the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
- FYR Macedonia: Cold Wave - Jan 2017
- FYR Macedonia: Flash Floods - Aug 2016
- FYR Macedonia: Flash Floods and Mudslides - Aug 2015
- South-Eastern Europe: Floods - Feb 2015
- FYR Macedonia: Cold Wave - Dec 2014
- FYR Macedonia: Floods - Feb 2013
- Europe/Northern Africa: Cold Wave - Jan 2012
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Forest Fires - Jul 2007
- Central/Eastern Europe: Heat Wave - Jul 2007
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
CONFÉRENCES DE PRESSE
Le Représentant permanent de la Malaisie auprès des Nations Unies, M. Ramlan Bin Ibrahim, qui préside le Conseil de sécurité pendant le mois de juin, a présenté, cet après-midi à la presse, le programme de travail mensuel de cet organe, qui sera notamment marqué par un débat thématique ouvert, le 18 juin, sur le sort des enfants en temps de conflit armé.
Terrorism and cross-border crime in Africa would be a major focus at the Security Council in December as the body continued to closely watch a range of crises worldwide, the Permanent Representative of Chad, whose delegation holds the Council presidency for the month, said this afternoon.
The role of transparent resource management in conflict prevention, the situations in Mali and Somalia, and a debate on sexual violence in armed conflict would be among the Security Council’s top priorities in June, the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom said at Headquarters today, briefing correspondents in his capacity as the 15-member body’s President for June.
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.
The head of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) called this afternoon on the international community to counter hatred, intolerance and discrimination against Muslims everywhere, saying that the acts of few extremist fanatics were being used to associate Islam with terrorism.
"Bin Laden cannot represent the Muslim world.
Le Représentant permanent du Mexique auprès des Nations Unies, M.
Children and armed conflict, justice and the rule of law, and the situation in Sudan were among the major areas to be considered by the Security Council during Mexico's presidency in June, Claude Heller, that country's Permanent Representative, said at a Headquarters press conference today.
Violence in the seas off Gaza and the Koreas, though not now on the agenda, were also likely to come up because of recent developments, Mr. Heller said, adding that new action on Iran's nuclear programme was also probable.
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 …
Members of the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) -- a three-year-old organization seeking an observer status with the United Nations -? updated correspondents on the organization's work and spoke about their meetings with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and senior United Nations officials, at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon.
Rudy Salles, President of the Assembly said the organization had been founded in 2006 following 15 years of cooperation among the States of the Mediterranean region.
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DPI/NGO Annual Conference
AM & PM Meetings
Although women had been in the very vanguard of peace and reconciliation efforts, their role in peace-building had not been recognized, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf told correspondents at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon.
The United Nations refugee agency today called for a transitional international security presence before the departure of NATO forces to allow the safe return of refugees and displaced people in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today appealed to the international community to urgently put in place a security arrangement to stabilize the situation in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and allow the return of refugees and displaced persons.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported today that many people have continued to return to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) from Kosovo over the past three days, although the pace of the movements slowed down yesterday.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called upon the parties to the crisis in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia "to fully honour" the ceasefire agreement and "to reinvigorate their efforts" towards a political settlement.
The Security Council's specific request of the Secretary-General last year to prepare a comprehensive report on conflict prevention indicated that there was a growing interest among Member States to move the Organization from a culture of reaction to a culture of prevention, Danilo Turk, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, told correspondents this afternoon. At a Headquarters preview of the corollary report, Mr.
The 15 members of the Security Council would spend Saturday and Sunday viewing first-hand the political and security challenges faced by the United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo (UNMIK), Anwarul Karim Chowdhury (Bangladesh), President of the Security Council, told correspondents today at a Headquarters press briefing.
The United Nations refugee agency today expressed concern about the plight of civilians affected by the ongoing hostilities in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
A Security Council mission is to visit Kosovo in the near future, Hans Haekkerup, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo (UNMIK), said at a Headquarters briefing this afternoon.
Reacting to a weekend attack in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia that took the lives of several soldiers, members of the Security Council and Secretary-General Kofi Annan today condemned the act and demanded a halt to violence.