Peace and security

News in Brief 16 July 2018

  • The international community must continue to support Libya’s recovery: UN Envoy
  • In Gaza, UN Envoy calls all parties to de-escalate the situation
  • In Syria, humanitarian needs re-assessed as control shifts on the ground
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Somalia Partnership Forum puts politics, security and the economy firmly on the agenda

Somali politics, security and the economy, will all be on the agenda next week at an international meeting in Brussels where the Somali Government and its partners will be looking for ways to enhance peace and development across the Horn of Africa country.

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Security Council hails ‘historic and significant’ joint peace declaration by Ethiopia and Eritrea

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday described the Joint Declaration, signed by the leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia, as “a historic and significant” move with “far-reaching consequences” for the whole Horn of Africa region and beyond.

‘Listen to girls and women’ in countries on brink of ‘hope and despair’: Swedish Foreign Affairs Minister

The views of women and girls are crucial to the future of countries like Niger, which has been described as being on the cusp of “hope and despair”, according to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and President of the Security Council, Margot Wallström. Daniel Dickinson asked her about the importance of seeing conditions in the field for themselves.

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News in Brief 09 July 2018

  • UN ‘cannot afford to fail in Africa’: Guterres
  • UN Mission in Haiti calls for ‘constructive dialogue’ following violent protests
  • New world fishing report highlights its value in fight against hunger
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‘Wind blowing in the direction of peace’ in Africa: UN Secretary-General

Recent developments in Africa indicate that the continent is increasingly moving in the “direction of peace” and enhanced security, the United Nations Secretary-General told journalists in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday.

Poverty ‘obvious’ driver of radicalization in Lake Chad region: AU envoy

It is not impossible to address the challenges of the Lake Chad region if local people can find ways to make a sustainable living, said Bineta Diop, AU Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, adding that the linkage between poverty and radicalization was “obvious”. Daniel Dickinson asked her how big the development challenges were in the area.

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News in Brief 05 July 2018

  • Syria: Civilians continue to suffer in crossfire, UN officials speak out
  • Yemen’s UN envoy reassured by warring parties’ ‘strong desire’ for peace
  • All countries falling short in delivering quality health care, says UN report
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Yemen parties underscore ‘strong desire’ for peace, UN Envoy reports

Warring parties in Yemen have expressed their “strong desire” to achieve peace, the United Nations Envoy for the country has reported.

De-escalation of fighting in Hodeida is key to ‘long-overdue’ restart of Yemen peace talks: UN envoy

“Events on the battlefield” are the main spoiler to the peace process in Yemen, but political negotiations are the top overall priority for resolving the conflict, according to the UN’s envoy for the country, speaking exclusively to UN News.