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2021

  • 26 сен 2021

    New York, 27 September

    On World Tourism Day, we recognize the power and potential of tourism to advance prosperity and drive inclusive, sustainable development. The tourism sector touches almost every part of our economies and societies, enabling historically marginalized people and those at risk of being left behind to benefit from development that is local and direct.

    Tourism...

  • 20 сен 2021

    New York, September 21, 2021

    This year’s International Day of Peace comes at a crisis point for humanity.  

    COVID-19 has turned our world upside-down.

    Conflicts are spinning out of control.  

    The climate emergency is worsening.

    Inequality and poverty are deepening.

    ...
  • 19 сен 2021

    The Secretary-General deeply regrets that the Houthi movement (who also call themselves Ansar Allah) yesterday carried out executions of nine individuals, one of whom was reportedly a minor at time of detention, and strongly condemns these actions which are a result of judicial proceedings that do not appear to have fulfilled the requirements of fair trial and due process under international law. 

    Stressing that he...

  • 18 сен 2021

    New York – The Members of the Security Council were briefed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the current situation in Somalia.

    The Members of the Security...

  • 18 сен 2021

    New York – The Members of the Security Council were briefed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the current situation in Somalia.

    The Members of...

  • 17 сен 2021

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

    Security Council

    Sudan continues its transition towards democracy

    Volker Perthes, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), told the Security Council on 14 September that the country was making headway in its transition to democracy, with growing momentum towards drafting a new Constitution and organizing elections. Reporting on several positive developments, including steps taken by the Transitional Government in Khartoum to address violence in Darfur and eastern Sudan, he noted that long‑term success required sustained international support. “Sudan’s challenges are immense, and the United Nations remains fully committed to supporting the authorities in addressing them and realizing the aspirations of the Sudanese people for a peaceful, stable and democratic Sudan,” he said, adding that UNITAMS counted on the Council’s robust support as it navigated the path forward.

    Full briefing to the Security Council here

    Read more here

     
    UNAMA mandate extended for another six months

    The Security Council unanimously voted on 17 September to extend the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) until 17 March 2022. The Council requested the mission to continue coordinating humanitarian assistance and asked the authorities to ensure access and security to UN staff to allow for the delivery of the much-needed assistance. 

    Read more here

     
    Council adopts technical rollover of UNSMIL mandate

    The Security Council unanimously adopted on 15 September resolution 2595 (2021) extending the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 30 September. Council members continue to be engaged in consultations on the extension of the mandate of UNSMIL beyond that date.

    Read more here

    Central Asia

    Special Representative Gherman attends 21st Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

    Natalia Gherman, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) participated on 17 September in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, in the 21st Summit of the Council of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on the occasion of its 20th anniversary on behalf of the Secretary-General. Through a pre-recorded video message, the Secretary-General stressed the United Nations commitment to deliver for the Afghan people. Earlier on 16 September, Special Representative Gherman met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Ruslan Kazakbayev as part of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Ministerial Council meeting.

    Full remarks by the Secretary-General

    Yemen

    Special Envoy travels to Saudi Arabia

    Hans Grundberg, Special Envoy for Yemen, arrived in Riyadh on 15 September to meet with senior Yemeni and Saudi officials, among others. This is his first visit to Riyadh since taking office as UN Special Envoy on 5 September. He said he was keen to engage with Yemenis and other key interlocutors on how to find a durable solution to the conflict and reach an inclusive political settlement that ends the war and meets the aspirations of all Yemeni people.

    Read more here

    Iraq

    UNAMI continues to support upcoming elections preparations

    The United Nations has been helping Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) on various areas for the upcoming elections, including the organization of a ceremony on 15 September in Baghdad to promote the Electoral Code of Conduct. All signatories to the charter pledged to refrain from intolerance, violence and hate speech during the campaign and the polls. On 11 September, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert addressed the 13th Islamic Day for Opposing Violence against Women, focusing on the threats and challenges faced by women exercising their political and electoral rights. “If the voices of half of Iraqis are muffled, the entire representative basis of democracy will be undermined," she said.

    Full remarks by the Special Representative

     
    UNAMI hosts Digital Dialogue with Iraqi Voters

    Special Representative Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert held on 13 September a live “Digital Dialogue” with voters across Iraq. “During this period, we’ve been listening closely to Iraqi voters – so that we can help address their concerns and make them feel included. Innovative approaches such as digital dialogues are a welcome addition to our toolbox,” she said. Supported by DPPA’s Innovation Cell, the Digital Dialogue used cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technology to provide a safe and secure space for Iraqis to anonymously share their thoughts with the United Nations leadership in the country.

