UN Condemns Mali of “Heinous” Violence against UN Peacekeepers

Four United Nations peacekeepers in Mali were killed and five others wounded in an attack by unidentified armed elements on Wednesday, the UN mission in the country has said.  The peacekeepers’ convoy was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED), and the … Continue reading UN Condemns Mali of “Heinous” Violence against UN Peacekeepers

UN Award for Senegalese Female Police Officer

A Senegalese police officer serving with the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has beenawarded special recognition for her outstanding service to the Congolese community and national police. Major Seynabou Diouf was announced the 2019 UN Female Police Officer of the year on Friday. She currently leads a task force that helps prevent and end sexual exploitation and abuse as part of the UN Mission in the DRC(MONUSCO), in Goma, the capital of North Kivu province. “It is a deep honour to receive the UN Female Police Officer of the Year award. It means a … Continue reading UN Award for Senegalese Female Police Officer

ORG : Current Report on Mali

ORG’s April and May Global Monthly Security Briefings covered the current status of the al-Qaeda movement, and a loosely related development, the growth of the radical Boko Haram Islamist group in northern Nigeria. Since those briefings, there have been further developments. One issue of current concern relates to recent events in the West African state of Mali. Paul Rogers discusses the current security situation in Mali its context and assesses the implications of a possible foreign military intervention. Read more Source : Oxford Research Group Related articles UN Concerned About Rising Terror Threat in Mali (blogs.voanews.com) Mali Focus of West … Continue reading ORG : Current Report on Mali

UN gets Syrian Assurance

Kofi Annan, The UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, has said he has received assurances from Damascus that it will respect the ceasefire plan he has previously proposed. Mr Annan who has been visiting Iran said there could be “improved conditions on the ground” by Thursday morning. However the Syrian government had previously failed to withdraw troops and weaponry from large population centres as it had agreed. So far at least 100 people have been reported dead. Three people were killed on Wednesday after violent shelling in the city of Homs and the Deraa province. Mr Annan told reporters … Continue reading UN gets Syrian Assurance

Recording Casualties of War

Oxford Research Group (ORG) are inviting members of the public to the launch of a new initiative, “The Charter for the Recognition of Every Casualty of Armed Violence” on Thursday, 15 September 2011, at the British Academy in London, 9.30 – 11.30 am. The Charter contains a set of three core demands on states to ensure that every person killed by armed violence is:  promptly recorded,   correctly identified, and  publicly acknowledged. The Charter is the first to set out for the international community clear casualty-recording requirements that are grounded in international law. Such recording is vital, because it enables … Continue reading Recording Casualties of War