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2021

  • 6 Mayo 2021

    The United Nations paused on Thursday to honour 336 personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2020: the highest number ever in a single year. 

  • 6 Mayo 2021

    "I am deeply concerned by the surge in tensions and violence in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.

    In the past few days alone, two Palestinians, including a woman and a child, were killed in separate incidents, by Israeli security forces (ISF) in the context of clashes or attacks. An Israeli was killed by a Palestinian...

  • 6 Mayo 2021

    UN Special Envoy Huang Xia (2nd from left) meets with President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania (right).

    Nairobi, 5 May 2021 - Huang...

  • 5 Mayo 2021

    The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Libya, and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ján Kubiš  met yesterday the Speaker of the House of Representatives Agila Saleh in Al-Qubba, to discuss recent political and security developments in Libya.During the meeting the Special Envoy briefed on key elements of UN Security Council Resolutions 2570 (2021) and 2571 (2021),  particularly in relation to the political...

  • 5 Mayo 2021

    There have been at least 158 reported attacks on medical personnel and facilities in Myanmar, with more than 139 doctors arrested and charged since the military coup in February, endangering not only vital health services but also the COVID-19 response, the UN Country Team (UNCT) there said on Wednesday.

  • 5 Mayo 2021

    Amman, 5 May 2021 - The UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths has concluded today a week-long round of meetings with Yemeni, regional and international interlocutors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Oman.

    Mr...

  • 5 Mayo 2021

    PULI KHUMRI – Youth representatives and local leaders from Baghlan province gathered in Puli Khumri earlier this year to discuss how the voices of Afghan’s youth on peace can best be heard both in their neighborhood and on a national level...

  • 5 Mayo 2021

    SRSG Lyons at the World Press Freedom Day 2021 ceremony

    3 May 2021 - KABUL- The following is a transcript of the closing remarks of the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, at the...

  • 4 Mayo 2021

    TRIPOLI, 4 May 2021 - Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Ján Kubiš transmitted today to the...

  • 3 Mayo 2021

    Tripoli, 3 May 2021 - Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Ján Kubiš continued his meetings with Libyan...

  • 3 Mayo 2021

    Mogadishu – How can Somali journalists help in the fight against COVID-19? What role can they play in keeping individuals and communities safer? A two-day online...

  • 3 Mayo 2021

    Mogadishu – How can Somali journalists help in the fight against COVID-19? What role can they play in keeping individuals and communities safer? A two-day online training...

  • 3 Mayo 2021

    New York, 3 May 2021

    The global challenges we have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic underline the critical role of reliable, verified and universally accessible information in saving lives and building strong, resilient societies.

    During the pandemic, and in other crises including the climate emergency, journalists and media workers help us navigate a fast-changing...

  • 3 Mayo 2021

    KABUL - World Press Freedom Day was marked in Kabul today with UN envoy Deborah Lyons joining Afghan reporters, media safety committees and senior government officials in...

  • 3 Mayo 2021

    Out now! Season 2 | Episode 1 | She Stands For Peace | Click here: https://unoau.unmissions.org/podcast-series-she-...

  • 3 Mayo 2021

    Mogadishu – On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia, James Swan,  reaffirmed the importance of this annual celebration, as it provides an opportunity to...

  • 3 Mayo 2021

    Joint statement of the missions in Afghanistan of Australia, Canada, Denmark, EU Delegation, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, USA and...

  • 2 Mayo 2021

    The United Nations Secretary-General on Saturday welcomed the decision by the Lower House of Somalia’s Federal Parliament to nullify a special law and to return to the 17 September Electoral Agreement that will allow for indirect presidential and parliamentary elections.

  • 2 Mayo 2021

    The United Nations strongly condemned Friday’s suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan, in which at least 21 persons were killed and over 100, including women and children, wounded. 

  • 30 Abr 2021

    This Week in DPPA is a brief roundup of political and peacebuilding events and developments at UNHQ and around the world. 

     
    Cyprus talks in Geneva

    Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo joined Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for the informal 5+1 meeting on the Cyprus issue from 27 to 29 April in Geneva.

    Commenting on the outcome on Twitter, the Under-Secretary-General said the UN’s efforts to bring Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots together in search for sufficient common ground to allow for formal talks would continue..

