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01 Jul 2011 description

Good morning,

Today we are exactly half way through the year, and I thought this was a good moment to update you on a number of developments, as well as to present some longer-term reflections on the state of human rights around the globe in the light of events that have taken place over the past six tumultuous months.

04 May 2011 description

The Security Council would take advantage of a slightly lighter workload during May to take a week-long mission to the African continent, Gérard Araud, Permanent Representative of France, and Council President for the month, told reporters today at Headquarters.

02 May 2011 description

The situation deteriorated in Sudan (Northern) as both North and South appear to be militarising Abyei ahead of the South Kordofan elections scheduled for May. Tensions triggered militia attacks in el-Faid town leaving at least seventeen dead and over 250 houses burned. President Bashir’s removal of Salah Gosh from the national security committee signalled growing divisions within the ruling party.