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6 stories found over the past 45 days
Mali: UNICEF condemns withdrawal of children from schools in Kidal

26 April 2016 – In the wake of the violent protests on 18 and 19 April in Kidal, northern Mali, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is warning that the events disrupted children’s education in the region and endangered their safety.


Ban strongly condemns violent demonstrations in northern Mali

20 April 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the violent demonstrations that took place on Monday 18 April, in Kidal, in the north of Mali, which, according to preliminary information, left two protesters dead and several others injured.


Delays in implementing Mali peace deal mean gains for terrorists – UN peacekeeping chief

05 April 2016 – Every day lost in the implementation of Mali’s peace agreement is a day gained for extremist and terrorist groups that have bet heavily that the process will fail, the top United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council today, stressing that the Government and the armed groups who signed the deal must establish a timeline to resolve all pending issues.


In Washington at Nuclear Security Summit, Ban highlights role of UN watchdog agency

01 April 2016 – At the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., Secretary-General Ban Ki moon has attended a working lunch with other dignitaries and in his remarks, he is expected to spotlight the crucial role played by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the area of nuclear security.


On World Day, UN chief urges States to promote right to truth and justice

24 March 2016 – Observing International Day for the right to the truth, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged States to adopt measures to promote truth, justice and reparations for victims, which is so crucial to ensuring that gross human rights violations are not repeated.


FEATURE: A conversation with female ambassadors about the UN Security Council

17 March 2016 – While the gender ratio between female and male diplomats at the United Nations is becoming more balanced overall, the number of women ambassadors in the Security Council has fallen from its peak of six women in 2014 to four in 2015 to just one this year. How has this influenced the top collective decision-making body on peace and security, and what, if anything, does this say about the future of UN diplomacy and peacebuilding?