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17 Jun 2016 description
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SC/12406
7719th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Prime Minister Urges More ‘Robust and Active’ Posture by Peacekeeping Mission, Support for Regional Counter-terrorism Efforts

Despite some progress, key challenges to implementing Mali’s peace and reconciliation agreement remained, one year after the Government and armed groups signed the accord, the senior United Nations official in the West African country told the Security Council today.

12 Jun 2016 description
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CS/12396

7711e séance – matin

Le Conseil de sécurité, présidé par le Ministre des affaires étrangères de la France, M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, a organisé aujourd’hui un débat public de haut niveau sur le thème de la protection des civils dans les opérations de maintien de la paix.

Aujourd’hui, dans la majorité des conflits armés, ce sont les civils qui sont les plus durement touchés, se sont alarmés les 74 intervenants, dont le Président de la République centrafricaine et six ministres africains.

11 Jun 2016 description
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SC/12396

7711th Meeting (AM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

All facets of United Nations peacekeeping missions had a vital role to play in keeping civilians safe, speakers in the Security Council said today, as high-ranking officials, including a Head of State and several ministers, participated in a wide-ranging open debate on the protection of civilians in the context of peacekeeping operations.

06 Jun 2016 description
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SC/12389

7705th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

United Nations Cooperation with Regional Bodies Critical, Speakers Stress

03 Jun 2016 description

Peacekeeping reform would be among the top priorities of the Security Council’s work in June, François Delattre (France), its President for that month, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

“We would like to make the French presidency an opportunity to deepen the understanding of what peacekeeping means today and reflect on what it will mean tomorrow,” he said, emphasizing that France’s would be one of the busiest presidencies of 2016 with a full programme of work, “maybe even the fullest of the year”.

01 Jun 2016 description

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CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
CONFÉRENCES DE PRESSE

L’axe majeur de la présidence française du Conseil de sécurité au mois de juin sera le maintien de la paix et la protection des civils, a déclaré cet après-midi le Représentant permanent de la France, M. François Delattre, qui présentait le programme de travail mensuel du Conseil. Ce programme, a-t-il averti, sera « extrêmement lourd, peut-être le plus chargé de l’année ».

31 May 2016 description
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Shock at the Scale of Grave Violations Committed Against Children in 2015

New York – In his Annual report on children and armed conflict covering the year 2015, the UN Secretary-General expressed his shock at the scale of grave violations committed against children in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

27 May 2016 description
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SC/12378
7699th Meeting (PM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Briefer Tells of Species Lost To Desertification, Youths Lured by Militants

Stretched thin between the interlinked challenges of desertification, poverty and rising violent extremism, resolving challenges facing the Sahel region of Africa would require accelerated regional action and urgent international support, the Security Council heard during a series of briefings today.

22 May 2016 description
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SC/12366-AFR/3381-PKO/581

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta (Egypt):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack on 18 May 2016 against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) near Aguelhok, in the Kidal region, during which five peacekeepers from Chad were killed and three others injured.

14 May 2016 description
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SC/12363

7692nd Meeting (PM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The Security Council today demanded that Boko Haram immediately halt all violence and all abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, as it strongly condemned the group’s terrorist attacks in the Lake Chad Basin region and expressed deep concern that its activities were undermining peace and stability in West and Central Africa.

05 Apr 2016 description
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SC/12316

7665th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Initial Optimism over Signing of Accord Dampened by Terrorism, Says Foreign Minister, Blaming Instability on Libya Situation

Every day lost in implementing the peace agreement in Mali was a day gained by extremist and terrorist groups betting on its collapse, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations said today as he briefed the Security Council on the situation in that country.

31 Mar 2016 description
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I. Introduction

1 . The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2227 (2015), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) until 30 June 2016 and requested me to report every three months on the situation in Mali, focusing on progress in the implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali and the efforts of MINUSMA to support it. It covers the period from 17 December 2015 to 18 March 2016.

28 Mar 2016 description
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SC/12304
7658th Meeting (AM)
Security Council | Meetings Coverage

Their Role Often Lauded, Rarely Visible, Says Gender Entity Chief, as Other Briefers Detail Progress, List Challenges

Women must be placed at the centre of efforts to prevent or resolve conflict in Africa, speakers said today as the Security Council took up the “women, peace and security agenda”, considering the role of women in creating more peaceful and equitable societies on the continent.