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11 stories found over the past 45 days
Secretary-General calls on defence chiefs for 'unity and backing' on UN peacekeeping

27 March 2015 – At the first-ever United Nations Chiefs of Defence Conference today, the Secretary-General appealed to senior military officials for more troop contributions from States around the world and for political will and purpose.


Mali: Security Council extends condolences over death of two UN peacekeepers

18 March 2015 – The Security Council expressed their regret at the death of two Dutch peacekeepers serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali resulting from a helicopter accident in the region of Gao.


Powerful effects of Ebola outbreak felt outside worst-affected countries, UN report finds

12 March 2015 – The effects of Ebola, which has infected nearly 24,000 people and killed nearly 10,000, mainly in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, extend beyond the people who suffer from the virus and even beyond the borders of the worst-affected countries, says a new United Nations report released today.


Deploring ongoing violence, UN rights expert urges Malian parties to work together towards lasting peace

10 March 2015 – Condemning the “reprehensible” attacks on civilians and United Nations peacekeepers and facilities in Mali, UN independent expert Suliman Baldo today expressed deep concern that massive violations of the most basic rights continue to plague populations in areas affected by fighting.


Attack in northeastern Mali that killed UN peacekeeper strongly condemned by Ban, Council

08 March 2015 – The United Nations today condemned in the strongest terms the attack in Mali that killed two Malian children and a Chadian peacekeeper with the UN Mission in the country (MINUSMA) and injured 11 peacekeepers and three civilians.


UN condemns terrorist attack in Mali that injured Mission personnel

07 March 2015 – The Secretary-General has strongly condemned the deadly terrorist attack that took place today in Bamako, Mali, today, which resulted in the deaths of five civilians and seven injuries.


Ban welcomes 'important step forward' towards Mali peace

06 March 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the progress made towards the establishment of an inclusive peace in Mali in an effort to resolve the country's ongoing crisis, the United Nations spokesperson confirmed today.


UN mission welcomes steps taken towards draft agreement on peace, reconciliation in Mali

02 March 2015 – The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) congratulated the parties involved in reaching a draft agreement on peace and reconciliation, which was initialled in Algiers on Sunday, according to the UN Secretary-General’s spokesperson today in New York.


Mali: UN, partners launch humanitarian appeal as relief efforts continue

27 February 2015 – The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has joined with partner agencies to launch a multy0million dollar appeal for urgent funding for aid operations in Mali amid the country’s ongoing crisis, a spokesperson said today.


Mali: Inquiry team concludes probe into violent demonstration against peacekeepers in Gao

26 February 2015 – The high-level team appointed by the United Nations to investigate the events surrounding a violent demonstration against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has concluded its visit to the African country, the UN spokesperson’s office confirmed today.