The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was the first human rights treaty adopted by the United Nations, on 9 December 1948. It embodies a collective determination to protect people from brutality and to prevent repetition of the horrors witnessed by the world during the Second World War. Continue reading
Madame President, may I first of all thank you very much, and thank the Swedish presidency, for convening this meeting and allowing me to have my first formal presence in the Security Council, discussing what I believe must be the priority of everything we do together – preventing conflict and sustaining peace. And I believe that the massive attendance that we are registering in this meeting proves that indeed this message is something that we all fully recognize. Thank you very much again.
The United Nations was established to prevent war by binding us in a rules-based international order. Continue reading
A record 130 million people are dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive. Grouped together, these people in need would comprise the tenth most populous nation on Earth.
These figures are truly staggering, yet they tell only a fraction of the story. Hidden behind the statistics are individuals, families and communities whose lives have been devastated. People no different to you and me: children, women and men who face impossible choices every day. They are parents who must choose between buying food or medicine for their children; children who must choose between school or working to support their families; families who must risk bombing at home or a perilous escape by sea. Continue reading
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on 12 August announced the formation of an Advisory Group of Experts for the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security, as mandated by Security Council resolution 2250 (2015).
“Young people can break barriers, reach across divisions and forge understanding. The United Nations Security Council has finally recognized the importance of youth.
Last December, it adopted Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security,” the Secretary-General said in a speech at the University of Calgary on the occasion of International Youth Day. “Today I can announce that we are forming a new Advisory Group to study progress on that historic resolution. Nearly half of the Group’s members are young. Some of them survived conflict. One lost her father in war. Another was shot. Others were refugees.”
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
It is clear that both terrorism and the violent extremism that can be conducive to terrorism are at the top of the international agenda.
I have just returned from Switzerland, where, together with Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter, I co-chaired the Geneva Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism. It was encouraging that many Ministers and Heads of Regional and UN Organizations, as well as civil society, came together to focus on solutions. Continue reading
جدد مجلس الأمن اليوم (10 فبراير) ولاية فريق الخبراء المعني بلجنة العقوبات والمعين بموجب القرار 1591 لعام 2005. وأكد القرار الجديد رقم (2265) الذي تبناه أعضاء المجلس بالإجماع على ضرورة وضع حد للعنف والتجاوزات المتواصلة في دارفور وأهمية التصدي للأسباب الجذرية للنزاع في إطار السعي إلى إقامة سلام دائم
وتعقيبا على قرار المجلس، قال السفير عمر دهب فضل، المندوب الدائم للسودان لدى الأمم المتحدة، إن القرارات المختلفة لمجلس الأمن تنحو إلى تحميل حكومة السودان مسؤولية الأعمال الإجرامية والإرهابية التي تقوم بها المجموعات المسلحة المارقة حيث لا يوجد في تلك القرارات ما يدين قيامها بهذه الأعمال، بل مطالبة متكررة لحكومة السودان بالقبض عليهم وتقديمهم للعدالة
اعتمد مجلس الأمن الدولي اليوم بالإجماع القرار رقم 2250 حول “الشباب والسلم والأمن” الذي يعد الأول من نوعه، ويهدف إلى تعزيز مشاركة الشباب في هذين المجالين وحث الدول الأعضاء على النظر في السبل الكفيلة بزيادة التمثيل الشامل للشباب في عمليات صنع القرارات على جميع المستويات لمنع نشوب النزاعات وحلها
وقبيل التصويت، قالت السفيرة دينا قعوار، الممثلة الدائمة للأردن لدى الأمم المتحدة، إن القرار رقم 2250 الذي قدم الأردن مشروعه، هو استكمال للجهود الأردنية التي بدأها الأمير الحسين بن عبد الله الثاني، خلال رئاسته جلسة النقاش المفتوحة في مجلس الأمن حول دور الشباب في مجابهة التطرف العنيف وتعزيز السلام Continue reading
9 December 2015 – The United Nations Security Council today adopted a historic resolution on youth, peace and security that urges greater representation by young men and women in the prevention and resolution of conflict amid “the rise of radicalization to violence and violent extremism amongst youth, which can be conducive to terrorism.”
Along with positioning youth and youth-led organizations as important partners in the global efforts to counter violent extremism and promote lasting peace, the resolution also gives impetus to the youth-led peacebuilding and conflict-prevention interventions to build peaceful communities and underpin democratic, inclusive governance.
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