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Latin America and the Caribbean hailed as pioneers in disaster management cooperation

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Global | OCHA

From 5-7 May 2015, representatives of governments, humanitarian relief organizations, the private sector, academia and community organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in Guatemala City to find solutions to the most pressing humanitarian issues of the region.

UN launches revised acquisition strategy on long-term air charter services

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

New York | DM

The UN has recently updated its acquisition strategy for the procurement of long-term air charter services to meet today’s peacekeeping aviation requirements with more efficient and effective solutions.The acquisition of air chartering services is a major strategic area of United Nations procurement with a total spending of almost $800 million annually.

UNMAS survey uncovers ammunition and saves lives in Abyei

Thursday, 14 May 2015

DPKO | UNMAS

In the Agok area of the Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan, a United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) team, undertaking a non-technical survey earlier this year, received information about the presence of ammunition near one of the old military barracks in the area. The team investigated and discovered that a substantial stockpile of ammunition had been stored near the barracks.

DPKO and DFS Develop New Specialized Training Materials for Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

Wednesday, 06 May 2015

DPKO | DFS

The Departments of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and Field Support (DFS) have developed a new conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) training module for core pre-deployment training of all UN peacekeepers as well as new Specialized Training Materials for military components to prevent and respond to conflict-related sexual violence.