Africa

Africa

19 April 2017
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On 19 April 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat convened the first United Nations-African Union Annual Conference, at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

18 April 2017

The International Organization on Migration reports that nearly 9,000 migrants were rescued over the past long weekend by individual NGOs and by the international flotilla in the Mediterranean Sea.  The rescued migrants were mostly Africans, but there was also a large number of people from Bangladesh.

11 April 2017

The International Organization for Migration warned today that hundreds of migrants are being held under “slave market” conditions in North Africa.  Describing the situation as “dire”, the agency also reported several cases in which migrants have been kidnapped in exchange for ransom.

3 April 2017
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki announced today the appointment of Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo of South Africa as Joint Special Representative and Head of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

26 March 2017
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Following is UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s message to the closing of the eighteenth session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa (RCM), delivered by Frank Schroeder, in Dakar on 26 March:

9 March 2017
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Briefing on the heels of the Security Council’s recent visit to Africa’s Lake Chad Basin — beset by development challenges, looming famine and the brutal tactics of Boko Haram — the mission’s co-Chairs emphasized today the need for an enhanced and holistic response to the subregion’s largely neglected crisis.

9 March 2017

The Secretary-General’s new report “Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: A New Approach” focuses on victims’ rights and dignity; more transparent reporting and investigation; multi-stakeholder network support for prevention and response efforts; raising awareness and sharing best practices.

9 March 2017
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Following is UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s briefing to the Security Council on the Lake Chad Basin, in New York today:

8 March 2017
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The Central African Convention for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, their Ammunition and all Parts and Components that can be used for their Manufacture, Repair and Assembly (Kinshasa Convention) enters into force today, today.

2 March 2017

The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, in a statement issued today, condemned the firing yesterday of a rocket from Gaza towards Israel. This is the third such incident in the past 30 days after a period of almost four months of quiet.  Such provocations seek only to undermine peace, he said.

25 February 2017
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

24 February 2017
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The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Volodymyr Yelchenko (Ukraine):

24 February 2017
SC/12733

On 17 February 2017, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic held informal consultations to consider the progress update of the Panel of Experts, submitted in pursuance of paragraph 23(d) of resolution 2262 (2016).

23 February 2017
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Tesfay Gidey Hailemichael of Ethiopia as Force Commander for the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).

22 February 2017
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Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Michael Keating, Special Representative of the Secretary-General, to the inaugural ceremony for Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmajo”, in Mogadishu today:

21 February 2017
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of François Louncény Fall of Guinea as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA).

16 February 2017
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

10 February 2017
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The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Volodymyr Yelchenko (Ukraine):

1 February 2017
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The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Volodymyr Yelchenko (Ukraine):

30 January 2017
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s remarks to the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa today: