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Panel discussion on “Multilateral Treaty-Making: Perspectives on Small States and the Rule of Law”

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

The event, held in New York on 19 May 2015, provided an opportunity for an informal and open exchange of views on multilateral treaty-making and the rule of law. The speakers shared their views and experiences on multilateral treaty negotiations, as well as on the work of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and the International Law Commission (ILC) on multilateral treaties. Speakers highlighted the engagement of small States in these processes.

Panel discussion on "Birth Registraton: Passport to Protection"

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

The event, held in New York on 21 May 2015, provided an opportunity for Member States, UN entities and civil society to exchange knowledge, experiences and best practices on achieving universal birth registration. It also provided an opportunity to discuss and hear about progress on the implementation of the voluntary pledges on the rule of law, made on the occasion of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Rule of Law at the National and International Levels in September 2012.

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.