    Transcript of the Secretary-General’s media encounter after the discussions here

     
    ASG Jenča speaks at SDG-16 conference

    Assistant Secretary-General Miroslav Jenča participated on 28 April in a virtual panel on “Enhancing Resilience to Shocks and Crises: Lessons-Learned From the Pandemic” at the SDG-16 conference co-organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the Government of Italy. Assistant Secretary-General Jenča spoke about drivers of conflict that have been exacerbated by the pandemic, and highlighted DPPA’s efforts to build resilience, strengthen social cohesion and promote more peaceful, just and inclusive societies to ward off violent conflict. 

    More information on the Conference here

    Security Council

    Onanga-Anyanga briefs Council on progress achieved since the Juba Peace Agreement

    The Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, told the Security Council on 26 April about the progress that has been achieved on resolving the conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. “Juba has continued to provide support and, in most cases, mediate between Sudan and its remaining armed movements with the aim of reaching a comprehensive peace agreement that can help end Sudan’s multiple armed conflicts”, he said, adding that “to the extent possible, progress achieved so far on resolving the conflict in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states, and the improvement of bilateral relations between Sudan and South Sudan, should be shielded from risks of deterioration of the regional environment.”

    Full briefing to the Security Council here

     
    Pedersen stresses the fundamental importance of full, sustained and unimpeded humanitarian access

    Geir Pedersen, Special Envoy for Syria, briefed the Security Council on 28 April with concerns over the recent escalation in north-western Syria, including strikes on an UN-supported hospital in western Aleppo, and on the Syrian-Turkish border where UN cross-border humanitarian deliveries take place. He warned that, despite more than a year of relative calm by Syrian standards, this month was a reminder of the potential for the situation to further disintegrate or rapidly deteriorate. He further stressed that “if this highly internationalized conflict is to move towards resolution, we need a more constructive and comprehensive international diplomacy on Syria to try to unlock progress step for step.”

    Full briefing to the Security Council here

    Libya

    Kubiš continues local and international engagement on the Libyan peace process

    Special Envoy Ján Kubiš briefed the Security Council members on 28 April for an informal Interactive Dialogue (IID) on Libya together with UNSMIL Coordinator Raisedon Zenenga. Over the past week, he met with Libyan interlocutors and officials, including the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, to advance the implementation of the Ceasefire Agreement and the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) Roadmap, leading up to the holding of national elections on 24 December 2021. He was received on 27 April by the Joint Military Commission at its Headquarters in Sirte. They discussed how to advance the full implementation of the Ceasefire Agreement signed in Geneva on 23 October 2020.

    Read more here

    Colombia

    Former combatants committed to reconciliation in Tolima

    the UN Verification Mission supported a field activity on 24 April to identify possible unexploded ordnance sites on a farm in Tolima, south-central Colombia, an area once dominated by the former FARC-EP guerrillas. The activity was part of a humanitarian de-mining project, in which 14 former combatants participated with leaders representing the Pijao indigenous community and the owner of the farm where the activity took place. The activity demonstrates the commitment of the former combatants to the Peace Agreement and the Colombian people's willingness to reconcile. This exercise was financed with DPPA extra-budgetary funds.

    Horn of Africa

    Horn of Africa envoy holds biannual meeting on regional prevention

    The Office of the Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa (OSE-HoA) convened on 28 April the Biannual Meeting on Implementation of the Comprehensive Regional Prevention Strategy for the Horn of Africa. The five-year strategy (2019-2023) aims to encourage action and coherence within the Secretariat and among agencies, funds and programmes working in the Horn of Africa. It also seeks to galvanize consensus on how the UN can contribute to a prosperous, stable and peaceful region. Chaired by Special Envoy Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, the event was held virtually and attended by over 50 participants from across various agencies, funds and programmes and Resident Coordinator Offices. Participants provided an update on the implementation of the Strategy and reflected on the way forward. Ahead of the plenary meeting, three parallel thematic breakout sessions were held on 27 April, allowing for in-depth brainstorming on issues related to the implementation of the Strategy.

