UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz
The current report provides a comprehensive assessment of the implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 (2006) since the last report of the Secretary General (S/2011/406) was issued on 1 July 2011. The situation in the area of operations of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) remained generally stable during the reporting period.
- Reports of the Secretary General on the Implementation of Security Resolution 1706.
- Security Council Resolutions
- Statements by the Presidents of the Security Council
Photo Source:UN Photo Library,The village of Qana, Battalion Headquarters for the Fijian troops attached to UNIFIL.01 June 1980,Qana, Lebanon,Photo # 131411.
The Security Council met this afternoon, 29 November 2011, to discuss the situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
- Reports of the Secretary-General
- Security Council meeting records
- Resolutions concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
- Previous Tumblr posts
Photo: Security Council Meeting on Democratic Republic of the Congo. 15 February 2007. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
By resolution 32/40 B, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on 29 November — the day that the Assembly adopted the resolution on the partition of Palestine (resolution 181 (II)) in 1947. As part of its observance, by resolution 60/37, the Assembly requested the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and the Division for Palestinian Rights to organize an annual exhibit on Palestinian rights. This year, the Committee, in cooperation with the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the United Nations, will present a cultural exhibit entitled “A Palestinian Vista — Uprooted from our homeland… We rooted the homeland in ourselves” in the Public Lobby of the General Assembly Building in New York.
Member States are encouraged to continue to give the widest support and publicity to the observance of the Day of Solidarity.
Photo: Performance Marks International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. 29 November 2005. UN Photo/Mark Garten.
- Second performance report on the budget of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia for the biennium 2010-2011 - A/66/555.
- Budget for the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals for the biennium 2012-2013- A/66/537.
- Second performance report on the budget of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda for the biennium 2010-2011 - A/66/557.
The Security Council will meet this afternoon, 28 November 2011, on the situation in Libya. The Report of the Secretary-General on United Nations Support Mission in Libya (S/2011/727) will be discussed.
- Reports by the Secretary-General
- Security Council meeting records
- Resolutions on Libya
- United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)
UN Photo/Evan Schneider
The Special Political and Decolonization Committee deals with a variety of subjects which include those related to decolonization, Palestinian refugees and human rights, peacekeeping, mine action, outer space, public information, atomic radiation and University for Peace.
Reports to the General Assembly Plenary, 66th SessionDocuments of the 66th Session
NOTE: The main committees report to the Plenary on each agenda item allocated to the committee. These reports will be added on this list as the arise.
The Security Council was briefed this morning on the developments in Yemen after the recent power transfer deal signed by Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh and its implications in the terms of resolution 2014 (S/RES/2014(2011)). For more information: What’s In Blue?
UN Photo/Ryan Brown
Climate change has long-since ceased to be a scientific curiosity, and is no longerjust one of many environmental and regulatory concerns. As the United Nations Secretary General has said, it is the major, overriding environmental issue of our time, and the single greatest challenge facing environmental regulators. It is a growing crisis with economic, health and safety, food production, security, and other dimensions.
A List of Publications on Climate change can be found at the UNEP Website.
UNEP has published the Technology Transfer Perspectives Series: Technologies for Adaptation Perspectives and Practical Experiences,2011.This edition of the Technology Transfer Perspectives Series collects ten articles from adaptation experts and practitioners around the globe. The articles discuss the concept of ‘technologies for adaptation’, divided into three broad themes: Concept and Context of Technologies for Adaptation, Assessments of Adaptation Technology Needs, and Practical Experiences from Working with Technologies for Adaptation.
UNEP has released a report, Bridging the Gap: An Assessment Report. This is a follow-on to the UNEP 2010 report Emissions Gap: A Preliminary Assessment. It explains to decision-makers and stakeholders the range of potential options available to close the emissions gap in 2020. It includes a package of ideas beginning with the big picture from the modeling community, then focusing on opportunities to reduce emissions from international sources of emissions, and finally highlighting current national efforts in important emitter countries.
