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2022

  • 21 jan 2022
    This Week in DPPA is a brief roundup of political and peacebuilding events and developments at UNHQ and around the world. 
     
    DiCarlo: We will need everyone to work together to enhance youth inclusion and participation 

    Taking part virtually in the High-Level Conference on Youth Inclusive Peace Processes on 21 January, Under-Secretary-General (USG) for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo commended organizers and participants for the meeting’s important tangible outcomes, including the Guidelines for Member States and the Five-Year Strategy on youth inclusive peace processes. “It is encouraging to see the momentum created by this gathering and hear all the pledges made to accelerate implementation of the agenda,” said USG DiCarlo. She further noted that DPPA and the UN as a whole will continue to scale up partnerships for and with youth, stressing the importance of increased, accessible resources and investments to youth-led initiatives. 

    Read her full remarks 

    Effective collaborative approach is needed to help Haiti tackle its security problems 

    USG DiCarlo participated on 21 January in the Ministerial-Level Meeting on Haiti, organized by the Government of Canada to convey the commitment of the international community to supporting Haiti as the country confronts a number of critical issues, including growing insecurity. In her remarks, she stressed that the main path to sustainable security and stability in the country is supporting Haitian stakeholders to overcome their divisions, act cohesively, and assume joint ownership of a unified national vision. She further noted that “an inclusive common way forward” is needed to foster the type of political and security environment that could result in the holding of elections. 

    Read her full remarks 

    ASG Miroslav Jenča discusses regional cooperation with CSTO

    Assistant-Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and Americas Miroslav Jenča held on 20 January a video call today with Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Secretary-General Stanislav Zas. They discussed UN-CSTO cooperation and developments in Central Asia, the South Caucasus and Eastern Europe. 

    Read more here

    Security Council

    Ruiz Massieu: "Political reintegration is at the core of the peace process" 

    Briefing the Security Council on 20 January regarding the Secretary-General's latest report on Colombia, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia Carlos Ruiz Massieu said that it is important to carry forward the momentum provided by the celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Peace Agreement in order to consolidate peace. He emphasized the importance of ensuring the safety of all candidates running for Congress in this year’s elections and called on all political actors to conduct their campaigns with respect and engage in initiatives that promote non-violence and non-stigmatization of the electoral process. Coinciding with the consideration of the Colombia report, Council members donned virtual reality headsets to screen a film that allowed them to witness the daily life of Colombian former combatants undergoing reintegration. The film, Pathways Colombia, was co-produced by DPPA’s Americas Division and Innovation Cell, as well as the UN Verification Mission in Colombia.

    Wennesland: “It is only a matter of time before we face an irreversible, dangerous collapse and widespread instability” 

    Tor Wennesland, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefed the Security Council on 19 January, reporting that violence continues unabated across the occupied Palestinian territory, including settler violence, leading to numerous Palestinian and Israeli casualties and heightening the risk of a broader escalation. Settlement activity, demolitions and evictions also continue, feeding hopelessness and further diminishing prospects for a negotiated solution. The Special Coordinator emphasized once more the urgent need for a coordinated approach to address political, economic and institutional obstacles blocking the way to a meaningful peace process. He warned that an irreversible collapse and widespread instability will be inevitable without a realistic prospect of an end to the occupation and the realization of a two-State solution. 

    Central Asia

    UNRCCA pilot training on the use of Education for Justice materials 

    The UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) co-organized on 18-20 January a pilot training course on the use of Education for Justice (E4J) materials for members of the three national Turkmen universities and teachers from Ashgabat. The E4J initiative, developed by UNODC in partnership with UNESCO, seeks to prevent crime and build a culture of lawfulness through education activities designed for primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Participants were introduced to specifically designed educational materials related to the criminal justice system, human trafficking, cybercrime and other areas relevant to prevention of violent extremism and countering terrorism. 

    Read more here 

    Yemen

    Special Envoy concludes visit to Saudi Arabia 

    Hans Grundberg, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, concluded on 20 January a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) where he continued his discussions with senior Yemeni and Saudi officials on options for de-escalation. The Special Envoy has been in close contact with all sides and urges them to exercise maximum restraint and to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law. During his meetings, he denounced the recent wave of military escalation that has engulfed Yemen, including heavy airstrikes on Sana’a, and spilled over the borders to the United Arab Emirates and the KSA. He expressed grave concern about the impact of this escalation on the prospects of peace in Yemen and the heavy toll it has taken on civilian lives and livelihoods. 

    Read more here

    Syria

    Special Envoy continues engagements with his regional interlocutors 

    Geir Pedersen, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria, was in Tehran this week, where he met with Iranian Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian and other senior Iranian officials. He also traveled to Doha, where he met with the Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. In Doha, he also met with the Syrian Negotiations Commission President Anas al Abdeh. The Special Envoy explored with all of his interlocutors the possibilities for progress on the Constitutional Committee and on a wider set of issues step-for-step, stressing the need for key stakeholders to work together on issues of common concern to end the conflict in Syria in line with Security Council resolution 2254 (2015). 

    Iraq

    Special Representative discusses political situation with Iraqi senior officials 

    Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), met on 20 January in Erbil with Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region Qubad Talabani and Minister of Interior - Kurdistan Regional Government Rêber Ahmed. They discussed the current political situation and the need for durable solutions on IDPs and refugees as well as the urgency of implementing the Sinjar agreement. 

    Deputy Special Representative visits Kabala 

    Deputy Special Representative for Iraq for Political Affairs and Electoral Assistance Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir visited Karbala on 18 January. She met with Governor Nassif Al-Khattabi and with representatives of civil society. 

    Libya

    Special Adviser Williams visits Cairo 

    Stephanie Williams, the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General for Libya, met on 17 January in Cairo with the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit. The Special Adviser stressed the importance of consolidating international and regional efforts to implement the Security Council-endorsed Libyan Political Dialogue Forum roadmap and its timeline. She also met with Ramtane Lamamra, the Algerian Foreign Minister, and noted the critical role of the neighboring countries in supporting an inclusive political dialogue in Libya. 

    Find out more about her latest engagements in the region 

    Western Sahara

    Personal Envoy visits Morocco and Algeria 

    Staffan de Mistura, the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara, met this week with Moroccan officials in Rabat and Frente POLISARIO officials in Tindouf/Rabouni and with Mauritanian officials in Nouakchott. On 19 January, he was in Algiers and met with the Special Envoy in charge of Western Sahara and Maghreb countries, Amar Belani, among other Algerian officials. During his visits, he heard the views of concerned parties on how to make progress towards a constructive resumption of the political process on Western Sahara.   

    West Africa and the Sahel

    Special Representative visits The Gambia 

    Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), started a two-day visit to The Gambia this week on the occasion of the inauguration of President-Elect Amada Barrow in Banjul. On 18 January, the Special Representative met with the political party leaders, whom he applauded for their contributions to democratic consolidation in The Gambia. Attending the inauguration on 19 January, he commended the Gambian people who “have put all their marbles in peace and prosperity”. 

    Sudan

    UNITAMS holds UN-facilitated consultations on a political process for Sudan 

    The second week of the UN-facilitated consultations on a political process in Sudan concluded on 21 January. During the meetings held so far, Sudanese stakeholders urged the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) to broaden consultations beyond Khartoum and organize sessions with constituencies in all states. Participants condemned the escalation of violence and stressed that violence must end before dialogue with the military could be possible. This coming week, UNITAMS will continue to meet with political parties, Darfur resistance committees and civil society groups, including women’s groups, families of victims of recent protests, representatives of the Professional Associations and signatory groups to the Juba Peace Agreement. 

    Read more here 

    Appointment

    Elizabeth Spehar appointed as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support   

    On 18 January, the Secretary-General appointed Elizabeth Spehar of Canada as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support in DPPA. Ms. Spehar succeeds Oscar Fernandez-Taranco of Argentina. With 35 years of experience in international and political affairs, Ms. Spehar has worked at Headquarters and in the field, leading political, development, peacebuilding and conflict prevention initiatives. She had been serving since 2016 as head of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). 

    Read more here 

    Next Week

    On 24 January, the Security Council will hear a briefing on the UN Support Mission in Libya and Libya sanctions. On 25 January, the Council will hold an open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict: wars in cities. And on 26 January, Special Representative Deborah Lyons will brief the Council regarding Afghanistan, followed by Special Envoy Geir Pedersen’s briefing on Syria in the afternoon. 

    

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  • 21 jan 2022

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    The Secretary-General condemns the airstrikes launched earlier today by the Saudi-led...

