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28 May 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 27, 2017 (IMATONG) – South Sudan’s armed opposition factions under the overall command of General Patrick Ohiti in Imatong state have reportedly accepted in principle to join the national dialogue.

The move, officials say, came after months of intense negotiations.

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir officially launched the long-awaited national dialogue initiative in the capital, Juba on Monday.

27 May 2017 description

Près de 200 ex-combattants contribuent actuellement à la construction d’infrastructures sociocommunautaires et à la mise en œuvre d’activités d’intérêt communautaire à Bossangoa, dans le cadre du projet pré-DDR mis en place dans cette ville de préfecture de l’Ouham (nord-ouest de la RCA) par la MINUSCA. Le projet est mené en appui aux autorités locales et vise à améliorer le climat socio-sécuritaire, promouvoir la paix et la cohésion sociale à Bossangoa.

27 May 2017 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 19 May 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomed the successful conclusion, on 19 May 2017, of the fourth meeting of the Tripartite Committee of the Joint Approach to the International Community held in Addis Ababa. The Tripartite Committee was established under the Cooperation Agreement of 2012 between Sudan and South Sudan to jointly pursue debt relief, lifting of Sudanese sanctions and economic assistance to Sudan and South Sudan.

27 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12846

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Elbio Rosselli (Uruguay):

The members of the Security Council condemned the military escalation in southern Libya including the attack at Brak al-Shati on 18 May, which reportedly resulted in the summary executions of combatants and civilians.

26 May 2017 description

At the second day session of Union Peace Conference—21st Century Panglong held at MICC-2, Nay Pyi Taw, the Myanmar News Agency Interviewed the EU Ambassador to Myanmar through his political advisor Isabell POPPELBAUM and the following are statements over latest development of ongoing peace process carried out in Myanmar.

26 May 2017 description

La Paz, Cesar, May 21, 2107. “It is time for us to establish ties of reconciliation, times for friendship between us; it is the time to hug each other. It is the moment of everything!” says with broke voice and tears on her eyes the sister of a FARC-EP member who stopped seeing him 21 or 22 years ago, on an August day on a year that she no longer remember.

Same like her, five more families reunited with their relatives, FARC – EP members that for more than 13, 17 or 30 years ago did not see. Even they considered them as dead.

26 May 2017 description
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Food and Water Security in the Middle East and North Africa
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Assessing and Mitigating the Cost of Climate Change

Brussels, 22 May 2017 - Exacerbated by climate change, food and water shortages in the Middle East and North Africa risk triggering more conflict and mass migration with serious security implications for the wider world, lawmakers from NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly warn in a new draft report to be discussed on 27 May.

26 May 2017 description
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Victims’ Views on Truth Seeking and Memorials in Nepal Take Center Stage in New Report from ICTJ and Martin Chautari Institute

26 May 2017 description

SG/SM/18538-HR/5363-PKO/649

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General would like to reiterate his appreciation for the valuable work of the Human Rights Advisory Panel, which examined alleged violations of human rights by the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).

26 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12844

Security Council
7953rd Meeting (AM)

Both Parties Must Take Painful Steps Leading to Ultimate Peace, Mladenov Stresses

26 May 2017 description
report El Espectador

Según Juan Fernando Cristo, ahora asesor del Gobierno en la implementación de la paz, la idea es que la reincorporación de los desmovilizados de las Farc tenga un enfoque más colectivo y más rural.

26 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. Le présent rapport porte sur l’évolution de la situation en République démocratique du Congo depuis le 27 mars 2017 et est soumis en application de la résolution 2348 (2017) dans laquelle le Conseil de sécurité a prié le Secrétaire général de le tenir informé par écrit tous les 45 jours, des progrès réalisés et des obstacles qui pourraient se poser aux niveaux politique et technique dans la mise en oeuvre de l’accord du 31 décembre 2016.

II. Principaux faits politiques récents concernant l’application de l’accord

26 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. The present report covers developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 27 March 2017 and is submitted pursuant to resolution 2348 (2017), in which the Security Council requested the Secretary-General to update it in writing every 45 days on political and technical progress and obstacles to the implementation of the political agreement of 31 December 2016.

II. Key political developments relating to the implementation of the agreement

26 May 2017 description

Mr. President,

Members of the Security Council,On the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, allow me to extend my warmest wishes to Muslims and wish them Ramadan Kareem.

Mr. President,
This briefing unfortunately follows on the heels of the despicable terrorist attacks in Minya andin Manchester. I offer my deep condolences to the families of the victims and to the Egyptian and British Governments and people. There is no justification for terror.

26 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. Dans sa lettre datée du 25 janvier 2017, le Président du Conseil de sécurité a informé le Secrétaire général que le Conseil avait décidé de dépêcher une mission dans la région du bassin du lac Tchad (Cameroun, Tchad, Niger et Nigéria) du 1er au 7 mars 2017. La mission était codirigée par les Représentants permanents de la France, du Sénégal et du Royaume -Uni. On trouvera dans les annexes I et II la composition de la mission et l’énoncé de son mandat.

II. Cameroun

26 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. In his letter dated 25 January 2017, the President of the Security Council informed the Secretary-General that the Council had decided to send a mission to the Lake Chad Basin region (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria) from 1 to 7 March 2017. The mission was led jointly by the Permanent Representatives of France, Senegal and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The composition of the mission and its terms of reference are set out in annexes I and II to the present report.

II. Cameroon

26 May 2017 description

The SMM’s operations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions remained restricted following the fatal incident of 23 April near Pryshyb; these restrictions continued to limit the Mission’s observations. The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region – including, however, fewer explosions – compared with the previous reporting period. It recorded more ceasefire violations in Luhansk region.

26 May 2017 description

MOGADISHU / GENEVA (26 May 2017) – The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Bahame Tom Mukirya Nyanduga, has called on the international community to support the country through its current humanitarian crisis and its on-going State-building process.

26 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12843

Security Council
7952nd Meeting (AM)

The Security Council today decided to authorize member States of the African Union to maintain the deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 August.

Determining that the situation in Somalia remained a threat to international peace and security in the region, the 15-member Council unanimously adopted resolution 2355 (2017) under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter.