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DR Congo: Security Council calls for total neutralization of foreign, local armed groups in east

09 November 2015 – The United Nations Security Council today called for the elimination of local and foreign armed groups which have for decades devastated the eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and urged the immediate resumption of joint operations between the UN peacekeeping force’s Intervention Brigade and the national army.

Libya: amid political crisis, Security Council urges parties to endorse, sign deal for unity government

07 November 2015 – Concerned over Libya's ongoing political, security and institutional crises and the rising threat of terrorism, the United Nations Security Council today urged all Libyan stakeholders to endorse and sign the recent UN-facilitated political deal and to move swiftly towards forming a Government of National Accord.

‘Magnitude of dangers facing Libya should not be underestimated,’ UN envoy tells Security Council

05 November 2015 – The magnitude of the dangers facing Libya should not be underestimated, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council today, noting that despite the passing of the timeline by which the United Nations had hoped a final political settlement would be endorsed, there is yet to be a final agreement.

Experienced peacekeeping envoy Kobler tapped to head up UN Mission in Libya

04 November 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Martin Kobler of Germany as his Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

UN calls on Libyan political stakeholders to redouble efforts to reach agreement

02 November 2015 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) called today on the main political stakeholders in the country to redouble their efforts in bringing the political dialogue process to a successful conclusion, which would allow for an agreement to form a Government of National Accord and for the resumption of Libya’s democratic transition.

Côte d’Ivoire: Ban welcomes results of presidential poll, congratulates President Ouattara

02 November 2015 – Welcoming the publication of the final results of the presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire by the Constitutional Council, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated President Alassane Ouattara on his re-election, as well as the people and Government of the West African nation on the successful conclusion of the electoral process.

UN rights office voices concern at clampdown on political activism in Cambodia

30 October 2015 – The United Nations human rights office expressed concern today over a worsening climate for opposition politicians and activists in Cambodia, and stressed that the right to peaceful assembly and to freedom of expression belongs to all.

DPR Korea: UN rights expert ‘deeply regrets’ unchanged human rights situation

28 October 2015 – The international community was strongly urged today by a UN rights expert to maintain effective and meaningful efforts to address the continued dire human rights situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

‘Terrorism is on the march’ Ban tells global dialogue in Madrid, urging unified response to end scourge

28 October 2015 – Despite the world’s best efforts, “terrorism is on the march” and the violent ideas that fuel it are spreading, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today, telling delegations gathered for a global dialogue in Madrid that a unified, multi-dimensional and rights-based response is required to wipe out the scourge.

UN human rights chief sends assessment mission to South Sudan following reports of rights abuses

26 October 2015 – After reports of alleged violations and abuses of human rights committed by both parties to the conflict in South Sudan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is deploying a 10-member mission to the country to assess the situation.