midi le programme de travail du Conseil, qui comprendra trois débats publics et une mission en Haïti.

06 Jan 2015 description

Building strong foundations intertwining development and security underpinned a range of issues on the Security Council’s schedule for January, the Permanent Representative of Chile, whose delegation holds the 15-member body’s presidency for the month, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

05 Mar 2013 description

The Security Council would hold 15 open meetings this month — including debates on the situations in Afghanistan, Haiti and Kosovo — the Russian Federation’s top United Nations delegate said today, as he briefed the press at Headquarters on the work programme as his country assumed the Council’s rotating presidency.

“We are focused on concrete and urgent topics of the current international agenda,” Vitaly Churkin said, adding that the Council would also hold 17 closed consultations.

07 Feb 2013 description

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In a Headquarters briefing today that focused on the role in 2013 of United Nations peacekeeping in Mali, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Head of the Department said there was a shared desire in the international community to do what needed to be done in Mali to end the conflict and resolve the issues that provoked it, and that a United Nations peacekeeping operation was “the way to go”.

04 Jan 2013 description

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The Security Council would focus in January on comprehensive strategies to stamp out global terrorism and bolster the effectiveness of United Nations peacekeeping operations, the Permanent Representative of Pakistan, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency for the month, said today.

03 Oct 2012 description

Women, peace and security, the rule of law, and the Middle East would be discussed in open debates this month at the Security Council, the Permanent Representative of Guatemala said this afternoon as he introduced the agenda for his October presidency of that body.

06 Sep 2012 description

Forging greater ties between the United Nations and the League of Arab States to address Middle East turmoil and working closely with their new Joint Special Representative on the crisis in Syria would be among the top priorities of the Security Council in September, the Permanent Representative of Germany, whose delegation holds the Council’s rotating presidency for this month, said today.

21 Jun 2012 description

Les Chefs des forces des missions de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies en République du Congo (MONUSCO), en Haïti (MINUSTAH) et au Soudan du Sud (MISNUSS) ont tenu à rappeler aujourd’hui que ces opérations avaient des mandats larges allant du maintien de la paix classique à l’atténuation des conflits en passant même par la lutte contre le choléra.

05 Mar 2012 description

Challenges and opportunities in North Africa and the Middle East and the situations in Somalia, Haiti and Afghanistan would be highlighted at the Security Council in March, the permanent representative of the United Kingdom, which holds the body’s rotating presidency for the month, told correspondents this afternoon.

09 Feb 2012 description

« Les Nations Unies doivent continuer à renforcer leurs partenariats avec l’Union africaine et les autres acteurs régionaux pour faire face à la myriade de défis auxquels sont confrontés les pays africains », a indiqué, aujourd’hui, au Siège des Nations Unies à New York, le Secrétaire général adjoint aux opérations de maintien de la paix.

09 Feb 2012 description

Briefing correspondents at Headquarters on the situations in South Sudan and other African countries, Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, said that tackling the myriad challenges on the continent required the United Nations to continue strengthening its partnership with the African Union and other regional actors.

03 Feb 2012 description

While it was currently seized with the ongoing situation in Syria and a range of issues around the world, the Security Council’s main focus in February would be a members’ mission to Haiti, according to the Permanent Representative of Togo, which holds the body’s rotating presidency for the month.

10 Jan 2012 description

UN Department of Public Information Fact Sheet

Highlights: Providing homes, schools, food and a better future for the Haitian people

• The UN continues to provide and coordinate wide-scale humanitarian assistance in response to the 12 January 2010 earthquake and cholera epidemic.

• Donors pledged $10 billion at the UN donors’ conference to make a difference in the lives of suffering Haitians.

• Almost 90 per cent of the $4.6 billion pledged for 2010 and 2011 is coming through for those who need it (disbursed or committed).

30 Nov 2011 description

« Il ne faut pas renoncer à Haïti. » Près de deux ans après le tremblement de terre qui a ravagé le pays, le Représentant spécial adjoint du Secrétaire général pour Haïti, M. Nigel Fisher, a mis l’accent, cet après-midi devant la presse, sur l’impérieuse nécessité de poursuivre les efforts de reconstruction qui, malgré les nombreuses difficultés, portent leurs fruits.

30 Nov 2011 description

Countering what he described as the “dominant narrative of failure” in Haiti, Nigel Fisher, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for that country, said that painting a falsely negative picture could drive interest, attention and support away from the recovering country at a critical “turning point”.