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18 stories found over the past 45 days
Afghanistan: UN strongly condemns 'tragic, inexcusable' Kunduz hospital airstrike

03 October 2015 – Senior United Nations officials today condemned what they called a “tragic” and “inexcusable” air strike on the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, a city in northern Afghanistan, which resulted in the deaths and injuries of medical personnel, patients and other civilians.

Afghanistan: UN stresses need to protect civilians amid reported abuses in Kunduz

30 September 2015 – Amid reports of extrajudicial executions, abductions and other abuses in Kunduz following this week’s attack by the Taliban, the United Nations today reminded all parties to the conflict in Afghanistan of their obligations to protect civilians and to respect human rights at all times.

UN mission deplores deadly suicide attack at volleyball game in Afghanistan

28 September 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned Sunday’s suicide attack at a volleyball game in the south-eastern province of Paktika that killed at least 17 civilians and injured at least 60 more, most of them children.

Libyan parties encouraged to act on UN-backed peace plan

22 September 2015 – The United Nations envoy for Libya has announced the finalization of a proposed peace plan to end the political crisis in the North African nation, adding that it is now up to the parties to act on the text.

Deploring latest military escalation, UN mission in Libya urges immediate ceasefire

20 September 2015 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Sunday strongly condemned the military escalation in Benghazi and called for an immediate ceasefire, stressing the need to give the ongoing political dialogue a chance to bring the country's conflict to an end.

‘War-weary Afghan population clamouring for peace and they deserve it’ – UN envoy

17 September 2015 – The top United Nations official in Afghanistan told members of the Security Council today that the country’s path to stability and self-reliance cannot be taken for granted, and that support from the international community continues to be crucial.

Libyan parties reach consensus on main elements of political agreement – UN envoy

13 September 2015 – The United Nations envoy for Libya announced on Sunday that consensus has been reached by the parties on the main elements of a political agreement aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis.

Security Council extends UN mission in Libya, urges parties to finalize political accord

10 September 2015 – The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 March 2016, while underscoring that there can be no military solution to the ongoing political crisis.

UN peacekeeping chief announces weapons-free zone in Central African Republic town

08 September 2015 – The United Nations has established a weapons-free zone in the town of Bambari in the Central African Republic (CAR), the world body’s peacekeeping chief announced today at the end of a four-day visit to the country.

‘We are making progress’ on Libya political agreement, UN envoy reports

04 September 2015 – The United Nations envoy facilitating efforts to restore peace in Libya said today that real progress was being made as the participants wrapped-up the latest round of the political dialogue process, which has been taking place in Geneva.