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Libya: UN envoy calls for immediate cessation of hostilities in Oil Crescent area

12 September 2016 – Expressing grave concerns over recent fighting in Libya's Oil Crescent area, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for the country and the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Martin Kobler called on military forces that moved into the area to immediately stop fighting and refrain from any further military escalation.

UN Secretary-General extends greetings for Eid Al Adha

12 September 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has wished all Muslims around the world a blessed and peaceful Eid Al Adha.

DRC: UN mission extracts hundreds from national park on humanitarian grounds

11 September 2016 – Acting on humanitarian grounds and at the request of the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations mission in the country has extracted hundreds of individuals, including the former Vice-President of South Sudan, Riek Machar, members of his family and aides, as well as a number civilians from a national park in the DRC.