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‫ Appy PieتصدرPodcast لمساعدة المستخدمين على كل جانب من جوانب تطوير التطبيقات البرمجية

البحرين، 2شهرنوفمبر، 2018 / بي آر نيوزواير / — Appy Pie هي شركة شهيرة في مجال تصميم التطبيقات بدون لغات البرمجية التي يثق بها الملايين من الشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة في جميع أنحاء العالم ، و هي مستعدة لمساعدة المستخدمين في تطوير التطبيقات بدون البرمجية و ترويجها عن طريق سلسلة بودكاست الحصرية ، أكاديمية التطبيقات. تم إطلاق البودكاست في Appy Pie في الأسبوع الماضي ، وتساعد أصحاب الأعمال الصغيرة والمتوسطة في تصميم التطبيق. علاوة على ذلك، سيحصل المستخدمون على مساعدة ذكية في نشرتطبيقاتهم في متاجر التطبيقات و يمكن الربح من التطبيق.

الحلقة الأولى بعنوان “كيفية إنشاء تطبيق مطعم؟” توفر معلومات قيّمة عن كيفيةإنشاء تطبيق المطعم بدون اللغات البرمجية  باستخدام Appy Pie

“يسرنا أن نعلن أننا أول منصة تصميم تطبيقات الجوال بدون اللغات البرمجية لإطلاق سلسلة بودكاست الخاصة بنا لمستخدميها. إن بودكاست هي طريقة سهلة للوصول الى العملاء.” قال Abhinav Girdhar ، الرئيس التنفيذي ومؤسس Appy Pie. “إن هدفنا هو جعل تصميم التطبيقات سهلاًونقدم ​​تطبيقنا البودكاست ,تطبيقات اكاديميةالذي يساعد المستخدمين على فهم الفروق الدقيقة في بناء تطبيقات DIY ، وتمكينهم من إنشاء تطبيقاتهم الخاصة دون أي معرفة برمجيةو الربح من التطبيق “.

هذه الشركة هي شركة أولى التي تقدمة فرصة انشاء التطبيق عن طريق السحب و الإسقاط . تم اسستAppy Pie في عام 2013 بهدف تسهيل تطوير تطبيقات الجوال لأي شخص بغض النظر عن خبرته الفنية أو معرفته البرمجية. تقدم الشركة ميزات متقدمة لمساعدة الأنشطة التجارية في تعزيز تفاعل المستخدمين ومكافأة عملائهم و تقدم الشركة الدعم الفني لمساعدة صاحب التطبيق على نشر تطبيقاتهم إلى متاجر التطبيقات ، مثل Apple App Store و Google Play Store وغيرها الكثير. و تستفيد الشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة من هذه المنصة.

لدى Appy Pie مكاتب في لندن ونيودلهي وفيرجينيا ، مع موظفين مشتركين لأكثر من 200 شخص. لخدمة عملائها بأفضل طريقة ممكنة ، تعمل Appy Pie في مجموعة واسعة من اللغات بما في ذلك الفرنسية والعربية والألمانية والبرتغالية وغيرها ، وتقدم  الدعم  على مدار 24 ساعة في جميع هذه اللغات.

حول AppyPie :-

ان AppyPie هي علامة تجارية للشركة AppyPie LLC. هي شركة رائدة معتمدة على السحاب التي توفر منصة إنشاء التطبيق بدون معرفة لغات البرمجة والمعلومات التكنولوجيا لإنشاء التطبيق المميز للأجهزة الذكية . لا حاجة إلى أي لغات ولا إلى أي تجربة سابقة يمكن إنشاؤه فقط عن طريق السحب والإسقاط عبر موقعنا

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OKEx named “Crypto Exchange of the Year” at Malta Blockchain Awards

VALLETTA, Malta, Nov. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — OKEx, the Malta-based world-leading digital asset exchange, has been recognized as Crypto Exchange of the Year at the first edition of Malta Blockchain Awards. The award was presented in the ceremony held during Malta Blockchain Summit 2018 to recognize the companies, experts, and leaders who made outstanding contribution to the blockchain technology development in Malta.

