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21 Jun 2011 description
report European Union

Luxembourg, 20 June 2011
A 241/11

We began this morning with a discussion about Sudan and our concern about the deteriorating security situation there. You will know that recent fighting in South Kordofan has cost the lives of civilians and led to a serious humanitarian situation.

We urge all sides to stop the violence and to engage urgently and constructively with President Mbeki and the work of the African Union.

03 Jun 2011 description

HIV/AIDS and transnational organized crime would be among the major topics for discussion by the Security Council later this month, as the body also remained seized of situations including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Libya and others, according to the Permanent Representative of Gabon, which holds the Council presidency for June.

02 Dec 2010 description

Ready for the Next Leg of the Journey?

18 Nov 2010 description
report UN Children's Fund

I would like to bring to your attention a series of UNICEF documentaries on Child-Friendly Schools called Rising Voices.

This series features six documentary films focusing on the personal stories of students in different countries and contexts in which child-friendly school policies are being implemented. The individual films were shot across the world, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Egypt, Ghana, Nicaragua and the Sudan.

02 Nov 2010 description

The centrepiece in the Security Council's programme of work this month would be a ministerial meeting on the situation in the Sudan on 16 November, the current Council President, Mark Lyall Grant, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, told correspondents today at Headquarters.

"It is critical that the Council retains a very close focus on Sudan in these critical months.

26 Oct 2010 description





On October 31, 2000, the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on women, peace and security. With its passage, the international community voiced support for the inclusion of women in efforts to end conflict and create the conditions for lasting peace.

29 Sep 2010 description

Special Report by Simon Haselock


International interventions-no matter the moral or national security considerations that inform them-are inevitably characterized by some as just a new form of colonialism, with the West trying to shape fragile and failing states in its own image.

The question of the merits of such a characterization aside, perceptions affect outcomes.

04 May 2010 description

Le Représentant permanent du Liban auprès des Nations Unies, M. Nawaf Salam, a dévoilé à la presse, cet après-midi, le programme de travail mensuel du Conseil de sécurité. Au cours du mois de mai, le Conseil se prononcera notamment sur le renouvellement des mandats de quatre opérations de maintien de la paix, se déplacera en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et tiendra un débat sur ses trois organes subsidiaires formant le dispositif de lutte des Nations Unies contre le terrorisme.


04 May 2010 description

The President of the United Nations Security Council for May, Lebanon's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nawaf Salam, today outlined a programme of work for the month, which will include debates, consultations and briefings on a broad spectrum of issues, and will also include at least one Council mission.

Briefing correspondents on the Council's programme at UN Headquarters, he said the 15-member body had earlier approved a programme that will take up matters ranging from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Somalia; from the Middle East and the United Nations Mission in …

25 Mar 2010 description

Walter Kälin, Representative of the UN Secretary General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons and Co-director , Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement

Addressing Internal Displacement in Peace Processes and Agreements Launch Event

Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen,

A police officer guards a gate where ethnic Tamils will vote at a polling station in Manik Farm camp for the internally displaced in Vavuniya.

Let me start with two short quotes:

"The exclusion of IDPs from peace processes is both unjust and unwise. ...

12 Mar 2010 description


Getting our analysis right in conflict-affected and fragile situations is a critical starting point for developing effective responses.

02 Oct 2009 description

Violence. It comes in many forms. Some of the most brutal and damaging forms of violence are those that are committed against women. Rape, female genital mutilation, forced marriages, domestic violence, honor killings... the list is endless. These actions do not just hurt the women, or their families and communities, but global society at large. How long will we continue to accept the fact that at least one in every three women worldwide will have been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime?

Women have increasingly become the target of egregious acts of violence.

30 Sep 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 30 September 2009 - UNICEF welcomes the adoption today by the United Nations Security Council of a resolution calling for increased protection from sexual violence for women and children caught up in wars and conflict.

Sexual violence is a horrific violation of human rights and a despicable weapon of war used against women and children. Impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence must end.

30 Sep 2009 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
6195th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council decided this morning to specifically mandate peacekeeping missions to protect women and children from rampant sexual violence during armed conflict, as it requested the Secretary-General to appoint a special representative to coordinate a range of mechanisms to fight the crime.

19 Aug 2009 description
report Muslim Aid

This Thursday 20th 2009, Sadiq Khan, MP Minister of State in the Department for Transport, will be joining Muslim Aid in the launch of it's 24th Ramadan campaign to help both remember and raise funds for some of the poorest people in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe.

The "What will you give this Ramadan" campaign hopes to be even more successful than last year's, which raised an incredible £2.3 million, despite current fears that the recession will cause donors to feel a pinch in their pockets.

Chairman of Muslim Aid, Sir Iqbal Sacranie said "This year …

12 Mar 2009 description

Human Rights Council
12 March 2009

Concludes Interactive Dialogue on Freedom of Religion or Belief and on Human Rights Defenders

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

09 Dec 2008 description

Watch the Press Conference

While modern history's most influential document on mankind and another leading text had significantly expanded protections against violations of human rights, countries must do more to prevent mass atrocities and educate citizens about their protections under the law, Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon.

"It is essential that we keep up the momentum, thereby enabling more and more …