BRUSSELS - Accounting for disaster losses in Serbia gained considerable ground this week at a special training event focusing on how to use DESINVENTAR, a database system for recording losses from disasters, as an effective tool to support decision-making about investments on prevention measures.
Justice Needed for Post-War Crimes
(Brussels) – Kosovo’s newly formed parliament should promptly enact the legislative and constitutional changes required for the special court on post-war atrocity crimes to function, Human Rights Watch said today. Kosovo held parliamentary elections on June 8, 2014, but the close results prevented a government from being formed and the parliament from sitting until December 9.
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When the Security Council established the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 20 years ago, on the heels of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia the previous year, the landscape of international criminal law was altered forever, members heard today as they reviewed developments.
BELGRADE, 9th December, 2014 (WAM) -- Hamad Al Awadi, acting UAE Ambassador in Serbia, has handed over Khalifa Humanitarian Foundation homes for those affected by floods in Serbia.
The handover ceremony was attended by senior Serbian officials. The Ambasador handed over 17 keys of houses to the families affected by floods which occurred in Serbia during May.
Pristina, Kosovo | AFP | Tuesday 12/9/2014 - 15:53 GMT
by Ismet HAJDARI
Kosovo's lawmakers on Tuesday backed a new coalition government led by veteran politician Isa Mustafa, ending a six-month political crisis in the former Serbian province.
The election of Mustafa, a 63-year-old economist, followed a surprise deal struck on Monday between his party and that of outgoing prime minister Hashim Thaci.
New Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction
The report provides an overview of the current status of voluntary returns to Kosovo, including conflict-affected displacements of persons to the Western Balkans region and within Kosovo itself. The reports finds that while there have been some improvements since 2012, the return process is affected by unresolved property issues, administrative difficulties in applications for assistance, and in some returns sites, problematic inter-community relations and security incidents.
7327th Meeting (PM)
New momentum must be generated and high-level meetings must be resumed so that Kosovo and Serbia could continue towards the normalization of relations, in order to fulfil the promise and opportunities presented by the European Union integration process, said the top envoy of the United Nations in Kosovo, as he briefed the Security Council on recent developments.
Terrorism and cross-border crime in Africa would be a major focus at the Security Council in December as the body continued to closely watch a range of crises worldwide, the Permanent Representative of Chad, whose delegation holds the Council presidency for the month, said this afternoon.
En cette fin d’année 2014, les travaux du Conseil de sécurité, qui sera présidé pour la première fois par le Tchad, seront largement consacrés aux questions africaines. Au cours de la conférence de presse qu’il a donnée cet après-midi au Siège de l’ONU, le Représentant permanent du Tchad auprès des Nations Unies, M.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Providing citizens with identification documentation means providing all citizens with the same rights and chances, officials and experts agreed.
By Ivana Jovanovic for Southeast European Times in Belgrade -- 19/11/14
With the support of the EU, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), countries in the region are identifying and registering "legally invisible persons" and providing them with identification documents.
Belgrade, 14 Nov 2014 – Director of the Office for Reconstruction and Assistance to Flooded Areas Marko Blagojevic and Algerian Ambassador to Serbia Abdelkader Mesdoua signed a memorandum of understanding under which the Algerian government will donate $500,000 for post-flood reconstruction and recovery in the water management sector.
Reconstruction in the water management sector is a priority for the government, Blagojevic said.
I. Introduction and Mission priorities
The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1244 (1999), by which the Council decided to establish the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and requested that I report at regular intervals on the implementation of its mandate. It covers the activities of UNMIK and developments related thereto, from 16 July to 15 October 2014.
NPA’s efforts to make Kosovo free of unexploded cluster munitions and landmines have started. As of November 3rd, Norwegian People’s Aid has an office in the capital of Pristina and initial preparations for non-technical survey are underway. The first operational task will be to size up the scale of the remaining cluster munitions problem in the politically-sensitive northern municipalities on the border with Serbia.
11.11.2014 | Chris Natale, Pristina, REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO
An UNDEF Kosovo* project works to engage civil society in monitoring local governance to advance transparency and accountability in local governance. Coordinated by the Kosova Democratic Institute, the project works in 14 municipal assemblies across all seven regions of Kosovo -- Prishtina, Mitrovica, Peja, Gjakova, Prizren, Ferizaj and Gjilan. It trains civil society groups in monitoring local assemblies and in implementing actual monitoring and civic action exercises, including issue identification; holds town hall meetings; and elaborates public issue papers.
BRUSSELS, 27 October 2014 - A new cross-border multi-hazard early warning system will be developed in the Western Balkans and Turkey to increase resilience to floods, landslides, droughts and heat-waves which often hit the region and to build on the lessons learnt from the devastating floods of May 2014.
BELGRADE, 24 October 2014 - Ambassador Angelo Gnaedinger, the Special Representative of the Swiss OSCE-Chairperson-in-Office for the South Caucasus, today held consultations about the OSCE engagement in the South Caucasus in 2015 with the incoming Serbian Chairmanship.
Ambassador Gnaedinger was received in Belgrade by Serbia’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić, the incoming Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE. Based on a joint workplan, Switzerland and Serbia are closely co-ordinating their consecutive Chairmanships of the OSCE in 2014 and 2015.
En este número destacamos
- Violencia sexual en Iraq
- Desplazamiento forzado en Siria
- Subcomisión de género en las negociaciones de paz en Colombia
Impacto de los conflictos
Israel – Palestina