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28 Jul 2016 description
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SC/12463

7748th Meeting (AM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Speakers Hail Regional Military Efforts, Call for More International Support

Violence by Boko Haram had led to massive forced displacement and a widespread humanitarian crisis in West Africa’s Lake Chad Basin, senior United Nations officials told the Security Council today, as speakers called for increased international support for regional efforts to combat terrorism and meet the needs of 9.2 million people facing unimaginable desperation across four countries.

11 Jul 2016 description
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SC/12442

7735th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

The Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) told the Security Council this morning that he was setting up a regional task force on the prevention of violent extremism in the region, as he appealed for greater efforts to counter the spread of terrorism and associated lawlessness.

29 Jun 2016 description
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SC/12426

7727th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Foreign Minister Welcomes Passage, as Some Speakers Question Text’s ‘Ambiguous Language’, Role of MINUSMA in Fighting Terrorists

The Security Council today authorized the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) to adopt a more “proactive and robust posture”, including when protecting civilians against asymmetric threats, while increasing its troop levels and extending its mandate for a year.

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 ».

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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.