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Reports and Policy Documents

2024

  • 24 فبراير 2024

    Hargeisa – Two days a week, before dawn, when the streets of Hargeisa are still empty, and the tea sellers are only just starting to set up their stalls, a solitary figure rushes through the waking city. ...

  • 23 فبراير 2024
    A brief roundup of United Nations-related political and peacebuilding events and developments around the world. 

    Two years since the Russian invasion, "the war in Ukraine remains an open wound at the heart of Europe," Secretary-General tells Security Council

    On 23 February, the Security Council met to discuss the situation in Ukraine. Secretary-General António Guterres said that the Russian Federation's full-scale invasion violated both the United Nations Charter and international law. "Two years on—and a decade since Russia's attempted illegal annexation of Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol—the war in Ukraine remains an open wound at the heart of Europe," he said. He underlined that the people of Ukraine were suffering appallingly because of the war, with over ten and a half thousand civilians deaths, as well as the damage and destruction of hospitals, schools, health facilities and civilian infrastructure. Over fourteen and a half million people inside the country were in need of humanitarian assistance, he said, including lifesaving food, water, healthcare and shelter. "That must change," he stressed, and "attacks against humanitarians, and civilian infrastructure, must stop."

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    SRSG Laing stresses importance of "collective support" for progress in Somalia

    On 19 February, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Catriona Laing, briefed the Security Council the situation in that country. “Through our collective support, Somalia is demonstrating that a country can emerge from prolonged conflict to one that delivers for its people and acts as a force for good in the region,” Laing said. On the political front, she said that the 27 May 2023 National Consultative Council proposals on the proposed new electoral model continued to be debated. While there was broad public support for the transition to one-person, one-vote elections, the proposed timelines were too ambitious, she said, noting that the UN is working with the Ministry of Interior Federal Affairs and Reconciliation to develop a realistic plan. She went on to welcome Parliament’s recent approval of the procedural rules for constitutional changes, and stressed that “without an agreed constitution, Somalia remains vulnerable to perennial crises with no agreed rules of the game to enable resolution."

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    Special Coordinator Wennesland stresses urgent need for humanitarian ceasefire, release of hostages

    On 22 February, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, told the Council that after almost 140 days of war, there was no end in sight for those impacted by the horrors unleashed on 7 October, nor for the people in Gaza. Recalling his recent visit there, he said that “what I saw was shocking and unsustainable." He went on to underscore his concern over a possible full-scale Israeli military operation in the densely populated Rafah area, where some 1.4 million Palestinians are sheltering near the only point of entry for goods. “I cannot stress enough how urgently we need a deal that will bring about a humanitarian ceasefire and the release of hostages,” he stressed, urging all concerned — including Israeli authorities — to address the key impediments to the UN’s humanitarian response on the ground. 

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    UN Special Coordinator Wronecka meets with Israeli and Lebanese officials

    Ahead of her briefing to the Security Council in March on the implementation of Resolution 1701, Special Coordinator of the Secretary-General for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka met with Israeli officials in Tel Aviv and with Lebanese officials in Beirut (including Caretaker Foreign Minister of Lebanon, Abdallah Bou Habib, pictured left). In all her meetings, the Special Coordinator underlined the importance of de-escalation across the Blue Line, a return to a cessation of hostilities and the full implementation of Resolution 1701 to restore stability on both sides of the border. 

    SRSG Hennis-Plasschaert meets with senior Iraqi leaders, discusses political developments

    On 20 February, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, met in Baghdad with National Security Adviser Qassim Al-Araji. They discussed the current political and security developments in the country and the region.

    On 22 February, SRSG Hennis-Plasschaert met in Baghdad with former Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament and Head of the Taqaddam Party, Muhammad Al-Halbousi. They discussed the current political developments in the country.

     

    UNAMI meets with Kurdistan Regional Government on election issues

    On 20 February, the UNAMI Electoral team, led by the Principal Electoral Adviser, together with the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC), participated in a meeting with the Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) Presidency Office in Erbil during which the electoral operational timeline and other aspects of holding Kurdistan parliamentary elections were discussed.

