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30 Nov 2017 description

In this issue
On the Agenda

Donald Trump’s insistence on reducing US aid to peacekeeping missions will affect US-Africa relations.

Should the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic be allowed to attend crucial AU partnership summits?

Situation Analysis
In its worst political crisis in over a decade, is a divided Kenya the answer?

Addis Insight
After placing Burundi at the top of its agenda in 2015 and 2016, so far this year the PSC has failed to address the situation in the country.

21 Jun 2016 description

By Evelyne Karanja

NAIROBI, 21 June 2016 – Members of parliament from across Central Africa are stepping up their region’s drive to curb the impact of natural and man-made hazards by implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

05 Jul 2014 description

The Government of Rwanda, spearheading an African Union-led initiative, and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) have signed an agreement aimed at providing at least EUR 50 million (approx. USD 70 million) within an Africa-wide resource mobilization initiative. The initiative will finance improved access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Africa. The agreement was signed on the fringes of the 23rd AU Summit held from 26-27 June 2014 In Malabo (Equatorial Guinea).

12 Oct 2011 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 12 October 2011 (IRIN) - Three simultaneous cholera epidemics have affected 24 countries in West and Central Africa, with 85,000 infections and 2,466 deaths since the beginning of 2011, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

31 May 2011 description

Analyses

► Child soldiers in the Horn – cause to remain at attention!
► Kenya and the International Criminal Court
Role and protection of human rights defenders
► Privatization of security in Somalia
Implications for the Horn of Africa

18 May 2011 description

The objectives of the 2010 IPI Vienna Seminar were to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of existing multilateral partnerships in specific aspects of peace operations, such as civilian protection, police and civilian expertise, and the transition from early recovery to long-term peacebuilding; to identify ways of strengthening partnerships among the UN, the AU, NATO, the OSCE, the EU, and other organizations, as well as among major stakeholders at the UN; and to facilitate the transfer of ideas, experience, and best practices in peace operations between the UN and other peacekeeping and …

16 May 2011 description

The International Peace Institute (IPI) and the Diplomatic Academy Vienna have put together the first comprehensive analysis of the role of the UN Security Council in the ongoing process of implementing the responsibility to protect (RtoP). This most recent journal issue prepared by IPI and the Diplomatic Academy Vienna features contributions by senior policymakers and experts who participated in a conference co-hosted by the government of Austria, IPI, the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, and the National Defence Academy in Vienna.

03 May 2011 description

Twelve (12) journalists assassinated, five (5) killed accidentally, thirty-four (34) imprisoned, hundreds threatened, intimidated, attacked, assaulted: this is the bleak picture of press freedom in Africa in 2010.

14 Oct 2010 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG/DAKAR, 14 October 2010 (IRIN) - A UN initiative will push countries to design nutrition policies based on new studies that show good quality food for mothers and children in the first 1,000 days, including pregnancy, would not only save millions of lives but raise literacy and economic growth rates.

The initiative - designed with input from UN agencies, NGOs, academics and think-tanks - known by its acronym SUN (Scaling Up Nutrition) and led by David Nabarro, head of the UN High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis, is only likely to come together in …

12 Oct 2010 description

Note: The last situation report was dated May 3, 2010.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

h In FY 2010, above-normal October to December 2009 rainfall in many areas of eastern Africa resulted in decreased food insecurity due to above-average harvests and improved pasture conditions for livestock, according to the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).

11 Oct 2010 description

Washington, D.C. -Malnutrition among children under two years of age is one of the leading challenges to reducing global hunger and can causelifelong harm to health, productivity, and earning potential, according to the 2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI).

11 Oct 2010 description

11 OCTOBRE 2010 | KINSHASA (OMS).

Le Dr Matthieu Kamwa, Représentant de l'OMS en RDC a lancé "un vibrant appel pour un appui soutenu aux programmes nationaux de lutte contre le paludisme et aux programmes connexes de lutte contre la maladie" lors de l'ouverture lundi 11 octobre 2010 à Kinshasa de la 8ème réunion annuelle conjointe Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS)- Roll Back Malaria (RBM) de revue et de planification des programmes de lutte contre le paludisme en Afrique centrale.

06 Oct 2010 description

RULE OF LAW 60 YEARS ON

Check against delivery

Mr. Chairman,

PROTECTION DEVELOPMENTS

The purpose of my presentation is to review with you significant protection developments over the past year, as highlighted in the Note on International Protection which I am today introducing. I do so enjoying the relative advantage of having made such presentations for a number of years now, and being able to look back and draw the lessons, on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention, for the road ahead.

Refugee protection is global concern and a common trust.

03 Sep 2010 description

Human Rights Council

Fifteenth session

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

I. Introduction

1.

31 Jul 2010 description

KEY FACTS

  • Over 85 500 personnel were deployed to 16 operations in Africa in 2009.
  • Almost one-third of all operations worldwide and two-fifths of all personnel were located in Africa in 2009.
  • Over 90 per cent of peacekeepers in Africa were deployed to 9 UN operations.
  • Nearly three-quarters of all UN peacekeepers were deployed in Africa.
  • For the first time since 2003, Africa was not the region to which most peace operation personnel were deployed.
  • Personnel deployments in Africa were about 15 800 short of the authorized levels in 2009.
  • Six of the 10 …
24 Jun 2010 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/10955

Assemblée générale
Soixante-quatrième session

19 May 2010 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 19 May 2010 (IRIN) - Shortages of medical staff have been identified as one of the major impediments to achieving the health-related UN Millennium Development Goals. For example, one of the poorest countries in the world, Mozambique, has just 548 doctors for a population of more than 22 million, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO).

The WHO's baseline estimate for achieving the health-related MDGs is at least 23 health workers per 10,000 people - against an average of 13 in Africa.