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03 Jun 2013 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Somalia and Sudan (Darfur) as well as the Open Debate on sexual violence in conflict. It includes recommendations in particular concerning Myanmar, currently under discussion in the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict.

17 Apr 2013 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of the Central African Republic, Mali, Sudan and Myanmar. It includes recommendations in particular in relation to a possible forthcoming peacekeeping mission in Mali, including ensuring child protection functions within the mission structure, excluding forces responsible for violations against children from the mission, and calling for the vetting and training of all peacekeeping forces.

18 Mar 2013 description

By decision taken by Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala on 15 March, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted its humanitarian assistance funds for the first part of the year, totalling EUR 39.8 million, to people suffering from the world’s crises. This time, Finland targets humanitarian assistance to Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Earlier this year, EUR 3.5 million was already granted for the acute needs of the Syrian crisis.

15 Mar 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.