peace process

Sudan: Finding consensus to move forward a ‘challenge’: UN mission chief 

Finding a national consensus to move forward following October’s military takeover of Sudan’s government, and subsequent reappointment of the civilian Prime Minister, is going to be a challenge, but discussions to restore trust are underway.

That’s according to the top UN official in the country, Volker Perthes, who also heads the UN assistance mission in Sudan, UNITAMS. 

In an interview with UN News’s Abdelmonem Makki, Mr. Perthes also spoke about the de-escalation of tension in the restive Darfur region, and about the overall future of Sudan, where he believes that a return to full democratic government, is still possible.

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Without ‘constructive international diplomacy’ Syria’s peace process will not move forward

 The UN Special Envoy for Syria said there had to be “constructive international diplomacy” if the peace process is to move forward in any way, appearing before the Security Council behind closed doors on Tuesday.  

Wednesday's Daily Brief: 'Ambition and action', key to UNGA, South Sudan, Cameroon peace process updates

A recap of Wednesday's top stories: Guterres previews next week's summit agenda; UN and Red Cross appeal to eliminate urban warfare; South Sudan's one-year peace progress report; Cameroon renews call for 'durable peace'; Cities both helping and hurting, when it comes to climate change action. 

UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan peace process, mental health in Somalia and Sudan's child soldiers

Engagement of regional countries “good thing” for South Sudan peace process

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Terrorist attacks undermine peace process in Mali

Violent extremist and terrorist groups operating in the volatile North and Central regions of Mali are determined to undermine the peace process, members of the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday.

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Mali peace process “back on track”

The peace process in Mali is “back on track” said the head of the country’s UN mission – MINUSMA - on Tuesday.

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Afghan women need greater participation in the peace process

Encouraging Afghan women to join the peace process requires safer work conditions and an equal right to participate in political issues.

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