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A REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE
ONE HUNDRED ELEVENTH CONGRESS
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.
Elvan Isikozlu, Ananda S. MillardThis brief presents the progress to date in developing a typology of wartime rape as a first step toward understanding the different consequences of this form of violence in war. This publication focuses solely on wartime rape perpetrated by armed groups against civilians, though this form of violence is perpetrated more widely by, and against, different actors during war. The wider perpetration of rape against other actors is not presented in this brief, but is nevertheless included in the Typology.
The Registrar of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Madame Silvana Arbia, participated today in a panel discussion on the impact of the work of the Court on victims and affected communities. Discussions focused on participation of victims, protection of victims and witnesses, the role of outreach and the Trust Fund for Victims.
The event was organised by the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute as part of its stocktaking exercise during the Review Conference of the Rome Statute, held in Kampala, Uganda. The discussion was opened with a …
Getting our analysis right in conflict-affected and fragile situations is a critical starting point for developing effective responses.
The United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is a leading multilateral grant-making mechanism exclusively devoted to supporting national and local efforts to end violence against women and girls. Established in 1996 by a UN General Assembly Resolution1, the UN Trust Fund is administered by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) on behalf of the UN system.
Agenda items 44 and 107
Integrated and coordinated implementation
of and follow-up to
the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and
Points 44 et 107 de l'ordre du jour
Application et suivi intégrés et coordonnés
issus des grandes conférences et réunions au sommet
organisées par les Nations Unies dans les domaines
NEW YORK - 20 November 2008 - "We, a group of former child soldiers and survivors of armed conflict in different capacities, are pleased to announce today the launch of the Network of Young People Affected by War (NYPAW) to help children whose lives have been derailed by conflict.
"As young people who have endured conflict in our respective countries and who are all too familiar with the toll it exacts on children's emotional, social, physical, psychosocial and academic development, we are determined to help children whose fate has been similar to ours regain their …
In Day-Long Event, United Nations Public Information Chief Stresses Challenge of Building Appreciation for Peacekeepers among Local Populations
(Received from a UN Information Officer.)
TOKYO, 5 June - Even if a United Nations peacekeeping operation was aligned with the best possible mandate and the best trained troops, at the end of the day, those who were going to make peace were those who made war, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guéhenno told a United Nations Seminar in Tokyo today.
Despite significant strides in international law, many sexual violence crimes are going unpunished because of flawed investigations and prosecutions.
By IWPR staff in The Hague, London and Sarajevo (TU No 483, 5-Jan-07)
International justice has come a very long way since the summer of 1992, when violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina raged and reports surfaced for the first time of mass rape being used as a weapon of war.
Sixty-first General Assembly
26th & 27th Meetings (AM & PM)
International Criminal Court Faces Challenges ‘Unlike Anything Experienced by Other Tribunals’, Its President Says as Court Moves to Trials
Nous, représentants de gouvernements, de la Commission Européenne , de la société civile et des Nations Unies, réunis à Bruxelles du 21 au 23 juin 2006 pour raffermir notre action et notre engagement communs dans la prévention et la réponse aux violences sexuelles dans les situations de conflit et de post-conflit.
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Delegates from more than 30 countries called today for urgent action to prevent and respond to sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict areas.
Fifty-eighth General Assembly
51st Meeting (AM)
The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) this morning approved some $2.8 billion gross to finance 11 active peacekeeping missions for 2004-2005, as it concluded its second resumed session. That amount includes some $113.13 million gross for the peacekeeping support account, and some $25.25 million for the United Nations Logistics Base in Brindisi, Italy.
Fifty-eighth General Assembly
40th Meeting (AM)
Controller Says Requirements For Peacekeeping Could Exceed $4 Billion for 2004-2005
4589th Meeting* (AM & PM)
Lasting peace must be home-grown and based on indigenous processes - and local women, who held communities together during conflict, organized political movements, managed relief efforts, and rebuilt societies, were key, the Assistant Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women told the Security Council today.
Fifty-sixth General Assembly
105th Meeting (AM)
Figure Includes $141.55 Million for Strategic Deployment Stocks
A U.S. official has reiterated that all allegations of misconduct by U.N. personnel, particularly involvement in trafficking in women and children, should be thoroughly investigated and appropriate disciplinary action taken.
Ambassador Nancy Ely-Raphel, director of the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking, told a House subcommittee April 24 that the United States takes allegations of abuse of authority and trafficking by individuals assigned to U.N.