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38 stories found over the past 45 days
Ban spotlights need for human, economic development in Africa's Great Lakes region

21 March 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the importance of human and economic development in addressing peace and security challenges in Africa's Great Lakes region, calling for the use of natural resources there as a powerful driver of growth.


Ban appoints new Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan; new leadership at UN Afghan mission

18 March 2016 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Nicholas Haysom of South Africa as his Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan.


Security Council calls on Haiti to complete elections 'without further delay'

18 March 2016 – Deeply concerned by the continued suspension of electoral rounds in Haiti, the United Nations Security Council today called for the completion of the polling cycle without further delay to allow the Haitian people the opportunity to vote for their elected representatives in a free, fair, inclusive and transparent contest.


INTERVIEW: A fate shaped by injustice – one man’s mission to help the women of DR Congo

18 March 2016 – Dubbed by the press as “the man who mends women,” Dr. Mukwege has gained international recognition for his work and earned many prestigious distinctions, including the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights in 2008 and the Sakharov prize in 2014. At 59, he has also been shortlisted several times for the Nobel Peace Prize.


Holding urgent closed-door talks, Security Council condemns DPR Korea ballistic missile test

18 March 2016 – Expressing 'grave concern,' the United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the ballistic missile launches conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) earlier today and on 10 March, pledging to closely monitor the situation and 'act as appropriate


Haiti’s only path to institutional and political stability is going to the polls – UN envoy

17 March 2016 – A protracted political crisis in Haiti may hamper the stabilization gains achieved in recent year and further decline the island nation’s economic growth, the top United Nations official in the country today told the Security Council.


Security Council urges all parties in Lebanon to 'put national interest ahead of partisan politics'

17 March 2016 – Deeply concerned over the 21-month vacancy in the presidency of Lebanon and the current political stalemate in Government, the United Nations Security Council today called on Lebanese leaders to adhere to the Constitution and put to put the country's stability and national interests ahead of partisan politics.


Future of Liberia and UN presence in the country discussed at Security Council

17 March 2016 – One year since Liberian authorities launched a “historic undertaking” to assume full responsibility of the country’s security by the end of next June, top United Nations officials today discussed what measures are needed to support the implantation of the plan.