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South Sudan: UN deplores deadly attack as tensions in country simmer

02 July 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned a deadly attack against a United Nations 'protection-of-civilians' site in South Sudan amid a renewed flare-up of violence in the newfound nation.


New levels of 'brutality' in South Sudan, says UN rights report

30 June 2015 – The South Sudanese armed forces may have committed widespread human rights abuses, including the alleged raping and immolation of women and girls, during the recent upsurge in fighting across the African State, according to a new report released by the United Nations mission in the country (UNMISS).


Libya talks 'very positive,' reports UN envoy, pointing towards preliminary political accord this week

29 June 2015 – The United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative for Libya, Bernardino León, announced today that there is a political agreement amongst the parties on the majority of the elements of the draft proposal they are considering, and he hoped to have them initial it later this week.


Somalia: UN official commends election of speaker of regional assembly

28 June 2015 – The United Nations envoy for Somalia commended today the completion of the establishment of the assembly of Galmudug, a region located in the center of the country.


'We have this week,' says UN envoy, urging Libyan parties to quickly reach political solution to end crisis

28 June 2015 – From Morocco where he is facilitating the dialogue among Libyan parties, the United Nations envoy for the North African country has stressed that the coming week should be decisive to reach an agreement on the draft political proposal he recently introduced to bring Libya's diverse stakeholders together and ensure peace and stability.


‘We are getting closer to a solution,’ says UN Libya envoy, opening latest round of talks on ending crisis

25 June 2015 – Previewing what he hopes will be the last round of United Nations-backed political talks on Libya, the UN envoy for the country said today the fact that all the participants in the dialogue have accepted a fourth draft proposal as the basis for a final political solution is “extremely encouraging” that agreement could be reached during discussions over the coming days.


UN Somalia envoy condemns latest terrorist attack in Mogadishu

24 June 2015 – The top United Nations official in Somalia has condemned “in the strongest terms” today’s Al-Shabaab terrorist attack against a convoy from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the capital of Mogadishu, resulting in a number of casualties.


UN Libya envoy meets with armed groups in support of political agreement

23 June 2015 – As part of an overall United Nations-supported effort on the security track of Libya’s national dialogue, the UN envoy for country has met in Misrata with representatives of armed groups, stressing the importance of local ceasefires and reconciliation agreements are welcome developments.


South Sudan: UN mission reports five people injured in shooting at Juba marketplace

22 June 2015 – The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) today reported that five internally displaced persons (IDPs) – four women and one man – were shot during an incident early Saturday evening.


In the face of growing insecurity, Afghanistan still needs support, Security Council told

22 June 2015 – It is absolutely clear that Afghanistan continues to need the support of the international community, as well as the sustained attention of the Security Council, Nicholas Haysom, the head of the UN mission in the country said today, warning the Security Council that there is no room for “complacency.”