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07 Sep 2016 description
report UN Security Council



The Security Council amended the Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia this afternoon to enable the Secretary-General to appoint a former judge of either the Tribunal or its counterpart for Rwanda to serve on the Tribunal’s Appeals Chamber on an ad hoc and temporary basis.

23 Dec 2015 description
report UN Security Council


7593rd Meeting (AM)

Russian Federation Abstains as Members Adopt Resolution 2256 (2015)

The Security Council, adopting resolution 2256 (2015) by a recorded vote of 14 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Russian Federation), today decided to extend the term of office for 17 permanent and ad litem judges of the Trial Chambers and the Appeals Chamber at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

02 Mar 2015 description

In January 2015, Serbia took over the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), succeeding Switzerland. In addition to the urgency of the Ukrainian crisis, the issue of reconciliation and strengthening regional cooperation in the Western Balkans remains a current topic. More than 15 years after the end of the Yugoslav wars, many challenges remain. How far along is the reconciliation process in the Western Balkans? What is the outcome of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia?

21 Jan 2015 description
report World Bank


  • Growth in 2014 for six countries in South East Europe was close to zero, according to the latest South East Europe Regular Economic Report (SEE RER).

  • Weather - in particular unprecedented floods in May and the residual impacts of earlier severe events - was a major factor hindering growth in the region, exposing the overall vulnerability of these economies to extreme weather events.

18 Dec 2012 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
6889th Meeting (PM)

The Security Council decided today to extend the terms of office of 21 judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, established in the wake of the Balkans conflicts in the 1990s.

30 Mar 2012 description

Peace agreements brought the last Balkan conflict to an end more than two decades ago, but they didn't resolve ethnic tensions, which are rising to the surface again.

Read the full article in the Christian Science Monitor.

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).

04 Nov 2010 description
report Small Arms Survey

RASR Initiative Issue Brief No. 1

With the decline in tensions in South-east Europe, and with the transition to NATO weaponry, many states are left with stockpiles of surplus small arms and ammunition.

Recognizing the need to manage these stockpiles, countries in the region have sought to participate in collaborative programmes with other states.

12 Jan 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Soixante-troisième session
Points 44 et 107 de l'ordre du jour

Application et suivi intégrés et coordonnés des textes
issus des grandes conférences et réunions au sommet
organisées par les Nations Unies dans les domaines

12 Jan 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-third session
Agenda items 44 and 107

Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to
the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and

03 Apr 2008 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Programme summary: The National Societies of central Europe, as part of their health and care activities, set the prevention of HIV and TB as high priorities.

29 Sep 2006 description


Office of the Spokesman

25 Jul 2006 description

The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

20 May 2005 description

Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns outlines vision for Balkans

In a speech that looked at the past dozen years in the Balkans and the challenges for 2005 and beyond, Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns outlined the U.S.

11 Apr 2005 description
report European Commission

The European Commission has adopted its Annual Programmes for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, and Kosovo (as defined by the UN Security Council 1244). In 2005, within the Community Assistance for Reconstruction, Development and Stabilisation (CARDS) Programme, € 34.5 million will be spent for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, € 184 million for Serbia and Montenegro (on State Union level and in the two Republics), and € 54 million for Kosovo.