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Security Council concludes visit to Somalia; urges swift approval of electoral model

19 May 2016 – The United Nations Security Council concluded a one-day visit to Somalia today by reaffirming its solidarity with the country’s people and Government and reiterating its calls to the federal parliament to legalize the 2016 electoral model as soon as possible.


UN health agency foresees low to moderate risk of Zika virus spread in Europe

18 May 2016 – The overall risk of a Zika virus outbreak across Europe is low to moderate during late spring and summer, according to a new risk assessment published today by the World Health Organization (WHO), with a varying risk across the region that is higher in countries where Aedes mosquitoes are present.


‘We have an agenda before us’ – UN officials reiterate need for measures against sexual abuse

13 May 2016 – Briefing the General Assembly on the challenges being faced and progress being made to end the exploitation and abuse by United Nations peacekeepers, senior UN officials today indicated that immediate concerns have been focused on providing protection and support to the victims, and reiterated the need for collective efforts to put stronger measures in place to ensure prevention and greater accountability.


UN refugee agency reports some 1,000 refugees and migrants rescued off Italian coast

13 May 2016 – Some 1,000 people of various nationalities, including refugee families and unaccompanied children, were rescued yesterday from the Mediterranean Sea, the UN refugee agency said today.