UN News stories


31 stories found over the past 45 days
UN sexual misconduct investigation in DR Congo finds violations and cases of abuse

04 April 2016 – Findings of a United Nations Response Team tasked with investigating sexual abuse allegations committed by UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) indicate sex with minors along with paternity claims.


In Washington at Nuclear Security Summit, Ban highlights role of UN watchdog agency

01 April 2016 – At the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., Secretary-General Ban Ki moon has attended a working lunch with other dignitaries and in his remarks, he is expected to spotlight the crucial role played by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the area of nuclear security.


Security Council calls for regional solutions to challenges facing Africa's Great Lakes nations

31 March 2016 – The Security Council today expressed regret over the limited progress in implementing national and regional commitments under the peace, security and cooperation framework for Africa's Great Lakes region, stressing that signatory States must carry out those obligations in order to achieve lasting peace.


Probe into sexual abuse in Central African Republic must 'leave no stone unturned' – UN rights chief

31 March 2016 – The United Nations human rights chief today described the latest reports of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Central African Republic as “sickening,” calling for a thorough investigation into alleged conducts by UN and French troops, as well as local armed groups.


Myanmar: Ban welcomes assumption of office of new President

30 March 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated U Htin Kyaw on his assumption of the office of the President of Myanmar.


In Op-Ed, UN envoy details Organization's measures to root out sexual exploitation in its peace missions

30 March 2016 – In an opinion piece published today by Newsweek, the head of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) addressed how the Organization is countering child sex abuse by its troops.


Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in DR Congo through March 2017

30 March 2016 – The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for another year, warning that the humanitarian situation remains of great concern, as well as the delays in preparing for the November presidential elections.


Libya: UN envoy welcomes arrival of Presidency Council in Tripoli, urges peaceful handover of power

30 March 2016 – The United Nations envoy for Libya today welcomed the arrival in Tripoli of the Presidency Council, which marks an important step in Libya's democratic transition and path to peace, security and prosperity.


UN envoy welcomes Sudan's signing of action plan to end use of child soldiers

28 March 2016 – The United Nations envoy on children and armed conflict has welcomed Sudan's signing of an action plan to prevent the recruitment and use of children by national security forces as an important milestone for child protection there.


In Tunisia, Ban welcomes country's democratic progress

28 March 2016 – While in Tunisia's capital today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the country's democratic progress while reaffirming the United Nations' support to its citizens and Government.