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Reports and Policy Documents

2020

  • 23 Nov 2020

    Madam President, Distinguished Members of the Council,

    Thank you for the opportunity again to update you on the situation in Somalia.

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  • 23 Nov 2020

    GENEVA - The following is a transcript of the opening remarks of the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, at the Afghanistan 2020 Conference Side...

  • 23 Nov 2020

    GENEVA - The following is a transcript of the opening remarks of the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, at the High Level Event on Regional Cooperation

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  • 21 Nov 2020

    KABUL, 22 November - The Afghanistan 2020 Conference will be webcast live on http://webtv.un.org...

  • 21 Nov 2020

    The UN Secretary-General has condemned rocket attacks in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, on Saturday which killed at least eight civilians and wounded many more.

  • 21 Nov 2020

    NEW YORK - The Secretary-General condemns the rocket attacks in Kabul today which resulted in the death and injury of many civilians. He expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy...

  • 21 Nov 2020

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the African Union’s (AU) appointment of three high-level envoys to help resolve the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, calling it an "initiative for peace.”

  • 21 Nov 2020

    KABUL - The following is a transcript of the remarks delivered by the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, at the ARRIA meeting on Afghanistan.

     

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  • 21 Nov 2020

    In the West African country of Sierra Leone, the UN is supporting a government programme, training women and men to take on leadership roles in areas such as peacebuilding, with the aim of promoting peace and non-violence.

  • 20 Nov 2020



    14 - 20 November 2020

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

    Security Council 

    Mladenov: The international community must act swiftly to provide the necessary resources for UNRWA
    Special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov on 18 November updated the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East. “We meet today as Palestinians and Israelis continue their efforts to prevent and control the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus. After weeks of declining numbers, however, active cases are again on the rise,” he said. The Special Coordinator was particularly worried about the situation for Palestinian refugees, urging the international community to “act swiftly and provide the necessary resources for UNRWA to continue delivering its vital services, helping prevent serious risks to stability that the region simply cannot afford.”
    Read his full remarks here

    Read more in UN News


    Williams: “Libyans are coming together for the sake of Libya”
    Acting Special Representative Stephanie Williams on 19 November briefed the Council on the situation in Libya. “After many years of oppression, division, chaos, misery and conflict, Libyans are coming together for the sake of Libya, for the sake of their children and grandchildren, to chart a Libyan vision for the way forward that has the opportunity to preserve the country’s unity and reassert its sovereignty,” she said, speaking about the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF). "Libyans deserve, if not the support, then at least the non-interference of the main international actors as they seek to forge a sovereign political path forward for future Libyan generations,” Ms. Williams concluded.
    Read her full remarks here
    Read more in UN News


    Djibouti

    Special Envoy visits Djibouti
    Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, travelled to Djibouti from 11 to 15 November. He met with the President of Djibouti, the Executive Secretary of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) as well as members of the diplomatic community, including representatives from the EU, US, France, Germany and Japan. During his engagements, the Special Envoy briefed on and discussed political developments in the Horn of Africa region. The Special Envoy is mandated to supporting IGAD, in line with the framework for cooperation between the UN and IGAD signed in Djibouti on 17 November 2015, in promoting peace and security in the Horn of Africa. This primarily involves enhancing sub-regional capacities for conflict prevention and mediation and addressing cross-cutting issues. In this context, during the Special Envoy’s meeting with the Executive Secretary, the two discussed progress in the implementation of the UN-IGAD framework for cooperation.


