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South Sudan: UN warns surge in Sudanese refugees pushes camp capacity to limit

30 January 2015 – Sudanese refugees continue to pour into South Sudan as they flee aerial bombardments and ground attacks in the war-torn Nuba Mountains in Sudan, the United Nations refugee agency said today, as it warned that many of the settlement camps are quickly reaching full capacity.

UNESCO chief denounces killing of journalists in South Sudan, Iraq

29 January 2015 – The head of the United Nations agency mandated to defend freedom of expression and press freedom today denounced the killing of five journalists in South Sudan and an Iraqi broadcaster, who was killed while covering fighting in the north of the country.

UN South Sudan Mission condemns killing of civilians in roadside ambush

27 January 2015 – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has strongly condemned the killing of eleven civilians, five of them journalists, in a roadside ambush on Sunday.

South Sudan: UN welcomes demobilization of child soldiers amid signs of peace

27 January 2015 – The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is celebrating the release of some 3,000 South Sudanese child soldiers today in what is being hailed as one of the largest ever demobilizations of children in a zone of conflict.

Ban welcomes ‘reunification’ accord signed among opposing South Sudanese factions

23 January 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the signing of a peace deal between opposition factions in South Sudan, calling for the accord’s immediate implementation, as well as the commitment of the country’s leaders to follow through with ongoing negotiations towards ending the year-long conflict.

Ban nominates experts to review peacebuilding architecture

22 January 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today nominated an Advisory Group of Experts to conduct a policy and institutional review of the peacebuilding architecture and then to develop recommendations based on this work.

Ban welcomes transfer to ICC of alleged perpetrator of Uganda war crimes

20 January 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the transfer to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague today of senior Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander Dominic Ongwen, as well as his surrender on 6 January in the Central African Republic.

UN lauds Somalia as country ratifies landmark children’s rights treaty

20 January 2015 – The United Nations today applauded Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – a move which was praised as being an “important step” towards protecting and promoting the rights of all children in the war-torn nation and an explicit commitment towards improving the lives of its youngest citizens.