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"Wanted: Prison Support"

Wednesday, 07 May 2014

DPKO | UNMAS

The Secretariat of the Group of Friends of Corrections and heads of corrections components from many UN Peacekeeping missions have recently met to discuss challenges of establishing functioning, safe, secure and humane prisons in the field and to develop strategies to sensitize and motivate more Member States to engage in this under-supported sector.

You asked for it. You've got it!

Friday, 02 May 2014

Dag Hammarskjöld Library

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library has created a one-stop research portal that makes it quicker and easier to find the latest authentic information in your field of work. We call it DAG Discovery, the virtual discovery layer on top of the Library’s digital collections and databases, created in response to user requests.

UNMAS: Central Mogadishu free from all known unexploded ordnance

Friday, 11 April 2014

Mogadishu | UNMAS

On 9 April 2014, the Federal Government of Somalia declared Central Mogadishu free from all known unexploded ordnance, in a ceremony organised by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). Beginning 2010, UNMAS systematically cleared Mogadishu of almost 1,000 items of unexploded ordnance, which, over the course of twenty years of civil war had littered the city.

Secretary-General establishes a High-level Panel of Experts on Recosting in response to the General Assembly resolution 68/246

Thursday, 10 April 2014

In its resolution 68/246, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to commission an independent study on recosting of the biennial programme budget and options for dealing with fluctuations in exchange rates and inflation. A report on the findings and recommendations of the study is due to the General Assembly in its 69th session, autumn 2014.