    Libya

    Conclusion of the first round of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF)
    The first round of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) concluded in Tunis on 15 November. The talks took place on the basis of the mandate of Security Council Resolution 2510 (2020), which endorsed the conclusions of the Berlin Conference on Libya held on 19 January 2020. Acting Special Representative Stephanie Williams thanked the 75 Libyan personalities who form the LPDF for their national spirit and their expressed desire to forge an inclusive solution to the longstanding Libyan crisis. The women participating in the Dialogue Forum issued a statement  where they declared their adherence to a number of principles and recommendations, including that the representation of women should be no less than 30%.
    Read more here

     

    Republic of the Congo

    Special Representative visits Congo 
    François Louncény Fall, Special Representative and Head of UNOCA, visited the Republic of the Congo this week. On 18 November, he met with President Denis Sassou Nguesso, with whom he discussed the political and socio-economic context in the country before the 2021 presidential election. They also discussed the situation in Central Africa, as Mr. Sassou Nguesso is about to assume the presidency of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC).


    Afghanistan

    Meeting on the Afghan Peace Negotiations 
    Afghan Peace Negotiations represent a historic milestone and offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring the conflict to an end, said participants at a gathering to discuss peace in the northeastern city of Faizabad on 16 November. Organized by the Provincial Peace and Mediation Network with support from UNAMA, more than 40 participants --mostly religious leaders from the provincial capital and surrounding districts—voiced their backing to the peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban taking place in Qatar. They called on both parties to find common ground and explore all options to reach a workable political solution in the interest of all Afghans.
    Read more here


    Radio listeners make case for women’s inclusion in peace talks
    Listeners to a series of radio programmes in the country’s east, responded by making a strong case for women’s participation and inclusion in the Afghan Peace Negotiations. Across Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman and Nuristan provinces listeners responded on social media to the UNAMA-backed shows, arguing that peace negotiations that exclude women and ignore their voices are likely to fail.
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    Iraq

    Special Representative meets with President and Prime Minister
    Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Special Representative and Head of UNAMI, was received in Baghdad by the President of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Barham Salih, on 14 November. They discussed the political and security situation in the country, notably preparations for the upcoming early elections and the fight against remaining ISIL cells. On 15 November, Ms. Hennis-Plasschaert met with Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, with whom she discussed the current political and humanitarian situation in the country, with special emphasis on the preparations for the upcoming early elections.




    Colombia
    Tree-planting in Quibdó
    Former FARC-EP combatants and community representatives participated in a tree-planting activity on 18 November sponsored by the UN Verification Mission in Colombia and the UN Development Programme. One hundred trees donated by the Autonomous Regional Corporation for the Sustainable Development of Chocó (CODECHOCO) were planted in Quibdó, Chocó, western Colombia, to protect water sources on plots of land destined for a collective fish reintegration project. More trees will be planted in the coming months. The Agency for Reintegration and Normalization (ARN) and the National Learning Service (SENA) also participated in the event.




    Mediation Support

    New report on challenges and opportunities to local mediation
    DPPA’s Mediation Support Unit launched on 17 November a new report on UN support to local mediation and approaches. The report summarizes early insights emerging from this line of work and discusses opportunities and challenges presented by the UN’s engagement at the local level, as well as its strategic relevance to the Organization’s peacemaking efforts.
    Read more here


    Peacebuilding
    Interview with the Resident Coordinator in Papua New Guinea
    In “Building Peace during the Pandemic” this week, Gianluca Rampolla, the UN Resident Coordinator in Papua New Guinea spoke with Marc-André Franche, Chief, Financing for Peacebuilding, Peacebuilding Support Office, about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on UN efforts to build peace in the country. Mr. Rampolla explained the effects of the global slowdown and the restrictions put in place to control the spread of the virus on the country’s economy and people’s livelihoods. The UN was at the forefront with its assistance to the Government on the mitigation of the pandemic and made sure the most vulnerable and at risk populations continue to receive essential services, he said.
    Watch here
     


