This Week in DPPA: 10 – 16 September 2022

September 17, 2022


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

This week, Beneath-Secretary-Common Rosemary DiCarlo attended the assembly of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. She advised the summit that international peace and safety setting was extra unstable than in at the least the final 30 years and that the danger of catastrophic miscalculation or escalation was rising. She additionally burdened that the scenario in Afghanistan was a serious concern for the area, noting that SCO States have already assumed nice accountability on this regard. Earlier than and in the course of the Summit, the USG met with, amongst others, the President and International Minister of Uzbekistan, the Particular Consultant of the President of Uzbekistan for International Affairs, the Secretary Common of the SCO and the International 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 latest clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia. He stated 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 until a political scenario is discovered to revive a reputable, absolutely functioning civilian-led authorities.” On the political course of, he stated the President of the Sovereign Council, Common Abdelfattah Burhan, introduced the navy’s intention to withdraw from politics, an announcement which massive components of the general public doubted however however did generate momentum amongst civilian forces, and several 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 burdened that “the political course of is not going to advance meaningfully or sustainably till violence is curtailed and in the end ends.” She additionally stated that, regardless of requires restraint, Syrian civilians are nonetheless being killed, detained, displaced and unable to return dwelling safely. Even up to now two weeks of relative calm, there have been ongoing exchanges of rocket and artillery hearth, 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 Improvement Help Workplace (DSO) within the United Nations Help Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Erbil Regional Workplace, in partnership with the Kurdistan Area’s Ministry of Planning, carried out 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 interact and monitor implementation of the Sustainable Improvement Objectives (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, individuals 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 have been held in Peace Golf equipment in Nampula province, Mozambique. Peace Golf equipment play an necessary function within the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) course of and are serving to to construct sustainable ties between DDR beneficiaries and receiving communities. By way of a community of interfaith spiritual and social leaders, the golf equipment promote non-violence and peace training utilizing current 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 lately 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 International Affairs, Michael Moussa-Adamo. Through 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 foremost companions for the implementation of UNOCA’s mandate, significantly as assumes necessary 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 challenge

Within the southwest of Colombia, in a small city referred to as Villavieja within the division of Huila, a bunch 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 among the initiatives of the cooperative Social Economies of the Widespread (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 assist the challenge to strengthen the reconciliation course of.

DPPA launches new Steering on Mediation of Ceasefires 

On 14 September, DPPA launched its Steering on Mediation of Ceasefires, which attracts on the intensive data of ceasefire specialists and mediation practitioners, each from the United Nations and past. The doc contains very important data on terminology and typology of ceasefires, providing quite a lot of instances and illustrations from across the globe. The Steering 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 assist 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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