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Syria Mission; UN Global Pulse; Family planning summit; DRC and Rwanda; Food security

Syria Mission: In a report to the Security Council on the work of the United Nations Supervisory Mission in Syria (UNSMIS), the SG outlined options for its future orientation. The authorized  mission ends on 20 July, with the Council expected to meet before then to decide on its future.

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World Population Day; Millenium Development Goals; Cholera upsurge; ICC; Kyrgyzstan; Malian Refugees

World Population Day: The theme for this year’s Day is ‘Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services,’ aimed at highlighting the essential part that reproductive health plays in creating a just and equitable world.

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Libya; HIV/AIDS Report; Sudan; Syria; Philippines

Libya: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Libyan people for the national election which took place on Saturday – the country’s first free poll in almost half a century.

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Syria; Mali; refugee resettlement; South Sudan; DR Congo;

Syria: Noting gross violations of human rights and the ongoing violence there, the United Nations Human Rights Council today condemned the situation in Syria, and urged authorities to immediately implement a peace plan and grant unimpeded access to assistance organizations.

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Syria; Libya; UN development cooperation forum to address poverty reduction and sustainability; development financing needs; Somalia; IRMCT; drop in food price index; Human Rights Council updates.

Syria: The United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) will restructure
itself in order to better meet its operational mandate, its Chief Military Observer, Major-General Robert Mood, said today. UNSMIS will consolidate its eight local team site locations, spread out in different parts of Syria, into the regional locations, with monitors and assets moved from locations in Hama, Idlib, and Tartus to boost the Mission’s presence in other locations.

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Death penalty; Somalia; Kenya; Iraq; countering racial discrimination and intolerance; child trafficking;

Death penalty: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Member States which use the death penalty to abolish this practice, stressing that the right to life lies at the heart of international human rights law.

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