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26 Sep 2017 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 25 September 2017. The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat strongly condemns the attack perpetrated on 24 September 2017 against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), in the Gao region, killing three peacekeepers and seriously injuring five others.

26 Sep 2017 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 22 September 2017: The African Union (AU) in partnership with the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU), Oxfam International, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) organized a panel discussion on the theme, “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend: Meaningful Youth Inclusion in Peace-Building”, on the occasion of the International Day of Peace (Peace Day) 21 September 2017.

26 Sep 2017 description

National Statement delivered by Ambassador Olof Skoog on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Debate on the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), 25 September 2017, New York.

I would like to align myself with the statement to be made later this afternoon on behalf of the European Union.

Mr. President,

26 Sep 2017 description

ICRC calls on parties to armed conflict to protect civilians, including youth

26 SEPTEMBER 2017

The delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to the African Union (AU) took part to the commemoration of the International Peace Day 2017 jointly with the AU Peace and Security Department and its partners, namely the UN Office to the AU, International Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), Crisis Action and OXFAM.

26 Sep 2017 description
report UN Women

African advocates, pioneers, and thought leaders of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, together with the Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende, took stock of the achievements and challenges for women building sustainable peace on the continent at a high-level event on 22 September during the 72nd General Assembly.

“If peace processes do not include women, civil society and youth, they are not sustainable,” Børge Brende summarized the common understanding motivating all panellists in their endeavour.

26 Sep 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13005
25 SEPTEMBER 2017

United States Leads Calls for Government-Taliban Peace Talks ‘without Preconditions’, Saying Group Must ‘Choose that Path’

Progress, as well as daunting challenges and opportunities for political engagement, characterized the situation in Afghanistan, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for that country told the Security Council today.

26 Sep 2017 description

In response to questions asked about the referendum in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, the Spokesman said that the Secretary-General notes that the referendum was unilaterally declared, included disputed areas under the control of the Peshmerga, and was opposed by the Iraqi constitutional authorities, Iraq's neighbors, and the international community.

26 Sep 2017 description

NEW YORK - Media stakeout following the briefing to the Security Council by the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto.

TRANSCRIPT

MEDIA STAKEOUT FOLLOWING SRSG TADAMICHI YAMAMOTO’S BRIEFING TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL

New York - 25 September 2017

(near verbatim)

Participants:

  • UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto

Tadamichi Yamamoto: Good evening.

26 Sep 2017 description

À l’instar des autres régions du pays, Bambari (préfecture de la Ouaka) a célébré, en décalé, le 23 septembre 2017, la Journée internationale de la Paix (JIP 2017). Au menu, le jeu-concours public dénommé « des mots pour la paix » sur l’esplanade de la Mairie. Dans cette ville qui accueille des dizaines de milliers de personnes déplacées internes ayant fui des violences dans les localités périphériques, l’évènement a enregistré une large participation des habitants.

26 Sep 2017 description
report UN Radio

Le Président de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), Joseph Kabila, s’est félicité samedi d’une amélioration significative de la situation au Kasaï, une région du centre du pays en proie à des troubles depuis plus d’un an.

26 Sep 2017 description

Le 20 septembre 2017, la MINUSMA a lancé les travaux d’aménagement et de bitumage de la route rurale, reliant Ouatagouna à la route nationale 17 (RN17), longue de 1226 m. Ce projet, d’un coût total de plus de 57 millions de frs CFA, est une initiative de la section de la Réforme du Secteur de la Sécurité – Désarmement, Démobilisation et Réinsertion Réintégration (RSS-DDR), entre dans le cadre des projets de réduction de la violence communautaire.

26 Sep 2017 description

Kananga – 23 septembre 2017 : Environ 500 personnes se sont rassemblées place de l’Indépendance à Kananga pour communier et s’engager pour la Paix, thème choisi par la MONUSCO pour célébrer la Journée Internationale de la Paix.

Un an après le début de violence et de répression dans la région, la célébration de la Journée Internationale pour la paix a une importance particulière à Kananga. Aujourd’hui, les armes se sont tues et la région cherche comment faire face aux conséquences des violences et se reconstruire dans le cadre d’une cohabitation pacifique.

26 Sep 2017 description

Kalemie – 25 Septembre 2017, le Conseil de la jeunesse de Tanganyika a mené le vendredi, 23 septembre 2017, une campagne de sensibilisation à la cohabitation pacifique des populations vivant à Tabacongo, un village situé à 17 km au Nord de Kalemie. Le Conseil de la Jeunesse du Tanganyika a réuni, à cet effet, environ 300 personnes pour véhiculer le message de paix en mettant un accent particulier sur la participation de la jeunesse dans cette œuvre de la paix. Cette campagne bénéficie d’un appui de la MONUSCO.

26 Sep 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/11953

ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE PLÉNIÈRE
SOIXANTE-DOUZIÈME SESSION, 23E SÉANCE PLÉNIÈRE - MATIN

« La maison du multilatéralisme a été profanée par des pouvoirs arrogants qui cherchent à imposer leur vision par la force » et « l’unilatéralisme pervers a atteint son apogée ». C’est en ces termes que le Ministre des affaires étrangères du Venezuela, M. Jorge Arreaza, a choisi aujourd’hui de défendre la tribune de l’ONU.

25 Sep 2017 description

Mr. President,

As we reach the third anniversary of the National Unity Government, I see progress. I see challenges which are still daunting; and I also see new opportunities for political engagement for peace.

25 Sep 2017 description

SG/SM/18724

The following statement was issued by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is concerned about the potentially destabilizing effects of today’s referendum in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

The Secretary-General respects the sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity of Iraq and considers that all outstanding issues between the federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government should be resolved through structured dialogue and constructive compromise.

25 Sep 2017 description

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) repulsed an attack against the civilian population in Bocaranga (Ouham–Pende) by the units of ‘Retour, Réclamation et Réhabilitation’ (3R), in the early hours of Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.

MINUSCA forces, who were patrolling in the city at the time of the attack, immediately responded and succeeded in repelling the assailants, some of whom were forced to flee into the bush, while others sought refuge in residences in the town.

25 Sep 2017 description

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) condemns an attack on its peacekeepers on 22 September near Gambo (Mbomou Prefecture).

The attack was perpetrated by units, thought to be from the anti-Balaka, against a convoy escorted by the Moroccan contingent who retaliated and repelled the assailants. During the attack on the convoy, one peacekeeper was seriously wounded. The peacekeeper was immediately evacuated for medical care and is currently in a stable condition.

25 Sep 2017 description

As part of its broader efforts to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse, the United Nations works in partnership with troop and police contributing countries to raise awareness about the problem among personnel before their deployment to a UN peacekeeping mission. Although Member States are responsible for their contingents’ pre-deployment training, our Missions' Conduct and Discipline teams also help to train contingents before they are deployed to the field.

25 Sep 2017 description

Bogota, 22 September 2017. The United Nations Mission in Colombia informs that, in accordance with the Peace Agreement between the Government of Colombia and the FARC-EP, the activities related to the laying down of weapons from the FARC-EP have finalized. These activities include the deactivation of the armament collected in the Transitional Local Zones for Normalization and Transitory Points, the one extracted during the arms caches operations and the destruction of unstable material.