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01.04.00 – DISARMAMENT AND MILITARY QUESTIONS

JORDAN / NUCLEAR DETECTION

A highly sensitive field laboratory to carry out a forensic investigation of a possible nuclear explosion brings together equipment developed by Chinese, American, Russian, and European scientists to strengthen the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty's verification system. CTBTO

2 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / COUNTER-TERRORISM

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council that "despite strengthened efforts to combat the threat, the number of foreign terrorist fighters in the Syria and Iraq conflicts has grown to over 15,000 from more than 80 countries." He called on the international community to think more deeply into the fundamental conditions that allow extremism to thrive [...]

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / CHILDREN NOT SOLDIERS CAMPAIGN

The government of South Sudan, with the support of the UN, launched the "Children, not Soldiers" campaign nationally, marking the countries renewed commitment to end recruitment and use of children by its army. UNMISS

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / SOUTH SUDAN

The Secretary-General's Special Representative in South Sudan, Ellen Margrethe Løj, in her briefing to the Security Council, said that after six weeks in South Sudan, she had been "shocked by the complete disregard for human life" in the country. UNIFEED – UNTV / UNMISS

22 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / MIDDLE EAST

Addressing the Security Council, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said "nothing could have prepared me for what I witnessed in Gaza." Ban said that he saw "mile after mile of wholesale destruction" and heard "heart-wrenching accounts of suffering and pain" from survivors of an attack on a UN run school. He urged the international community "to move [...]

21 Oct 2014 | Read More »

DARFUR / CHAMBAS

The outgoing Joint Africa Union-United Nations Special Representative for Darfur and Joint Chief Mediator, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, spoke about issues covering protection of civilians, hopes for peace in Darfur and the streamlining of troops and civilians. UNAMID

21 Oct 2014 | Read More »

DARFUR / ETHIOPIAN FALLEN PEACEKEEPERS

UNAMID staff paid their last respects to three Ethiopian peacekeepers that were killed in an attack by an unidentified group near Korma, North Darfur, on Thursday the 16 October. UNAMID

20 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GAZA / BAN

UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon visited Gaza on his tour of the region to jump start the reconstruction and recovery effort of the war ravaged coastal territory Ban said that the level of destruction he has seen now is beyond description and a source of shame to the international community. UNRWA

14 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / RAGGA ELE LIBERATION

Life is slowly returning to normal in Ragga Ele town, in the Middle Shabelle region of Somalia following its liberation from al Shabaab. The town was captured without resistance on 1 October 2014 by a joint force made up of troops from the Somali National Army (SNA) and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). AMISOM

4 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GA / ISRAEL WRAP

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the General Assembly (GA) not to be "fooled by Iran's manipulative charm offensive," which he said was "designed for one purpose and for one purpose only, to lift the sanctions and remove the obstacles to Iran's path to the bomb." UNIFEED-UNTV

29 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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