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Libya: UN mission condemns latest ‘cowardly’ terror attack, urges political unity

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has strongly deplored a string of suicide car bombings that struck the eastern city of Al-Qubbah in the latest terror attack to afflict the war-torn country.

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UN Somalia envoy condemns ‘cruel and indiscriminate’ Al-Shabaab attack on Mogadishu hotel

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Nicholas Kay, has strongly condemned today’s attack on the Central Hotel in Mogadishu, which was claimed by Al-Shabaab.

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Following election delay, Ban calls on Nigerian government to uphold new date for polls

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly urged the Government of Nigeria to ensure that the new dates set for the country’s general elections are maintained following the vote’s recent postponement, according to the United Nations spokesperson’s office.

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UN health agency approves rapid test for Ebola, as decline in cases appears to level off

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today announced that it has approved for use a rapid diagnostic test kit for Ebola that can provide results in 15 minutes and correctly identify 92 percent of patients infected by the disease that has killed more than 9,400 people, mainly in West Africa.

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Conflict forces thousands to flee in Darfur, UN humanitarian office reports

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Posted by admin 12 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Some 41,000 people have been forced to flee conflict in Darfur so far this year, according to the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which warned that needs for the displaced have been significantly higher because relief agencies have been largely denied access to areas where some of the heaviest fighting is reportedly taking place.

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UN campaign aims to educate children forced out of school by war in South Sudan

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Posted by admin 12 days ago (http://www.un.org)
A new campaign launched by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) aims to bring education opportunities to 400,000 children whose schooling has been interrupted by the conflict in South Sudan.

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Security Council extends UN Guinea-Bissau office for another year

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Posted by admin 13 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau, known as UNIOGBIS, so that it can continue to assist in tackling a range of political, security and development challenges in the country.

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UN agriculture agency to provide urgent assistance to drought-stricken Cape Verde

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Posted by admin 13 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced that it will provide urgently needed food crop seeds, animal feed and drip irrigation equipment to help thousands of people in drought-stricken Cape Verde, while also helping to build resilience and make agriculture less dependent on unpredictable rains.

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