UN News stories

23 stories found over the past 45 days
Ban appoints senior UN officials as Chef de Cabinet and Deputy Chef de Cabinet ad interim

27 November 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Edmond Mulet of Guatemala as his Chef de Cabinet, and Patrick Carey of Ireland as his Deputy Chef de Cabinet ad interim.

Sudan: Ban condemns deadly attack in Abyei, urges swift action to bring perpetrators to justice

27 November 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the attacks last night by unknown assailants on the residence of the Ngok Dinka Paramount Chief in Abyei town, during which one Ethiopian peacekeeper from the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and a young girl were killed.

Armed robbery of UN-partner compound in South Sudan condemned by senior relief official

23 November 2015 – The top United Nations relief official in South Sudan today strongly condemned the armed robbery in Juba of the compound of a UN-partner organization called Nile Hope.

Sudan: for first time in four years, UN relief agencies visit areas in Central Darfur

19 November 2015 – Insufficient food, shelter, health services are among the top challenges displaced people are facing in Central Darfur , the United Nations relief wing has warned in a latest humanitarian update on the situation in Sudan.

General Assembly elects Filippo Grandi as next UN High Commissioner for Refugees

18 November 2015 – Filippo Grandi of Italy was today elected by the United Nations General Assembly as the next United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, for a period of five years beginning on 1 January 2016.

Widespread misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance threatens public health – UN health agency

16 November 2015 – A recent multi-country survey revealed that people are confused about the rising threat of antibiotic resistance to public health and are unclear about how to prevent it from growing, World Health Organization (WHO) said today at the launch of a global campaign at the initiation of the first World Antibiotic Awareness Week.

UN Police play crucial role for success of peacekeeping missions, top officials tell Security Council

13 November 2015 – Though generally far less numerous than the military component in United Nations peacekeeping operations, UN Police play a vital role in protecting civilians and training local forces, facing multiple challenges and dangers in fulfilling their mission, the Security Council heard today.

Central African Republic: UN refugee agency condemns attack on camp in Batangafo

11 November 2015 – Following a killing and revenge attack on a camp for internally displace people in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Batangafo, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today expressed concern about the spreading insecurity in the country and condemned the violent attack on the camp.

UN envoy commends South Sudanese opposition commanders’ plan to prevent rape

10 November 2015 – The United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict today commended 54 ranking members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Sudan People’s Liberation Army-in Opposition (SPLA-IO) for signing “explicit undertakings” to prevent conflict-related sexual violence.

Affordable vaccine brings Africa near elimination of meningitis A – UN health agency

10 November 2015 – Scientists have found that 90 per cent of individuals vaccinated with a meningitis A vaccine costing less than 50 cents a dose had protective antibodies in their system 5 years later, bringing Africa close to elimination of the “highly feared’ disease on the continent, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today.