    Iraq

    Human Rights Office visits Thi Qar Governorate

    On 27 April, a delegation led by Danielle Bell, Chief of UNAMI Human Rights Office, visited Nasiriyah in Thi Qar Governorate. During the visit, she met with the newly appointed Governorh, Ahmad Ghani Al-Khafaji, and held separate meetings with the Commander of Sumer Operations Command, the Thi Qar Chief of Police, the Chief Judge of the Nasiriyah Court of Appeal, the head of the IHCHR-Thi Qar, as well as with a group of activists and human rights defenders. During these meetings, she discussed the current human rights situation in NasiriyaUh, focusing on the measures being taken by the authorities to provide accountability and redress for demonstrations-related human rights violations and to ensure the right to freedom of assembly and expression is fully protected.

    Yemen

    Special Envoy concludes his trip to Egypt

    Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy for Yemen, concluded a two-day visit to Egypt on 26 April. He met with the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Same eh Shoukry, and the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmad Abu Al Gheit, as well as a number of representatives of Yemeni political parties, tribal sheikhs, women, civil society and journalists. He briefed the Egyptian Foreign Minister and the Secretary-General of the Arab League on ongoing efforts to reach a ceasefire in Yemen, alleviate the humanitarian situation and revive an inclusive political process to resolve the conflict. In his meetings with representatives of Yemeni civil society, women, political parties and journalists, he stressed the need for the attack on Marib to stop and warned of the dire humanitarian consequences of its continuation, as well as the risks to the prospects of the peace process. He also met virtually with the Yemeni Speaker of Parliament, Sultan Barakani.

    Read more here

    Central Asia

    UNRCCA moderates international conference on disarmament

    On 27 April, the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) moderated the international conference “Ensuring peace, stability and security: strengthening international and regional cooperation in the field of disarmament”, which was organized by the Government of Turkmenistan and the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). Senior officials representing relevant UN entities, and other international and regional organizations, as well as Member States, took part in the conference. The conference also included a youth segment withUNRCCA Preventive Diplomacy Academy graduates, Young Turkmen Sustainable Development Goal Ambassadors and CTBTO Youth Group representatives.

    Read more here

    Next Week

    China will take over the presidency of the Security Council for the month of May.

     

     

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  • 30 Abr 2021

    TOBRUK, 30 April 2021 - Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Ján Kubiš met yesterday in Tobruk with...

  • 30 Abr 2021

    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan

    On 30 April, SRSG Natalia Gherman held telephone conversations with H.E. Ruslan...

  • 30 Abr 2021

    New York, 30 April 2021

    Ten years ago, we launched the very first International Jazz Day in the United Nations General Assembly Hall at the initiative of UNESCO and the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz.

    With every passing year, this has been a joyous celebration -- not only of music, but also of freedom, diversity and human dignity.

    ...
  • 30 Abr 2021

    I take note of the Palestinian leadership decision to postpone Legislative Council elections scheduled for May 22. I fully understand the disappointment of the many Palestinians who have so clearly expressed a desire to exercise their democratic rights after nearly 16 years without elections.

    Recognizing widespread international support, I encourage Palestinians to continue on the...

  • 30 Abr 2021

    The turmoil following the military coup in Myanmar, coupled with the impact of COVID-19 could result in up to 25 million people – nearly half of the country’s population, living in poverty by early next year, a United Nations report said on Friday. 

  • 29 Abr 2021

    A “complex and unpredictable security situation” in Tigray continues to impede the delivery of life-saving assistance to Ethiopia’s northern region, the Deputy UN Spokesperson told journalists on Thursday.   

  • 29 Abr 2021

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres pledged on Thursday that he would continue to represent the interests of all Cypriots in future talks on the divided Mediterranean island, as an informal effort to break the impasse ended, without finding common ground.  

  • 28 Abr 2021

    Increasing the participation of uniformed women in peace operations is a “key priority” for the United Nations, the head of peacekeeping told a High-Level Launch Event on Wednesday.

  • 28 Abr 2021

    Tripoli, 28 April 2021 - Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Ján Kubiš arrived in Libya on Monday 26 April to meet Libyan interlocutors and officials with the aim to advance the implementation of the Ceasefire Agreement and the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) Roadmap leading up to the holding of national elections on 24 December 2021.

    Special Envoy Kubiš held today a series of meetings with...