    DSRSG Isaczai visits Ashti IDP camp in Sulaymaniyah

    During a visit to Ashti IDP Camp in Sulaymaniyah, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG)/Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ghulam Isaczai, interacted with camp residents, teachers and camp management on the Council of Minister’s decision to resolve the internally displaced persons file in Iraq.

    Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Peacebuilding Committee holds inaugural session

    The inaugural session of the Peacebuilding Committee in Bosnia and Herzegovina, chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmedin Konaković and the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina Ingrid Macdonald, was held in Sarajevo on 19 February. The Committee will guide the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund in Bosnia and Herzegovina, promoting broader coherence across reconciliation efforts, enhancing women's participation in decision-making, empowering young peacebuilders, and fostering social cohesion in local communities. This work will be done in collaboration with various institutions and civil society organizations across the country. The Committee members currently include the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations, ministers, high-level multilateral representatives, including the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the OSCE and Council of European in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and bilateral representatives.  

    SRSG Imnadze visits senior officials in the Kyrgyz Republic

    On 22 February, SRSG Kaha Imnadze visited the Kyrgyz Republic to meet with Vice-Speaker of Parliament Jamilya Isayeva, and First Deputy Foreign Minister Asein Isaev. He also met with representatives of the diplomatic community. The sides exchanged views on developments in the region and underlined continued positive trends in regional cooperation. The Kyrgyz counterparts welcomed The United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) activities to address transboundary water challenges and to reinforce regional counter-terrorism efforts. Particular attention was paid to the plans under the Women Leaders’ Caucus initiative, which is currently chaired by the Kyrgyz Republic, to involve more women in preventive diplomacy.

    SRSG Kaha Imnadze visits Kazakhstan, meets with senior officials

    This week, SRSG Imnadze visited Kazakhstan. During the visit, the SRSG held meetings with Murat Nurtleu, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs; Dania Espaeva, Deputy Chairperson of the Majilis (lower house of the Parliament), and Yerkin Tukumov, Director of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies, as well as members of the diplomatic community. The sides discussed plans and joint activities to be implemented during 2024, taking into consideration the current Kazakhstan’s Chairmanship in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and other regional platforms. Discussions particularly focused on possible efforts in the field of transboundary water management and the role of women in promoting peace and security in the region.  

    UN Mission accompanies the "Brigade for Life" in Mandé, Colombia

    Between 15 and 19 February, nearly 900 inhabitants of Mandé, in Urrao, Antioquia, among them former combatants and their families, received medical attention for three days during a "Brigade for Life," a peacebuilding initiative supported by the Colombian Air Patrol, ARN Colombia, the mayor's office, the municipality's hospital and the Verification Mission in Colombia. The "Brigade for Life" had seven doctors from the Colombian Air Patrol who carried out more than 900 treatments and delivered medicines and vitamins, a vaccination day and provided therapy for detected malaria cases.

    Demonstrations in memory of former combatants assassinated since the signing of the Peace Agreement  

    On 20 February, the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia accompanied former combatants and social organizations in Medellín, Bogotá, Pasto and Cali, in memory of the peace signatories and social leaders assassinated since the signing of the Final Peace Agreement. Special Representative of the Secretary-General Carlos Ruiz Massieu stressed that every death of a peace signatory is a tragedy for peace in Colombia. He also reiterated his condemnation of the more than 400 murders perpetrated since the signing of the Peace Agreement.

    Next Week

    On 27 February, the Security Council will hold a briefing on the Middle East.

  • 23 فبراير 2024

    The top UN aid official in Ukraine deplored new attacks on the cities of Odesa and Dnipro on Friday, as the full-scale Russian invasion of the country enters a third year. 

  • 23 فبراير 2024

    The UN Secretary-General addressed the Security Council on Friday, underscoring the fundamental need to honour the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as the full-scale invasion by Russia of the country marks its second anniversary.

  • 23 فبراير 2024

    UN General Assembly President Dennis Francis urged countries to stand with the people of Ukraine “in their quest for justice and peace” during a meeting on Friday to mark two years of Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country. 

