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07 Oct 2019 description

By Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
07 October 2019

Mr. Chairman,
Deputy Secretary-General,
Distinguished Delegates,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

30 Sep 2019 description


South Africa assumes the presidency in October. It has chosen to hold two debates on peace and security in Africa: the first on mobilising youth towards silencing the guns by 2020, and the second on preventative diplomacy, conflict prevention and resolution in Africa.

10 Sep 2019 description
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Seventy-fourth session
Item 48 of the provisional agenda*
Assistance in mine action

I. Introduction

03 Sep 2019 description
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The Security Council will convene two ministerial meetings in September, the first on cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations and the second on peace and security in Africa, Vassily A. Nebenzia (Russian Federation), its President for September, said today.

Speaking at a Headquarters press conference, he said those signature events will be held during the high-level week of the General Assembly and presided over by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

31 Aug 2019 description

Zhihui Li, Linda Richter, Chunling Lu


Background Little is known about the patterns of development assistance (DA) for each component of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) in conflict-affected countries nor about the DA allocation in relation to the burden of disease.

30 Jul 2019 description

Asamblea General
Septuagésimo tercer período de sesiones
Tema 68 a) del programa
Promoción y protección de los derechos de la infancia: promoción y protección de los derechos de la infancia

Consejo de Seguridad
Septuagésimo cuarto año

I. Introducción

30 Jul 2019 description

Assemblée générale
Soixante-treizième session
Point 68 a) de l’ordre du jour
Promotion et protection des droits de l’enfant : promotion et protection des droits de l’enfant

Conseil de sécurité
Soixante-quatorzième année

**I. Introduction **

26 Jul 2019 description

Geneva – IOM reports that 36,670 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through 24 July, roughly a 35 per cent decrease from the 54,978 arriving during the same period last year.

Arrivals this year to Greece and Spain are at 17,991 and 12,443, respectively (30,434 combined), accounting for almost 83 per cent of the regional total, with the balance arriving in much smaller numbers to Italy, Malta and Cyprus. Arrivals to Greece are running approximately 16 per cent ahead of 2018’s totals from this time. Arrivals to Spain are almost 41 per cent lower.

17 Jul 2019 description

Watch List Updates complement International Crisis Group’s annual Watch List, most recently published in January 2019. These early-warning publications identify major conflict situations in which prompt action, driven or supported by the European Union and its member states, would generate stronger prospects for peace. The Watch List Updates include situations identified in the annual Watch List and/or a new focus of concern.

10 Jul 2019 description


By Dr Marc Biot, Dr Isabelle Defourny, Marcel Langenbach, Kenneth Lavelle, Bertrand Perrochet and Teresa Sancristoval, Directors of Operations

09 Jul 2019 description

At the end of 2018, over 17 million children were internally displaced by conflict or violence, and millions more by disasters or other causes.

Within a global context of increasing urbanisation, towns and cities are becoming a major refuge for displaced populations, including children. Displaced children and their families in urban settings may find it difficult to access basic services, including housing, protection and education. Yet urban areas also present opportunities for the displaced, as well as host communities, to thrive when the right policies are in place.

02 Jul 2019 description

By Jennifer Dathan


Number of incidents recorded: 22,153

Total casualties: 309,044

Total killed: 133,732

Total injured: 175,312

Total countries or territories impacted: 119[i][ii]


Number of civilians killed: 82,437

Number of civilians injured: 149,472

Total civilian casualties: 231,909


Number of armed actors killed: 51,295

Number of armed actors injured: 25,840