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26 May 2011 description
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27 mai 2011 – L'ensemble du personnel de l'ONU et son Secrétaire général, Ban Ki-moon, ont rendu hommage vendredi aux Casques bleus décédés sous la bannière bleue au service de la promotion de la paix dans le monde à l'occasion de la Journée internationale qui leur est dédiée. Le même jour, des Casques bleus de la Force intérimaire des Nations Unies au Liban (FINUL) ont été victimes d'une attaque dans le sud du Liban qui a fait plusieurs blessés parmi eux.

11 May 2011 description

UN report warns of disturbing trend of attacks against schools during armed conflicts

An increasing number of parties to armed conflicts around the world are deliberately attacking schools or forcing them to close in a disturbing and growing trend, according to a United Nations report released today. The annual report of the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict finds that out of 22 conflicts that were monitored, attacks against schools and hospitals were reported in at least 15.

25 Jan 2011 description
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25 January 2011 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for increased funding of global humanitarian operations this year, noting that aid requirements are rising and that it is vital to have resources ready to help those affected by both natural and man-made disasters.

"Collectively, we all need to make extra efforts to secure sufficient and predictable funding for urgent, life-saving humanitarian work. We should not leave the resourcing of humanitarian action to chance," Mr.

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25 janvier 2011 - Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a appelé mardi la communauté internationale à « redoubler d'efforts pour assurer un financement suffisant permettant de répondre aux urgences et au travail humanitaire qui sauve des vies », à l'occasion de la Conférence de l'ONU sur le financement de l'aide humanitaire, à Genève, en Suisse.

Renouvelant l'appel de fonds lancé en novembre pour financer les opérations humanitaires de l'ONU et de ses partenaires en 2011, le Secrétaire général a rappelé que

les besoins humanitaires étaient « de plus …

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18 juin 2010 - A l'occasion de la Journée mondiale du réfugié, dimanche 20 juin, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon rappelle au monde la situation tragique de 15 millions de personnes dans l'impossibilité de rentrer dans leur pays.

« Retrouver un chez-soi », c'est précisément le thème de la Journée cette année. Plus des trois quarts des réfugiés « se trouvent dans les pays en développement que les conflits ou les persécutions ont arrachés à leur foyer », a déploré le Secrétaire général.

17 Jun 2009 description
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Il est essentiel de continuer à renforcer l'arsenal de protection des civils en période de conflit armé, estime le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, dans un rapport publié mercredi.

L'année 2009 marque le dixième anniversaire de l'inclusion de la protection des civils en période de conflit armé parmi les questions thématiques examinées par le Conseil de sécurité.

17 Jun 2009 description
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for more robust measures to protect civilians caught in the middle of armed conflict, noting the "appalling levels of human suffering" endured due to the failure of combatants to fully respect international law.

"Civilians still account for the vast majority of casualties and continue to be targeted and subjected to indiscriminate attacks and other violations by parties to conflict," Mr.

14 Oct 2008 description
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Avec l'allocation cette semaine de plus de 200.000 dollars pour le Tadjikistan, le Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF) des Nations Unies a désormais passé la barre du milliard de dollars distribués depuis sa création en mars 2006.

L'allocation de 202.714 dollars pour la nutrition des femmes et des enfants au Tadjikistan o=F9 l'insécurité alimentaire chronique a été aggravée par une mauvaise récolte et l'augmentation du prix des aliments, a permis au CERF de dépasser le milliard de dollars, indique mardi un communiqué du Bureau de la coordination des …

27 Aug 2008 description
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Policing and law enforcement experts from around the world have gathered in Stockholm for today's start of a two-day conference examining the threats posed by organized crime to United Nations peace operations.

"Establishing fair and effective criminal justice systems is essential if the rule of law is to be established in countries affected by violent conflict, in particular in post-conflict situations where UN operations are established," said Dmitry Titov, Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions, ahead of the meeting.

He helped open the …

02 Apr 2008 description
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Afghanistan was a key feature of discussions between Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Romania, which is hosting a three-day summit of the alliance beginning today in Bucharest.

Following his arrival in the Romanian capital, Mr.

29 Jan 2008 description
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The recruitment and use of children in armed conflict is taking place in more than one dozen countries around the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon states in a new report, calling for further measures to combat the scourge.

The practice continues in Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, the Central African Republic (CAR), Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Somalia, Sudan, Sri Lanka and Uganda, Mr.

13 Nov 2007 description
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed that the protection of civilians in armed conflict must remain an absolute priority, noting that even though the number of hostilities around the world has decreased, millions of men, women and children continue to bear the brunt of war.

"In conflicts around the world, civilians continue to be killed, maimed, raped, displaced and unable to meet their basic needs," Mr.

29 Sep 2006 description
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Le Bureau de la Coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA) a indiqué aujourd'hui que les Nations Unies avaient dépensé quelque 173,5 millions de dollars du Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF) pour répondre à des crises dans plus de 26 pays.

Au cours des sept premiers mois de fonctionnement du CERF, quelque 97 millions de dollars ont été dépensés pour répondre à de nouvelles urgences dans 16 pays, indique un communiqué de OCHA publié à New York.

Les pays concernés sont l'Afghanistan, la République centrafricaine, le Tchad, la Côte d'Ivoire, la …

23 Jun 2005 description
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Modibo Touré of Mali, a veteran United Nations humanitarian official, was today appointed as new director of the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), succeeding Martin Barber who retires at the end of July.

14 Dec 2004 description
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The armed conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have presented new, more difficult challenges to the task of protecting civilians and the United Nations has had to call on religious and cultural leaders to plead the cause of independent humanitarian activities, the world body's top relief official said today.

Addressing a Security Council session on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland said, …

29 Mar 2004 description
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With the Security Council set to create or expand its peacekeeping missions "on an almost unprecedented scale," the United Nations faces considerable political, logistical, recruitment and security challenges, the UN's most senior peacekeeping official said today.
Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, made the remarks in his regular report to the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations, a General Assembly body set up to review operations and recommend ways to reform peacekeeping missions.

14 Jan 2004 description
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The senior United Nations official charged with looking after the rights of children caught in the throes of armed conflict today called on the Security Council to take concrete action to protect them.