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24 Dec 2013 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced Thursday five new awards totaling more than $6 million to help protect and empower women in countries affected by crisis, conflict, and transition. Deputy Assistant Administrator Sarah Mendelson from USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance announced the awards at a roundtable event where participants reflected on progress and next steps for USAID’s implementation of the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security (NAP).

05 Dec 2013 description

Presence and national legal framework

12 Nov 2013 description

The year 2013 has marked the beginning of a new era at BICC with the introduction of a dual leadership structure. Conrad Schetter was appointed Director for Research in March and his position is combined with a newly established professorship for Peace and Conflict Research at the University of Bonn. This joint role is intended to intensify BICC’s academic approach and at the same time strengthen intellectual exchanges with the University of Bonn. Michael Dedek, Director for Administration, complements the management team.

04 Nov 2013 description
report UN General Assembly

Assemblée générale CPSD/544 Quatrième Commission
19e séance – matin

La Quatrième Commission a appelé aujourd’hui l’Assemblée générale à se déclarer « profondément alarmée »par le nombre de mines posées chaque année, et qui s’ajoute au nombre, décroissant mais encore très important, de mines et de restes explosifs de guerre provenant des conflits armés. L’Assemblée a aussi été invitée à demander aux États de contribuer à un essor ordonné des activités spatiales qui favorisent une croissance économique soutenue et un développement durable dans tous les pays.

04 Nov 2013 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/SPD/544

Sixty-eighth General Assembly
Fourth Committee
19th Meeting (AM)

Mine Clearance Efforts Shift from Humanitarian Focus to Socio-Economic Impact on Affected Communities, Joint Inspection Unit Reports in Briefing

Remarkable recent achievements in mine action demonstrated the United Nations’ ability to “deliver as one,” delegates in the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) heard today as they concluded their consideration of assistance in mine action, with the approval of a draft resolution on that topic.

01 Nov 2013 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/11447 Assemblée générale Soixante-huitième session 41e et 42e séances plénières matin et après-midi

ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE: LES PAYS AFRICAINS RÉITÈRENT LEUR APPEL À L’AJOURNEMENT DES POURSUITES EN COURS À LA CPI CONTRE LES DIRIGEANTS EN EXERCICE

01 Nov 2013 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11447

Sixty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
41st & 42nd Meetings (AM & PM)

Amid Charges of Partiality, Bias, Delegates Call for Judicial Independence to Be Upheld

Hailing the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court as leading examples of ending impunity, delegates in the General Assembly today examined reports on recent achievements and elaborated on challenges ahead during a day-long debate.

31 Oct 2013 description
report Geneva Call

This report was stimulated by a conference on armed non-State actors (ANSAs) and the protection of internally displaced people organized in 2011 jointly by Geneva Call and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. The conference itself followed on from a special edition of Forced Migration Review magazine on ‘Armed non-state actors and displacement’.

18 Oct 2013 description

JOHANNESBURG, 18 October 2013 (IRIN) - Migrants have been losing their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean on unseaworthy, overcrowded vessels for years, but until two weeks ago, their deaths rarely generated headlines. The sheer scale of the tragedy that occurred off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa on 3 October, however, was hard to ignore.

09 Oct 2013 description

Rome/London, 9 October 2013 – As a delegation of European and Italian leaders visit the Sicilian island of Lampedusa to honour all those who tragically lost their lives trying to reach the European coast, the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) calls on members of the European Union to recognise the human cost of their repressive migration policies.

02 Oct 2013 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11432

Sixty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
23rd & 24th Meetings (AM & PM)

The world should not ease the pressure on Iran’s nuclear programme as that country positioned itself to “race across the red line” before the international community could prevent it from building nuclear bombs, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said today as the General Assembly concluded its week-long general debate.

01 Oct 2013 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

  • Plus de 50 opérations de paix ont été déployées dans 18 pays d’Afrique depuis 2000.

  • Le « maintien de la paix en partenariat », qui implique une coopération entre divers acteurs et institutions multilatérales et bilatérales, est devenu de plus en plus commun.

  • Les efforts de génération des forces devraient porter sur le déploiement des capacités requises en vue de la réalisation des objectifs de la mission et pas seulement sur le nombre de soldats de la paix.

10 Sep 2013 description
report CARE

CARE International launches report in Geneva on Thursday, September 12 at side event of the 24th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Geneva, September 10, 2013. Aid agency CARE International launches a new report showing research findings on women’s participating in the Arab spring and outlining how international donor policy needs to adapt to the changing context across the Arab region in the wake of the Arab Spring.

02 Sep 2013 description

In the latest ugly turn to Syria’s conflict, an apparent chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus on 21 August reportedly killed over 1,400 people and injured many more. The attack sparked broad international condemnation and, despite the Assad regime’s denial that it was responsible, renewed discussion among Western states of armed intervention. U.S. President Barack Obama said he would seek Congressional approval for airstrikes against select regime targets (see our Syria Statement).

19 Aug 2013 description

The evolution of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) since 2005 has been marked by the dual trends of cascading consensus and continued controversy. R2P has become central for how the global community responds to genocide and mass atrocities. As a result of the interventions in Libya and Côte d’Ivoire, the norm now faces the risk of relevance. The authors of this Jr.

09 Aug 2013 description
report UN General Assembly

The present report, covering the period from August 2011 to July 2013, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 66/69 , in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a report to it at its sixty-eighth session on the implementation of that resolution and on follow-up to previous resolutions on assistance in mine clearance and mine action, including relevant United Nations policies and activities.