The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smaїl Chergui, and United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director for UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka are appalled by the acts of sexual violence, including rape, committed against an estimated more than 150 women and girls recently near Bentiu in South Sudan.
Remarks by Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)
We, UN and non-UN entities, re-affirm our determination to prevent future acts of sexual exploitation and abuse by our personnel.
We note the issuance of this Statement at the High-level Conference on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and NGO Personnel on 4 December 2006 in New York, USA and welcome future endorsement of this Statement by others.
New Research Challenges Conventional Wisdom that “Violent Extremism” or Ideology is Predominantly Responsible for Driving Children Into Terrorist Ranks
New York, 12 February 2018 – Counter-terror efforts based on widely-held assumptions about the ideological motivations of children and youth recruited into extremist groups are unlikely to be effective, and could backfire, concludes new research released today by the United Nations University (UNU), a UN think tank.
“The UN Constitutional” team is pleased to present the fifth issue of its newsletter featuring articles by constitutional experts, reports from the field, and a digest of recent constitutions-related publications. In this edition, we interviewed the former Nepali Constituent Assembly chair on his role in this unique process. We also explore the importance of ‘context’ in constitutional assistance efforts, and consider the links between the SDGs and gender equality provisions in constitutions.
6 octobre 2015 – A l'occasion d'une réunion du Conseil de sécurité consacrée à la situation au Mali, le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général dans ce pays, Mongi Hamdi, a regretté mardi qu'un temps précieux ait été perdu dans la mise en œuvre de l'accord de paix du 20 juin 2015.
Présenté lors de la Réunion de haut niveau sur la République centrafricaine à la 70e Assemblée générale de l’ONU, le 1er octobre 2015
Depuis le début de la dernière crise en RCA en 2012, le pays a bien avancé pour sortir d’un violent conflit interne, signant notamment un accord de cessation des hostilités entre des groupes armés le 23 juillet 2014 et en organisant des consultations locales à travers le pays, qui ont débouché sur la tenue du Forum de Bangui sur la réconciliation nationale en mai 2015.
Presented at the High-Level Side Event on CAR at the 70th UN General Assembly, October 1, 2015
Since the latest crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) erupted in 2012, the country has made great strides in emerging from a violent internal conflict, including the signing of a Cessation of Hostilities Agreement between armed groups on 23 July 2014, and the holding of local consultations throughout the country which culminated in the Bangui Forum on National Reconciliation held in May 2015.
By Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations
Eighteen months ago, Bentiu, like most towns in South Sudan, was bustling with the restlessness of markets, people trading and children going to school. UNMISS, the UN Mission in South Sudan, was busy supporting development and growth in the world's youngest nation.
The world is nearly halfway through the second decade of a technological revolution hastened by the global expansion of the Internet. Innovation and invention are accelerating in every sphere, and technologies once the exclusive province of scientists and technologists have come into everyday use for many of the world’s people. Yet, despite the omnipresence of advanced technology and applications in our daily lives, United Nations peacekeeping remains well behind the curve.
The information contained in the manual is meant to guide the United Nations and its partners to implement a mechanism to monitor, report and respond to grave violations against children in line with Security Council Resolutions 1612,1882, 1998, 2028 and 2143; and in particular to assist persons at the technical level to establish an effective application of the MRM.
Au cours d’une conférence de presse bilan de fin d’année, tenue cet après-midi au Siège de l’ONU à New York, M. Hervé Ladsous, Secrétaire général adjoint aux opérations de maintien de la paix, a présenté les activités menées par son Département au cours d’une année qui, selon ses mots, aura été « très active ». M. Ladsous a passé en revue les situations en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), au Mali, au Soudan, au Soudan du Sud, en Syrie et en République centrafricaine.
United Nations peacekeeping operations had made significant headway in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mali this year, a senior official overseeing those missions told reporters at a Headquarters press conference today.
“It has been an active year,” said Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, as he recalled major developments, including the Congolese army’s victory against the 23 March Movement (M23) armed group.
Evolving to meet new challenges
Despite the fragile situation in southern Lebanon, both sides were respecting resolution 1701 (2006) — which calls for a full cessation of hostilities between Hizbullah and Israel — the Commander of United Nations troops in the area said at a Headquarters press conference today.
“Calm is prevailing,” said Major General Paolo Serra, Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which is mandated to monitor the cessation of hostilities, assist the Government and Armed Forces of Lebanon and support the local population.
United Nations peacekeepers must be constantly equipped with more and better tools and skills so they could fully meet their mandates in increasingly risky environments, Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, said at Headquarters today.
Le Secrétaire général a nommé aujourd’hui le général de corps d’armée Edson Leal Pujol, du Brésil, Commandant de la Force de la Mission des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en Haïti (MINUSTAH).