Peacekeeping


In conflict-ridden Sudan, over 7 million people are now displaced and 2 million more have fled to neighbouring countries, the International Organization for Migration reports. World Food Programme convoys with 1,200 metric tons of food, for some 116,000 people in Darfur, are near their final destination, Darfur.

In Bangladesh, prior to the anticipated landfall of a cyclone in the southern parts of the country, the World Food Programme (WFP) swiftly dispatched cash assistance to 30,000 families — about 150,000 people — most at risk, as part of WFP’s flagship programme “Anticipatory Action” for climate shocks.

SG/A/2289*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the designation of James Swan of the United States as his Acting Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). Mr. Swan will act as Special Representative for a temporary period following the departure of Catriona Laing of the United Kingdom, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her dedicated service in UNSOM and Somalia at a challenging time.

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NEW YORK, 7 May (Department of Peace Operations) — The United Nations has announced that Major Ahlem Douzi, who serves as a justice officer with the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), will receive the second United Nations Trailblazer Award for Women Justice and Corrections Officers.

SC/15691

Political progress to resolve the final status of Abyei and issues related to the border between Sudan and South Sudan remains stalled since the outbreak of war between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces in April 2023, senior United Nations officials told the Security Council today, also spotlighting continuing intercommunal violence that caused the death of more than 60 people — including two UN peacekeepers — in January and February.