UN News stories

25 stories found over the past 45 days
Future of Afghanistan’s political transition ‘hangs in balance’ of vote recount – UN

25 August 2014 – The United Nations has welcomed today’s announcement by the country’s electoral authorities of the first official decisions on the findings from the 100 per cent audit of the June 14 Presidential run-off election.

South Sudan: UN mission condemns detention of ceasefire monitors in Unity state

25 August 2014 – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has condemned the detention of a team of six ceasefire monitors and three aircrew in Bouth, Unity state, on Saturday by forces allied to Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) in opposition.

Afghanistan: UN urges campaigns to cooperate with election audit process

23 August 2014 – With two-thirds of the ballot boxes from the audit of the Presidential run-off election now processed, the United Nations in Afghanistan today urged the two campaigns of Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani to cooperate fully with electoral authorities to bring the audit to completion at the earliest time.

Afghanistan: UN mission concerned over acts of intimidation against journalist

20 August 2014 – The United Nations mission in Afghanistan today expressed its concern about the acts of intimidation against New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg, who yesterday was banned from leaving the country and told that he was being investigated for an article he had written.

UN mission in South Sudan condemns ‘sustained gunfire’ near Bentiu base

19 August 2014 – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) today condemned the live gunfire by Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers near the UN base in Bentiu, that wounded a child.