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As parties meet in Uganda, UN official urges consensual solution to Burundian crisis

28 December 2015 – A top United Nations official today called on all actors in Burundi to find a consensual solution to the crisis facing their country, which has been facing an upsurge in violence that has prompted fears of a relapse into the decades of civil war that killed tens of thousands of people.

As Libya marks 64th independence anniversary, UN envoy urges unity behind new Government

24 December 2015 – A week after brokering an accord for a national unity government in strife-torn Libya, the top United Nations envoy for the country urged all Libyans to use today’s 64th independence anniversary to put their differences behind them and unite behind the new inclusive institutions.

Ban applauds General Assembly adoption of $5.4 billion UN budget for next two years

23 December 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon applauded Member States on Wednesday night for adopting a budget of $5.4 billion for the United Nations to carry out its vital work during the 2016-2017 biennium.

Hailing political accord, Security Council urges international aid against terrorist groups in Libya

23 December 2015 – Welcoming the newly signed United Nations-brokered accord for a national unity government in Libya, the Security Council today urged the parties to implement its terms within the 30-day time limit, and called on the world community to provide all necessary aid to defeat terrorist groups.

2015 in pictures:
a review of some of the year’s major developments

23 December 2015 – Looking back at the year 2015, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon summed it up in two words: “breakthrough and horror.”

New appointments announced for UN missions in Mali and Kosovo

23 December 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed Mahamat Saleh Annadif of Chad as the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali, and Christopher Coleman of the United States as the deputy head of the world body’s mission in Kosovo.

World Tsunami Awareness Day welcome boost for disaster risk reduction – UN official

23 December 2015 – The head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction today welcomed the resolution adopted by the General Assembly recognizing 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day.

UN Year in Review 2015 looks back at ‘pivotal year’ for international community

23 December 2015 – The year 2015, in which the United Nations celebrated its 70th anniversary, was “pivotal” – in the words of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – marked by major achievements, including the adoption of a long-term global sustainable development agenda and crowned by the UN climate conference which committed every nation on Earth to do its part in combatting global warming.