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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.

First-Ever all-female training course for UNPOL candidates launched

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:30

DPKO | OROLSI | PD | Charles Hurlbur & Denis Tikhomirov

In 2009, the United Nations launched a global effort to increase the representation of female police to comprise 20 percent of United Nations police in peace operations by 2014. To reach this target goal, the Police Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations developed the All-Female Selection Assistance and Assessment Team (SAAT) Training Project.

UN mission for Ebola response highlights new type of UN operation - Chef de Cabinet tells UNMEER staff

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:00

Accra | UNMEER

Staff at the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) are at the forefront of a new kind of UN operation – one that leverages the UN system capacities and expertise in innovative ways to respond to the uniqueness of this crisis.

High-Level Briefing on Preparations for 2015 United Nations Crime Congress

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 12:30

New York | UNODC

On 9 October 2014, the Permanent Mission of Qatar, together with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), held a High-Level Briefing on the preparations for the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, to be held 12 to 19 April 2015 in Doha, Qatar. [Story not featured on iSeek]

UNMAS Expertise to the Forefront in Strengthening the UN mission in Mali

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 12:30

DPKO | MINUSMA | UNMAS

Six armoured plated vehicles (MPVs) equipped with mechanical bomb arms arrived in Mali as part of a special order that UNMAS made through MINUSMA. They were immediately deployed to Gao and Kidal to be used by the Cambodian and the Nepalese specialized Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) companies serving in these locations.