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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.

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.

08 Apr 2009 description
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Summary

The present report examines the challenges faced by the United Nations and its partners in providing professional mediation assistance to parties in conflict. It describes the need for experienced and knowledgeable mediators and support teams, with women adequately represented, and sufficient resources to provide assistance at an early stage to help parties design and pursue processes that will address the root causes of their conflicts, overcome obstacles that block progress, and achieve agreements that lead to sustainable peace.

17 Dec 2008 description


SG/SM/12014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. It's a great pleasure to meet you.

09 Sep 2008 description


Human Rights Council
MORNING

Concludes General Debate Welcoming New High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Human Rights Council this morning heard a presentation from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and armed conflict after concluding its general debate with the new High Commissioner for Human Rights.

09 Sep 2008 description

OSRSG/080909

Geneva, 9 September 2008 - Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, presents her report to the Human Rights Council today.

30 Jan 2008 description

New York, 30 January 2008 - Ms. Coomaraswamy, Special Representative of the Secretary- General for Children and Armed Conflict presented the Annual Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict (A/32/609-S/2007/757) during a press conference today.

29 Jan 2008 description
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The recruitment and use of children in armed conflict is taking place in more than one dozen countries around the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon states in a new report, calling for further measures to combat the scourge.

The practice continues in Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, the Central African Republic (CAR), Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Somalia, Sudan, Sri Lanka and Uganda, Mr.

04 Jan 2008 description
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SC/9219

Security Council
2007 Round-up

The Security Council in 2007 focused intensive efforts on resolving, monitoring and managing a daunting range of complex situations already on its agenda, in concert with the new Secretary-General, developing groundbreaking peacekeeping arrangements and other innovative strategies aimed at strengthening global security.

21 Dec 2007 description
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Assemblée générale        
Soixante-deuxième année
Point 66 a) de l'ordre du jour
Promotion et protection des droits de l'enfant

Conseil de sécurité

21 Dec 2007 description
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General Assembly
Sixty-second session
Agenda item 66 (a)
Promotion and protection of the rights of children

Security Council

13 Nov 2007 description
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed that the protection of civilians in armed conflict must remain an absolute priority, noting that even though the number of hostilities around the world has decreased, millions of men, women and children continue to bear the brunt of war.

"In conflicts around the world, civilians continue to be killed, maimed, raped, displaced and unable to meet their basic needs," Mr.

08 Nov 2007 description
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GA/SHC/3903

Sixty-second General Assembly
Third Committee
39th & 40th Meetings (AM & PM)

Refugee Figures Rise to Nearly 10 Million After Several Years of Decrease, High Commissioner Tells Committee

A draft resolution that would have the General Assembly declare 15 October of each year as the International Day of Rural Women was approved as orally revised without a vote today by the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural), as Member States stepped up collective efforts to better the lot of women living in rural areas.

06 Nov 2007 description
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SC/9163
Security Council
5776th Meeting* (AM & PM)

Secretary-General Says UN Partnerships with Organizations Strong, Active; Enabled More Rapid Response to Crises, More Effective Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

28 Oct 2007 description
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I. Introduction

1. The present sixth report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict is submitted in accordance with Security Council resolutions 1674 (2006) and 1738 (2006).

23 Oct 2007 description
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CS/9151

Conseil de sécurité
5766e séance – matin & après-midi

« La violence à l'égard des femmes a atteint des proportions abominables », souligne le Secrétaire général, Ban Ki-moon

23 Oct 2007 description
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SC/9151
Security Council
5766th Meeting (AM & PM)

Members adopt Presidential Statement as Secretary-General urges strengthening of collective response to 'hideous' behaviour

The Security Council expressed its deep concern today that gender-based violence, particularly rape and other forms of sexual abuse, remained pervasive despite its repeated condemnation of all acts of violence, including killing, maiming, sexual violence, exploitation and abuse in situations of armed conflict.

11 Oct 2007 description
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I. Introduction

1. A significant increase in the numbers of persons of concern to UNHCR brought new challenges in 2006. While there was a 14 per cent increase in refugee numbers from the previous year, the Office's involvement, together with other humanitarian partners, in protecting and assisting internally displaced persons (IDPs) under the inter-agency cluster approach, resulted in a doubling of IDP figures. Thanks to better data capturing, many more stateless people have been identified, also swelling numbers.

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