Young people must have ‘a seat at the table’ in peace efforts: Guterres |

Addressing the opening of the High-Level Global Conference on Youth-Inclusive Peace Processes, taking place online, he urged the international community to step up support.  “We...

Bachelet: Women’s participation forging peace worldwide, ‘vastly worse’ post pandemic |

Michelle Bachelet was participating in a Security Council debate dedicated to the theme “Protecting Participation: Addressing violence targeting women in peace and security processes”.  The human rights...

Eight Afghan students die in explosion outside school |

The explosive remnant of war that detonated near a school on Monday also left four other children injured who had been attending class. All...

UNICEF: Grim start to new year as 2 children are killed, 5 injured, in...

“Only in the past four days – since the new year began – two children were killed and another five were injured in the...

‘Restraint, de-escalation and dialogue’ needed to stem war in Yemen |

“Even as the conflict parties all profess to me their desire for peace, their focus remains on military options… will not result in sustainable...

Sudan: Mistrust deepens following military takeover |

The UN Special Representative briefed ambassadors on a deal last month under which civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was reinstated after being detained in...

End of year message | Tana Forum

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). As we embark upon the end of a resilient year, we would like to express our profound appreciation and...

DR Congo: Limitations to ‘strictly military approach’ to stem violence, mission chief warns  |

Bintou Keita argued that, for stability to return to eastern Congo, “the State must succeed in restoring and maintaining the confidence of the people in their ability to...

Somalia: Security Council adopts resolution to keep pirates at bay |

The Secretary-General’s latest report on the situation in the country illustrates that joint counter-piracy efforts have resulted in a steady decline in attacks and...

‘Turning point’ reached for survivors of ISIL crimes in Iraq, Security Council hears |

Delivering his first briefing to ambassadors, Special Adviser Christian Ritscher said evidence collected so far is capable of supporting trials.  SA Christian...

Lake Chad Basin: Fighting terrorism, ‘decisive test’ on biggest challenges of our time |

Lives are lost daily to terrorist attacks, millions are displaced and health care remains inaccessible – even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage.  “The...

UN Police ‘better placed’ for today’s challenges to peace and security |

“A4P aims to refocus peacekeeping on realistic expectations, make peacekeeping missions stronger and safer, and mobilize greater support for political solutions and for well-equipped,...

The postponement of the 10th Tana Forum

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The postponement of the 10th Tana Forum As you may recall, the 10th anniversary of the Tana High-Level Forum on...

The indefinite postponement of the 10th Tana Forum

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The indefinite postponement of the 10th Tana Forum As you may recall, the 10th anniversary of the Tana High-Level Forum...

Security Council ‘deeply concerned’ by expanding clashes in northern Ethiopia  |

In a press statement released this Friday, they noted the impact of the conflict on the humanitarian situation, as well as the stability of the country and...

UN’s top envoy warns Great Lakes Region is ‘at a crossroads’  |

For Mr. Xia, the main threat to peace and stability in this region around the Great Rift Valley, remains the persistence of non-State armed groups.  He pointed to “an upsurge in...

Recent Kosovo-Serbia tensions could ‘unravel steady but fragile progress’  |

The warning came from Special Representative and head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Zahir Tanin, in a briefing to the Security Council on Friday.   “ are of...

Diversity, a ‘source of strength’, UN chief tells Security Council |

The UN chief addressed an open debate on diversity, statebuilding and the search for peace, organized by Kenya, which holds the rotating Council presidency...

Afghanistan crisis worsening as temperatures drop, warns UNHCR |

A month since the UN-led $606 million appeal for solidarity for the people of Afghanistan, the UN refugee agency said that only 25 per...

Violence, aid access continues to obstruct humanitarian effort in DR Congo 

Violence and access constraints in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue to hamper humanitarian operations in a context where one...

Haiti facing stalled elections, kidnapping surge, rampant insecurity |

Still reeling from the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, on 7 July, the country was crippled on 14 August by a deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake that...

Top UN envoy ‘encouraged’ by recent engagement of Israeli and Palestinian officials  |

But Tor Wennesland also asked for a greater effort by the international community to address the “worrying situation on the ground”, including negative trends in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and fragile conditions inside the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.  “We...

Security Council marks 25th anniversary of Test Ban Treaty with call for nuclear weapons-free world  |

Speaking at the event, the Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) pointed to its “near universal adherence”, with 185 signatures and 170 ratifications.   He...

The Tana Forum commemorates its 10th year

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The Tana Forum commemorates its 10th year PRESS RELEASE – The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), which is...