2 October 2015 – Stressing that 18 months of violence has only led Libya down a path of death, displacement and destruction, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all parties to put aside their differences and act on the draft peace plan they have before them.
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.
September 2015 – Trends
Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Yemen
Colombia, Guatemala, Macedonia
October 2015 – Watchlist
Conflict risk alerts
Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic
Conflict resolution opportunities
Priority Humanitarian Needs
Armed conflict and political instability has impacted over 3 million people across Libya. An estimated 2.44 million people are in need of protection and some form of humanitarian assistance. this includes internally displaced persons (IDps), the non- displaced conflict-affected population, refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants. the crisis is predominantly urban centered with most of the fighting taking place in major cities such as Benghazi, tripoli, misrata, Sirte, Sabha and Derna.
Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million
Islamic Relief Worldwide has today published its annual report for 2014, which gives details of income and expenditure – and the positive impact achieved for millions of vulnerable people.
In 2014, our total global income reached £182 million – a growth of £62 million since 2012 – and voluntary income rose to a record high of 79 per cent of our total income. This year saw even more spending carried out directly through our field offices worldwide.
16e, 17e & 18e séances plénières , matin, après-midi & soir
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS
13e, 14e & 15e séances plénières, matin, après-midi & soir
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS
Le débat général de la soixante-dixième session de l’Assemblée générale s’est ouvert, aujourd’hui, avec un vibrant hommage des dirigeants du monde à l’Organisation des Nations Unies, « née en 1945 des cendres de la guerre » comme l’a rappelé une vidéo projetée en ouverture, et dont le rôle, de l’aveu des chefs d’État et de gouvernement, est d’empêcher que ne règne la loi du plus fort.
7527th Meeting (AM)
Rampant instability and terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa could only be stemmed through a united, comprehensive approach that addressed root causes, speakers stressed to the Security Council today in an all-day high-level open debate presided over by the Russian Foreign Minister with a briefing by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
16th, 17th & 18th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)
The United Nations, notwithstanding its inadequacies and failures, was an indispensable “family of nations” that had nurtured countries in search of equality, peace and prosperity, the General Assembly heard today as it continued its annual debate.
29 September 2015
The Human Rights Council at its noon meeting heard the presentation of a report and a study on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, followed by an interactive dialogue, and the presentation of the oral update of the High Commissioner on the mission to investigate violations and abuses of international human rights law committed in Libya since 2014, followed by an interactive dialogue. Both discussions were held under the Council’s agenda item on technical assistance and capacity building.
El Salvador: More than 100,000 farmers are estimated to be affected by crop losses due to a prolonged dry-spell. Up to 60% of the total maize crop has been lost in the affected areas. An estimated 156,000 people are facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes, mainly in eastern and western regions.
Berlin, Germany | AFP | Tuesday 9/29/2015 - 12:48 GMT
by Hui Min NEO with Nina LARSON in Geneva
Germany toughened rules Tuesday for asylum seekers from the Balkans as Europe struggled to cope with a record surge in migrants, with new figures showing more than half a million have crossed the Mediterranean so far this year.
Berlin added Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro to a list of so-called safe countries, so people claiming asylum from those conflict-free states can be deported more swiftly to free up resources for refugees from war-torn countries like Syria.
As of 24 September, the funding gap of the coordinated appeals framework is $11.7 billion, meaning that almost 60 per cent is not covered. In total, $19.8 billion are required for 2015. $8.1 billion have been received which includes $1.5 billion newly reported to the Financial Tracking Service (FTS) in September.
This report covers the period 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2014