SARAJEVO, 21 February 2018 – It is essential to focus on the long-term benefits of political dialogue and compromise for all citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and not pursue short-term political gains, said OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger during a two-day visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, which concluded today in Sarajevo.
By Adela Suliman
The world's youngest nation, South Sudan, has been embroiled in war and conflict for years.
The oil-rich nation - which won independence from Sudan in 2011 - descended into civil war in 2013, with tens of thousands of people killed and a third of the population forced to flee their homes.
Recent research found that extreme weather, such as prolonged drought, has increased competition between communities over dwindling resources like water and pastures.
“(J)ustice is an important part of building and sustaining peace. A culture of impunity and a legacy of past crimes that go unaddressed can only erode the peace.”
Secretary General Ban Ki Moon during his visit to Sudan in September 2007
- 7 million people in need of humanitarian and protection services
- 5.7 million people in need of food security and livelihood assistance
- 5.6 million people in need of water, sanitation and hygiene services
- 1.1 million children under-5 projected to be malnourished
- 4 Million+ people displaced due to conflict since 2013
- 1.8 Million children require education support
- 5.1 Million people require health support
This report is for the media and the general public.
Arrivée le 9 février à Kinshasa, la nouvelle Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Mme Leila Zerrougui, poursuit ses consultations avec les autorités congolaises, la communauté diplomatique et les représentants de la société civile ainsi qu’avec le personnel de la MONUSCO et des fonds, agences et programmes des Nations Unies. Elle a aussi visité plusieurs sites de la MONUSCO où sont stationnés les troupes et les policiers de la Mission.
BANGUI/GENEVA (21 February 2018) – From 6 to 16 February, the Independent Expert on the human rights situation in the Central African Republic, Marie-Thérèse Keita Bocoum, concluded an official visit to assess the impact of the African Union’s peace initiative on human rights.
“This process should include the prospect of a sincere dialogue between the government, armed groups and civil and political actors, including women, and local and religious leaders, throughout the entire territory,” said the independent expert.
UNESCO organized for the first time with the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine a training for law enforcement officers on freedom of expression and safety of journalists in Kiev from 13 to 15 February 2018, in collaboration with several Ukrainian ministries and organizations from the civil society.
Depuis le déploiement de la Mission de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies au Mali (MINUSMA), à travers la résolution 2100 (2013) du conseil de sécurité de l’ONU, les communautés maliennes continue à s’interroger sur son mandat, son rôle et son impact sur le processus de paix en cours dans le pays. Pour mieux les informer, la MINSUMA organise une campagne de sensibilisation communautaire.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Margot Wallström
This Security Council meeting takes place just days after the Iraq Reconstruction Conference, so generously co-hosted by H. H. Emir of Kuwait, thus showing once again his and his country’s commitment to the humanitarian, peace and development cause in the region and in the world.
The conference was attended by over seventy member states and international organizations and 2,000 private sector companies. It mobilized nearly USD 30 billion to support reconstruction.
Djibouti, 20 February 2018 – H.E Mr. Anicet-Georges Dologuélé, Head of the Election Observation Mission of the African Union (AU) to the upcoming legislative elections in the Republic of Djibouti, and former Prime Minister of the Central African Republic met on Monday 19 February 2018, with H.E Mr. Abdi Ibrahim Absieh, President of the Constitutional Council of Djibouti in the presence of Mrs. Fahima Abdi, Secretary General of the same institution and other collaborators.
The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) and a visiting Japanese delegation have on Friday held discussions on the security situation in South Sudan.
The team drawn from the Ministry of Defence was also briefed on the IGAD-led High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) and the prospects of the implementation of the Agreement on the resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS), going forward.
Addis Ababa, 21 February 2018 - The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, is closely following the situation in Ethiopia. He recalls, in this respect, that Ethiopia is not only home to the African Union Headquarters, but also an important member of the Union. As such, Ethiopia plays a key role in promoting regional peace and security, as well as in the pursuit of the continental agenda.
The New Mon State Party (NMSP) and Lahu Democratic Union (LDU) which signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) on February 13 discussed implementation of the peace process with the eight other signatories in Chiang Mai on February 18 and 19.
Spokesman for the ethnic armed organizations (EAOs), Pado Saw Tah Doh Mu, said they discussed the Joint Implementation Committee Meeting (JICM) and inclusion of new members in Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC).
Lubumbashi, le 19 février 2018 – La Mission des Nations unies pour la Stabilisation en République Démocratique du Congo a appuyé l’organisation, dans la Commune de la Kenya, à Lubumbashi (Haut-Katanga), d’un forum de sensibilisation à l’intention des structures communautaires de la Société Civile locale sur la prévention des risques de violences liés au processus électoral.
Goma, le 19 février 2018 – Le chef du bureau de la MONUSCO au Nord-Kivu s’est entretenu, en début d’après-midi, avec le nouveau maire de cette ville, M. Muissa Kelse Timothée, accompagné de son adjoint Ndabereye Juvenal.
La rencontre, qui a eu lieu au siège de la MONUSCO TMK Nord Kivu, s’est focalisée essentiellement autour de deux points : d’abord la redynamisation de la coopération entre les deux institutions, et ensuite l’organisation des manifestations pacifiques programmées le 25 février courant.
The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine.
The Secretary-General and President Abbas agreed on the importance of moving the Middle East Peace Process forward and underlined their shared commitment to the two-state solution as the only viable option to sustainable peace.
Brussels, 20 February 2018
On 23 February 2018, the European Commission is hosting the International High Level Conference on the Sahel in Brussels, with the African Union, the United Nations and the G5 Sahel group of countries, to strengthen international support for the G5 Sahel regions.
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