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22 stories found over the past 45 days
In recorded vote, Security Council approves one year extension of UN mission in Western Sahara

29 April 2016 – The Security Council today, by recorded vote, adopted a resolution extending for one year the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), emphasizing “the urgent need for the mission to return to full functionality.”


Security Council approves final extension for UN mission in Côte d’Ivoire, citing ‘remarkable’ progress

28 April 2016 – The United Nations Security Council today renewed the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire for a final period, extending it until the end of June next year, and also decided to terminate all arms, travel and financial sanctions against the country, with immediate effect.


South Sudan: UN strongly condemns attack against mission compound in Bentiu

28 April 2016 – The United Nations has strongly condemned an attack that took place on 25 April against the compound of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Bentiu, where a rocket-propelled grenade landed inside the perimeter of the compound and partly damaged one of the containers located in the humanitarian hub.


Riek Machar’s arrival in Juba should ‘open a new chapter’ for South Sudan – UN Peacekeeping chief

26 April 2016 – The arrival in Juba of First Vice-President-designate Riek Machar should open a new chapter for South Sudan and allow “the real transition to begin,” the United Nations peacekeeping chief said today, stressing that the security situation in the country, however, remains precarious amid a worsening humanitarian and human rights situation.


UN supporting authorities in Ecuador following strongest earthquake in decades

18 April 2016 – While the Government of Ecuador is leading the response to continue helping people and communities affected by Saturday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the United Nations announced it has deployed relief teams to provide additional support.


Central African Republic passes 'critical milestone' towards lasting peace – UN peacekeeping chief

15 April 2016 – Expectations are high for the Central African Republic's new Government to restore durable peace and improve people's living conditions, the United Nations peacekeeping chief said today, stressing that the first hundred days will be decisive.


With peace and stability gains, Côte d'Ivoire 'on the rights track' – UN peacekeeping chief

12 April 2016 – With Côte d'Ivoire now firmly anchored on the path of peace, stability and economic recovery, the top United Nations peacekeeping official today said that it is perhaps time to consider wrapping up the UN mission and begin to consider the Organization’s future role in supporting the consolidating the country’s gains.


At UN peace operations review, Ban urges change of mindset in response to new challenges

11 April 2016 – Ensuring that United Nations peace operations effectively confront and respond to both current and future global peace and security challenges requires sustained efforts to bolster progress throughout 2016 and beyond, including the right processes, strong partnerships and clear political strategies, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.


‘If we work and build together,’ a more sustainable world will be a safer world, Ban says in California

06 April 2016 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his programme in California today, where he received an honorary doctorate from Loyola Marymount University, after addressing yesterday the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, where he gave the audience an overview of United Nations efforts to meet today’s global challenges, from humanitarian crises to climate change to sustainable development.


Political progress to end Darfur conflict through dialogue ‘remains elusive’ – UN peacekeeping chief

06 April 2016 – Intensified fighting since January has resulted in a rapidly worsening security situation and large-scale displacement in Sudan’s Darfur region, the top United Nations peacekeeping official warned today, stressing that it is important that Security Council “impress on all parties to the conflict […] that a political solution remains the only viable option.”