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Security Council establishes UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic

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Posted by admin 13 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: UN Security Council Country: Central African Republic SC/11349 Security Council 7153rd Meeting (AM) Resolution 2149 (2014) Mandates 15 September as Date for Transfer of Authority The Security Council today established a new peacekeeping mission for the Central African Republic for an initial period of one year, authorizing an initial deployment of up to 10,000 military and 1,800 poli

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Senior officials voice outrage at killing of two UN consultants in Somalia

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Posted by admin 16 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Senior United Nations officials today voiced outrage at the killing of two consultants working for the world body's arm dealing with drugs and crime who were shot by unknown gunmen in Somalia's Puntland region.

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In Kigali, Ban marks 20th anniversary of Rwandan genocide urging vigilance to prevent future atrocities

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Posted by admin 16 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Commemorating "one of the darkest chapters in human history," United Nations officials paid tribute this morning to the 800,000 men, women and children - overwhelmingly Tutsi, moderate Hutu and Twa - that were systematically killed 20 years ago in Rwanda, and urged the international community to work together and remain vigilant to prevent such atrocities from ever happening again.

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

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Posted by admin 16 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 14 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 19 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 19 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 22 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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