UN News stories

7 stories found over the past 45 days
UN envoy calls for funding backed by government action, peace successes in troubled Sahel

16 October 2014 – The African Sahel region needs more resources, more joint action and faster ways to deal with the structural challenges, like climate change, and successes on peace processes in Darfur, northern Mali and Libya, a senior United Nations humanitarian today said.

Ban deplores attacks on UN peacekeepers amid simmering tensions in Darfur region

16 October 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned today's deadly attack against the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur, known by the acronym UNAMID, which claimed the lives of three peacekeepers.

At UN Assembly, Ugandan President among African leaders highlighting continent’s unified vision

24 September 2014 – Calling for economic and security partnerships, Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the first of several African leaders today addressing the high-level opening of the 69th United Nations General Assembly, highlighted the growing potential of investment and partnerships with countries on the continent.

International Criminal Court opens second probe into Central African Republic violence

24 September 2014 – The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced that she is opening a second investigation into the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) with respect to crimes allegedly committed since 2012.

Ban appoints new UN envoy for West Africa

12 September 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Mohammed Ibn Chambas as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA).

African Union-UN mission calls for restraint amid tensions at Darfur camp

08 September 2014 – Concerned about escalating tensions, the African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region today called for restraint by all parties in and around the Kalma camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) where demonstrations have resulted in several casualties over the weekend.

UN chief welcomes steps toward holding of Sudanese national dialogue

05 September 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the initiative of holding a comprehensive national dialogue in Sudan to achieve sustainable peace as well as the progress being made by Sudanese stakeholders to prepare for this process.