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8 stories found over the past 45 days
Mali: UN strongly condemns ambush that leaves five 'blue helmets' dead

29 May 2016 – Five United Nations peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in central Mali earlier today, with another 'blue helmet' seriously injured, according to preliminary information reported by the country's UN mission, which deplored the “heinous act of terrorism” as all the more shocking because it occurred on the day set aside for the global community to honour UN peacekeepers.


FEATURE: Speaking with UN peacekeepers in Liberia, South Sudan and Central African Republic

27 May 2016 – Dr. Catherine Buzmion-Cheong, a United Nations peacekeeper, was working in Liberia when the first case of Ebola was confirmed in the West African nation.


African Union ‘most important partner,’ UN peacekeeping chief tells Security Council

24 May 2016 – The Security Council today stressed the importance of strengthening the existing cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union (AU), a regional organization described by a senior UN official as “the most important peacekeeping partner.”


Mali: Ban condemns attack on UN convoy that killed five peacekeepers

19 May 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned yesterday's deadly attack that killed five peacekeepers and injured three others of the UN mission in Mali, his spokesman said in a statement.


Peacekeeping ‘flagship of the UN enterprise,’ Ban says ahead of Day honouring 'blue helmets'

19 May 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today led an inaugural ceremony to award the “Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage” as New York Headquarters observed the International Day of UN Peacekeepers.


Ban appoints Malian national as Special Representative for UN Guinea-Bissau office

05 May 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Modibo Touré of Mali as his new Special Representative for Guinea-Bissau and Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS).


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.