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19 Jun 2018 description

Ginebra (CICR) – El número de conflictos armados no internacionales aumentó a más del doble desde principios de siglo, según datos del Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR).

No solo hay más conflictos, sino también más partes en un conflicto. En los últimos seis años, han surgido más grupos armados que en los 60 años anteriores.

Como consecuencia, se observa un aumento del peligro para los civiles y un reto aún mayor para los trabajadores humanitarios.

19 Jun 2018 description

Genève (CICR) – Le nombre de conflits armés non internationaux a plus que doublé depuis le début du siècle, selon les données du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR).

Il y a non seulement davantage de conflits, mais aussi davantage de parties impliquées. On a vu apparaître plus de groupes armés au cours des six dernières années que lors des six précédentes décennies.

Conséquence : des risques plus élevés pour les civils et des défis plus importants pour les humanitaires.

19 Jun 2018 description

LIATILE PUTSOA

Indian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan are helping to restore peace and security in the Jonglei region town of Akobo, in the north-east of South Sudan.

“Business is good, we are going to Ethiopia by boat to bring in the goods,” said Tharjiath Duel, a local businessman who sells sugar and oil. “We are very happy to see UNMISS here,” he added.

19 Jun 2018 description

Geneva (ICRC) – The number of non-international armed conflicts more than doubled from the beginning of the century, according to data from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Not only are there more conflicts, but there are more sides in a conflict. More armed groups have emerged in the last six years than in the previous 60.

The consequence: increased danger for civilians and a greater challenge for humanitarians.

17 Jun 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 16, 2018 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese parties Saturday started three-day Intensive Interlink Consultations meeting to discuss a revised Bridging Proposal dealing with the outstanding issue in the peace revitalization forum.

15 Jun 2018 description

“This year, the Day of the African Child is held under the theme “Leave No Child Behind for Africa’s Development”. While sustained growth in great parts of the continent has led to sizable advances for children, the boys and girls growing up in countries affected by armed conflict continue to lag behind.

15 Jun 2018 description

Study points to new ways to reduce conflict in fragile states

A major research project by the UK's Stabilisation Unit explores the vital role of political deal-making in reducing violent conflict.

The Elite Bargains and Political Deals research indicates that greater focus on the politics of conflicts, and those who control power and resources on the ground, is crucial to reducing violence.

The Minister for the Middle East and for International Development Alistair Burt said:

13 Jun 2018 description

ZENEBE TEKLEWOLD

An agreement implemented between farming and cattle herder communities in three neighboring states in greater Bahr El Ghazal region has brought about progress in addressing conflict arising during cattle migration season.

The rate of criminal incidents related to the movement of cattle has gone down, says William Kamilo, Chief of Rocrocdong County near Wau, but more needs to be done:

“The agreement has not yet been disseminated to communities in Kpaile, Bagari and Bessilia because of insecurity in these areas”.

08 Jun 2018 description

The parties to the conflict in South Sudan again failed to reach an agreement at the recently concluded High-Level Revitalization Forum in Addis Ababa. They rejected the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD) proposal aimed at reconciling the positions of the warring factions. IGAD now wants to organise a face-to-face meeting between President Salva Kirr and his opponent Riek Machar before the African Union (AU) summit in Nouakchott in June/July 2018.

07 Jun 2018 description

Aly Verjee on recent developments in the peace process and what the U.S. can do to break the violent status quo.

06 Jun 2018 description

Measuring peace in a complex world: the 2018 Global Peace Index shows the world is less peaceful today than at any time in the last decade.

05 Jun 2018 description

by Inna Lazareva | @InnaLaz | Thomson Reuters Foundation

"We have seen conventional activism failing. If it is for our country, we might as well get the information out. It doesn't really matter how, as long as we are not hurting anyone in the process."

JUBA, June 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of artists and musicians in South Sudan is on a mission - to mobilise young people across the country through music, graffiti and poetry to help bring peace to the war-torn nation.

04 Jun 2018 description

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) strongly condemns an armed attack that directly targeted its peacekeepers in the country’s Unity region, on the morning of 4 June 2018.

A convoy consisting of peacekeepers and civilians came under fire when it stopped briefly to interact with a civilian in Rubkway, about 20 kilometers north of Leer town. The team was on a short patrol from the Mission’s Leer Temporary Operations Base to Thaker, in Mayendit County.

No one was injured in the incident, and so far, no damage to the vehicles has been identified.

04 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

People are suffering “on an almost unimaginable scale” in South Sudan, the United Nations emergency relief chief said on Monday, adding that he welcomed the announcement by the United States that it is to review the amount of assistance it provides to the war-torn country.

01 Jun 2018 description

A high-level debate on the root causes of the conflict in the Middle East and North Africa would be the Security Council’s signature event over the next month, Vassily A. Nebenzia (Russian Federation), Council President for June, said today, as he laid out the organ’s monthly programme of work at a Headquarters press conference.

01 Jun 2018 description

Global Overview MAY 2018

31 May 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13361

SECURITY COUNCIL
8273RD MEETING (PM)

We Must Take Real Steps, Says United States, as Ethiopia, Others Stress Need to Give Regional Mediation Efforts More Time

The Security Council voted this afternoon to renew for 45 days the sanctions it imposed in 2015 on those blocking peace in South Sudan, with the option of considering further measures — including an arms embargo — if fighting continues amid ongoing mediation efforts, or if there remains no viable political agreement.