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04 Mar 2009 description

2008 was a year of major humanitarian challenges. Natural disasters such as Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, the devastating earthquake in China, flooding in India and Brazil or the hurricanes in the Caribbean once again highlighted the dangers of the unbridled forces of nature. In the complex political crises in Africa, as well as in Afghanistan and Iraq, unresolved conflicts made it impossible to improve the precarious humanitarian situation of people living there.

11 Mar 2008 description
report UN General Assembly


AG/PKO/197
Comité spécial des opérations de maintien de la paix
Session de fond de 2008
203e et 204e séances – matin et après-midi

11 Mar 2008 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/PK/197

Special Committee on
Peacekeeping Operations
203rd & 204th Meetings (AM & PM)

Special Committee on peacekeeping operations concludes general debate by taking up questions of resources, restructuring, personnel

Amid the increasingly complex demands placed on the 130,000 United Nations peacekeepers worldwide, the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations today tackled pressing questions of resources, departmental restructuring and personnel conduct.