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7 stories found over the past 45 days
Mali: UN civilian staffer killed in attack, Ban reaffirms commitment to peace efforts

24 November 2015 – A civilian staff member of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali was killed today in an explosive device attack on a convoy, but the world Organization will not be deterred from its efforts to bring peace to the West African, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

Mali: UN Police help Mali Government probe of deadly terrorist attack

23 November 2015 – United Nations police are providing Mali with support and technical expertise in the investigation of Friday’s deadly terrorist attack on the Radisson hotel in Bamako, the West African country’s capital.

Mali: UN condemns ‘horrific’ terrorist attack on hotel in Bamako

20 November 2015 – Condemning the “horrific” terrorist attack at the Radisson hotel in Bamako which killed an unknown number of civilians and injured many more, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has noted that the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has been assisting the authorities in the handling of this crisis.

‘Mali entering new era of opportunity’ with women central to recovery, says senior UN relief official

10 November 2015 – Mali is entering a new era of opportunity, but while significant progress has been made, the international community ‘must not take its foot off the accelerator,’ a senior UN relief official said today, returning from a three-day visit to the country.

Cycle of impunity must end, Ban declares on International Day, honouring journalists killed in line of duty

02 November 2015 – Marking the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is honouring journalists and media workers who were killed in the line of duty for merely ‘reporting the truth’ and is underscoring the importance of protecting their rights and ensuring they can report freely.

Mali: UN mission says three civilians killed, two peacekeepers wounded by mine explosions

26 October 2015 – The United Nations mission in Mali has condemned the explosion of a mine or an explosive device in the Kidal region of the country Saturday, killing three civilians and wounding two peacekeepers.

Senior UN official warns funding shortages could be disastrous for chronically food-insecure Mauritania

22 October 2015 – On her two-day visit to Mauritania, Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the World Food Program (WFP), saw at first hand the challenges faced by nearly 1 million food insecure people amid rising malnutrition in the country.