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CONF160701-CS

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.

02 Jul 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/11800

Soixante-dixième session,
109e & 110e séances plénières – matin & après-midi
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

02 Jul 2016 description
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GA/11800

2016 Session,
109th & 110th Meetings (AM & PM)

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The General Assembly continued its fifth review of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, adopting a resolution on ways in which to redouble efforts to work swiftly, collectively and effectively in rooting out the scourge.

01 Jul 2016 description

Global Overview – Trends and Outlook

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Human Rights Council
Thirty-second session
Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Angola,* Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina,* Cameroon,* Ecuador, Germany, Haiti,* Honduras,* Mexico, Montenegro,* Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru,* Philippines, Portugal, Switzerland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey,* Ukraine,* Uruguay,* United States of America:* draft resolution

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Human Rights Council
Thirty-second session
Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

01 Jul 2016 description

More than 15,500 asylum-seekers currently living on mainland Greece have now received temporary cards, valid for one year.

By: Tania Karas|1 July 2016

ATHENS, Greece – More than 15,500 asylum-seekers currently living on mainland Greece have now received temporary cards, valid for one year, allowing them to reside legally in Greece pending a final decision on their asylum applications.

01 Jul 2016 description

ON THIS EDITION

NEWS HIGHLIGHT

ASEAN WebEOC Refresher Course and WebEOC Improvement Workshop

NEWS STORY

New Zealand Field Visit:
Leadership on Crisis Training
and Emergency Management Training
Leadership on Crisis Training

INSIGHTS

The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make in a Crisis

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Summary of this update and minor revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This Emergency Appeal Operation Update n° 1 is aiming at adapting the response of the Hungarian Red Cross to the recent situation and extends the timeframe of the Emergency Appeal until 30 September 2016 with an amended budget of CHF 1,071,934 (less than 10% change of original budget).

01 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

HUMANITARIAN AID AND THE SWISS HUMANITARIAN AID UNIT

Emergency aid and reconstruction measures supported by Switzerland directly benefit around three and a half million people a year.
Given their scale and tragic consequences, Swiss Humanitarian Aid has focused its attention on the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. (p. 8)

TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND FINANCIAL AID FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

01 Jul 2016 description

Budapest, Hungary | AFP | Friday 7/1/2016 - 12:25 GMT |

A Hungarian court handed jail terms of between one and three years to a group of mostly Syrian migrants on Friday for illegal border-crossing during a riot last year soon after Hungary sealed its border with Serbia.

Nine Syrians and one Iraqi were convicted by the court in Szeged (160 kilometres or 100 miles south of Budapest) of participation in clashes with police at the border on September 16, a day after authorities closed the border with a razor-wire fence.

01 Jul 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 225,095 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 30 June, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

Deaths so far this year are 2,889 compared with 1,838 through the first six months of 2015. In other words, fatalities in the Mediterranean Sea in 2016 exceed last year’s mid-year total by 1,050. There were 383 deaths in the month of June – just under 13 per day.

01 Jul 2016 description

Mali - IOM Mali has deployed the IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) to begin tracking the movement of irregular migrants in Northern Mali planning to travel to Europe. The migrants, mainly from sub-Saharan countries in West Africa, travel long distances, often in harsh conditions and spend large amounts of money to reach their destination.

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Switzerland - Member States of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), meeting at a Special Council in Geneva on 30th June, decided that IOM should join the United Nations system as a related organization.

IOM Director General William Swing will communicate the decision of IOM Member States to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. It is expected to enter into force, upon signature of the agreement, on 19 September during a UN Summit on Migrants and Refugees, after being submitted to the UN General Assembly for approval.

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Assisted Voluntary Returns Peaked at 70,000 in 2015: IOM

Switzerland - IOM assisted 69,540 migrants from 97 host and/or transit countries and 156 countries of origin in 2015, as part of its Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programmes, according to the newly-released AVRR 2015 Key Highlights report.