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UNMUM: A collaboration between UN and Member States

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 13:00

DPKO | Office of Military Affairs

DPKO-DFS in collaboration with 40 Member States and field missions are developing 11 United Nations military manuals to standardize military contributions to peacekeeping operations. The project, called United Nations Military Units Manuals (UNMUM), kick-started officially in November 2013 by the Office of Military Affairs.

UN70 – a ‘ReBirth’ in Geneva

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 17:30

Geneva | UNOG

Plans for a monumental sculpture called “The ReBirth” to celebrate the United Nations’ 70th anniversary have been unveiled in Geneva. Designed by world-renowned Italian artist Maestro Michelangelo Pistoletto, the sculpture will be located in Ariana Park and inaugurated on UN Day next year - 24 October 2015 – during an Open Day at the Palais des Nations.

DPKO continues successful Rule of Law training programme

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 17:30

Tanzania | DPKO

DPKO has successfully concluded on 1 November a Rule of Law training programme for Judicial Affairs officers in peacekeeping operations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The 6-day training focused on strategies to assist national actors to strengthen rule of law in the immediate aftermath of conflict through early peacebuilding initiatives.

First Thematic Resolution on Police Adopted by Security Council

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 17:30

DPKO | OROLSI | Police Division

Under the Chairmanship of Australia, the Security Council adopted the first standalone resolution on police today, Thursday 20 November 2014, a major normative milestone. United Nations Police (UNPOL) activities in peace operations have grown in an unprecedented manner and evolved considerably since 1960, when the first police officers arrived in the United Nations Operation in the Congo.

Eastern and Southern Africa regional consultation for World Humanitarian Summit

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 13:00

OCHA | World Humanitarian Summit

The World Humanitarian Summit needs your input to identify and share solutions to the most pressing humanitarian challenges. Keep an eye on the WHS website to get involved in the upcoming online consultation for the Europe and others group starting the week of 24 November.

Africa week 2014: UN support to the Africa THEY want!

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:00

New York | OSAA

For the fifth consecutive year, the UNHQ in New York hosted “Africa Week 2014” with the theme “The Africa We Want: UN Support to the African Union’s Agenda 2063”. During the event various topics were covered: the outbreak of Ebola and most importantly the link between the global post 2015 development agenda and its complementarity with the African Agenda 2063,  focusing on the regional objectives supported by the UN.