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28 stories found over the past 45 days
Afghanistan: UN condemns brutal killing of mentally ill woman

20 March 2015 – United Nations officials in Afghanistan have strongly condemned the brutal killing of a 27-year-old mentally ill woman, who was attacked yesterday by an angry crowd accusing her of burning a copy of the Quran.


UN envoy says Libya on cusp of ‘decisive moment’ as parties resume peace talks

20 March 2015 – Negotiations between Libyan parties are entering a “decisive round” as continued fighting and the menace of terrorism cast a sense of urgency to the United Nations-facilitated talks, a senior official for the Organization said today.


UN chief urges more global support to resolve Libya crisis as he meets with Italian leaders

18 March 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the importance of international support as the United Nations seeks to promote dialogue to resolve the crisis in Libya, as he met with senior Italian officials in Rome.


Libya ‘cannot wait’ for solution, UN envoy says as talks pause for consultations

13 March 2015 – Meetings in Morocco arranged by the United Nations that brought together participants in the Libyan political dialogue have concluded today, having covered substantive and procedural issues on the way forward.


Somalia: UN envoy condemns attack that killed security personnel, civilian bystanders

12 March 2015 – The United Nations envoy in Somalia has strongly condemned today’s attack in Baidoa town in the Interim South West Administration, which resulted in the death and injury of security personnel and civilian bystanders.


At Libya talks, UN envoy stresses commitment to continued dialogue, positive outcome

11 March 2015 – Several Libyan political parties and personalities concluded a two-day meeting today in Algiers, during which United Nations envoy Bernardino León reiterated the resolve of the world body to continue the dialogue until it reaches positive outcomes.


In South Sudan town devastated by conflict, UN official condemns forced child conscription

10 March 2015 – Individuals responsible for the recruitment of child soldiers in South Sudan must be held accountable for violating international law, the top United Nations official in the country declared today during a visit to the devastated frontline town of Malakal.


Libya at ‘critical juncture’ as parties wrap up round of UN-supported political talks

09 March 2015 – Libyan stakeholders must seize the momentum generated by the on-going political dialogue and bring an end to the country’s instability and insecurity, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said today amid continuing fighting in the North African nation.