  • 21 jan 2022

    The UN chief has condemned airstrikes launched early on Friday by the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi rebels in Yemen, that struck a detention centre in the rebel-held city of Saada, which have left at least 60 dead, and more than hundred injured.

  • 21 jan 2022

    Mr. Deputy Assistant Minister,

     

    Thank you for well as for the opportunity to provide you with a briefing on the current security situation in Haiti.

     

    Following the shocking assassination of President Jovenel Moïse on 7 July of last year, Haiti’s turbulent politics entered a new phase of uncertainty that persists to this day.

     

    Months of discreet discussions conducted by Prime Minister Ariel Henry have led to a new government, unveiled on 24 November, on the basis of a political agreement struck on 11 September with some national political and civil society sectors.

     

    However, efforts by the Prime Minister to broaden this consensus and bring on board other Haitian stakeholders involved in competing transitional governance initiatives are yet to bear fruit.

     

    Most recently, we saw the merging of two such initiatives, that of the Montana Group and the Protocole d’entente nationale, which calls for a 24-month transition led by an appointed five-member presidential college.

     

    An inclusive common way forward is needed to foster the type of political and security environments that could result in the holding of elections, and thus the restoration of democratically elected institutions.

     

    The Prime Minister has recently reiterated his call for dialogue to help chart just such a roadmap and begin to lead Haiti out of its current governance crisis and in a way that strengthens stability. We must be prepared to provide support in a manner that helps create a climate for this to happen sooner rather than later.

     

    Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,

     

    Amid the ongoing dispute over the governance modalities best suited for the institutional vacuum, the link between gangs and politics and the instrumentalization of criminal armed groups by some politicians and business leaders continue to pose an acute threat to Haitian society.

     

    As we speak, large swaths of the country’s population live in terror of the gangs. These criminal groups are engaged in a growing competition for control over territory and the economy, which adversely impacts the security environment and poses a direct challenge to the Haitian National Police.

     

    The security situation has continued to deteriorate in recent months. The Port-au-Prince metropolitan area, in particular, has recently witnessed multiple random deadly shootings against public transportation vehicles, an increase in homicides, the ballooning of kidnappings for ransom, and a weeks-long blockage of fuel terminals which severely constricted the supply of petroleum products in October and November of last year.

     

    Those charged with the primary responsibility for the security of Haitian citizens, the Haitian National Police, are hampered by a chronic lack of adequate equipment as well as a dearth of logistical and financial support. The Superior Council of the National Police, headed by the Prime Minister, continues to affirm that the police can restore security throughout the country. But the Council has also requested support from the international community.

     

    It is essential that bilateral partners, multilateral institutions, and Haitian authorities devise an effective collaborative approach to help Haiti tackle its security problems. Such an effort must have at its center the continued development and professionalization of the national police.

     

    Within this framework, the UN Integrated Office in Haitia and the UN country team remain steadfastly committed to advising and supporting the national police as it strives to reinforce certain essential units – such as the anti-kidnapping and the drone units – in order to better address the security challenge. United Nations efforts also include providing support in the development of the next multi-year strategic plan for the Haitian National Police

     

    In coordination with the leadership of the HNP, the United Nations and other stakeholders have undertaken to develop a short-term, quick impact police reform plan. The implementation of the plan could be supported through the creation of a basket fund. Designed to be led by Haitian authorities but managed by the UN Development Programme, such a multi-donor fund would respond directly to priorities identified by the national police following a recent administrative and financial management audit.

     

    Madam Minister, ladies and gentlemen,

     

    To be sure, gang violence cannot be addressed through policing alone. A law enforcement approach needs to be complemented by socio-economic projects and reintegration activities aimed at generating employment and revenue in the neighborhoods most affected by the scourge of gang violence. The UN has supported the Haitian authorities in developing the recently adopted national community violence reduction strategy premised on such a holistic approach. The Government must now ensure that it is swiftly and effectively implemented. We must also continue in our efforts to find solutions to the disproportionate impact of gang violence on women and girls. Our continued support to the Haitian authorities is crucial to the success of this effort.

     

    I firmly believe that today’s meeting will significantly contribute to further boosting national efforts to strengthen police capacities and promote a safer security environment, which is an essential condition for credible, transparent, and democratic elections to be held and development to take place.

     

    The Haitian National Police needs international support if it is to fulfill its role to serve and protect the Haitian people as they deserve. It is important that we do not abandon Haiti and its security institutions at this critical stage.

     

    Ultimately, security will depend in the long run on stronger foundations for political stability. Supporting Haitian stakeholders to overcome their divisions, act cohesively, and assume joint ownership of a single and unified national vision that will lead the country towards the restoration of democratically elected, fully functional institutions as soon as possible is our main path to sustainable security and stability in the country.

     

    Thank you.

  • 21 jan 2022

    Dear youth representatives,

    Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

    I would like to sincerely thank the governments of Qatar, Finland and Colombia, for hosting this High-Level Conference on Youth Inclusive Peace Processes.

    I also want to thank all the co-organizers, including our partners – the Office of the Youth Envoy, UNFPA, UNDP, UN Women, Search for Common Ground, the United Network of Young Peacebuilders and my team in DPPA – who have worked so hard over the last few years to bring this event to fruition.

    I am happy to see that the conference has produced important tangible outcomes.

    First, the Guidelines for Member States will be an important tool in making the Youth, Peace and Security agenda operational at the national level. They build on the experiences of Member States and provide concrete examples of what can be done to translate the YPS agenda into national efforts, policies, and structures.

    These Guidelines complement our efforts to strengthen the UN’s internal expertise and capacity on YPS. The Youth, Peace and Security Programming Handbook we launched in 2021 with the Folke Bernadotte Academy provided importance guidance on how to integrate YPS into programmes and in our analytical work.

    The Member States guidelines help us understand how to create enabling systems and participation mechanisms and how to integrate YPS into policies, budgets and strategic frameworks. More importantly, the guidelines will help ensure ownership and accelerate national implementation.

    Second, the Five-Year Strategy on youth-inclusive peace processes is another critical outcome of this Conference, which provides a clear roadmap to enable peace and mediation processes that are more inclusive and responsive to the concerns and interests of youth.

    The strategy builds on the wealth of inspiring work of young women and men on the frontlines of peacebuilding.

    These experiences include:

    • the establishment of a youth quota for participation in the National Dialogue in Yemen;
    • the discussions leading up to the Peace Agreement in Colombia;
    • and the role of youth-led organizations in assisting the formal ceasefire monitoring and reporting in the Philippines.

    The strategy will help regional and other organizations as well as peace and mediation practitioners to learn from those experiences and adapt traditional models of conflict resolution to more up-to-date approaches that take into account intergenerational relations and forward-looking perspectives.

    Lastly, I want to mention the commitments we have heard during the Conference. It is encouraging to see the momentum created by this gathering, and to hear all the pledges made to accelerate implementation of the agenda. To take the implementation to the necessary levels, we will need everyone – youth, Governments, civil society and the international community – to work together.

     

    Colleagues and friends,

    We have much to celebrate. But we are all too aware of the barriers that remain, preventing the wider participation and leadership of young women and men in peace processes.

    For us at the United Nations, the work of enhancing youth inclusion and participation involves our special political missions, including in Afghanistan, Colombia, Libya, Iraq and Somalia. But we also engage globally, helping make sure the voices and experiences of young peacebuilders are heard and taking into account, including in the deliberations of the Security Council and the Peacebuilding Commission.

    As the Secretary-General mentioned in his opening remarks, the Peacebuilding Fund is an important tool to support the implementation of YPS agenda. We will continue to advocate for increased investments in youth-led peacebuilding and will further explore ways to make resources more accessible to youth-led initiatives.

    Working with youth and on the Youth, Peace and Security agenda has been one of the most exciting areas of work for me personally, my Department and the United Nations as a whole. We will continue to support the implementation of the YPS agenda, and to scale up our partnerships for and with youth and channel their energy, innovation and activism as agents of change to address the most pressing issues of our times.

     

    Thank you.

  • 21 jan 2022

    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan

    On 18-20 January 2022, the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), together with...

  • 21 jan 2022

    Galkayo – Until recently, Galkayo had been known for its history of conflict and displacement. For...

  • 20 jan 2022

    Five years after its signing, the Final Peace Agreement in Colombia is setting down ever deeper roots, the Special Representative for the country told the Security Council on Thursday, as he called on the Government, political parties, former combatants and Colombians across the diverse South American nation, to intensify implementation of the landmark 2016 accord ahead of Congressional elections. 

