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UN envoy condemns outbreak of violence in Libyan capital amid ongoing political talks

18 April 2015 – The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Bernardino León has strongly condemned the renewed outbreak of violence in the Libyan capital of Tripoli amid ongoing political dialogue aimed at resolving the crisis in the country.


UN mission condemns ‘murderous’ attack on civilians in north-eastern DR Congo town

17 April 2015 – The head of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has strongly condemned Wednesday’s deadly attack on civilians in North Kivu province and expressed deep condolences to the families of the victims.


Libyan parties open new round of UN-backed political talks aimed at restoring ‘stability and prosperity’

15 April 2015 – A new round of political dialogue on Libya, hosted by Morocco and facilitated by the United Nations Support Mission (UNSMIL) in the country began in Skhirat, Morocco, today, aiming to end the crisis in the country.


Libyan political parties, activists conclude second round of UN-backed talks

14 April 2015 – A second meeting of Libyan political parties and activists, facilitated by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), concluded its deliberations today in Algiers by reiterating the commitment to political dialogue as the only option to resolve the crisis in Libya.


South Sudan: UN official meets displaced people sheltering at protection sites in Malakal

14 April 2015 – The United Nations Deputy Special Representative for South Sudan visited Malakal today, meeting with local officials and community leaders of some 26,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) who are being sheltered by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).


In Algeria, UN envoy opens latest round of talks between Libyan leaders, activists

13 April 2015 – Libyan stakeholders must give the country’s United Nations-facilitated peace process a chance in order for a political solution to take hold and end the ongoing fighting in the North African nation, the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has declared.


Afghan civilian casualties from ground combat rise in 2015 – UN

12 April 2015 – In the first three months of 2015, civilian casualties from ground engagements rose by eight per cent compared to the same period last year, according to the latest figures released today by the United Nations with warning that the toll is likely to rise in the coming summer months.


Libyan leaders, activists to meet under auspices of UN as crisis escalates in country's west

11 April 2015 – A meeting of Libyan political leaders and activists facilitated by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) will take place in Algeria tomorrow, 13 April, with hopes of devising a plan to end Libya's crisis, which is said to have 'gravely' escalated in the country's west.


UN Mission condemns killing of Afghan civilians in spate of attacks

10 April 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today condemned the killing of at least 18 civilians over the last 24 hours in three separate incidents, and extended condolences to the families of the victims.


Central African Republic: UN deplores death of protestor following attack against Mission base

10 April 2015 – The United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic, known by its French acronym MINUSCA, has deplored the death and injuries resulting from a mob attack against its base in the city of Kaga-Bandoro – the second violent act of this kind in less than a week.