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01. – POLITICAL AND LEGAL QUESTIONS

UN / IRAQ KERRY

Addressing the Security Council, US Secretary of State John Kerry said "as president Obama has clearly explained – and I think everyone in this room is well aware of it at this point- the coalition required to eliminate ISIL is not only or even primarily military in nature, it must be comprehensive and includes close collaboration [...]

19 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE MH17

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told the Security Council that the report on the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 notes that the aircraft was in "airworthy condition', with no indication that the plane had any technical or operational issues", adding in that "winter will soon arrive in Ukraine, and will make access to [...]

19 Sep 2014 | Read More »

MALI / CHADIAN PEACEKEEPER

The UN mission in Mali (MINUSMA) paid tribute to a Chadian peacekeeper killed Sunday when a UN vehicle struck a landmine in Aguel'hoc, northern Mali. Meanwhile today, an attack in the same region killed five and wounded three Chadian soldiers in a roadside bomb. MINUSMA  

18 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UNIFEED / SIMONOVIC UKRAINE UPDATE

The United Nations (UN) Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic said that the greatest problem now for the displaced in Ukraine is the approaching winter and that 20 percent of them live in collective centres without heating. UNIFEED

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / MIDDLE EAST

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry said his office has brokered a trilateral agreement between Israel, the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations to enable the reconstruction in Gaza strip, involving the private sector in Gaza and giving a lead role to the Palestinian Authority. UNIFEED-UNTV

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / OPENING WRAP

Asked about his country's anti-homosexuality law, on his first day as President of the 69th General Assembly, Sam Kutesa from Uganda told reporters that while exercising the GA presidency he will “conform to the regulations by the UN", but also noted that the law had now been declared unconstitutional by the Ugandan Courts. UNIFEED-UNTV

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / LIBYA

The United Nations new envoy to Libya  told the Security Council that Libya's democratic transition is facing a "critical moment" and the country is now "closer to the brink of protracted conflict and civil strife." UNIFEED – UNTV

15 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE SERGEYEV

Ukrainian Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev told reporters today that "the return of the Crimea is and will be an absolute priority for both domestic and foreign policy of Ukraine." He said Ukraine needs “sophisticated counterattack weaponry ” from the West, because “we are being attacked by this sophisticated weaponry from the Russian side." UNIFEED – UNTV

12 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / RAPID RESPONSE MECHANISM

UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are stepping up joint missions to reach desperate people in remote areas of South Sudan where the number of children at risk of death from malnutrition-related causes has increased dramatically. UNICEF

12 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LIBERIA / LADSOUS EBOLA

The head of peacekeeping operations Hervé Ladsous was in Liberia to assess how UN peacekeepers (UNMIL) can support the fight against Ebola. UNMIL

11 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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