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02 Nov 2014 description

After a rainy season lull, South Sudan’s warring parties are preparing for major offensives with the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) this week launching attacks on Bentiu, capital of oil-producing Unity state (see our recent Conflict Alert). Hardliners in the government and the SPLA-IO appear determined to settle the conflict through war.

02 Oct 2014 description

The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.

30 Sep 2014 description
report 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.

02 Sep 2014 description

The fight for control of Libya between the Misrata-led Islamist-leaning coalition and the Zintan-led forces is escalating by the day. Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in over six weeks of clashes and heavy artillery fire. The Misrata side emerged victorious in the battle over Tripoli’s international airport, taking control of the capital, and made advances around Benghazi, but the larger political divide remains unresolved.

02 Aug 2014 description

Increasing Israeli-Palestinian tensions culminated in Israel launching "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza in early July (see our latest report and commentary). The assault, which started as an aerial campaign and was later extended to include ground operations, reportedly killed more than 1,400 Palestinians throughout the month while 64 Israelis were killed in clashes inside the Gaza Strip and by Hamas rocket fire. Several attempts at reaching a ceasefire agreement failed in July.

14 May 2014 description

Joint IDMC-UNHCR press release - A record 33.3 million now displaced by war worldwide, as one family flees inside Syria every 60 seconds - Report

33.3 million people were internally displaced at the end of 2013 due to conflict and violence says a new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). This equates to a staggering increase of 4.5 million from 2012, signalling a record high for the second year running.

06 Nov 2013 description

En esta octava edición del Anuario de Procesos de Paz se analizan los conflictos en los que se llevan a cabo negociaciones para llegar a un acuerdo de paz, con independencia de que estas negociaciones estén formalizadas, se encuentren en fase exploratoria, transcurran satisfactoriamente o, por el contrario, se encuentren estancadas o en plena crisis. También se analizan algunos casos donde las negociaciones o exploraciones son parciales, es decir, que no abarcan la totalidad de los grupos armados presentes en un país (caso de la India, por ejemplo).

02 Jul 2013 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly GA/11390

Sixty-seventh General Assembly
Plenary
90th Meeting (PM)

Acting on the recommendations of its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary), the General Assembly today adopted its peacekeeping budget for the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014.

01 Jul 2013 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/11390

Assemblée générale
Soixante-septième session
90e séance - après-midi

Peu après la clôture, cet après-midi, de la session de la Cinquième Commission chargée des questions administratives et budgétaires*, l’Assemblée générale a approuvé un budget de 7,525 milliards de dollars pour le financement de 14 opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies, pour l’exercice budgétaire de 12 mois allant du 1er juillet 2013 au 30 juin 2014.

26 Jun 2013 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/AB/4069

Sixty-seventh General Assembly Fifth Committee
35th Meeting (PM)

Creation of New Mission for Mali Pushes Budget beyond Total for Current Year

Concluding its second resumed substantive session, the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today recommended financial arrangements for 14 United Nations peacekeeping operations for the year beginning 1 July 2013 and ending 30 June 2014, which, once approved by the General Assembly, would exceed the previous year’s figure due to the addition of a new mission for Mali.

18 Jun 2013 description

This eighth edition of the Yearbook on Peace Processes analyses conflicts in which negotiations are being held to reach a peace agreement, regardless of whether these negotiations are formalised, are in the exploratory phase, are faring well or, to the contrary, are stalled or in the midst of crisis. It also analyses some cases in which negotiations or explorations are partial; that is, they do not include all the armed groups present in the country (such as the case of India, for example).

29 Apr 2013 description

28.8 million internally displaced people worldwide in 2012, record high includes five-fold increase in Syria

GENEVA, 29 APRIL 2013: The number of people internally displaced by armed conflict, violence and human rights violations at the end of 2012 was 28.8 million, an increase of 2.4 million people on the previous year and the highest global figure ever reported by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

30 Dec 2012 description

This seventh edition of the Yearbook of Peace Processes analyses conflicts in which negotiations are being held to reach a peace agreement, regardless of whether these negotiations are formalised, are in the exploratory phase, are faring well or, to the contrary, are stalled or in the midst of crisis. It also analyses some cases in which negotiations or explorations are partial; that is, they do not include all the armed groups present in the country (such as the case of India, for example).

30 Dec 2012 description

En esta séptima edición del Anuario de Procesos de Paz se analizan los conflictos en los que se llevan a cabo negociaciones para llegar a un acuerdo de paz, con independencia de que estas negociaciones estén formalizadas, se encuentren en fase exploratoria, transcurran satisfactoriamente o, por el contrario, se encuentren estancadas o en plena crisis. Se incluye un capítulo sobre Colombia, por hacerse una edición colombiana de este anuario.

22 Jun 2012 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/11256

Assemblée générale
Soixante-cinquième session
117e séance plénière - matin

Ce matin, L’Assemblée a souscrit aux 23 recommandations de sa Cinquième Commission chargée des questions administratives et budgétaires. Elle a ainsi approuvé, pour la période allant du 1er juillet 2012 au 30 juin 2013, un budget de plus de 7 milliards de dollars pour 14 opérations de maintien de la paix (OMP) et missions politiques spéciales des Nations Unies.

22 Jun 2012 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11256   

Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Plenary
117th Meeting (AM)

The General Assembly today, acting on the recommendations of its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary), adopted a peacekeeping budget of just more than $7 billion for the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013.

The funding approved today — for 14 peacekeeping missions, the Logistics Base in Brindisi and the peacekeeping support account — is broken down as follows:

Mission Total Appropriation

MINURSO ( Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara) $60.79 million 

13 Jun 2012 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/AB/4034

Also Approves Budgets for 4 Political Missions, Text on Cross-Cutting Issues, Including Near $60 Million Supplemental Payment to Troop-Contributors

The Fifth Committee today concluded its second resumed substantive session by recommending financial arrangements for 14 United Nations peacekeeping operations, which, once endorsed by the General Assembly, would total slightly more than $7 billion.

13 Jun 2012 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/AB/4034

Cinquième Commission
Deuxième partie de la reprise de session
38e séance – matin

La Cinquième Commission, chargée des questions administratives et budgétaires, a recommandé à l’Assemblée générale d’approuver un budget d’un montant total de plus de 7 milliards de dollars pour le financement de 14 opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies (OMP) et missions politiques spéciales, pour couvrir l’exercice budgétaire annuel allant du 1er juillet 2012 au 30 juin 2013.

19 Apr 2012 description
Press release
Quick facts sheet
Global Overview 2011

People internally displaced by conflict and violence

For the last 14 years, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre has monitored intern- al displacement resulting from conflict and violence across the world. In 2011, the number of people internally displaced by these causes stood at 26.4 million.