En este número destacamos:
Violencia contra las mujeres por Boko Haram en Nigeria
Impactos de género del conflicto en Ucrania
Violencia contra personas LGTBI en conflictos armados
Participación de organizaciones de mujeres en las negociaciones de paz de Colombia
Impacto de los conflictos
This issue features:
Violence against women committed by Boko Haram in Nigeria
Impacts on gender of the conflict in Ukraine
Violence against LGTBI people in armed conflict
Participation of women’s organisations in peace negotiations in Colombia
Impact of conflicts
Growth in 2014 for six countries in South East Europe was close to zero, according to the latest South East Europe Regular Economic Report (SEE RER).
Weather - in particular unprecedented floods in May and the residual impacts of earlier severe events - was a major factor hindering growth in the region, exposing the overall vulnerability of these economies to extreme weather events.
Belgrade, 15 Jan 2015 – The government adopted at its today's meeting the State programme of reconstruction of health facilities damaged by floods, which includes measures and deadlines for the rehabilitation of health facilities damaged in last year's floods.
Floods and landslides damaged 36 health facilities in Serbia, the rehabilitation of which will enable normal functioning of the health system in these areas. The government secured RSD 160 million for rehabilitation of those health facilities.
Zagreb wants Serbia to prosecute individuals indicted for war crimes in Croatia in the 1990s, an issue that could turn into a key point for Belgrade's further European integration. Officials and experts say that calming tensions over the issue is in the vital interests of both nations.
Croatian Minister of Justice Orsat Miljenic told SETimes that Serbia must try senior army officers if it wants to "face the problem of war crimes."
Seized with a succession of new crises in Europe, the Middle East and across Africa, the Security Council in 2014 tackled an expanding workload in a record number of meetings while seeking to defeat terrorism, prevent conflicts, protect civilians, and improve the effectiveness of sanctions and other tools to quell tensions and neutralize threats.
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By Andreea Anca, IFRC
An ECHO donation of Euro 500,000 to Serbia reached more flood-affected families than planned with the help of the Red Cross of Serbia (RCS). The donation came in support of the on-going effort to restore damaged homes and help people return to normal life after the worst flood in a century hit vast swathes of the Balkan region in May.
More than 4000 Serbian families benefited from the ECHO donation, a number which exceeded the 3000 families initially planned to receive support.
December saw a significant deterioration of the security situation – compared to the previous month – in nine countries or conflict situations in the world, including in South Asia (Pakistan and India), and East Africa (South Sudan and Kenya). There is a risk of increased violence in the coming month in Sudan, where major offensives are anticipated on the heels of a failure in the peace talks; in Sri Lanka, in the context of the 8 January elections; and in Haiti, where the current president could rule by decree unless parliament's mandate, due to expire on 12 January, is extended.
The recent arrests of six people in Serbia suspected of human trafficking again brought to light the issue of illegal migrants crossing into the Balkan counties in order to make their way to EU member countries.
The Service for Combating Organised Crime arrested the six suspects for allegedly being part of a group that was assisting illegal migrants across the borders of Macedonia and Serbia. The migrants are mainly from Syria, Pakistan and Palestine.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is helping Serbia's capital city of Belgrade address infrastructure recovery needs caused by the floods in May 2014. Under this arrangement, the Bank is restructuring several financial commitments with the city worth up to €78 million.
The flooding hit south-eastern Europe, affecting more than 1.5 million people in Serbia alone, and causing widespread economic damage across the region.
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.
7332nd Meeting (AM)
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.