  • 23 فبراير 2024

    The UN’s top human rights official on Friday made a strong call for accountability for serious violations committed by all parties in Gaza, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Israel.

  • 23 فبراير 2024

    The armed conflict in Sudan has resulted in thousands of civilians killed, millions displaced, property looted and children conscripted, as fighting has spread to more regions of the country since the conflict began last April, according to a wide-ranging report from the UN Human Rights Office released on Friday.

  • 23 فبراير 2024

    When the Russian occupation of Bucha in the early days of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine ended in March 2022, widespread destruction was revealed, and a UN commission concluded that war crimes had been committed against the civilian population. Two years on, life is returning to the town on Kyiv’s outskirts and nearby Irpin, which have been restored with UN support.

  • 23 فبراير 2024

    UN General Assembly President Dennis Francis urged countries to stand with the people of Ukraine “in their quest for justice and peace” during a meeting on Friday to mark two years of Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country. 

  • 23 فبراير 2024

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    A total of 30 civil society activists from across Yemen came together in Aden for discussions centered around the UN-led peace process and linkages to Yemeni peacebuilding...

  • 23 فبراير 2024

    UN STATEMENT | DELIVERED BY SRSG UNOAU Parfait Onanga-Anyanga | AUPSC MEETING ON THE PEACE, SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT NEXUS | 21 February 2024

  • 22 فبراير 2024

    BISHKEK, Kyrgyz Republic

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  • 22 فبراير 2024
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    The Security Council met on Thursday at UN Headquarters in New York on the situation in the Gaza Strip, wracked by months of unrelenting war and tensions spilling into the wider Middle East region, with no solutions on the horizon to stop the fighting.

  • 22 فبراير 2024

    Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, entering its third year, has exacted a “horrific human cost”, inflicting immense suffering on millions of civilians that will be felt “for generations”, UN human rights chief Volker Türk said on Thursday.

  • 22 فبراير 2024

    The UN agency serving Palestine refugees (UNRWA) has reached breaking point due to Israeli calls for its abolition and the associated funding freeze, just when it is needed most, said UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini.

  • 21 فبراير 2024
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    In a collective appeal, heads of UN humanitarian entities and global NGOs implored world leaders to help prevent further deterioration of the crisis in Gaza that has left tens of thousands of Palestinians – mostly women and children – dead.

  • 21 فبراير 2024

    The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on Wednesday urged greater support for the country’s efforts to build a professional national army, as part of a security overhaul, and stem the proliferation of deadly illicit weapons.

  • 21 فبراير 2024

    As the war in Ukraine nears the two-year mark since Russia’s full-scale invasion began, UN humanitarians reported on Wednesday that attacks along the frontline in the Donetsk region had disrupted clean water supplies in Kramatorsk City.

  • 21 فبراير 2024

    An “inhumane” health and humanitarian situation now prevails across Gaza with conditions continuing to deteriorate, the head of the UN World Health Organization warned on Wednesday.

  • 21 فبراير 2024

    ASTANA, Kazakhstan

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  • 20 فبراير 2024

    Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel, Leonardo Santos Simão, meets with president Macky Sall,...

  • 20 فبراير 2024

    In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), fighting between the M23 armed group and national forces has further compounded the dire humanitarian situation in the east, the head of the UN Mission in the country, MONUSCO, said on Tuesday. 

  • 20 فبراير 2024

    The Government of Papua New Guinea must effectively address escalating tribal violence, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday. 

  • 20 فبراير 2024

    The UN emergency food relief agency (WFP) warned that Gaza is “hanging by a thread”, calling for urgent access to allow it to reach the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians on the verge of famine.

  • 20 فبراير 2024

    The UN Security Council met again in emergency session in New York on Gaza Tuesday, where the United States vetoed a resolution put forward on behalf of Arab States by Algeria demanding “an immediate humanitarian ceasefire that must be respected by all parties”. 

  • 20 فبراير 2024

    Amid reports of a renewed escalation of hostilities in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN peacekeeping mission in the country has called on the M23 rebels to cease its offensive, the UN Spokesperson said on Monday as the Security Council prepares to meet on Tuesday at 3 PM New York time to discuss the situation.

