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21 Apr 2018 description
report UN News Service

UN Security Council members need to find a way to unite and punish anyone found to have used chemical weapons in Syria, in line with international law.

21 Apr 2018 description

Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 20 April 2018 This report is for the media and the general public.

21 Apr 2018 description

The conflict in eastern Ukraine has cost more than 10,000 lives. Unarmed international observers monitor the ceasefire, but the parties to the conflict continue to disregard it.
In the aftermath of the Ukrainian revolution and Russia's unilateral annexation of Crimea in 2014, political protests in the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions soon escalated into armed conflict. An agreement to end the fighting between the self-proclaimed republics and Ukrainian government forces was reached in September 2014, but peace remains elusive.

21 Apr 2018 description
report African Union

Juba, 19 April 2018: In line with its mandate to promote and enhance peace and security in the continent, the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) undertook a field mission to the Republic of South Sudan from 14 to 19 April 2018. The mission took place in the framework of the implementation of various decisions of the Council on the situation in south Sudan, in particular the communique of its 751st meeting held on 8 February, 2018.

21 Apr 2018 description

Monsieur le Président de la République,

Jeudi dernier, j’ai informé le Conseil de sécurité sur la situation en RCA, suite aux évènements de la semaine dernière.

Hier matin à New York, le Secrétaire général adjoint aux Opérations de Maintien de la paix, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, et le Commissaire Paix et Sécurité de l’Union Africaine, Smail Chergui, ont à leur tour fait part au Conseil de sécurité de leurs impressions suite à l’importante visite conjointe qu’ils ont effectuée ici du 10 au 13 avril.

21 Apr 2018 description

LAURENT SAM OUSSOU

Kananga, le 20 avril 2018 – Le gouverneur de la province du Kasaï-Central a lancé, le 12 avril 2018, un projet de réduction de la violence communautaire (CVR) dénommé, «Réduction de la violence à travers les règlements coutumiers et la sensibilisation à la non-violence des populations dans le Kasaï-Central.»

Le grand Kasaï et notamment les provinces du Kasaï, KasaïCentral et Kasaï-Oriental, ont été secouées durant 15 mois par un conflit de pouvoir coutumier dans la chefferie de Kamuina Nsapu, en territoire de Dibaya, dans la province du Kasaï-Central.

21 Apr 2018 description

LAURENT SAM OUSSOU

Kananga, le 20 avril 2018 – Dans le cadre du processus électoral en cours, la Police des Nations unies (UNPol) en collaboration avec la Police nationale congolaise (PNC) a débuté une formation de deux semaines sur la sécurisation du processus électoral.

21 Apr 2018 description

Moscow

Transcript of remarks by UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura Following meeting with Russian Federation Minister of Defense, Sergey Shoigu, Moscow, 20 April 2018

Question: During the beginning of the conversation you said that you really supported and you highly evaluated and appreciated the Astana and Sochi processes, how do you think they are going to affect the prospective of the situation? and what contributions are they going to make.

20 Apr 2018 description

“Un proceso de reincorporación es brindar condiciones de seguridad y estabilidad en las zonas de conflicto”: Raúl Rosende, jefe de verificación de la Misión de Verificación de la ONU en Colombia, en foro de Colombia 20/20 sobre los la paz en el terreno.

20 Apr 2018 description

También se acogió por unanimidad la búsqueda de un mecanismo que agilice la entrega de ayuda humanitaria a quienes han sido obligados a dejar sus viviendas y están en los refugios.

CÚCUTA

El Consejo Departamental de Paz de Norte de Santander aprobó cinco medidas contra la crisis humanitaria que viven cerca de 280.000 habitantes de la zona del Catatumbo desde hace un mes, por el enfrentamiento que libran en esa región miembros de los grupos armados ELN y EPL.

20 Apr 2018 description
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La próxima semana líderes de todo el mundo se reunirán en la sede de la ONU para debatir nuevos enfoques en materia de consolidación y mantenimiento de la paz.

“Tenemos que concentrarnos más en la prevención de conflictos y ver que herramientas tenemos disponibles, como la diplomacia preventiva y la mediación, para abordar la paz cuando está presente, y no cuando está perdida”, dijo el presidente de la Asamblea General, Miroslav Lajčák, durante una entrevista con Noticias ONU.

20 Apr 2018 description

Este martes, la comunidad de El Placer, el Ejército y la Policía iniciaron una minga de trabajo para el embellecimiento del espacio público y la construcción de un quiosco que será utilizado en beneficio de la población de esta inspección del Valle del Guamuéz.

20 Apr 2018 description

Los beneficiados con este curso son delegados de las mesas participativas efectivas de víctimas de los municipios de Planeta Rica, Montelíbano, San José de Uré, Puerto Libertador, Buenavista, La Apartada, Ayapel y Pueblo Nuevo.

MONTERÍA

Un total de 30 líderes y representantes de las mesas de víctimas de ocho municipios de Córdoba, iniciaron este jueves en el municipio de Montelíbano el curso denominado “Herramientas de la Incidencia Gestión y Construcción de Paz”.

20 Apr 2018 description

Abril 19 / 2018 - Los miembros del Consejo de Seguridad reiteraron su apoyo pleno y unánime al proceso de paz en Colombia y compartieron la evaluación que el Secretario General hace en su informe del 29 de marzo de 2018 sobre la labor de la Misión de Verificación de las Naciones Unidas.

20 Apr 2018 description

This monthly review, produced by IOM, provides a summary of news related to the implementation of the peace accord in Colombia, including disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) processes.
Also included are statics on people in the process of reintegration and former child soldiers, the former of which are sourced from the Agency for Reincorporation and Normalization (ARN), and the latter from the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF).

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

Threats and attacks against presidential candidates intensify

20 Apr 2018 description

This monthly review, produced by IOM, provides a summary of news related to the implementation of the peace accord in Colombia, including disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) processes.
Also included are statics on people in the process of reintegration and former child soldiers, the former of which are sourced from the Agency for Reincorporation and Normalization (ARN), and the latter from the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF).

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Apr 2018 description

There are some good reasons, why the Libya Political Agreement (LPA) is in a dead-end road. Several things went wrong in negotiating and implementing the agreement from the very beginning. The delegates participating in the so-called “Libya Dialogue” in Geneva and Skhirat, Morocco, were not representative for the parties on the ground, in particular not for the powerful militias.

20 Apr 2018 description

I am concluding a four-day visit in South Sudan during which I had the opportunity to meet with senior Government officials including His Excellency, the First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai, and a delegation of Cabinet Ministers led by the Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Martin Elia Lomoro.

20 Apr 2018 description

The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancement of women and girls worldwide.

Blog Post by Jamille Bigio