The Security Council today, by recorded vote, adopted a resolution extending for one year the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), emphasizing «the urgent need for the mission to return to full functionality.»
The United Nations Security Council today renewed the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in CĂ´te d’Ivoire for a final period, extending it until the end of June next year, and also decided to terminate all arms, travel and financial sanctions against the country, with immediate effect.
The United Nations has strongly condemned an attack that took place on 25 April against the compound of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Bentiu, where a rocket-propelled grenade landed inside the perimeter of the compound and partly damaged one of the containers located in the humanitarian hub.
From its leadership on major United Nations bodies to its peacekeepers in the field, development aid and defence of human rights, Austria is a very important, vital member of the world community, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said during an address to the Parliament of Austria earlier today in Geneva.
The most senior United Nations official in Libya today said he is deep concerned by recent incursions by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) into Libya’s oil crescent region and by attacks carried on oil fields.
The United Nations Security Council today extended until 31 July the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), determining that the situation in the country constitutes a threat to international peace and security.
The arrival in Juba of First Vice-President-designate Riek Machar should open a new chapter for South Sudan and allow «the real transition to begin,» the United Nations peacekeeping chief said today, stressing that the security situation in the country, however, remains precarious amid a worsening humanitarian and human rights situation.
Deeply concerned that the agreed upon date for holding elections in Haiti was not met over the weekend and that no alternate electoral calendar was announced, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his strong support for the completion, «without delay,» of the 2015 polls.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the assassination of Brigadier General Athanase Kararuza, his wife and daughter today in the crisis-torn country’s capital, Bujumbura.
The head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has expressed serious concern about rising political tensions in some parts of the country.
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