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MINUSMA peacekeepers on patrol in Mali. Photo: MINUSMA/Marco Dormino Mali: UN condemns attack which killed six peacekeepers
2 July 2015

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned today the attack against a convoy of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which killed six peacekeepers and injured five others.

UNMISS Indian Battalion conduct an operation to extract civilians who were stranded during fighting in the Upper Nile State capital Malakal, South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS/UN Military South Sudan: UN deplores deadly attack as tensions in country simmer
2 July 2015

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned a deadly attack against a United Nations 'protection-of-civilians' site in South Sudan amid a renewed flare-up of violence in the newfound nation.

In 1995, a government soldier reads out the names of soldiers who are confirmed survivors or escapees from the fallen city of Srebrenica. UNICEF/NYHQ1995-0553/LeMoyne Recalling 'responsibility to protect' UN pays tribute to victims of Srebrenica genocide
1 July 2015

During a high-level commemorative event in New York, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today paid tribute to the victims of the Srebrenica genocide, perpetrated 20 years ago, and which, he said, “will forever weigh on the collective conscience of the international community.”

Michael Møller (left) and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (March 2014). UN Photo/Evan Schneider Michael Møller of Denmark, appointed Director-General of the United Nations office at Geneva
30 June 2015

Michael Møller, of Denmark, was appointed today as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Laurie Norton Moffatt, Director and CEO of the Norman Rockwell Museum, view works at the exhibit opening. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Norman Rockwell’s art brings UN values to life, says Ban
30 June 2015

Opening a special ceremony at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the Organization is honoured to host a «one-of-a-kind» exhibition of UN-inspired paintings and artwork by legendary American illustrator Norman Rockwell.

South Sudanese refugees wait to be registered at a crossing into Ethiopia earlier in 2015. Photo: UNHCR/R. Riek New levels of 'brutality' in South Sudan, says UN rights report
30 June 2015

The South Sudanese armed forces may have committed widespread human rights abuses, including the alleged raping and immolation of women and girls, during the recent upsurge in fighting across the African State, according to a new report released by the United Nations mission in the country (UNMISS).

Blue Helmets from Burkina Faso on patrol in Ber, a village north east of Timbuktu, Mali. Photo MINUSMA/Marco Dormino Extending mandate of UN mission in Mali, Security Council adds observers to monitor fresh ceasefire
29 June 2015

The Security Council today extended the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for one year, within the authorized troop ceiling of 11,240 military personnel, including, for the first time, at least 40 military observers to monitor and supervise the country’s newly agreed ceasefire.

Source: Unite4Heritage UNESCO unveils global campaign to counter deliberate destruction of cultural heritage
29 June 2015

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today launched the Global Coalition Unite for Heritage campaign, which aims to strengthen the mobilization of governments and all heritage stakeholders in the face of deliberate damage to cultural heritage, particularly in the Middle East.

Special Representative Nicholas Haysom briefs the UN Security Council on 22 June 2015 on the latest developments in Afghanistan. UN Photo/Mark Garten INTERVIEW: Afghanistan must not be forgotten amid more pressing crises, warns UN envoy
29 June 2015

The international community must not take its “eye off the ball” when it comes to Afghanistan, the top United Nations envoy there has warned, noting that the country faces numerous challenges that will take quite a bit of time to tackle.

Special Representative Bernardino León (centre) speaks to Libyan parties meeting in Morocco. Photo: UNSMIL Libya talks 'very positive,' reports UN envoy, pointing towards preliminary political accord this week
29 June 2015

The United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative for Libya, Bernardino León, announced today that there is a political agreement amongst the parties on the majority of the elements of the draft proposal they are considering, and he hoped to have them initial it later this week.


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