UN News stories

6 stories found over the past 45 days
UN relief chief warns of looming disaster amid linked crises in Sudan and South Sudan

16 July 2014 – Deeply concerned by the escalating and increasingly interlinked crises in Sudan and South Sudan, where violence is sparking refugee flows and disrupting harvests again this year, the top United Nations relief official warned today that the humanitarian situation is deteriorating for hundreds of thousands of people in both countries.

Ban announces review of probes related to UN-African Union Darfur peacekeepers

02 July 2014 – Concerned by recent allegations against the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s Darfur region, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a review of related investigations and reviews over the last two years to determine what, if any, corrective action needs to be taken.

Renewed Central African Republic fighting displaces thousands of civilians – UN

27 June 2014 – Thousands of people are fleeing new violence and reprisal attacks in and around the town of Bambari in Central African Republic (CAR) that have already left at least 45 people dead and scores more wounded, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

Justice for Darfur’s victims mired in political expediency – ICC prosecutor

17 June 2014 – Challenging the Security Council to take immediate action to protect victims in the ongoing Darfur crisis, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) underscored today that without concrete steps to apprehend those accused of crimes against humanity, the world’s efforts to ensure justice in Darfur could “go down in history as an indefensible failure.”

As crises grow, UN humanitarian chief cites need for funding, access to ensure aid delivery

16 June 2014 – As the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance worldwide continues to grow, the top United Nations relief official today urged the international community to provide the requisite funding and access needed to enable aid workers to do their jobs effectively.

We must be prepared to invest more in peacekeeping, Ban tells Security Council debate

11 June 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told the United Nations Security Council that the international community must be prepared to invest in peacekeeping and peacebuilding at a “key moment for this flagship UN activity” as he highlighted new trends and approaches affecting operations, whose budget is approaching $8 billion.