  • 20 jan 2022

    Although young people have been at the forefront of efforts to build and sustain peace, opportunities for them to make a meaningful contribution remain insufficient, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday. 

  • 20 jan 2022

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    Briefing by Carlos Ruiz Massieu, SRSG and Head of the UN Verification Mission in ColombiaSecurity Council Meeting20 January...

  • 20 jan 2022

    The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Thursday urged Israeli to immediately halt all evictions and demolitions in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, after an entire family was forced out of their long-term home the previous day.  

  • 20 jan 2022

    Amman, 20 January 2022 - The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, concluded a visit to Riyadh today. He met with the Saudi Vice Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin...

  • 19 jan 2022

    Urgent action is required to prevent further deterioration of the economic, security and political situation across the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the UN’s Middle East envoy, Tor Wennesland, told the Security Council on Wednesday. 

  • 19 jan 2022

    The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday said he was “delighted” to learn that “a demonstrable effort to make peace” in Ethiopia is finally underway, according to information relayed to him by the African Union High Representative for the Horn of Africa. 

  • 19 jan 2022
  • 18 jan 2022

    Although international action over the past 25 years has led to the release of more than 170,000 boys and girls recruited to fight, more remains to be done, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday. 

  • 18 jan 2022

    Excellencies,
    Distinguished delegates,

    I am delighted to join you to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Children and Armed Conflict mandate. I would like to thank Minister Huitfeldt and Norway for their steadfast support for this agenda. I also want to pay tribute to Special Representative of the Secretary-General Virginia Gamba and her predecessors for the remarkable work of her office over the last 25 years.

    As conflicts have become more intractable and protracted, civilians, particularly women and children, are paying the heaviest toll.

    Our joint efforts to protect children in armed conflicts from the grave violations first identified by the Security Council back in 1999 (SCR 1261) could not be more urgent today.

    Child recruitment; killing and maiming; rape and other forms of sexual violence; abduction; attacks on schools and hospitals; and denials of humanitarian assistance tragically remain all too common realities for children in many of the contexts where we operate.

    The special political missions my Department oversees carry out a wide range of activities to protect children in conflict situations, from early warning, monitoring and analysis to political and programmatic engagement.

    In several missions, child protection advisers report regularly on violence against children and other child protection gaps, helping guide political engagement.

    In Iraq, for example, UNAMI has been able to work closely with national authorities to help verify and mitigate grave violations against children, such as recruitment by ISIL and other non-state armed groups.

    The mission has also assisted the government in the reintegration of hundreds of children that had been recruited by armed actors, and in developing long-term programmes to protect the rights to education for children from all social, ethnic, linguistic and religious groups.

    Our convening power and expertise can give us real leverage to advocate for child protection with national actors. In Colombia, for example, from the early stages of the UN involvement in the peace process, DPPA and the Office of the Special Representative worked closely with the parties to put emphasis on the issue of child protection.

    The UN’s advocacy was instrumental in convincing the parties to commit to the early release of children from the FARC-EP, and to the establishment of a special programme to reintegrate them into their families.

    To more fully address the risks that children face in conflict environments, we need to work closely with other actors and craft collective responses.

    In Somalia, UNSOM has partnered with the Federal Government, local communities and civil society in the implementation of the government’s Action Plan on children and armed conflict. This involves conducting joint screenings in military camps to verify the presence of children, and providing training to the Somali National Army, police and judges, as well as the African Union Mission in Somalia.

     

    Excellencies,

    Today’s event is an opportunity to re-commit ourselves to ensuring that children are protected from the destruction caused by war. My hope is that, in commemorating future anniversaries of this agenda, we will be able to recognize progress made in ending violations against children in armed conflict settings. This is vital for children – and for building peace in the long term.

    Thank you.

  • 18 jan 2022

    The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Tuesday appealed for $1.6 billion to support its lifesaving work this year amid acute regional crises and chronic funding shortfalls. 

  • 18 jan 2022

    With COVID-19, the situation for women human rights defenders and the prospects for women's full participation in building peace, has become “vastly worse”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

  • 18 jan 2022

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    Dear correspondents, 

    In response to questions about Yemen, we can say the following:

    The Secretary-General expresses his concern and deplores the recent Saudi-led...

  • 18 jan 2022

    Authorities in Sudan must immediately halt unnecessary and disproportionate use of force against protesters, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, calling for those responsible for abuses to be brought to justice. 

  • 18 jan 2022

    Escalating conflict in Yemen has seen an alarming number of air and drone strikes already this year, notably against civilians and non-military targets, the UN rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.

  • 18 jan 2022

    @UN Photo/Mark Garten

    The Secretary-General condemns today’s attacks on Abu Dhabi’s International Airport and the nearby industrial Musaffah area, which ...

  • 17 jan 2022

    The Secretary-General condemned on Monday the attacks on Abu Dhabi’s International Airport and the nearby Musaffah industrial area, which reportedly caused several civilian casualties and have been claimed by the Yemen-based Houthi rebel group, formally known as Ansar Allah. 

  • 17 jan 2022

    Nearly 20 years after the UN Security Council referred the Darfur situation in Sudan to the International Criminal Court (ICC), victims and survivors of atrocities are still seeking justice and accountability, Prosecutor Karim Khan told ambassadors on Tuesday. 

  • 14 jan 2022

    Despite the annihilation of two major Japanese cities in 1945, atomic bombs have not been relegated to the pages of history books, but continue to be developed today – with increasingly more power to destroy than they had when unleashed on Hiroshima and Nagasaki back in 1945.
     

  • 14 jan 2022
    This Week in DPPA is a brief roundup of political and peacebuilding events and developments at UNHQ and around the world. 

    Security Council

    Annadif: Resurgence of coups d'état in West Africa and the Sahel consequence of being ‘out of step’ with people’s aspirations

    Briefing the Security Council on 10 January, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) Mahamat Saleh Annadif reiterated that insecurity in the Sahel is compromising progress in the entire region as large-scale attacks against military objectives and civilians continue in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. He also addressed the resurgence of coups d'état, saying it is often the consequence of political practices that are out of step with the aspirations of the populations. In this context, he commended the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for its active engagement with the crises in Mali and Guinea.

    Read more here

    Full remarks at the Security Council here

    “Genuine political will, responsible leadership and adherence to the interest of the entire population is needed to sustainably put Yemen on a different trajectory”

    Hans Grundberg, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, briefed the Security Council on 12 January, reporting that the parties in the conflict are doubling down on military options. With Ansar Allah determined to continue its assault on Marib and renewed fighting in Shabwa, he said that the situation in the country appears to be once more entering an escalatory cycle with predictable devastating implications for civilians and the immediate prospects for peace. The Special Envoy added that he has been focusing on developing a comprehensive, inclusive multitrack approach that covers political, security and economic issues. This ramework aims at facilitating incremental progress in these different areas in parallel. 

    Full remarks at the Security Council here

    Myanmar

    Special Envoy Noeleen Heyzer discusses UN-ASEAN cooperation with Cambodia 

    Speaking virtually with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen on 13 January, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Myanmar Noeleen Heyzer urged immediate action based on strengthened United Nations-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) cooperation to prevent further deterioration of the situation in Myanmar and address the desperate needs of its people. She underlined her readiness to help strengthen regional efforts towards effective urgent implementation of the “Five-Point Consensus”. She stressed that a Myanmar-led process towards a peaceful, democratic and inclusive future needs to be supported by a coherent international approach grounded on regional unity.

    Afghanistan

    "We need to act now to prevent economic and social collapse and find ways to prevent further suffering for millions of Afghans"

    Secretary-General António Guterres held on 13 January a press stakeout on Afghanistan, following the launch on 11 January of the UN’s largest-ever humanitarian appeal for a single country (US$5 billion). He said that we are in a race against time to help the Afghan people as more than half of its population now depends on life-saving assistance. Noting the recent Security Council resolution 2615 on a humanitarian exception to the UN sanctions regime for Afghanistan, he stressed that rules and conditions that prevent money from being used to save lives and the economy must be suspended in this emergency situation.

    Full transcript of his press stakeout here 

    Central Asia

    UNRCCA Preventive Diplomacy Academy 2022 enrollment now open 

    The UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) is accepting applications for its annual training sessions for youth on preventive diplomacy. This year’s participants will gain understanding of the basics of preventive diplomacy, conflict prevention strategies, intercultural communication, information security in the cyberspace, human rights, the role and participation of youth in preventing violent extremism, and other topics linked to the Youth, Peace and Security and the Youth Strategy 2030 agendas. The application is open through 31 January 2022.