  • 28 Abr 2021

    In addition to the challenges that all Syrians have faced during a 10-year conflict, women have experienced sexual and gender-based violence, early and forced marriage and trafficking, the country’s UN envoy told the Security Council on Wednesday. 

  • 28 Abr 2021

    Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Ján Kubiš was received yesterday by the Joint Military Commission (JMC) at its Headquarters in Sirte.

    Special Envoy Kubiš expressed his high appreciation to the JMC for their work together guided by patriotic spirit and the national interest of Libya. He briefed the JMC on key elements of the recently adopted...

  • 28 Abr 2021

    Child displacement in the Central African Republic (CAR) has now reached its highest level since 2014, according to the latest estimates from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), warning of the mounting risks children face.

  • 28 Abr 2021

    UN Clarifies UN Recruitment Channels

    28 April 2021

    Beirut, Lebanon

     

    It has come to the attention of the United Nations (UN) that some individuals in Lebanon may be impersonating UN staff members and...

  • 28 Abr 2021

    Fresh clashes between Myanmar security forces and regional armed groups have displaced thousands across the country, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday.

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    Emergency | FAO in Somalia continues to find innovative ways to...

  • 27 Abr 2021

    Tuesday, 27 April 2021 - With the aim to advance the implementation of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) Roadmap leading up to the holding of national elections on 24 December 2021, and the full implementation of the Ceasefire Agreement Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Ján Kubiš, accompanied by Assistant Secretary-General/UNSMIL Coordinator Raisedon Zenenga,  held a...

  • 27 Abr 2021

    Ensuring warring parties respect international humanitarian law is the first step towards protecting civilians and critical infrastructure during conflict, the UN’s top aid official told the Security Council on Tuesday. 

  • 27 Abr 2021

    The leader of Myanmar’s ‘Tatmadaw’ military has been urged to publicly commit to honoring the fundamental right to freedom of expression for those protesting the generals’ February coup. 

  • 27 Abr 2021

    The UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) issued a statement on Tuesday, alongside international partners, strongly condemning an outbreak of violence in the capital Mogadishu and urging all sides to “exercise maximum restraint, resume dialogue, and avoid unilateral actions that may lead to a further escalation”.  

  • 27 Abr 2021

    A fresh United Nations-led bid to seek to resolve decades of tensions in Cyprus began in Geneva on Tuesday, with Secretary-General António Guterres “realistic” about the chances of making progress, his Spokesperson said.

  • 27 Abr 2021

    In spite of the challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Abyei with other agencies, continue to provide vital protection, humanitarian and recovery assistance to vulnerable populations, senior UN officials told the Security Council on Monday.

  • 27 Abr 2021

    Courtesy of Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Amman, 27 April 2021 - The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, concluded yesterday, 26 April, a two-day visit to Egypt, during...

  • 27 Abr 2021

    Mogadishu – International partners* strongly condemn the outbreak of violence in Mogadishu on 25 April. We have repeatedly warned that the extension of mandates would lead to a political crisis and undermine peace,...

  • 27 Abr 2021

    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan

    On 27 April, UNRCCA moderated the international conference “Ensuring peace, stability and security...

  • 26 Abr 2021

    A recent spike in inter-community violence in the eastern province of Ituri in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is worsening the plight of children there, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Monday, urging greater international support. 

  • 26 Abr 2021

    New York - The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the recent armed clashes in Mogadishu. He reiterates his call for all Somali stakeholders to refrain from...

  • 26 Abr 2021

    New York, 26 April 2021

    Today we mark the thirty fifth anniversary of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on 26 April 1986 – one of the most serious nuclear accidents in history.

    Hundreds of thousands of people were affected by radiation. Some 350,000 people were forced to leave their homes in severely contaminated areas, with a deeply traumatic and lasting impact on...

  • 26 Abr 2021

    New York - The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the recent armed clashes in Mogadishu. He reiterates his call for all Somali stakeholders to refrain from...

  • 24 Abr 2021

    24 April 2021 - Special Envoy of Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ján Kubiš visited France on 23- 24 April.

    The situation in Libya, also in light of latest development in the region were the focus of discussions between the Special Envoy and with the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian. They both stressed the importance to expedite the implementation of the ceasefire agreement and the full withdrawal...

  • 24 Abr 2021

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

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