Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

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19 Jan 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

As the Syrian conflict enters its sixth year, civilian populations inside Syria face continued violence, food insecurity and limited access to basic services. Restrictions on access and move ment make besieged and hard to reach communities particularly vulnerable as populations face additional every-day challenges. Understanding the impact of access restrictions on the humanitarian situation is a critical component of a unified and coordinated response amongst humanitarian actors, aiming to support most vulnerable communities.

19 Jan 2017 description

A total of $781.8 million * requested for the period January ‐ December 2017, including:

  • $**9.8 million** for CAR
  • $**30.3 million** for the DRC
  • $**157.7 million** for Ethiopia
  • $**40.5 million** for Kenya
  • $**171.7 million** for South Sudan
  • $**68 million** for Sudan
  • $**283.8 million** for Uganda
  • $**476,251** for HQ & Regional Coordination

* All dollar signs in this document denote United States dollars. This total includes support costs (7%)

19 Jan 2017 description

Yahya Jammeh, who took power in a 1994 coup, has ignored calls by world powers and regional leaders to step down

  • Barrow takes oath in Gambian embassy in Senegal

  • Veteran leader Jammeh refusing to step down

  • Senegal's army crosses border to support Barrow

  • Thousands have fled country fearing unrest (Recasts with Senegal army entering Gambia)

By Tim Cocks and Emma Farge

19 Jan 2017 description
report UN News Service

19 January 2017 – Urging all Gambian parties to respect the outcome of the 1 December election recognizing Adama Barrow as the country’s President-elect, the United Nations Security Council today expressed its support for the commitment of West African States to “ensure, by political means first, respect of the will of the people.”

19 Jan 2017 description

"We are optimistic that the coming period will see major developments in the peace process in Darfur"

KHARTOUM, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Sudan is ready to sign a peace agreement with a major rebel group in the longstanding Darfur conflict, a government official said on Thursday, just days after President Omar Hassan al-Bashir extended a unilateral ceasefire.

The development follows a U.S. decision to review a lifting of sanctions that have crippled the country's economy for two decades.

19 Jan 2017 description
report UN News Service

18 de enero, 2017 — El Reino Unido, Suecia, Alemania y Noruega anunciaron hoy nuevas contribuciones al Fondo de Naciones Unidas para el post conflicto en Colombia por un total de 16,8 millones de dólares. Los recursos financiarán proyectos encaminados hacia la construcción de una paz estable y duradera en ese país.

El alto consejero para el post conflicto, derechos humanos y seguridad, quien también actúa como copresidente del Fondo, el ministro colombiano Rafael Pardo, expresó su gratitud.

19 Jan 2017 description

VIENNA, 19 January 2017 – Following a period of relative calm in much of eastern Ukraine over the New Year and Christmas period, those who prefer to threaten and use force are once again undermining security for the inhabitants of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, said the OSCE Chairperson’s Special Representative Martin Sajdik and the Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) Ertugrul Apakan to OSCE Permanent Council.

19 Jan 2017 description
report Voice of America

The United Nations has been invited to attend Syrian peace talks scheduled to begin Monday in the Kazakh capital of Astana.

A U.N. spokeswomen said Thursday that Secretary General Antonio Guterres asked Syrian envoy Staffan de Mistura to attend the negotiations "in light of the complexity and importance of the issues likely to be raised in Astana."

19 Jan 2017 description

The situation in Burundi is still deteriorating, and could lead to genocide, civil war or regional conflict.


Last week, a mass grave was discovered in a village in central Burundi. Builders, breaking ground for a new school, uncovered the skeletal remains of more than 1 000 people who had been hastily buried beneath the earth.

19 Jan 2017 description

With its mandate up for renewal, there’s work to be done to ensure the MNJTF stays relevant.

13 Jan 2017 / by Wendyam Aristide Sawadogo

19 Jan 2017 description

South Sudan is engulfed in a mutually-reinforcing war system that involves more than the two principal players – the government, led by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, and the opposition. Several drivers of conflict, some new and others accentuated by the conflict, have emerged – badly managed decentralisation, corruption, marginalisation, ethnic rivalries and exclusionary politics, and unaddressed local grievances that have fed militias and insurgencies countrywide.

19 Jan 2017 description
report African Union

Addis-Abéba, le 19 janvier 2017 : La Présidente de la Commission de l’Union africaine, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a appris avec profonde consternation et une vive émotion, l’odieux attentat terroriste perpétré, le 18 janvier 2017, contre un camp abritant des éléments des forces armées maliennes et des Mouvements armés, signataires de l’Accord pour la paix et la réconciliation au Mali issu du processus d’Alger, qui a fait plusieurs dizaines de morts et des blessés parmi ces éléments regroupés en vue de patrouilles mixtes dans le cadre du Mécanisme opérationnel conjoint prévu par …

19 Jan 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Andrew Edward Tchie, University of Essex

19 Jan 2017 description

La MINUSCA met de nouveau en garde les groupes armés contre toute attaque sur la ville de Bambari alors que des mouvements de certains de ces groupes sont signalés dans la région. Au cours de la conférence de presse hebdomadaire de la Mission de mercredi, le porte-parole Vladimir Monteiro a rappelé que la Force répondra à toute violation de la ligne rouge établie dans la région comme mesure préventive.

19 Jan 2017 description

Le samedi 11 février 2016, les communautés de Boeing dans le 5eme arrondissement de Bangui et ceux du PK5 dans le 3eme vont célébrer le premier anniversaire du pacte de non- agression qui allait marquer l’arrêt des terribles hostilités entre les communautés musulmanes et chrétiennes de ces deux localités et qui ont fait de nombreuses victimes. L’un des actes forts de la signature de ce pacte a été, il faut le rappeler, la réouverture du cimetière musulman de Boeing

19 Jan 2017 description
report UN News Service

18 January 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the suicide-vehicle attack earlier today perpetrated against a military camp in the northern Mali city of Gao that reportedly left at least 50 people dead and dozens injured.

18 Jan 2017 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
7864th Meeting (AM)

Suicide Bombing Will Not Distract Us, Permanent Representative Vows, as Members Hear from Delegates of Uruguay, Algeria

A car bomb that killed more than 50 people at a military base in Gao this morning was a stark reminder of the multiple obstacles hobbling Mali’s ongoing peace process, the head of United Nations peacekeeping told the Security Council today.