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The Crypto Exchange of the Year award is judged by 32 industry leaders and executives with combined experience in the blockchain Industry. Three exchanges were nominated in the category. OKEx stood out from fellow finalists Binance and BitBay.

“These awards are particularly gratifying as they reflect a vote of confidence from industry leaders, who recognize our ongoing efforts. Like we said, we dare to innovate and will keep pushing the limits of what is possible,” said Andy Cheung, OKEx’s Head of Operations.

“Receiving this honour is truly a testament to our unrelenting effort in making changes in the crypto and blockchain industry. We never stop innovating to create the best user experience, to build a robust ecosystem, to improve the crypto industry, and above all, to revolutionize our world with blockchain technology. As a leader, continuing to improve the ecosystem is not only our promise, it is also our responsibility.”

OKEx is a world-leading digital asset exchange founded in 2017, offering digital assets trading services including token trading, futures trading, and index tracker to global traders with blockchain technology. Currently, the exchange offers over 400 token and futures trading pairs enabling users to optimize their strategies. The platform provides a safe, reliable, and stable environment for digital asset trading, serving millions of customers from over 100 countries.

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The Wait is Over: GAC Motor’s New High-performance GS5 SUV Has Arrived

– The GS5 comes with GAC Motor’s third-generation 1.5T GDI engine complete with six technical innovations

– Features high-performance driving chassis, high-sensitivity steering system and 35.48m shortest-in-class, sports-car-level braking distance

– Offers spacious cabin design, 2,710mm wheelbase and all-flat rear floor

– Includes Minimum NVH, negative ion air quality system, and high-adaptation suspension that significantly reduces vibration for a smoother drive on level roads.

– Now on sale in China

GUANGZHOU, China, Nov. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — GAC Motor, China’s leading automaker, has released its newest, most comfortable and technologically-advanced medium- to high-end SUV, the GS5, at a product launch event held at the Asia Games Town Gymnasium in Panyu District, Guangzhou.

First unveiled at the recent Paris Motor Show, the GS5 has already made a huge impression with its stunning appearance and emphasis on driving comfort. The GS5’s design specifically caters to young consumers living in cities, offering a balanced driving and riding experience that fulfills consumers’ needs for practical utility as well as creating personal value by achieving a sense of premium appeal.

Powered by GAC Motor’s new generation of car-building technologies, the GS5 SUV is a benchmarking creation that combines rideability and advanced technologies, typifying GAC Motor’s pursuit of manufacturing excellence.

Robust power

Developed using GAC Motor’s Cross-platform Modular Architecture (G-CPMA), the GS5 utilizes new third-generation “Ti Power” to achieve a perfect balance between stability and comfort.

The GS5 adopts GAC Motor’s next-generation 1.5T GDI engine delivering a vibrant and exciting driving experience with enhanced performance:

  • Peak torque of 270T;
  • Strong power per litre performance, up to 83KW/L;
  • Torque per litre of 177NM/L;
  • Equipped with Aisin 6-speed hydrodynamic automatic transmission;
  • Features six technical innovations including continuous variable valve timing, patented GCCS combustion control technology and Bosch high-pressure injection system.

The GS5 features an upgraded, high-performance driving chassis.

  • 0.088-second rapid steering response time;
  • Ultra-small roll angle at bends of up to 0.6g;
  • 35.48 m shortest-in-class and sports-car-level braking distance;
  • 74 km/h anti-rollover maximum speed;
  • Dramatically reduced vibration on level roads;
  • 2.38 dB minimum-in-class pulse vibration.

GAC Motor has leveraged its global supply chain system to create world-class products. For example, the compressive capacity of the GS5’s roof is far beyond the most stringent U.S. regulatory limits, and the model’s five-star enhanced safety package comprises ten smart driving safety guarantees.

Style refined with strength

The GS5’s forward-leaning stance is represented by the brand’s iconic ‘Flying Dynamics’ front grille that forms a bold and cohesive structure while spreading its wings into both of the diamond-cut LED matrix headlights to create the impression of taking off.

