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20 Dec 2011 description

Jan 25 (Reuters) - Here are the latest details of the revolts in the Middle East and North Africa and their aftermath:

EGYPT: Thousands gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Some were seeking a new revolt against army rule and others celebrated the changes already achieved.

  • Military leader Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, accused of hanging on to power, defended the military on Tuesday and announced a partial lifting of a state of emergency.

19 Dec 2011 description

Remarks
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Pier Sixty at Chelsea Pier
New York, NY

December 16, 2011

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. (Applause.) Oh, my goodness. Well, if it ever were a secret. (Laughter.)

Thank you, Marc, and thanks to all of you for being part of this evening to support such an extraordinary, important organization that is relied upon certainly across the world, and that includes the State Department.

06 Dec 2011 description

Stephanie Liechtenstein, rapporteur

This meeting note summarizes discussions at an IPI workshop in Vienna, held on October 25, 2011, about how the uprisings and changes in the Arab world affect the partnership between the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and its Mediterranean Partners for Co-operation (MPCs). Based on the 1975 Helsinki Final Act, the OSCE has developed and intensified relations over the last two decades with six MPCs: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, and, Jordan.

01 Dec 2011 description

KOFF – swisspeace

  • OSCE conference on UN Security Council Resolution 1325

  • KOFF Roundtable on Peace and Reconciliation in Rwanda: Contributions of Gacaca

  • Workshop on Swiss Engagement in North Africa

  • Peacebuilding at the Grassroots? Practice and Challenges of Local Democracy in Nepal

  • Afghanistan at the Crossroads: How can Swiss Actors Remain Engaged?

  • Conflict over the Exploitation of Natural Resources in Guatemala

Focus

24 Nov 2011 description
report UN Security Council

SC/10457

Security Council
6668th Meeting (AM)

Council Must Be Free to Scan Horizon for Potential Friction on Basis of Evidence From Experts on Thematic Issues, Not Just in Response to Violence, Asserts Speaker

17 Nov 2011 description

Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco

November 16th, 2011

The Fourth Meeting of the Arab-Turkish Cooperation Forum at the level of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs was held in Rabat, the Kingdom of Morocco on November 16th, 2011 between the League of Arab States and the Republic of Turkey.

14 Nov 2011 description
report European Union

3124ème session du Conseil AFFAIRES ETRANGERES

Bruxelles, 14 novembre 2011

Le Conseil a adopté les conclusions suivantes:

14 Nov 2011 description
report Carter Center

After a successful day of polling in Tunisia on Oct. 23, The Carter Center notes that several key areas related to the tabulation of results and appeals procedures did not receive sufficient attention of the High Independent Authority for the Elections (ISIE). The ISIE has published results at the district level number by the number of seats won by parties and independent lists.

04 Nov 2011 description
report European Union

Tunis, 4 novembre 2011 – Les 180 membres de la Mission d’observation électorale de l’Union européenne (MOE UE) ont poursuivi leurs activités après le scrutin du 23 octobre. Ils ont observé toutes les procédures de tabulation ainsi que les proclamations successives de résultats préliminaires partiels par des Instances régionales pour les Élections (IRE) et l’Instance Supérieure Indépendante pour les Elections (ISIE).

03 Nov 2011 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 25 — 31 October 2011, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

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Humanitarian Affairs
Security
Socio-cultural Development

31 Oct 2011 description
report Clingendael

As the winds of change sweep through the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Western governments need to reconsider their public diplomacy strategies in order to jump through this window of opportunity and improve their relationships with the people, not just with governing elites and their associates. This Clingendael Paper aims to contribute to this goal by addressing the challenges and opportunities for Western countries in the light of current fundamental shifts.

30 Oct 2011 description
report UN Security Council

SC/10426

Security Council
6642nd Meeting (AM & PM)

Calling for Change, Secretary-General Says Women’s Participation Remains Low in Official, Observer Roles; Pledges United Nations ‘Will Lead by Example’

The Security Council today stressed the importance of promoting and protecting the human rights of women and girls, as well as increasing women’s participation in conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding, as it reviewed progress on implementation of its landmark resolution 1325 (2000) on Women and Peace and Security.

28 Oct 2011 description

For Immediate Release, October 21, 2011 Contact: Allison Sturma, 202-429-4725

(Washington) – Since the outbreak of the revolutions taking place in the Middle East and North Africa, USIP has been assisting key stakeholders and local populations through the difficult transitions. Manal Omar, director of Iraq, Iran, and North Africa pograms, has been leading USIP’s operational efforts in this region. Currently, the Institute is focusing on Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia.

27 Oct 2011 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 18 — 24 October 2011, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

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Economic Development
Governance & Rule of Law
Humanitarian Affairs
Security

Socio-cultural Development

27 Oct 2011 description
report UN News Service

26 October 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can play a crucial role in supporting countries in transition as they work to build and strengthen their fledgling institutions with the assistance of the United Nations.

25 Oct 2011 description
report European Union

CONCLUSIONS PRÉLIMINAIRES

Les électeurs tunisiens ont participé en très grand nombre au scrutin du 23 octobre dont les opérations de vote ont été globalement bien menées. Un consensus politique fort, qui s’est exprimé dans un contexte de très grande liberté d’expression, a permis la tenue de ces élections. Celles-ci sont issues de la volonté ferme du peuple tunisien d’être gouverné par des autorités élues démocratiquement et respectueuses de l’Etat de droit. L’Instance supérieure indépendante pour les élections (ISIE) a su organiser ces élections dans la transparence.

25 Oct 2011 description

Media release

Perth

25 October 2011

The Australian Government congratulates the Tunisian people on the country's first-ever free elections on 23 October.

The high turnout of eligible voters and the peaceful and orderly process were a clear expression of the democratic will of the people of Tunisia.

Ballots to elect a National Constituent Assembly are now being counted, with results expected shortly.

20 Oct 2011 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 11 — 17 October 2011, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

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Economic Development
Governance & Rule of Law
Humanitarian Affairs
Security Socio-cultural Development

18 Oct 2011 description
report European Union

Summary: 18 October 2011, Brussels - A European Parliament delegation travels to Tunisia from 19 to 25 October to observe the elections to the constituent assembly in Tunisia, as part of the EU's overall Election Observation Mission for this, the first of the Arab Spring elections.

06 Oct 2011 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/L/3410

Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Sixth Committee
5th & 6th Meetings (AM & PM)

Colombia , El Salvador, Guatemala among Those Citing National Experience; Recent Events in Parts of North Africa, Middle East Said to Show Promise