Mali

Mali

14 May 2018

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, visited the town of Bikoro in north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo today to assess the response to the current Ebola outbreak.  WHO is deploying experts and coordinating partners as well as providing supplies and equipment to the area.

4 May 2018
SC/13324

At its 71st Meeting, on 4 May 2018, the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, in connection with the examination of the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Mali (document S/2018/136), covering the period from January 2014 to June 2017, agreed to convey the following messages through a public statement by the Chair of the Working Group:

17 April 2018

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced today that Chile had just acceded to the international conventions on statelessness.  The Office commended the country’s commitment to promote the fundamental right to nationality.

16 April 2018

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the killing of three Ecuadorian newspaper staff workers:  Javier Ortega, Paul Rivas and Efrain Segarra.  The three workers, employed by the newspaper El Comercio, were kidnapped on 26 March, near the border between Ecuador and Colombia.

15 April 2018
SC/13298-PKO/727

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gustavo Meza-Cuadra (Peru):

15 April 2018
SG/SM/18991-PKO/726

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

11 April 2018
SC/13290

Despite an ever-precarious security situation that had claimed the lives of civilians and United Nations peacekeepers alike, the peace process in Mali was making headway along a timetable leading to elections later in 2018, the Secretary‑General’s Special Representative in that country told the Security Council today.

11 April 2018

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that, in the last 48 hours, the largest United Nations medical shipment to have entered Gaza since the beginning of 2018 has provided hospitals there with lifesaving drugs and other supplies to meet urgent medical needs.  It will help respond to the needs of 100,000 children and mothers.

6 April 2018

A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme found that solar energy dominated global investment like never before in 2017.  Investment in solar power grew by 18 per cent to $160.8 billion, surpassing new investments in coal and gas.

6 April 2018
SC/13283-PKO/721

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gustavo Meza-Cuadra (Peru):

6 April 2018
SG/SM/18977-PKO/722

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

5 April 2018
SG/SM/18976-PKO/720

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

5 April 2018
SC/13281-PKO/719

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gustavo Meza-Cuadra (Peru):

22 March 2018

The Global Report on Food Crises, published today, sounded an alarm regarding surging levels of acute hunger.  Some 124 million people in 51 countries were affected by acute food insecurity in 2017 — 11 million more than in 2016.

19 March 2018

Humanitarian needs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have doubled over the last year, with 13 million people in need of assistance, in a context of persistent insecurity and bureaucratic impediments, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council today after a visiting mission.

5 March 2018
SC/13235

On 28 February 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2374 (2017) concerning Mali held informal consultations to consider the first interim update of its Panel of Experts, submitted in accordance with paragraph 11 of resolution 2374 (2017).

2 March 2018

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said the arrival of migrants in Italy — the most active route for those leaving North Africa for Europe — hit a five-year low:  5,247 for the first two months of 2018, versus some 13,000 for the same period last year.  IOM attributed the drop, in part, to voluntary humanitarian returns from detention centres in Libya.

1 March 2018

The Food and Agriculture Organization Food Price Index for February found that rising world prices for staple grains and dairy products more than offset lower prices for vegetable oils, leading global food commodity prices up 1.1 per cent.  FAO also lowered projections for global wheat harvests this year.

28 February 2018

The United Nations Children’s Fund expressed deep sadness over the killing of its colleague, along with five other education workers, on 25 February in the north-western region of the Central African Republic, near Markounda, a remote area close to the Chadian border.

28 February 2018
SC/13232-PKO/708

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Mansour Ayyad Sh. A. Alotaibi (Kuwait):