The body of the GS5 features a suspended roof design and stunning 19-inch machined rims. The dynamic model also boasts rear smart skyline LED run-through taillights and roaring chrome-plated double exhaust pipes.

The GS5 offers best-in-class cabin space both in the front and rear while enhancing the joys of driving with a panoramic sunroof and Qiyun AI mobility solution.

Some of the GS5’s functions are remote-controlled, such as activating the onboard triple air purification function with a simple tap of a smartphone.

The GS5 is the latest achievement of GAC Motor’s integrated global supply chain; it’s a strong player in the compact SUV market sector and is destined to be a future star of the GAC Motor family after the GS4 and GS8.

About GAC Motor

Founded in 2008, Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor CO., LTD (GAC Motor) is a subsidiary of GAC Group which ranks 202nd among Fortune Global 500 companies. The company develops and manufactures premium quality vehicles, engines, components and auto accessories. GAC Motor has now ranked first among all Chinese brands for six consecutive years in J.D. Power Asia Pacific’s China Initial Quality Study SM (IQS), demonstrating the company’s quality-centric strategy from innovative research and development (R&D), manufacturing to supply chain and sales & services.

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Trina Solar provides 190MW of its TrinaPro PV solution to large solar park in Spain

CHANGZHOU, China, Nov. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Trina Solar Limited (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a leading total solutions provider for solar energy, announced that it will provide 190megawatts of its integrated photovoltaic (PV) solution TrinaPro to Cobra for a large solar park in Spain.

ACS Group and its subsidiary Cobra, specializing in turnkey energetic infrastructures, are building this EPC project in Alcázar, Ciudad Real province (Spain), with a total power capacity of 190MW. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, and is set to become the first of many TrinaPro projects in Europe.

Trina Solar will supply its integrated TrinaPro PV solution consisting of 560,000 units of TSM-PE14H multicrystalline half-cut cell modules, as well as the corresponding 6,206 single-axis tracker units. The high efficiency modules will be mounted on Trina Solar’s single-axis tracking system, which allows the modules to follow the sun at optimum angles, thus receiving maximum sunlight and generating up to an 25% additional power in stable conditions.

TrinaPro is the first PV solution with an optimized combination of Trina Solar’s industry-leading solar modules and state-of-the-art solar tracker systems. As a value-added solution, TrinaPro is optimally engineered with premium components and system integration. It is one of the most reliable solutions in the solar industry for high energy yields.

Gonzalo de la Viña, Head of Module Business Europe at Trina Solar, said, “We are delighted that Cobra has placed their trust in the superior quality and performance of Trina Solar products again for this new impressive project in Spain. This new sales agreement for the supply of 190MW follows the recent order of 167MW for the biggest project in Europe which is under development in Murcia, Spain.”

De la Viña added, “By harnessing the power of data and optimizing the design of the entire system, we further increase overall efficiency. TrinaPro can boost system power output by up to 30%. We are proud that Trina Solar has evolved from a module supplier to a value-added solutions provider, bringing greater value to our customers.”

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About Trina Solar
Trina Solar is a leading global total solutions provider for solar energy. Founded in 1997, Trina Solar has expanded its business into more than 100 countries and regions. Trina Solar develops photovoltaic modules, energy storage systems, smart systems and O&M, and provides customers with proprietary system integration solutions for project development, financing, design, and construction. By the end of 2017, Trina Solar had shipped more than 30 GW of photovoltaic modules worldwide and had connected 2 GW of solar projects to the grid across the globe. In 2018, the company launched Trina IoT, a brand of energy Internet of Things, and is committed to becoming a global leader in this field. For more information, please visit www.trinasolar.com.

 

‫شركة ترينا سولار تقدم حلها للطاقة الشمسية ترينا برو بقدرة 190 ميغاواط لمتنزه كبير للطاقة الشمسية في إسبانيا

شانغجو، الصين، 2 تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر، 2018 / بي آر نيوزواير / — يوم 2 تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر، أعلنت شركة ترينا سولار (“ترينا سولار” أو “الشركة”)، وهي شركة مزودة للحلول الكلية للطاقة الشمسية، أنها ستقدم حلها للطاقة الشمسية سولار برو المدمج بقوة 190 ميغاواط لشركة كوبرا لمتنزه طاقة شمسية في إسبانيا.

وتقوم مجموعة أيه سي أس والشركة التابعة لها كوبرا، المتخصصة في البنى التحتية الحيوية النشطة، ببناء مشروع الهندسة والمشتريات والبناء هذا في منطقة ألكازار، بمقاطعة كويداد ريال الإسبانية، بطاقة توليد إجمالية تبلغ 190 ميغاواط. ومن المتوقع أن يكتمل المشروع بحلول نهاية العام 2019، وسوف يصبح أول مشروع ترينا برو يتم تنفيذه في أوروبا.

وتقوم شركة ترينا سولار بتزويد حل ترينا برو الشمسي المتكامل الخاص بها والذي يتكون من 560،000 من الوحدات الشمسية نصف القطرية المتعددة الكريستال TSM-PE14H ، بالإضافة إلى أنظمة التتبع أحادية المحور المقابلة 6،206.  سيتم تركيب الوحدات ذات الكفاءة العالية على نظام التتبع أحادي المحور من ترينا سولار، والذي يسمح للوحدات بمتابعة الشمس بزوايا مثالية، وبالتالي الحصول على أشعة الشمس القصوى وتوليد طاقة إضافية بنسبة 25٪ في ظروف مستقرة.

ترينا برو هو أول حل شمسي يتميز بمزيج مثالي من وحدات الطاقة الشمسية الرائدة في صناعة ترينا سولار وأنظمة تعقب الطاقة الشمسية الحديثة. وكحل ذي قيمة مضافة، تم تصميم ترينا برو بشكل مثالي مع المكونات المتميزة وتكامل النظام. إنه الحل الأكثر موثوقية للطاقة في الصناعة لأعلى إنتاجية للطاقة.

وقال غونزالو دي لا فينا، رئيس وحدة أعمال ترينا سولار في أوروبا، “يسعدنا أن تضع كوبرا ثقتها في الجودة العالية والأداء العالي لمنتجات ترينا سولار مرة أخرى في هذا المشروع الجديد المثير للإعجاب في إسبانيا. واتفاق البيع الجديد هذا لتزويد 190 ميغاواط يتبع اتفاقا آخر لتزويد 167 ميغاواط من الطاقة لأكبر مشروع في أوروبا قيد التطوير في مورسيا، إسبانيا.”

وأضاف دي لا فينا: “من خلال تسخير قوة البيانات والتصميم الأمثل للنظام بأكمله، فإننا نعمل على زيادة الكفاءة بشكل عام. يمكن لترينا برو تعزيز نظام إنتاج الطاقة بنسبة تصل إلى 30٪. لقد تطورت ترينا سولار من مورد منتجات إلى موفر حلول القيمة المضافة، مما يجلب قيمة أكبر لعملائنا “.

حول ترينا سولار المحدودة

ترينا سولار هي شركة عالمية رائدة في توفير الحلول الشاملة للطاقة الشمسية. تأسست شركة ترينا سولار في العام 1997، وتقوم بتطوير حلول الطاقة الشمسية الذكية ذات البراءة لمحطات الطاقة الكبيرة، وكذلك الحلول التجارية والسكنية، وأنظمة تخزين الطاقة والوحدات الكهربائية الضوئية. بصفتها المزود الرائد في العالم لحلول الطاقة الشمسية المتكاملة، تصدرت ترينا سولار التطور لتصبح علامة تجارية في طاقة تقنيات إنترنت الأشياء، وهي ملتزمة بأن تصبح رائدة عالمية في هذا القطاع الجديد والناشئ. لمزيد من المعلومات، يرجى زيارة www.trinasolar.com.