  • 19 فبراير 2024

    On February 20, UNOAU organized the Annual Roundtable Discussion on the UN-AU Partnership, hosted at the UNECA. This year's discussions featured engaging sessions focusing on key aspects of...

  • 19 فبراير 2024

    A virtual meeting of representatives of UN entities covering Central Africa took place on 15 February 2024. Initiated by UNOCA, and moderated by its...

  • 19 فبراير 2024

    DOHA, QATAR - UN Secretary-General’s media stakeout in Doha, Qatar, following two-day meeting of special envoys on Afghanistan.

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  • 19 فبراير 2024

    Somalia remains resilient and strongly committed to state-building but more is needed to sustain the gains made in the fight against terrorist insurgency, the UN Special Representative in the country told the Security Council on Monday. 

  • 19 فبراير 2024

    An extension of Israel’s military operation in Rafah, where over a million internally displaced Palestinians have been forced to shelter, will have “dire humanitarian consequences”, the UN Senior Humanitarian Coordinator for Gaza said on Monday.

  • 19 فبراير 2024

    The UN Secretary-General on Monday highlighted the urgent need for an end to restrictions imposed by the Taliban de facto authorities on women and girls in Afghanistan.

  • 19 فبراير 2024

    At least 25 million people are struggling with soaring rates of hunger and malnutrition as the crisis arising from the war in Sudan sends shockwaves around the region, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Monday. 

  • 17 فبراير 2024
    A brief roundup of United Nations-related political and peacebuilding events and developments around the world. 

    Climate action can help fight hunger and prevent conflict, Secretary-General tells Council 

    On 13 February, the Security Council held an open debate on climate, conflict and food insecurity. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that, with the accelerating climate crisis and multiplying conflicts, over 330 million people around the globe had been affected by acute food insecurity in 2023. “A global food crisis is creating a hellscape of hunger and heartache for many of the world’s poorest people,” said Guterres. He also highlighted the connection between hunger and conflict: in Syria, almost 13 million people go to bed hungry every night after a decade of war and a deadly earthquake; in Myanmar, conflict and political instability have thrown progress towards ending hunger into reverse; in Gaza, no one has enough to eat — “of the 700,000 hungriest people in the world, four in five inhabit that tiny strip of land,” he said. 

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    Nearly two years after Russian invasion, UN remains committed to Ukraine’s sovereignty, says ASG Jenča 

    On 12 February, Assistant-Secretary General Miroslav Jenča  briefed the Council on the situation in Ukraine. Two years since the invasion by the Russian Federation, the United Nations remains fully committed to Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity, Jenča said. He went on to note that “the approaching anniversary of the invasion is not only an occasion to recount the horrors of the past two years, but also a reminder that the armed conflict in Ukraine did not begin on 24 February 2022, but has been ongoing in the country’s east since 2014.” He stressed that any peace processes must address the root causes of the conflict and include full, equal participation of women and youth and civil society voices.

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    Special Envoy: Regional de-escalation is critical for peace process in Yemen

    On 14 February, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen Hans Grundberg briefed the Council on recent developments. “What happens regionally impacts Yemen and what happens in Yemen can impact the region,” said Grundberg. He said that regional de-escalation was the key to bring the peace process in Yemen back on track. While the parties had committed to a nationwide ceasefire in late December 2023, and there had been relative calm along the front lines, “the locus of attention has since shifted”, he said. Amid tensions linked to the war in Gaza and the military escalation in the Red Sea, he underscored that it was imperative to protect political space and keep communication channels open.

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    SRSG Bathily underlines need for political settlement to gain peace and democracy in Libya

    On 15 February, the Special Representative for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Abdoulaye Bathily, briefed the Council on the situation in that country. Thirteen years since the 2011 revolution, “Libyans are still waiting to realize their aspirations for sustainable peace and democracy,” he said. Despite the finalization of the constitutional and legal framework for elections, he continued, key Libyan institutional stakeholders appeared unwilling to resolve the outstanding politically contested issues that would clear the path to elections. Bathily noted he continued to engage with the major players, but “none of them have made a decisive move from their initial position, with each continuing to articulate pre-conditions for their participation in the dialogue as a way to maintain the status quo, which … seems to suit them.” He urged Libya's leaders to “put their self-interests aside and come to the negotiating table in good faith, ready to discuss all contested issues. Reluctance to do so calls into question not only their commitment to the elections but to the unity and future of their country for which they should be held accountable.”

