Posts Tagged: secretary-general

Remembering Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali

We give thanks for the life of former United Nations Secretary-General Boutros-Ghali, the first person from the United Nation’s Arab group to serve as UN Secretary General. The United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations joins in expressions of sympathy. From UN Web TV come these remarks by current Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon:

Protecting children in armed conflict

by Madeline Bacchus, Sarah Hoyle, and Willa Van Camp The 7466th Security Council Meeting focused on children and armed conflict. The primary goal of the meeting was to vote on Resolution 2225 which would recognize child abduction, one of the six grave violations of children’s rights, as a criteria for inclusion in  the annex of… Read more »

UN Secretary-General issues 11th annual report on children in armed conflict

From Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict a network of international nongovernmental organizations that strives to protect children in war zones:

The 11th Annual Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict, issued on Monday 11 June, 2012, provides an overview of the situation of children affected by armed conflict and the measures taken to protect them. It covers the period between January and December 2011, and contains specific recommendations for follow-up UN action. The body of the report contains information on grave violations committed against children, in particular the recruitment and use of children, sexual violence against children, the killing and maiming of children, the abduction of children, attacks on schools and hospitals and the denial of humanitarian access to children by parties to conflict.

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Remembering peacekeepers killed in Cote d’Ivoire

The Presbyterian Ministry at the Untied Nations joins the international community in grieving for the recent attack in Côte d’Ivoire in which seven peacekeepers, erving with the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI),were killed. The peacekeepers, from Niger were on patrol in the proximity of Para village, near the border town of Tai in… Read more »

Côte d’Ivoire update

Security Council Report has published an Update Report on Côte d’Ivoire The Council is expected to adopt a resolution in the coming days to approve troop reinforcement for the peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) to enable the mission to…

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Sudan church leaders ‘raise alarm’

Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations From the Episcopal Life Online – NEWS. An ecumenical delegation of Sudanese religious leaders met with U.N. officials and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Oct. 11 to express its fear of what might happen if…

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