International Criminal Court (ICC)
Source: International Criminal Court (ICC) |

Statement of International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in Libya, pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1970 (2011)

We call on the parties to assiduously implement the agreement to usher in the much awaited peace and stability for the people of Libya

By ICC Prosecutor (www.ICC-CPI.int) Madam President, Your Excellencies, 1. I am grateful for the opportunity to again brief the Council via video conference on my Office’s activities in relation to the situation in Libya even as the COVID 19 pandemic continues to present unique challenges across the globe including for…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Security Council Press Statement on Libya

The members of the Security Council called on the Libyan parties to abide by their commitments and implement the agreement in full

The members of the Security Council welcomed the permanent ceasefire agreement signed by the 5+5 Joint Military Commission on 23 October in Geneva following talks facilitated by the United Nations. The members of the Security Council called on the Libyan parties to abide by their commitments and implement the agreement…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the Signing of a Ceasefire in Libya

The Chairperson commends the work done by all parties including the United Nations and fellow African countries for their contribution in the mediation efforts

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat welcomes the signing of a ceasefire between the parties in Libya following negotiations within the framework of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission in Geneva, Switzerland. .The Chairperson commends the work done by all parties including the United Nations and fellow…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

UNSMIL Statement on the resumption of intra-Libyan political and military talks

UNSMIL strongly welcomes the constructive political and material assistance offered by the members of the international community

Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Stephanie Williams is pleased to announce the resumption of inclusive intra-Libyan talks, based on Security Council resolution 2510 (2020), which endorsed the conclusions of the Berlin Conference on Libya held on January 19, 2020.…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office |

Protecting civilians in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and ensuring an effective exit strategy for MONUSCO

Commend the continuation of MONUSCO’s vital operations throughout the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic

Statement by Sonia Farrey, UK Political Coordinator at the UN, at the Security Council briefing on the Democratic Republic of the Congo Madam President, let me begin by thanking SRSG Zerrougui for her briefing and commend the continuation of MONUSCO’s vital operations throughout the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic. We are also…

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

Coronavirus - Chad: Quick Alerts (2 October 2020)

This is the seventh consecutive week with over 20 new reported cases, which denotes a steady presence of the pandemic although no major flare-up

HEALTH SITUATION COVID-19 update As of 30 September, there have been 1,203 confirmed cases and 85 deaths in 17 provinces. Between 27 and 30 September, there have been 23 new cases, all reported in the capital or in southern provinces: 13 in the Mayo- Kebbi ouest, six in the Logone…

Source: United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) |

Infrastructure for Peacebuilding: The role of infrastructure in tackling the underlying drivers of fragility (September 2020)

This gap in access to infrastructure services became increasingly evident as the first confirmed cases of the COVID-19 emerged in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS)

Introduction The global agenda on conflict and peacebuilding has drastically changed over the past fifty years. If the twentieth century agenda was dominated by conflicts between national states, today the concern has shifted towards contexts that combine state fragility with protracted and intractable conflict, often involving alliances between non-state groups…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

Over 21,000 people killed since UN global ceasefire-resolution

The UN issued a warning only last week on the risk of conflict-induced famine in South Sudan, Yemen, DRC and northeast Nigeria

At least 21,347 people have been killed in conflict, including more than 5,800 civilian adults and children who were directly targeted (1), despite the adoption of a UN Security Council resolution calling for a global cessation of hostilities some 90 days ago. Instead of a ceasefire, allowing countries and humanitarian…

IC Publications
Source: IC Publications |

The keys to a peaceful Sahel (By Mabingué Ngom)

It is the responsibility of the people of the Sahel to free themselves from the current cycle of violence, by prioritising peace, both as a human right and also a development goal

By Mabingué Ngom If today Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad are painted red on the security maps of the world, it has nothing to do with the colour of its soil. As much as it pains me to write it, the terrorist threat is palpable and the risks…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Inaugurates New Headquarters for National Border Police in Niger, Completing USD 3 Million Effort

Country is exposed to various security threats, such as violent extremist terrorism, cross-border crime, trafficking and smuggling, some spilling over from neighboring countries

A landlocked country in the Sahel region, the Republic of Niger is positioned at the crossroad of West, Central and North Africa. This strategic location has made the country an important corridor for both trade and migration. Due to its large territory, neighboring seven countries with over 5,600 km of land…