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18 Sep 2017 description

On 15 September 2017, the United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its thirteenth consultative meeting at UN Headquarters, in New York, on the margins of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

14 Sep 2017 description
report United Nations

Nairobi, 11 September 2017 – Under the leadership of the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region, representatives of the signatory countries of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework agreement, namely from the African Union (AU), the International Conference on the Great Lakes region (ICGLR) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) undertook a field visit in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to assess progress in the neutralization of negative forces in this region.

20 Jun 2017 description

Introduction

KEY MESSAGE: Users of the Toolkit are encouraged to enrich their narratives with relevant information about realities and prospects in their sphere of expertise, whether humanitarian or development or at sector level.

This Toolkit is a reference guide for those conducting advocacy and mobilizing support to address the comprehensive requirements of refugees and host communities in Uganda. It should be read in conjunction with the Concept Note on the Solidarity Summit.

20 Jun 2017 description

Summary of Requirements for a Comprehensive Refugee Response in Uganda

Uganda hosts over 1.2 million refugees in 28 settlements in 12 districts (including Kampala) where refugees coexist peacefully with their host communities. The Ugandan model provides refugees with exemplary prospects for dignity, normality and self-reliance, and creates a conducive environment for pursuing development-oriented approaches.

01 Jun 2017 description

N’Djamena, 1 juin 2017 – Le Système des Nations Unies, l'Institut International de la Paix (IPI) et le Département fédéral des affaires étrangères de la Confédération suisse (DFAE), ont organisé une rencontre de haut niveau sur le thème : « Investir dans la Paix et la Prévention de la Violence au Sahel-Sahara ».

08 Feb 2017 description
report United Nations

[New York, 7 February 2017] The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed grave concern at the continued level of violence in several areas of South Sudan. “President Salva Kiir has made a commitment to end the violence and bring about peace, yet we still see ongoing clashes, and the risk that mass atrocities will be committed remains ever-present,” said the Special Adviser.

11 Nov 2016 description
report United Nations

Juba, Republic of South Sudan, 11 November 2016- I arrived in Juba on Monday in response to growing concern about developments here, including reports of targeted ethnic violence against multiple ethnic groups. My aim was to better understand the landscape of ethnically-fuelled violence – including hate speech and incitement to violence – and to provide assistance, where requested.

01 Nov 2016 description
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Background

The crisis that took place in Juba, South Sudan, from 8 to 11 July 2016, saw three days of intense fighting that resulted in the death of many civilians, two peacekeepers of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), and the collapse of the fragile peace agreement between the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, and his former First-Vice President, Riek Machar. The crisis brought unrestrained violence to the capital of the world’s youngest nation and the participating fighters left a trail of destruction and suffering in their wake.

23 Sep 2016 description
report United Nations

DSG/SM/1014-AFR/3458

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the South Sudan side event, in New York today:

12 Jul 2016 description
report United Nations

(New York, 11 July 2016) The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed his deep concern at the threat to the populations of South Sudan posed by the renewed fighting of the last few days between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to First Vice President Riek Machar.

12 Feb 2016 description

Les Ministres des Affaires étrangères et les représentants des États signataires de l’Accord-cadre pour la paix, la sécurité et la coopération pour la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et la région se sont réunis à Addis Abéba, en Ethiopie, le 28 janvier 2016, en marge de la 28ème Session ordinaire du Conseil exécutif de l'Union africaine.

02 Feb 2016 description

Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Representatives of signatory states of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Region met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 28 January 2016, in the margins of the 28th Ordinary Session of the African Union Executive Council. The United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU), the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) were represented at the meeting, in their capacity as guarantors of the Framework.

22 Jan 2016 description
report United Nations

In this issue

  • UNICEF hands over school
  • UNESCO scales up women literacy
  • FAO and the Government of South Sudan triple capacity of livestock cold chain
  • IOM opens a new clinic in Malakal POC site
  • US Ambassador visits Ajuong Thok camp with UNHCR as flow of Nuba refugees continues
  • South Sudan launches master plan for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
31 Oct 2015 description
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(Geneva, 31 October 2015) The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, have issued an unprecedented joint warning about the impact of today’s conflicts on civilians and appealed for urgent and concrete action to address human suffering and insecurity.

The two leaders stressed the importance of respect for international humanitarian law in order to stem the chaos and prevent further instability.

16 Sep 2015 description
report United Nations

HIGHLIGHTS

• First-ever comprehensive National Curriculum launched
• FAO trains extension workers on livestock production in Kuajok and Aweil • WHO providing emergency life-saving health services to IDPs in South Sudan
• IOM promotes disease prevention at UN displacement sites in South Sudan
• UNHCR livelihoods support to refugees
• UNMISS supports Rajaf community
• UNMAS continues clearance in Bor

20 Aug 2015 description
report United Nations

Highlights

• Responding to Influx of IDPs at UN Protection of Civilians Site in Malakal
• Promoting Girls’ Education in South Sudan
• UNMISS hands over water facility to Gormoyok village
• UN Mine Action Service supports skills training for landmines victims
• UNHCR delivers relief to 25,000 displaced people in South Sudan
• Progress being made to protect children and at-risk populations against cholera in South Sudan
• UN Relief Chief calls for end to fighting in South Sudan

16 Jul 2015 description
report United Nations

Highlights

• Joint efforts score some victories in responding to cholera outbreak in South Sudan

• WFP, governments of Sudan and South Sudan continue cooperation in moving food assistance to South Sudan

• UNMISS hands over court building to Greater Kapoeta

• FAO works side-by-side with community-based animal health workers to improve livestock health

• Bentiu IDP community watch group learn to reduce crime

• Refugees in Maban receive land and seeds

16 Jun 2015 description
report United Nations

I thank you for the opportunity to address this distinguished body. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked me to convey to you his warm greetings and his deep gratitude for the leadership and partnership of the African Union in the pursuit of peace and security in Africa.

02 Feb 2015 description
  1. On 1 February 2015, the United Nations (UN)–African Union (AU) Joint Task Force (JTF) on Peace and Security held its 10th consultative meeting at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the margins of the 24th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union. The AU Commission and the UN Secretariat were represented respectively by Commissioners Smail Chergui (Peace and Security) and Aisha Abdullahi (Political Affairs) and the Under-Secretaries-General Jeffrey Feltman (Political Affairs), Hervé Ladsous (Peacekeeping Operations), and Haile Menkerios, UN Office to the AU.