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The UN Mission in Haiti Community Violence Reduction section (CVR) undertakes a joint pilot project with the Direction Nationale de l’Eau Potable et de l’Assainissement (DINEPA) to install water filter systems and provide hygiene training in Cité Soleil, Port au Prince. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH/Nektarios Markogiannis In Haiti, Security Council spotlights opportunities for country's reform towards stability and development
24 June 2017

Wrapping up a three-day visit to Haiti, a Security Council delegation today stressed that it has accomplished the objectives of the mission, including a first-hand look into how best the United Nations could contribute to the country's lasting stability and development.

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, meeting with officials in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. Photo: Fardin Waezi / UNAMA INTERVIEW: Afghans need to see their Government taking the reins — UN envoy
23 June 2017

Afghans need to see their Government taking the reins for security in the country, delivering much needed services and creating jobs, says the United Nations envoy to the country, Tadamichi Yamamoto.  

Tadamichi Yamamoto, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), addresses the Security Council. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Afghan Government must work to build trust in an 'increasingly fragile environment' – UN envoy
21 June 2017

Warning that the recent surge of violent attacks in Afghanistan could signal a much worse and more fragile period ahead, the United Nations envoy for the country today called for urgent action to strengthen stability, including through improving the Government's credibility, and urged all parties to exercise restraint and avoid violence.

Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, briefs the Security Council on the situation in South Sudan. UN Photo/Manuel Elias The people of South Sudan are ‘desperate for peace,’ but political crisis persists — UN peacekeeping chief
21 June 2017

Deliberate actions by the Government and opposition armed forces as well as other actors to advance their political goals continue to severely undermine efforts to get the country back on the path to peace and development, the top United Nations peacekeeping official has warned.

A displaced woman from northern Mali in the Sahel, waits at a temporary shelter near Mopti's main bus station. Photo: UNDP/Nicolas Meulders UN Security Council welcomes deployment of regional force to restore stability in the Sahel
21 June 2017

The United Nations Security Council today welcomed the deployment by the so-called Group of Five (G5) – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – of a joint force to tackle the threat of terrorism, as well as the serious challenges posed by transnational organized crime in Africa's restive Sahel region.

A UN peacekeeper on patrol in Bria, Central African Republic. (file) UN Photo/Nektarios Markogiannis With armed groups spreading in Central African Republic, UN expert urges action
20 June 2017

The situation in the Central African Republic is “unsustainable,” an independent United Nations expert today warned, urging the Government to stop the spread of armed groups and increasing human rights violations.

Photo: MINUSMA Mali: UN condemns terrorist attack at hotel on the outskirts of Bamako
20 June 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack carried out at a hotel on the outskirts of Bamako on 18 June and offered his full support to the Government of Mali to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Women stand in a shelter for girls and women who have endured sexual and gender-based violence, in Mogadishu, Somalia. The shelter is run by the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre with UNICEF support. Photo: UNICEF/Holt 'Sexual violence is a threat to every individual's right to a life of dignity' – UN chief
19 June 2017

Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today paid tribute to the women, girls, men and boys who have suffered the atrocity of sexual violence in conflict, and reaffirmed “our global commitment to eliminate this scourge.”

A UNOCI peacekeeper inspects weapons collected by militia members as part of the DDR exercise in Côte d'Ivoire. (file) UN Photo/Ky Chung Disarming and reintegrating fighters into society key to sustaining peace – UN officials
19 June 2017

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the development of United Nations standards for having former combatants lay down weapons and reintegrate into society, senior UN officials today highlighted how crucial the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) processes are to sustaining peace.

Senegalese UNPOL Officers patrol the streets of Gao, Mali. Photo MINUSMA/Marco Dormino Terrorist attacks 'major' hurdle to peace in Mali, UN mission chief tells Security Council
16 June 2017

Despite progress towards peace in Mali, terrorist attacks remain a major obstacle, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping operation there told the Security Council today.


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