17 June 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Major General Jean Bosco Kazura as Force Commander for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
17 June 2013 – The evolving nature and tactics of conflict are creating unprecedented threats for children, United Nations officials told the Security Council today, stressing that despite progress in protecting youngsters during war, dangerous new trends are making them even more vulnerable.
14 June 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned in the strongest terms the shelling on a United Nations logistics base in Sudan’s South Kordofan State which killed at least one UN peacekeeper and wounded two others.
12 June 2013 – Despite progress to protect children living in war-affected countries, the evolving character and tactics of conflict are creating unprecedented threats for children, particularly in Syria, Mali and the Central African Republic, a top United Nations envoy today said.
07 June 2013 – The United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today launched a new project in Nepal aimed at increasing the safety of journalists and ending impunity in the crimes against media and media professionals, while also contributing to the overall peace effort in the country.
05 June 2013 – Deeply frustrated and disappointed by the Security Council’s failure to take any action against those responsible for war crimes in Darfur, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) stressed that the plight of the victims has meanwhile “gone from bad to worse.”
04 June 2013 – The United Nations and the African Union today announced the appointment of Tanzanian Lieutenant General Paul Ignace Mella as Force Commander of their joint peacekeeping force in the Sudanese region of Darfur.
03 June 2013 – The head of the new United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) today pledged to support the Government and the people of the country in their quest for security and prosperity, as he arrived in the country’s capital for the Mission’s start of operations.
02 June 2013 – To open the way for progress, African countries must adopt proactive policies, and their partners must help forge an enabling international environment, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told a panel in Tokyo on investment and development.
31 May 2013 – Lasting solutions in Africa must address the links between peace, security and development, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging participants at an international conference to work through global dialogue to address the socio-economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability on the continent.