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22 Oct 2012
Spokesperson Nesirky: Welcome to the briefing. We are pleased to be joined by the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Hervé Ladsous. Welcome back. Mr Ladsous is here to brief you on the challenges and trends there are in UN Peacekeeping as well as on the situation in Mali and on peacekeeping related aspects of the latest Security Council Resolution on that particular topic. So, first of all will turn to Mr Ladsous for some introductory remarks followed by questions for which we have about half an hour in total. So, please, welcome back.
29 May 2012
In 2011, 112 UN peacekeepers were killed in the line of duty – adding to the almost 3,000 military, police and civilian staff members who have lost their lives as a result of acts of violence, accidents and disease since the first UN peacekeeping mission in 1948.
29 May 2012
Spokesperson Martin Nesirky: Good afternoon everyone and welcome to this briefing. As you are all aware, today is the International Day for Peacekeepers. That is why I’m joined by Hervé Ladsous, the Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping operations and Tony Banbury, the Assistant Secretary-general of the Department of Field Support.
1 May 2012
Opening Remarks: Good morning to you all. I wanted to give you some update on where we stand on the deployment of military observers in Syria. In fact, we have had unarmed military observers on the ground since the 15th of April.
26 Mar 2012
Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1. It is my pleasure to be here today with you as the Council debates once more the important issue of the role of peacekeepers in peacebuilding and the related issue of  transitions. 2. In the last three years, we have come a long way in sharpening our understanding of what building peace entails. There is consensus across the UN and beyond on the broad priorities, in what is inevitably a complex and long-term effort.
21 Feb 2012
Madam Chair, Members of the Committee, 1. It is an honour to be here today, with Under-Secretary-General SusanaMalcorra, to address the Special Committee at the start of your session.
8 Feb 2012
Thank you very much Martin, and a good day to everybody, bonjour à tous. It is a pleasure to be here with you again and to say again that I do intend to have regular rendez-vous with all of you throughout the year. Today I would like perhaps to focus on a few issues that are going on this year, about some situations to which I have been recently, notably the Congo, the Sudans, possibly Somalia. Of course you are very welcome to ask any questions about any other subjectsubsequently.
11 Jan 2012
Madame le Président, Distingués membres du Conseil, 1. Je suis très heureux d’être ici aujourd’hui afin de vous exposer la situation au Darfour et la mise en oeuvre du mandat de la MINUAD. Suite au rapport du Secrétaire général du 30 décembre 2011 sur la MINUAD qui se trouve devant vous, j’aimerais souligner quelques points clés relatifs à la situation politique, sécuritaire et humanitaire au Darfour.
15 Nov 2011
Mr. President, 1. Thank you for this opportunity to further brief the Security Council on recent tensions at the border between Sudan and South Sudan, and recent reports of bombings in the border areas. I will also say a few words on the report of the creation of a new military coalition between the SPLM-North and Darfur rebel groups.   Mr. President,