Afghanistan

Afghanistan

17 September 2018
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Amid the recent rise in civilian casualties inside Afghanistan, decisions made now ahead of elections in October will have far‑reaching implications for the country’s future and play a key role in advancing the peace process, the senior United Nations official in that country told the Security Council today.

11 September 2018

The Secretary-General, en route to Ghana for the memorial service for the late former Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, called Mr. Annan “a man who embodied United Nations values” and was a voice for the voiceless who did not shy away from the most challenging issues, but worked to bridge differences.

11 September 2018
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

11 September 2018
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The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Nikki R. Haley (United States):

7 September 2018
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Ingrid Hayden of Australia as his Deputy Special Representative (Political) for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

6 September 2018

The United Nations peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan reports that a military court handed down lengthy sentences today after finding 10 Government soldiers guilty of violence against civilians at the Terrain Hotel in the capital, Juba, in July 2016.  In a statement, the Mission notes that the trial’s outcome sends a powerful message that other would-be offenders will be prosecuted and punished.

6 September 2018
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

5 September 2018

Jamie McGoldrick, Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, called today for urgent funding to restore depleted supplies of emergency fuel for essential services in the Gaza Strip.  Within a week, Al Aqsa Hospital in the Middle Area of the Gaza Strip may have to shut down, and, without fuel, some 300,000 people will potentially be affected by serious public health concerns.

27 August 2018
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The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Karen Pierce (United Kingdom):

20 August 2018

The Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory called on donors to immediately provide funding for emergency fuel to prevent emergency services in the Gaza Strip from shutting down.  To ensure that a minimum level of essential services continues through the end of the year, $4.5 million is required.

17 August 2018

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that an estimated 200 to 250 civilian casualties have been reported in Afghanistan following recent fighting in Ghazni, which damaged the water system and electricity services.  In support of Government efforts, humanitarian partners are on standby to scale up activities once safe, secure access is ensured for aid workers and people in need.

16 August 2018
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

16 August 2018

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is providing logistical support and the World Health Organization is sending medical supplies and expertise to the Ministry of Health and its partners to facilitate ground operations in response to the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu Province.

15 August 2018
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

15 August 2018
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The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Karen Pierce (United Kingdom):

15 August 2018

Leading the response to the regional refugee crisis related to the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration have launched regional appeals of $46 million and $32 million respectively to help Governments and host communities.

13 August 2018

A new United Nations report has urged Somalia to build on the significant gains made in its peace process over the last five years and to ensure that future elections are not marred by the human rights violations and abuses seen during the 2016-2017 electoral process.  It notes that, to date, only 2 of the 44 documented killings during that time have been investigated and prosecuted.

8 August 2018

Emergency fuel stocks at a number of critical health, water and sanitation facilities in the Gaza Strip have almost run out, creating enormous risks for the population, according to United Nations humanitarian personnel.  The immediate lack of fuel is due to Israeli restrictions on imports, which also apply to United Nations‑procured emergency fuel.

3 August 2018
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The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Karen Pierce (United Kingdom):

2 August 2018
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: