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Reports and Policy Documents

2021

  • 9 Jun 2021

    The Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) is pleased to present the Quarterly Report under the Multi-Year Appeal (MYA) covering the period from 1 January to 31 March 2021. The report highlights some of the activities made possible through the very generous support of our donors under the Multi-Year Appeal. For more information, please contact DPPA’s Donor Relations Team at: dppa-donorrelations@un.org.

  • 9 Jun 2021

    In Myanmar, international action is needed urgently to prevent “mass deaths” there, after civilians fled attacks by so-called “junta bombs”, a top independent UN rights expert has warned.

  • 9 Jun 2021

    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS),...

  • 9 Jun 2021

    UNOAU, together with the AU Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) Secretariat, facilitated the monthly coordination meeting between the Chairperson of the AUPSC and the President of UN Security Council (UNSC), at which they customarily share information on their respective Programmes of Work and explore areas for strengthening coordination and synergies. The Permanent Representative of Estonia to the UN, also President of the UNSC for the month of June...

  • 8 Jun 2021

    Continuing his West African tour, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mahamat...

  • 7 Jun 2021

    Attacks by armed groups including Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province pose grave threats to Central Africa’s fragile stability, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative told the Security Council on Monday, while spotlighting crucial democratic gains that must be protected.

  • 7 Jun 2021

    New York, 8 June 2021

    This year’s observance of World Oceans Day falls as the world wrestles with the COVID-19 pandemic, a climate crisis and humankind’s continuing assault on oceans, seas and marine resources.

    The recently issued Second World Ocean Assessment confirmed that many of the benefits that the global ocean provides to humankind are being undermined by our own actions....

  • 7 Jun 2021

    TRIPOLI, 07 June 2021 - The United Nations in Libya condemns the ISIL-claimed terrorist attack on 6 June in Sebha that killed a number of military officers and injured...

  • 7 Jun 2021

    Communities in rural Burkina Faso urgently need greater protection from violent extremists, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, insisted on Monday, in response to a deadly assault at the weekend that claimed the lives of at least 132 innocent people.

  • 7 Jun 2021

    MAZAR-E-SHARIF/KUNDUZ – As part of the UN’s longstanding work to support media freedom and open society, a series of events promoting Access to Information are being conducted in northern Afghanistan with leading Afghan human rights,...

  • 7 Jun 2021

    Out now! Season 2 | Episode 5 | She Stands For Peace | Click here: https://unoau.unmissions.org/podcast-series-she-stands-peace

  • 6 Jun 2021

    Creating peace and security through preventive efforts, peace, diplomacy, and stable relations is a vital part of Sweden’s foreign policy. The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the world, including the African content. Meanwhile, the...

  • 5 Jun 2021

    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mahamat Saleh...

  • 4 Jun 2021

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

     
    DPPA hosts virtual annual donor meeting

    On 3 June, the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) held its annual donor meeting, attended by representatives from 52 Member States. Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo thanked donors for their support of the Department’s work through the Multi-Year Appeal. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sudan, Volker Perthes, gave an update on the work of the UN Integrated Transitional Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) made possible by the MYA. Delegates commended DPPA on its response to the pandemic and how it was able to adapt its operations, and expressed interest in the work of DPPA in the areas of innovation, new technologies and climate security. 

    Click here for a short video on DPPA’s work

     
    Meeting of the African Member State contributors to the Peacebuilding Fund

    On 2 June, the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, and the Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), Mohamed Fathi Ahmed Edrees, co-hosted an informal dialogue with Permanent Representatives of African Member States, including Burkina Faso, Egypt, The Gambia, Morocco and Sierra Leone, all of which are financial contributors to the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF). Participants underscored the importance of the work of the PBF for peacebuilding in Africa and encouraged further synergies between PBC and PBF to raise awareness of the activities of the Fund and to connect with non-traditional donors.

    Security Council

    Security Council renews UNITAMS mandate

    United Nations Security Council members voted unanimously on 3 June to extend the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) by 12 months (See resolution 2579 (2021).

    Middle East

    Special Coordinator visits Gaza

    Tor Wennesland, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, visited Gaza on 1 June, to continue his engagement with political and recovery efforts. He remains in close contact with all relevant parties, including Palestinian and Israeli leaders. On 2 June, he met with Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz. They discussed the efforts and steps needed to solidify the current cessation of hostilities in Gaza and Israel with all relevant sides to chart the political way forward.

    West Africa and the Sahel

    Special Representative starts familiarization tour of West Africa

    Mahamat Saleh Annadif, Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) began his first official tour of the region this week following his appointment in May. He visited Ghana on 31 May, where he was received by the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, with whom he discussed terrorism and maritime security, as well as ways to strengthen the partnership between the UN and Ghana. Visiting Guinea-Bissau on 2 June, he was received by the President of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló, and met with various government authorities and representatives of the main political parties. In the coming days, he plans to travel to the Gambia, Guinea, Cape Verde, Niger, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria. 

    Burundi

    The closing of the Office of the Special Envoy for Burundi

    The Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Burundi (OSESG-B) officially closed on 31 May, after more than four years of operations in the country. Huang Xia, Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region, presided over the ceremony. Several officials, including from the Government of Burundi and other UN entities, as well as representatives of political parties, civil society organizations, and members of the diplomatic community attended the event, which took place in the country’s capital, Bujumbura. The Office closed following an assessment by the UN Security Council in December 2020, which noted the improved security situation in Burundi and requested the Secretariat to cease its periodic reporting on the country. To that end, the United Nations will continue working in close coordination with international, regional, and other partners, in support of the Government’s efforts and its people towards consolidating social cohesion, stability and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Burundi.

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    Colombia

    UN and Catholic Church continue to facilitate social dialogue

    This week, the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia has supported several meetings to facilitate social dialogue at the national, regional, and local levels. These dialogues were attended by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and representatives from the Catholic Church. The institutional bodies and national and local strike committees were able to reach an agreement to guarantee the protection of peaceful protest and the lifting of various blocking points for mobility on national roads, especially in the South-west of the country, in Valle del Cauca, Cauca, Huila and Caquetá departments. This will ensure the supply of food, goods, medical supplies, and other products for communities and the industrial sector.

     

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    Central Asia

    UNRCCA co-organizes regional roundtable on the protection of major sporting events against terrorist attacks

    The UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), in partnership with the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), organized on 1 June a regional roundtable on supporting the protection of major sporting events from terrorist attacks, as well as the use of sport as a tool to prevent violent extremism in Central Asia. Some 30 participants, representing law enforcement structures, Ministries of Sport and other relevant state institutions from all five Central Asian states, took part.

    Read more here

    Lebanon

    Special Coordinator meets Lebanese officials

    Joanna Wronecka, Special Coordinator for Lebanon, held her first round of meetings with Lebanese officials on 3 June. She met with President Michel Aoun, Speaker of the Parliament Nabih Berri, Caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab and Acting Caretaker Foreign Minister Zeina Akar. They discussed key areas of cooperation between the UN and Lebanon, focusing on Lebanon’s priority needs, including at the political, security, humanitarian and development levels. “Lebanon is in crisis at different levels and unfortunately the Lebanese people are struggling more and more each day”, Wronecka said. “Solutions are urgently needed. And they are available. Lebanon is a country of huge promise and potential, which I am confident the country can build on to recover and build back a better future”.

    Read more here

    Libya

    United Nations participates in Presidency Council-organized Workshop on National Reconciliation

    Assistant Secretary-General, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya (ASG/RC/HC), Georgette Gagnon, attended on 31 May the launch of a series of workshops on national reconciliation, organized and led by Presidency Council’s members, Musa Al-Koni and Abdullah Al-Lafi. They were joined by the Minister of Justice and Minister of State for Internally Displaced Persons and Human Rights with the virtual participation of the African Union Ambassador to Libya.

    Read more here

    Iraq

    Special Representatives visits Russia

    Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Special Representative and Head of UNAMI, met in Moscow on 31 May with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Vershinin. They discussed the current political situation in Iraq and the region, with a special emphasis on preparations for early parliamentary elections in October, as well as the role and place of the United Nations in the electoral process in the light of the latest Security Council resolution. 


    Deputy Special Representative discusses preparations for the forthcoming elections

    Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs and Electoral Assistance, met on 30 May with the First Deputy Speaker of the Iraq Council of Representatives Hassan Al-Kaabi. They discussed preparations for the forthcoming early general elections in Iraq. On 2 June, she met virtually with the United Nations Development Programme Administrator, Achim Steiner. They discussed cooperation between UNAMI and UNDP on the electoral assistance program for the early general elections in Iraq, as well as new initiatives based on the latest Security Council resolution.


    UNAMI releases Update on Demonstrations in Iraq

    UNAMI issued on 30 May its “Update on Demonstrations in Iraq: Accountability for Human Rights Violations and Abuses by Unidentified Armed Elements”. The Update highlights due diligence obligations, and provides concrete recommendations aimed at ensuring accountability and the protection of activists. Between 1 October 2019 and 15 May 2021, UNAMI documented 48 incidents of attempted or completed targeted killings of protestors and critics, mostly shootings by “unidentified armed elements”, resulting in at least 32 deaths and 21 injuries. 

