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28 Dec 2009 description


Thirteenth session

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development


The present report contains the findings and recommendations of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief on her mission to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, from 26 to 29 April 2009.

17 Dec 2009 description

J. Nealin Parker

Center on International Cooperation


Robust peacekeeping and, in particular, protection of civilians garnered significant attention in 2009. In January, the Australian and Uruguayan governments hosted a conference on civilian protection designed to convince wary member states.

05 Dec 2009 description

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Overall situation

- In the past 100 years, the global average temperature has risen by about 0.74 degrees Celsius.

- The rate of change accelerated over the course of the 20th Century.

- Projections in temperature rise for the 21st century range from 2 to 4 degrees Celsius.

- It is very likely that this temperature rise is mainly caused by the emission of what are known as greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide (C02) and methane.

02 Dec 2009 description

Burkina Faso, December's President of the Security Council, had organized an open debate on "drug trafficking as a threat to international security" on 8 December, that country's Permanent Representative Michel Kafando said today at Headquarters.

Briefing correspondents on the Council's programme of work for the coming month, the subject for that debate was a timely choice, as drug trafficking in West African States such as Guinea Bissau, Guinea and Cape Verde had taken on worrying dimensions and was afflicting not only the subregion, but also countries in Latin …

24 Nov 2009 description

Podgorica, Montenegro, 24 November 2009-More than a decade after armed conflicts, six countries/territories in the Western Balkans are now working together to tackle regional environmental hotspots. Representatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and the UN-administered territory under SCR 1244 Kosovo, recently met in Budva to assess their progress in the Western Balkans Environmental Hotspots Programme.

17 Nov 2009 description
report European Union

By Alexandra George

On 17 November 2009 the European Union marked the ten year anniversary since the Council of the European Union established the European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) in June 1999 following the Western Balkans conflicts.

17 Nov 2009 description
report European Union

2974th EXTERNAL RELATIONS Council meeting

13 Nov 2009 description
report AlertNet

Written by: James Kilner

LONDON (AlertNet) - In regions emerging from conflict the painstaking task of identifying missing people is vital for reconciliation and stability, the Balkan delegation chief for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said.

The ICRC's Paul-Henri Arni added that Iraq and other countries rebuilding after conflict could learn from the lengthy process of finding thousands who went missing during wars in the former Yugoslavia.

"The issue has to be put higher up the list of priorities by humanitarian agencies and governments," he said …

04 Nov 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Third Committee
38th & 39th Meetings (AM & PM)

High Commissioner for Refugees Says Trends Causing Crises to Multiply; Means Humanitarian Action Operating in Difficult International Environment

Five "mega-trends" -- population growth, urbanization, climate change, migration and food, water and energy insecurity –- made contemporary forms of displacement increasingly complex, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today.

28 Oct 2009 description
report European Union

Brussels, 28 October 2009


Javier SOLANA, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), had a meeting today with Prime Minister Nikola GRUEVSKI of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.


21 Oct 2009 description
report Xinhua

BELGRADE, Oct 21, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Serbia and Russia agreed here on Wednesday to establish a joint humanitarian center in the southern Serbian city of Nis for immediate response to emergencies such as fire, floods and earthquakes.

Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Ivica Dacic and Russian Minister for Emergency Situations Sergei Shoigu signed a plan on the center's initial stage of development.

Later, the two leaders told a joint press conference that the center should serve the entire region and offer quick and efficient support in case of …

19 Oct 2009 description

SKOPJE, Macedonia/PRISTINA, Kosovo -- Macedonia and Kosovo have established diplomatic relations, the foreign ministries of the two countries announced on Sunday (October 18th).

17 Oct 2009 description

PRISTINA, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The Kosovo and Macedonian parliaments on Saturday ratified an agreement ending an eight-year dispute between the two countries over a border region used by gunmen and smugglers.

The deal, signed late on Friday, was the culmination of months of negotiations under the auspices of the European Union and the United States, which has more than 1,000 soldiers patrolling the zone on the Kosovo side.

"The leadership of both countries has shown significant resolve and taken a major step forward to ensure regional stability", the U.S.

15 Oct 2009 description

Broken promises and treating Afghanistan, DR Congo and Iraq like Bosnia has left the EU without the capacity to prevent fragile states from becoming failing states. This is the main finding of the latest report from the European Council on Foreign Relations, published today.

According to the report, Can the EU rebuild failing states?

05 Oct 2009 description
report UN Security Council


Conseil de sécurité
6196e séance – matin & après-midi

Dans une nouvelle résolution, il demande que les ressources nécessaires soient allouées à la réponse aux besoins des femmes et des filles dans les situations postconflit

Le Conseil de sécurité a adopté, aujourd'hui, à l'unanimité de ses 15 membres une nouvelle résolution sur les femmes, la paix et la sécurité. Ce texte vient renforcer le volet participation de la résolution 1325 (2000), dont l'ONU célébrera le dixième anniversaire l'année prochaine.