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19 Nov 2018 description
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CCP/128
12 NOVEMBRE 2018
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE COMMISSION DE CONSOLIDATION DE LA PAIX
SESSION ANNUELLE DE 2018, 1RE SÉANCE – MATIN & APRÈS-MIDI

C’est sur le thème de la consolidation et de la pérennisation de la paix au Sahel que la Commission de consolidation de la paix (CCP) a tenu, aujourd’hui, sa session annuelle, permettant aux États Membres et aux partenaires clefs d’échanger sur la mise en œuvre du récent Plan de soutien de l’ONU au Sahel.

17 Nov 2018 description
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This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of aid.
It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Response

New safety, security and access information

01 October 2018: On Sulawesi island, the National Disaster Management Authority asked international NGOs to pull out and announced that it would only authorise certain selective forms of foreign aid. No reason was given for this decision. Sources: IRIN and The Guardian

17 Nov 2018 description
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Plus de 1,3 million d'enfants âgés de moins de cinq ans souffrent de malnutrition aiguë sévère dans la région du Sahel, le nombre le plus élevé depuis au moins une décennie et une augmentation de plus de 50% par rapport à 2017, a prévenu vendredi l’UNICEF.

17 Nov 2018 description
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SC/13584

On trouvera ci-après le texte de la déclaration à la presse faite, aujourd’hui, par le Président du Conseil de sécurité pour le mois de novembre, M. Ma Zhaoxu (Chine):

16 Nov 2018 description
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More than 1.3 million children to receive emergency treatment in 2018, but more investment in prevention measures needed to influence trends in 2019 and beyond

15 Nov 2018 description
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SC/13584

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Ma Zhaoxu (China):

15 Nov 2018 description
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SC/13580

Security Council
8402nd Meeting (AM)

Against a complex backdrop of expanding terrorist threats and mounting hopelessness in Africa’s Sahel region, several senior officials today urged the United Nations and other partners to boost their support to the regional force established to combat those threats, as they briefed the Security Council on recent developments.

15 Nov 2018 description
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Africa

Burkina Faso

02 October 2018: In Ouro-Aou village, Est region, a primary school was ransacked by Islamic State militants. No further details specified. Source: ACLED

Democratic Republic of the Congo

15 Nov 2018 description

Overview

During the first nine months of 2018, just under 25,100 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement' to 19 countries in Europe.2 This is 24% less than the same period in 2017, but already two-thirds more than the average rate of 15,400 submissions per year during the previous 10 years.

14 Nov 2018 description

The UN Special Adviser on the Sahel, Ibrahim Thiaw, Monday described Africa’s Sahel region as “arguably one of the most vulnerable to climate change [with most likely] the largest number of people disproportionately affected by global warming”.

He was speaking at the start of the annual session of the Peacebuilding Commission at UN Headquarters in New York, where Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said the root causes of problems in the Sahel lay in “discrimination, human rights violations, weak governance, conflict, and the impact of climate change”.

14 Nov 2018 description

ECOSOC/6951-CCP/130
13 NOVEMBRE 2018

Le Conseil économique et social (ECOSOC) et la Commission de consolidation de la paix (CCP) ont poursuivi aujourd’hui leur Réunion conjointe annuelle, en s’attardant sur les relations entre les changements climatiques et les défis de la pérennisation de la paix dans le Sahel, caractérisé par « des problèmes complexes et multidimensionnels », exigeant une action mieux coordonnée.

14 Nov 2018 description

ECOSOC/6951-PBC/130
13 NOVEMBER 2018
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL-PEACEBUILDING COMMISSION JOINT MEETING (AM)

One of the world’s most environmentally degraded areas, the Sahel is suffering from a rise in intercommunal conflict over resources depleted by desertification, drought and other climatic extremes, speakers told a joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and the Peacebuilding Commission today.

13 Nov 2018 description
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General Assembly
Peacebuilding Commission
2018 Annual Session, AM & PM Meetings

With the rising cost of inaction in the Sahel, the international community must keep its eyes on the prospect of peace, the Peacebuilding Commission heard today as it opened its fourth annual session.

The Sahel will be a “litmus test” for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, said Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed in her opening remarks. “If we fail for the most vulnerable, we fail a generation of young people and the future of peace in the subregion.”

12 Nov 2018 description

What: Launch of the UN Nigeria Humanitarian Fund – Private Sector Initiative (NHF-PSI).
When: Thursday 15 November 2018,
- 2:30pm: Press Pre-Briefing
- 3:45pm: Launch event (begins at 4:00pm sharp)
Where: The Wings Complex, Oando; 17A Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Who: The United Nations and Nigeria’s top business leaders will launch the NHF-PSI and thereafter address the members of the press

12 Nov 2018 description
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DSG/SM/1237-PBC/129

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the annual session of the Peacebuilding Commission “Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace in the Sahel Region,” in New York today:

09 Nov 2018 description

The Federal Government supports people in affected areas of Africa with 6.5 million euros from the Foreign Disaster Fund (FDF)

08 Nov 2018 description

The latest edition of Crisis Group's monthly conflict tracker highlights dangers of escalating conflict in Sri Lanka and Yemen. CrisisWatch also notes improved situations in China/Japan and Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijan).

08 Nov 2018 description

Humanity & Inclusion, in conjunction with new technology companies, will start testing landmine detection drones in northern Chad in February 2019. Drones, which can map areas for mines, detect mines, and detonate these mines remotely have the potential to revolutionize landmine clearance operations. If successful, drones would help target mine clearance areas more precisely and reduce the length of time it takes for teams to return contaminated land to civilians.