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31 Aug 2016 description

“The UN Constitutional” team is pleased to present the fifth issue of its newsletter featuring articles by constitutional experts, reports from the field, and a digest of recent constitutions-related publications. In this edition, we interviewed the former Nepali Constituent Assembly chair on his role in this unique process. We also explore the importance of ‘context’ in constitutional assistance efforts, and consider the links between the SDGs and gender equality provisions in constitutions.

22 Nov 2011 description

New York, 22 November 2011 - Sunday, 20 November marked Universal Children’s Day, a day to remember the children growing up in wars throughout the world, and to reaffirm our commitment to stand up for their rights and to take firm action.

08 Feb 2011 description

UN study urges greater action in peacekeeping to include women in peace processes

New York, United Nations, 8 February 2011 - Greater action is needed by United Nations peacekeeping missions - working with local women, national authorities and UN Member States - to increase the limited participation of women in peace negotiations, national security institutions and governance in post-conflict situations, says a UN study launched today.

The impact study - conducted a decade after the adoption of landmark

17 Jul 2009 description

A New Partnership Agenda: Charting a New Horizon for UN Peacekeeping is an internal "non-paper" prepared by the by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Department of Field Support (DFS), which reflects the departments' analysis and outlines a number of crucial recommendations for the future of peacekeeping operations.

The New Horizon non-paper has been circulated to Member States and partners and will form the basis of in-depth consultations in the coming months.

05 Jun 2008 description


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.

15 Jun 2005 description

AFR/1195, PKO/119

NEW YORK, 15 June -- African participants and beneficiaries of programmes for the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) of ex-combatants will meet in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on 21-23 June.