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Central African Republic: UN study warns crisis devastating economy, livelihoods

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Posted by admin 137 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) is devastating the economy and people's ability to secure basic necessities, says a new joint United Nations assessment, which warns that as the violence continues and the rains set in, providing the type of broad action needed to halt the country's downward spiral is becoming more difficult and expensive "with every passing day."

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South Sudan: UN mission reaffirms commitment to protecting civilians at bases

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Posted by admin 135 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said today that since the hostilities that erupted between the Government and opposition forces last December, an average of 75,000 civilians have found refuge from violence in UN bases across the country.

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Security Council urges holding of peaceful, credible polls in Guinea-Bissau

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Posted by admin 140 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations Security Council has urged all national stakeholders in Guinea-Bissau to facilitate the conduct of peaceful and credible elections on 13 April, when citizens of the West African nation will participate in long-delayed president and legislative elections.

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Central African Republic: UN says Chadian soldiers responsible for deadly Bangui attack

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Posted by admin 140 days ago (http://www.un.org)
A preliminary investigation by the United Nations human rights office into the deadly events that took place on 29 March in a suburb of Bangui, the crisis-riven capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), has found that Chadian soldiers killed some 30 civilians and seriously wounded more than 300 in an indiscriminate attack on a crowded market.

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Head of UN agency defending press freedom denounces murder of Egyptian journalist

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Posted by admin 143 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today denounced the recent murder of Egyptian journalist Mayada Ashraf and called on the Government to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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Stepped-up attacks in Central African Republic prompt UN call for more peacekeepers

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Posted by admin 143 days ago (http://www.un.org)
With the Central African Republic (CAR) capital of Bangui having relapsed into wider violence, the United Nations human rights office today urged States to support the world body's appeal for thousands more peacekeepers and police.

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UN health agency working to contain Ebola outbreak in Guinea

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Posted by admin 143 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The number of suspected and confirmed cases of Ebola (EVD) in Guinea has jumped from 103 to 122 in just three days, with 80 confirmed deaths, said the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), which will now focus on preventing further transmissions of the often fatal disease.

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As delayed Guinea-Bissau vote nears, UN panel stresses need for free, fair polls

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Posted by admin 143 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations panel dealing with peacebuilding efforts in Guinea-Bissau today welcomed the successful preparations for the country's upcoming legislative and presidential elections and called on all stakeholders to cooperate in ensuring that the polls are free and fair.

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