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12 stories found over the past 45 days
South Sudan: UN strongly condemns attack against mission compound in Bentiu

28 April 2016 – The United Nations has strongly condemned an attack that took place on 25 April against the compound of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Bentiu, where a rocket-propelled grenade landed inside the perimeter of the compound and partly damaged one of the containers located in the humanitarian hub.


Libya: UN envoy ‘deeply concerned’ by terrorist attacks on oil fields

27 April 2016 – The most senior United Nations official in Libya today said he is deep concerned by recent incursions by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) into Libya’s oil crescent region and by attacks carried on oil fields.


Riek Machar’s arrival in Juba should ‘open a new chapter’ for South Sudan – UN Peacekeeping chief

26 April 2016 – The arrival in Juba of First Vice-President-designate Riek Machar should open a new chapter for South Sudan and allow “the real transition to begin,” the United Nations peacekeeping chief said today, stressing that the security situation in the country, however, remains precarious amid a worsening humanitarian and human rights situation.


Libya: UN envoy calls for safe evacuation of civilians caught up in Benghazi fighting

21 April 2016 – The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) today called on all the warring parties in Benghazi to ensure that civilians are protected, also urging them to allow and facilitate the safe and immediate exit of all civilians who are trapped in areas affected by fighting.


Afghanistan: children increasingly struggle to access health care and education, UN reports

18 April 2016 – Conflict-related violence in Afghanistan has harmed health and education personnel, reduced the availability of health care and limited children’s access to essential health and education services, the United Nations said in a new report released today.


Libya: UN development programme launches initiative to support country’s stabilization

12 April 2016 – At a high-level meeting in Tunis, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched an initiative to assist with the stabilization of Libya and its new unity Government, the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said today.


UN envoy urges Libyan House of Representatives to vote on national unity government

09 April 2016 – Welcoming yesterday's executive of the House of Representatives, the United Nations envoy for Libya today called on the House to convene in the Libyan port city of Tobruk over the coming days to vote on the national unity government.


Libya: senior UN official calls for independent probe into migrant deaths at detention centre

06 April 2016 – Expressing deep regret and concern over the deaths of four migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa in a detention centre in al-Zawiya, Libya, a senior United Nations envoy for that country has called today for an independent, impartial and full investigation into their deaths.


Civilians remain at risk in South Sudan, despite peace agreements, Security Council told

31 March 2016 – Senior United Nations officials today cautioned that the humanitarian and human rights situation in South Sudan remains dire, and asked the Security Council to call on the parties to the conflict and armed actors to uphold their obligations under international law to protect civilians and aid workers, and grant free access for delivery of life-saving supplies.


Libya: UN envoy welcomes arrival of Presidency Council in Tripoli, urges peaceful handover of power

30 March 2016 – The United Nations envoy for Libya today welcomed the arrival in Tripoli of the Presidency Council, which marks an important step in Libya's democratic transition and path to peace, security and prosperity.