    Next Week

    Special Representative François Louncény Fall will brief the Security Council on developments in Central Africa and United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) on Monday, 7 June. The Council will hold a briefing on the cooperation between the United Nations, regional and sub-regional organizations, and the European Union on Thursday, 10 June. 

  • 3 Jun 2021

    There has been no further investigation into the state of the FSO Safer, a stricken tanker anchored just 4.8 nautical miles off the Yemen coast, meaning the risk of a massive oil leak continues to grow with each passing day, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Thursday.  

  • 3 Jun 2021

    Until those responsible for any and all chemical weapons use in Syria are held responsible, the global community will continue sending a message of impunity, the senior UN disarmament official warned the Security Council on Thursday.

  • 3 Jun 2021

    The head of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has called for “clear and unequivocal guarantees” over the safety and security of staff working to restore critical services in Gaza, following last month’s conflict between Israel and militant group Hamas, which controls the occupied enclave.

  • 3 Jun 2021

    UN Special Coordinator Joanna Wronecka with Acting caretaker Foreign Minister Zeina Akar

    Ms. Joanna Wronecka, the UN...

  • 3 Jun 2021

    Mahamat ANNADIF reaffirms the mobilization of the United Nations to support Guinea-Bissau in its efforts to consolidate democratic institutions

    As part of his West African...

  • 3 Jun 2021

    New York, 3 June 2021

    Bikes are freedom; bikes are fun.  They are good for one’s health -- physical and mental -- and good for our one and only planet.  Bikes are popular and practical, providing exercise and transporting us not only to school, stores and work but to a more sustainable future.

    World Bicycle Day celebrates this great power and highlights the importance...

  • 2 Jun 2021

    Senior UN health agency officials on Wednesday called for unhindered humanitarian access to the Gaza Strip, citing growing concerns about urgent health needs there. 

  • 2 Jun 2021

    A UN independent human rights expert said on Wednesday that Mali’s new military authorities should “scrupulously respect human rights” and release all leaders detained in last week’s coup. 

  • 2 Jun 2021

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to investigate recent deadly attacks by insurgents in the east and bring the perpetrators to account. 

  • 2 Jun 2021

    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan

    On 1 June, the UN Regional Centre ...

  • 2 Jun 2021

    KABUL - For many communities across Afghanistan, peace efforts are as much about their grassroots initiatives as they are about high-level negotiations. With support to peace efforts...

  • 1 Jun 2021

    UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka

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  • 1 Jun 2021

    TRIPOLI, 31 May 2021 – Representing the United Nations in Libya, the Assistant Secretary-General, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya (ASG/RC/HC), Ms...

  • 31 Mayo 2021

    Access to music lessons for the children of Tierra Grata was achieved by the youth...

  • 31 Mayo 2021

    Bujumbura, 31 May 2021 – The Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region, Huang Xia, presided over the ceremony that saw the official closing of the Office of the Special Envoy for Burundi...

  • 31 Mayo 2021

    Starting his familiarization tour of West Africa, the Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel, Mahamat ANNADIF, has arrived in Ghana.

    The...

  • 31 Mayo 2021

    Good afternoon, Thank you all for being here today.

    The United Nations has been mediating between the parties to achieve a...

  • 31 Mayo 2021

    Bujumbura, 31 May 2021 – Today, the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Burundi (OSESG-B) officially closed, after more than four years of operations in the country.

    The official ceremony was presided over by the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region, Mr. Huang Xia. In attendance were senior Government officials, representatives of political...

  • 30 Mayo 2021
     

    Beach development | UN-Habitat, the European Union and...

  • 29 Mayo 2021

    UNOWAS supports the organization of youth reflection and training workshop for prevention and conflict management, peace and...

  • 29 Mayo 2021

    The Security Council welcomed the agreement reached on Thursday by the Somali federal government and the federal member states leaders on the implementation of the 17 September Electoral Model.

  • 28 Mayo 2021

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

     
    USG DiCarlo takes part in 2021 Protection of Civilians Week event

    Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo participated in a high-level virtual event on 25 May on the “Contributions of Special Political Missions to the Protection of Civilians”. It was convened in the margins of 2021 United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Protection of Civilians. “The surest way to keep civilians from harm is to achieve political solutions to prevent or resolve conflict”, said USG DiCarlo in her remarks.

    Read full remarks here

     
    ASG Jenča visits Haiti

    Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and the Americas, Miroslav Jenča, arrived in Haiti for a three-day visit on 26 May. He is reviewing progress in the work of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) and holding talks with the authorities and other interlocutors.

