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34 stories found over the past 45 days
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.”


UN Security Council arrives in South Sudan, aims to 'move the ball' on country's stability

02 September 2016 – A delegation from the United Nations Security Council today arrived in South Sudan, where it will reinforce recent messages made to the authorities as well as discuss how the UN peacekeeping mission there can help them improve the security and humanitarian situation in the wake of recent violence.


INTERVIEW: Upcoming visit a chance for Security Council to see, firsthand, challenges facing people of South Sudan

01 September 2016 – A delegation from the United Nations Security Council is expected to visit South Sudan this week.


Somalia: UN envoy condemns terrorist attack on Mogadishu hotel

31 August 2016 – The United Nations envoy in Somalia has spoken out against the bombing yesterday of a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, that killed at least 13 people and injured more than 20.


Ban 'deeply concerned' over tensions in south-western Western Sahara

28 August 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply concerned over the tense situation that has developed in the narrow buffer strip in south-western Western Sahara between the Moroccan berm and the Mauritanian border as a result of changes in the status quo and the introduction of armed units from Morocco and the Polisario Front in close proximity to each other.


Security Council reiterates commitment to Colombian peace process

26 August 2016 – The United Nations Security Council has warmly welcomed the conclusion of negotiations earlier this week between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army (FARC-EP), and congratulated the Colombian people in achieving a final peace agreement, bringing an end to more than 50 years of conflict.


Situation in Kosovo more stable, but underlying tensions remain – UN envoy

25 August 2016 – Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Kosovo Zahir Tanin told the United Nations Security Council today that while opposition parties in Kosovo continue to try to generate, exploit and, if possible, prolong moments of ‘crisis,’ they appear to have become aware that the use of violence is counterproductive to their objective of gaining more political influence.


Afghanistan: UN mission condemns attack on American University in Kabul

25 August 2016 – The United Nations’ mission in Afghanistan has condemned last night’s attack on a university in the capital, Kabul, that killed 12 civilians and injured more than 50 others, mostly students.


UN chief submits report related to use of chemical weapons in Syria to the Security Council

24 August 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today submitted a joint UN-Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) report to the Security Council outlining in-depth investigation into, as well as the findings, assessments and conclusions of, nine selected cases related to incidents involving the use of chemicals weapons in Syria.