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Syria: UN condemns archaeological destruction at major World Heritage site of Bosra

24 December 2015 – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the destruction of parts of the ancient Syrian city of Bosra in fighting two days ago, alerting the world art market to potential trafficking in artefacts from the World Heritage site.

Ban applauds General Assembly adoption of $5.4 billion UN budget for next two years

23 December 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon applauded Member States on Wednesday night for adopting a budget of $5.4 billion for the United Nations to carry out its vital work during the 2016-2017 biennium.

2015 in pictures:
a review of some of the year’s major developments

23 December 2015 – Looking back at the year 2015, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon summed it up in two words: “breakthrough and horror.”

New appointments announced for UN missions in Mali and Kosovo

23 December 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed Mahamat Saleh Annadif of Chad as the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali, and Christopher Coleman of the United States as the deputy head of the world body’s mission in Kosovo.

Central African Republic: ICC Prosecutor warns against election-related violence, atrocity crimes

23 December 2015 – As the Central African Republic (CAR) prepares for general elections, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said today that her Office will record any instance of violence and that anyone committing atrocity crimes will be held accountable.