Geneva, Thursday 15 March 2018
Humanitarian access has deteriorated in seven countries over the past six months, according to the Humanitarian Access Overview report released today by ACAPS.
Out of the 37 countries included in the report, nearly half of them (18) are currently facing high humanitarian access constraints. Moderate humanitarian access constraints are an issue in nine countries and ten present low humanitarian access constraints.
Human Rights Council AFTERNOON
27 February 2018
The Human Rights Council this afternoon heard statements from dignitaries of 11 countries and two organizations and closed the second day of its high-level segment.
Edward Nalbandian, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Armenia, said Armenia continued to implement the national plan of action for human rights protection, had a good record of submission of national and follow-up reports to the treaty bodies, and would submit the Universal Periodic Review second mid-term report on a voluntary basis.
• WFP and UNHCR organized advocacy events “Together Against Violence” for youth and women as part of the 16 days of activism.
• No funding forecasts or projections have been committed for 2018.
• Starting January 2018, there will be no specialized nutritious foods (SNF) will be available for the treatment and prevention of moderate acute malnutrition and anaemia in children, and pregnant and nursing women.
• High Energy Biscuits are in short supply due to funding shortfalls
6 JANVIER 2018
La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole de M. António Guterres, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:
Le Secrétaire général est profondément préoccupé par le regain récent de tensions dans les environs de Guerguerat, dans la zone tampon au sud du Sahara occidental, entre la butte marocaine et la frontière mauritanienne.
6 JANUARY 2018
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about recent increased tensions in the vicinity of Guerguerat in the Buffer Strip in southern Western Sahara between the Moroccan berm and the Mauritanian border.
Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies s'est dit profondément préoccupé samedi par les récentes escalade des tensions dans les environs de Guerguerat, dans la zone tampon du sud du Sahara occidental, entre la berme marocaine et la frontière mauritanienne.
6 January 2018 – Deeply concerned over rising tensions near Guerguerat in the buffer strip in southern Western Sahara between the Moroccan berm and the Mauritanian border, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday called for maximum restraint in the area.
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?
In its worst political crisis in over a decade, is a divided Kenya the answer?
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.
This report describes a relatively unknown humanitarian program that has addressed one of the saddest aspects of displacement – the separation of families. Between 2004 and 2014, UNHCR’s Confidence Building Measures (CBM) program helped more than 20,000 refugees in the Tindouf desert camps of Algeria to visit their families in Western Sahara, from whom they’d been separated since the conflict in Western Sahara began (late 1970s). The CBM program was brought to a halt by politics, but the report suggests that the time is right for this ‘humanitarian bridge’ to be re-opened.
Thanks to generous donor contributions, WFP Algeria foresees the distribution of complete rations until the end of the year.
No funding forecasts or projections have been committed for 2018. To avoid funding constraints hindering life-saving assistance, as in early 2017,
WFP Algeria must secure USD 5 million to ensure operational viability for the first three months of 2018.
Thanks to generous donor contributions, WFP Algeria foresees the distribution of complete rations until year-end.
No funding forecasts or projections have been committed for 2018. To avoid funding constraints hindering life-saving assistance, as in early 2017, WFP Algeria must secure additional funding in the coming months (USD 5 million for the first three months of 2018).
10 OCTOBRE 2017
La Quatrième Commission chargée des questions politiques et de la décolonisation s’est félicitée aujourd’hui de ce que les parties au Sahara occidental se soient engagées à continuer de faire preuve de volonté politique et de travailler dans une atmosphère propice au dialogue. Outre ce projet de résolution, la Commission en a adopté 17 autres également par consensus sur les territoires non autonomes.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOURTH COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION, 9TH MEETING (AM)
Concluding its consideration of decolonization questions today, the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) approved 19 draft resolutions for adoption by the General Assembly, 5 of them by recorded vote.
CPSD/636 6 octobre 2017
La Quatrième Commission chargée des questions politiques spéciales et de la décolonisation a poursuivi, aujourd’hui, son examen de la question du Sahara occidental, l’occasion pour de nombreuses délégations d’Afrique de mettre l’accent sur l’urgence de trouver une solution au conflit, afin d’« éviter la balkanisation du continent ».
Inside this Issue
MINURSO Force Commander Interview 2
SWEDEN and UN Peacekeeping 3
Currculum vitae Deputy Force Commander 3
Obituary Maj TOURÉ (GUINEA) 4
Conduct and Discipline 4
MINURSO Conduct and Discipline 5
UNTSO — Brothers in Arms 6
MINURSO Parades and Trainings 7
Change of Commands 8