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Crowded living conditions at the UN Protection of Civilians site, Malakal, South Sudan. Photo: IOM/Bannon South Sudan’s political process ‘not dead’ but needs ‘resuscitation’ — UN envoy
25 April 2017

The political process in South Sudan is not dead but requires significant resuscitation, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the crisis-torn country told the Security Council today.

 
Special Representative for Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto (left) and Abdul Basir Anwar, Afghanistan's Minister of Justice, launch new report on the country's progress in addressing corruption. Photo: UNAMA/Fardin Waezi Afghanistan makes progress in fighting corruption, yet enormous challenges remain — new UN report
25 April 2017

While enormous challenges remain, Afghanistan authorities have made headway in their fight against corruption, according to a United Nations report released today, which also finds that the country is making progress in other areas, such as restoring institutional control over the delivery of public services.

 
Photo: IRIN Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan tortured, ill-treated in government facilities – UN
24 April 2017

A record number of people detained by Afghan police say that have been tortured or ill-treated in the past year, according to a new United Nations report, which notes however that the Afghan Government has committed to eliminating torture and ill-treatment in national detention facilities.

 
After recent skirmishes left thousands displaced, many civilians continue to seek safety in different locations in Wau, South Sudan. Photo: Nektarios Markogiannis/UNMISS Accountability for rights abuses in South Sudan 'more important than ever,' says senior UN official
23 April 2017

A lack of accountability for crimes perpetrated during the ongoing conflict in South Sudan remains one of the country's “biggest challenges,” the Human Rights Director for the United Nations Mission (UNMISS) said today as he wrapped up a visit to the north-western Wau region.

 
View of government buildings in Yaoundé, capital of Cameroon. Photo: World Bank/Flore de Preneuf UN envoy welcomes restored Internet service in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions
21 April 2017

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa was relieved to learn that Cameroon President Paul Biya instructed that full internet services be restored in the North-West and South-West Regions of Cameroon.

 
A MONUSCO aircraft at Ndjili Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: MONUSCO/Myriam Asmani UN seeks more ‘cost-effective’ flight logistics in peacekeeping, political missions
20 April 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres today launched an initiative to boost efficiency of United Nations planes and flights, as it was revealed that the Organization spent close to $750 million from 2015 to 2016 on air assets in its peacekeeping and political missions.

 
Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), briefs the Security Council. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Political momentum must be renewed if Libya’s challenges are to be addressed — UN envoy
19 April 2017

It is more important than ever to forge unity within Libya, the United Nations envoy for the country told the Security Council today, while he called on Libyan stakeholders to regain the optimism generated by the 2015 Political Agreement, which has faded and is being replaced by «frustration and disappointment.»

 
Secretary-General António Guterres (at podium, right) and Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, address the press following the signing of a Joint UN-AU Framework for Enhancing Partnerships on Peace and Security. UN Photo/Manuel Elias UN, African Union sign new partnership framework to better respond to evolving challenges
19 April 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the Chairperson of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, today signed a new landmark framework to strengthen partnership between the two organizations on peace and security pillars and better respond to the changing dimensions and evolving challenges of peace operations.

 
Women displaced by fighting in Juba, South Sudan, queue to fill containers with water after UNICEF delivered 100,000 litres of safe water to the site, where many residents had resorted drinking from a nearby stream. UNICEF/UN025202/Irwin Peacekeepers in South Sudan working to strengthen protection of civilians — UN chief
19 April 2017

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has done «significant work» to more effectively protect civilians and respond in case of a crisis, Secretary-General António Guterres has said in a letter to the President of the UN Security Council.

 
A UN team in the town of Tshimbulu in Kasai Central province, DRC, where 15 of the mass graves were found. (File) Photo: MONUSCO/Biliaminou Alao Discovery of more mass graves reveal 'unfolding horror' in DR Congo – UN rights chief
19 April 2017

Raising alarm over increasing reports of serious human rights violations in the Kasai Central and Kasai Oriental provinces of Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations human rights chief underscored that the scale and nature of the allegations could warrant an investigation by an international mechanism, such as the International Criminal Court.

 

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