Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

UNMISS gives a boost to judicial processes in the Jonglei area (Gideon Sackitey)

The discussion focused on the existent competencies and jurisdiction each body has

Daniel Deng, the Bor High Court Magistrate, is aware of one important fact: “Training in judicial processes is critical to ensure fairness and professionalism in what we do.” Mr. Deng made this declaration at the end of a one-day judicial training workshop conducted by the Human Rights Division of the…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

South Sudan Situation Report, 17 May 2019

Inter-communal violence has displaced more than 20,000 people since early March

HIGHLIGHTS More than 20,000 people displaced in Jur River County Almost half of displaced people intend to leave Malakal Protection of Civilians site Measles outbreak confirmed in 11 counties in South Sudan, upsurge in cases globally United Nations allocates $11 million to help displaced people return home Food insecurity increases,…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Committee Against Torture closes Sixty-Sixth Session

Adopts Concluding Observations on the Reports of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Germany, South Africa, Benin, and the United Kingdom

The Committee against Torture this morning concluded its sixty-sixth session after adopting concluding observations and recommendations on the reports of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Germany, South Africa, Benin, and the United Kingdom, on the implementation of the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman…

Source: World Meterological Organization |

Global platform on disaster risk reduction: we need a drastic change of course

This year, tropical cyclone Idai left more than 1000 people dead in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi

The impacts of climate change, associated sea level rise and extreme weather are amplifying as a result of record greenhouse gas levels and combining with urbanization, environmental degradation and water stress to produce interlocking crises. There needs to be a drastic change of course, according to the top global forum…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

UAE helps release of four civilians held captive in Libya

The civilians, who were held captive last year by some Libyan armed groups in west Libya, were airlifted to Abu Dhabi

Four detainees - three Filipinos and a South Korean - who were held captive by armed groups in Libya, have been released thanks to "intensive efforts" made by the UAE "in coordination and cooperation" with the Libyan National Army, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said. The…

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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed receives South African counterpart

The two ministers also exchanged views on the latest developments in the region

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received in Abu Dhabi today Lindiwe Sisulu, South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, to discuss ways of enhancing joint cooperation within the framework of friendship ties between the two countries. The two ministers also…

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‘The time for action is now’ senior UN peacekeeping official says, urging support for regional force combating Sahel terrorism

The Joint Force aims to bolster coordination to “neutralize” armed groups in the region

The five-year-old force working to stabilize Africa’s Sahel has shown great potential, but needs more support from the international community to reach full operational capacity, a top UN peacekeeping official said on Thursday, calling for enhanced political and economic solutions to help tackle the strife-torn region’s myriad challenges. Dubbed the…

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Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

UNICEF and partners vaccinate hundreds of thousands of children affected by Cyclone Idai; stepping up life-saving cholera prevention work in northern areas affected by Cyclone Kenneth

More than 700,000 children have been vaccinated against Polio and more than 650,000 against Measles and Rubella

Hundreds of thousands of children affected by deadly Cyclone Idai in Mozambique have been vaccinated and received vitamin A supplements in the past week, with UNICEF and partners including the World Health Organisation (WHO) supporting the Government-led Health Week in the 21 most affected districts of Sofala, Manica, Inhambane, and…

Source: United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) |

The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) reinforce cooperation to empower women peacebuilders in the region

Over 30 participants representing eleven countries in the region were trained in conflict analysis, mediation and gender dimensions of conflict

The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in partnership with the UN System Staff College (UNSSC), the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) and the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC), organized a Training of Trainers…

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Mitigating displacement due to Climate Change, Disasters a Risk Reduction Priority, International Organization for Migration (IOM) says

Following Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, IOM provided shelter to more than 85,000 survivors, and stands ready to help the government build back better in the recovery phase

Climate change and disasters are driving more people to move than ever before, whether due to sudden onset disasters like the unprecedented cyclones that devastated Southern Africa earlier this year, or destructive long-term weather patterns causing drought. Last year alone more than 17 million people were displaced following disasters – accounting for 61 per cent of all internal displacements globally, according to Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre,…