    Read more information on the program and eligibility here

    Yemen

    Special Envoy concludes visit to London

    The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, concluded on 11 January a visit to the United Kingdom where he met with James Cleverly, the Minister for Middle East and North Africa at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and a number of senior British officials. They discussed the deteriorating economic situation in Yemen as well as the recent military escalation and its impact on the prospects of reaching a peaceful and just resolution to the conflict. "There are no sustainable solutions to be gained from military escalation. The parties can and should engage in a sustained political dialogue aimed at de-escalating the violence and finding a way towards a negotiated comprehensive solution,” Special Envoy Grundberg said.

    Read more here

    UNMHA patrol visits As-Salif port

    The UN Mission to support the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA) visited As-Salif port and neighboring areas on 12 January. The UNMHA patrol team saw from a distance the UAE-flagged vessel, RWABEE, which according to media reports was seized by Houthis on 3 January, and spoke to its crew members. The team also visited a market and school in As-Salif to interact with the local population with no indication of militarization observed in the areas patrolled. A day earlier, UNMHA had expressed its concern at the allegations of the militarization of the Hudaydah ports and reiterated its readiness to address any concerns on this front. 

    Iraq

    Special Representative discusses political situation with Iraqi senior officials

    Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), met on 13 January in Baghdad with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to discuss the current political situation in the country. She also met with the Head of the Wisdom (Hikma) Movement, Sayyed Ammar al-Hakim. 

    Libya

    Special Adviser Williams continues discussions to keep electoral process moving forward

    Stephanie Williams, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General for Libya, met on 8 January with the Head of Taghyeer Party, Guma El Gamaty in Tripoli to exchange views on the current political situation and the importance of holding elections, as she continues her consultation this week with various political actors. On 9 January, she convened a consultative session of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) women's bloc. Recalling the timeline laid out in the LPDF roadmap, which extends until June 2022, she stressed the need to respect the will of the 2.5 million Libyans who collected their voter registrations cards and called for urgent and serious efforts to address the crisis of legitimacy facing Libya's national institutions. On 10 January in Tunis, she met with Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Othman Jerandi, where she commended Tunisia’s instrumental role and commitment to the stability of Libya, as well as the support extended to UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

    Find out more about her latest engagements in the region

    Western Sahara

    Personal Envoy visits Morocco

    Staffan de Mistura, the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara, embarked on his first visit to the region on 12 January. He will hear the views of concerned parties on how to make progress towards a constructive resumption of the political process on Western Sahara. He met Moroccan officials in Rabat, including Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita and Frente POLISARIO officials in Tindouf/Rabouni. He plans to visit Algiers and Nouakchott during this trip.

    West Africa and the Sahel

    Special Representative meets UK ambassadors

    On 14 January, Special Representative Mahamat Saleh Annadif met with Moazzam Malik, Director General Africa at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the United Kingdom (UK), and Victoria Billing, UK Ambassador to Senegal, Cabo Verde and Guinea Bissau. They discussed various important topics, including the situation in West Africa and the Sahel and ways to further strengthen the partnership with UNOWAS.

    Quarterly newsletter highlights UNOWAS and CNMC activities and efforts in consolidating peace and security in the region 

    The latest magazine focuses on the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission (CNMC), the election in The Gambia, and UNOWAS’ support stabilization efforts in the Lake Chad Basin together with the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA).

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    Sudan

    Special Representative announces new intra-Sudanese political process to support Sudanese democracy and peace

    Volker Perthes, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), formally launched on 8 January a UN-facilitated intra-Sudanese political process. It aims at supporting Sudanese stakeholders in agreeing on a way out of the current political crisis to a sustainable path forward towards democracy and peace. “It is time to end the violence and enter into a constructive process,” said the Special Representative, noting his concern that the current political impasse may slide the country further into instability and squander important gains made thus far.

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    Read the 7 Points on the Consultations on a Political Process for Sudan here

    Somalia

    National Consultative Council reaches consensus to hold delayed elections by 25 February 

    James Swan, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), took part in the 10 January meeting of the National Consultative Council (NCC) in Mogadishu, where the Council reached consensus to clarify electoral procedures and expedite the House of the People elections. Along with other UN representatives in Somalia, Special Representative Swan encouraged Somalia’s political leaders to continue in a spirit of cooperation, avoid provocations that risk new tensions or conflict, and stay focused on delivering a credible electoral process quickly for the benefit of all Somalis.

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    Haiti

    UN commemorates lives lost in 2010 Haiti earthquake

    On 12 January, the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) and the rest of the UN team in the country took part in a ceremony to mark the 12th anniversary of the earthquake that devastated the capital of Haiti and surrounding areas, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of Haitians as well as 102 UN staff. Secretary-General António Guterres said the victims will never be forgotten: “We remember and honor them and their legacy through our work.”

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    Next Week

    Under Norway’s presidency, the Security Council will hold an open debate on Women, Peace and Security: protecting participation on 18 January. Special Coordinator Tor Wennesland will brief on the Middle East on 19 January. And Special Representative Carlos Ruiz Massieu will update the Council on the situation in Colombia on 20 January. 

     

     

     

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    “A child being hurt is a child too many”, said the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative in Iraq on Friday, following a rocket attack against a school in Baghdad the previous night, which left a child and woman injured.

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    Aid and food distribution operations in northern Ethiopia are about “to grind to a halt” amid ongoing fighting, bloodshed and a lack of funding that is making humanitarian access impossible, the UN World Food Programme, WFP, said on Friday.

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    Зүүн Хойд Ази дахь хамтын ажиллагааг

    дэмжих нь: Зүүн Хойд Ази нь дэлхийн хүн амын тавны нэг нь амьдардаг бөгөөд дэлхийн дотоодын нийт бүтээгдэхүүний дөрөвний нэгийг үйлдвэрлэдэг. Улс Төр Энхийн Үйл Ажиллагааны Хэлтэс нь аливаа үзэл бодлын зөрөлдөөнийг энх тайван замаар шийдвэрлэхийг дэмждэг ба Зүүн Хойд Азийн орнуудын хамтын ажиллагааг өргөжүүлэн тэлэхийг уриалдаг.

    Солонгосын Хойг: Солонгосын Хойгийн нөхцөл байдал нь Нэгдсэн Үндэсний Байгууллагын хамгийн удаан хугацаанд шийдэхийг оролдож буй асуудлуудын нэг юм. Аюулгүйн Зөвлөл нь 1993 онд анх Бүгд Найрамдах Ардчилсан Солонгос Ард Улсын (БНАСАУ) цөмийн асуудалд тогтоол батлан Бүгд Найрамдах Ардчилсан Солонгос Ард Улсыг Цөмийн Зэвсгийг Үл Дэлгэрүүлэх тухай Гэрээнээс гарахгүй байхыг уриалсан байдаг. Улс Төр Энхийн Үйл Ажиллагааны Хэлтсийн (УТЭҮАХ) зорилго нь Солонгосын Хойгийн асуудлыг энхийн замаар шийдвэрлэх явдалд хувь нэмэр оруулан итгэлцлийг бий болгох, хурцадмал байдлыг бууруулах, тогтвортой энх тайвныг бий болгож, цөмийн зэвсгээс бүрмөсөн баталгаатай байдлаар ангижрах хэлэлцээрийг дэмжихэд анхаарч ажилладаг.

    ҮТЭҮАХ-н үйл ажиллагаа: ҮТЭҮАХ нь дэлхий нийтийн зөрчлөөс урьдчилан сэргийлж зөрчлийг шийдвэрлэх НҮБ-н ажилд Ерөнхий Нарийн Бичгийн Даргыг дэмжигч тэргүүлэх байгууллага бөгөөд НҮБ-н Эмэгтэйчүүд болон бусад байгууллагуудтай идэвхтэй хамтран Энх Тайван Аюулгүй Байдал ба Эмэгтэйчүүд (ЭТАБЭ) болон Энх Тайван Аюулгүй Байдал ба Залуучууд (ЭТАБЗ) мөрийн хөтөлбөрүүдийг хэрэгжүүлдэг. ҮТЭҮАХ -н Нью Йорк дахь Ази, Номхон Далайн Хэлтэс болон Шанхайн Хамтын Ажиллагааны Байгууллагатай харьцдаг Бээжин дэх харилцааны нэгж нь НҮБ-н бусад байгууллагуудтай хамтран Аюулгүйн Зөвлөлд тайлан мэдэгдэл бэлтгэн, улс төрийн шинжилгээ хийж Ерөнхий Нарийн Бичгийн Даргын Сайн Албууд болон урьдчилан сэргийлэх дипломатын ажлуудыг дэмжин чадавхжуулах ажлыг өрнүүлэн бусад байгууллагуудтай түншлэн ажилладаг.

