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Boko Haram ‘weakened’ but still committing ‘horrendous’ acts, says UN regional envoy

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Posted by admin 95 days ago (http://www.un.org)
As the Security Council met this morning to discuss threats to international peace and security caused by terrorism, top United Nations officials briefed the 15-member body on the impact of Boko Haram in Nigeria and beyond, warning of the group’s intensified violence and brutality.

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UN envoy says Libya latest peace talks have gone ‘well beyond what we have expected’

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Posted by admin 98 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Libyan stakeholders have reached a consensus on a range of issues – including on the need for a unity government and security arrangements – and are now convinced that there is a political solution to the country’s crisis, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Bernardino Léon, said at the conclusion of the latest round of peace talks which he praised for making “very important p

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UN rights office welcomes Malawi leader’s condemnation of attacks on people with albinism

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Posted by admin 98 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations Human Rights office today welcomed Malawi President Peter Mutharika's strong statement condemning the recent spate of attacks on people with albinism in his country and urged that the measures he outlined to arrest those responsible for such attacks and better protect albinos be launched “without delay.”

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UN condemns kidnaping of DR Congo refugees, urges their immediate release

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Posted by admin 98 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has today strongly condemned the recent kidnapping of Congolese refugees by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), calling for an immediate release of those still in captivity.

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Ban calls on all Nigerians to ‘vote in large numbers’ ahead of Saturday’s elections

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Posted by admin 98 days ago (http://www.un.org)
On the eve of presidential and parliamentary elections in Nigeria, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all Nigerians to exercise their civic responsibility by going to the polls to vote in large numbers.

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Demanding &#39immediate&#39 ceasefire in Libya, Security Council extends UN mission in crisis-torn country

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Posted by admin 97 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Unanimously adopting two separate resolutions on Libya, the Security Council, in the first, called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire and extended the United Nations Support Mission there (UNSMIL) until 15 September, and in the second, adjusted the arms embargo on the country in light of the terrorist threat there.

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UN Somalia envoy condemns deadly terrorist attack on Mogadishu hotel

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Posted by admin 97 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The top United Nations official in Somalia has strongly condemned yesterday's terrorist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu city that resulted in the death of many civilians, including the Somali Federal Government's Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva, Ambassador Yusuf Bari-Bari.

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Welcoming peaceful Nigerian elections, Ban encourages patience as polls wrap up

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Posted by admin 96 days ago (http://www.un.org)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the people and Government of Nigeria on the largely peaceful and orderly conduct of yesterday's presidential and parliamentary elections.

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