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    Security Council members visit reintegration projects in Colombia

    From 8 to 11 of February, Security Council members visited Colombia to listen to the voices of a diverse range of stakeholders involved in peacebuilding in Colombia, including State institutions, peace signatories and various sectors of civil society. The members visited Agua Bonita, a former TATR in Caquetá, to gain first-hand insight into the progress made, as well as the challenges of the reintegration of former combatants.Given the importance of the implementation of the Ethnic Chapter of the Peace Agreement in order to advocate for the Afro-Colombian and indigenous populations affected by the armed conflict, Council members met with ethnic authorities and leaders in Buenaventura, in the department of Valle del Cauca. They also met with groups of victims and youth committed to peacebuilding. 

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    UN in Iraq launches Joint Coordination Forum 

    On 13 and 15 February, the UN in Iraq launched separately its Joint Coordination Forum in Diyala and Anbar governorates. The initiative enhances coordination and collaboration in the respective governorates, and strengthens partnerships among local authorities, UN agencies, and NGOs. The Forum is an illustration of the UN's commitment to achieving durable solutions for displacement.

    Deputy Special Representative Isaczai meets with Iraqi officials to discuss displacement

    The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq/Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ghulam Isaczai, together with representatives from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), met on 14 February in Baghdad with Iraq’s Minister of Migration and Displacement, Evan Faiq Jabro. They discussed the recent government decision regarding solutions for internally displaced persons, emphasizing voluntary, informed, safe, and inclusive return through durable solutions pathways.  

    UN in Iraq launches the Diyala Joint Coordination Forum 

    On 13 February, the UN in Iraq launched the Diyala Joint Coordination Forum, led by the Governor of Diyala. This pivotal initiative enhances coordination and collaboration in the governorate, streamlining efforts to prevent duplication and overlapping, and strengthen partnerships among local authorities, UN agencies, and NGOs. Together, we are committed to tackling challenges, supporting development and achieving durable solutions for displacement in Diyala governorate.

    UNRCCA attends meeting of Group of Friends of Neutrality

    On 15 February 2024, SRSG Kaha Imnadze took part in the first meeting of the Heads of Parliaments of the countries of the Group of Friends of Neutrality. The meeting was chaired by the Chairperson of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, Dunyagozel Gulmanova, and attended by the heads and representatives of the parliaments of the member countries of the Group and inter-parliamentary organizations, including the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Inter Parliamentary Assembly of the member-states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). In his remarks, SRSG Imnadze commended the efforts of the Group of Friends of Neutrality in the steadfast promotion of the principle of neutrality, taking into consideration numerous security related challenges at the global and regional levels.

    Special Coordinator meets with Lebanese officials on Blue Line de-escalation 

    This week, the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Joanna Wronecka, continued her good offices efforts to shield Lebanon from a broader conflagration. The Special Coordinator held a round of meetings with Lebanese officials and stakeholders before expected meetings with Israeli officials next week. In Beirut, the Special Coordinator met with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati, the Lebanese Armed Forces Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun and representatives of Hizbullah. She underlined the importance of de-escalation, a return to the cessation of hostilities and the implementation of resolution 1701. The Special Coordinator also discussed with other Lebanese stakeholders, including Lebanese Forces party leader Samir Geagea, former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the Deputy Head of the Higher Shiite Council and other high-level authorities how to protect Lebanon during this period. 

