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Report of the Peacebuilding Commission on its seventh session (A/68/729–S/2014/67)

I. Introduction

  1. The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 60/180 and Security Council resolution 1645 (2005), in which the Peacebuilding Commission was requested to submit an annual report to the Assembly for an annual debate and review. The report will also be submitted to the Council, pursuant to its resolution 1646 (2005), for an annual debate. The report covers the seventh session of the Commission, held from 1 January to 31 December 2013.

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General Assembly Adopts 24 Resolutions, 2 Decisions as It Takes Action on Reports of Fifth Committee

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Conseil de sécurité Soixante-neuvième année

I. Introduction

  1. Soumis en application de la résolution 2068 (2012), par laquelle le Conseil de sécurité m’a prié de continuer à lui présenter, tous les ans, des rapports sur l’application de ses résolutions et des déclarations de son président concernant les enfants et les conflits armés, le présent rapport couvre la période allant de janvier à décembre 2013.

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Los niños y los conflictos armados - Informe del Secretario General (A/68/878–S/2014/339)

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I. Introducción

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Children and armed conflict - Report of the Secretary-General (A/68/878–S/2014/339)

  1. The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2013, is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2068 (2012), by which the Council requested me to continue to submit annual reports on the implementation of its resolutions and presidential statements on children and armed conflict.

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It’s Important to Restore Faith in State Legitimacy, Says Deputy Secretary-General

The Peacebuilding Commission had worked assiduously since 2005, not only as an intergovernmental body mobilizing financial and technical resources, but also providing advice and post-conflict recovery strategies, the keynote speaker at that body’s first-ever annual session said today.

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International cooperation and assistance in capacity-building and technology transfer were key to the implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to counter the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, delegates concurred as the fifth Biennial Meeting of States moved into day three of its session.

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Member States Condemn Abductions, Attacks in Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, as General Assembly Begins Review of Counter-Terrorism Strategy

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As the General Assembly began its fourth review of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy today, Member States condemned the recent terrorist attacks and the abduction of Turkish diplomats in Iraq, as well as the attacks in Nigeria and Pakistan, calling for a deepening of international cooperation and a full and balanced implementation of the Strategy’s four pillars.

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As General Assembly Reviews Implementation of Declaration on HIV/AIDS, Secretary-General Calls for Universal Access to Health Care

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Member States Also Adopt Text Creating Mandela Prize for Outstanding Achievement

Despite progress in the worldwide fight against HIV and AIDS, the international community should not let confidence turn to complacency, the United Nations Secretary-General warned the General Assembly today.

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Approving Draft Resolution, Fourth Committee Urges Implementation of Proposals by Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations

GA/SPD/551

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The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) today recommended for adoption by the General Assembly a draft resolution that would urge Member States and the United Nations to implement measures identified by the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations.

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Evaluation of the implementation and results of protection of civilians mandates in United Nations peacekeeping operations - Report of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (A/68/787)

“Peacekeeping missions with protection of civilians mandates focus on prevention and mitigation activities and force is almost never used to protect civilians under attack”

Summary

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Delegates Assess Funding Needs of Arusha Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals

Good progress was being made on the creation of an emergency management system to better prepare the United Nations to withstand disruptive crises and natural disasters, Secretariat officials and delegates alike told the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today as they scrutinized reports on the subject.

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Au deuxième et dernier jour du débat général du Comité spécial des opérations de maintien de la paix, de nombreuses délégations se sont inquiétées des faibles moyens dont disposent les missions de l’ONU, une situation, ont-elles relevé, qui a un impact particulièrement négatif sur la mobilité des troupes.

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Application des recommandations du Comité spécial des opérations de maintien de la paix - Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/68/652)

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Civilian capacity in the aftermath of conflict - Report of the Secretary-General (A/68/696–S/2014/5)

The report addresses issues raised by Member States, highlights results achieved in the past two years, underlines lessons learned, and identifies remaining challenges and a way forward.

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Secretary-General to General Assembly: United Nations Should Not Have to Plead for Troops, Police, Assets ‘While Victims of War and Poverty Suffer and Die’

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Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at an informal meeting of the General Assembly to hear a briefing on UN challenges, in New York on 17 January:

Happy New Year to you all. I wish you and your countries prosperity and peace in the year ahead. I thank you for this opportunity to address the General Assembly about our common future.

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General Assembly Adopts 68 Resolutions, 7 Decisions as It Takes Action on Reports of Its Third Committee

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‘Country-Specific’ Texts Draw Strong Opposition from Member States Concerned

The General Assembly today adopted 68 draft resolutions recommended by its Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) on a range of issues relating mainly to human rights, social development and crime prevention, while deferring action on three texts until the issuance of their budgetary implications.

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L'Assemblée demande aux négociateurs du programme de développement pour l'après-2015 de reconnaître l'importance de renforcer la résilience face aux catastrophes

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L’Assemblée générale a adopté, ce matin sans vote, une série de résolutions relatives à la coordination de l’aide humanitaire et a demandé aux négociateurs du programme de développement pour l’après-2015 d’accorder l’importance qu’il mérite au renforcement de la résilience des pays et des communautés face aux catastrophes naturelles.

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General Assembly Adopts Five Resolutions as Delegates Stress Vital Importance of Unhindered Humanitarian Access

GA/11471

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Joint Debate on Assistance to Rwanda Genocide Survivors Concludes

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Les catastrophes naturelles comptent parmi les principaux obstacles au développement, a prévenu aujourd’hui le représentant du Pakistan qui, avec d’autres, a souligné l’importance d’accorder une attention prioritaire à la résilience des pays et des communautés.