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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).

17 Dec 2013 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11215

Security Council
7083rd Meeting (PM)

Expressing its grave concern at the worsening security situation and political divisions in Libya, the Security Council today reiterated its support for the North African country’s people and elected political institutions, underlining the importance of a single, inclusive national dialogue that could forge consensus around priorities for securing a transition to democracy.

09 Dec 2013 description
report UN News Service

9 December 2013 – The continued “precariousness” of security in Libya highlights the need for dialogue between the Government and the main armed militias, the top United Nations official in the North African country told the Security Council today.

03 Dec 2013 description

Tripoli, 2 December 2013 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) hosted on 30 November the second consultative meeting of Libyan forces and activists. The meeting was convened in Al-Waddan Hotel, Tripoli.

16 Nov 2013 description

Tripoli, 16 November 2013 - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) strongly condemns the violence which took place in Tripoli on Friday 15 November, resulting in the tragic loss of life among civilians, and calls for its immediate cessation as well as for supporting the efforts by the authorities to restore calm, stop the bloodshed and ensure security and stability for all Libyans.

15 Nov 2013 description

R2P Monitor:

» Provides background on populations at risk of mass atrocity crimes, with particular emphasis on key events and actors and their connection to the threat, or commission, of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

» Offers analysis of the country’s past history in relation to mass atrocity crimes; the factors that have enabled their possible commission, or that prevent their resolution; and the receptivity of the situation to positive influences that would assist in preventing further crimes.

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
  • Dissent on the rise in eastern Libya over lack of development, security

  • People in east demand bigger share of power, oil wealth

  • Autonomy movement launches government, challenges Tripoli

  • Move to worsen ties between east and central government (Two more people killed in Benghazi, protest)

By Ayman Warfalli and Ghaith Shennib

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’.

14 Oct 2013 description

Highlights

  • Regional Activities: African Union – United Nations – World Bank/TDRP partnership expanded

  • Somalia: joint African Union/UNOAU/TDRP mission

  • South Sudan: Republic of South Sudan’s new national DDR Program and Pilot Reintegration Project

  • Implementation of the mid-term review of the Socio-economic Associations Study

  • Premiere of the TDRP documentary “Scoring for Peace” ( http://www.tdrp.net/scoringforpeace )

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.

30 Sep 2013 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11429

Sixty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
15th, 16th & 17th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Speakers Hail Accord on Chemical Weapons, Resumed Israeli-Palestinian Talks

Strategies used in the global fight against terrorism came under scrutiny today as the General Assembly entered the fourth day of its general debate.

26 Sep 2013 description

R2P Monitor:

» Provides background on populations at risk of mass atrocity crimes, with particular emphasis on key events and actors and their connection to the threat, or commission, of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

» Offers analysis of the country’s past history in relation to mass atrocity crimes; the factors that have enabled their possible commission, or that prevent their resolution; and the receptivity of the situation to positive influences that would assist in preventing further crimes.

26 Sep 2013 description
report UN General Assembly

Speakers Deplore Syria Crisis, Warn against Neglecting Climate Impacts

GA/11425

Sixty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
8th, 9th & 10th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Deploring conflicts in Syria and elsewhere, world leaders highlighted the complementary relationship between peace and development today as the General Assembly entered the second day of its annual general debate.

17 Sep 2013 description
report UN News Service

16 September 2013 – Two years after the fall of the authoritarian regime, Libya faces a number of challenges in ensuring that its democratic transition proceeds peacefully, a United Nations envoy told the Security Council today, noting that recent months have been marked by pronounced political disagreements, a disruption of the country’s oil exports, and security problems.

10 Sep 2013 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2095 (2013) of 14 March 2013. It covers major political and security developments, provides an overview of the humanitarian and human rights situation and outlines the activities of UNSMIL since the issuance of my report of 21 February 2013 (S/2013/104).
06 Sep 2013 description

GHADAMES - Driving from this oasis town deep into the harsh desert, a conspicuous white concrete pole, about 2 ½ metres high, stands out among the countless giant electricity pylons that dot the landscape. Handcarved in the cement at its base are three initials: “L, T, J”. This is where the land borders of Libya, Tunisia and Jazayer (Arabic for Algeria) meet.

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).