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Government of Haiti has launched a vaccination campaign against cholera that aims to reach 400,000 people in 2016. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH/Logan Abassi Haiti: UN agencies support Government in vaccination campaign against cholera
25 May 2016

Two United Nations agencies said today they are supporting the Government of Haiti in a vaccination campaign against cholera that aims to reach 400,000 people in 2016.

 
The African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Sector West Child Protection Unit (CPU) at Krinding (1) Camp for internally displaced persons in El-Geneina, west Darfur, distributed vests inscribed with messages that promote the protection of children as part of its campaign. Photo: Elsadig Daud/UNAMID African Union ‘most important partner,’ UN peacekeeping chief tells Security Council
24 May 2016

The Security Council today stressed the importance of strengthening the existing cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union (AU), a regional organization described by a senior UN official as «the most important peacekeeping partner.»

 
Special Representative and head of the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) Maman Sidikou (centre) greeting children of Oicha, North Kivu. Photo: MONUSCO/Abel Kavanagh DR Congo: UN envoy urges ‘patriotic reawakening’ to ease rising political tensions
23 May 2016

The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has expressed deep concern about the increasing political tensions in some parts of the Central African country, urging both the majority and opposition sides to reawaken their patriotism.

 
Children in Haiti cooling off. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH/Logan Abassi With hottest April on record, streak of above-average global temperatures continues — UN
20 May 2016

Global temperature records were broken yet again in April for the 12th consecutive month, the longest such streak since global record-taking began in 1880, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported today.

 
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presents the FEATURE: Family of UN peacekeeper who saved hundreds of lives in Rwanda shares memories of their father, husband
19 May 2016

On 31 May 1994, as Rwanda was descending into chaos, Captain Mbaye Diagne, a military observer at the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMIR), was in the capital, Kigali, driving back to the base when a mortar fell near his vehicle. Just 12 days from finishing up his service, he died instantly.

 
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lays a wreath at a ceremony at UN Headquarters for fallen peacekeepers. UN Photo/Mark Garten Peacekeeping ‘flagship of the UN enterprise,’ Ban says ahead of Day honouring ’blue helmets’
19 May 2016

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today led an inaugural ceremony to award the «Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage» as New York Headquarters observed the International Day of UN Peacekeepers.

 
Senegalese police officers serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), patrol the streets of the city of Gao, in Mali. UN Photo/Marco Dormino Mali: Ban condemns attack on UN convoy that killed five peacekeepers
19 May 2016

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned yesterday's deadly attack that killed five peacekeepers and injured three others of the UN mission in Mali, his spokesman said in a statement.

 
A young boy writes in his maths book in the Tomping Protection of Civilians site, on the base of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Juba, the capital. Photo: UNICEF/Christine Nesbitt Unique education fund to be launched next week at UN World Humanitarian Summit
16 May 2016

At next week’s World Humanitarian Summit, more than 100 of the world’s leading countries, companies and philanthropists will join forces to create a «major breakthrough» in the effort to assist millions of children who’s education has been disrupted by conflicts and natural disasters, the United Nations envoy for education announced today.

 
Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Zahir Tanin, briefs the Security Council. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Kosovo still faces ‘hard-nosed realities,’ but is vital for European security — UN envoy
16 May 2016

Unemployment, inequality, and the challenges of developing a productive economy to meet global development goals and overcome legacies of impunity, are among the «hard-nosed realities» facing Kosovo, the head of the United Nations political mission there said today, calling for international involvement to help Kosovo’s institutions, and the wider region as a whole, overcome such obstacles.

 
Officials in Haiti begin counting ballots at the end of polling on election day, 9 August 2015. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH/Logan Abassi Security Council 'deeply disappointed' over failed election deadlines in Haiti
14 May 2016

The United Nations Security Council has expressed its deep disappointment that Haitian actors failed to meet the election and inauguration deadlines agreed upon in the February political accord, calling on all actors to ensure the prompt return to constitutional order.

 

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