    Read more here

    Learn more about the DPPA Innovation Cell

    Middle East and North Africa

    Impact of COVID-19 on women in the Middle East and North Africa discussed

    The Middle East and North Africa divisions of DPPA and the Department of Peace Operations (DPO) organized a workshop on 14 September on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the Middle East and North Africa, featuring around 60 participants including UN representatives from the Departments, UN Women and Peace and Development Advisers in the region. Experts from the Arab Barometer and the World Bank highlighted the continued marginalization of women in political and peace processes, as well as in civic and economic spheres – with the pandemic further pushing women out of the labor force. Looking ahead, recommendations included the importance of advocating for women’s quotas in elections; the need to sustain UN engagement with civil society and Women Human Rights Defenders and to engage with the governments in the region on the removal of structural barriers that hinder women’s economic and political participation. Gender segregated data and gender sensitive analysis were also highlighted as critical tools for all UN stakeholders. 

    Somalia

    Special Representative travels to Baidoa to discuss elections and security

    James Swan, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), visited on 16 September the South West State to meet with its president, electoral authority and civil society on the country’s upcoming elections for the House of the People. Speaking on behalf of the visiting international partners that accompanied him, Special Representative Swan said South West State has made commendable progress with electoral preparations, with it being one of only two Federal Member States to have successfully completed elections for the Upper House within the agreed timeline. “This is very encouraging, and we hope to see similar advances with preparations for the House of the People elections,” Special Representative Swan said.

    Read more about his visit

    Full remarks by the Special Representative

    West Africa and the Sahel

    Special Representative visits Guinea and Ghana

    Mahamat Saleh Annadif, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), travelled to Accra, Ghana this week to participate in the second extraordinary summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to address the situation in Guinea. He told the summit that the Secretary-General was very concerned about the repeated attempts and unconstitutional changes that are taking place in the West African sub-region and stressed that the UN would support any initiative by ECOWAS to help Guinea regain a peaceful political and social framework. On 13 September, he was in Conakry, Guinea where he met with the head of the National Committee of Reconciliation and Development (Comité national du rassemblement et du développement, CNRD) Lieutenant Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, and other political and diplomatic actors to discuss the situation following the military takeover of 5 September.

    Read more about his mission to Guinea here

    Peacebuilding

    ‘She Stands for Peace’: Call for nomination extended

    As a follow-on to their publication “She Stands for Peace; 20 Years, 20 Journeys”, for the 20th Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000), UNOAU is planning to publish “She Stands for Peace - eBook” to recognize the contributions made by women and women’s organizations to peacebuilding efforts across Africa. UNOAU is calling for nominations of individuals or women’s organizations, female citizens of African Union Member States, who have made impactful contributions to peace and security on the continent. The call will be open until Thursday, 30 September 2021.

    Click here for more details on nomination eligibility and criteria

    Exhibition

    In Their Hands: Women Taking Ownership of Peace 

    Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed will open the multimedia exhibition “In Their Hands: Women Taking Ownership of Peace” on Saturday, 18 September at 7pm at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, New York City. The exhibition was created by DPPA, in partnership with UN Women, the Department of Peace Operations (DPO) and New York’s Photoville festival. This initiative offers an excellent opportunity to amplify women’s voices and advocate for women’s participation in peace and political processes, a central focus of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The launch event is open to the public and will also feature food, drinks and music at the scenic waterfront location. The exhibition is on view until 1 December 2021.

    Read more here

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    Next Week

    The Security Council will hold an open debate on Climate Security on Thursday, 23 September. 

  • 17 сен 2021

    At a virtual event on Friday commemorating the International Day of Peace, the UN chief saluted the “voices, vision and commitment of young people in shaping a more peaceful world”.

  • 17 сен 2021

    Photo: Abdel Rahman Alzorgan\OSESGY

    Amman, 17 September 2021 - The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg concluded today his visit to Riyadh, where he met with President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Vice-...

  • 17 сен 2021

    The Security Council met today, 17 September, in New York and voted unanimously to pass resolution S/RES/2596 (2021) renewing UNAMA’s mandate for six months until 17 March 2022....

  • 17 сен 2021

    Mogadishu - As Somalis mark the one-year anniversary of the 17 September Agreement, international partners* are increasingly alarmed that the escalating dispute between the President and Prime...

  • 17 сен 2021

    The Summit of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan (17 September 2021)

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  • 16 сен 2021
  • 16 сен 2021

    A delegation of Somalia’s international partners today visited South West State to meet with its president, electoral authority and civil society on the country’s upcoming elections for the House of...

