UN News stories

15 stories found over the past 45 days
Ban appoints senior UN officials as Chef de Cabinet and Deputy Chef de Cabinet ad interim

27 November 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Edmond Mulet of Guatemala as his Chef de Cabinet, and Patrick Carey of Ireland as his Deputy Chef de Cabinet ad interim.

Mali: UN Police help Mali Government probe of deadly terrorist attack

23 November 2015 – United Nations police are providing Mali with support and technical expertise in the investigation of Friday’s deadly terrorist attack on the Radisson hotel in Bamako, the West African country’s capital.

UN Police play crucial role for success of peacekeeping missions, top officials tell Security Council

13 November 2015 – Though generally far less numerous than the military component in United Nations peacekeeping operations, UN Police play a vital role in protecting civilians and training local forces, facing multiple challenges and dangers in fulfilling their mission, the Security Council heard today.

Top UN relief official in Libya welcomes release of aid workers held captive for months

12 November 2015 – Two Libyan humanitarian workers affiliated with aid agencies were released on 7 November after being held captive for five months, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the country, Ali Al-Za’tari, said today, welcoming their release.

Afghanistan: UN mission condemns 'senseless murder' of seven civilian hostages in Zabul

11 November 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today condemned the murder by anti-Government elements of seven civilians, including two women, one girl and two boys, in the southern province of Zabul.

UN envoy commends South Sudanese opposition commanders’ plan to prevent rape

10 November 2015 – The United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict today commended 54 ranking members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Sudan People’s Liberation Army-in Opposition (SPLA-IO) for signing “explicit undertakings” to prevent conflict-related sexual violence.

Somalia: UN training course spotlights toll-free hotline to help tackle gender-based violence

05 November 2015 – A United Nations-supported training course has been held in Somalia after the launch of a toll free hotline for internally displaced persons (IDPs) to tackle sexual violence by enhancing timely response to abuse cases and offering information on accessible health services.

UN calls on Libyan political stakeholders to redouble efforts to reach agreement

02 November 2015 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) called today on the main political stakeholders in the country to redouble their efforts in bringing the political dialogue process to a successful conclusion, which would allow for an agreement to form a Government of National Accord and for the resumption of Libya’s democratic transition.

South Sudan: UN mission secures safe release of all personnel taken hostage in Upper Nile state

01 November 2015 – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) today successfully carried out an extraction operation securing the release of 13 UNMISS contractors, who were taken hostage and detained by the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in Opposition soldiers on 26th October.

Head of mission urges release of remaining UN personnel taken hostage in South Sudan

30 October 2015 – The head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) today condemned the actions of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLM/A) in Opposition for holding UN personnel hostage, and refuted allegations that the Mission was transporting weapons and fuel for the South Sudanese group.