    Security Council

    Swan urges Somali leaders to commit to a clear way forward with the elections

    James Swan, Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), told the Security Council on 25 May that the political process to implement elections in Somalia has faced many obstacles in recent months. Swan also urged Somali leaders to find solutions in good faith, and to demonstrate the leadership the country requires of them. He stressed that the signatories of the 17 September Agreement must commit to a clear way forward with the holding of elections. On 27 May, Somali leaders reached agreement on the implementation of the 17 September Electoral Model.

    Full briefing to the Security Council here

     
    Pedersen warns that Syria will become another protracted conflict

    Geir Pedersen, Special Envoy for Syria, stressed the importance of implementing Security Council resolution 2254 (2015) in his briefing to the Council on 26 May. He noted that the elections being held that day in Syria were not part of the political process called for by the resolution. He said that the broad contours of a political solution to the conflict are well understood by key stakeholders, yet no one is willing to take the first step. “If key players are more invested in conflict-management than conflict resolution, I fear that Syria will become another protracted conflict, lasting generations”, he warned.

    Full briefing to the Security Council here

     
    Wennesland: The violence will end “only through negotiations that end the occupation and create a viable two-State solution”

    Tor Wennesland, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO), updated the Security Council on 27 May on the recent hostilities between Palestinian militants in Gaza and Israel, adding that the cessation of hostilities is holding. He emphasized that only through negotiations that end the occupation and create a viable two-State solution can there be an end to the cycle of violence. “I reiterate the Secretary-General’s appeal to the international community to work with the United Nations on developing an integrated, robust package of support for a swift recovery and sustainable reconstruction that supports the Palestinian people and strengthens their institutions”, he said.

    Full briefing to the Security Council here

     
    Security Council renews the mandate of the UNAMI

    United Nations Security Council members voted unanimously on 27 May on resolution 2576 (2021) extending the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) until 27 May 2022.

    Iraq

    Special Representative meets the President of the Republic of Iraq

    Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Special Representative for Iraq and Head of UNAMI, met on 24 May in Baghdad with the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih, and the Board of Commissioners of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). They discussed preparations for the forthcoming early general elections. 

     
    UNAMI Human Rights Office conducts Human Rights Advocacy training to the Norwegian Refugee Council

    On 25 and 26 May, UNAMI Human Rights Office conducted a two-day training workshop for the staff of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Iraq who work on human rights issues. It was attended by fourteen participants from Anbar, Diyala, Dohuk, Erbil, Khanaqin, Kirkuk, and Mosul . The training aimed to familiarize participants with human rights advocacy, focusing on how to develop an evidence-based human rights advocacy strategy and understanding the different types of such advocacy. It also examined how to conduct a human rights analysis in order to design effective strategies. 

    Afghanistan

    Deputy Special Representative discusses peace efforts

    Mette Knudsen, Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) visited Kandahar this week to assess the situation in the region. She met with local authorities, tribal leaders, civil society representatives and women and youth groups to discuss peace efforts and humanitarian assistance work. During those encounters, the UN envoy assured partners that the United Nations will continue to work with the people of Afghanistan to achieve a sustainable peace.

    Read more here

     

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    Central Asia

    UNRCCA holds online training for the “Academy of Preventive Diplomacy"

    On 26 May, the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) launched a new series of training seminars within the framework of the "Academy of Preventive Diplomacy" initiative. 36 candidates from all Central Asian countries and Afghanistan were selected to participate. In its third year, the 2021 training cycle will conclude with the third Dialogue between Governments and Youth of Central Asia and Afghanistan.

    Read more here

    Sudan

    Special Representative attends the Juba Peace Talks

    Volker Perthes, Special Representative for Sudan and Head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), attended peace talks between the Transitional Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - North Abdalaziz al Hilu faction, which were being mediated by South Sudan in Juba. Speaking at the opening of the talks, he said it offered a historic opportunity to reach a settlement to the conflict that has divided Sudan for far too long, and that has inflicted unbearable harm on too many people.

    Read more here

    Libya

    Special Envoy participates in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum

    Ján Kubiš, the Special Envoy for Libya, welcomed Libyan delegates to a two-day virtual meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF). In his remarks, he called for progress towards ensuring the wish of the Libyan people was respected and met – including for elections that are to be held on 24 December. He told delegates that all eyes were on Libya, with great expectations that the LPDF meeting would produce what was required to respond to the overwhelming aspiration of the people.