    Annual meeting between the Peacebuilding Commission and ECOSOC
    The annual United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) joint meeting was organized on 19 November under the theme “Fostering global solidarity and conflict-sensitive responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic impacts”. Member States welcomed the initiative, which they said was a clear demonstration of cross-pillar collaboration. In addition to the opening remarks by the ECOSOC President, PBC Chair and Security Council President, the Deputy Secretary-General delivered a recorded message and was represented by Robert Piper, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Development Coordination. Member States stressed the need for nationally led, inclusive and conflict-sensitive responses to the pandemic, based on the principle global solidarity. They called for enhanced multilateralism, protection of human rights and sustained financing for peacebuilding, including through additional contributions to the Peacebuilding Fund. The also highlighted the importance of getting back on track with the decade of action and achievement of the SDGs. Member States reiterated their support to the Secretary-General’s appeal for a global ceasefire and repositioned UN system’s efforts guided by the UN framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19.
    Read more here


    Next Week

    Security Council
    Special Representative James Swan will update the UN Security Council on the situation in Somalia on 23 November; on 24 November, Special Representative Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert will brief in the situation in Iraq; Syria Envoy Geir Pedersen will update the Council on the situation in the country on 25 November.
    Updated programme of work

     

    The Work of Peace

    Virtual exhibit
    Remember to check out our virtual exhibit: The Work of Peace. It highlights the UN’s key role in preventive diplomacy, good offices, mediation and elections over the past 75 years, and looks ahead at what the future may hold for this work.
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  • 20 Nov 2020

     

    The Museum Casa de la Memoria was the stage for the commemoration of the International Day of Peace in this city, where the Mothers of La Candelaria, Farc's former women combatants, and the music of Ekhymosis were the...
  • 20 Nov 2020

    Yemen is in “imminent danger of the worst famine the world has seen for decades”, the UN chief warned in a statement released on Friday, calling for urgent action on the part of the international community to “stave off catastrophe”.

  • 20 Nov 2020

    UN Photo / Mark Garten

    Yemen is now in imminent danger of the worst famine the world has seen for decades. In the absence of immediate action, millions of lives may be lost. 

    This arises from the combination of a...

  • 20 Nov 2020

    Within the preliminary consultative track of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya held, during the month of October, four consultative sessions through...

  • 20 Nov 2020

    Presentation of the Togolese respirator prototype at the University of...

  • 20 Nov 2020

    New York, 20 November 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis hit African economies well before the pandemic spread across the continent, with falling demand for African...

  • 20 Nov 2020
  • 20 Nov 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has not only exacted a terrible toll on human lives, health and economies, it has also exacerbated existing conflicts, a UN forum heard on Thursday, with top officials urging global solidarity in the fight against COVID-19.

  • 20 Nov 2020

    We are delighted to introduce the Central Asian Water Yearbook which features key water related events and developments in Central Asia and beyond. The Yearbook seeks to ease access to key events of the year for...

  • 19 Nov 2020

    In a briefing to journalists on Thursday, a senior UN humanitarian official in Sudan recounted moving testimony from refugees who are crossing the border from Ethiopia in their thousands, fleeing fighting in Tigray province.

  • 19 Nov 2020

    Women in the process of reintegration and Emberá indigenous women during meetings for reconciliation and empowerment organized by the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. Photo: Camille Risler /UNVMC

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  • 19 Nov 2020

    Following years of political instability and conflict, Libya is making substantial progress on the path to peace, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Thursday. 

  • 19 Nov 2020

     

    Madam President, Ambassador King (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), Excellencies,

     

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  • 19 Nov 2020

    Refugee resettlement numbers will be at a “record low” this year, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday, with only  15,425 people resettled in the first nine months of 2020, compared to more than 50,000 in 2019. 

  • 19 Nov 2020

    Mogadishu – Somalia’s international partners (see list below) have closely followed the establishment of the second Hirshabelle State regional assembly, the recent presidential...

  • 18 Nov 2020

    JALALABAD – Listeners to a series of radio programmes in the country’s east, responded by making a strong case for women’s participation and inclusion in the Afghan Peace Negotiations.

    Across Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman...

  • 18 Nov 2020

    New York, 19 November 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of the importance of sanitation, safe water and handwashing facilities to stop the spread of infectious diseases. Everyone should have access to hygienic, safe, sustainable sanitation. That is the only way to ensure health for all.

