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32 stories found over the past 45 days
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.


New UN-supported water supply system inaugurated in Haiti’s Saut d’eau region

08 September 2016 – As part of its quick impact projects, the United Nations mission Haiti has inaugurated a new water supply system which is expected to provide for more than 13,800 people – more than half of whom are women – in parts of the country’s Central Department (Département du Centre), the mission said today.


London conference on UN peacekeeping sharpens focus on planning, pledges and performance

08 September 2016 – Countries contributing to United Nations peacekeeping missions today adopted a communique that focuses ways to improve the planning of operations, implement the pledges of support made by countries, and enhance the performance of troops on the ground.


Colombia: UN official welcomes start of reintegration of children from FARC-EP on Saturday

08 September 2016 – A senior United Nations official today welcomed the announcement by the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) that they will begin the separation and reintegration of all children under the age of 18 associated with the FARC-EP on Saturday.


South Sudan: UN mission concerned at reports of intimidation of civil society members

08 September 2016 – Expressing concern at reports of harassment and intimidation against some civil society members who met with a United Nations Security Council delegation during the latter's most recent visit to the country, the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has stressed that any attempt to supress fundamental human rights must be condemned in no uncertain terms.


UN Security Council concludes 'very positive' three-day visit to South Sudan

05 September 2016 – The United Nations Security Council wrapped up a three-day visit to South Sudan today by reaffirming its support for peace in South Sudan and reiterated its calls to the government to fulfill commitments announced in a joint communique.


South Sudan accepts deployment of 4,000-strong UN protection force

04 September 2016 – South Sudan's government has accepted the deployment of a 4,000-strong regional protection force recently mandated by the United Nations Security Council, in addition to the roughly 12,000 UN peacekeepers already serving in the African nation.


At South Sudan sites for displaced, UN Security Council hears 'desperate appeals' for regional protection force

03 September 2016 – On the second day of its visit to South Sudan, a delegation from the United Nations Security Council today met with displaced people living in camps, known as “protection of civilians” sites, seeing first-hand “the human consequences of the failure of political leaders to bring peace back to their country.”