The United Nations Environment Programme Environment for Development(UNEP) has published the Global Trends Report 2011. This report offers an elaborate analysis of Trends and Issues in the financing of renewable energy.Global investment in renewable energy jumped 32% in 2010, to a record $211 billion.In addition to this eye-catching record, the investment activity in developing countries increased strongly. It is the first time the developing world has overtaken the richer countries in terms of financial new investment.
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On 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by resolution 54/134. Today, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem.
In 2008, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign as a multi-year effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls in all parts of the world.
On this day, everyone across the world is encouraged to follow the United Nations’ lead to help end this pandemic of violence.
- General Assembly resolution 54/134
- Event website
- UNiTE to End Violence against Women
- Reports by the Secretary-General
- Meeting Records
Photo: Darfur Women March in Campaign against Gender-Based Violence. 25 November 2010. UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran.
Today, Wednesday, 23 November, the Security Council met this morning to hold an open debate on the subject “Maintenance of international peace and security: new challenges to international peace and security and conflict prevention”. The discussion was steered by the objectives prepared by Portugal (S/2011/698): Illicit trafficking (in arms, drugs and persons) and organized crime and their overall impact on international security; The impact of climate change on refugees and displaced persons; and the Risks for peace and security resulting from pandemics and the spread of diseases.
- Letter dated 8 November 2011 from the Permanent Representative of Portugal to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (S/2011/698)
- Security Council website
- Resolutions on maintenance of international peace and security
- What’s in Blue? Insights
Photo: Security Council Considers Maintenance of International Peace and Security. 19 November 2008. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras.
Today, the United Nations launched a new campaign to promote “Rio+20” United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. “Rio+20: The Future We Want” engages people in a global conversation on future communities. The campaign calls on people everyone to submit their ideas on the kinds of communities in which they would like to live in 20 years. It asks, “What do you dream of for you, your family and your community? What would life look like if you could design it?”
“We need to imagine a different future,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at today’s launch. “What would our world look like if everyone had access to the food they need, to an education, and to the energy that is required to develop? What would our communities look like if we created a vibrant, job-rich, green economy? This is the future we want.”
Working with the non-governmental organization The Future We Want, the United Nations will develop an exhibition, for Rio, comprised of online contributions, videos, photos, letters, essays and drawings displaying the different ideas for a better future. The Rio+20 Conference will take take place in Rio de Janeiro from 20 to 22 June 2012.
- Press release of launch
- Rio+20 Conference website
- Global conversation
- The Future We Want website
- Resolutions on sustainable development
Photo: Global Conversation on “World We Want” Launched ahead of Rio+20. 22 November 2011. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.
On World Philosophy Day, 17 November, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched The Women Philosophers’ Journal, an online publication. The journal is “a global experiment, aimed at doing for women what men have enjoyed for centuries, sometimes only after a hard-fought struggle, in religious institutions and richly endowed universities: to think and write without limitations, and to be read by open minds…”
Read the first issue: Squaring the circle, Issue N° 1, November 2011
The First Committee (Disarmament and International Security Committee) of the General Assembly, is concerned with disarmament and related international security questions. Listed are Reports of the First Committee to the Plenary, at the 66th(current) session of the General Assembly.The main committees report to the Plenary on each agenda item allocated to them.
The present report, A/66/369 is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 65/8 and Security Council resolution 1974 (2011), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report on developments in Afghanistan every three months. The report provides an update on the activities of the United Nations in Afghanistan, including significant humanitarian, development and human rights efforts, since the previous report (A/65/873-S/2011/381), dated 23 June 2011. The report also provides a summary of key political and security developments and information on regional and international events related to Afghanistan.
- Previous Reports of the Secretary General.
- List of Reference to Security Council Meetings
NOTE: To get full text of the meeting records, use the UN Official Document System(ODS).
Member State on the Record
Source Photo: UN Photo Library,11 August 2009 Nili, Afghanistan Photo # 461667