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02 Sep 2016 description

CrisisWatch is a monthly early warning bulletin designed to provide a regular update on the state of the most significant situations of conflict around the world.

Global Overview, August 2016

14 Jul 2016 description

In this issue

  • Special focus: 27th AU Summit, Kigali Women’s rights and the African Union Commission (AUC) elections top the agenda of the AU summit from 10–18 July 2016

  • Candidates for the position of AUC chairperson are campaigning in the run-up to the elections.

  • The chairperson of the AUC has over the years taken on more and more responsibility to drive change in Africa.

Situation Analysis

08 Jul 2016 description

In the first six months of 2016 the Peace and Security Council (PSC) had a lot on its plate. A brief overview of the crises and PSC decisions in this period reveals the complexity of the council’s work.

02 Jul 2016 description

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CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
CONFÉRENCES DE PRESSE

L’Afrique et la consolidation de la paix, le Moyen-Orient, les méthodes de travail du Conseil et le processus de sélection du prochain Secrétaire général seront les grands axes de la présidence japonaise du Conseil de sécurité au mois de juillet, a déclaré, cet après-midi, le nouveau Représentant permanent du Japon, M. Koro Bessho, qui présentait le programme de travail mensuel du Conseil.

02 Jul 2016 description

SECURITY COUNCIL
PRESS CONFERENCE

The Security Council would focus on Africa and peacebuilding, the Middle East, working methods and selection of the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, Koro Bessho (Japan), its President for July, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

Taking up Africa, Mr. Bessho said the Council would hold a ministerial-level open debate on 28 July, with Japan’s Foreign Minister presiding. Before that, on 12 July, it would hold an open debate on the Middle East.

30 Jun 2016 description

La 10e réunion consultative conjointe annuelle du CPS de l’Union africaine (UA) et du Conseil de sécurité de l’Organisation des Nations Unies (ONU) a été marquée par des tensions concernant l’ordre du jour.

Les questions liées au financement et à la coordination entre l’ONU et l’UA dans la prévention des crises ont dominé le débat ouvert.

Le CPS veut que les pays membres africains du Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU lui fassent rapport sur la façon dont ils collaborent pour défendre ses décisions.

23 Jun 2016 description

In this issue

■ Special focus: Annual meetings in New York

The 10th Joint Consultative Meetings between the PSC and the United Nations Security Council were marked by tension over the agenda and diverse approaches to decisionmaking.

Funding and joint action to prevent crises dominated the open debate in New York on the roles of the United Nations and the African Union in peacekeeping.

The PSC wants African members of the United Nations Security Council to report to it on how they have worked together to defend PSC decisions.

02 May 2016 description

The month saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia.

11 Apr 2016 description
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General Situation during March 2016
Forecast until mid-May 2016

06 Apr 2016 description

Situation Générale en mars 2016 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mai 2016

05 Apr 2016 description

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Conseil de sécurité
Conférences de presse

Le programme de travail du Conseil de sécurité au mois d’avril sera chargé, avec pas moins de 30 séances, dont une ce soir même à 19 heures sur la situation au Burundi, a annoncé, en fin d’après-midi, le Représentant permanent de la Chine auprès des Nations Unies, M. Liu Jieyi, qui assume la présidence mensuelle de l’organe chargé du maintien de la paix et de la sécurité internationales.

02 Apr 2016 description

The month saw violent extremist movements, including the Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda-linked groups, carry out major deadly attacks in Turkey, Pakistan, Côte d’Ivoire, Tunisia and Belgium. In Libya, the arrival of Prime Minister Serraj in Tripoli despite warnings from multiple factions could lead to further destabilisation. Meanwhile in Central Africa, political violence rose in Burundi and could break out in Chad around the 10 April presidential election.

02 Apr 2016 description

The situations in Syria, Yemen and the broader Middle East would be among the Security Council’s priorities in April, Liu Jieyi (China), its President for the month, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

20 Mar 2016 description

Tunisie : faits et chiffres 2015

Les principales activités de la délégation régionale de Tunis sont les visites aux détenus en Tunisie, sa réponse aux conséquences humanitaires du conflit au Sahara occidental, le rétablissement du contact entre les membres de familles dispersées et la promotion du droit international humanitaire.

Nos opérations majeures en Tunisie en 2015

16 Mar 2016 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants along migratory routes across the globe. This map shows the different paths with a focus on Niger. #MissingMigrants.

16 Mar 2016 description

Le projet Missing migrants répertorie les morts de migrants le long des diverses routes migratoires dans le monde. Cette carte montre les différents parcours et concentre le Niger. #MissingMigrants.

02 Mar 2016 description
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1 March 2016 – In Spain this evening, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised the country's efforts to address some of “the most urgent issues on the international agenda,” including the plight of asylum seekers fleeing across the Mediterranean, and the devastating war in Syria.

02 Mar 2016 description

The month saw conflict continue to rage in Turkey’s south east between Ankara and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), looking likely to further escalate in March. Afghanistan and Somalia both saw armed insurgencies capture new territories. In Africa, political tensions rose in Chad, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, while in Venezuela, deadlock between the opposition-held parliament and government has brought the country closer to political and economic implosion.