    Full remarks here

    Yemen

    Special Envoy concludes a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia

    Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy for Yemen, concluded a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia on 26 May, where he met with senior Saudi and Yemeni officials. During his visit, he met the Saudi Deputy Minister of Defence Khalid bin Salman, the Yemeni Vice-President Ali Mohsen Saleh, the Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik, the Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohamed Al Jaber and the United States Special Envoy for Yemen, Tim Lenderking, among other diplomats. In his meetings, he discussed the critical situation in Ma’rib, and stressed that the fighting must stop to allow diplomatic peace efforts a chance to yield positive results. He then traveled to Muscat on 27 May, where he met with the chief negotiator of Ansar Allah, Mohammed Abdel Salam, to further the discussion.

    Read more here

    West Africa and the Sahel

    Special Representative meets the EU Special Envoys on the Sahel

    Annadif Khatir Mahamat Saleh, Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), met on 24 May with the European Union Special Envoys on the Sahel, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, and the EU Special Representative for the Sahel. They reviewed ongoing developments in the region, highlighting progress towards the operationalization of the G5 Joint Force, the implementation of the Human Rights compliance framework and a stronger emphasis on governance. Special Representative Annadif stressed that to better consolidate the democratic processes in the region, violence must be reduced, while efforts to assist populations should be stepped up.

     
    UNOWAS hosts a workshop in conflict prevention for youth

    Together with the West African Network of Young Women Leaders (ROAJELF-Burkina), UNOWAS organized a workshop for youth on prevention and conflict management, peace and social cohesion from 25 to 27 May in Burkina Faso. The workshop aimed to strengthen the analysis capacities of young women and men, to improve participation in the processes of conflict prevention and management, as well as in the consolidation of peace and social cohesion within communities.

    Peacebuilding

    A new episode of “She Stands for Peace” is out

    This week’s episode features Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative for South Sudan and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. In this episode, he discusses the roles that peacekeepers play in the protection of women's rights. 

    For more information on the podcast series, click here

    Next Week

    Estonia will take over the presidency of the Security Council for the month of June.

  • 28 Mayo 2021

    New York, 29 May 2021

    The world is experiencing a growing pandemic of obesity.  It affects people of all ages in all regions.  Particularly concerning are the young people affected.  In the past four decades, the percentage of 5–19-year-olds who were overweight or obese increased more than four-fold, from 4 per cent to 18 per cent.  Globally, more than 4 million people die each year...

  • 28 Mayo 2021

    New York, 29 May 2021

    The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers honors the more than one million women and men who have served on the frontlines of conflict and the more than 4,000 who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Their service and sacrifices will never be forgotten.

    I express my deep gratitude to the 85,000 civilian, police and military...

  • 28 Mayo 2021

    UN humanitarians expressed deep concern on Friday about serious and ongoing abuses carried out against displaced civilians who are also facing dire food insecurity in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, after months of conflict. 

  • 28 Mayo 2021

    The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, was in Muscat yesterday 27 May. He met with Mohammed Abdel Salam, the chief negotiator of Ansar Allah. He also met with senior Omani officials. He discussed the UN plan to open Sana’a...

  • 27 Mayo 2021

    Only a political solution will end the “senseless and costly cycles of violence” between Israelis and Palestinians, UN Middle East envoy Tor Wennesland said in a briefing to the Security Council on Thursday. 

  • 27 Mayo 2021

    Mogadishu – Somalia’s international partners* welcome the successful conclusion of the Federal Government of Somalia – Federal Member States (FGS-FMS) summit in Mogadishu.

    We...

  • 27 Mayo 2021

    With a focus for this year’s International Day of UN Peacekeepers on youth, peace and security, the UN chief told a commemorative ceremony on Thursday that “peace cannot be achieved without the active participation of young people”. 

  • 27 Mayo 2021

    New York – The Secretary-General welcomes the agreement reached by the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States leaders on the...

  • 27 Mayo 2021

    Honorable members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum,

    Ladies...

  • 27 Mayo 2021

    UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Thursday for a “genuine and inclusive peace process” to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine and a repeat of recent deadly clashes that have been marked by possible war crimes by Israeli security forces.

  • 27 Mayo 2021

    KANDAHAR - The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in Afghanistan, Mette Knudsen, visited Kandahar this week to assess the situation in the region,...

  • 26 Mayo 2021

    The UN Security Council met behind closed doors on Wednesday to discuss the derailing of Mali’s transitional government following the apparent forced departure of both the President and Prime Minister on Tuesday, by the leader of last August’s military coup.

  • 26 Mayo 2021

    In response to the apparent forced landing of a commercial passenger plane in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, the International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO, convened an urgent diplomatic meeting on Thursday. What is ICAO saying about the incident, and what powers does the agency have? 

  • 26 Mayo 2021

    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan

    On May 26, the UN Regional Center for...