16 November 2009The United Nations peacekeeping chief is slated to pay an official visit to China this week to attend a meeting on the Organization’s operations tasked with restoring stability and democracy in conflict-ravaged countries. Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain Le Roy will be accompanied by the Secretary-General’s top military adviser General Obiakor and Assistant-Secretary-General Anthony Banbury.In addition to participating in the UN peacekeeping symposium in Beijing, Mr. Le Roy plans to meet with members of the Chinese Defense Ministry and Foreign Affairs Ministry to discuss the vast Asian nation’s contribution to the world body’s peacekeeping efforts.Meanwhile, Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Susana Malcorra is in Sudan this week to attend the latest round of tripartite talks with the Sudanese Government and the African Union (AU).Among the issues Ms. Malcorra is expected to discuss is the deployment of troops, personnel and equipment to the joint UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).UNAMID was established by the Security Council in 2007 to protect civilians in Darfur, where an estimated 300,000 people have been killed and another 2.7 million forced from their homes since violence erupted in 2003, pitting rebels against Government forces and their allied Janjaweed militiamen.
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Updated 11pmTHE WEST/NORTH West Hospital Group pledged to review the actions of all staff members involved in the care of Savita Halappanavar who died while a patient at University Hospital Galway.A special board meeting of the group took place last night and decided that now all three reports on her death have been completed, the group’s disciplinary process will be applied.The process will include the opportunity for all staff to explain their actions and decisions taken during the care of Savita Halappanavar with the group adding that it will refer individuals to the Irish Medical Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Board if deemed appropriate.Group chief executive Bill Maher said however that he believes that, “in many instances there will be no case to answer.”“The HSE and HIQA reports have already been referred to these two regulatory bodies,” he said. ” We are cooperating fully with this process, which has already advanced to preliminary hearings in some instances.”A HIQA report published last week into Savita Halappanavar’s death last year found a litany of failures during her care with 13 “missed opportunities” in her treatment that could have saved her life.Implementing HIQA recommendationsIn a statement following last night’s meeting, the hospital group said that recommendations made in the HIQA report will be implemented across all of their seven member hospitals. Openness will be a key part of the process they say:We will now also implement the HIQA recommendations and the board asked that they be given a detailed update on progress at each board meeting. They also asked for an external review after 12 months of the implementation of the recommendations and, in the interests of full transparency, to make available the report from this audit at a public board meeting.The group said that many of the recommendations would have “resource implications” which needed to be calculated ahead of discussions with the HSE and the Department of Health.The group has also promised to conduct a review of its governance structures as a result of the report and will engage with HIQA on this matter.Maher also reiterated an apology to Pravenn Halappanavar and his family for the events that led to the death of Savita.“No member of staff came to work during Mrs Halappanavar’s care or any other day to do harm. However, the death of Mrs Halappanavar had a devastating effect not just on her husband, family and friends but also on many people working at UHG, ” he said.First published 3pmRead: HSE promises to be “very public” in its progress on Savita report >Read: ‘An appalling indictment of State failure’: Consultant calls for more maternity staff >