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26 Apr 2017 description

Near-verbatim transcript of the press stakeout by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, together with the Foreign Minister of Sweden, Margot Wallström, and the Foreign Minister of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, following the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

26 Apr 2017 description

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  • WFP, together with the Ministry of Education and Science, and the Mayor of Bishkek launched the first hot school meals programme for city schools in the Kyrgyz Republic.
  • WFP and the National Institute of Strategic Studies presented the finding of the national review on food security and poverty to key stakeholders and partners, linking the recommendations to WFP’s country strategic plan from 2018 to 2022.

WFP Assistance

26 Apr 2017 description

A press conference on National Level Political Dialogue for Shan State took place in Taunggyi, Southern Shan State yesterday.

At the press conference, Chairman of the Supervision Committee for Region-wise National Level Political Dialogue Shan State Minister for Inn Ethnic Affairs Dr. Tun Hlaing, Member of the National Reconciliation and Peace Center U Tun Tun Hein, Member of the Peace Commission Professor Dr. Aung Tun Thet and Shan State Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Dr. Nyi Nyi Aung replied to the questions raised by the journalists.

26 Apr 2017 description
report UN Women

The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) National Focal Points Network, launched on 23 September 2016, to strengthen the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda, will meet for the first time on April 26-27, in Alicante, Spain.

25 Apr 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12802

Security Council
7930th Meeting (AM)

‘You’re Allowing President Kiir to Do What He’s Doing,’ Says United States, as Russian Federation Questions Fairness of Blaming Government

While the political process in South Sudan was not dead, it would require “significant resuscitation”, the senior United Nations official in that country told the Security Council today, as it considered the recent security, humanitarian and political developments in the world’s youngest nation.

25 Apr 2017 description

Por Roberto Menéndez, Jefe de la MAPP/OEA

Publicado en Revista ORBIS*, No. 21. Marzo de 2017.

Finalizar con más de medio siglo de enfrentamiento armado en Colombia no es una tarea fácil. El logro de la paz requiere del concurso de una serie de factores y, además, su implementación en los territorios está plagada de grandes dificultades y enormes desafíos en la etapa del posconflicto.

25 Apr 2017 description

KUNDUZ - The United Nations will do its utmost to support peace efforts in Kunduz and across Afghanistan, said the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan in meetings with government officials, civil society and media professionals today in the restive northern province.

Tadamichi Yamamoto, head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), discussed recent security developments, elections and peace efforts with Governor Haji Asadullah Omarkhel and Kunduz leaders in a daylong visit to the province.

25 Apr 2017 description

No concerted effort” has been made by any of the warring parties in South Sudan to adhere to a ceasefire in the country, instead there has been an escalation in the conflict there, the head of the UN Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, has said.

David Shearer, who is also the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, was addressing the UN Security Council in New York on Tuesday.

25 Apr 2017 description
report UN Security Council

The members of the Panel of Experts established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2206 (2015), whose mandate was extended pursuant to resolution 2290 (2016), have the honour to transmit herewith, in accordance with paragraph 12 (d) of resolution 2290 (2016), the final report on their work.

The report was provided to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan on 16 March 2017 and was considered by the Committee on 29 March 2017.

25 Apr 2017 description
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Kirkuk, Iraq - The young women and men of Kirkuk from various ethnic and religious backgrounds insist they have no problem living in peace and harmony with each other, and they see in the “Iraq: Youth and Coexistence” forum which made its sixth cross-country stop in their city an opportunity to highlight this fact as well as advance the idea of national reconciliation.

25 Apr 2017 description
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is the thirty-eighth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2191 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2258 (2015) and paragraph 5 of resolution 2332 (2016), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

25 Apr 2017 description

Derived primarily from the author’s field research and experience, this report focuses on community-based programs and interventions in rural Afghanistan. Fundamental assumptions that underlie these interventions, however, are flawed. With an eye to worldwide relevance, the report analyzes these assumptions and suggests ways to better understand the realities of rural Afghan society so that the government in Kabul can more effectively implement programs in rural areas, engage rural participation, deliver needed services to that population, and administer the country more generally.

25 Apr 2017 description
report Small Arms Survey

Measuring Illicit Arms Flows: Ukraine is the fourth case study in a series examining the measurement of illicit arms flows in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 16.

Based on interviews carried out in Kiev in addition to desk research , this analysis outlines the sources of illicit arms flows in Ukraine and the status of government plans or action to counter the problem, the trafficking routes used to smuggle weapons, and key indicators of illicit arms flows in the period 2010-2016.

Key findings:

25 Apr 2017 description

Northern Kenya has a long history of ethnic conflict, violence and marginalisation, but new issues are exacerbating local tensions and providing challenges for traditional peacebuilding structures. In response, Conciliation Resources is expanding its programme in the Horn of Africa with the launch of new work in northern Kenya.

25 Apr 2017 description

Le 21 avril 2017, il a été procédé à la remise officielle des locaux du tribunal de grande instance de Mbaiki, dans la préfecture de la Lobaye, aux autorités centrafricaines. La construction du bâtiment composé d’une salle d’audience, d’une salle de délibération et de latrines modernes, a été entièrement financée à hauteur de 25 millions de FCFA, dans le cadre des projets à impact rapide de la MINUSCA.