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12 Nov 2018 description
report United Nations

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:

26 Oct 2018 description

Abuja, Addis Ababa and New York, 25 October 2018 - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union and the United Nations are continuing to closely monitor the situation in Guinea-Bissau. The three organizations welcome the progress made toward stabilizing the country, thanks to the engagement of Guinea-Bissau stakeholders and the support provided by ECOWAS, in conjunction with the African Union and the United Nations.

26 Oct 2018 description
report United Nations

Observance of the ceasefire regime

Monitoring groups have continued to monitor observance of the ceasefire regime as part of implementing the memorandum on the creation of de-escalation areas in the Syrian Arab Republic, signed by the Russian Federation, the Republic of Turkey and the Islamic Republic of Iran on 4 May 2017.

The number of violations by illegal armed groups active in the Idlib de escalation area has not decreased.

22 Oct 2018 description
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I am pleased to be with you today.

We live during a time of unprecedented challenge – but, equally, unprecedented and massive opportunity.

Our blueprint for addressing these challenges and seizing the opportunities is the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

But to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, we need more and better data.

With accurate, representative, inclusive and disaggregated data, we can understand the challenges we face -- and identify the most appropriate solutions for sustainable development.

20 Oct 2018 description
report United Nations

The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General (SESG), Christine Schraner Burgener, undertook her third visit to Myanmar from 10 to 20 October where she held consultations with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, other government and military leaders, ethnic armed organizations, local and religious leaders, NGOs, UN agencies and the diplomatic community.

“Accountability is one of two important pillars for national reconciliation, the other is inclusive dialogue,” she said repeatedly. “Credible fact-finding is the first step towards accountability.”

28 Sep 2018 description
report United Nations

DSG/SM/1228-DEV/3361

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Transition from Peacekeeping to Peacebuilding and Development in Darfur in New York, today:

I am pleased to join you today in solidarity with the people of Darfur and their aspirations for peace. Today’s Darfur looks very different from the Darfur of ten years ago when the African Union and United Nations deployed our joint peacekeeping mission.

26 Sep 2018 description
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DSG/SM/1222-ENV/DEV/1887

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Group of Friends on Climate and Security, in New York today:

I thank the President of the Republic of Nauru and the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany for their leadership in bringing us together today. I would also like to commend the 27 Member States of the “Group of Friends on Climate and Security” for their efforts to raise the profile of this critical issue.

26 Sep 2018 description

In the face of rising global levels of violent conflict, we – the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) – have identified a new set of forward-looking priorities for cooperation on peace operations and crisis management in 2019-2021. These priorities form part of the broader EU – UN partnership where we will continue to engage together in promoting multilateralism and a rules-based order as the most effective way for addressing pressing global challenges.

25 Sep 2018 description

En ce début de campagne électorale, le Bureau régional des Nations unies pour l'Afrique centrale (UNOCA), l'Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), le Secrétariat général de la Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique centrale (CEEAC), l’Ambassade des Etats-Unis d'Amérique, et la Délégation de l'Union européenne au Gabon en accord avec les Ambassades d'Allemagne, d'Espagne, de France et d'Italie au Gabon, saluent la tenue des élections législatives et locales au Gabon en octobre 2018.

23 Sep 2018 description

Trois géants du numérique apporteront leur expertise de pointe pour mieux prédire les famines

WASHINGTON, 23 septembre 2018 — L’ONU, la Banque mondiale, le Comité international de la CroixRouge (CICR), Microsoft Corp., Google et Amazon Web Services (AWS) ont annoncé aujourd’hui la création d’un partenariat mondial sans précédent pour prévenir les famines.

23 Sep 2018 description

Empresas tecnológicas internacionales proporcionarán sus conocimientos sobre tecnologías de vanguardia para predecir mejor las hambrunas

CIUDAD DE WASHINGTON, 23 de septiembre de 2018. Las Naciones Unidas, el Banco Mundial, el Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR), Microsoft Corp., Google y Amazon Web Services anunciaron hoy una alianza mundial sin precedentes para prevenir futuras hambrunas.

23 Sep 2018 description
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Global Technology Firms to Provide Expertise on Frontier Technology to Better Predict Famines

WASHINGTON, September 23, 2018 —The United Nations, World Bank, International Committee of the Red Cross, Microsoft, Google and Amazon Web Services today announced an unprecedented global partnership to prevent future famines.

20 Sep 2018 description
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Co-chairs' statement on the financial tracking report
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Post-conference financial tracking report

At the second "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" conference hosted by the EU in Brussels on 24-25 April 2018, the international community and the governments of refugee hosting countries came together to reaffirm their commitment to support the millions of civilians affected by the conflict in Syria as well as the refugees and communities generously hosting them.

07 Sep 2018 description
report United Nations

The United Nations Department of Political Affairs (DPA) marked the official closure today of the DPA Nepal Liaison Office, established in 2011 following the closure of United Nations Mission in Nepal. Nepal has been a valuable partner of the United Nations and an active contributor of global peace operations since it joined the Organization in 1955. During this period, Nepal has undergone several historic transformations towards peace, stability and prosperity.

06 Sep 2018 description
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(New York, 06 September 2018) The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed his grave concern at increasing reports of a possible military offensive in Idlib, Syria, in the next days and the devastating impact that this would have on the civilians living there. Syrian Government forces have reportedly been amassing close to Idlib in readiness for an offensive and on 4 September, several airstrikes were reported to have been carried out across Idlib province.

05 Sep 2018 description
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THE APPEALS CHAMBER of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals ("Appeals Chamber" and "Mechanism", respectively);

RECALLING that, on 18 December 2014, the Appeals Chamber: (i) affirmed Augustin Ngirabatware's convictions for committing ,direct and public incitement to commit genocide and instigating and aiding and abetting genocide; (ii) reversed Ngirabatware's conviction for rape as a crime against humanity; and (iii) imposed a sentence of 30 years of imprisonment;

04 Sep 2018 description

Germany, Nigeria, Norway and the United Nations hosted the High-Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region which brought together 27 nations, 24 regional and international organizations and representatives of national and international civil society. We convened to recommit to work together to address the humanitarian needs and build the resilience of the over 17 million people still affected by the regional crisis and to identify ways of strengthening the collective response.

16 Aug 2018 description
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(New York, 16 August 2018) The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, raised concern at the 14 August decision by the Republika Srpska National Assembly to revoke its endorsement of the 2004 Srebrenica Commission Report.

09 Aug 2018 description
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United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Mr. Miroslav Jenča, visited Afghanistan from 6 to 8 August 2018. He met with representatives of the Government of Afghanistan, political leaders and the diplomatic community.