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18 Dec 2017 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 739thmeeting held on 8 December 2017, received a briefing on the situation in Libya.

18 Dec 2017 description

On 12 December 2017, two years after the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement was adopted, Heads of State, governments, civil society and the private sector  gathered in Paris to drive forward climate action and financing of a Greener future.

18 Dec 2017 description

The UN plays an important role in the organization of various elections throughout the world. Simon-Pierre Nanitelamio is, since February 2017, the Deputy Director of the Electoral Assistance Division (EAD/DAE) of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs (DPA/DAP). In this interview, Nanitelamio explains how and what  types of assistance the UN provides to Member States organizing elections.

What is the role of the UN Electoral Assistance Division (EAD)?

18 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

World Bank partners with the Global Covenant of Mayors and will lend $4.5 billion USD to ensure 150 cities have the funds to implement initiatives to increase sustainability and resilience and fight climate change

17 Dec 2017 description


Sexual and gender-based violence, including rape, is a problem throughout the world, occurring in every society, country and region. Refugees and internally displaced people are particularly at risk of this violation of their human rights during every phase of an emergency situation. The systematic use of sexual violence as a method of warfare is well documented and constitutes a grave breach of international humanitarian law.

17 Dec 2017 description

Vienna/New York, 14 December (United Nations Information Service) — The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have committed to work more closely together in the use of space technology for development around the world. On 6 December UNOOSA Director Simonetta Di Pippo and UNDP Director of the Bureau for Management Services' Office of Operations, Legal and Technology Services Bruce McCarron signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for this increased cooperation.

17 Dec 2017 description

This report summarises discussions from a workshop to explore sub-state political settlements in conflict-affected borderlands and the possibilities for more effective and inclusive peacebuilding interventions. It looks at four key themes: concepts of borderlands, inclusion and political settlement; the particular types of violence, (in)security, governance and authority that emerge in borderlands; the challenges of working in borderlands, and innovative methods and tools to better engage with their dynamics; and peacebuilding responses and practice in borderland spaces.

17 Dec 2017 description

Michelle Garred

In this blog post, Michelle Garred, conflict sensitivity practitioner for 15 years, challenges herself to rethink her hesitancy to approaching corruption as a driver of conflict, and looks back on a conflict analysis workshop in Kenya with a new lens. She suggests that in a conflict analysis, if corruption is raised by local people, raised frequently, and raised as a key driver of conflict rather than just a symptom, then it is time to dig deeper to understand what corruption means in that context, and how it relates to the dynamics of conflict.

16 Dec 2017 description
report UN Women

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017

UN Women has received allegations of sexual misconduct involving one of its staff members. The case is currently under investigation.

We recognize the seriousness with which such a case should be treated.

16 Dec 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 10-16 December 2017 and includes updates on diphtheria, influenza, Salmonella and cholera.

16 Dec 2017 description
report Council of Europe

On International Migrants' Day, the Committee on Migration adopted the following statement:

16 Dec 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This document is part of the Aid in Danger project.

It is published by Insecurity Insight and funded by European Union Humanitarian Aid and USAID.

It presents analysis of 455 NGOrelated security incidents for which details have been shared or made public.

It does not present a representative sample, but instead provides insight into the nature of these incidents.

Data collection is ongoing and data may change as more information is made available.

16 Dec 2017 description


On trouvera ci-après le message du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, à l’occasion de la Journée internationale des migrants célébrée le 18 décembre:

La Journée internationale des migrants est l’occasion pour nous de reconnaître les contributions qu’apportent les 258 millions de migrants de par le monde et d’en célébrer la vitalité.

16 Dec 2017 description
report Oxfam

Meryem* is 13, legally a child, but she has experienced far more than me or most adults my age. She fled Afghanistan after her father was killed by the Taliban, and traveled with her mother and two brothers through Iran to Turkey, where they paid a smuggler to reach Greece by boat. They arrived in September 2017, and are now stuck in Moria, a so-called ‘EU hotspot’ - a notorious asylum processing center on the island of Lesvos in Greece.