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

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Posted by admin 17 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 17 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 17 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 20 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 20 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 20 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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Burundi: UN chief urges calm amid country&#39s political crisis

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Posted by admin 19 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Amid reports of political upheaval in Burundi, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called urgently today on all parties in the country to exercise calm and restraint, and reminded the country's leaders of the need to preserve peace and stability.

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Rebel group responsible for ‘grave violations’ in DR Congo massacres, says UN report

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Posted by admin 19 days ago (http://www.un.org)
A United Nations human rights report released today says that a Uganda-based rebel group has committed grave violations of international humanitarian law in crisis-riven north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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