Myanmar & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. – Myanmar – Security Council – Libya – Yemen – Afghanistan – Kenya – Bangladesh – Uganda – E-waste – Food Price Index – Vesak – Personnel Appointment – Sustainable Development – Noon Guests on Monday MYANMAR The United Nations in Myanmar today expressed its deep … Read more Myanmar & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 July 2020)

Pandemics and security – Security Council Open Debate (2 July 2020)

High-level open debate of the Security Council on the theme “Pandemics and security”. Global health risks, such as pandemics and epidemics, can become a threat to international peace and security. Striking examples of epidemics turning into global health risks include the epidemics of severe acute respiratory syndrome, HIV/AIDS and Ebola virus disease. In the case … Read more Pandemics and security – Security Council Open Debate (2 July 2020)

The situation in South Sudan – Press Conference (26 June 2020)

UN Special Representative David Shearer said the country was at a very low period in terms of progress on the peace process and emphasized that what is needed “is a unity government functioning as a unity government and not as a series of parties in one administration.” Shearer said South Sudan was facing a very … Read more The situation in South Sudan – Press Conference (26 June 2020)

Humanitarian assistance to syrians & other topics – Daily Briefing (24 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Middle East – Syria – Sudan – DR Congo – Central African Republic – Ceasefire – Green Energy – Senior Personnel Appointments – UN Charter – Financial Contributions MIDDLE EAST The Security Council this morning held an open videoconference on the Middle East.  The … Read more Humanitarian assistance to syrians & other topics – Daily Briefing (24 June 2020)

Arab League calls for Libya ceasefire, peace talks

Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) downgraded its participation in the Arab League talks, worried that Egypt wields too much influence in the League. Egypt is an ally of renegade commander Khalifa Haftar and, as GNA forces advance on the city of Sirte, Egypt has warned of possible military action. Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud … Read more Arab League calls for Libya ceasefire, peace talks

Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and southern separatists agree on ceasefire

Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and southern separatist forces have agreed on a ceasefire and will begin talks in Saudi Arabia on implementing a peace deal, the Saudi-led coalition said on Monday. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and southern separatists agree on ceasefire

Are European sanctions on Russia working? | Inside Story

The conflict in eastern Ukraine is often called Europe’s forgotten war. Separatists backed by Russia have been battling the Ukrainian army since 2014. Thousands of people have been killed, and 1.5 million Ukrainians have been displaced. European leaders say Russia has failed to implement the ceasefire deal it signed with Ukraine in 2015. German Chancellor … Read more Are European sanctions on Russia working? | Inside Story

International Day 2020 for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

A virtual event to mark the sixth annual International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. Co-hosted by the Office of the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, and the Permanent Mission … Read more International Day 2020 for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Syria & other topics – Daily Briefing (16 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Eri Kaneko, Associate Spokesperson For Secretary-General. Highlights: – Security Council – Syria – Yemen – Libya – Somalia – Nigeria – South Sudan – Central African Republic – Brazil/COVID-19 – Latin America – Annual Report On Children And Armed Conflict – Foreign Direct Investment – COVID-19/Domestic Workers – Remittances – Press Briefing … Read more Syria & other topics – Daily Briefing (16 June 2020)

The Political Situation in Syria – Security Council Open VTC (16 June 2020)

Security Council Open VTC on the political situation in Syria with Special Envoy Geir O. Pedersen. UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen said, “economic crisis is hitting every part of Syria, regardless of territorial control” as the national currency depreciated more than in the prior nine years of war and warned that the intensity … Read more The Political Situation in Syria – Security Council Open VTC (16 June 2020)

France (Security Council President) on Central Africa

Virtual Stakeout by Ambassador Nicolas de Rivière, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of June on the situation in Central Africa. — Security Council Press Elements on Central Africa: Security Council members acknowledged the multiple socio-economic, humanitarian, political and environmental challenges the countries of … Read more France (Security Council President) on Central Africa

World Oceans Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (8 june 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Libya – Syria – DR Congo – Chad – South Sudan – Burundi – Oceans – Senior Appointment – Briefing Guest Tomorrow LIBYA The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said that it is encouraged by recent calls on the part of  Libyan leaders for … Read more World Oceans Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (8 june 2020)

Libya civil war: Khalifa Haftar backs ceasefire from June 8

Khalifa Haftar has backed a ceasefire in Libya to take effect from June 8. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en

Conflict in Libya: Another initiative I Inside Story

Warlord Khalifa Haftar announced several offensives in his drive to take full control of Libya. He had the support of Russia, Egypt and the UAE and everything was going well for him until last month. He suffered major blows in his battle to capture the capital Tripoli. And his plan to unseat the UN-recognised government … Read more Conflict in Libya: Another initiative I Inside Story

Egyptian President meets Libya’s Haftar, calls for ceasefire

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has met the Commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa #Haftar. Haftar’s ally and speaker of Libya’s eastern parliament, Aguila Saleh was also at the meeting. On Saturday, they called for a ceasefire and introduced a new peace initiative for #Libya. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP … Read more Egyptian President meets Libya’s Haftar, calls for ceasefire