Author Archives: UN Insider
Civilian deaths up 15% in Afghanistan compared to 2009, SG calls for 3% reduction in the UN’s budget and more from UN Direct
“an open border is the most precious thing you can have in a refugee crisis”
UK and France draft no-fly zone resolution, WFP assistance enters Libya, UN marks International Women’s Day and more from UN Direct
USG for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos arrived in the DRC today for a three-day visit. She plans to go to North Kivu and other areas that are most affected by the armed violence.
Amos launches $160 million 3-month appeal for 1 million fleeing Libya violence, UNICEF appeals for funds for children in humanitarian crises and more from UN Direct
“…over the weekend, Valerie Amos, USG for Humanitarian Affairs, traveled to the Tunisia-Libya border and called for urgent access in western Libya.”
Amos to launch flash appeal for Libya response Monday, UNICEF’s Lake highlights plight of children in the DRC and more from UN Direct
Today, Michelle Bachelet, ED of UN Women, announced a new peacebuilding initiative that will boost women’s roles in conflict resolution.
SG convenes video conference with UN and regional organizations on humanitarian concerns in Libya, DPKO USG briefs Council on Cote d’Ivoire violence and more from UN Direct
“…resources needed to meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of victims of sexual violence in the DRC are at best inadequate, and at worst nonexistent.”
WFP issues emergency appeal to provide food assistance to people fleeing violence in Libya, China presents Council program of work for March and more from UN Direct
“Alain Le Roy and Yury Fedotov launched the UNODC and DPKO Joint Plan of Action, designed to strengthen the agencies’ partnership…on integrating drugs and crime control into peacekeeping and peacebuilding missions.”
The SG: In Ethiopia over the weekend, the SG is now in the United Arab Emirates. Today he met with Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, where the two discussed developments in the region, including Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan, and in the Middle East Peace Process.