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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?

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.

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.

05 Jan 2010 description

Human Rights Council
Thirteenth session
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic,
social and cultural rights,
including the right to development


After discussing the achievements and activities of the mandate during the tenure of the present Representative of the Secretary-General on the human rights of internally displaced persons, the report identifies progress made as well as major challenges remaining, which relate to the human rights of internally displaced persons.

02 Sep 2009 description

Policy recommendations

- UNHCR should take stronger leadership in pressing governments to find and implement solutions for stateless persons and urge all countries, including the U.S., to become party and adhere to the statelessness conventions.

- H.E. the Amir of Kuwait and the Parliament should formalize and implement a plan to secure the civil and political rights to which every person is entitled.

04 May 2009 description

During its May presidency the Russian Federation would continue to pursue the policy of consolidating the Security Council's prerogatives under the United Nations Charter and its main responsibility to maintain international peace and security, Vitaly Churkin, the country's Permanent Representative said today.

Outlining the Council's programme of work for the month ahead, he said that on 11 May, it would hold a meeting on the Middle East, chaired by Sergey Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs and for which the Foreign Ministers of other Council members, as well as the …

12 Mar 2009 description
report European Union

Javier Solana, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, attended the informal meeting of EU defence ministers in Prague on 12 and 13 March 2009. The following is a summary of his remarks made at the meeting on Thursday, 12 March:



A strong EU presence in Bosnia and Herzegovina is essential. That is why we are working on arrangements for a reinforced EU Special Representative.

11 Mar 2009 description


The world community is no longer silent about statelessness. In recent years, countries such as Bangladesh, Estonia, Mauritania, Nepal, and Sri Lanka have made significant strides to protect the rights of stateless persons. The response of the United Nations (UN) has improved. Non-governmental agencies, legal experts, affected individuals, and others are joining forces to gather more accurate information and reduce the incidence of this often overlooked global phenomenon. Media attention has increased.

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

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.

12 Nov 2007 description

Author(s): Jackie Hansen <jackieSPAMFLTER@SPATMFLTERicbl.org>

GENEVA, Switzerland - 12 November 2007 - Many states are not on course to meet their Mine Ban Treaty mine clearance obligations, according to Landmine Monitor Report 2007: Toward a Mine-Free World. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) releases the 1,124-page report at the United Nations today.

Landmine Monitor reports on the global landmine situation and scrutinizes the implementation of and compliance with the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty.

12 Nov 2007 description
report UN News Service

L'Institut des Nations Unies pour la recherche sur le désarmement (UNIDIR) a lancé aujourd'hui le Rapport de l'Observatoire des mines 2007, qui conclut que l'objectif de faire disparaître les mines antipersonnel d'ici 2010 ne sera probablement pas atteint, avant d'appeller à de plus amples efforts.

« Quatorze pays ne devraient pas atteindre leurs objectifs pour 2009 », indique un communiqué de la Campagne internationale pour interdire les mines (ICBL selon son acronyme anglais), publié aujourd'hui à Genève.un

Ces pays sont la Bosnie-Herzégovine, le …

01 Nov 2007 description

Nine actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated in October 2007, according to the new issue of CrisisWatch, released today.

Fighting between Pakistan's army and militants in Northwest Frontier Province and the Tribal Areas intensified, while political instability in the country escalated with a deadly attack on a rally marking the return from exile of Benazir Bhutto, leader of the Pakistan People's Party.

21 Jun 2006 description

The United Arab Emirates has announced donation of 2 million US Dollars to the Islamic Solidarity Fund to enable it play its humanitarian role more efficiently. The announcement was made by Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali as he addressed the 33rd Session of the Organisation of Islamic Conference's Foreign Ministers.