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Ladies, Gentlemen, thank you all for coming,
I am very pleased to be here, I will read a short statement and then I am happy to provide you with some of my impressions from our meetings held here in Geneva. I will not be taking any questions today.
The delegations have agreed on the following declaration [the Personal Envoy reads the communiqué in English – please find the full text in English, French and Arabic here below].
After visits to Algiers, Nouakchott, Rabuni and Rabat, the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara, former German President Horst Koehler, paid a three day visit to Western Sahara from 28 June to 1 July which included meetings in Laayoune, Smara and Dakhla.
Women from civil society and senior UN leaders in conflict-affected countries participated in 25 dialogues on conflict resolution and peacebuilding in June, July and August 2010.
La communauté internationale est de plus en plus tributaire des opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies. Jamais dans l'histoire on n'a dénombré autant de déploiements, puisque plus de 113 000 militaires, policiers et civils sont actuellement présents dans ce genre d'opérations.
Les défenseurs de la paix servant sous la bannière de l'ONU opèrent dans des régions parmi les plus difficiles et inhospitalières de la planète, où ils sont éprouvés, au quotidien, par l'instabilité, la maladie et les violences.
The international community's reliance on United Nations peacekeeping continues to deepen. Deployment is at a record high, with the number of troops, civilians and police totaling more than 113,000.
The personnel who serve under the UN flag do so in some of the most difficult and inhospitable areas on earth, where they face instability, disease and violence on a daily basis.