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Understanding and integrating local perceptions in UN Peacekeeping

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 17:00

Global | DPKO

Following the DPKO/DFS study on understanding and integrating local perceptions released in November 2013, accompanying Guidelines are now available. The Guidelines provide a hands-on tool for field-based civilian and uniformed peacekeeping personnel with the aim of supporting more inclusive, responsive and effective peacekeeping.

ECA’s reform gets a shot in the arm

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 10:30

Addis Ababa | ECA

The Governments of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom signed a Joint Financing Arrangement (JFA) this week in support of the Economic Commission’s 2014-2015 programme of work. According to the agreement, the funding partners will provide $US $10.9 million for the year 2014, in support of ECA’s activities.

Inaugural UN Environment Assembly Kicks Off in Nairobi

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 12:30

Nairobi | UNEP

The first United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) – the highest-level global platform for environmental policy making – will take place next month in Nairobi, tackling issues ranging from wildlife crime and poaching to fossil fuel subsidy reform and beyond. UNEA, which takes place from 23-27 June 2014, will meet biennially beginning this year.

Make a wish for the planet

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 16:00

New York | DPI

The Department of Public Information is wrapping up an educational outreach initiative to mark the 70th anniversary of The Little Prince in the United States with an essay and drawing contest about the universal lessons of the book. Young people between the ages of 5 and 18 are invited to respond to the question “Are the values of The Little Prince still universal values today?”

Security Council encourages UN Representatives and Envoys to consider the strategic value of security sector reform – Resolution 2151

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:30

DPKO | UNMAS

Resolution 2151 on security sector reform (SSR), adopted by the Security Council on 28 April 2014, reaffirms the importance of SSR in post-conflict contexts and in both peacekeeping and special political mission mandates. The resolution reiterates the centrality of national ownership and recognizes that SSR needs to be in support of, and informed by broader national political processes.