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UN chief condemns killing of peacekeeper in Central African Republic

07 October 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned today the killing of a ‘blue helmet’ from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which occurred yesterday in the capital, Bangui.

Despite looting of aid agencies in Central African Republic UN pledges continued support

06 October 2015 – Despite worsening security conditions and the recent looting of international aid offices in the Central African Republic (CAR), prompting the temporarily relocation of 200 personnel, the United Nations today pledged to keep bringing aid into the war-torn country, where over half the population urgently needs assistance.

Island States at UN Assembly call for stronger global partnerships to tackle crises

02 October 2015 – Leaders from, small island States took their turn at the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today to call for the strengthening of cooperation between international organizations in solving global crises, from resolving conflicts to tackling climate change.

Top UN relief official calls for end to Central African Republic violence, resumption of aid

02 October 2015 – The United Nations humanitarian chief called on all those involved in the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) to end the hostilities and immediately allow the resumption of assistance.

At UN Assembly, speakers from African nations spotlight sustainable development, efforts to combat terrorism

02 October 2015 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Jean-Claude Gakosso, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Congo, was among several African leaders who stressed the crucial links between peace and security and socio-economic development, and deplored ongoing acts of terrorism on the continent.

African leaders say UN Security Council must be reformed to include voice of their continent

01 October 2015 – The Vice-President of Angola, Manuel Domingos Vicente, was the first of several African leaders to address the United Nations General Assembly today, spotlighting, among other issues, the possibility of Security Council reform and the growing threat of terrorism.

Ban urges international support to prevent relapse of ‘horrific’ Central African Republic violence

01 October 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored the need for concerted action to prevent a relapse of the “horrific” violence that tore the Central African Republic (CAR) apart, while appealing for support from the country’s partners to promote long-term peace and development.

In wake of ‘dramatic’ violence in Central African Republic, Foreign Minister calls to strengthen UN mission

30 September 2015 – Warning that the Central African Republic (CAR) is currently seeing an upsurge in deadly violence in and around its capital, Bangui, Foreign Minster Samuel Rangba today called on the United Nations to step up its support for the war-weary country, including by strengthening the UN peacekeeping mission there and lifting sanctions impacting training of military forces.

African leaders highlight UN’s ability to support countries and rid world of fear and violence

29 September 2015 – The UN has played a significant role in reducing conflicts on the African continent and in other parts of the world was a message underlined by a number of African leaders who addressed the United Nations General Assembly today during the annual general debate.

UN stresses need for access to thousands affected by Central African Republic violence

29 September 2015 – United Nations officials continued to voice their concern today over the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) – where more than 30 people have been killed, over 100 have been wounded and thousands are seeking shelter amid the recent upsurge in violence – and stressed the need for free movement for aid workers to reach those in need.