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09 Nov 2011 description

Strategic Summary

Mass protests and political upheavals across the Middle East and North Africa, unexpected crises in Kyrgyzstan and Madagascar, ongoing conflicts, long-standing political stalemates, and countries recovering from conflict drove continued reliance on political missions over the past year.

16 Oct 2010 description
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GA/SHC/3981

Hears from 49 Speakers on Third Day of Debate; Nigeria : 'Investment in Children Is the Best Investment a Government Can Make'

From the reintegration of child soldiers to rural schools-on-wheels and the daily recital of a national pledge, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) was told today of the many ways in which Member States have been promoting and protecting the rights of children, in light of their respective socio-economic and cultural situations.

Representatives from 48 countries and one observer took the floor during a full-day …

10 May 2010 description
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Des engagements concrets sont nécessaires pour renforcer la Cour pénale internationale

(New York, le 10 mai 2010) - Les états parties à la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) devraient utiliser la conférence de révision qui se tiendra prochainement à Kampala, en Ouganda, pour faire avancer la justice dans les affaires de crimes internationaux les plus graves, a déclaré Human Rights Watch dans un rapport publié aujourd'hui. Human Rights Watch a appelé les états parties à mettre à profit les préparatifs et les débats de la conférence, ainsi qu'à prendre des engagements de …

10 May 2010 description
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(New York) - Member states of the International Criminal Court (ICC) should use the upcoming review conference in Kampala, Uganda to push forward justice for the worst international crimes, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

11 Nov 2009 description
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SC/9786

Security Council
6216th Meeting (AM & PM)

Expressing deep regret that civilians continued to account for the vast majority of casualties in armed conflicts, the Security Council reaffirmed today its readiness to respond to the targeting of civilians and the blocking of humanitarian aid, as it opened a day-long debate on the matter.

04 Nov 2009 description
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GA/SHC/3964

Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Third Committee
38th & 39th Meetings (AM & PM)

High Commissioner for Refugees Says Trends Causing Crises to Multiply; Means Humanitarian Action Operating in Difficult International Environment

Five "mega-trends" -- population growth, urbanization, climate change, migration and food, water and energy insecurity –- made contemporary forms of displacement increasingly complex, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today.

31 Oct 2009 description

This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and the potential impacts of these changes on the cost of the food basket. Staples contribute 40 - 80% of energy intake for the most vulnerable population groups in developing countries. Therefore, even a small increase in staple food prices has a high impact on overall food consumption, especially when the food basket is composed of very few staples.

The bulletin covers 60 countries over the period July to September 2009 .

24 Sep 2009 description
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GA/10862

Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Plenary
5th & 6th Meetings (AM & PM)

To effectively tackle terrorism, entrenched poverty and the threat of weapons proliferation, a more equitable multilateral system that valued diversity and fostered a "climate of dialogue" was urgently needed, world leaders attending the General Assembly's annual debate stressed today, as they pushed for a more democratic United Nations.

04 Aug 2009 description
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General Assembly
Official Records
Sixty-fourth Session

26 Jun 2009 description
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CS/9692

Conseil de sécurité
6151e séance – matin & après-midi

Le Secrétaire général préconise une « action déterminée » répondant à cinq défis fondamentaux

Dix ans après avoir débattu pour la première fois du sujet, le Conseil de sécurité et les États Membres de l'Organisation qu'il avait conviés à sa table ont commenté aujourd'hui les propositions du Secrétaire général en faveur du renforcement de la protection des civils en période de conflit armé.

26 Jun 2009 description
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SC/9692

Security Council
6151st Meeting (AM & PM)

Concerns about Impunity, Sexual Violence As Tactic of War, Lack of Humanitarian Access Dominate Day-long Debate

The sorrow and brutality of war continued to be felt by untold millions of civilians trapped by conflict or forced into flight, John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council today.

17 Jun 2009 description
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Il est essentiel de continuer à renforcer l'arsenal de protection des civils en période de conflit armé, estime le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, dans un rapport publié mercredi.

L'année 2009 marque le dixième anniversaire de l'inclusion de la protection des civils en période de conflit armé parmi les questions thématiques examinées par le Conseil de sécurité.

17 Jun 2009 description
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for more robust measures to protect civilians caught in the middle of armed conflict, noting the "appalling levels of human suffering" endured due to the failure of combatants to fully respect international law.

"Civilians still account for the vast majority of casualties and continue to be targeted and subjected to indiscriminate attacks and other violations by parties to conflict," Mr.

02 Jun 2009 description

The Security Council's programme of work for June would include open debates on United Nations peacekeeping operations, protection of civilians in armed conflict, and Iraq, the last to be chaired by Turkey's Minister for Foreign Affairs, that country's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, said at Headquarters today.

Also to be considered during the month would be situations in Africa, including Sierra Leone, Burundi, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia and the Central African Republic, Baki Ilkin said, in his capacity as President of the Council, at a press conference.

29 May 2009 description
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I. Introduction

1. Le présent rapport répond à la demande formulée par le Président du Conseil de sécurité dans sa déclaration du 27 mai 2008 (S/PRST/2008/18).

2. L'année 2009 marque le dixième anniversaire de l'inclusion de la protection des civils en période de conflit armé parmi les questions thématiques examinées par le Conseil de sécurité. Comme souvent, en tel cas, il y a de quoi se réjouir mais on peut aussi revoir d'un oeil critique les progrès réalisés.

29 May 2009 description
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to the request contained in the statement of the President of the Security Council of 27 May 2008 (S/PRST/2008/18).

2. The year 2009 marks the tenth anniversary of the consideration by the Security Council of the protection of civilians in armed conflict as a thematic issue.

27 May 2009 description

ICRC News Release No. 09/109

Geneva (ICRC) - Millions of people affected by armed conflict have become more vulnerable because of the combined effects of war, natural disasters and continued high food prices, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said today.