    Mission in Colombia supports beekeeping projects for reintegration

    In Sucre, on Colombia's Caribbean coast, camouflaged uniforms and the sound of bullets have been replaced by beekeeping suits and the buzz of bees, thanks to the work of 80 people, including former combatants and victims of the conflict, who, with the support of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia and the National Apprenticeship Service (SENA), have created two beekeepers' associations that work together on their productive and reincorporation projects. Apías, in the municipality of Ovejas, has 64 members, 32 signatories and 32 women victims, and Asoagromon, in Colosó, has 16 members. After seven years and several training sessions, the UNVMC resumed its consultancy and accompaniment in Sucre this week to support its new project to achieve a beekeeping collection centre for high-quality medicinal honey and its commercialization process. 

    UNOAU supports African Union event on the right to equitable and inclusive quality education

    On 13 February 2024 the African Union (AU) held an event on education and the prevention of violence on the margins of the 37th Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government. The event was organized by the AU in collaboration with other entities, including the UN Office to the African Union (UNOAU) and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). It focused on ensuring the right to equitable and inclusive quality education to break and prevent cycles of violence in Africa.

    ASG Spehar participates in panel on private sector investments in peace at 60th Munich Security Conference

    This week, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support Elizabeth Spehar participated in the 60th Munich Security Conference. She engaged in several sessions, including 'The Dawn of a New Era? Resetting The African Peace and Security Architecture in a Changing World’, and discussions on the future of peacemaking. During a panel on ‘Unlocking Private Sector Investments in Peace’, ASG Spehar emphasized the need to expand public-private partnerships. The UN can play a key role in helping to de-risk new investments, and convene an array of partners while ensuring that investments are grounded in an understanding of local needs, risks, and opportunities for peace, she said.

    Next Week

    On 19 February, the Security Council will be briefed on the situation in Somalia. On 22 February, it will hold a meeting on the Middle East. On 23 February, it will hold a meeting on Ukraine.

  • 17 فبراير 2024

    On the 13th anniversary of the 17th February Revolution in Libya, I commend the unwavering spirit of resilience demonstrated by the Libyan people in their peaceful pursuit of change, democracy, peace, and stability....

  • 16 فبراير 2024

    Global governance in its present form is entrenching divisions and fuelling discontent, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told world leaders attending the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Friday.

  • 16 فبراير 2024

    The largest remaining hospital in southern Gaza is “barely functional”, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday amid reports of intense attacks by Israeli forces.

  • 15 فبراير 2024

    Madam President,

    In two days, Libya will mark the anniversary of the 17 February 2011 revolution. Thirteen years on, Libyans are still waiting to realize their aspirations for sustainable peace...

  • 15 فبراير 2024

    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan

    On 15 February 2024, SRSG Kaha Imnadze took part in the first meeting of the...

  • 15 فبراير 2024

    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan

    On 15 February, Kaha Imnadze, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Central Asia...

  • 15 فبراير 2024

    Twenty-one years ago in February, US Secretary of State Colin Powell held up a tiny blue-capped vial in the UN Security Council, claiming Iraq and President Saddam Hussein were producing weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).

  • 15 فبراير 2024

    International cooperation is vital to confront the multi-faceted challenges resulting from terrorism, the head of the UN Office dedicated to confronting the scourge worldwide said on Thursday, calling for decisive multilateral action.

  • 15 فبراير 2024

    In the battle to slow global warming, January was the hottest month on record according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Thursday.

  • 15 فبراير 2024

    An independent expert appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Thursday that Israel’s decision to ban her from entering the country is nothing new and must not distract from atrocities being committed in Gaza. 

  • 15 فبراير 2024

    Progress towards credible elections in Libya is impossible without an agreement between the key political players, the UN’s top envoy to the north African country said on Thursday.

  • 15 فبراير 2024

    Reconstruction and recovery in war-torn Ukraine is projected to cost $486 billion over the next decade, up from $411 billion estimated a year ago, a UN-backed study published on Thursday has revealed. 

  • 15 فبراير 2024

    UPDATED: Amid ongoing airstrikes targeting Gaza's southernmost city of Rafah and reports that Israeli forces have conducted a military operation inside the Nasser Hospital Complex, concerns over a potential ground invasion of the densely populated border city are escalating. 

  • 14 فبراير 2024

    Special Coordinator Wronecka meets caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati at the Grand Serail (12 02 24)

    The UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka...