General Announcements - January 21, 2010
Joint UN Team to Assess Protection Issues in Haiti
A team of United Nations staff dealing with human rights and displacement arrived in Haiti over the weekend to assess a range of protection issues in the wake of the disaster that has left one third of the country’s nine million inhabitants in need of urgent assistance.
According to UN News reports, the five-member team comprises officials from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and represents the first time that the two Geneva-based bodies have fielded a joint protection team of this type during a crisis. Read full story
IPI Senior Vice President Edward C. Luck, in a podcast interview with the Council on Foreign Relations, said that though emergency recovery operations will move as rapidly as possible, "there will be difficulties" and efforts "may not move as quickly as one might want." Read full story and listen to podcast
UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky told journalists on Thursday that 61 UN personnel were killed in the January 12th earthquake, and 152 other UN personnel remain unaccounted for. Go to full story
Britain's The Independent ran a obituary of Hédi Annabi, who was nearing the end of a 30-year career in peacekeeping when in 2007 he was appointed to head MINUSTAH.
UN Channel on YouTube
DPKO Support Page for UN Staff in Haiti (Facebook)
Mark Turner's Blog (former FT journalist covering the UN)
The New York Times on Haiti
Ways to Contribute (NYT)
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February 26, 2014
Roméo Dallaire: Neutralize Child Soldiers Without Destroying Them
“We believe that by better training both police and military and a whole new dimension of working much closer, particularly information-wise, with NGOs and other agencies on the ground, we can work at neutralizing without destroying children as a system of weaponry in this era,” said Lt. General Roméo Dallaire (Ret.) at an IPI event on February 26th.
February 19, 2014
Gary Bass: Forgotten Genocide May Portend Future Stain on UN Inaction
The inability of the United Nations Security Council to halt mass atrocities in East Pakistan some 40 years ago has parallels to current inaction in North Korea, argued Gary Bass, a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, on February 19th.
February 18, 2014
Jok: Near Collapse in South Sudan Is Shocking but Not Surprising
The events that recently brought South Sudan to a near collapse were “extremely shocking, but they were not surprising by any means,” said Jok Madut Jok, Executive Director of The Sudd Institute, at the International Peace Institute on February 18. “It was only a matter of time before the country returned to this kind of situation,” he added.