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18 Jul 2017 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationSamuel Totten, Professor Emeritus, University of Arkansas

20 Jul 2015 description
report Enough Project

Posted by Enough Team on Jul 20, 2015

Today the Enough Project launched The Sentry, an initiative co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast that seeks to dismantle the networks of perpetrators, facilitators, and enablers who fund and profit from Africa’s deadliest conflicts. With The Sentry, Enough hopes to lend greater support to broader accountability measures as well as provide leverage to peace efforts aimed at ending Africa’s deadliest conflicts.

27 Aug 2014 description

On 1 July 2014, the UN Secretary-General submitted his 13th annual report on children and armed conflict to the Security Council, pursuant to SCR 2068. The Council will discuss the report during a debate on children and armed conflict on 8 September 2014 hosted by the United States.

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict urges the Security Council to commit to the following actions to strengthen implementation of the Children and Armed Conflict agenda:

22 Nov 2013 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of the Central African region / Lord’s Resistance Army, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Yemen and the Philippines. It includes recommendations in particular for the inclusion of grave violations against children as a specific aspect of all reports published by the UN Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei, along the Sudan-South Sudan border.

31 May 2013 description

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Sudan: Amos describes ‘desperate conditions’ for 300,000 displaced in Darfur

03 May 2013 description

Overview

Across the East Africa region, consecutive good seasons transformed food security conditions from the initial low point in 2011, which was a great relief coming out of a severe drought. However, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) continued working with other players including government and regional bodies such as the Inter-Governmental Climate Information, Prediction,

18 Mar 2013 description
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There are over 150,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Sudan, many of whom have urgent humanitarian needs.

WHAT?

• Insufficient access to asylum procedures and documentation for refugees and the risk of deportation.

14 Dec 2012 description

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Opponents of female genital mutilation (FGM) win battle at the UN

On the 26th of November, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution on female genital mutilation (FGM) for the first time in history. The resolution calls upon states to end impunity of perpetrators of FGM and adopt internal legislation that bans it.

05 Dec 2012 description

The figures above reflect people internally displaced due to conflict based on IDMC monitoring in 2011, but does not include those internally displaced by other causes including natural disasters or development projects. The Kampala Convention comprehensively includes all causes of displacement.

22 May 2012 description

Khartoum, 23 May 2012 - The Regional Conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Control concluded today in Khartoum with the agreement of Sudan, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo and Libya to improve their cooperation through the creation of a regional mechanism that will aim to control, manage and safeguard against the proliferation of small arms and illegal trafficking of weapons.

09 Feb 2012 description

Briefing correspondents at Headquarters on the situations in South Sudan and other African countries, Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, said that tackling the myriad challenges on the continent required the United Nations to continue strengthening its partnership with the African Union and other regional actors.

22 Nov 2011 description

November 18, 2011

Ottawa, Ontario―Today, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, announced 25 new initiatives to further Canada's support to Africa. Minister Oda referenced these projects in a recent speech delivered to African Heads of Missions meeting in Ottawa.

28 Jul 2011 description
report UN Security Council

SC/10343

Security Council
6592nd Meeting (AM)

Generals Highlight Perils of Post-conflict Situations in Africa, Middle East

The Security Council held a discussion today with the military commanders of key United Nations peacekeeping operations in Africa and the Middle East, who highlighted their strategies for overcoming the challenges they faced in unpredictable settings impacted by everything from sporadic armed conflict and unfriendly local populations, to lingering political tensions, long–term humanitarian needs and inclement weather.

28 Jul 2011 description

Fresh from addressing the Security Council, the commanders of four United Nations peacekeeping missions in Africa and the Middle East addressed a Headquarters press conference today on their efforts to protect civilians in Darfur, address charges of human trafficking among senior peacekeepers in Liberia and, more generally, implement measures to ensure that troops everywhere were held to the highest standards of conduct.

11 Jul 2011 description
report Logistics Cluster

Each week the Global Logistics Cluster Support Cell (GLCSC) provides an operational update of the activities of Logistics Clusters/Sectors in the field, together with the details of the latest publications on the Logistics Cluster website. The GLCSC is housed in the Logistics Division of the UN World Food Programme, the Global Logistics Cluster Lead. It is comprised of a diverse, multi-skilled group of logisticians drawn from ACF, Care International, WFP, WVI, and MSB (formerly SRSA).

07 Jul 2011 description
report Resolve

Community self-defense groups rescue seven abductees since May

(5 July, 2011)–Kampala, Uganda – Attacks against civilians by Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels are destabilizing Southern Sudan’s Western Equatoria State as the region heads for independence on July 9, said human rights group Resolve today. A two-week research mission to Western Equatoria by Resolve in June found regional governments not up to the task of protecting civilians from LRA violence and assisting displaced communities.

08 Mar 2011 description
report UN News Service

8 March 2011 - From its plush New York Headquarters to the "rape capital of the world" in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), from the battle front in Darfur to the post-conflict stability of Liberia, the United Nations today marked International Women's Day with a clarion call to end gender discrimination and violence once and for all.

"Today...

18 Feb 2011 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

- Nearly 99 percent of the 3.8 million people who voted in the January 9 to 15 referendum on self-determination for Southern Sudan voted for independence, according to the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission. On February 7, the Government of Sudan (GoS) accepted the results by presidential decree.