CIIE’s Hongqiao forums and supporting activities poised for splendor

SHANGHAI, Nov. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As part of the first China International Import Expo (CIIE), the Hongqiao International Economic and Trade Forum (“Hongqiao Forum” or “the Forum”) will hold its grand opening on November 5 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. Running for one day with multiple sub-forums, participants at the Hongqiao Forum will explore ways that business and government can work together to bring new force and vigor to the global economic and trade sector.

CIIE venue ready

The Forum will consist of multiple sub-forums covering topics such as “Trade and Openness,” “Trade and Innovation” and “Trade and Investment.” Big names in the global business world and leaders of renowned international organizations, including Bill Gates of TerraPower and Alibaba’s Jack Ma,  Dean Zhu Min of National Institute of Financial Research of Tsinghua University, as well as Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTD), will be in attendance.

These forums will cover detailed issues such as how to increase the freedom and convenience of trade and investment, how to build an open economy, how to drive new growth in trade through service trade, the digital economy, e-commerce and others, and build a future of sustainable economic and trade growth.

One sub-forum, the “International Financial Media and Think Tank Forum,” will feature representatives and editors of major international financial media outlets, representatives from national culture and communication bureaus, and think tank experts who will gather to talk about communications and the role of think tanks in developing open economies.

State-level leaders from various countries will attend the opening ceremony of the Hongqiao Forum. The sub-forums will feature keynote speeches given by important guests from the worlds of politics, business and other sectors. There will also be seminars and discussions joined by prominent experts and government officials from around the world.

In addition to the Hongqiao Forum, there will be over 100 supporting events during the first CIIE running from November 5-10. Produced by CIIE’s participating countries, local governments in China, State-owned enterprises, exhibitors and many others, the events will cover sectors including intellectual property, cross-border commerce, tourism, global agriculture, technology, as well as major issues related to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Through significant events such as the Hongqiao Forum, the first CIIE offers an international platform for countries to showcase their latest achievements and seek opportunities for cooperation in trade. It is also of great importance as a public service provider to initiate and facilitate communication and discussion of major issues in global trade and the economy, and to build a better economic environment.

About the China International Import Expo

The China International Import Expo (CIIE), organized by the China International Import Expo Bureau and National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, is jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. It is the first exhibition of its kind to be supported by international organizations such as the WTO, UNCTAD, and UNIDO.

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Delegates Stress Need for Adaptable Peacekeeping Mandates, Clear Planning of Transitions, as Fourth Committee Concludes Comprehensive Review

Adaptable mandates with clear transition planning are essential for successful peacekeeping operations, the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) heard today, as it concluded its annual general debate on the comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects.

The Security Council needs a clear vision of what is a sufficiently stable end-state, said the United Kingdom’s representative, calling for benchmarks to ensure that mandates are realistic, achievable and context-specific. Transitions need better planning, with coordination across all relevant United Nations bodies and with host Governments, he added, emphasizing that that host countries must have the means and be ready to sustain peace.

In similar vein, Algeria’s delegate stressed that strategic reviews must ensure that peacekeeping operations remain fit for purpose, conducting proper analysis in an independent and transparent manner to guarantee that mandates are adequately designed and resourced. Moreover, such reviews must consider whether the operations in question were able to uphold their initial mandates.

A representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said the principle of do no harm should be the primary directive when protecting those at risk. Peacekeepers must be fully cognizant of the legal framework applicable to the protection of civilians, she added, emphasizing that protection of health care should be considered an essential part of any peacekeeping mandate. She went on to describe detention by peacekeeping missions as a reality to be acknowledged, while pointing out that the detention-related activities of peacekeeping missions are handled in a reactive way and remain underfunded with limited capacities.

The representative of the United States said peacekeeping missions must support political solutions and adjust to progress and failure. Welcoming the Secretary-General’s Action for Peacekeeping initiative, she said her delegation has long supported reform in that area. When we stand together, we can make great strides to improve peacekeeping around the world, she declared, noting that peacekeepers are asked to protect the most vulnerable civilians and to re-establish the rule of law in the midst of conflict. Their sacrifices are as real as their work is essential.