    But around the world today, 4.2 billion people are without safe...

  • 18 Nov 2020

    New York, 19 November 2020

    Dear Colleagues,

    Welcome to this very important discussion on racism in the workplace.

    I want to thank Dr. Kanem and our distinguished panel members who bring impressive expertise to this difficult issue.

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  • 18 Nov 2020

    New-York, 19 November 2020

    Dear Colleagues,

    Welcome to this very important discussion on racism in the workplace.

    I want to thank Dr. Kanem and our distinguished panel members who bring impressive expertise to this difficult issue.

    Racism is a persistent scourge of our world.

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  • 18 Nov 2020

    With COVID-19 cases on the rise in the Middle East following weeks of decline, the top UN official in the region has welcomed the Palestinian Authority’s decision to resume coordination with Israel. 

  • 18 Nov 2020

    A pilot initiative is being carried out in the mountains of Cauca in Southeast Colombia which will allow people in remote areas to connect with the world. Amid the current pandemic, former FARC-EP...

  • 18 Nov 2020

    Madame President,

    Members of the Security Council,

    Allow me first to extend my deepest condolences for their profound loss to the family of former Palestinian Chief Negotiator and Secretary General of the PLO, Dr. Saeb Erekat, to the Palestinian Government and to the Palestinian people.

    Saeb, as we all know, dedicated his life to the peaceful...

  • 18 Nov 2020

    Over 1,000 people have been killed and more than 400 abducted in the past six months in intercommunal violence in South Sudan, amid fears that tensions may worsen with the onset of the dry season, the UN envoy for the country has said. 

  • 17 Nov 2020

    A “full-scale humanitarian crisis” is unfolding as thousands of refugees flee ongoing fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region each day to seek safety in eastern Sudan, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported on Tuesday. 

  • 17 Nov 2020

    Highlighting the importance of the UN Security Council to address peace and security challenges in an increasingly complex world, the President of the General Assembly has called on ambassadors to drive through “true reforms”, to make the body more effective. 

  • 16 Nov 2020

    BREIGA, 16 November 2020 - Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Stephanie Williams today attended a meeting hosted by Sirte Oil Company in Marsa Brega,...

  • 16 Nov 2020

    “Hunger is an outrage in a world of plenty”, the UN chief told the governing body of the Organization’s food agency on Monday, highlighting the important role of food security in cementing peace. 
     

  • 16 Nov 2020

    TUNIS – 16 November 2020 - Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (ASRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission (...

  • 16 Nov 2020

    It will take a variety of different actors to confront and deal with the “daunting challenges” in the Sahel region, the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council on Monday.  

  • 16 Nov 2020

    I am very concerned by the decision of the Israeli authorities yesterday to open the bidding process for the construction of Givat Hamatos.

    If built, it would further consolidate a ring of settlements between Jerusalem and Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. It would significantly damage prospects for a future contiguous Palestinian State and for achieving a negotiated two-State solution based on the 1967 lines,...

  • 16 Nov 2020

    FAIZABAD – Afghan Peace Negotiations represent a historic milestone and offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring the conflict to an end, said participants at a gathering to discuss peace in the...

  • 15 Nov 2020

    Believing in the importance of the role of women as a real national partner in promoting peace, peaceful dialogue, and rebuilding the state on the foundations of...

  • 14 Nov 2020

    Shots from the meetings on the sixth day of the UNSMIL-facilitated Libyan Political Dialogue Forum on 14 November 2020 in Tunis.

     

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  • 14 Nov 2020

    New York, 15 November 2020

    Road traffic collisions are a major health and development concern.  Some 3700 fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, friends and colleagues are lost on the world’s roads every day.  Road traffic incidents are the leading cause of death for children and young adults between 5 and 29 years old, and ninety percent of victims live in low- and middle-income...

  • 14 Nov 2020

    National elections in Libya will take place on 24 December 2021, Stephanie Williams, the head of the UN mission in the country, announced on Friday during a virtual press conference.

