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Top UN relief official in Somalia appeals for scaled-up assistance in newly opened areas

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Posted by admin 7 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Just back from an assessment mission in southern regions of Somalia, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the country has underscored that while relief supplies are reaching the areas “after years of isolation,” much work lay ahead for people to rebuild their lives in the towns of Baardheere and Diinsoor, in the Gedo and Bay regions, respectively.

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Mauritania: UN expert welcomes new anti-slavery law, says effective enforcement is key

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Posted by admin 8 days ago (http://www.un.org)
While applauding the adoption of a new anti-slavery law in Mauritania that doubles, from 10 to 20 years, the maximum prison sentence for slavery crimes and creates special prosecution tribunals for slavery-like practices, a United Nations expert today cautioned that “this welcome development needs to be followed by its full implementation.”

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UN human rights chief urges end to ‘endemic impunity’ for violations in Darfur

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Posted by admin 8 days ago (http://www.un.org)
A new United Nations report paints a grim picture of “systemic failure, or outright refusal” by authorities in Darfur to take human rights violations seriously and points to the failure of initiatives taken so far by the Government to combat “endemic impunity.”

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UN reports new allegations of sexual misconduct by peacekeepers in Central African Republic

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Posted by admin 10 days ago (http://www.un.org)
A series of new “disturbing” allegations of misconduct in the Central African Republic were announced today by the Deputy Special Representative and Deputy Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the country (MINUSCA).

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Libya: UN agency helps country upgrade response to boats in distress of its coast

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Posted by admin 10 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Following a spate of deadly shipwrecks of the coast of Libya, the UN refugee agency has announced that it has set up a forum to improve the country’s response to boats in distress its waters by streamlining information sharing and coordination with international organizations.

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UN and partners urge resolution to crisis after Somali legislators approve motion to impeach President

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Posted by admin 9 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Envoys from the United Nations and other international organizations today joined to express deep concern that a parliamentary motion to impeach Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud would impede progress on the country’s peace and State-building goals.

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Central African Republic: UN mission determined to ‘stamp out’ sexual exploitation by peacekeepers

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Posted by admin 8 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Condemning all cases of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by its personnel, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) today said that it is determined to “stamp out” this “extremely seriously problem.”

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Guinea-Bissau: Security Council says dialogue key to peaceful resolution of country's crisis

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Expressing concern over the current political developments in Guinea-Bissau, the United Nations Security Council has called on leaders to seek dialogue and consensus in resolving the crisis in the interest of peace in the country.

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