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29 stories found over the past 45 days
Top UN official in Lebanon calls for more support for Palestine refugee camp during visit

31 March 2015 – On a visit to the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein El-Hilweh in south Lebanon today, the United Nations’ top official in the country said the world body would continue working to assist where possible and would seek critical support from donors.


Libya: UN mission welcomes ceasefire, withdrawal of forces in Sidra Oil Crescent region

31 March 2015 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has today welcomed the ceasefire and the withdrawal of forces from the Sidra Oil Crescent area, a move which follows weeks of mediation efforts between parties.


UN strongly condemns deadly terrorist attack on Mogadishu hotel

28 March 2015 – The top United Nations official in Somalia along with the members of the UN Security Council have strongly condemned yesterday's terrorist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu city that resulted in the death of many civilians, including the Somali Federal Government's Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva, Ambassador Yusuf Bari-Bari.


UN envoy says Libya latest peace talks have gone 'well beyond what we have expected'

27 March 2015 – Libyan stakeholders have reached a consensus on a range of issues – including on the need for a unity government and security arrangements – and are now convinced that there is a political solution to the country's crisis, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Bernardino Léon, said at the conclusion of the latest round of peace talks which he praised for making “very important progress.”


Security Council urges ‘effective, comprehensive’ steps to end tensions in South Sudan

24 March 2015 – The United Nations Security Council has voiced its “profound disappointment” at the failure of all parties in South Sudan to conclude an agreement that would bring the country closer to resolving its ongoing conflict and usher in a period of national unity and peace.


In Brussels, UN envoy says continued dialogue critical for Libyan peacebuilding

23 March 2015 – Stakeholders must work together to take Libya out of its “mess of a war” and begin rebuilding the conflict-ridden country into a modern, democratic state, a senior United Nations official said today.


Afghanistan: UN condemns brutal killing of mentally ill woman

20 March 2015 – United Nations officials in Afghanistan have strongly condemned the brutal killing of a 27-year-old mentally ill woman, who was attacked yesterday by an angry crowd accusing her of burning a copy of the Quran.


UN envoy says Libya on cusp of ‘decisive moment’ as parties resume peace talks

20 March 2015 – Negotiations between Libyan parties are entering a “decisive round” as continued fighting and the menace of terrorism cast a sense of urgency to the United Nations-facilitated talks, a senior official for the Organization said today.


UN chief urges more global support to resolve Libya crisis as he meets with Italian leaders

18 March 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the importance of international support as the United Nations seeks to promote dialogue to resolve the crisis in Libya, as he met with senior Italian officials in Rome.


Libya ‘cannot wait’ for solution, UN envoy says as talks pause for consultations

13 March 2015 – Meetings in Morocco arranged by the United Nations that brought together participants in the Libyan political dialogue have concluded today, having covered substantive and procedural issues on the way forward.