  • 13 Nov 2020

    The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed on Friday has been strongly advocating for the greater participation of women and youth in Mali’s ongoing transition towards a durable peace, and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as she continues her solidarity visit to West Africa and the Sahel.

  • 13 Nov 2020

    The UN chief has expressed “grave concern” at the possible consequences which could arise from an operation reportedly launched by the Moroccan Government on the southern border of Western Sahara, in response to a reported highway blockade by supporters of the pro-independence Frente POLISARIO.

  • 13 Nov 2020


    7 - 13 November 2020

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

    Security Council 

    Griffiths concerned by spikes of violence in Yemen
    Yemen Envoy Martin Griffiths on 11 November updated the Security Council on the situation in the country. Mr. Griffiths told the Council that he is deeply concerned by spikes in violence, particularly in Marib and Taiz, and by recent escalation in attacks on Saudi territory. He also emphasized the need for the Riyadh Agreement to work, “for the sake of the Yemeni people.”

    Read his full remarks here
    Read more in UN News

     

    Central Asia

    Meeting with experts on water and energy cooperation
    UNRCCA on 10 November organized an online meeting with national experts on water and energy cooperation. Representatives from relevant ministries and agencies of the Central Asian countries and Afghanistan, as well as independent experts, attended the event. Special Representative  Natalia Gherman made a welcome statement at the beginning of the event.
    Read more here

    Joint statement of intent between the Government of Kyrgyzstan and the UN
    The purpose of the statement, issued on 13 November, was to reaffirm the support of the UN to the people of Kyrgyzstan during the current challenges to peace, stability and development, and supporting the path to sustainable, inclusive and long-term recovery from the deteriorating socioeconomic situation and devastating consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the United Nations resolve to cooperate closely in addressing these challenges.
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    Iraq

    Meeting on internally displaced persons (IDPs)
    Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Special Representative and Head of UNAMI, accompanied by Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano, Deputy Special Representative and Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator, on 9 November met with the Minister of Displacement and Migration, Evan Faik Jabro, and the Minister of Planning, Dr. Khalid Batal Najim in Baghdad. They discussed the humanitarian situation in the country and the ongoing activities by the Government to close the camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs). Ms. Hennis-Plasschaert stated that the UN supports IDP returns that are safe, dignified, voluntary and sustainable. The UN maintains its mandate to coordinate with the Government on issues of humanitarian assistance and is working to ensure that IDPs who have left camps and are returning home have access to necessary support while en route and upon arrival.


    Cameroon

    Special Representative visits Cameroon
    François Louncény Fall, Special Representative and Head of UNOCA, on 2 November, began an official visit to Cameroon. In Yaounde, he was received by the Minister of External Relations, Mr. Lejeune Mbella Mbella. They discussed the latest developments in the country and in Central Africa. 

     

    Libya

    Start of Libyan Political Dialogue Forum
    The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) kicked off on 9 November, under the auspices of the UN, in Tunis. H.E. Kais Saied, President of Tunisia, and Acting Special Representative Stephanie Williams, welcomed the 75 Libyan women and men participating in the LPDF, representing the full social and political spectrum of Libyan society. Over 70 officials representing the international community attended the opening ceremony remotely. In a video message, the Secretary-General encouraged participants to seize the opportunity “to end a tragic conflict and create a future of dignity and hope.” The launch of the LPDF follows months of preparations and consultations with Libyans from all constituencies, especially youth, women and municipalities.
    Read more here


    Colombia

    The "Rafting for Peace" Festival conquered the rivers of Caquetá department
    More than 30 representatives from different sectors of San Vicente del Caguán, Caquetá, such as the municipal government, the private sector, LGBTI community, former combatants, youth and women's groups, and peasants' organizations took part on 7 and 8 November in the first "Rafting for Peace" Festival. Each boat was led by rafting guides from the "Rafting for Peace" team, made up of former FARC-EP combatants in the process of reintegration and members of the Miravalle, Caquetá community. The Festival seeks to showcase the diversity, resilience, and spirit of peace of the San Vicente community and to demonstrate the region's potential for tourism and overcome the stigma surrounding this area because of its history delated to the armed conflict. The Festival, which complied with biosafety protocols, was organized by the tour operator Caguán Expeditions, the San Vicente del Caguán Mayor's Office and the Caquetá Governor's Office. It was supported by the Agency for Reincorporation and Normalization (ARN), the Ministry of Sports, the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia, the European Union's Young Amazon Project, and the Open and Distance University (UNAD). 

