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01 Oct 2016 description

Allex, France | AFP | samedi 01/10/2016 - 10:56 GMT |

Le maire d'Allex, un village du sud de la France, a annulé samedi le référendum local qu'il voulait organiser sur l'ouverture par l'Etat d'un centre d'accueil pour migrants sur le territoire de la commune, la justice ayant déclaré cette consultation illégale.

"C'est devant l'intransigeance de l’État et par la contrainte que j'annule le scrutin", a déclaré lors d'une conférence de presse le maire, Gérard Crozier, qui s'est dit "très amer".

30 Sep 2016 description

Overview

Russia will have the presidency of the Council in October, when Council members will hold their first colour-coded straw poll for the position of the next Secretary-General, giving the first clear indication of which candidates could face a veto in a formal vote.

Russia has organised a debate on UN cooperation with regional and sub-regional organisations, in particular the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

30 Sep 2016 description

MI JOURNÉE

Il est également saisi de rapports sur le Yémen – où la crise humanitaire est jugée comme étant l'une des pires du monde – et sur le Cambodge

30 Sep 2016 description

*MIDDAY/AFTERNOON *

Hears the Presentation of the Secretary-General’s Report on the Human Rights Situation in Cambodia and the High Commissioner’s Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Yemen

30 Sep 2016 description
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The people of the Arab region face an uncertain future. Millions are fleeing their homes to escape violence and millions more remain trapped by conflict or in occupied territory. The expanding population is placing increasing strain on the environment through unsustainable consumption of limited water supplies and abundant energy resources. The rentier economy that prevails in many countries has proven unable to adapt to new realities or absorb the growing and increasingly youthful labour force.

30 Sep 2016 description
report UNOPS

Over the years, the people of Japan have supported stability in fragile states around the world.

The Government of Japan has been a longstanding partner of UNOPS, funding projects throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

With a focus on constructing and rehabilitating infrastructure in fragile environments, and providing humanitarian assistance, Japan's support has helped UNOPS build better lives for people in need.

Here are just a few of these stories.​

​​I​mproving access to social services in Afghanistan​ ​

30 Sep 2016 description

Overview

There will be two high-level briefings during New Zealand’s September presidency: one on the Middle East, with a Syria focus, chaired by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, and the other on counter-terrorism and aviation security, chaired by New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully.
Council members are expected to continue to hold straw polls to gauge the viability of candidates that have been nominated for the position of the next Secretary-General.

30 Sep 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports that 302,486 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 28 September, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. Some 166,610 people have arrived in Greece and 132,044 in Italy during 2016.
Total arrivals on the Mediterranean through the month of September in 2015 were 518,181 – nearly 60 percent higher.

30 Sep 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

On Thursday, a vaccination campaign against meningitis among children was launched in North Darfur.

“We are targeting 293,575 children between one year and four years,” the head of the North Darfur immunisation department, Ahmed Mohamed El Doma, told the press in the capital El Fasher.

He appealed to the parents in the state to let their children be vaccinated to avoid contracting the deadly disease.

30 Sep 2016 description

302,486 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,502 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 30 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

30 Sep 2016 description

In interviews with UNHCR, survivors recall their horror as a trawler that smugglers packed with up to 500 people capsized, claiming at least 202 lives

By: Nora Ibrahim

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt – As a fishing trawler packed with hundreds of people flipped and sank off the coast of Egypt last week, Somali Abshiro* suddenly found herself in the water as those drowning clawed at her life jacket.

30 Sep 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

The Sudanese refugees in camp Treguine and Bredjing in eastern Chad have rejected voluntary return to their home areas in a meeting with a government delegation on Monday.

30 Sep 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

The death toll in the current watery diarrhoea outbreak in Sudan continues to rise as medical facilities struggle to cope. Babies, young children and the elderly are especially vulnerable.

Three people died including a basic school student at village 27 in Um El Ghura locality of in El Gezira state. 17 more cases have been registered.

30 Sep 2016 description

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has examined the relevant parts of the Amnesty International report regarding allegations of the use of chemical weapons in the Darfur region of Sudan. The OPCW has also noted the response of the Government of Sudan to the allegations. Without further information and evidence being made available, it is not possible at this stage to draw any conclusions based on the content of the report.

29 Sep 2016 description

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has examined the relevant parts of the Amnesty International report regarding allegations of the use of chemical weapons in the Darfur region of Sudan. The OPCW has also noted the response of the Government of Sudan to the allegations. Without further information and evidence being made available, it is not possible at this stage to draw any conclusions based on the content of the report.