Echoing that sentiment, the representative of Bangladesh emphasized: Safety and security of peacekeepers must be considered an article of faith, adding that their performance must be seen in a holistic manner, encompassing the need for clear, achievable mandates and adequate resources. The question of resources remains fundamental to operational efficiency and effectiveness, he said, expressing concern over current cost-cutting trends and calling for maturity and shared commitment in that regard.

Representatives of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, France, Honduras and Sudan also delivered statements.

The Fourth Committee will reconvene at 3 p.m. on Monday, 5 November, to begin its comprehensive review of special political missions.

General Debate

MAJED AL-ZOUWAYMEL (Saudi Arabia), urging support for peacekeeping operations, welcomed the Secretary-General’s reform proposals, saying that his delegation has also supported efforts by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to resolve regional problems. He appealed to regional organizations to participate in peacekeeping and the maintenance of international security. Saudi Arabia is doing its part by making financial contributions to cover troop expenses and responding to appeals for humanitarian assistance, he said, citing its efforts in helping the State of Palestine, Lebanon, Somalia and Syria. Saudi Arabia has also committed Euros 100 million in logistical support for the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5-Sahel). Convinced of the importance of sustainable development, the country has also contributed financially towards reducing developing-country debt in the amount of $6 billion, he noted.

MARGARITA PALAU-HERNANDEZ (United States) said that peacekeeping missions must support political solutions and adjust to progress and failure. Welcoming the Secretary-General’s Action for Peacekeeping initiative, she said her delegation has long supported reform in that area. When we stand together, we can make great strides to improve peacekeeping around the world, she observed. Peacekeepers are asked to protect the most vulnerable civilians and to re-establish the rule of law in the midst of conflict, she said, adding: Their sacrifices are as real as their work is essential. Welcoming the Secretary-General’s commitment to holding peacekeepers accountable, including through repatriation, she emphasized that there should be no tolerance of those who prey on others. Sexual exploitation and abuse remain a scourge on peacekeeping, she said, stressing the importance of considering the conduct of troops as a factor in future deployment decisions.

AGNES COUTOU, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), said the principle of do no harm should be the primary directive when protecting those at risk. When using force, peacekeepers must be fully cognizant of the legal framework applicable to the protection of civilians, she added. When setting up community alert networks, peacekeeping operations must engage communities in a safe manner, and mission resources must be focused on activities in which peacekeepers are the only ones able to deliver protection outcomes. Protection of health care should be considered an essential part of the peacekeeping mandate, she said, pointing out that peacekeepers can make a positive contribution by searching for, collecting and evacuating the sick and wounded even if they are not considered a party to the conflict.

Peacekeepers can also provide security perimeters around health facilities at risk of attack, she continued, emphasizing the essential need to ensure respect for the applicable legal framework. During predeployment sessions in 2017, ICRC briefed more than 25,000 peacekeepers on international humanitarian law, she recalled. Noting that detention by peacekeeping missions is a reality to be acknowledged, she said that although it is an ordinary occurrence, it is handled in a reactive way, adding that the detention-related activities of peacekeeping missions remain underfunded with limited capacities. ICRC recently published a report, The Roots of Restraint in War, that identifies sources of influence on various types of armed forces and groups, including those embedded within communities, she said, expressing hope that the study will support the efforts of States and peacekeeping operations to better carry out their mandates in conflict areas.

JONATHAN GUY ALLEN (United Kingdom) said that sequenced and prioritized peacekeeping mandates call for frank and realistic reporting to the Security Council, taking into account the mission’s full life cycle. The Security Council needs a clear vision of what is a sufficiently stable end-state, he said, adding that it also requires benchmarks to ensure that mandates are realistic, achievable and context-specific. Transitions need better planning, with coordination across all relevant United Nations bodies and with host Governments, he said. While structural reforms will help, behavioural change and better coordinated funding are also needed, he said, requesting that the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations look at the issue of transition more closely during its next session. To ensure a successful transition, host countries must have the means and be ready to sustain peace, he stressed.

