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18 stories found over the past 45 days
Half the population of Central African Republic faces hunger, UN warns

20 January 2016 – An emergency food security assessment by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners has revealed that half the population of the Central African Republic (CAR) – nearly 2.5 million people – faces hunger.


Final provisional results for legislative polls in Central African Republic announced – UN mission

13 January 2016 – The United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) today reported that the final provisional results for the legislative elections have been announced by the Autorité Nationale des Elections (ANE), with 21 candidates, including three women, being elected by an absolute majority during the first round.


Central African Republic: UN envoy hails first-round election results, urges calm as process continues

07 January 2016 – Welcoming today’s announcement of the results of the first round of the presidential elections in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations envoy for the country has invited the two candidates that will participate in an upcoming run-off poll, “to maintain the spirit of peace and restraint that has prevailed” throughout the process thus far.


UN envoy in Central African Republic meets with presidential candidates following first election round

06 January 2016 – The United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) reported today that the top UN official in the country has met with 28 of the 30 presidential candidates in the capital, Bangui, just days after the first round of presidential and legislative elections.


Fresh allegations of sexual abuse made against UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic

05 January 2016 – The United Nations is investigating new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse and other misconduct by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), this time by forces under the world body’s flag, the top UN official there said today, as further steps are being put in place to combat the scourge.


UN peacekeepers help provide security as Central African Republic holds elections

30 December 2015 – United Nations peacekeepers were out in force at polling stations throughout the Central African Republic (CAR) today as the country voted in presidential and legislative elections, a major step on the path to stability after two years of conflict between Muslims and Christians.


UN chief takes to radio waves of Central African Republic to appeal for peaceful polls

29 December 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took to the radio waves of the Central African Republic (CAR) to appeal to voters for a massive turn-out in tomorrow’s presidential poll, a major step in efforts to stabilize the country amid conflict between Muslims and Christians.


FEATURE: From a first mission of 120 unarmed men – UN peacekeeping across the decades

29 December 2015 – It began when the United Nations was not even three years old, in the fog of the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948, the Organization’s first peacekeeping mission – 120 unarmed men in motley uniforms, not a gun between them, fanning out across scrubby hilltops and desert cliffs to monitor a shaky truce.