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Kronologi over fredssagen og international politik 28. Juni
2012 / Time Line June 28, 2012
27. Juni 2012, 29. Juni 2012
Nuclear Weapons Abolition Day grundlagt af Mayors for
South Sudan: Arms supplies fuelling violations in forgotten
Amnesty International’s briefing
Overshadowed Conflict, Arms supplies fuel violations in Mayom
County, Unity State, examines the impact of irresponsible supplies
and misuse of weapons, munitions and armaments resulting in
civilian casualties and thousands of people being displaced.
Scores of people have been killed or injured, had their homes
destroyed, or have been forced to flee due to indiscriminate
attacks on civilian areas by the South Sudanese Armed Forces, known
as the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) and the armed
opposition group, the South Sudan Liberation Army (SSLA), in Mayom
County, in South Sudan’s Unity State in 2010 and 2011.
Ahead of the first anniversary of South Sudan’s independence
and just days before the world’s governments gather for the
crucial Arms Trade Treaty negotiations at the UN in New York,
Amnesty International calls for a strong and robust treaty with
rules to end irresponsible arms transfers to those likely to use
them for serious violations of human rights and war crimes.
Heritage sites in northern Mali placed on List of World
Heritage in Danger
The World Heritage Committee on Thursday accepted the request of
the government of Mali to place Timbuktu and the Tomb of Askia on
UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger. The decision aims
to raise cooperation and support for the sites threatened by the
armed conflict in the region.
The Committee, meeting in St Petersburg until 6 July, also asked
Mali’s neighbours to do all in their power to prevent the
trafficking in cultural objects from these sites. There is concern
that such objects, notably important ancient manuscripts, be looted
and smuggled abroad by unscrupulous dealers.
The 21 members of the World Heritage Committee urged the African
Union and the international community to do all in their power to
help protect Timbuktu, inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage
in 1988, and the Tomb of Askia, inscribed in 2004, writes
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