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Women, Peace and Security

    Event on ‘’Climate and Security: An Emerging Context of a New Era for Women, Peace and Security”
    The online event ‘’Climate and Security: An Emerging Context of a New Era for Women, Peace and Security’’ on 10 November brought together representatives of member States and UN colleagues working on women, peace and security (WPS) and on climate security to discuss how to integrate climate considerations into the WPS agenda. Briefers from UNOWAS as well as from civil society organizations in Latin America, the Pacific, and Nigeria emphasized how climate change exacerbates security risks for women. The event was moderated by PBSO/ Peacebuilding Strategy and Partnership Branch Chief Henk-Jan Brinkman and organized by the UN Joint Programme on Women, Natural Resources, Climate and Peace in collaboration with the Climate Security Mechanism.

    Women essential for the establishment of sustainable peace
    Agathe Telou has worked as a gender advisor at the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) since 2012. In an interview, she talks about her role and also about her perspectives as a woman and a mother to advance the participation of women and youth in decision-making processes in West Africa and the Sahel. “Women and young people are an essential link for any development policy and for the establishment of sustainable peace,” she said.
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    Workshop on women’s participation in politics
    The last of a series of workshops intended to strengthen the political and public roles of women concluded in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on 7 November. The closing workshop was organized by the Iraq Foundation, with support from UNAMI, and provided training in leadership, communications and advocacy. Deputy Special Representative Alice Walpole addressed the workshop, together with representatives from the Iraq Foundation and the Women Empowerment Directorate
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    Peacebuilding Commission meeting on Liberia 
    The Permanent Representative of Sweden to the UN and Chair of the Liberia Configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission convened on 12 November a meeting for the Government of Liberia and international partners to update on priorities for continued support to building and sustaining peace in Liberia. The meeting focused on the constitutional referendum and senatorial elections scheduled for next month. The meeting underlined the importance of international support to credible, transparent and inclusive elections in Liberia and the continued commitment of Liberia to sustainable peace and development, drawing attention in particular to the relevance of preparations for general elections in 2023, and noting the impact of developments in the sub-region. The meeting was also an opportunity to underline the importance of women’s empowerment and active participation in the political process and to encourage continued efforts to combat violence against women. The Commission recognized the contributions of the Peacebuilding Fund, which has approved $25 million over the last three years in support of reconciliation, resolution of land conflicts, and youth empowerment, and asked for future updates on lessons learned and results.


    Next Week

    Security Council
    The UN Security Council will hold a meeting on 16 November on peace and security in the Sahel region; Special Coordinator Ján Kubiš will update the Council on resolution 1701, concerning Lebanon, on 17 November (closed session); on 18 November, Special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov will brief on the latest developments in the Middle East peace process; Acting Special Representative Stephanie Williams will update on the situation in Libya on 19 November. 
    Updated programme of work

     

    The Work of Peace

    Virtual exhibit
    Remember to check out our virtual exhibit: The Work of Peace. It highlights the UN’s key role in preventive diplomacy, good offices, mediation and elections over the past 75 years, and looks ahead at what the future may hold for this work.
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  • 13 Nov 2020

    I am pleased to announce that today participants to the Libyan Political dialogue Forum agreed that the date of the national elections in Libya should be on 24...

  • 13 Nov 2020

    New York, 14 November 2020

    Many efforts have been made to prevent and treat diabetes.  Yet the number of people with diabetes is going up. What’...