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29 stories found over the past 45 days
Libya crisis ‘festering,’ UN envoy warns, urging decisive action to build national unity

04 March 2015 – The overall situation in Libya is “deteriorating rapidly” amid a growing terrorist threat and continuing violence, the United Nations envoy to the country warned the Security Council today, as he urged national stakeholders to move firmly in defining the country’s future.


UN agency head urges cooperation on safeguards, stresses role of nuclear energy in development

02 March 2015 – In his introductory statement to the Agency’s Board of Governors, the head of the United Nations atomic energy watchdog said he remains “seriously concerned” about nuclear programme of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and that he is not yet in a position to conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is used for peaceful purposes.


Ban voices concern over reported violence in Venezuela, calls for dialogue

26 February 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced concern over new reports of violence and loss of life in Venezuela, and expressed support for regional dialogue to help the country overcome its current challenges.


Yemen: Security Council calls on all parties to stay committed to peaceful political transition

26 February 2015 – The United Nations Security Council called for all parties in Yemen, including the Houthis, to adhere to resolving their differences through dialogue and consultation, according to a press statement released yesterday.


Myanmar ‘needs urgently to get back on track’ – UN rights chief

25 February 2015 – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, today warned that Myanmar “seems headed in the wrong direction and needs urgently to get back on track” in a crucial year for the country's democratic transition and long-term reconciliation.


Central African Republic: surge in violence triggers new displacement, including into DR Congo

24 February 2015 – An upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has triggered fresh displacement inside the country and across the border into the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations refugee agency said today.


Technology boost for UN peacekeepers ‘essential’ in rapidly evolving, complex world – UN experts

23 February 2015 – From the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the Central African Republic (CAR), United Nations’ peacekeeping missions must make greater use of technological advances in order to better confront the dynamic challenges of the 21st century, according to a group of UN experts.


Experts urge technology boost for UN peacekeepers in ‘rapidly evolving, complex world’

20 February 2015 – A group of United Nations experts have urged the Organization’s peacekeeping presence to incorporate technological advances into its operations in order to better confront the dynamic challenges of the 21st century, the UN’s spokesperson’s office said today.


Security Council extends UN Guinea-Bissau office for another year

18 February 2015 – The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau, known as UNIOGBIS, so that it can continue to assist in tackling a range of political, security and development challenges in the country.