Protection of Civilians

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Disability inclusion, minimum wage, and LGBTI rights in Botswana

This Tuesday, we cover: a new strategy for disability inclusion; continued talks on social justice at the international labour conference; an update on Yemen; a historic Security Council resolution on missing persons in conflict; and same-sex rights in Botswana. 

Families deserve answers when loved ones go missing in conflict: Security Council adopts historic resolution

The 15 members of the United Nations Security Council adopted on Tuesday the very first ever resolution focused on the issue of missing persons in armed conflict. The aim is to encourage countries to fulfil their obligations, take action to step up prevention, and tackle the issue earlier, so that ultimately families separated by conflict can be reunited, or at least given answers as to the fate of their loved ones.

Wars have rules: 5 things the UN humanitarian chief wants countries to tackle so human suffering in conflict can be minimized

With the rights and lives of millions of women, children and men uprooted by conflict every year, the UN Security Council held a special meeting on Monday to examine ways to promote and strengthen the rule of law, especially in the humanitarian field.

UN chief strongly condemns terrorist attacks in south-west Syria

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, has strongly condemned multiple suicide bombings on Wednesday in the government-held town of Sweida, in Syria’s south-west, which killed and injured scores of civilians.

Film on Blue Helmets in DRC charts radical evolution of peacekeeping

The documentary Until There Is Peace focuses on what happened when the UN Security Council created a specialized “intervention brigade” to proactively protect civilians under threat from armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  Director Melonie Kastman and MONUSCO Deputy Force Commander Jean Baillaud talked to Daniel Johnson.

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News in Brief 31 May 2018

  • Rising concern over besieged city in eastern Libya
  • New aid for drought-stricken families in Africa’s Sahel region
  • Syria: UN voices concern over well-being of 130,000 people displaced from Afrin
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News in Brief 17 May 2018

  • Ebola confirmation in DRC city ‘concerning’: UN health chief
  • UN mission deploys more blue helmets to troubled South Sudan state
  • Aid official calls for urgent support for Gaza violence victims
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“Only a few thousand” Syrian children have escaped east Ghouta “hell on Earth”

“Only a few thousand” malnourished children who have been living through “hell on Earth” in Syria’s besieged suburb of east Ghouta have managed to escape so far.

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UN Gender Focus: Rohingya women, protection of women in South Sudan and space technology

Rohingya women have  “lived through real horrors:”  UNFPA

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The people of South Sudan “are suffering”

The people of South Sudan “are suffering”; that’s according to Ellen Løj, the head of the UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

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