Category Archives: Peacekeeping

مسؤولة دولية: الانتهاكات الجنسية آفة عالمية تثير غضبا أكبر عندما ترتكب من حفظة السلام

جين هول لوت (في الوسط) في بامباري، جمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى، أبريل 2016. المصدر: الأمم المتحدة / نكتاريوس ماركويانس

قالت جين هول لوت المنسقة الخاصة المعنية بتحسين استجابة الأمم المتحدة للانتهاك والاستغلال الجنسيين إن تلك الانتهاكات تحدث أينما وجد الأطفال والنساء والمستضعفون، ولكنها تثير الغضب بشكل أكبر عندما تتهم بارتكابها عناصر في قوات حفظ السلام، أرسلت لحماية السكان

ويواجه أفراد في قوات الأمم المتحدة لحفظ السلام، وقوات غير تابعة للمنظمة الدولية ادعاءات بارتكاب انتهاكات جنسية في جمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى وبلدان أخرى Continue reading

Security Council condemns fighting in Juba, demands South Sudan’s leaders prevent spread of violence

UNMISS provides protection to civilians fleeing recent violence in Wau. Photo: UNMISS

UNMISS provides protection to civilians fleeing recent violence in Wau. Photo: UNMISS

UN News Centre, 10 July 2016 – Strongly condemning the escalating violence in and around the South Sudanese capital of Juba that began on 7 July, the United Nations Security Council today joined Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in calling for an end to the fighting, while separately demanding that President Salva Kiir and First Vice-President Reik Machar do their utmost to control their respective forces. Continue reading

رسالة الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة بمناسبة اليوم الدولي لحفظة السلام، ”تكريم أبطالنا “، ٢٩ أيار/مايو ٢٠١٦

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إن الثقة التي يكنها العالم لأنشطة حفظ السلام التي تقوم به الأمم المتحدة تتجلى في نموها الهائل في السنوات الأخيرة، سواء من حيث العدد أو التعقيد. فقبل خمسة عشر عاما، كان عدد الأفراد العسكريين وأفراد الشرطة لدى الأمم المتحدة يقل عن 000 40 فرد. أما اليوم، فإن عدد الأفراد النظاميين الذين يعملون تحت الراية الزرقاء يزيد على 000 105 فرد، ينتمون إلى 124 بلدا مساهما بقوات وبأفراد شرطة، إلى جانب 000 18 من الموظفين المدنيين الدوليين والوطنيين ومتطوعي الأمم المتحدة. وهؤلاء يجسِّدون أفضل خصال التضامن العالمي، إذ يعملون ببسالة في بيئات خطرة على توفير الأمن لبعض أكثر الفئات ضعفا في العالم Continue reading

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL’S MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPERS, “Honouring Our Heroes” , 29 May 2016

The confidence that the world places in United Nations peacekeeping is reflected in its massive growth in recent years, in terms of both numbers and complexity. Fifteen years ago, the UN had fewer than 40,000 military and police personnel. Today, more than 105,000 uniformed personnel from 124 troop- and police-contributing countries serve under the blue flag, along with 18,000 international and national civilian staff and UN Volunteers. They manifest the best attributes of global solidarity, courageously serving in dangerous environments to provide security to some of the world’s most vulnerable. Continue reading

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL’S REMARKS AT EVENT ON “UNITED NATIONS PEACE OPERATIONS REVIEW: TAKING STOCK, LEVERAGING OPPORTUNITIES AND CHARTING THE WAY FORWARD”, New York, 11 April 2016

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivers informal briefing to the General Assembly. Video Capture. UNTV

It is a pleasure to be with you.  I want to thank the Republic of Korea, Norway, Ethiopia and IPI for organizing today’s discussions.

I thank all of you for coming together to focus on how to ensure that the United Nations is well placed to address the peace and security challenges of today and tomorrow.
There is a collective sense that our toolbox has not kept pace with the emerging and increasingly complex challenges we face in peace and security.

There is the sheer scale of demand. The number of civil wars has tripled in the years in the past ten years.  More people are displaced around the world – many of them by conflict – since the founding of this Organization.  Humanitarian needs – many of them also caused or exacerbated by conflict – have reached $20 billion. Continue reading

Amid military confrontation in Darfur, ‘limited’ progress on resolving conflict – UN peacekeeping chief

A displaced mother prepares food for her child outside the UNAMID base in Um Baru, North Darfur. UN Photo/Hamid Abdulsalam

A displaced mother prepares food for her child outside the UNAMID base in Um Baru, North Darfur. UN Photo/Hamid Abdulsalam

25 January 2016 – Against the backdrop of renewed military confrontation, the political process to resolve the conflict in Darfur through dialogue remains fragmented with limited progress, the United Nations peacekeeping chief today informed the UN Security Council.

“Major armed movements and opposition parties continue to boycott the current national dialogue framework,” the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, told the 15-member body during a briefing on the situation in Sudan’s strife-torn region. Continue reading

South Sudan at critical juncture, UN peacekeeping chief warns; calls for more ‘blue helmets’

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) peacekeepers in Likuangole Payam, Jonglei State. Photo: UNMISS

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) peacekeepers in Likuangole Payam, Jonglei State. Photo: UNMISS

2 December 2015 – With both sides repeatedly violating the ceasefire, endangering progress so far made towards a political transition, the South Sudan peace process is at a critical juncture and in need of increased international support, the top United Nations peacekeeping official warned today.

“Now is the time for the [UN Security] Council and international partners of the ‘IGAD Plus’ to invest politically in supporting the take-off of the transition, or the progress made could be lost,” Under-Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous told the Council, calling for 1,100 additional UN peacekeepers to help monitor the accords.

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack last night by unknown assailants on the residence of the Ngok Dinka Paramount Chief in Abyei town, during which one Ethiopian peacekeeper from the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and a young girl were killed. At least three civilians were also wounded. Continue reading

Secretary-General’s briefing to the Security Council on Peace Operations

New York, 20 November 2015

It is a pleasure to be with you today. I am grateful to the presidency of the United Kingdom for organizing this important meeting. This is the first time the Security Council will consider the recommendations of the High-Level Panel on Peace Operations and my implementation report. I hope this will be the start of sustained dialogue and action to strengthen United Nations peace operations.

I launched the peace operations initiative out of profound concern over the scale and intensity of conflict today. The human, political and financial costs of conflict continue to mount.  Political failures are resulting in insecurity, injustice and deprivation for millions of people today, and feeding the conflicts of tomorrow. Continue reading