Archives for posts with tag: Mali
By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey via DiplomatArtist.com The International Criminal Court has taken the first steps toward prosecuting those who not only commit serious crimes against cultural, religious and historical heritage but also against our environment and animals.
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By Susan Sacirbey via DiplomatArtist.com
To shape a different global future in a world facing unprecedented humanitarian challenges — (130 million people in desperate need to survive) — relief activists and celebrities joined UNSG, Ban Ki-moon and the President of Turkey for this seminal two-day summit. — Read MORE —
 
By, Susan Sacirbey via Diplomat Artist Buzz
The year of his birth was 1884, and at less than one year of age, John James Mates, my grandfather of Irish-Catholic heritage, sailed to America and into the Pennsylvania coal region.– What does this mean for 2015? — More —

Blue Helmets Honored

“UN Peacekeeping: A Force for Peace. A Force for Change. A Force for the Future” theme as UN honors 106 Blue Helmets who died in 2013. Bosnian, Serbian, & Croatian troops from flood ravaged Balkans can contribute expertise in land mining operations & are among troop contributors from non-traditional countries which are on the rise.

Multiple Emergencies Pose Great Test for Global Humanitarian System

Excellent summary from Valerie Amos, Humanitarian Affairs & Emergency Relief Coordinator covering Syria, Philippines, CAR, South Sudan, Sudan, DRC, Somalia, Sahel, Afghanistan, Haiti, & Myanmar.

Joint UN Government Mission Finds Schools in Mali Barely Functioning

UNESCO is recommending launch of a national literacy campaign, with a specific focus on women, to help them understand importance of sending their children, notably girls, to school. The future of the region is depending on the state of education.

 

 

UNESCO Mosque Damaged in TImbuktu

According to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA), the attack targeted the military personnel of the Malian armed forces at the entrance of their base in Timbuktu. Initial reports said two civilians were killed and several others were injured.