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
This issue features
- Sexual violence in Iraq
- Forced displacement in Syria
- Subcommittee on gender in the peace negotiations in Colombia
Impact of conflicts
Israel – Palestine
Belgrade, 13 Oct 2014 – Director of the Office for Kosovo-Metohija Marko Djuric announced today the formation of a working group of relevant national and international institutions that will deal with solving the status issue of displaced persons from Kosovo-Metohija.
Brussels, 10 October 2014
EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, has today announced an aid package worth nearly €80 million proposed by the European Commission for Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria after flooding disasters struck the countries in May and June 2014.
Belgrade, 10 Oct 2014 – The Serbian government’s Office for assistance and rehabilitation of the flooded areas stated today that the Italian government, at the proposal of the Office, approved the financing of a project worth €800,000 for the clean-up of flood damages caused to the water management infrastructure.
By Richard Waddington
MADRID, 9 October 2014 - The recurrence of flooding, one of Europe’s most persistent natural hazards, presents both a challenge and an opportunity when it comes to disaster reduction, a conference heard on Wednesday.
Both the Balkans and the United Kingdom have experienced heavy floods in the last year, with surging water levels in Serbia in May leading to over 60 deaths and causing more than a billion euros of damage.
Serbian population to benefit from enhanced energy security, better domestic food supply, and restored flood prevention mechanisms
A Russian Emergencies Ministry Il-76 plane carrying about 27 tonnes of relief goods has landed at the Nikola Tesla airport in the city of Belgrade. There are food stuffs, warm clothes and household appliances. The humanitarian aid was collected on the initiative of the Serbian Embassy in Russia by those who care about Serbs affected by a devastating flood that hit the country in May.
By Biljana Markova
BELGRADE, 1 October 2014 – Following devastating floods and landslides earlier this year affecting over one million people, a major regional insurance conference opens today in Belgrade to highlight the benefits that disaster risk financing can bring to a region where there is a growing culture of disaster risk reduction through implementation of the priorities laid out in the Hyogo Framework for Action.
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.
On 29 and 30 September 2014, in Prishtinë/Priština, the OSCE Mission in Kosovo held the first in a series of five workshops for ten local NGOs on monitoring the performance of election management bodies.