    ҮТЭҮАХ-н Зүүн Хойд Ази дахь Хамтын Ажиллагааг Дэмжих Хөтөлбөр нь НҮБ-н системд дараах боломжуудыг олгодог: (i) НҮБ-н форумуудад бүс нутгийн төлөөлөгчид оролцох явдлыг хөнгөвчлөх; (ii) НҮБ/ҮТЭҮАХ-н оролцоо, үйл ажиллагааг дэмжих; (iii) Зүүн Хойд Ази дахь НҮБ-н санаачилгуудыг хөнгөвчлөх; (iv) НҮБ-н үйл ажиллагааны уялдаа холбоонд хувь нэмэр оруулах болон бусад арга хэмжээг авах. ҮТЭҮАХ-н Аюулгүйн Зөвлөлийн Хэрэг Эрхлэх Хэлтэс нь Аюулгүйн Зөвлөлийн чиг үүрэг болон 1718-р тогтоолын (2006) хүрээнд үүсгэн байгуулсан Аюулгүйн Зөвлөлийн Коммисс зэрэг түүний харъяа байгууллагуудын ажилд дэмжлэг үзүүлдэг.

     

    Түншлэл ба Хамтын Ажиллагаа

    Ерөнхий Нарийн Бичгийн урьдчилан сэргийлэлтийн алсын харааны дагуу “НҮБ нь цор ганц үйлдэгч биш бөгөөд олон тохиолдолд хамгийн чухал үйлдэгч ч биш байдаг. Эцсийн зорилго бол үүрэг хариуцлагаа тэлэх бус хүмүүс, ялангуяа хамгийн эмзэг хүмүүсийн амьдралд өөрчлөлт оруулах явдал юм. Бүгдийг хамарсан гишүүнчлэл бүхий олон талт байдлын тулгуурын хувьд НҮБ нь хурал хуралдуулж зохион байгуулах хосгүй чадамжтай юм. НҮБ-н систем нь бусдыг бодитоор чадавхжуулах тал дээр хамгийн их нөлөөтэй. Энэ нь хамгийн өргөн хүрээг хамарсан Засгийн газрууд, бүс нутгийн байгууллагууд, олон улсын санхүүгийн байгууллагууд, иргэний нийгмийн байгууллагууд, академи, хувийн хэвшлийнхэнтэй бодит түншлэлийг бий болгох явдал бөгөөд тус Байгууллагын сүүлийн 70 жилд үүсгэн бий болгосон олон улсын нормуудыг хамгаалах өөрийн эрхэм зорилгодоо үргэлж үнэнч байсаар ирсэн юм.

    ҮТЭҮАХ нь засгийн газрын, бүс нутгийн, дэд бүс нутгийн чиг үүрэг нэгт байгууллагууд болон бусад байгууллагуудтай үргэлж харилцаа холбоотой ажиладаг. Уг Хэлтэс нь бүс нутаг, тодорхой улс орны бүгдэд хамаатай асуудлууд дээрх мэдээлэл солилцоо, хамтын ажиллагааг хангах зэргээр энэ ажилд НҮБ-н системийг зохион байгуулдаг. Зүүн Хойд Азийн хувьд дараах байгууллагуудтай түншлэн хамтран ажилладаг:


     

     
     

     

    Санаачилгууд

    Зүүн Хойд Азид Ирээдүйн Энх Тайванг бий болгох

    ҮТЭҮАХ болон ЮНЕСКО-н Зүүн Хойд Азийн Залуучуудтай хийсэн Виртуал Цуврал Яриа, 2021 оны 7-р сар – 10-р сар.

    НҮБ-н Аюулгүйн Зөвлөлийн Энх Тайван ба Аюулгүй Байдал ба Залуучуудын талаар баталсан 2250-р (2015), 2419-р (2018), 2535-р (2020) тогтоолууд нь энх тайван, аюулгүй байдлын үйл явцууд дахь залуучуудын бодит оролцоог дэмжих бүтцийг НҮБ-д олгодог.

    Залуучууд амар тайван нийгмийг бий болгож тус тусын амьдардаг газраа үр дүнтэй засаглалыг дэмжих чадалтай. Олон янзын гарал үүсэл бүхий залуучуудыг хуралдуулан ирээдүйн талаар төсөөлөн хэлэлцүүлсэнээр урт удаан нөлөөллийг бий болгон алсын хараатай ярилцлага хийх нөхцөл, итгэлцэл, хамтын ажиллагааг бүрдүүлэх боломжтой юм. Зүйн Хойд Ази дахь Энх Тайван Аюулгүй Байдал ба Залуучуудын мөрийн хөтөлбөрийг дэмжих үүднээс ҮТЭҮАХ-н Ази Номхон Далайн Хэлтэс болон ҮТЭҮАХ-н Инновацийн Нэгж нь ЮНЕСКО ба Хамтарсан Студитай түншлэн соёл хоорондын цуврал хэлэлцүүлгэд мэргэшсэн нийгмийн өөрчлөлтийн компани нь 2021 оны 7-р сарын 28-нд Хятад, Япон, Солонгос, Монгол улсын 45 оролцогчидтой виртуал цуврал хэлэлцүүлгийг өрнүүлсэн. Оролцогчдоос тухайн бүс нутгийн одоогийн нөхцөл байдалтай харьцуулахад ирээдүйн Зүүн Хойд Ази ямар байж болохыг төсөөлөхийг уриалсан. Уг төсөл нь НҮБ-н ирээдүйн мөрийн хөтөлбөрт орох ба Зүүн Хойд Азид Энх Тайван, Аюулгүй Байдал ба Залуучуудыг хэрэгжүүлэхэд хувь нэмэр оруулах юм. 

       

     

    Хоёр дахь хэлэлцүүлэг 10-р сарын 6-нд явагдана. Үүгээр залуучуудын оролцоо, өнгөрсөн болон ирээдүй үе хоорондын харилцаа, цаг уурын өөрчлөлт зэрэг сэдвүүдийг хөндөнө. Хэлэлцүүлгээс гарсан гол үр дүнг ҮТЭҮАХ-н түнш, харилцагчдаар дамжуулан Гишүүн орнуудад танилцуулан залуучуудын талаар ирээдүйд гаргах бодлогын зөвлөмжүүдэд тэднийг илүү сайн оролцуулахын тулд тухайн бүс нутгийн залуучуудын талаарх НҮБ-н мэдлэгийг ерөнхийлөн дүгнэнэ.

     

    Нэмэлт мэдээл:

     

    Зэвсэггүйжүүлэлт, үл дэлгэрүүлэх асуудал дээрх Зүүн Хойд Азийн залуучуудын үзэл бодол

    ҮТЭҮАХ болон Зэвсгээс Ангижрах Асуудал Эрхэлсэн Газрын (ЗААЭГ) Зүүн Хойд Азийн залуучуудын удирдагчиддтай хийсэн цуврлан онлайн сургалтууд, 2020 оны 4-р сар-12-р сар

    НҮБ-н Аюулгүйн Зөвлөлийн Энх Тайван ба Аюулгүй Байдал ба Залуучуудын талаар баталсан 2250-р (2015), 2419-р (2018), 2535-р (2020) тогтоолууд нь энх тайван, аюулгүй байдлын үйл явцууд дахь залуучуудын бодит оролцоог дэмжих бүтцийг НҮБ-д олгодог. 2019 оны 10-р сарын 21-нд Бүгд Найрамдах Солонгос Улсын өргөн барьж Япон, Хятад, Монгол зэрэг 84 Гишүүн Орны хамтран дэмжсэн “Залуучууд, зэвсэггүйжүүлэлт ба үл дэлгэрүүлэх” тухай 74/64-р тогтоолыг НҮБ-н Ерөнхий Ассамблей баталсан нь тухайн бүс нутгийн залуучуудад итгэл төрүүлэн олон талт бодлогыг бүрдүүлэх анхны алхам тавигдсан юм.

    2020 онд ҮТЭҮАХ болон НҮБ-н Зэвсгээс Ангижрах Асуудал Эрхэлсэн Газар (ЗААЭГ) нь Зүүн Хойд Азийн залуу удирдагчдыг цуглуулан зэвсгээс ангижрах болон үл дэлгэрүүлэх асуудлуудын талаар ярилцах хамтарсан төслийг эхлүүлсэн. 4-р сараас хойш энэхүү хамтын баг нь БНСУ, Япон, Хятад, Монголын найман залуу удирдагчидтай ажиллан зэвсгээс ангижрах, үл дэлгэрүүлэх, хүйс, шинэ технологи, иргэний нийгмийн арга хэмжээн дээр тэднийг сурган чадавхжуулсан. Оролцогчид НҮБ-н албаныхан, хөндлөнгийн мэргэжилтнүүд, академич болон иргэний нийгмийн төлөөлөгчидтэй виртуал цуврал хэлэлцүүлэгт оролцсон.

