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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Lives adrift: Refugees and migrants in peril in the central Mediterranean

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Amnesty

The death toll in the Mediterranean rises while Europe looks the other way

A year on from the Lampedusa shipwrecks, which claimed more than 500 lives, a new report by Amnesty International highlights how the shameful inaction of European Union (EU) countries has contributed to a spiralling death toll with thousands of refugees and migrants losing their lives in a desperate bid to reach European shores.

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Libyan Dialogue Convenes In Ghadames; Agreement on Confidence-Building Measures, More Meetings

Ghadames, 29 September 2014 - At the invitation of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), a group of parliamentarians from the Libyan House of Representatives met today in Ghadames for preliminary discussions on ways of overcoming the deficit of trust and confidence within parliamentary ranks, and resolving the current political stalemate in the country.

The group of 22 parliamentarians comprised sitting members from the House of Representatives in Tobruk, in addition to parliamentarians who have absented themselves from House of Representatives proceedings.

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Libya rivals hold UN-brokered reconciliation talks

09/29/2014 15:12 GMT

TRIPOLI, September 29, 2014 (AFP) - Opposing factions in the Libyan parliament met Monday for UN-brokered talks aimed at ending a split which has left the violence-plagued country with rival governments.

The hard-won gathering in the remote oasis town of Ghadames, confirmed only on Sunday night, was the fruit of marathon shuttle diplomacy between the two sides by UN mission chief Bernardino Leon.

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Les questions de sécurité, du danger climatique et de la promotion du développement durable restent le principal souci des dirigeants au débat de l’Assemblée générale

AG/11563

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
12e, 13e & 14e séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

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Assemblée générale: sur fond d’appels vibrants au multilatéralisme, le Chef de la diplomatie russe dénonce la polarisation de la scène internationale

AG/11564

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
15e & 16e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

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Libya tribal clashes kill two: mediator

09/28/2014 16:46 GMT

TRIPOLI, September 28, 2014 (AFP) - Clashes between two of the largest tribes in southern Libya killed at least two people on Sunday, a tribal leader told AFP.

"Violent clashes are under way in Sabha between the Awlad Suleiman tribe and the Gaddadfa" tribe of dictator Moamer Kadhafi who was toppled and killed in 2011, Sheikh Mohammed Issa al-Mubasher said.

He heads Libya's Council of Dignitaries which represents the North African country's powerful tribes and mediates in disputes.

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Unparalleled Global Pressures Tempered in General Assembly Debate by Appeals to Forge Bonds with Neighbours, Mitigate Man-Made, Natural Disasters

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Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
14th & 15th Meetings (AM & PM)

Amid growing global tensions and turmoil, fostering neighbourly relations was vital to national development and prosperity and in keeping with the “surge of democracy” spreading throughout the world, the General Assembly heard today as debate continued into the weekend.

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Libya IDP Figures Analysis (as of September 2014)

IDMC estimates that there were at least 227,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Libya as of September 2014.

IDMC bases its figures on estimates and information provided by the UN, including OCHA, UNHCR and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), as well as IOM, IFRC, and local authorities.

IDMC’s figures compile IDP caseloads from different waves of displacement:

At least 165,968 IDPs displaced since mid-May 2014 in eastern and western Libya (IDMC interview with UNHCR, 9 September 2014)

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General Assembly session pivotal if world leaders ensure effective custodianship of environment, economic justice, social responsibility, speaker says in debate

GA/11562 Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
9th, 10th & 11th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

“If we did what we must, it could be remembered in history as the session that helped us turn the corner in ensuring effective custodianship of the environment, economic justice and social responsibility,” the General Assembly was told today as its annual debate continued.

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Le développement, seule réponse durable face au désespoir, affirment plusieurs Chefs d’État et de gouvernement

AG/11562

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
9e & 10e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

Au deuxième jour du débat général de la soixante-neuvième session de l’Assemblée générale, plusieurs chefs d’État et de gouvernement ont, aujourd’hui, insisté sur la nécessité de concentrer les efforts de la communauté internationale sur l’élimination de la pauvreté et la réduction des inégalités, deux fléaux qui alimentent l’extrémisme et le terrorisme.

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Communiqué of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 459th meeting on the situation in Libya

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African Union

PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL
459th MEETING AT MINISTERIAL LEVEL
23 SEPTEMBER 2014
NEW YORK, USA
PSC/MIN/COMM. (CDLIX)

COMMUNIQUÉ

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 459th meeting, held on 23 September 2014, at Ministerial level, adopted the following decision on the situation in Libya:

Council,

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Ban calls on Libyan parties to forge consensus, safeguard democratic transition

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UN News Service

25 September 2014 – Warning that Libya is in “deep crisis,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all parties in the country to peacefully resolve the ongoing conflict, and safeguard the democratic transition under way since 2011.

“The political transition process is facing its biggest challenge since the revolution,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his remarks to the high-level event on Libya, held at UN Headquarters on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual debate.

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Réuni au plus haut niveau, le Conseil de sécurité demande aux États Membres de se mobiliser contre les combattants terroristes étrangers - résolution 2178 (2014)

CS/11580

Conseil de sécurité
7272eséance – après-midi

Il envisage d’élargir à ces individus le régime de sanctions visant Al-Qaida

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L’espoir étant peu visible à l’horizon », le débat général de l’Assemblée s’ouvre par des appels à l’unité contre l’extrémisme radical et le terrorisme

AG/11560

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
6e & 7e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

Le débat général de la soixante-neuvième session de l’Assemblée générale s’est ouvert, aujourd’hui, par les appels de plusieurs dirigeants à l’unité dans la lutte contre l’extrémisme radical et le terrorisme international, fléaux qu’incarnent en particulier l’« État islamique en Iraq et au Levant », Al-Qaida et Boko Haram.

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Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution Condemning Violent Extremism, Underscoring Need to Prevent Travel, Support for Foreign Terrorist Fighters - Resolution 2178 (2014)

SC/11580

Security Council
7272nd Meeting (PM)

At a summit presided over by United States President Barack Obama, opened by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and addressed by scores of national leaders, the Security Council this afternoon called on all States to cooperate urgently on preventing the international flow of terrorist fighters to and from conflict zones.

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‘The Fasten Seat Belt Light is Illuminated’, Warns Secretary-General, Summoning World Leaders at Start of Annual Debate to ‘Find and Nurture Seeds of Hope’

GA/11560

Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
6th, 7th & 8th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

The world’s fasten seat belt light is illuminated, with turbulence testing the multilateral system, national institutions and people's lives, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the General Assembly today as he opened the sixty-ninth session’s general debate.

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Assassinations May Be Crimes Against Humanity

International Inquiry, Prosecutions Needed

(Beirut) – An assassination spree between September 18 and 20, 2014, left at least 14 people dead in some of the bloodiest days this year in the eastern city of Benghazi. The dead included two young activists, members of the security forces, an outspoken cleric, and five other civilians.

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Global emergency overview Snapshot 17–23 September

Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: As a three-day countrywide shutdown came to an end in Sierra Leone, the UN Security Council set up a special mission to lead the global response to the Ebola outbreak. More than 5,800 cases have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak, including 2,800 deaths, and more than 13.5 million people are now considered in need of assistance as the impact of the epidemic spreads.

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Joint Communique on Libya

Joint Communique   Office of the Spokesperson   Washington, DC  

September 22, 2014  

The following is the Joint Communique on Libya by the governments of Algeria, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union and United Nations.

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