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18 May 2018 description

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Chad

The Humanitarian Coordinator for Chad, Stephen Tull, called for urgent funding to meet the humanitarian and protection needs of vulnerable populations in eastern Chad, including Sudanese refugees, Chadian returnees who were previously refugees in Sudan, and local populations.

02 Sep 2017 description

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La réforme des opérations de maintien de la paix, la coopération des Nations Unies avec l’Union africaine et les menaces posées par les actes terroristes, notamment sur la sécurité aérienne, seront au menu des travaux du Conseil de sécurité pour le mois de septembre, a annoncé devant la presse, cet après-midi, le Représentant permanent de l’Éthiopie, M. Tekeda Alemu, dont le pays préside, ce mois-ci, l’organe chargé du maintien de la paix et de la sécurité internationales.

01 Sep 2017 description

The Security Council on 20 September would hold a high-level open debate on United Nations peacekeeping reform to consider recommendations contained in the report of the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations, Tekeda Alemu (Ethiopia), Council President for the month, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

30 May 2017 description

Several African countries have begun implementing climate resilience activities

By: Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi

From Africa Renewal: May - July 2017

04 Mar 2017 description

The Security Council would organize its work in March around the theme “Preventing conflict in Africa”, Matthew Rycroft (United Kingdom), its President for that month, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

Outlining the Council’s priorities, he said it would first dispatch a mission to the Lake Chad Basin area, where members would visit Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria from 2 to 7 March. The objective was to examine the threat posed by Boko Haram and the humanitarian crisis in the subregion, he added.

08 Jan 2017 description

La Suède, qui entame son mandat de deux ans en qualité de membre non permanent du Conseil de sécurité, assure dès le 1er janvier la présidence mensuelle de l’organe chargé du maintien de la paix et de la sécurité internationales, dont l’un des temps forts sera un débat public au niveau ministériel sur la prévention des conflits et l’instauration d’une paix durable, a annoncé, ce soir, l’Ambassadeur Olof Skoog.

07 Jan 2017 description

Building on a “trajectory of unity” that had begun with the Security Council’s recent adoption of two important Middle East resolutions, Olof Skoog (Sweden), Council President for January, said the 15-member body would focus on issues ranging from Colombia to the Lake Chad Basin, hold a ministerial-level open debate on the maintenance of international peace and security and work to make its overall methods more results-oriented.

14 Feb 2012 description

Mme Catherine Bragg, Sous-Secrétaire générale aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnatrice adjointe des secours d’urgence, a averti ce matin que, dans la région du Sahel, la sécheresse combinée à la pauvreté, à la hausse du prix des céréales, à la dégradation de l’environnement et au sous-développement menaçait de faire surgir une nouvelle crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle.

18 Oct 2011 description

« Les rêves des enfants qui naissent ou grandissent dans les camps de réfugiés ne sont pas différents de ceux des petits New-Yorkais. Ce sont malheureusement les moyens pour les réaliser qui diffèrent!». C’est en ces termes que John Prendergast, Cofondateur du Projet Enough, expert du Darfour et activiste des droits de l’homme, a présenté l’initiative de la Fondation Book Wish* qui publie, aujourd’hui, un livre de nouvelles de 18 des plus grands auteurs de la littérature enfantine et de jeunesse, et dont tous les profits iront au Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés.

18 Oct 2011 description

Announcing the launch of a book project that aimed to help establish libraries in refugee camps, a human rights activist and a United Nations refugee agency official said this afternoon that literature and education were critical for giving hope to children in dire straits.

02 Aug 2011 description

Alessandra Vellucci, Chief of the Press and External Relations Section of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, chaired the briefing, which was also attended by spokespersons for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the International Organization for Migration.

Somalia

22 Jun 2011 description

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The United Nations envoy on children and armed conflict today commended the Government of Chad for recently signing an agreement with the world body on ending the use of child soldiers in the central African country’s security forces.

04 Oct 2010 description

The Security Council's programme of work for October would include a mission to Uganda and Sudan, as well as two public debates - the first, at the ministerial level, on women and peace and security to mark the tenth anniversary of the first Council resolution on that subject, and the second on the Middle East - Ruhakana Rugunda (Uganda), Council President for the month, said today at Headquarters.

Speaking at a press conference to announce the Council's work programme for October, Mr.

03 Aug 2010 description

The status of Kosovo, turbulence in the Middle East, piracy off the coast of Somalia and peacekeeping were among the major areas to be considered by the Security Council during the Russian Federation's presidency in August, Vitaly Churkin, that country's Permanent Representative, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

Mr. Churkin said the Council, at Lebanon's request, held a private meeting today to discuss the exchange of fire between Israel and Lebanon earlier in the day along the so-called Blue Line separating the two countries.

03 Aug 2010 description

Le Président du Conseil de sécurité pour le mois d'août et Représentant permanent de la Fédération de Russie auprès des Nations Unies a dévoilé, cet après-midi, à la presse, le programme de travail mensuel du Conseil de sécurité, qui sera marqué par trois débats portant sur le Kosovo, les opérations de maintien de la paix et la piraterie en Somalie.

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30 Jul 2010 description

With the General Assembly having just wrapped up talks on the Secretary-General's sweeping proposals for transforming service delivery to United Nations peacekeeping missions, senior field support officials announced today that the world body was poised to approve a new, enhanced global system to match the global enterprise into which peacekeeping has evolved.

"This will be a big departure from the traditional approach to peacekeeping," Susanna Malcorra, Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, said at a Headquarters press conference on the Secretary-General's Global …

04 Jun 2010 description

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Stemming violence, boosting aid and building local capacity remained critical for the populations of Chad and Sudan, John Holmes, Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said today at Headquarters following his return from a mission to the two African countries.

Mr.

04 Jun 2010 description

De retour d'une visite au Tchad et au Soudan, le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence, M. John Holmes, a dressé, cet après-midi, lors d'une conférence de presse au Siège des Nations Unies à New York, un bilan de la situation humanitaire, toujours aussi préoccupante, dans ces deux pays, et aggravée par l'insécurité et la sécheresse.

Par ailleurs, sur le raid militaire israélien contre une flottille d'aide humanitaire en route vers Gaza, lundi dernier, M.