ASMA AL-HAMMADI (United Arab Emirates), associating herself with the Non Aligned Movement, welcomed efforts to make peacekeeping operations more effective, expressing her delegation’s support for the Action for Peacekeeping initiative and the Action for Peacekeeping Declaration. Noting that her country participates in global peacekeeping efforts through military contributions intended to address terrorism, she said it provided Euros 30 million for the Joint Force for the G5-Sahel. Emphasizing that political solutions are vital for sustaining peace, she cited the resolution of the conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia as a good example. She went on to note that the United Arab Emirates has stepped up development assistance to various countries, including Yemen. Underscoring the importance of involving women and young people in peacekeeping, she reported that her country signed an agreement with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women), establishing focal points in Abu Dhabi and working to strengthen the role of women in the military sphere.

JEAN-HUGUES SIMON-MICHEL (France) said peacekeeping has come to the end of a cycle and must evolve in order to better address everyday challenges. The Secretary-General’s Action for Peacekeeping reform initiative has enjoyed broad support, he added, noting that such efforts can only be accomplished through voluntary action with a long-term focus. Emphasizing the importance of improving contingent performance, including through training that guarantees effectiveness and prevents certain issues, particularly sexual exploitation and abuse, he said France trains 30,000 peacekeepers from Francophone countries every year and will continue to do so. He expressed support for the partnership between the United Nations and the African Union, which his country intends to promote.

ZAKIA IGHIL (Algeria) emphasized that peacekeeping operations must be provided with focused, prioritized, sequenced and achievable mandates with clear exit strategies and adequate resources. They must also be reinforced by political support and include a human rights component. Strategic reviews must ensure that operations remain fit for purpose, conducting proper analysis in an independent and transparent manner to guarantee that mandates are adequately designed and resourced. Moreover, such reviews must consider whether the operations in question were able to achieve their initial mandates, she said. Noting the persistence of sexual exploitation and abuse, she expressed support for the zero-tolerance policy, specifically in terms of strengthening prevention, enforcement, reporting and remedial actions to ensure greater accountability. She also called for enhancing the capacity of the African Union’s peace and security architecture, including by providing predictable, sustainable and flexible financing to its peace support operations.

YOLANNIE CERRATO (Honduras), associating herself with the Non-Aligned Movement and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), said efforts to reform peacekeeping must be a joint effort, and emphasized the importance of adequate resourcing in carrying out mandates. Endorsing the Action for Peace Declaration, she said the initiative will strengthen efforts in the peace and security pillar of the United Nations and improve the security and protection of peacekeeping personnel. Honduras contributes to various peacekeeping operations, she said, urging Member States to ensure that people are not criminalized for fleeing conflict-ridden countries and regions. Preventive diplomacy and effective dialogue based on the United Nations Charter are the best ways to achieve sustained peace, she emphasized. Noting the link between peace and development, she said the Sustainable Development Goals will only be achieved when sustained peace prevails.

HUSNI MUSTAFA YAGOUB HUSNI (Sudan), associating himself with the Non-Aligned Movement, stressed the importance of three main peacekeeping principles � consent of the parties, impartiality, and non-use of force except in self-defence. Regarding consent, he recalled that United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) was established on the basis of an agreement � signed by Ethiopia, South Sudan and Sudan � stipulating that Abyei would be administered jointly by those three States. However, while Sudan has met its commitments, the other parties have not, he noted. The agreement should not be replaced by United Nations entities without the consent of the relevant parties, and the Security Council should not impose recommendations, he emphasized. The recommendations from the review of UNISFA must be approved by the relevant signatories before implementation, he stressed, calling the mission’s reconfiguration to include police a violation of consent and a death sentence for the original agreement. Regarding progress on the exit strategy for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and the transition towards peacebuilding, he said there is evidence that Darfur is recovering and that Sudan is shouldering its responsibility and working for development and peace in its western region. He also recalled efforts by the Government of Sudan to bring the parties to the conflict in South Sudan to the negotiating table.

