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38 stories found over the past 45 days
Security Council: Ban urged to streamline cooperation with African Union

28 July 2014 – With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done and how it could be done better in future transitions.


Deploring attack on Afghan civilians, UN mission calls for prompt investigation

26 July 2014 – The United Nations mission in Afghanistan strongly condemned the killing on Friday of civilians in the western province of Ghor, and called for a prompt investigation into the crime.


Amid audit delay, UN in Afghanistan proposes criteria for ordering recounts

24 July 2014 – As the audit of the Afghan presidential election resumed today, the United Nations proposed a set of criteria to the country’s main electoral body for separating valid votes from fraudulent ballots cast in the June presidential run-off.


Nigeria: UN envoy condemns renewal of heinous Boko Haram attacks on civilians

24 July 2014 – The United Nations envoy for West Africa today strongly condemned the latest killing of civilians reportedly by the Boko Haram group in two Nigerian regions.


Afghanistan to resume election audit on Thursday, UN confirms

23 July 2014 – The physical audit of the votes cast in Afghanistan’s run-off presidential election is due to resume tomorrow, the United Nations today confirmed after a meeting with Afghan electoral commission officials.


Ban appoints former head of UN Liberia mission to lead operation in South Sudan

23 July 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon today announced the appointment of Ellen Margrethe LØj of Denmark as his top official in South Sudan, replacing Hilde Johnson.


UN condemns attack in South Sudan, calls for political negotiations to resume

20 July 2014 – Following today's attack by opposition forces in South Sudan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the top United Nations official in the country are calling for all offensive operations to immediately end and for both sides to resume suspended peace talks.


Libya: UN mission condemns assassination of former parliament member

18 July 2014 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) today strongly condemned the assassination of former member of the General National Congress Fariha Barkawi.


UN mission welcomes start of audit of Afghan presidential run-off election

17 July 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has welcomed the start today of the audit of the results of last month’s presidential run-off election.


In Nigeria, UN envoy reviews efforts to release schoolgirls, meets with Malala Yousafzai

15 July 2014 – More than 90 days after hundreds of schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram rebels in north-eastern Nigeria, a United Nations envoy for the region got a first-hand account of the efforts underway to rescue the students and to fight terrorism in the region, and met with education activist Malala Yousafzai, who was spending her birthday in Nigeria to show solidarity with the girls and their families.