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Security Council extends mandate of UN Mission in Central African Republic

26 April 2016 – The United Nations Security Council today extended until 31 July the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), determining that the situation in the country constitutes a threat to international peace and security.


UN chief condemns murder of Burundian General and his family in Bujumbura

25 April 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the assassination of Brigadier General Athanase Kararuza, his wife and daughter today in the crisis-torn country’s capital, Bujumbura.


South Sudan: UN refugee agency warns of worsening civilian situation

19 April 2016 – The United Nations refugee agency today expressed extreme concern over a combination of new fighting in previously peaceful areas, food insecurity and severe humanitarian funding shortages, which continue to cause a worsening of the situation in South Sudan for many civilians.


Central Africa Republic: UN condemns killing of Moroccan peacekeeper

18 April 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the killing of a Moroccan peacekeeper from the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) yesterday in the town of Rafai in Mbomou prefecture.


Central African Republic passes 'critical milestone' towards lasting peace – UN peacekeeping chief

15 April 2016 – Expectations are high for the Central African Republic's new Government to restore durable peace and improve people's living conditions, the United Nations peacekeeping chief said today, stressing that the first hundred days will be decisive.


Video: senior UN official visits Central African Republic to focus on stronger measures against sexual abuse

08 April 2016 – The United Nations special coordinator on sexual exploitation and abuse is in Central African Republic (CAR) to discuss stronger measures to respond to the scourge.


UN to enforce ‘zero tolerance’ policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, senior official tells Member States

05 April 2016 – Briefing the General Assembly on recent disturbing allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by United Nations peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Chef de Cabinet reaffirmed the Organization’s determination to tackle the issue head on and indicated that such violations, if verified, would trigger a decision by Mr. Ban to repatriate the units in question.


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.


Probe into sexual abuse in Central African Republic must 'leave no stone unturned' – UN rights chief

31 March 2016 – The United Nations human rights chief today described the latest reports of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Central African Republic as “sickening,” calling for a thorough investigation into alleged conducts by UN and French troops, as well as local armed groups.


In Op-Ed, UN envoy details Organization's measures to root out sexual exploitation in its peace missions

30 March 2016 – In an opinion piece published today by Newsweek, the head of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) addressed how the Organization is countering child sex abuse by its troops.