    Уг төсөл нь мөн залуучуудыг тухайн бүс нутгийн ахмад бодлого гаргагчидтай холбож ажилласан. Шийдвэр гаргагч болон залуучуудын хоорондын харилцааг бий болгох зорилгын дагуу Зэвсгээс Ангижрах болон Үл Дэлгэрүүлэх Асуудлууд дээрх БНСУ-НҮБ-н жилийн Хамтарсан Бага Хурлын хүрээнд анх удаа 12-р сарын 2-нд залуучуудын тусгай хурал явагдахад төслийн нэгэн оролцогч үг хэлсэн. Тус бүлгийн гишүүд мөн ЗААЭГ-н Өнөөдөр Зэвсгээс Ангижрах подкастын нэг нэвтрүүлэгт оролцон ҮТЭҮАХ-н Улс Төрийн Ярианд өөрсдийн туршлагынхаа талаар нийтлэл бичсэн.

    Зүүн Хойд Азийн ҮТЭҮАХ-н залуу удирдагчдын талаар илүү ихийг мэдэхийг хүсвэл төсөл болон оролцогчдын талаарх постыг энд дарж уншина уу.

    Залуу удирдагчдын бодлого болон тэдний үзэл бодлын нийтлэлийн холбоос:

    Санамж: Эдгээр бодлогын нийтлэлүүдийг бүс нутгийн төслийн үед боловсруулсан ба зөвхөн тухайн нийтлэгч нарын үзлийг тусгасан болно. Тэдний үзэл нь Нэгдсэн Үндэсний Байгууллага болон Гишүүн Орнуудын албан ёсны байр суурийг илэрхийлж байгаа болон тэдний дэмжлэгийг авсан гэсэн үг биш юм.

     

    Энх Тайван, Аюулгүй Байдал ба Эмэгтэйчүүд мөрийн хөтөлбөрт оруулах Зүүн Хойд Азийн Орнуудын хувь нэмрийн талаарх Мэргэжлийн түвшний хэлэлцүүлгүүд

    2019 оны 12-р сарын 10, БНХАУ, Бээжин

    ҮТЭҮАХ нь НҮБ-н Эмэгтэйчүүд ба Стокгольмын Олон Улсын Энхийн Судалгааны Институттай (СОУЭСИ) хамтран Энх Тайван, Аюулгүй Байдал ба Эмэгтэйчүүдийн мөрийн хөтөлбөрт Зүүн Хойд Азийн орнуудын хувь нэмрийн талаар бүс нутгийн мэргэжилтнүүдийн хэлэлцүүлгийг зохион байгуулсан. 12-р сарын 10-нд Бээжинд явагдсан уг арга хэмжээнд Хятад, Япон, Монгол, БНСУ зэрэг орны 30 гаруй оролцогчид цугларан Бээжин +25 процессийн 2020 оны ой ба НҮБ-н Аюулгүйн Зөвлөлийн 1325-р Тогтоолын 20 жилийн ойн хүрээнд тус бүс нутагт Энх Тайван, Аюулгүй Байдал ба Эмэгтэйчүүд (ЭТАБЭ) хөтөлбөрийн хэрэгжилтийн явцыг хэлэлцсэн. Тус арга хэмжээн дээр СОУЭСИ нь ЭТАБЭ дахь БНСУ болон Японы өсөн нэмэгдэж буй үүргийн талаарх нийтлэлээ танилцуулсан. Бээжинд болсон зөвлөлдөх хурал нь бүс нутгийн холбоо сүлжээг бататгах боломж олгон тус бүс нутгийн мэргэжилтнүүдэд тулгарч буй асуудлуудыг хэлэлцэн нэг нэгэндээ сайн дадлуудыг хуваалцах боломжийг олгосон юм.

    Энх Тайван Аюулгүй Байдал ба Эмэгтэйчүүд: Зүүн Хойд Азийн Дуу Хоолой-н холбоосыг харна үү (2011 оны 3-р сар).

     

    2019 оны Солонгос дээрх Дэлхийн Энх Тайвны Форум дээр хэлсэн Ерөнхий Нарийн Бичгийн Дарга ДиКарлогийн үг

    2019 оны 9-р сарын 28, АНУ, Нью Йорк

    2019 оны Солонгос дээрх Дэлхийн Энх Тайвны Форумд мэндчилгээ дэвшүүлж байгаадаа таатай байна. Өнгөрсөн жил Солонгосын Хойгт маш чухал үйл явдлууд өрнөлөө. Дээд хэмжээний уулзалтууд зохиогдон салсан гэр бүлүүд эргэн уулзлаа. Мөн олон зорилтуудыг дэвшүүллээ. Өнөөдөр олон улс яриа хэлэлцээрийг үргэлжлүүлэн ахиц дэвшил гаргахыг хүсч байна.

    Нэгдсэн Үндэсний Байгууллага нь хоёр Солонгост хамтын ажиллагаа, энх тайвны зурвасуудыг илгээх тавцан болж байгаад миний бие сэтгэл хангалуун байна. Сүүлийн 12 сар Панмунжом Тунхаглалыг Ерөнхий Ассамблей болон Аюулгүйн Зөвлөлийн албан ёсны баримт бичиг болгон тараасан; Хоёр Солонгосын хамтын хүсэлтээр Солонгосын уламжлалт бөхийн барилдааныг Соёлын Биет Бус Өвд бүртгэсэн ба Женевийн Нэгдсэн Үндэсний Байгууллагын Оффис дээр Дэлхийн Таеквондо болон Олон Улсын Таеквондогийн Холбоо нь энх тайвныг уриалсан. Эдгээр бэлгэдлийн алхамууд нь маш чухал юм. Үүнийгээ цааш үргэлжлүүлэх хэрэгтэй. Ерөнхий Нарийн Бичгийн Дарга нь Бүгд Найрамдах Ардчилсан Солонгос Ард Улс болон Америкийн Нэгдсэн Улсын хоёр удирдагчдын 6-р сард хэлэлцэж тохиролцсоноор БНАСАУ-г ажлын түвшний яриа хэлэлцээрийг эхлүүлж хоёр Солонгосын хэлэлцүүлгийг үргэлжлүүлэхийг уриалсаар байна. Бүгд Найрамдах Ардчилсан Солонгос Ард Улс, Бүгд Найрамдах Солонгос Улс болон Америкийн Нэгдсэн Улсын удирдагчдын хооронд дээд хэмжээний уулзалт хийх нь чухал алхам юм.

    Тэд Солонгосын Хойгт Аюулгүйн Зөвлөлийн холбогдох тогтоолуудын дагуу тогтвортой энх тайванг бий болгон, цөмийн зэвсгээс бүрмөсөн баталгаатай байдлаар ангижрах явдлыг хэрэгжүүлэхэд тохиромжтой уур амьсгалыг бүрдүүлээд байна. Саад бэрхшээлүүд тулгарч болох ч гол асуудлуудад бодитой ахиц гаргах үндэс суурь тавигдлаа. Нэгдсэн Үндэсний Байгууллагын систем болон Сайн Алба нь талуудын дипломат үйл ажиллагаануудыг дэмжих боломжтой. Та бүгдийн цаашдын яриа хэлэлцээрт амжилт хүсэхийн ялдамд үр дүн өндөртэй форум болно гэдэгт найдаж байна. Баярлалаа.

