Peace and security

Some progress made towards security in Mali, but still a long way to go, Security Council hears

Some progress has been made towards restoring peace and stability in Mali as outlined in a fragile 2015 peace deal, yet sustainable peace developments are not happening fast enough, the Security Council heard on Tuesday. 

News in Brief 25 September 2019

  • Lawlessness and impunity, as clashes continue in Libya
  • Earth’s oceans and frozen spaces paying price for ‘taking the heat of global warming’
  • Global green ‘New Deal’ needed, to achieve SDGs by 2030
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News in Brief 23 September 2019

  • Climate Action Summit warns of ‘glaring’ gap in emissions commitments
  • Syria: UN chief announces progress on Constitutional Committee
  • Sign language protects ‘linguistic identity and cultural diversity’ of all users, says UN chief
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News in Brief 18 September 2019

  • UN and Red Cross chiefs unite for call to end use of explosive weapons in cities
  • Cameroon stresses commitment to tackle Boko Haram (#HRC42)
  • Mediterranean diet ‘must be protected and promoted’ for global well-being, says UN food agency
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‘Exciting and potentially defining’ moment for Sudan, with people ‘taking power back’, says top UN Adviser

With Sudan so much at the centre of the whole “volatile” Horn of Africa region, its political fate will have major “implications for a number of other quite vulnerable” neighbouring countries, according to the UN’s Special Adviser on the country. Nicholas Haysom, was recently in New York, and in an interview with UN News, spoke about how “resolving the Sudanese crisis would generate stability” for the entire region. 

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Women’s under-representation in disarmament discussions should be key talking point 

In an interview with Daniel Johnson from UN News, Renata Dwan - Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), and report author Renata Hessmann Dalaqua - explain why this traditionally male-dominated area, has been slow to change. 

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Global counter-terrorism situation remains ‘very worrying,’ says senior official as UN-EU sign new agreement

In the second annual UN-EU Counter-Terrorism Leaders’ Dialogue held at the United Nations in New York, senior officials from the UN counter-terrorism office and the EU’s security and defense section, exchanged views on common priorities and signed a framework agreement to promote “a new spirit of practical collaboration” to strengthen collaboration and have more of an impact in countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Pedro Serrano is Deputy Secretary General for Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) and Crisis Response at the European External Action Service (EEAS). He spoke to UN News's Jordi Trujols, on the sidelines of Wednesday’s meeting about the new agreement, and how the United Nations and the EU will work more closely to fight terrorism.

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News in Brief 15 April 2019

  • Tackling poverty, inequality and climate change: ‘We need more money,’ says UN chief
  • ‘Yemen bleeds. It is a tragic place’ Senior UN officials brief Security Council on situation in the country
  • Measles cases up 300 per cent on 2018, constitutes a global crisis
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News in Brief 9 April 2019

  • UN rights chief appeals for dialogue in Sudan amid reports ‘70 killed’ in demonstrations
  • Libyan national conference postponed amid violent escalation
  • Blast kills 14 children, leaves others fighting for lives in Yemen capital Sana’a
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News in Brief 8 April 2019

  • UN chief following escalation in Libya violence ‘with grave concern’
  • ‘Exercise utmost restraint’ urges Guterres as thousands continue demonstrations in Sudanese capital
  • ‘Empowered, included and equal’ – UN Youth Forum kicks off in New York
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