This Week in DPPA: 10 – 16 September 2022


USG attends assembly of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation 

This Week in DPPA: 10 – 16 September 2022

This week, Underneath-Secretary-Common Rosemary DiCarlo attended the assembly of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. She instructed the summit that international peace and safety setting was extra risky than in a minimum of the final 30 years and that the chance of catastrophic miscalculation or escalation was rising. She additionally pressured that the scenario in Afghanistan was a significant concern for the area, noting that SCO States have already assumed nice duty on this regard. Earlier than and throughout the Summit, the USG met with, amongst others, the President and Overseas Minister of Uzbekistan, the Particular Consultant of the President of Uzbekistan for Overseas Affairs, the Secretary Common of the SCO and the Overseas Ministers of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Iran. She additionally had discussions on the margins of the Summit with different leaders.

ASG Jenča Briefs Safety Council on clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia 

On 15 September, Assistant-Secretary-Common Miroslav Jenča briefed the Safety Council on the current clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia. He mentioned the events “should abide by their obligation to completely implement the Trilateral assertion on the ceasefire of 9 November 2020.” He additionally famous the 14 September announcement {that a} ceasefire had been agreed beginning at 8 p.m. native time, underlining that the UN welcomed the announcement and hoped the ceasefire would maintain. 

SRSG Perthes briefs Safety Council on developments in Sudan

On 13 September, SRSG Volker Perthes briefed the Council on the scenario in Sudan. He underscored that “the general scenario will proceed to worsen except a political scenario is discovered to revive a reputable, totally functioning civilian-led authorities.” On the political course of, he mentioned the President of the Sovereign Council, Common Abdelfattah Burhan, introduced the army’s intention to withdraw from politics, an announcement which massive components of the general public doubted however nonetheless did generate momentum amongst civilian forces, and a number of other main initiatives aimed toward reaching a typical “civilian” imaginative and prescient have emerged in response.

Learn full remarks right here

DSE for Syria briefs Safety Council on political course of

On 14 September, Deputy Particular Envoy for Syria Najat Rochdi briefed the Council on the scenario in that nation. She pressured that “the political course of is not going to advance meaningfully or sustainably till violence is curtailed and finally ends.” She additionally mentioned that, regardless of requires restraint, Syrian civilians are nonetheless being killed, detained, displaced and unable to return residence safely. Even previously two weeks of relative calm, there have been ongoing exchanges of rocket and artillery fireplace, in addition to violent incidents by illicit terrorist teams.

Watch full remarks right here

UNAMI Erbil regional Workplace and Kurdistan Area’s Ministry of Planning holds coaching on SDG implementation 

The Growth Assist Workplace (DSO) within the United Nations Help Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Erbil Regional Workplace, in partnership with the Kurdistan Area’s Ministry of Planning, performed a one-day coaching on 13 September, with the target of empowering 20 technical employees of the Ministry to construct and foster collaborative relationships with related stakeholders with whom they’ll have interaction and monitor implementation of the Sustainable Growth Targets (SDGs). 

Hyperlink for reference right here

UNRCCA Co-Organizes a basis course on monetary investigations and terrorism finance

On 8 September, as a part of the actions commemorating the “Week for Peace,” the UN Verification Mission in Colombia participated in a discussion board with former combatants and native, regional, and nationwide authorities on the “Challenges of socio-economic, collective and neighborhood reincorporation in Cundinamarca,” the division surrounding the Colombian capital, Bogotá. On the discussion board, members share their views and experiences to strengthen reconciliation in Colombia.

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Peace Golf equipment in Mozambique help disarmament and reintegration efforts

On tenth September, trainings on peace and dialogue for younger leaders and neighborhood members had been held in Peace Golf equipment in Nampula province, Mozambique. Peace Golf equipment play an essential position within the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) course of and are serving to to construct sustainable ties between DDR beneficiaries and receiving communities. By a community of interfaith spiritual and social leaders, the golf equipment promote non-violence and peace training utilizing present buildings inside 21 districts of six totally different provinces in Mozambique.

To observe a video on Peace Golf equipment in Mozambique, click on right here

New Particular Consultant Abdou Abarry meets with Gabonese President 

On 13 September, the not too long ago appointed Particular Consultant of the Secretary-Common for Central Africa and Head of UNOCA, Abdou Abarry, was obtained by the President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, and had a working session with the Gabonese Minister of Overseas Affairs, Michael Moussa-Adamo. In the course of the viewers with the Gabonese Head of State, SRSG Abarry, who arrived in Libreville on 9 September to take up his duties, underlined that Gabon will proceed to be one of many primary companions for the implementation of UNOCA’s mandate, significantly as assumes essential obligations at regional and worldwide ranges, together with as member of the Safety Council and the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Former combatants and victims of battle work on fish farming reconciliation venture

Within the southwest of Colombia, in a small city referred to as Villavieja within the division of Huila, a gaggle of fifty former combatants members of a fish cooperative achieved, on 12 September, their first profitable fish catch of the yr, harvesting greater than 15 tons of fish. The initiative is without doubt one of the initiatives of the cooperative Social Economies of the Frequent (ECOMUN), a company of greater than 120 groupings of former combatants, victims of the battle, and peasants. The UN Verification Mission in Colombia, the European Union, the Authorities of Huila, and the Colombian Company for Reincorporation (ARN) all help the venture to strengthen the reconciliation course of.

DPPA launches new Steerage on Mediation of Ceasefires 

On 14 September, DPPA launched its Steerage on Mediation of Ceasefires, which pulls on the in depth information of ceasefire consultants and mediation practitioners, each from the United Nations and past. The doc contains very important info on terminology and typology of ceasefires, providing a wide range of circumstances and illustrations from across the globe. The Steerage was launched at a high-level hybrid occasion held on the Worldwide Peace Institute, which opened with welcoming remarks from Zeid Ra’advert Al Hussein, IPI President and Chief Government Officer. Audio system included Nicholas Haysom, Particular Consultant of the UN Secretary-Common for South Sudan (UNMISS); Karin Landgren, Government Director of Safety Council Report; and Jeffery Mapendere of the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Analysis Fee in South Sudan.

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She Stands for Peace e-book printed by UNOAU

The United Nations Workplace to the African Union (UNOAU) has simply launched an e-book, She Stands for Peace, as a part of its efforts of to help the implementation of UN Safety Council Decision 1325. The e-book options the tales and experiences of 20 African girls and three girls’s organizations working for peace and safety on the continent. The e-book is obtainable freed from cost to learn on-line right here

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