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Afghanistan + 9 others
Press Conference by Security Council President on Programme of Work for March

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.

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Mali + 6 others
Press Conference for Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping

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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”.

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Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for January

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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.

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Mali + 11 others
Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for October

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.

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Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for September

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.

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Conférence de presse des commandants des forces des missions des Nations Unies en Haïti, en République démocratique du Congo et au Soudan du Sud

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.

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Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for March

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.

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Conférence de presse de M. Hervé Ladsous, Secrétaire général adjoint aux opérations de maintien de la paix

« 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.

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Sudan + 6 others
Press Conference by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping

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.

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Press conference by Security Council President on work programme for February

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.

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Haiti two years after the earthquake - United Nations response

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).

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Conférence de presse du Représentant spécial adjoint du Secrétaire général pour Haïti

« 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.

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Press Conference by Deputy Special Representative of Secretary-General for Haiti

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”.

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Conférence de presse du Représentant spécial adjoint du Secrétaire général pour Haïti

« 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.

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Conférence de presse du Secrétaire général adjoint aux opérations de maintien de la paix, M. Hervé Ladsous

Le nouveau Secrétaire général adjoint aux opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies, Hervé Ladsous, a tenu aujourd’hui sa première conférence de presse au Siège de l’Organisation, assurant qu’il n’avait pas de plan préétabli et qu’il abordait ses nouvelles fonctions dans un esprit de dialogue et de partenariat avec tous les acteurs du maintien de la paix.

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World + 4 others
Press conference by new Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations

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The new head of United Nations peacekeeping said this afternoon that partnership — between the Security Council, troop-contributing countries, host Governments and other stakeholders — would be his guiding principle in meeting the complex challenges of peace and security in the twenty-first century.

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Press conference on Haiti by Emergency Relief Coordinator

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As the focus in Haiti turned to long-term recovery and development, significant humanitarian needs still had to be addressed, with 600,000 people remaining homeless after last year’s earthquake, the United Nations top humanitarian official said this afternoon, following a two-day visit to the country.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Conférence de presse de la Secrétaire générale adjointe aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnatrice des secours d’urgence, Mme Valerie Amos

Mme Valerie Amos, Secrétaire générale adjointe aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnatrice des secours d’urgence du système de l’ONU (OCHA), a lancé aujourd’hui un appel pressant à la mobilisation de la communauté internationale, pour donner un nouvel élan à la réponse à la crise humanitaire en Haïti, alors que l’appel de fonds en faveur de ce pays reste sous-financé, n’atteignant que 57% de la somme nécessaire à la couverture des besoins.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Afghanistan + 10 others
Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for September

While remaining seized of ongoing situations of concern in Libya, Syria, Sudan, South Sudan and elsewhere, the Security Council planned to focus on preventive diplomacy when world leaders arrived for the opening of the upcoming General Assembly session, Nawaf Salam ( Lebanon), Council President for September, said at Headquarters today.

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Conférence de presse conjointe à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire

À l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire, Mme Valerie Amos, Secrétaire générale adjointe aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnatrice des secours d’urgence, et M. Anthony Lake, Directeur général du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’enfance (UNICEF), ont fait le point sur la situation dans la corne de l’Afrique.