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Injured being being medivac from a MINUSMA camp in Aguelhok, Kidal region of Mali. Photo: MINUSMA Mali: UN mission condemns attack on Kidal base that kills one ‘blue helmet’
24 January 2017

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) today condemned the attack on its camp in the country’s restive northern region of Kidal, which left one ‘blue helmet’ dead and two others seriously wounded.

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) with Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly, at the high-level dialogue on building sustainable peace for all. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Responses to global ills must integrate peace and sustainable development, UN Member States told
24 January 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today highlighted the importance of recognizing the links between sustainable development and sustaining peace amid such intertwined global challenges as rising inequality, protracted conflicts and climate change.

Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file) Secretary-General Guterres approves updated UN whistleblower protection policy
23 January 2017

Approving an updated United Nations whistleblower policy today, Secretary-General António Guterres is seeking to enhance protection for individuals who report possible misconduct or cooperate with duly authorized audits or investigations.

MINUSTAH peacekeepers provide security at a WFP distribution point in Jeremie, Haiti, which was severely impacted by Hurricane Matthew on Tuesday 4 October 2016. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH/Logan Abassi Three months after Hurricane Matthew, 1.5 million Haitians face hunger — UN agencies report
18 January 2017

While the number of Haitians facing hunger in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew has declined steadily in the three months since the deadly storm ripped through the tiny island nation, more than 1.5 million people nevertheless remain food insecure, the United Nations said today.

Rwandan Peacekeepers from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) patrol the streets of Gao, in northern Mali. UN Photo/Marco Dormino Mali: UN condemns suicide bombing of Gao military camp as ‘direct attack’ on peace process
18 January 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the suicide-vehicle attack earlier today perpetrated against a military camp in the northern Mali city of Gao that reportedly left at least 50 people dead and dozens injured.

A resident of the town of Merger, an hour outside of Port au Prince, Haiti, fills his container at the water capture and distribution project. Photo: Logan Abassi/MINUSTAH Donor 'consortium' needed to bolster Haiti's long-term recovery and eradicate cholera, UN adviser says
17 January 2017

A senior United Nations adviser called today for a new “consortium” of donors committed to improving Haiti's water supply and sanitation services to help finally eradicate cholera from the island, in support of the newly-elected President Jovenel Moïse.

Children have been killed, raped and abducted in a series of recent attacks in South Sudan’s Unity State. Photo: UNICEF/Porter Killings, rapes in South Sudan continued 'unabated' after July 2016 violence, UN reports
16 January 2017

Hundreds of people were killed in South Sudan during an outbreak of violence last July and more than 200 people were raped, according to a United Nations report today released which emphasizes the need for accountability and justice for those human rights violations.

The visiting UN Security Council delegation tours Protection of Civilian sites 1 and 3 and discusses the current situation and the way forward for the peace process in September 2016. Photo: UNMISS/Eric Kanalstein UN mission in South Sudan confirms discussions on regional protection force continuing
15 January 2017

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has confirmed that it continues its discussions with the transitional national unity Government on a 4,000-strong regional protection force, which was authorized by the Security Council last August but has yet to be deployed.

Mohammed Ibn Chambas (centre), Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), in the Security Council Chamber before his briefing to the Council. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Amid progress in West Africa and the Sahel, UN envoy warns of region’s political challenges
13 January 2017

Briefing the Security Council on the situation in West Africa and the Sahel region, a senior United Nations official cited a «rising tide of democracy» throughout the continent, noting that a number of countries had recently held elections which largely complied with electoral norms and standards, upholding their status a model in the region and beyond.

A man walks through rubble of collapsed buildings in downtown Port au Prince, Haiti, which was rocked by a massive earthquake, on Tuesday 12 January 2010, devastating the city and leaving thousands dead. Photo: MINUSTAH/Marco Dormino Paying tribute to earthquake victims, UN adviser says ‘Haiti on its path to political stability’
12 January 2017

Marking the seventh anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti, a United Nations special adviser today paid tribute to the victims of the catastrophe which claimed the lives of 200,000 Haitians, as well as 102 UN personnel.


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