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02 Sep 2017 description

CONF170901-CS

La réforme des opérations de maintien de la paix, la coopération des Nations Unies avec l’Union africaine et les menaces posées par les actes terroristes, notamment sur la sécurité aérienne, seront au menu des travaux du Conseil de sécurité pour le mois de septembre, a annoncé devant la presse, cet après-midi, le Représentant permanent de l’Éthiopie, M. Tekeda Alemu, dont le pays préside, ce mois-ci, l’organe chargé du maintien de la paix et de la sécurité internationales.

13 May 2009 description

The convergence of the global food, fuel, financial and economic crises, against a backdrop of climate change, presented an unprecedented opportunity for action to reshape the development agenda and should not be wasted, Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

Addressing desertification, one of the thematic clusters under consideration by the high-level segment of the Commission on Sustainable Development, he said the major challenge to be considered was how to reconcile the competing …

13 May 2009 description

Le Secrétaire exécutif de la Convention des Nations Unies sur la lutte contre la désertification (UNCCD) a, au cours d'une conférence de presse donnée aujourd'hui au Siège de l'ONU à New York, appelé ministres et décideurs politiques à faire ressortir les mesures qui ont fait la preuve de leur efficacité, dans le combat contre la désertification, la dégradation des sols et la sécheresse.

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16 Jul 2008 description

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The United Nations and other aid agencies still needed $3.6 billion to respond to the world's most severe humanitarian crises and disasters through their 2008 Consolidated and Flash Appeals, John Holmes, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator said this afternoon during a Headquarters press conference.

So far this year, international donors had given just 46 per cent, or $2.9 billion, of the $6.5 billion …

01 Jul 2008 description

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes today briefed journalists at the Palais des Nations in Geneva about his recent mission to Afghanistan and on the effects of the global food crisis worldwide.

Situation in Afghanistan

Mr. Holmes said that it was becoming clearer and clearer that the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan was worsening.

04 Mar 2008 description

The President of the Security Council, Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation, told correspondents today at Headquarters that one of the key events of the Russian presidency would be an open debate on Afghanistan, to take place on 12 March.

Mr. Churkin said his presidency had started in a stormy way, with meetings on Gaza on Saturday, 1 March, and a meeting on non-proliferation in Iran on 3 March.

13 Nov 2007 description

The refugee operation in Iraq, often underestimated as a protection operation only, represented the biggest refugee challenge currently facing the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR), the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Erika Feller, said today at a Headquarters press conference.

Addressing correspondents on the agency's efforts to help protect more than 32 million refugees and others of concern, including in key operations like Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Jordan, Ms. Feller said that the Iraq operation had been underestimated as a …

06 Jan 2003 description

France's Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Security Council President for the month of January, Jean-Marc de La Sabliere, briefed correspondents this afternoon on the Council's provisional programme of work for the month.

19 Nov 2002 description

At a Headquarters press briefing today, Carolyn M. McAskie, Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), announced the launch of the Inter-agency Consolidated Appeals for 2003. Being held in capitals around the world, the Appeals are $3 billion for 50 million beneficiaries in countries experiencing humanitarian crises.

20 Nov 2001 description

A Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeal for $2.5 billion to sustain more than 33 million people -- many suffering from war and conflict -- will be launched by Secretary-General Kofi Annan at 11 a.m. on Monday 26 November at Headquarters, it was announced at a press briefing this afternoon.

11 Jul 2001 description

Press Release

The Economic and Social Council began debate this morning on United Nations efforts to provide special economic, humanitarian, and disaster relief assistance, hearing contentions by field experts and national delegations that more funding had to be found for such responses and for resources to be provided well after humanitarian and natural catastrophes had faded from the headlines.

The discussion came as the Council started the humanitarian affairs segment of its 2001 substantive session, which will conclude on 27 July.

15 Jun 2001 description

The Security Council's specific request of the Secretary-General last year to prepare a comprehensive report on conflict prevention indicated that there was a growing interest among Member States to move the Organization from a culture of reaction to a culture of prevention, Danilo Turk, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, told correspondents this afternoon. At a Headquarters preview of the corollary report, Mr.

12 Jun 2001 description

Given that use of child soldiers was still pervasive around the world, the international community must move much faster towards establishing an effective global ban on their use, Jo Becker, Children's Rights Advocacy Director for Human Rights Watch, told correspondents this afternoon at Headquarters. Ms. Becker was speaking at a press conference sponsored by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to launch the report of the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers.

10 May 2001 description

Afghanistan was living through the fastest growing displacement crisis in the world today, the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Internally Displaced Persons told correspondents at a Headquarters press briefing this afternoon.

10 Apr 2001 description

The fact that civilians accounted for up to 75 per cent of war victims these days had made their protection a very important part of the discussion on international peace and security, Carolyn McAskie, Deputy to the Under-Secretary-General for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, told a Headquarters press briefing today.

10 Apr 2001 description

The instruments available for the protection of civilians in armed conflict are "in urgent need of updating," Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a just released report to the Security Council that recommends new strategies to deal with the changed nature of contemporary wars.

07 Mar 2001 description

Addressing child marriage as a violation of a child's basic rights, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) released a new report today entitled "". The report looks at the many implications of child marriages and analyses their root causes, seeking to begin a global campaign to end that widespread practice.

04 Jan 2001 description

Members of the Security Council today designated chairpersons of 10 committees set up by the Council to monitor sanctions against countries or groups around the world.

15 Dec 2000 description

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has received pledges totalling $214.7 million towards the $953.7 million it requested in a global appeal for 2001, launched today in Geneva.