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24 Jun 2018 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 24 June 2018: As part of his consultative missions in the region, as well as the preparation of the African Union Summit scheduled in Nouakchott on 1 and 2 July, the Chairperson of the Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, travelled to Tindouf, to meet with the authorities of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, from 19 to 21 June 2018. He was received by President Brahim Ghali, with whom he had an in-depth exchange of views. He also met with Foreign Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Salek.

24 Jun 2018 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 24 June 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, strongly condemns the cowardly bomb attack that took place yesterday at a campaign rally in the city of Bulawayo attended by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. He wishes a speedy recovery to those who were injured during this senseless act of violence, which cannot be justified under any circumstances.

24 Jun 2018 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationPhyllis Taoua, Professor of Francophone Studies (Africa, Caribbean), Faculty Affiliate with Africana Studies, World Literature Program and Human Rights Pracice, University of Arizona

24 Jun 2018 description

21ST JUNE 2018, ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

The IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government held its 32nd Extra-Ordinary Summit on 21st June 2018, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the Chairmanship of H.E. Dr Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Chairperson of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government and discussed the situation in the Republic of South Sudan.

24 Jun 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13388

Security Council
8290th Meeting (AM)

Exclusive Focus on Africa Shows Clear Bias, Says Sudan’s Representative, as Others Stress Immunity of Sitting Presidents

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court pressed the Security Council today to play a more active role in supporting the arrest and transfer of those suspected of mass-atrocity crimes in Darfur, a situation it had referred to The Hague-based tribunal more than 13 years ago.

24 Jun 2018 description

Nommée à ce poste en novembre 2017, Bintou Keïta a effectué, du 18 au 22 juin 2018, sa première visite en République centrafricaine (RCA) en sa qualité de Sous-secrétaire générale aux opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies, afin de toucher du doigt la situation dans le pays, notamment après les incidents des dernières semaines, ainsi que le travail de la MINUSCA.

23 Jun 2018 description

Ashley Jackson

Based on first-hand interviews with more than 160 Taliban fighters and officials, as well as civilians, this paper examines how the Taliban govern the lives of Afghans living under their rule. Taliban governance is more coherent than ever before; high-level commissions govern sectors such as finance, health, education, justice and taxation, with clear chains of command and policies from the leadership based in Pakistan down to villages in Afghanistan.

23 Jun 2018 description
report El Nuevo Siglo

El Comité de Aprobaciones del Senado de Estados Unidos aprobó este viernes el proyecto de ley de presupuesto para el año fiscal 2019 del Departamento de Estado y Operaciones Extranjeras. En el mismo se prevé dar 391.2 millones de dólares de ayuda a Colombia durante el próximo año.

De dicho monto, 180 millones serán destinados a programas que respaldan los acuerdos de paz. Otros 200 millones serán dirigidos a las estrategias contra el narcotráfico.

23 Jun 2018 description
report European Union

Following an invitation by the Zimbabwean authorities, the European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Zimbabwe to observe the harmonised elections, scheduled for 30 July 2018. This is a further demonstration of the European Union's long-term commitment to support credible, transparent and inclusive elections worldwide.

23 Jun 2018 description
report European Commission

Check against delivery!

Thank you very much. Welcome to you all, friends from far away countries – big and small – and colleagues from all corners of Brussels, including from NATO. Thank you and welcome.

I think it is really important that we meet today in this format, in these times which are definitely times of confusion, of chaotic change for the world. And it has become very difficult to have a conversation on our common good – focusing on how to build win-win solutions, and on what kind of world we live in and what kind of world we leave to our children.

23 Jun 2018 description
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Introduction

As the Government of Myanmar works towards achieving stability, durable peace and development across the country including Rakhine State, the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State was established with an aim to help create a peaceful, fair and prosperous future for the people living in the State. This report provides an update to the people of Myanmar regarding the progress of the implementation by the Committee, for the period of January to April 2018.

Economic and Social Development

22 Jun 2018 description

Sudan’s western Darfur region is home to nearly 10 million people and occupies a land mass which is about ten times the size of Belgium. For decades soils, forests, and water resources in this largely arid and conflict-affected region have been depleted at alarming rates.

Erratic rainfall patterns have led to dwindling water supplies. As agricultural yields have declined, farmers are obliged to cultivate larger plots. This has encroached on the land available for herders.

22 Jun 2018 description

OBJECTIVE

USAID/Colombia’s Public Opinion Activity (POA) conducts surveys in order to provide data and analysis on democratic governance in Colombia, which is used to inform USAID/Colombia programs, public policy formation, and advocacy. Implemented by the Universidad de Los Andes, POA will run from January 2016 – January 2021 with national coverage.

COMPONENTS

Surveying Attitudes Towards Democracy

22 Jun 2018 description

The Regional Governance Activity (RGA) works closely with Government of Colombia (GOC) counterparts at the national, departmental, and municipal level, and directly assists public officials in 40 conflict-affected municipalities to strengthen their capacity to serve their citizens. By improving the efficacy of the three levels of government, and in particular, sub-national governments in conflict-affected regions, RGA builds citizen trust and contributes to a durable and inclusive peace.

22 Jun 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/PAL/1410

22 JUNE 2018

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

COMMITTEE ON THE INALIENABLE RIGHTS OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly, will convene, with the support of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem from 26 to 28 June in Rabat, Morocco.

22 Jun 2018 description

Brussels, Friday, 22 June 2018 – UN Environment called for swift action on the root causes and impacts of our changing climate, during a meeting on the ongoing and new threats posed by climate change on global peace and security in Brussels today.

22 Jun 2018 description

The fate of Hodeida hangs in the balance as UAE-backed Yemeni forces poise for what will be a prolonged and destructive battle to expel Huthi rebels. A real but fleeting opportunity exists to avert catastrophe through a UN-mediated solution that safeguards all sides’ interests.

22 Jun 2018 description

La stratégie qui privilégie une option militaire disproportionnée à la frontière entre le Niger et le Mali fait peser un risque sur la région : celui de créer un nouveau foyer d’insurrection. C'est le constat que dresse l’International Crisis Group, qui fait une série de recommandations.