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South Sudan: UNICEF warns women and children being victimized ‘with frightening regularity’

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Posted by admin 73 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Almost two years since the eruption of the conflict in South Sudan, the situation continues to deteriorate with women and small children making up the majority of most recent casualties, a representative from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the country said today.

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World must not ‘squander’ opportunity in Somalia, UN envoy tells Security Council

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Posted by admin 73 days ago (http://www.un.org)
While it is too soon to celebrate definitive success in Somalia, and while the situation remains challenging, progress is being made and the international community would be missing a strategic opportunity if it failed to realize how much is being achieved, the top United Nations in the country told the Security Council today.

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Security Council welcomes Central African Republic national forum, urges implementation of peace pact

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Posted by admin 77 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The Security Council has welcomed the recent national reconciliation forum held in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the inclusive, grassroots level in which the consultations were carried out, particularly by ensuring the participation of women, and called on the country's Transitional Authorities, with the support of the United Nations, to speedily implement the forum's outcomes.

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Libya: UN mission urges end to abduction of civilians, warns of criminal liability for such acts

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Posted by admin 77 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Armed groups across Libya are responsible for abductions of civilians including minors on account of their actual or perceived origin, opinion, family and political affiliation, the United Nations mission in the country said today.

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Ban hails Mali peace agreement as ‘important step’ towards stability

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Posted by admin 77 days ago (http://www.un.org)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the signature of a peace agreement between the Government of Mali and members of the Plateforme coalition of armed groups in a key step towards bringing stability and security back to the beleaguered country.

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UN health agency draws lessons from Ebola to prepare roadmap for future epidemics

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Posted by admin 80 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The World Health Organization (WHO) today concluded a meeting on Ebola research and development to look at lessons learned from the outbreak and develop a roadmap for future epidemics so that “we can be better prepared, faster, and more effective” in the next global health emergency.

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International community must be proactive in helping Libya restore peace – ICC Prosecutor

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Posted by admin 80 days ago (http://www.un.org)
With the security situation in Libya quickly deteriorating, the international community must be more proactive in exploring solutions in order to tangibly help the North African nation restore stability and strengthen accountability, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) told the United Nations Security Council today.

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UN mission ‘strongly deplores’ deteriorating tensions in Sudan’s Darfur region

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Posted by admin 80 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The joint United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has strongly deplored “the rapid deterioration of tensions” between the Rezeigat and Ma’alia tribes as both parties continue to engage each other in a series of armed confrontations which have resulted in dozens of casualties.

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