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World Leaders Highlight Link between Peace, Development as General Assembly’s Sixty-eighth Session Holds Second Day of Annual Debate

Speakers Deplore Syria Crisis, Warn against Neglecting Climate Impacts

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Sixty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
8th, 9th & 10th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Deploring conflicts in Syria and elsewhere, world leaders highlighted the complementary relationship between peace and development today as the General Assembly entered the second day of its annual general debate.

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Thirty years of water and habitat at the ICRC

As the ICRC Water and Habitat Unit celebrates its 30th anniversary, we look back at some of the ICRCs most significant water, sanitation and shelter operations over the last three decades.

In 1859, four years before the ICRC was formed, our founder Henry Dunant made water one of his priorities as he struggled to help wounded soldiers after the Battle of Solferino. Thirty years ago, our awareness of the essential role of water, sanitation and habitat for the victims of conflict led us to create the Water and Habitat Unit, known as "WatHab."

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President of Liberia and President of AfDB set new course for prosperity in Africa’s fragile states

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, and Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank Group, launcheda special high-level panel on fragile states in Monrovia on September 2,2013.

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Myanmar + 3 others
HART Summer 2013 Newsletter

Report
HART

HART’s summer newsletter is now available and features a report from HART’s recent visit to Kachin state, Burma, as well as information about our upcoming Channel Swim for Change, HART Highlights and dates for your diary.

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Guinea + 19 others
Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement : La Banque mondiale relève des progrès dans 20 États fragiles

Report
World Bank

En dépit des rudes défis qui se posent à eux, l’analyse des dernières données disponibles sur ces pays révèle des lueurs d’espoir

WASHINGTON, 1er mai 2013 — En dépit des défis persistants qu’ils connaissent sur le plan politique et économique, 20 pays fragiles ou touchés par un conflit ont dernièrement atteint un ou plusieurs objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD), et six autres sont en bonne voie d’atteindre certains de ces objectifs avant l’échéance de 2015. Tel est le constat que fait le Groupe de la Banque mondiale dans sa dernière analyse publiée aujourd’hui.

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Afghanistan + 19 others
Twenty Fragile States Make Progress on Millennium Development Goals

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World Bank

Despite tough challenges in fragile countries, World Bank analysis reveals glimmers of hope

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013—Despite enduring political and economic challenges, 20 fragile and conflict-affected states have recently met one or more targets under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and an additional six countries are on track to meet individual targets ahead of the 2015 deadline, according to a new analysis by the World Bank Group released today.

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Violencia sexual relacionada con los conflictos - Informe del Secretario General (A/67/792–S/2013/149)

Asamblea General Consejo de Seguridad Sexagésimo séptimo período de sesiones
Tema 33 del programa
Prevención de los conflictos armados
Sexagésimo octavo año

I. Introducción

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Violence sexuelle liée aux conflits : Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/67/792–S/2013/149)

Assemblée générale Soixante-septième session Point 33 de l’ordre du jour Prévention des conflits armés

I. Introduction

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The Peacebuilding Fund - Report of the Secretary-General (A/67/711)

Sixty-seventh session
Agenda item 107
Report of the Secretary-General on the Peacebuilding Fund

Summary

The present report, which covers the activities of the Peacebuilding Fund for the period from January to December 2012, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/282, which requested the Secretary-General to submit an annual report on the operation and activities of the Fund.

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Sexual violence in conflict: Report of the Secretary-General (A/67/792–S/2013/149)

General Assembly
Sixty-seventh session
Agenda item 33
Prevention of armed conflict

Security Council
Sixty-eighth year

I. Introduction

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R2P Monitor - 15 January 2013 Issue 7

R2P Monitor:

Provides background on populations at risk of mass atrocity crimes, with particular emphasis on key events and actors and their connection to the threat, or commission, of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

Offers analysis of the country’s past history in relation to mass atrocity crimes; the factors that have enabled their possible commission, or that prevent their resolution; and the receptivity of the situation to positive influences that would assist in preventing further crimes.

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L'Afrique et le Moyen-Orient ont dominé les activités du Conseil de sécurité en 2012

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Aperçu des travaux du
Conseil de sécurité en 2012

Une année marquée aussi par le succès de la Mission intégrée des Nations Unies au Timor-Leste

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Civilian capacity in the aftermath of conflict - Report of the Secretary-General (A/67/312–S/2012/645)

Summary

Events of the past year have confirmed my view that developing civilian capacity is crucial for the global journey away from conflict. Without nationally owned transformation of the institutions that provide citizens with political representation, security, justice and economic opportunities, there can be no sustained recovery from conflict.

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Quatrième commission : le maintien de la paix, qui est un arrangement financier efficace, reste tributaire d’un partenariat mondial

CPSD/516 Quatrième Commission 14e séance – matin

C’est un vecteur polyvalent et financièrement efficace de l’action politique et opérationnelle de la communauté internationale, souligne M. Ladsous

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‘Peacekeeping Actually Works’, Under-Secretary-General Says of United Nations Flagship Activity, in Briefing to Fourth Committee

GA/SPD/516

Sixty-seventh General Assembly
Fourth Committee
14th Meeting (AM)

‘Ambitious Experiment’ Begun 50 Years Ago Proceeds Unabated, As Multilateral Efforts Undergo Profound Change, Says Field Support Head

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World + 6 others
Pour Hervé Ladsous, les opérations de maintien de la paix doivent s'adapter à des défis de plus en plus complexes

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UN News Service

22 October 2012 – Le Secrétaire général adjoint aux opérations de maintien de la paix a souligné lundi la nécessité d'une souplesse et d'une coordination accrues entre acteurs internationaux pour permettre aux missions de répondre aux besoins des pays hôtes, alors que pèsent sur elles des contraintes financières de plus en plus sévères.

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UN peacekeeping chief stresses need for flexibility as missions face new challenges

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UN News Service

22 October 2012 – The United Nations top peacekeeper today highlighted the need for flexibility and increased coordination among international actors to ensure peacekeeping missions address the needs of the countries they operate in, within the context of financial restraint.

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Louder than words: An agenda for action to end state use of child soldiers

The report “Louder than words: An agenda for action to end state use of child soldiers” is published to mark the tenth anniversary year of the entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. It examines the record of states in protecting children from use in hostilities by their own forces and by state-allied armed groups. It finds that, while governments’ commitment to ending child soldier use is high, the gap between commitment and practice remains wide.