Children and Armed Conflict
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
The Security Council met today at its 6838th meeting to discuss the Report of the Secretary-General on Children and armed conflict, S/2012/261 and the letter dated 6 September 2012 from the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General, S/2012/685.
The President drew attention to the text of a draft resolution contained in document S/2012/713.
The Council proceeded to vote on the draft resolution S/2012/713 before it.
Decision: The draft resolution S/2012/713 received 11 votes in favour, none against and four abstentions (Azerbaijan, China, Pakistan and the Russian Federation) and was adopted as resolution 2068 (2012).
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Integrated Implementation Framework Website: tracking support for MDGs
The Secretary-General will launch today the website of the Integrated Implementation Framework (IIF): “Tracking Support for the Millennium Development Goals (MDG)” at an informal meeting of the General Assembly. The site will provide searchable information of the progress on commitments made at international forums and elsewhere towards the achievement of the MDGs. Colleagues from DESA and OICT designed the website and populated it with information from the entire UN System, OECD and elsewhere.
As a follow-up to the High-Level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in 2010 and as announced by the Secretary-General at the G20 Leaders’ Session on Development in November 2010, the Secretary-General proposed an initiative to better track the commitments made in support of the MDGs. The IIF, a web-based tool, was endorsed by the United Nations System Chief Executive’s Board (CEB). It will serve as a one-stop resource for policymakers, academics, researchers and civil society interested in what governments and the international community have done and are doing in support of the achievement of the MDGs by 2015. With less than three years left before the target year, the site will provide a reality check for all those involved and will hopefully assist in identifying remaining gaps.
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