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A view of thousands of internally displaced people at Bangui’s airport, Central African Republic (CAR). Many of the new arrivals in eastern Cameroon say they fled from Bangui to escape clashes. Photo: UNHCR/B. Ntwari Senior UN officials welcome signing of Central African Republic ceasefire
24 July 2014

Senior United Nations officials have welcomed the signing of an agreement on the cessation of hostilities by the parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) and highlighted the need to follow this up with national reconciliation and reconstruction efforts.

Nicholas Haysom, Deputy Special Representatives for Afghanistan and Mark Bowden, visit premises of  Independent Election Commission’s (IEC), which is conducting the audit of the results of the Presidential election run-off. Photo: Sayed Muhammad Shah/UNAMA Amid audit delay, UN in Afghanistan proposes criteria for ordering recounts
24 July 2014

As the audit of the Afghan presidential election resumed today, the United Nations proposed a set of criteria to the country’s main electoral body for separating valid votes from fraudulent ballots cast in the June presidential run-off.

Refugees and returnees who have fled Boko Haram violence in Borno State, Nigeria, sheltering in Niger's Guesseré village on the border. Photo: IRIN/Anna Jefferys Nigeria: UN envoy condemns renewal of heinous Boko Haram attacks on civilians
24 July 2014

The United Nations envoy for West Africa today strongly condemned the latest killing of civilians reportedly by the Boko Haram group in two Nigerian regions.

Special Representative Jan Kubis pays visit to Independent Election Commission (IEC) headquarters where the audit is taking place. Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA Afghanistan to resume election audit on Thursday, UN confirms
23 July 2014

The physical audit of the votes cast in Afghanistan’s run-off presidential election is due to resume tomorrow, the United Nations today confirmed after a meeting with Afghan electoral commission officials.

Ellen Margrethe LØj (file photo) UN Photo/Staton Winter Ban appoints former head of UN Liberia mission to lead operation in South Sudan
23 July 2014

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon today announced the appointment of Ellen Margrethe LØj of Denmark as his top official in South Sudan, replacing Hilde Johnson.

Severely malnourished refugee child from the Central African Republic at a feeding centre in Batouri hospital, Cameroon. Photo: UNHCR/F.Noy UN agency renews call on donors to support Central African Republic refugees
22 July 2014

The United Nations refugee agency today called on donors to increase funding for programmes in neighbouring countries hosting refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR).

Two small children walk hand-in-hand in the Castor Church displacement camp in Bangui, the Central African Republic capital. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2014-0276/Pierre Terdjman Ban urges Central Africans to seize reconciliation talks to usher in era of peace
21 July 2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the people of Central African Republic (CAR) to seize the opportunity of talks taking place in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, to advance reconciliation and «open a new page in their history.»

A family sitting inside a makeshift shelter at the UN compound in Malakal, Upper Nile State, South Sudan. Photo: OCHA UN condemns attack in South Sudan, calls for political negotiations to resume
20 July 2014

Following today's attack by opposition forces in South Sudan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the top United Nations official in the country are calling for all offensive operations to immediately end and for both sides to resume suspended peace talks.

A resident of Tayuri stands against a bullet-riddled wall of his house, part of which was destroyed during clashes in Libya. Photo: IRIN/Zahra Moloo Libya: UN mission condemns assassination of former parliament member
18 July 2014

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) today strongly condemned the assassination of former member of the General National Congress Fariha Barkawi.

The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) partnered with Haitian agencies in a joint pilot project to install water filtration systems and provide hygiene training in Cité Soleil. Photo: Nektarios Markogiannis UN/MINUSTAH FEATURE: Haiti witnesses declining cholera rates, significant gains in development
17 July 2014

Haiti, often cited as one of the least developed countries in the Western Hemisphere, has reached — or nearly reached — several of the Millennium Development Goals ahead of the 2015 deadline, according to a report launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) a month ago.


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