NEW YORK, APRIL 11-The Secretary-General strongly condemns the killing of a Rwandan peacekeeper and the wounding of eight others of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on 10 April, in Bangui during an exchange of fire with armed elements. Continue reading
The Security Council will hold an open debate on Monday, 16 April 2018, at 10:00 a.m. New York Time, on “Preventing sexual violence in conflict through empowerment, gender equality and access to justice” under the agenda item “Women and peace and security” (S/2018/311).
NEW YORK, April 10-The members of the Security Council met on 10 April 2018 to discuss the situation in the Great lakes region, five years after the signature of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region. They were briefed by Mr Said Djinnit, Special envoy of the Secretary General for the Great Lakes, and Amb. Raymond Serge BALE, permanent representative of the Republic of Congo, as chair of the PSC Framework Regional Oversight Mechanism. Continue reading
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack of 1 April 2018 perpetrated by Al-Shabaab against the Ugandan contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Lower Shabelle in Somalia in which a number of soldiers were killed and injured.
The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Uganda. The members of the Security Council wished a speedy recovery to those injured. Continue reading
GENEVA, TUESDAY 3 APRIL 2018
The Secretary-General:”Ladies and gentlemen from the media, thank you very much for your presence. It is my pleasure to announce that this Pledging Conference represents a remarkable success of international solidarity to the people of Yemen. The pledges announced represent more than $ 2 billion and if you compare with last year’s Pledging Conference, we reached $ 1.1 billion. So practically, we have doubled the international commitment to Yemen from 2017 to 2018. Continue reading
NEW YORK, March 28 2018-The members of the Security Council commended the convening in Rome on March, 15 2018, of a ministerial meeting in support of Lebanon’s Armed Forces and Internal Security Forces, under the auspices of the International Support Group for Lebanon (ISG) and under the chairmanship of the United Nations and Italy. They welcomed the Joint Statement issued at the end of the meeting.
March 21 is International Day of Forests
More people live in cities than ever before and by 2050, 6 billion people or as much as 70% of the global population is expected to live in urban areas. But rapid urbanization does not need to result in polluted urban sprawl. Continue reading