     

    Энх Тайван, Аюулгүй Байдал ба Залуучууд: Зүүн Хойд Азийн Бүс Нутгийн семинар дээр ярилцах харилцан ярианы үзэл бодлууд

    2019 оны 6-р сарын 3-4, Монгол улс, Улаанбаатар хот

    Энхийн хэлэлцээр тохиролцоо зэрэг энх тайван, аюулгүй байдлын асуудлуудыг хэлэлцэхэд залуучуудын оролцоо зайлшгүй шаардлагатай нь мэдээжийн зүйл юм. 2019 оны 6-р сарын 3, 4-нд Монгол Улсын Гадаад Харилцааны Яамтай хамтран Монгол улсын НҮБ-н баг, НҮБ-н Хөгжлийн Хөтөлбөр (НҮБХХ) болон НҮБ-н Залуу Энхийг Сахиулагчдын Нэгдсэн Сүлжээ (ЗЭСНС) нь Зүүн Хойд Азийн бүх хэсгээс залуучуудыг цуглуулж тухайн бүс нутгийн ярианд залуучууд, энх тайван, аюулгүй байдлын хэлэлцэх асуудлууд, үзэл бодлуудыг хэлэлцүүлүүлсэн. Монгол улсын НҮБ-н Залуучуудын Зөвлөх Хэсгийн Зохион байгуулагч асан Хишигжаргал Энхбаяр өөрийнхөө туршлагыг энд бичсэн. Уг семинарыг 2020 оны 3-р сарын 2-нд нийтлэгдсэн Энх тайван, аюулгүй байдал ба залуучуудын талаарх Ерөнхий Нарийн Бичгийн Даргын анхны тайлан-д дурьджээ.

  • 14 jan 2022

    北東アジアでの協力を支援

    北東アジア: 北東アジアは世界の人口の5分の1を占め、世界の国内総生産の4分の1を占めています。この地域は、歴史的および地域的な紛争に苦しみ続けています。政治平和構築局は、紛争の平和的管理と解決を提唱し、北東アジア諸国がそれらの調整と協力を拡大することを奨励しています。

    朝鮮半島。朝鮮半島情勢は、国連が最も長い間抱えている問題の一つです。 1993年、安保理は朝鮮民主主義人民共和国に対し、核兵器不拡散条約から脱退しないよう求め、朝鮮民主主義人民共和国の核問題に関する決議を初めて採択しました。 DPPAの目的は、朝鮮半島における未解決の問題を平和的かつ交渉によって解決するための努力を促進することに貢献することであり、持続可能な平和と完全かつ検証可能な非核化のために当事者が信頼醸成、緊張緩和、対話支援の努力を強化することに重点を置いています。

    DPPAの存在と活動: DPPAは、グローバルレベルでの紛争の予防と解決に向けた国連の取り組みにおいて事務総長を支援する主導的な機関であり、「女性、平和、安全(WPS)」や「若者、平和、安全(WPS)」に関する課題を推進するためにUN女性やその他の団体と積極的に連携しています。 DPPAのニューヨークのアジア太平洋部門と北京の連絡拠点は、上海協力機構と交流し、他の国連機関との共同作業の精神に基づき、安全保障理事会へのブリーフィングを準備し、政治分析を行い、事務総長の善処と予防外交の努力を支え、能力開発を行い、他の機関とのパートナーシップを構築しています。

    DPPAの北東アジア協力支援プログラムにより、国連システムは特に以下のことを行うことができます。(i) 国連フォーラムへの地域代表の参加を促進 (ii) 国連とDPPAの関与とパートナーシップを支援 (iii) 北東アジアにおける、および北東アジアに関する国連のイニシアティブを促進 (iv) 国連一貫性に貢献。 DPPAの安全保障理事会担当部局は、安全保障理事会の機能と、決議1718(2006)に従って設置された安全保障理事会委員会を含むその補助機関の業務を支援しています。

     

    パートナーシップと協力

    予防に関する事務総長のビジョンにあるように、「国連は唯一のアクターではなく、多くの場合、最も重要なアクターですらない」のです。 最終的な目標は、我々の権限を拡大することではなく、人々、特に最も弱い立場にある人々のために真の変化をもたらすことです。 普遍的なメンバーシップを持つ多国間主義の象徴として、国連は比類なき招集と動員能力を有しています。 国連システムが最も大きな効果を発揮するのは、他者を真に有効活用するときです。 これは、国連が過去70年にわたって生み出してきた国際規範の守護者としての使命に常に忠実でありながら、最も幅広い政府、地域機関、国際金融機関、市民社会組織、学界、民間部門と有意義なパートナーシップを構築することを意味します。

    DPPAは、政府機関、地域・小地域機関のカウンターパート、およびその他の団体と定期的に連絡を取り合っています。この努力は、相互の関心事である地域的または国別の問題についての情報共有と協力を確保することを含め、国連システムを調整するものです。 北東アジアについては、他の組織とのパートナーシップや協力があります。


     

     
     

     

    イニシアチブ

    北東アジアにおける平和の未来

    DPPAとユネスコによる北東アジアの若者との仮想対話シリーズ、2021年7月~10月。

    若者、平和、安全保障(YPS)に関する国連安全保障理事会決議2250(2015)2419(2018)2535(2020)は、平和と安全のプロセスへの若者の有意義な参加を促進するための国連の枠組みを提供するものです。

    若者は、平和な社会を築き、地域社会で効果的なガバナンスを支える可能性を持っています。多様な若者たちが集まって未来を想像することで、永続的な影響を確保し、将来を見据えた対話、信頼、協力のための条件を作り出すことができます。北東アジアにおけるYPSアジェンダの推進に伴い、DPPAアジア太平洋部門とDPPAのイノベーション部門は、ユネスコおよび異文化間対話を専門とする社会変革企業シェアード・スタジオと連携し、2021年7月28日に、中国、日本、韓国、モンゴルから45人が参加した一連の仮想対話を開始しました。参加者は、北東アジアに関する現在の仮定に照らし合わせて、北東アジアの未来を想像するよう求められました。このプロジェクトは、国連の先見性アジェンダに食い込み、北東アジアにおける「若者、平和、安全」アジェンダの実施に貢献することになります。

       

     

    第2回目のダイアログは10月6日に開催される予定です。 若者の参加、世代間関係、気候変動というトピックが取り上げられる予定です。 ダイアログの主な成果は、DPPAのパートナーやネットワークを通じて加盟国と共有され、地域の若者に関する国連の知識を把握し、彼らの未来に関する政策提言に若者をよりよく取り込むために活用されます。


    詳しくはこちら

     

    北東アジアにおける軍縮・不拡散のための若者の視点

    DPPAとODAによる北東アジアの若手リーダーとのオンライン学習シリーズ、2020年4月~12月

    若者、平和、安全保障(YPS)に関する国連安全保障理事会決議2250(2015)2419(2018)2535(2020)は、平和と安全のプロセスへの若者のより有意義な参加を促進するための枠組みを提供しています。 2019年10月21日に韓国(ROK)が表決し、日本、中華人民共和国、モンゴルを含む84の加盟国が共同提案した「若者、軍縮、不拡散」に関する決議74/64の国連総会での採択は、地域の若者との多国間政策と信頼醸成イニシアティブのための別の入り口を作り出しました。

    2020年、DPPAと国連軍縮部(ODA)は、北東アジアの若手リーダーを集め、軍縮・不拡散問題を議論する共同プロジェクトを開始しました。4月以降、合同チームは韓国、日本、中国、モンゴル出身の8人の青年リーダーを対象に、軍縮、不拡散、ジェンダー、新技術、市民社会活動に関する研修と能力向上を図ってきました。参加者は、国連職員、独立専門家、学者、市民社会代表との一連の仮想討論に参加しました。

    また、このプロジェクトは、若者と地域の上級政策立案者を結びつけました。12月2日には、毎年開催されている「軍縮・不拡散問題に関する韓国連合同会議」の一環として初めて開催された青年特別セッションで、プロジェクトの参加者が講演を行い、意思決定者と若者の間の橋渡しをすることに成功した。また、ODAのポッドキャスト「Disarmament Today」の収録や、DPPAの「Politically Speaking」への寄稿を行い、自分たちの経験を振り返りました。

    DPPAの北東アジアにおけるユース・チャンピオンについて詳しく知りたい方は、プロジェクトと参加者についてのポスターをこちらからクリックしてください

    若手リーダーたちのポリシーペーパーとその視点に関するリンクはこちらをご覧ください。

    注:これらの政策ペーパーは地域プロジェクトの過程で作成されたものであり、著者の見解のみを反映したものです。また、国連やその加盟国の公式見解を必ずしも反映したものではなく、その支持を意味するものでもありません。

     

    女性、平和、安全保障の課題に対する北東アジア諸国の貢献に関する専門家レベルのディスカッション

    2019年12月10日、中国・北京

    DPPAは、UN Womenおよびストックホルム国際平和研究所(SIPRI)と緊密に協力し、女性・平和・安全保障(WPS)アジェンダに対する北東アジア諸国の貢献に関する地域専門家会議を開催しました。 12月10日に北京で開催されたこのイベントでは、中国、日本、モンゴル、韓国から30名以上が参加し、北京+25プロセスの2020周年と国連安保理決議1325の20周年を踏まえ、この地域におけるWPS実施の進捗状況について議論しました。 同イベントでSIPRIは、WPSにおける韓国と日本の新たな役割に関する背景文書(background paper)を発表しました。 北京での協議は、地域のネットワークを強化し、地域の専門家が互いの課題を話し合い、ベストプラクティスを共有する機会を提供しました。

