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UN-backed partnership, support fund launched to end violence against children

12 July 2016 – A United Nations-backed partnership and fund were launched today to make achieving the new global target to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children a public priority and a collective responsibility.


West Africa and Sahel must step up intelligence gathering, UN envoy tells Security Council

11 July 2016 – Countries in West Africa and the Sahel must expand intelligence gathering capacities to counter militant threats, such as those posed by Boko Haram, the head of the United Nations operation for that region said today.


Liberia: UN mission lauds Government, people for 'historic' handover of country's security

01 July 2016 – The head of the United Nations mission in Liberia today lauded the people and Government of Liberia for taking back full control of the country's security for the first time since its civil war ended 13 years ago.


UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia handing over security responsibility to national forces

30 June 2016 – Liberian security forces are taking full control of their security for the first time since the civil war ended 13 years ago, marking a historic milestone for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia and a major benchmark in the country’s peace process.


Ban names humanitarian coordinator in Syria as new Deputy Special Representative for Liberia

27 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Yacoub El Hillo of Sudan as his Deputy Special Representative in the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), succeeding Antonio Vigilante of Italy, who concluded his assignment on 15 June 2016.