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19 Oct 2018 description

Clarifying the roles of the African Union (AU) and subregional organisations is a central element of the AU reforms. It is key in terms of managing expectations about what the AU can or cannot do, as well as coordinating Africa’s responses to avoid duplication of efforts. But this issue is also divisive, and it is unclear whether AU member states will reach a concrete decision on a division of labour at the upcoming extraordinary summit on reforms in Addis Ababa on 17 November.

19 Jun 2015 description

Heads of state of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) have decided to take urgent steps to move the peace process in South Sudan forward. This includes tabling a controversial report on South Sudan and setting up its new high-level panel – almost six months after the decision to appoint it. The PSC also took steps to try to enforce free and fair elections in Burundi, but the government in Bujumbura has already rejected these.

20 Aug 2012 description

On August 19th, the world celebrates its humanitarians across the globe. A humanitarian can come in many forms, but in simple terms they all have one thing in common: they strive to help people, whoever and wherever they are. Here we meet three staff members who are working in WFP's air, land, and sea operations, and hear what they are doing to assist those in need.

Mahamud Mabuyu, National Logistics Officer -- Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

What kind of work do you do for WFP?

12 Jan 2012 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
2011 Round-up

In a year characterized by mass protests and other challenges to entrenched leadership that frequently provoked violent reactions, the Security Council continued in 2011 to grapple with the question of protecting civilians in a manner consistent with the United Nations Charter, as the 15-member body remained seized of a wide range of conflicts, the birth of South Sudan, the Palestinian application for membership in the Organization and other developments.