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27 stories found over the past 45 days
South Sudan gripped by ‘serious failure of leadership’ as peace talks stall, warns top UN official

24 February 2015 – Amid a worsening humanitarian situation and a fragile security environment, the continuing tensions between South Sudan’s rival factions risk plunging the country into further violence, the top United Nations peacekeeping official warned today.


Security Council condemns ‘heinous’ bomb attacks in Libya

21 February 2015 – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned yesterday's deadly bomb attacks in al-Qubbah, Libya, claimed by an affiliate of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known by its Arabic acronym, Da'esh.


UN condemns 'cruel and despicable' Al-Shabaab attack on Mogadishu hotel

20 February 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council have joined the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) in strongly condemning today's deadly terrorist attack on the Central Hotel in Mogadishu, which was claimed by Al-Shabaab.


Libya: UN condemns latest ‘cowardly’ terror attack, urges political unity

20 February 2015 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has strongly deplored a string of suicide car bombings that struck the eastern city of Al-Qubbah in the latest terror attack to afflict the war-torn country.


UN campaign aims to educate children forced out of school by war in South Sudan

19 February 2015 – A new campaign launched by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) aims to bring education opportunities to 400,000 children whose schooling has been interrupted by the conflict in South Sudan.


In Afghanistan’s deadliest year, civilian casualties top 10,000 in 2014 – UN

18 February 2015 – Civilian casualties in Afghanistan topped 10,000 in 2014, a 22 per cent increase compared to the past year, reflecting increased ground battles between armed groups and the Government, and a drastic drawdown of Western troop presence in the country, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said today.


In South Sudan, protection of civilians ‘critical part’ of UN mandate

17 February 2015 – United Nations peacekeepers must continue to provide critical protections for civilians in South Sudan as the country slowly emerges from a year-long stretch of internecine conflict, the head of the UN Mission (UNMISS) there declared today.