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17 stories found over the past 45 days
Ongoing settlement activities undermining Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, warns UN envoy

25 September 2017 – Continuing settlement expansion, most notably in occupied East Jerusalem, is making the two-State solution increasingly unattainable and undermining Palestinian belief in the international peace efforts, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today.


Darfur: AU-UN mission urges restraint after clashes at camp for displaced persons

22 September 2017 – The joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur today urged “the utmost restraint” by all parties after clashes between government forces and internally displaced persons at the Kalma camp led to the death of at least three IDPs and injuries to some 26 others.


UN offers up new strategy to advance peace, stability in Libya

20 September 2017 – Secretary-General António Guterres today launched a United Nations strategy to help bring about peace and stability in Libya and end a protracted crisis that has caused immense suffering and contributed to instability beyond the country’s borders.


Security Council approves mandate, operations and size of UN Verification Mission in Colombia

14 September 2017 – The Security Council today approved the Secretary-General António Guterres' recommendations regarding the size, operational aspects and mandate of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia.


Back from Wau, UN South Sudan envoy says security improved, people returning home

14 September 2017 – The security situation north-western South Sudan has improved with displaced people returning home, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the African country has said, holding he situation in Wau as a “model” for other parts of the country where displacement rose so far this year.


Somalia facing complex immediate and long-term challenges, UN Security Council told

13 September 2017 – Highlighting complex immediate and long-term challenges in Somalia, the head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country (UNSOM) called for practical support, as well as political encouragement to the Somali leadership, both at the Federal and the state levels.


Colombia: UN welcomes ceasefire pact between Government and ELN rebels

05 September 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today welcomed the announcement by the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN) of a temporary bilateral cease-fire from 1 October 2017 to 12 January 2018.