  • 16 сен 2021

    The people of Burundi continue to endure serious human rights violations including possible crimes against humanity, the majority committed by those with links to the ruling party, UN-appointed independent investigators said on Thursday.

  • 16 сен 2021

    Thank you, Mr. President Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed ‘Laftagareen’ for the warm reception and hospitality which you and your team have once again provided us.

    Today, I am accompanied by...

  • 16 сен 2021

    The contribution of women activists towards building peace across the world is being highlighted in a UN exhibition of images taken by women photographers which is opening online and in New York.

  • 15 сен 2021

    The United Nations announced on Wednesday that all Gabonese military units deployed to the peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic, MINUSCA, are to be sent home immediately, following credible reports alleging that unidentified ‘blue helmets’ had abused five girls.

  • 15 сен 2021

    South Sudan has made history with the appointment of two women to senior leadership positions within its Transitional National Legislature, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday, as he encouraged parties to build on these gains in efforts to overcome significant political and security headwinds.

  • 15 сен 2021

    Photo: Abdel Rahman Alzorgan/OSESGY

    Amman, 15 September 2021 - The Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen Hans Grundberg has arrived today in Riyadh where he is scheduled to meet with senior Yemeni and...

  • 15 сен 2021

    Casualties caused by lethal cluster munitions continued to increase in 2020, despite progress in efforts to eliminate these weapons, a UN-backed civil society report said on Wednesday. 

  • 14 сен 2021

    The future for Syria’s people is “increasingly bleak”, UN-appointed rights experts said on Tuesday, highlighting escalating conflict in several areas of the war-ravaged country, a return to siege tactics and popular demonstrations linked to the plummeting economy.

  • 14 сен 2021

    Despite setbacks and challenges, Sudan continues its transition towards democracy, the head of the UN special political mission in the country told the Security Council on Tuesday.

  • 14 сен 2021

    The return of humanitarian flights to Kabul since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is a turning point in the crisis, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. 

  • 13 сен 2021

    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the...

  • 13 сен 2021

    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Monday that beginning next month, funding shortages will force it to suspend lifesaving food assistance for more than 100,000 displaced people in parts of South Sudan until the start of 2022.

  • 13 сен 2021

    The UN atomic watchdog reached an agreement with Iran on Sunday allowing the Agency access to surveillance cameras inside its atomic facilities. 

  • 13 сен 2021

    The theme of this year’s World Maritime Day — Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future — pays tribute to the professionalism and resilience of seafarers and recognizes their indispensable role securing vital global supply chains and transporting over 80 per cent of world trade in extraordinarily challenging times.

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues...

  • 13 сен 2021

    GENEVA - Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,

    The people of Afghanistan need a lifeline....

  • 12 сен 2021

    The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, visited Somalia on Sunday, to express her solidarity with Somali women’s calls for full and equal participation in political life, and the support of the international community for timely, inclusive, peaceful and credible elections.

  • 12 сен 2021

    Mogadishu – United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed undertook a visit to Somalia today in solidarity with Somali women’s calls for full and...

  • 11 сен 2021

     

    New York, 12 September 2021

    I am pleased to join you as you mark this UN Day for South-South Cooperation. 

    The COVID-19 pandemic is the most complex immediate challenge facing our world and it is undermining hard won social, economic and environmental gains.

    In such trying times...

  • 11 сен 2021

    Twenty years to the day since the terror attack that brought down the iconic Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has paid tribute to the first responders who ran into the buildings to save lives.

  • 10 сен 2021
    This Week in DPPA is a brief roundup of political and peacebuilding events and developments at UNHQ and around the world. 

    Security Council

    Lyons: “We must ask also ourselves: what can we do and what must we do?”

    Deborah Lyons, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), updated the Security Council on 9 September on the new reality of the country following the fall of Kabul on 15 August. “These scenes, watched around the world … show that the Taliban have won power, but not yet the confidence of all the Afghan people,” said Lyons. She added: “Now is the moment for the Taliban to visibly demonstrate to the people of Afghanistan... that they are committed to each and every one of them, in guaranteeing their safety, their freedoms, their health, their education, and their future prosperity”.

    Full briefing to the Security Council here

     
    Grundberg: “We all have shared responsibility to end the conflict in Yemen”

    The Secretary-General’s new Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg delivered his first briefing to the Security Council in his capacity as the new Special Envoy for Yemen. He noted that enabling a resumption of a peaceful and inclusive political transition process will not be easy as the current armed conflict continues unabated after more than 6 years. He added that he intends to assess past efforts and work to move forward the discussion on a comprehensive settlement guided by the aspirations of the Yemeni people. “I will spare no effort in trying to bring together actors across conflict lines, to engage Yemenis from all political perspectives and societal components and from all parts of the country, to discuss under UN auspices how they can find common ground and resolve their differences without resorting to force.”

