International Day of UN Peacekeepers & other topics – Daily Briefing (29 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Peacekeeping – Covid-19/Peacekeeping Missions – Climate – Honduras/COVID-19 – COVID-19/Brazil – COVID-19/Postal Sector – COVID-19/Tourism – Yemen – Security Council – Nepal – Libya – Kenya/Floods – Ethiopia – Somalia – Venezuela – Nigeria – World No Tobacco Day SECRETARY-GENERAL/PEACEKEEPING  This morning, to … Read more International Day of UN Peacekeepers & other topics – Daily Briefing (29 May 2020)

DEFOE, MOUNT, HODDLE | Lions & Lionesses Scoring Their First Goals | England

Relive the first goals scored from England players such as Bethany England’s incredible header vs Brazil, Jermaine Defoe’s skilful close range finish vs Croatia and Mason Mount well placed shot against Kosovo. Subscribe to England: http://bit.ly/FATVSub The FA: http://www.thefa.com Wembley Stadium: http://www.wembleystadium.com TWITTER The FA: http://www.twitter.com/fa The England Football Team: http://www.twitter.com/england Wembley Stadium: http://www.twitter.com/wembleystadium The … Read more DEFOE, MOUNT, HODDLE | Lions & Lionesses Scoring Their First Goals | England

Covid-19: China, US, EU and Russia vie for Balkans influence | FT

The FT’s South-East Europe correspondent Valerie Hopkins reports on moves by China, Russia, the EU and US to gain the upper hand in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and the western Balkans ► Check out our Community tab for more stories on the economy ► Listen to our podcasts: https://www.ft.com/podcasts ► Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/financialtimes

Secretary-General on violence against women & other topics (6 April 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: – Syria/Board of Inquiry – COVID-19/Syria – Secretary-General on Violence against Women – COVID-19 Funding – Kosovo – Ukraine – Brazil – COVID-19/Internatiobal Labour Conference – International Day of Sport for Development and Peace – Education Cannot Wait – Yemen – … Read more Secretary-General on violence against women & other topics (6 April 2020)

ROONEY, SHEARER, WHITE | England Players Scoring Their First Goal | England

Look back on some of England’s past and present players scoring their first goals, featuring Steven Gerrard’s goal against Germany, Jadon Sancho’s strike against Kosovo and Jordan Nobbs’ long-range strike against Italy. #FootballsStayingHome Subscribe to England: http://bit.ly/FATVSub The FA: http://www.thefa.com Wembley Stadium: http://www.wembleystadium.com TWITTER The FA: http://www.twitter.com/fa The England Football Team: http://www.twitter.com/england Wembley Stadium: http://www.twitter.com/wembleystadium … Read more ROONEY, SHEARER, WHITE | England Players Scoring Their First Goal | England

COVID-19 update & other topics – Daily Briefing (27 March 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – COVID19/Secretary-General – COVID-19/Peace – COVID-19/Timor Leste – COVID-19/School Meals – COVID-19/Shipping of Vital Supplies – COVID-19/Women and Girls – COVID-19/Thailand – COVID-19/Journalists – COVID-19/UN – Myanmar – Human Rights – Financial Contributions COVID-19/SECRETARY-GENERAL This morning, in a historic virtual briefing, the Secretary-General briefed Member … Read more COVID-19 update & other topics – Daily Briefing (27 March 2020)

EULEX Staff Member Killed in Northern Kosovo

A Lithuanian member of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo was killed on the morning of Thursday 19th September 2013. EULEX released a statement giving details of the incident: At approximately 0730 this morning, two EULEX vehicles, carrying six staff members, on regular rotation from Gate 1 came under fire from unknown … Read more EULEX Staff Member Killed in Northern Kosovo

New Research on the Legality of Humanitarian Intervention Presented at EUI

New research on the legal justification for humanitarian intervention by foreign states has opened up the debate on sovereignty and human rights obligations. Ciaran Burke presented the research, entitled “The Equitable Theory of Humanitarian Intervention”, to a panel of experts at the European University Institute at Florence. Speaking after the “doctrinal debate” in which professors Martti … Read more New Research on the Legality of Humanitarian Intervention Presented at EUI

Sweden Reducing Forces in Kosovo

Sweden has legislation going before the Riksdag to reduce the Swedish contribution to KFOR to seventy people until April 2012 and thereafter to reduce the number until the end of 2013, when the mandate for Swedish forces in Kosovo will end. Minister for Defence Sten Tolgfors said of the changes: “Military commitments within the framework … Read more Sweden Reducing Forces in Kosovo

Chiefs of Defence Conclude NATO Meeting in Brussels

Photo courtesy NATO: Colonel General Hryhorii Pedchenko (Chief of Defence, Ukraine) meets NATO Chairman of the Military Committee, Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola. Sixty-six NATO member and partner countries have concluded two days of meetings at NATO Headquarters. Chiefs of Defence and military representatives held a series of meetings chaired by Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola. The … Read more Chiefs of Defence Conclude NATO Meeting in Brussels

Haiti: UN Special Representative to Haiti, Hédi Annabi, Died in Earthquake

The UN Secretary-General announced on Sunday that the top UN officials in Haiti perished in Tuesday’s tremors. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban paid tribute to his Special Representative to Haiti, Hédi Annabi, as well as his Deputy Luiz Carlos da Costa and Acting Police Commissioner Doug Coates of the Royal Canadian … Read more Haiti: UN Special Representative to Haiti, Hédi Annabi, Died in Earthquake