UN News stories


27 stories found over the past 45 days
South Sudan: Ban to put in place measures to improve UN Mission’s ability to protect civilians

01 November 2016 – In light of the “serious shortcomings” revealed by an independent inquiry into the response of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) after violence broke out in and around its premises in the capital, Juba, in July, Secretary-General Ban Ki moon will introduce a raft of measures to bolster its protection of civilians, including through greater accountability of uniformed and civilian personnel.


Lebanon: Welcoming new president, UN chief encourages formation of government without delay

31 October 2016 – Welcoming the election of Michel Aoun as the new President of Lebanon, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed hope that all parties in the country will continue to work in a spirit of unity and in the national interest, according to his spokesperson.


‘Dawn of peace’ could be near if Yemeni actors prioritize national interest – UN envoy tells Security Council

31 October 2016 – Highlighting that the humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate despite the efforts of relief actors, the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen called on all parties to recommit themselves to the promises made earlier and to engage fully and constructively with the UN-mediated peace process.


INTERVIEW: Female peacekeepers connect better with women and children – UNISFA Deputy Force Commander

31 October 2016 – 16 years ago today, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution S/RES/1325 on women, peace and security, which has since come to be famously associated with the number 1325 within the UN system.


UN mission condemns killings and increased violence in the Central African Republic

29 October 2016 – Denouncing recent violence and increasing tensions in parts of the Central African Republic (CAR), in particular the town of Bambari, resulting in the deaths of 25 individuals, the United Nations mission in the country has called for an end to the attacks and reprisals as well as appealed for dialogue to resolve the situation.


UN ‘Global Open Day’ emphasizes Afghan women’s role in fighting violent extremism

26 October 2016 – Following a meeting with Afghan civil society representatives today in Kabul, senior UN officials stressed that securing women’s rights is essential to strategies that combat violent extremism and encouraged the Government to develop and implement human-rights based and gender sensitive polices to address to address its drivers.


UN mission ‘outraged’ at killing of hostages in central Afghanistan

26 October 2016 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has strongly condemned the killing of 26 civilians who were earlier taken hostage by a group of armed men in country’s central Ghor province.