     

    リンクをご覧ください。Women, Peace and Security: Voices from Northeast Asia (2021年3月)

     

    韓国での2019年世界平和フォーラムにおける事務次長(ローズマリー・ディカルロ)の発言について

    2019年9月28日、アメリカ・ニューヨーク

    2019年世界平和フォーラム・オン・コリアに、あらためて温かいご挨拶を申しあげます。 昨年は、朝鮮半島に重大な進展がありました。 私たちは首脳会談や家族の再会を目撃しました。そして、多くの公約がなされました。 今日、国際社会は会談の再開と進展を切望しています。

    私は、国連が南北朝鮮の協力と平和のメッセージを発信するプラットフォームとなったことをうれしく思ってます。 この12カ月間、板門店宣言が総会と安全保障理事会の公式文書として回覧され、韓国伝統レスリングが両国の共同申請により無形文化遺産に登録され、世界テコンドー連盟と国際テコンドー連盟がジュネーブの国連事務所で平和を推進しました。

    こうした象徴的な措置は極めて重要です。 しかし、もっと多くのことが必要です。  事務総長は引き続き、朝鮮民主主義人民共和国に対し、6月に両首脳が合意したとおり、米国との実務者協議を開始し、南北対話を再開するよう促しています。 朝鮮民主主義人民共和国、大韓民国、米国それぞれの首脳が参加した首脳会談は、依然として重要なマイルストーンです。

    彼らは、関連する安全保障理事会決議に基づき、朝鮮半島の持続可能な平和と完全かつ検証可能な非核化を推進するための雰囲気を構築してきました。 後退はあり得るが、中核的な問題について具体的な前進を遂げるための基盤ができました。 国連システムと私たちのグッドオフィスは、当事者の外交努力を支援するために利用できます。 私は、今後の議論における皆様の大きな成功を祈るとともに、フォーラムの結果を楽しみにしています。 ありがとうございました。

     

    若者、平和、安全保障。北東アジアにおける対話のための展望」地域ワークショップ

    2019年6月3日から4日まで。, モンゴル・ウランバートル

    和平交渉を含め、平和と安全保障の問題を議論する際に、若者を参加させなければならないことは論を待ちません。 2019年6月3日と4日、DPPAはモンゴル外務省、モンゴル国連チーム、国連開発計画(UNDP)、ユナイテッド・ネットワーク・オブ・ヤング・ピースビルダーズ(UNOY)と連携し、北東アジア各地から若者を集め、若者と平和と安全のアジェンダと地域における対話の展望を議論しました。

    モンゴルの国連青年諮問委員会の元コーディネーター、ヒシグジャルガル・エンクバヤル氏は、この経験について次のように書いていますこれ。このワークショップは、2020年3月2日に発行された 若者と平和および安全保障に関する事務総長第1次報告書で言及されました。

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  • 12 jan 2022

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  • 12 jan 2022

    Seven years into the war in Yemen, UN Special Envoy Hans Grundberg reaffirmed to the Security Council on Wednesday that no long-term solution can be found on the battlefield, urging the warring parties to “talk, even if they are not ready to put down their arms”.

  • 11 jan 2022

    At least four children have been killed and multiple others have been maimed during an escalation of conflict over the past week in Myanmar, said the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday. 

  • 11 jan 2022

    As the death toll from the recent unrest in Kazakhstan mounts to 164, the UN Office for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday requested “prompt, independent, impartial investigations” into the killings, and whether “unnecessary and disproportionate use of force was made by security forces”.

  • 11 jan 2022

    A decade after civil conflict erupted in Mali, hopes for an early resolution to insurgency and strife have not materialized, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the country, El-Ghassim Wane, told the Security Council on Tuesday.  

  • 11 jan 2022

    The use of explosives that lie dormant, particularly in populated areas, is “a persistent and growing threat to children and their families”, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday, expressing deep sadness over the death of eight students in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

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  • 10 jan 2022

    The Secretary-General, António Guterres, strongly condemned on Monday the “appalling” attacks perpetrated over the weekend in Nigeria’s Zamfara State in which scores of civilians were killed.  

  • 10 jan 2022

    After a recent wave of attempts and coups d'état in Central African Republic, Mali, Sudan and Guinea, The UN Special Representative for the region told the Security Council on Monday this resurgence, particularly in West Africa, “is often the consequence of political practices that are completely out of step with the aspirations of the populations.” 

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  • 10 jan 2022

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  • 10 jan 2022

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  • 9 jan 2022

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  • 7 jan 2022
    This Week in DPPA is a brief roundup of political and peacebuilding events and developments at UNHQ and around the world. 

    Security Council

    2021 Highlights of Security Council Practice out now

    The Security Council Affairs Division of the Department released on 5 January the 2021 Highlights of Security Council Practice. This year’s edition builds on and enhances the revamped design launched in 2019 and provides an overview of the work of the Security Council last year. The Highlights Paper covers, among other events and activities, the Council’s mission to the Sahel from 23 to 25 October, the first such visit since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, and the work of subsidiary Security Council bodies. This edition includes new areas of analysis for 2021, such as a greater focus on the themes of informal interactive dialogues and Arria-formula meetings.

    Read more here

    December UN Security Council in Review released 

    DPPA’s Security Council Affairs Division (SCAD) has circulated its "United Nations Security Council in Review" for December 2021. The monthly newsletter offers an overview of the activity of the Security Council for the previous month. It is an addition to the existing research tools and information products available here.

    Read the December newsletter here

    Afghanistan

    UNAMA discusses human rights and women’s participation in public life 

    Mette Knudsen, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), met this week with a group of Afghan women from different provinces to discuss women’s participation in public life. Deputy Special Representative Knudsen underlined the importance of all stakeholders supporting women’s full participation in the country’s economy and UNAMA’s continued support to women organizations across Afghanistan. On 6 January, she also met with Taliban Deputy Chief Justice of Supreme Court Sheikh Mohammad Qasim to discuss how to promote access to justice for all women and men, and to guarantee human rights for all. 

    Central Asia

    Special Representative monitors situation in Kazakhstan

    Natalia Gherman, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Asia and Head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), spoke on 6 January with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, Akan Rakhmetullin, among others, as part of efforts to monitor the situation in the country during the ongoing unrest. She reiterated appeals to exercise restraint and refrain from violence. 

    Yemen

    Quarterly newsletter highlights work of new envoy

    The latest newsletter of the Office of the Special Envoy for Yemen, just issued, features Special Envoy of the Secretary-General Hans Grundberg’s mediation efforts since assuming his duties on 5 September 2021. The newsletter also includes data on the impact of the conflict on Yemenis.

    Read more here

    Libya

    Special Adviser discusses with political actors efforts to keep electoral process moving forward

    Stephanie Williams, Special Advisor of the Secretary-General for Libya, continued her consultations this week with Libyan political actors. Among others, she met on 5 January with the Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC) Chairman Emad Al-Sayeh and board member Abdul Hakim Al-Shaab. They discussed ways to consolidate and strengthen efforts to keep the electoral process moving forward. She reiterated that the United Nations stand by the Libyan people in their demand for an electoral process to end the long transitional period. She also stressed the need for determined efforts to push forward on national reconciliation and transitional justice.

    Read more about her recent engagements here

    Sudan

    Special Representative continues to engage with stakeholders amidst ongoing political crisis

    Volker Perthes, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), continued to engage with all relevant stakeholders this week – including General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Abdalla Hamdok as well as civilian groups and the military to help build confidence, narrow gaps and reach consensus on a workable solution going forward. On 3 January, the Secretary-General condemned the continued violence targeting protestors in Sudan as he also took note of the resignation of Prime Minister Hamdok.

    Read more here

    Somalia

    UNSOM meets with National Consultative Council on electoral process

    James Swan, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), met on 4 January with the National Consultative Council (NCC) in Mogadishu. He encouraged NCC to expedite Somalia’s electoral process and improve its credibility for all Somalis, including by correcting deficiencies in procedural rules and ensuring a clear timeline for the rapid completion of elections.

    Read more here

    Next Week

    Special Representative Mahamat Saleh Annadif will brief the Security Council on West Africa and the Sahel on Monday, 10 January. Special Envoy Hans Grundberg will brief on the situation in Yemen on Wednesday, 12 January. 

     

     

     

     

     

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