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16 stories found over the past 45 days
Central African Republic: UN police ambushed, illegally detained by armed group

19 October 2015 – Seven United Nations police were ambushed and illegally detained by armed elements Sunday evening in a province near the Central African Republic (CAR) capital of Bangui, according to reports from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission there (MINUSCA).

Central African Republic: UN agency delivers food aid to thousands displaced by recent violence in capital

14 October 2015 – The World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that aid workers have reached more than 30,000 newly displaced people in desperate need of food in the Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, where the situation remains “tense and volatile” after a new surge in violence.

UN agency condemns suicide attacks in Chad, pledges continued support

13 October 2015 – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today deplored the violent and fatal suicide attacks that were carried out over the weekend in the western Chad town of Baga Sola.

UN mission in Central African Republic on ‘high alert’ as armed group threatens capital

12 October 2015 – The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has reported that it is on "high alert" as the situation in the war-torn country remains fragile, with armed groups threatening to destabilize its capital city, Bangui.

Kicking off ‘Africa Week’ at UN, Ban lauds steps taken for continent’s long-term development agenda

12 October 2015 – Africa Week 2015 kicked off at Headquarters today with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commending African Member States of the United Nations for taking an “important step” this year toward the establishment of a Continental Free Trade Area envisioned in the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

Gender parity in education achieved in less than half the world’s countries – UNESCO

12 October 2015 – A new gender report compiled by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), shows that fewer than half the countries have achieved the goal of ensuring gender parity in both primary and secondary education before 2005.