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30 stories found over the past 45 days
UN human rights officials seriously concerned by verdicts in trial of former members of Qadhafi regime

28 July 2015 – The verdicts in the trial of 37 Qadhafi regime officials, including against the former leader’s son, Saif al-Islam Qadhafi, handed down today by the Tripoli Court of Assize, has drawn serous concern from senior United Nations human rights officials in Libya, as well as in Geneva, amid fears the trial did not meet international standards on a number of fronts.


UN mission finds overall environment in Burundi ‘not conducive’ to credible election process

27 July 2015 – While the 21 July election in Burundi that won President Pierre Nkurunziza a controversial third term was relatively peaceful and conducted adequately, the overall environment was ‘not conducive’ for an inclusive, free and credible electoral process, the United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in the country (MENUB) announced today.


Top UN official in Somalia condemns terrorist attack on hotel in Mogadishu

26 July 2015 – The most senior United Nations official in Somalia has strongly condemned today's terrorist attack on Jazeera Hotel in Mogadishu that resulted in several deaths and injuries.


‘Sanctity of life paramount,’ UN relief chief says in South Sudan, spotlighting need to protect civilians

23 July 2015 – Mid-way through a four-day visit to assess the humanitarian situation in South Sudan, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator reviewed aid operations in the warn-torn country today, stressing that “everything” should be done to protect civilians from violence.


Libya: UN mission calls for immediate ceasefire as fresh violence erupts across country's southern region

23 July 2015 – Deeply concerned by escalating violence in southern Libya, the United Nations Support Mission in the crisis-torn country called for an immediate ceasefire today amid fighting that has claimed dozens of lives in recent weeks and is a “further reminder of the chaos engulfing Libya and the need for the main…actors to move quickly to reach a political settlement.”


UN Mission condemns deadly bombing in northern Afghan province

22 July 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today condemned the bombing that killed at least 19 civilians and injured at least another 28 in the Almar district of Faryab province.


UN Mission condemns surge in armed attacks on main supply route in Central African Republic

20 July 2015 – The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) today condemned a recent series of armed attacks perpetrated by rebel elements.


Afghanistan: UN Mission welcomes establishment of electoral system reform commission

19 July 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today welcomed the establishment by the National Unity Government of an Electoral System Reform Commission in the country.


South Sudan: UN official cites will of the people to achieve peace despite 'bleak' situation

17 July 2015 – The outlook for South Sudan is not completely bleak, a senior United Nations has said in Juba, noting that travelling throughout the country, he has repeatedly heard the phrase: “we want peace now.”


Deadly tribal clashes in South Darfur draw concern of UN-African Union mission

16 July 2015 – The African Union–United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) today expressed deep concern over reports of escalating tensions and confrontations between the Reizegat and the Habaniya tribes in Al Sunta – 150 kilometres south-east of Nyala – South Darfur.