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15 Dec 2011 description

Special Report by Richard Gowan


More than six thousand personnel are deployed in political missions worldwide. The United Nations and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe oversee the majority of these missions. Although many political missions deal with active conflicts or postconflict situations, some have contributed to conflict prevention in countries ranging from Estonia to Guinea.

03 Dec 2011 description

The Security Council work programme for December would contain 18 open meetings — including 2 debates, 11 briefings and 5 meetings to adopt draft resolutions — as well as 20 closed consultations, Council President Vitaly Churkin (Russian Federation) said at Headquarters today.

At a press conference where he briefed on his country’s December presidency, he said the Council would adopt about 10 draft resolutions in addition to issuing a number of presidential statements, expressing hope that the Council would have concluded its work by 22 December.

02 Dec 2011 description

- 557 Fourth meeting of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Independent Monitoring Board
- 559 Increased transmission and outbreaks of measles, European Region, 2011

- 557 Quatrième réunion du Comité de suivi indépendant de l’Initiative mondiale pour l’éradication de la poliomyélite
- 559 Augmentation de la transmission et des flambées de rougeole, Région européenne, 2011

10 Nov 2011 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-sixth General Assembly
58th Meeting (AM)

Briefing Assembly, Officials Say Courts Winding Down Work, Need International Community’s Support to Retain Staff, Prevent ‘Impunity Gap’

As deterrents of war crimes and guards against the “baser” aspects of human nature, the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia had had a far‑reaching impact over the course of their lifespan, said General Assembly delegates in a joint debate today.

09 Nov 2011 description

Strategic Summary

Mass protests and political upheavals across the Middle East and North Africa, unexpected crises in Kyrgyzstan and Madagascar, ongoing conflicts, long-standing political stalemates, and countries recovering from conflict drove continued reliance on political missions over the past year.

25 Oct 2011 description

The Government of the Republic of Macedonia at the session held today reached a decision to send financial aid in the amount of 100,000 euros as a financial support to the victims and to help repair the damages sustained from the severe earthquake in the Republic of Turkey.

26 Sep 2011 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-sixth General Assembly
22nd, 23rd & 24th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Leaders Can No Longer Use Sovereignty as ‘Wall to Violate Rights of Citizens’,
Some Say; Others Say Mediation Less Costly, Saves Lives, Aligns with UN Charter

27 Jun 2011 description
report UN Radio


La Journée internationale contre la torture, observée le 26 juin, a été retenue par l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies pour manifester une solidarité envers ceux dont le mental, le corps ou l’esprit a été atteint par la torture.

30 May 2011 description
report UN News Service

29 mai 2011 – Saluant la récente arrestation de deux hommes longtemps recherchés pour leurs rôles respectifs dans le conflit en Ex-Yougoslavie et durant le génocide rwandais, la Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général de l''ONU chargée de lutte contre les violences sexuelles dans les conflits armés, Margot Wallström, a souligné, dimanche, qu''il fallait s''assurer que les accusations de violences sexuelles dont ils font tous deux l''objet soient exposées lors des procédures judiciaires en cours.

30 May 2011 description
report UN News Service

Welcoming the recent arrests of two men long sought for their roles in the Balkans conflicts and the Rwandan genocide, a top United Nations official today stressed the need to ensure that the crimes of sexual violence they both stand accused of are exposed in the legal process under way.

Ratko Mladiæ was apprehended last week in Serbia after evading capture for almost 16 years, while Bernard Munyagishari was arrested in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

27 May 2011 description

Better economy and a strengthened position both nationally and internationally has paved the way for the Danish Refugee Council to be able to assist nearly one million people in need in more than 30 countries worldwide. This is the result of the financial report 2010 approved at the annual meeting of the Council.

29 Apr 2011 description

This report covers the period from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2010

In brief

Programme outcome: In line with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Strategy 2020 the aim of the Federation supported programmes in Albania is to save lives, protect livelihoods, and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises; to enable healthy and safe living; and to promote social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace.

27 Apr 2011 description
report Government of Japan

In response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) provided relief money of 100,000 euro (about 12 million yen).

From FYROM, letters of sympathy and condolences were sent from H.E. Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, President, H.E. Mr. Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Antonio Milososki, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ivica Georgievski, Chairman of the Parliamentary Group for Cooperation with the Diet of Japan, and many others.

29 Mar 2011 description
report UN Volunteers

This report looks at the current state of volunteerism in South-Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). These countries are collectively referred to in this report as 'the Region'. It considers volunteerism as a very important form of pro-social behaviour. In particular, it focuses on volunteerism for development. It examines who in the Region volunteers, how they volunteer, and in what legal and social circumstances they volunteer. It also addresses the impact that this volunteerism has on the Millennium Development Goals.

03 Mar 2011 description
report World Bank

Press Release No:2011/350/ECA

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2011 - Homeowners, farmers, private business, and government agencies in Southeast Europe and the Caucasus will have access to affordable disaster insurance thanks to an innovative new program supported by World Bank financing.

The World Bank's Board of Directors today approved loans of US$5 million for Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and US$5 million for the Republic of Serbia as part of the regional South East Europe and Caucasus Regional Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Project (SEEC CRIF).

07 Jan 2011 description

Introduction: In and Out of Kosovo

In January 1999, 11 NGOs working in Kosovo decided to form the International NGO Council of Kosovo (INGO Council), primarily for advocacy purposes.