FAIYAZ MURSHID KAZI (Bangladesh), associating himself with the Non-Aligned Movement, said the Action for Peacekeeping agenda has reinforced shared commitments in terms of the growing strain on peacekeeping resources. Those commitments must lead to outcomes for change, he said, noting that, together with the Netherlands, his country has begun facilitating a process to involve civil society in monitoring and evaluating peacekeeping operations. Safety and security of peacekeepers must be considered an article of faith, he said, emphasizing that their performance must be seen in a holistic manner, encompassing the need for clear, achievable mandates and adequate resources. The emphasis on rapid deployment has led to innovations, including the Peacekeeping Capability Readiness System, he said, adding that his country has been adapting to the system. Describing the Environment Strategy of the Department of Field Support as an important blueprint for action, he said the idea of smart missions must be matched by adequate resources, adding that Bangladesh will continue working on that issue under the remit of a group-of-friends effort. Stressing that the question of resources remains fundamental to operational efficiency and effectiveness, he expressed concern over current cost-cutting trends and called for maturity and shared commitment in that regard.

Source: United Nation

Political Unrest Drives Moroccans to Join Africa Exodus

TANGIER, MOROCCO, Moroccans are increasingly joining other Africans in the dangerous sea crossing to Spain, driven by what they see as deteriorating social conditions and a crackdown on political dissent.

Morocco’s government has recently accepted $160 million from the EU to act as its regional gendarme, curbing a growing flow of Europe-bound migrants from sub-Saharan Africa. But its own citizens now are piling onto boats pulling up at its windswept beaches for the illegal journey across the Mediterranean.

The government does not provide figures on the number of Moroccans leaving illegally. But navy patrols intercepting migrant-laden boats plying the narrow Strait of Gibraltar between Morocco and Spain report they are finding them filled with Moroccans at a growing rate.

According to the Madrid government, 13,000 Moroccan migrants reached Spain in August, an unprecedented number, according to Mohammed Ali, a human rights activist and consultant to the regional council of Tetouan from where most migrant boats set sail.

People are being forced to migrate for the same social and economic reasons they are revolting inside Morocco, said Ahmed El Goatib, a Socialist Party militant who served jail time for offending King Mohammed VI. The government might even be encouraging migration as a social escape valve and as a way to pressure Europe for money, Ali said.

Moroccan navy sailors killed a 19-year-old Moroccan law student, Hayat Bellcacem, and seriously wounded a teenage boy when they fired machine guns to halt migrant boats in separate incidents last month, touching off large protests in the victims’ home towns of Tetouan and Agadir.

Supporters of Tetouan’s Moghreb Athletic soccer team marched to the city stadium chanting, With our soul and with our heart we will avenge Hayat.

A similar stadium protest in Agadir centered on demands for freedom to emigrate. The crowd hissed when the national anthem was played and shouts were heard rejecting Moroccan nationality. Someone in the crowd unfurled a Spanish flag.

Tetouan and Agadir were part of a Spanish protectorate in Morocco until they were ceded back to Morocco in 1958.

Popular revolts in Morocco tend to be short-lived. The soccer protesters and Hayat’s mother � who vociferously denounced the government following her daughter’s death � had stopped talking to the press by last week.

Local journalists say the family had been visited by the all-pervasive royal secret police, or DGST, and that some protest leaders in Tetouan had been jailed.

The EU may be relying on Morocco’s extensive police powers to control waves of migrants moving toward the Mediterranean from neighboring Algeria and Mauritania.

When hundreds of sub-Saharan Africans broke through border fences surrounding the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in July, Moroccan police rounded up hundreds more migrants gathering in the hills and forests around Ceuta and deported them back to the border with Algeria.

But political unrest within Morocco may in some cases feed the migration. Hundreds of people fled to the beaches of Tetouan from the Riff mountain region of Alucemas following a government crackdown on a local rebellion last year, according to activists. The protests were sparked by delays in the construction of a hospital.

At the fourth day of the declaration of martial law, 150 people from the Riff were gathering at beaches in Tetouan to board boats to Spain, said a Socialist militant in the coastal region.

He said it is in the EU’s interest to pressure the Moroccan government to respect human rights and social needs to avoid a social explosion that would drive even more people to attempt the crossing to Spain.

Source: Voice of America