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MINUSCA peacekeepers on patrol in the Central African Republic. Photo: MINUSCA UN chief condemns killing of peacekeeper in Central African Republic
2 August 2015

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned today the killing of a peacekeeper from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

 
UNFICYP peacekeepers patrolling in Sector 1 in Cyprus. Photo: UNFICYP UN mission in Cyprus renewed for six months by Security Council
29 July 2015

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for six months, until 31 January 2016, and welcomed resumed negotiations between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders to reach a comprehensive settlement.

 
African Union peacekeepers in Mogadishu, Somalia. Photo: AU-UN IST/Stuart Price Security Council authorizes ongoing African Union deployment in Somalia, extends UN assistance mission
28 July 2015

The Security Council today authorized the Member States of the African Union to maintain the deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for an additional 10 months, until 30 May 2016.

 
Photo: UNODC UN human rights officials seriously concerned by verdicts in trial of former members of Qadhafi regime
28 July 2015

The verdicts in the trial of 37 Qadhafi regime officials, including against the former leader’s son, Saif al-Islam Qadhafi, handed down today by the Tripoli Court of Assize, has drawn serous concern from senior United Nations human rights officials in Libya, as well as in Geneva, amid fears the trial did not meet international standards on a number of fronts.

 
UN Under-Secretary-General for Public Information, Cristina Gallach, delivers speech on the 70th anniversary of the United Nations delivered at the United States National Archives. UN Photo At 70, UN remains 'real' to the lives of people worldwide, UN information chief says in Washington, D.C.
28 July 2015

From the lofty aims set out by of its founding Charter 70 years ago, to the life-saving work it undertakes today in peace and security, development and human rights, “the UN is real and critical to the day-to-day lives of so many people around the world,” the Organization's top public information official said today in Washington, D.C.

 
In accordance with its mandate, MENUB observes the electoral process in Burundi, before, during and after the elections of 2015.  Photo: MENUB UN mission finds overall environment in Burundi ‘not conducive’ to credible election process
27 July 2015

While the 21 July election in Burundi that won President Pierre Nkurunziza a controversial third term was relatively peaceful and conducted adequately, the overall environment was ‘not conducive’ for an inclusive, free and credible electoral process, the United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in the country (MENUB) announced today.

 
A street scene in Mogadishu, the Somali capital. Photo: AU-UN IST/Stuart Price Top UN official in Somalia condemns terrorist attack on hotel in Mogadishu
26 July 2015

The most senior United Nations official in Somalia has strongly condemned today's terrorist attack on Jazeera Hotel in Mogadishu that resulted in several deaths and injuries.

 
Humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien (centre) visiting the International Medical Corps clinic, in Juba, South Sudan, where patients from the Protection of Civilians site are treated for many conditions, including cholera. Photo: UNMISS/JC McIlwaine ‘Sanctity of life paramount,’ UN relief chief says in South Sudan, spotlighting need to protect civilians
23 July 2015

Mid-way through a four-day visit to assess the humanitarian situation in South Sudan, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator reviewed aid operations in the warn-torn country today, stressing that «everything» should be done to protect civilians from violence.

 
A girl looks out of her house window in Benghazi, Libya. Photo: UNSMIL (file) Libya: UN mission calls for immediate ceasefire as fresh violence erupts across country's southern region
23 July 2015

Deeply concerned by escalating violence in southern Libya, the United Nations Support Mission in the crisis-torn country called for an immediate ceasefire today amid fighting that has claimed dozens of lives in recent weeks and is a “further reminder of the chaos engulfing Libya and the need for the mainÂ…actors to move quickly to reach a political settlement.”

 
Press conference by Elzbieta Karska (left), head of the UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries and group member Gabor Rona. UN Photo/Mark Garten UN rights experts on use of mercenaries weigh ‘increasing activity’ of foreign fighters
23 July 2015

The United Nations expert group on the use of mercenaries today convened a discussion at UN Headquarters in New York to address the issue of the increasing activity of foreign fighters — particularly towards understanding their motivations — and its impact on human rights.

 

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