7th October 2016

Updates from the UN

In this section you can find updates on current developments, discussions and events related to peacebuilding and conflict prevention in and around the UN in New York.

Updates from the UN

UN Insights - Peacebuilding Commission on CAR (16 March 2017)

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The political, economic and humanitarian crisis currently ongoing in the Central African Republic has its roots in the violence occurred in the country December 2012, when rebels from the Muslim Séléka coalition rose up against the then-President François Bozizé. Fighting between Séléka group and Bozizé supporters organized in anti-balaka militia continued even after the President’s ousting...
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UN Insights - UN Peacebuilding Commission on Burundi (13 March 2017)

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The President Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term of presidential elections in May 2015 has ultimately reinvigorate deep political and ethnical tensions in Burundi, furthering jeopardizing an already complicated political and humanitarian situation. Twelve years of a bloody civil war had left the country on the brink of a humanitarian disaster, undermining the efforts of the...
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New UN Secretary General outlines his strategy for sustaining peace: Prevention is in everyone’s interest

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In his first public speech to the Security Council, the new Secretary General of the UN Antonio Guterres outlined his strategy in the area of peace and security. The occasion was an open debate arranged by Sweden, a new member of the council and a strong proponent of the conflict prevention agenda at the UN. Mr. Guterres cemented the suggestion he also ran his campaign on; that prevention...
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Can the incoming UN Secretary-General deliver gender equality?

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Just days from taking over from Mr. Ban Ki-moon on January 1st, the incoming UN Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres is putting together his team of senior UN staff. This week, he appointed Mrs. Amina Mohammed , Nigeria’s current environment minister, as Assistant Secretary-General. Reaffirming this commitment to appoint more women to senior positions, Mr. Guterres also named Mrs. Maria...
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A principled humanitarian with promising views on prevention to become next UN Secretary-General

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As Mr. Guterres is set to become the next UN Secretary-General when Ban Ki-Moon steps down at the end of the year, many assumptions are drawn based on his past as former head of UN’s refugee agency. Indeed, Guterres’ time in the UN has earned him a reputation a well-regarded leader and principled diplomat who did not shy away from standing up for humanitarian values and Human Rights, even...
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