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Serious concerns over Sahel, require ‘urgent action’: Senior UN Africa official

20 November 2019 – The situation in Africa’s Sahel region continues to be “of serious concern and urgent action is needed”, a high-level United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday, attributing a rising number of attacks to terrorist armed groups. Over the past six months, security in many parts of the vast area that runs west to east across the continent from Senegal to Sudan, “has continued to deteriorate”, said Bintou Keita, Assistant Secretary-General for Africa, noting a surge in militancy against security forces and civilians and of “violent incidents pitting members of various communities against one another”....

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Israeli settlements remain ‘flagrant violation’ of international law, UN envoy tells Security Council

20 November 2019 – Regardless of any national policy declarations, Israeli settlement activities are “a flagrant violation under international law”, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process spelled out to the Security Council on Wednesday. Regretting the United States’ announcement on Monday that it “no longer views settlements as inconsistent with international law”, Nickolay Mladenov told the 15-member Council that “the UN position remains unchanged”. And he called the settlements “a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace”. “Unilateral moves fuel anger and disillusionment and significantly undermine the...

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At UN, Middle East countries discuss steps towards regional nuclear-free zone

18 November 2019 – Representatives from across the Middle East are meeting at UN Headquarters this week in efforts to negotiate a legally binding treaty establishing a regional zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. Speaking on Monday during the inaugural session of the deliberations on a nuclear-weapon free Middle East, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said the zone would have significance beyond the region. “I therefore hope this Conference will serve as the start of an inclusive process in which all the States of the region can participate,” he said.   Currently, there are five nuclear-free zones worldwide: in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Central Asia, Southeast Asia,...

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UN ‘regrets’ new US position on legality of Israeli settlements

19 November 2019 – The longstanding position of the UN regarding Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory – that they are in breach of international law – is unchanged, Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said during a press briefing on Tuesday in New York, reacting to the policy reversal announced by the United States. Mr. Dujarric added that the UN “very much regrets” the announcement of the new US position on Monday and remains “committed to a two-State solution based on the relevant UN resolutions”. Earlier on Tuesday, at a press briefing in Geneva, Spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner...

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One-third of Afghans need urgent humanitarian aid, millions suffer ‘acute food insecurity’

18 November 2019 – Over the last three months (August to October 2019), around one-third of the Afghan population required urgent humanitarian action, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Alert, released on Monday, which declares that some 10.23 million people are living in a state of “severe acute food insecurity”. The IPC, a coalition of UN agencies and other partners, classifies food insecurity in five distinct phases, from phase 1 (Minimal/ None), to phase 5 (Catastrophic/Famine): around 2.44 million Afghan are believed to be in an Emergency situation (phase 4), and 7.79 million in a Crisis...

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THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE

IGP MOHAMMED ABUBAKAR ADAMU NPM, mni

DEPUTY INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLCE (OPERATIONS)

DIG ABDULMAJID ALI

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE (PEACEKEEPING)

DCP SADIQ I. ABUBAKAR

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