    Full briefing to the Security Council here

     
    Elections an essential step in further stabilizing and uniting Libya

    Just over 100 days from the parliamentary and presidential election date agreed by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in its Roadmap and mandated by you in the SC Resolution 2570, Ján Kubiš, Special Envoy for Libya and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), welcomed the progress made so far by the Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC) on the preparations for holding national elections In December. Kubiś urged Libyan actors "to join forces and ensure inclusive, free, fair parliamentary and presidential elections, which are to be seen as the essential step in further stabilizing and uniting Libya.”

    Full briefing to the Security Council here

    Iraq

    UNAMI holds press conference on Iraq election

    Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq and Head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), held on 7 September a press conference on the elections in Iraq. She told Iraqi media that "In the interest of Iraq’s young democracy, it is crucial to deliver an electoral process that will be recognized as credible". She further noted that "Democracy is always a work in progress... It’s not easy to balance interests and opinions. But if people feel included – if they feel they can help shape their own futures – then the compromises and investments are more than worth it."

    Full remarks at the press conference here

    Watch the full press conference here

     
    Nearly 4.7 million old Electronic Voter Cards taken out of Iraq’s electoral system

    The shredding and disposal of over 4.6 million electronic voter cards, which were printed before the 2014 and 2018 elections but never picked up by registered Iraqi voters, commenced on 8 September at Al-Dabash warehouse in Baghdad. UNAMI staff joined officials from the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) for the exercise that will culminate in the removal of the information on those cards from the voter registration database. UNAMI has been supporting IHEC ahead of the October elections in areas such as election simulations; ballot paper design and printing; advice on COVID-19; security planning; and recruitment and training of polling staff.

    Read more here

    Watch the latest UNAMI video on elections

    Great Lakes Region

    Special Envoy discusses peace and security with Uganda

    Huang Xia, Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region, met on 9 September with Minister of Foreign Affairs Abubaker Jeje Odongo of Uganda to discuss a variety of regional developments, including peace and security cooperation, and regional economic integration. They agreed on the importance of Great Lakes countries to work together to strengthen ongoing positive trends in the region. Special Envoy reiterated the UN’s continuous support to Uganda and other countries in the region achieving the objectives of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework.

    West Africa and the Sahel

    Special Representative concludes visit to Sierra Leone and Nigeria

    Mahamat Saleh Annadif, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), is continuing his first official tour of the region. On 7 September, he concluded a visit to Sierra Leone, where he met with President Julius Maada Bio, among others. The discussions focused on national and regional issues, including on ways to reinforce the UN-Sierra Leone partnership to better support the country in its efforts towards consolidating democratic institutions, human rights and development. On 9 September, Annadif traveled to Nigeria and met the President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Jean Claude Kassi Brou. They renewed their condemnation of the coup d'etat in Guinea and called for the speedy release of President Alpha Condé, and a return to constitutional order.

    Read more on his latest familiarization tour here

    Colombia

    Truth Commission promotes agreement for coexistence

    The Commission for the Clarification of Truth, Coexistence, and Non-Repetition launched on 8 September the "Agreement for Coexistence" that commits Colombian society to build a better future and honor the memory and the lives of all people, organizations and communities who suffered during the conflict. In his speech, Special Representative Carlos Ruiz Massieu stressed the importance of this pact. "This meeting is a clear reflection of the resilience and perseverance of the communities, the victims, of those who have been affected by the conflict.” He added that it is also a reflection of the “great will for peace” that exists in the victims who have laid down their weapons and exercise social leadership. He also recognized the work of the Truth Commission and its president, Father Francisco de Roux, for its contribution to peace in Colombia.

     
    Commemoration of the Week for Peace in Bogotá

    This week, the Verification Mission participated in various activities in Bogotá as part of the commemoration of the “Week for Peace” in the country. This yearly initiative by Colombian and civil society organizations working in peacebuilding brings together communities, victims, former combatants, as well as the departments of Antioquia, Chocó, Cauca, Cesar, Huila, and Norte de Santander.

    Peacebuilding

    UN Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Group convenes

    Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for Peacebuilding Support, briefed the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) Advisory Group on 10 September on key tenets of the UN Common Agenda with regards to peacebuilding and prevention efforts as well as the outcome of the annual strategic dialogue for the Fund’s top 12 donors held last week. He shared the upcoming thematic reviews and evaluations of the PBF’s investments at the country level. The Group reiterated the need to pursue voluntary and innovative funding as complementary avenues to secure more predictable resourcing of the PBF and advised on communicating the Fund’s reviews and evaluations also with the political decision-makers and end beneficiaries as appropriate. Going forward, the Group will focus on preparing their next full meeting, including with the Secretary-General, in early 2022 and to stay engaged on the processes leading up to the High-Level General Assembly meeting on peacebuilding financing in 2022.

    Exhibition

    In Their Hands: Women Taking Ownership of Peace 

    DPPA, in partnership with UN Women, the Department of Peace Operations (DPO) and New York’s Photoville festival, will host a joint multimedia exhibition titled “In Their Hands: Women Taking Ownership of Peace.” This initiative, which is part of a multi-donor project, offers an excellent opportunity to amplify women’s voices and advocate for women’s participation in peace and political processes, a central focus of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The opening event is open to the public and will take place at the Photoville Festival, Pier 2, Furman Street, Brooklyn, New York City on 18 September at 7pm. The exhibition is on viewuntil 1 December 2021.

    Read more here

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    Next Week

    One Tuesday, 14 September, the Security Council will discuss 1591 Committee concerning Sudan Sanctions in the morning, and Special Representative Volker Perthes will update the Council on the situation in Sudan in the afternoon. 

  • 10 сен 2021

    With just over 100 days until landmark elections in Libya, political leaders must join forces to ensure the vote is free, fair and inclusive, the UN envoy for the country told the Security Council on Friday. 

  • 10 сен 2021

    Photo: Abdel Rahman Alzorgan/OSESGY

    Spokesperson: We are delighted to be joined by our newly appointed Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg who just...

  • 10 сен 2021

    The complexities of the years-long war in Yemen “multiply as the conflict drags on”, the country’s new UN envoy told the Security Council on Friday, adding that he was “under no illusions about the difficulty of the task” at hand.

  • 10 сен 2021

    Photo: Abdel Rahman Alzorgan/OSESGY

    Thank you. Madame President, I am honored to have been appointed the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen...

  • 10 сен 2021

    Kigali (Rwanda), 10 September 2021 - The Network of African Women in Conflict Prevention and Mediation, better known as ‘FemWise-Africa...

  • 9 сен 2021

    While the choices available in Afghanistan are “not comfortable” ones, continued international engagement and unwavering commitment to the country’s people can help steer the situation to its best possible outcome, the UN’s senior official in Kabul told the Security Council on Thursday.

  • 9 сен 2021

    The global community needs to say with one voice that “attacks on schools must stop”, the UN chief urged a virtual event on Thursday commemorating the International Day to Protect Education from Attack.  

     

  • 9 сен 2021

    On 9 September, Governor Saddek El Kaber and Deputy Governor Ali El Hebri  of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), briefed the plenary of the Berlin Process, convened by the Economic Working Group (EWG) Co-Chairs (United States, Egypt, European Union, and UNSMIL), on how they intend to unify Libya’s central bank.

    Participants received a briefing on the UN-facilitated financial audit review by Deloitte which highlighted the 15...

  • 9 сен 2021

    NEW YORK - The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, today briefed the Security Council on the situation in Afghanistan.

    ...

  • 9 сен 2021

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the UNGA

    The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement today of the formation of a new Government of Lebanon. 

    The people of Lebanon...

  • 9 сен 2021

    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of...

  • 9 сен 2021

    Excellencies,

    Dear Secretary-General,

    ...
  • 9 сен 2021

    Briefing to the United Nations Security Council by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Ms. Deborah LyonsNew York, 9 September...

  • 8 сен 2021

    The President of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, on Wednesday called for an end to nuclear tests, as ambassadors gathered to commemorate the International Day against Nuclear Tests, observed annually on 29 August.

     

  • 8 сен 2021

    Although UN peacekeeping missions can help put a country on the right track following conflict, only a commitment from national governments can keep it there over the long term, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a Security Council meeting on Wednesday to examine support for the transition towards lasting peace.  

  • 8 сен 2021

    In 2020, DPPA had a total income of $81 million1 , including some $36 million in voluntary funding, more than we have ever mobilized before. Voluntary contributions allowed us to seize opportunities, respond to urgent requests from Member States, kickstart projects and innovate in ways that would not otherwise be possible.

  • 8 сен 2021

    In the beginning of 2020, DPPA launched the MYA to put its new three-year Strategic Plan for 2020–2022 into action. But with the onset of COVID-19, the Department had to quickly shift gears. Unearmarked MYA funding, and the rapid response window, enabled it to adapt to the new reality, seize opportunities and innovate.